3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Looking Good, Feeling Great

Looking Good, Feeling Great Plus to Petite Shopping, the Home Spa, and Beauty Tips for Beautiful Chicks

can I take the wire out of my bra?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-25-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
committed
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 107

S/C/G: 299/147/120

Height: 5'2"

Default can I take the wire out of my bra?

What would happen if I took the wire out of my underwire bra? I've read that the support in a bra comes from the band, so what purpose does the wire serve, other than to press on my ribcage and drive me nuts?

I just had a bra fitting, and I LOVE this one, most especially the fact that it has "kicked in" straps that DO NOT fall off my shoulders!! Hallelujah!! But the wire presses on bone. I haven't been able, so far, to track down a softcup bra (38G) with these same straps.

So has anybody taken the wire out of their bra?
__________________
piper10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 300

Height: 5'4''

Default

My wire has come out on its own and as a large-chested person it had a major decrease in support.
popspry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 04:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Jen516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 643

S/C/G: 288/tkr/175? (Aug'10-Dec'11?)

Height: 5'9"

Default

I have a couple where the wire came out. They're still comfy to where around the house, but no where near as supportive for venturing out into the real world!
__________________

50lb by New Year's Challenge!

My blog: http://bit.ly/jen516blog
9 Minigoals - Pounds - Planned Date = Attained Date
5. Low Weight (Adult) - 229lb - 1/8/11 = 9-Feb-11
6. 25% lost - 216lb - 3/6/11 = 18-Jun-11
7. BMI under 30 - 202lb - 8/18/11 = ?
Jen516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,304

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

In my experience, it depends on the bra. I have yet to find a truly comfortable underwire bra, so whenever I've tried them, I usually ended up removing the wire, eventually. Some of the bras were just (or nearly) as supportive without the wire, while others became absolutely useless.

I buy the Cacique soft knit (t-shirt) bras from Lane Bryant (no underwire). They're crazy comfortable, and they support surprisingly well (I'm between a D and DD), but they stretch out really quickly (becoming even more comfortable, but more and more useless for support).

The Cacique brand also has a soft knit underwire that I plan on trying as soon as I lose a little more weight (the underwire style only goes to 46 and I need a 48 or 50, depending on the style).
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!

Last edited by kaplods : 10-25-2010 at 04:18 PM.
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 04:22 PM   #5
The journey begins...
 
JillyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 114

S/C/G: 215/see ticker/140

Height: 5'4"

Default

I personally cannot wear a soft cup bra. I am still young and the girls don't stay up without underwire! I am also a 36/38 C/D.
But everyone is different.
__________________
"When you become a mother you stop being the picture and become the frame."
This frame is about to become a whole lot sexier!!

JillyM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #6
Vegging out
 
dudesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: IL
Posts: 347

S/C/G: 268/ticker/148

Height: 5'6"

Default

I feel your pain because underwires are uncomfortable, but in my opinion, my girls look pretty sad and shapeless without the underwire!
__________________
Mini-goal for now: Get back on track!!!
One for every 5 lbs lost
dudesmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 05:24 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
odonnela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 242

S/C/G: 326/274/190

Height: 5'6"

Default

To piper10:
If your underwire is hurting then you still do not have the right bra on. It might be the right size, but its not the right style or right something. I am a 38DD...but I can't just wear any 38DD. I have to try them on and out of 20 bras I might find one that I feel meets all the criteria (confortable but supportive but not ugly).
It is true that most of the support comes from the band, but if you have a underwrire bra most of the rest of the support comes from there, if you have a soft cup bra you'll notice that there is a band under the cups - thats acting in place of the underwire thats not there.
If it fits properly you will not know there is an underwire - I swear. Currently I am wearing the Cacique minimizers from Lane Bryant. They no longer make them and if I lose any more weight I will be on the hunt for a new bra. I have 9 of these and its all I wear. I find that the minimizer style bras are the most comfortable and have the most support. I am a big girl with big boobs and I'm telling you, I can run in these bras and there is no bounce.
I really really encourage all of you to a) get a bra fitting so you know what size you are and b) try on lots and lots of bras in that size until you find the one thats perfect for you.
In the long run you will find that a properly fit underwire is much more supportive and comfortable than a soft cup.
And I sell insurance not bras LOL!!!
odonnela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
ghostgirl811's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 117

