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14 February 2015 @ 12:29 pm
Am I missing something?  

How do people wear underwires? I've always found them uncomfortable and decided, after 20 years, to try them again and they're just as uncomfortable as I remember them. Am I missing a trick, because it's so hard to buy bras that DON'T have underwires. So clearly most people must tolerate them.
Jadiajadia on February 14th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
My trick was to go to the nice people at Nordstrom who were so good about listening to me and found bras that i still wear now. I never wore underwires before those.

The thing is that if an underwire doesn't fit perfectly its horrible. I'm still not sure why an underwire is better than an nonunderwire but like you say, you can't find other kinds any more.
blkblk on February 16th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)
> if an underwire doesn't fit perfectly its horrible.

This is the key thing. And the other key thing is that boobs are weird and bodies are ALL kinds of different, so it's not just about finding the right size, but also the right cut, the right material, etc. I've tried on probably over a hundred different bras in the past few years in my search for what works for me, and I've mostly figured out what it is, but still have trouble finding great bras.

Patriciatrysha on February 14th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
It's all I have worn for years, anything else seems wrong or useless.

The key: Get a good and proper fitting - and not one at victoria's secret (they offer limited sizes and will fit you into something they have available usually)

I suggest going to intimacy at copley square (or some other place that has an amazingly wide selection of bra sizing), yes their bras are ridiculously expensive, but you don't have to buy them - you can get fitted there - and then go order online for much much cheaper prices.
champagne and formaldehydecoffeekitty on February 14th, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
i join you in being mystified by the damn things.
mathhobbitmathhobbit on February 14th, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
If you go to a fancy lingeree shopping place, I'd love to join you.
The Water Seekerplymouth on February 15th, 2015 06:16 am (UTC)
I really don't get bras at all in any form. Anything pressing against that spot where my boobs connect to my ribcage on the bottom makes me uncomfortable after about an hour or two. And a "well fitting" bra does absolutely nothing to help this since ALL bras contact there.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on February 15th, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
I wish I could go bra free, but if I'm doing something like jumping jacks, the little bit of discomfort from the band is far out weighed by the pain of my boobs trying to rip themselves off my chest.
The Water Seekerplymouth on February 16th, 2015 12:33 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, for high-impact sports I do wear a sportsbra, but that generally fits within the 1-2 hour range. I also wear less constrictive ones at other times for other reasons, but that doesn't mean I ever think they're comfortable. I just suffer.
unintentionally intimidatingcoraline on February 15th, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
it seems to REALLY depend on the size and shape of your breasts. people are different!

i find underwear bras very comfortable, but i totally believe the people who find them acutely uncomfortable. breasts are really complicated objects with many variables -- it's amazing any bras ever fit anyone without a lot of customization.

the trick is: different brands and styles fit differently. if you care (which i don't imply that you should), here are some resources: