Who invented the underwire bra?

Answer Helene Pons, a costume designer, invented the first commercially produced underwire bra in 1931. The underwires were meant to be comfortable and to improve the natural look of the breast. Prior to ... Read More »

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How to Repair an Underwire Bra?

Do you have a bra with a protruding underwire? Even if you can't exchange the bra where it was purchased, don't throw the bra away. A broken underwire may be repairable, if you have an old bra of t... Read More »

How to Remove Underwire?

Bras were created to provide support, but sometimes wearing a bra is a real pain, especially when the bra that gives the most support has an underwire in it. Underwire can be a nuisance. The wires... Read More »

How does an underwire bra work?

The first patented "Breast Supporter", developed by Marie Tucek in 1893, used shoulder straps with hook-and-eye closures along with pockets of fabric to support breasts. Since that time, bras have ... Read More »

Can my chest pain be from my underwire bra?

On One Hand: May Cause Chest PainAn underwire bra that is too tight, worn out or does not fit properly may cause chest pain. In some cases, the wire will pinch or rub against the skin, causing irri... Read More »