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underwire bra pain

Do you feel a sharp jab in the side of your breast when you move? That all-too-familiar striking pain is something most women have felt from time to time. You might think that the best thing to do is simply ignore it. Nothing could be further from the truth. You don’t have to put up with daily discomfort!

Can your bra wire cause you pain? Well, yes. But the fact of the matter is that it shouldn’t. Here’s what you need to know and what to do next:

Quality bras should not be painful!

Lingerie is all about comfort and security. It lays the foundation of the rest of your outfit. What’s more, when choosing a bra, you need to make sure that you get support and that it fits you properly. Your breast health and wellness is an important part of self-care, which is why you should take this part of your wardrobe so seriously. Investing properly in lingerie means that you should never be caused any pain or irritation. Simple.

However, there are times when even the most trusty pieces of lingerie let us down. The sorry fact of the matter is that nothing lasts forever. If you have been experiencing some pain in the chest area and fear that your bra wire is to blame, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at some of the most likely causes for this annoying issue.

The reasons your bra wire could be hurting you:

If you’ve been struggling with pain caused by your bra wire for quite some time, you may have tried to block it out. Stop ignoring the irritation and do something about it. You spend most of your waking day wearing a bra. So, with that in mind, you deserve the highest level of comfort from the lingerie that you happen to choose. Here are three of the possible reasons that your bra wire could be hurting you. Ouch!

1.  The wiring has come out of the fabric

We’ve all been there. When you first notice that the wire of your bra is hurting your breasts, you need to check out what’s going on. Should you notice that the wiring has come through the fabric, that’s a sign that it’s time to throw the bra out for good. Often enough, you will find that the edges of the wire are sharp. As you move, they may stab you in the breast and chest area. Not only does this hurt, but it’s dangerous too.

2.  You’re wearing the wrong cup size

Are you absolutely certain that you’re wearing the correct cup size? If it’s been a while since you last got measured, it’s time to change your ways. When the cup is too big, you might find that the wire moves up and down and rubs on your breasts. On the other hand, if the cup size is too small, you might find that the wiring sits too close to your skin and starts to dig into your chest area. Either way, it’s a real pain – literally.

Of course, it’s extremely important that you get yourself measured on a regular basis. Around 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size, according to a report by fashion publication, Harper’s Bazaar. When you find that you’re experiencing pain in your day-to-day life, the first thing you should do is ensure that your size is correct.

3.  The wiring is bent out of shape

In some rare cases, when you’ve had the bra for a long time, you might find that the wiring begins to bend out of place. Poor lingerie storage could be to blame here. When you shove your bras into your drawer, they may well get damaged in the process. Since the wiring can often be particularly fragile, you should avoid this problem at all costs.

When the wiring has bent out of shape, it will no longer provide you with the support that your breasts need. That is a problem that you should never ignore. In these cases, you will often find that the wire starts to make a mark on your skin on a daily basis. Sadly, there’s no way in which you can fix this issue. It’s time to say goodbye to that bra.

Pro tips

When it comes to choosing your lingerie, how it makes you feel should be at the top of your priority list. If your bra is causing you pain in any way, you have to take action sooner rather than later. Investigate the problem and see what the cause is. The chances are that you will need to get rid of your bra or get measured again. Don’t panic – we can tackle this together. Let’s stop the discomfort today!

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a local lingerie store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Amour Cross Plunge Padded Bra A1471 | Amour Bikini A1473 in Aubergine

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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