For example, all of my bras are properly sized, and I care for them all in the same way — but my department store brand bras always seem to have broken underwires within six months to a year. One bra I bought this spring had a broken underwire in under two weeks! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Hello, I am so sorry that you are having this issue, I am sure it is frustrating! If you must put your bras in the washer, use a lingerie bag — it will help prevent the bra from getting twisted or abused. Quality does matter when it comes to longevity and durability. I buy expensive bras — my longtime standby is the Prima Donna Deauville 40I.
Why Does My Underwire Break?
Help! My Underwires Keep Breaking!
If you must put your bras in the washer, use a lingerie bag — it will help prevent the bra from getting twisted or abused. In most cases, this comes down to incorrect sizing and fit. Women tend to feel strongly about underwires in a bra — either they love them, or they hate them. In particular, a properly-fitted bra should have a band that is snug, the center gore should lie flat between your breasts, and the underwire should lie directly against your chest. Quality does matter when it comes to longevity and durability. Fortunately, though, if you understand why underwires break, you can take steps to prevent it from occurring — and have a long and happy life with your underwire bras!