When it comes to support, there is little doubt that an underwire bra is the best bra on the market. That being said, millions of women hate them for one reason. They are sick and tired of being poked by that underwire!
A bra is supposed to do three things for you. First, it is supposed to provide support. Second, it is supposed to be comfortable. Third, it is supposed to enhance your look if the type of outfit you are wearing calls for it. Underwire bras accomplish all of this with the exception of providing comfort if the underwire is poking you. So, is there anything you can do?
If you are sick of getting poked, the first thing to do is figure out why the underwire is jabbing you. Most of us will think the bra doesn’t fit our body type. This is actually incorrect in most situations. Professional bra consultants will tell you that a poking underwire is the sign of a bra that is too small for your breasts. Specifically, we are talking about the cup size. If the underwire pulls away from the middle of your chest, then the cups are definitely too small. Try moving up one cup size and seeing how that works. Yes, the cure to getting poked might be that easy!
Once you have a bra that actually fits, you need to take the necessary steps to take care of it. This means washing it in cold water only. If you throw your bras in with the rest of the laundry and use hot water, the material will shrink around the underwire and cause it to poke through. Once you put the bra on, you can guess what will be getting poked next – you!
To get the most out of your bra, you want to do a couple of things. First, use cold water. Second, wash your bras by hand. Third, let them air dry on a line. The goal here is to make your bras last. Treating them carefully at each step of the process will accomplish this for you. This means avoiding the rough and tumble processing of the washer and dryer.
Getting poked by your underwire bra is enough to drive any woman batty. Follow this guide and you should be able to eliminate the problem and get on with your life.