Bras

OK…so if the title of this blog post seems offensive to you, close it now!

It may seem funny, or stupid, if you choose to read on, but I have a question. How do you put on your bra?

My husband and I have been together for nearly 17 years now and I still often think, when getting dressed, how amazed he was when we got around to the time he saw me putting my bra on. “What are you doing?” “I have never seen such a thing!” “No one I have ever known puts their bra on that way!” Maybe he has given up on it, as he thinks I am generally weird anyway, but I just have to ask!

Well, suffice it to say, I knew no different. Maybe I learned it from my sister. Certainly, my mom never told me or showed me what to do. We didn’t talk about such things. During gym class, no one seemed to notice…nor me them. So, what is the correct way to do this daily duty? (Sure, we might like to go without, but that is for another possible post.)

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We know there are many types of bras. Front-closure, pull-over, even zip-up…soft support, heavy-duty, pointy, frilly, push-up, sleep, nursing, sport…it is endless. I am discussing the good, old-fashioned bra with hooks and eyes in the back.

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Note that my husband is from the west coast and met up with a sweet, demure mid-western girl (hmmm….would I be writing this, if so?). Maybe it is regional or cultural. However, the LOGICAL thing to me is to put your bra around your waist backwards, hook it and turn it around, pull the straps up over the shoulders, nestle the girls inside and be comfy. (Or not, depending on the bra itself.) In my mind, logic rules! I even tried it the other way this morning. Just plain craziness to fumble around with those hooks when you can’t see them!

So, how do you put your bra on? Are you bold enough to answer?

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19 thoughts on “Bras

  1. I do it up at the back, sort of upside down, then turn it upwards and then pull it over my shoulder… then adjust the ladies until they are comfy… I am in the process of making bras, my toile is on its third invention – as I cannot find a comfy bra for love or money!

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  2. i wear two bras. yeah! hey! why settle for one mediocre support when you can get a better result from wearing two? funny, you say. but it works on these old twins. first, i put on a front closing comfort posture style bra–no underwires. then i put a back closing underwire supportive sports bra over it. i fasten the hooks in the front, spin it around to the back, slip my arms through the straps. less jiggle, better shape, all day… was that “tmi?”

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  3. I used to do the reach to the back method until I had tennis elbow and could only get it on the way you describe. It was only the other day that I noticed, I’m still doing it that way seven years later!

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  4. I used to hook it in back, slide the straps into place, then bend over at the waist to get everything arranged. But now arthritis had taken up permanent (and painful) residence in my shoulders and reaching behind my back is too painful. So these days, if I even choose to wear a bra (post-cancer surgery and reconstruction), gotta’ hook it in front, spin it around, then do the straps. I don’t remember anyone ‘teaching’ me how to put on a bra; I just used whatever means seemed easiest and most practical, and changed plans if/when needed.
    Thanks to your seemingly innocuous question, I’ll now notice and question how I put on any piece of clothing. What have you/we started?!

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    1. After what you have been through, you surely get the choice! Some of us, probably most of us, at this age, are not quite so perky to be braless outside of the house!

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  5. My mother put her bra on like you do. I think she did it that way because she had a neck proble and had large boobs too. I do the fumbling thing, for some unknown reason! But when my shoulder bothered me I did use your method. Gee, I think it is time to share the blog about boobs!! Thanks for the thought provoking blog. LOL

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