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It Turns Out We've Been Taking Our Bra Off Wrong All This Time

Ali Condon

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It Turns Out We've Been Taking Our Bra Off Wrong All This Time

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

It turns out that we have all been taking our bra off the wrong way our whole lives and no one thought to tell us before now! 

Yes, although we have been hooking and unhooking bras the same way for years, the vast majority of us have apparently been doing it totally wrong – and damaging our underwear in the process. 

Whether it’s an ordinary t-shirt brassiere or that red lacey number you save for special occasions, most of us can surely agree that the best way to put on a bra is to fasten the hook at your front and then twist it around to the back, right? Wrong! 

Who knew we were doing it wrong all this time? (Credit: Pexels)
Who knew we were doing it wrong all this time? (Credit: Pexels)

According to lingerie and underwear store Upbra, the popular method of fastening the hook at your front and then twisting it around to the back is completely wrong.

In a recent lingerie Q&A with their customers, they warned: "Please don't hook in the band at the front of your torso and spin it around. You should always hook the bra in at your back so you are not having to twist and deform your bra."

Instead, the company recommends that the most "effective way" to tie your bra is to "bend over slightly at your waist as you hook in the back of the bra, and then to use your hands to scoop your breasts into each cup."

Apparently hooking your bra from the front can damage it. (Credit: Pexels)
Apparently hooking your bra from the front can damage it. (Credit: Pexels)

They added: "The cup should fully encapsulate each breast without any spillage over the sides or top of the cups. If you do have spillage or gapping, you may need a different size bra."

Who knew our bras were so sensitive to damage?

Speaking to Tyla about this shocking revelation, lingerie expert and founder of Playful Promises Emma Parker agreed: "You should put your bra on in whatever way is most comfortable for you. Although, with a more expensive, delicate bra you’ll want to be a little more careful.

Will you be changing how you take off your bra? (Credit: Pexels)
Will you be changing how you take off your bra? (Credit: Pexels)

"If you hook your bra at the front, twist it gently so as not to tear or stretch the material – this can happen.

"However, as most day-to-day bras are robust enough to hold substantial breast weight, they’re definitely robust enough to be fastened and turned around from the front if that’s what you prefer!"

Will you change how you hook and unhook your bra from now on, or are some habits just too hard to fix?

Topics: Style

Ali Condon
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