Height: 5'8

Default

i hate the ones with the wires but now for me its hard to find them without mainly because it seems like they only make them up to a 36 B, or at least around where i live its hard to find anything other then that and im a 40 D. But when i find them in my size i buy all of them lol the wire hurts me and i just dont like it.
ghostgirl811 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 07:33 PM   #9
Amazing will be me
 
lucky8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 768

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jen516 View Post
I have a couple where the wire came out. They're still comfy to where around the house, but no where near as supportive for venturing out into the real world!
i agree , take the wire out and their going south. I suggest u buy a non underwired bra to give u proper support,i also find a bra that the wire has come out of , one the wires is out changes shapeand folds under where the wire was, leaving no support whatso eve and pulls everything south........not reccommended
lucky8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 11:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Windchime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,089

Height: 5'11"

Default

I think that finding the correct underwire bra is the key, as odnella suggests. I'm a 34G and I don't think I could do a non-underwire bra at all. But it has to be the right bra; I stay with the same style all the time because it's the one that fits and is most comfortable. I wear it until bedtime because it's comfy and it doesn't occur to me to take it off. But there have been plenty of underwires (before I found this style) that were exactly as you describe; the wire either jabbed me in the side of my boob under my armpit, or it dug into my rib cage, or it jutted out oddly in front.

You can give it a try (removing the wire). But my guess is that the support will be gone, or greatly lessened.
__________________


Short-Term Goal


One dancer for each 5 lbs lost!
Windchime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 11:36 PM   #11
I CAN do this!
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near st.louis
Posts: 1,100

S/C/G: 230/179/160

Height: 5'4.5

Default

in almost every case, i just completely avoid underwire. even if it's comfortable when i got it, seems like soon after the wire is poking me.
most of the time i just wear sports bras. it will be a happy day when i can wear just one for high impact like running. my fav. is made by jockey. don't know the name my mom got it for me. kinda weird, cuz i'm an adult and on my own, but she was trying to help.

it's really annoying how little selection there is. they are so much more comfortable, but the stores just seem to assume we will buy underwire.
katy trail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 11:46 PM   #12
superfab
 
KoriHallelujah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 87

S/C/G: I don't care about my weight.

Height: 5'7"

Default

Hey! I was a 38G before my breast reduction! I suggest NOT taking the wire out. It seems like a good idea at the time, but it never is. Instead, when you get home switch into a bra-cami. A cami with a bra. It's comfy, holds you in and up, and doesn't have any wires! The support of the wires is well worth the discomfort!
KoriHallelujah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 01:57 AM   #13
committed
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 107

S/C/G: 299/147/120

Height: 5'2"

Default

Ok, the consensus is "don't do it," so I won't. The wires will remain in the bra. I appreciate everybody's input.

Someone posted a link in a recent thread, and that site (Linda The Bra Lady) said, in part:

"For some women, underwire bras are uncomfortable even when they are properly fitted and wearing a good bra. If your underwire digs into you and nothing will fix the problem, it is possible that you have a high ribcage.

"Some people simply have a more pronounced ribcage than others. If you think you may have a high ribcage, try pressing your finger directly under the breasts, where your wire would normally lie. If you can feel a hard bump in this spot, then you have a rib right underneath the space for your underwire."

Well, I can feel that rib right there! Their solution, duh, is to buy a bra without underwires. Which, so far, I can't find with the close-set straps I need so they won't fall off my shoulders.

I hate this bra shopping stuff!
__________________
piper10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 01:59 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 23

Default

I'm a rather large busted girl and find that although the concept of wireless bras are appealing, the actuality is that they really aren't flattering at all.

Someone mentioned before that you may have the right size but the wrong style ect, I completely agree. I can wear any bra in my size, but comfort wise I prefer a certain style over others (plus I love more cup coverage vs what many provide).
splendidsparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 02:13 AM   #15
The girl who can
 
Rochester's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Thornfield Manor
Posts: 796

S/C/G: 240/207.8/165

Height: 5'6"

Default

I have a high rib cage (no space whatsoever between the top of my ribs and my boobs) and I have large boobs (36FF/G). What I have found is that if my bra gives enough support, so that my boobs aren't pressing down on the underwire, it's very comfortable, more so even than a non-underwire bra.
__________________


Walking In A Winter Onederland - 199 by Christmas - 18 weeks (3 weeks left)



Valentine Vixens Challenge - 185 by Valentine's Day - 17 weeks (11 weeks left)

My blog: Free To Be Me
Rochester is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POSITIVE UPLIFTING NOTIFICATION: One positive thing about me today is.....Part SIX colormerd47 300+ Club 495 02-13-2010 11:48 AM
Finding a bra... Altari Looking Good, Feeling Great 14 04-13-2008 02:03 AM
mooooooo moooooooo i am tired of page five Bagzz Support Groups 54 12-15-2002 10:16 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:48 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2