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Old 03-23-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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are you kidding me ? 35 dollars for one bra ? jeeze a petes that thing had better wash windows and cook dinner for 35 dollars . There is no sense in a bra costing that much and if we women would stop wearing bras they would go broke seriously ? I think it is ridiculous that we have to wear them in the first place but honestly the bra makers are getting out of control with the prices they are charging .My sister and I grew up wearing cotton bras and safety pins . I wonder what happened to those days are cotton bras completely gone ?
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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If the wire is broken, you can purchase replacement underwire. Google "replacement underwire for bras." You'll find it on Amazon and other places.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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IMO once a wire is broken, the bra is done. I'll pull it out of the bra to keep from getting stabbed for the remainder of the day but it's trashed when I get home. I agree that the fit of an underwire bra without the underwire just isn't the same. I've tried and it just didn't work. I've stitched ones where the wire poked out of the sides but that didn't seem to hold for more than a few wearings.

I machine wash mine as well in a front loader in a lingerie bag. My machine has a handwash setting and I've had good luck with it. They go on a hanger to dry after the wash.

If the breakage happens frequently you may want to consider a different bra. I know that a few companies now are making "underwire without the wire". I've never tried one but it sounds like they may be more supportive than a regular non-underwire.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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Take that bra off....it's not necessarily
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:41 AM
 
Location: On the Candy Eye Island
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Take that bra off....it's not necessarily

And your cup size is? AAAAA invisible?
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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I think it is ridiculous that we have to wear them in the first place
No one is forcing you to wear one. You can also get cheap bras at Target or Wal-Mart for under $10. But just with any piece of clothing, the cheap stuff isn't going to last as long.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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I am not looking to change my habits, but save some pretty underwire bras from the dumpster.
I'm a Master McGyver and I've never found a good way to save my underwires. Trust me when I say I hate putting an $80 bra in the trash (I wear a 42G).

Also, I now only buy Wacoal strapless bras. No more strap slippage and no more underwire digging because the underwire is padded like crazy.
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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And your cup size is? AAAAA invisible?
LMAO, ma'am
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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are you kidding me ? 35 dollars for one bra ? jeeze a petes that thing had better wash windows and cook dinner for 35 dollars . There is no sense in a bra costing that much and if we women would stop wearing bras they would go broke seriously ? I think it is ridiculous that we have to wear them in the first place but honestly the bra makers are getting out of control with the prices they are charging .My sister and I grew up wearing cotton bras and safety pins . I wonder what happened to those days are cotton bras completely gone ?
I would be excited to find bras in my size for $35. But they are $60-80. Not only do cheaper bras not come in my size, they also provide no support and are very uncomfortable. Without proper support, my clothing looks terrible and it is just inconvenient to not go into too many details.

Many of us don't have the luxury of relying on cheaper bras.
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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are you kidding me ? 35 dollars for one bra ? jeeze a petes that thing had better wash windows and cook dinner for 35 dollars . There is no sense in a bra costing that much and if we women would stop wearing bras they would go broke seriously ? I think it is ridiculous that we have to wear them in the first place but honestly the bra makers are getting out of control with the prices they are charging .My sister and I grew up wearing cotton bras and safety pins . I wonder what happened to those days are cotton bras completely gone ?
My $38+ bras are worth every penny. I've worn cheaper bras, and it's true that you get what you pay for. I'm not about to go without a bra (it looks terrible and feels worse), so I want something of good quality. I'm not skimping on bras. Cheap bras suck.
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