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Putting on your bra behind your back!

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skislope Wed 13-Apr-16 19:13:41

I remember reading a thead (or three) a while back that divided opinion about how people put their bras on. It was pretty much 50/50 that some fastened them behind their backs and some fastened them under boob then twisted round. I am in the latter camp and it did puzzle me how it's possible to do up your bra behind your back... blush
However, I was at an aerobics class a few days ago, and the instructor asked us all to link our own hands behind our backs and connect them (if that makes sense!) which I couldn't do - neither could a lot of people (I noted as I was stood at the back observing!). We were all people of differing statures and weights (so not a 'long arm' issue) - so I wondered if the world's back bra fasteners are the same people that can connect their hands behind their backs?!

skislope Wed 13-Apr-16 19:15:04

AIBU to ask this I should say

MatildaTheCat Wed 13-Apr-16 19:15:10

I've always done it up behind my back even when completely pole axed by a disc prolapse. Can't imagine doing the front way.

Jeanniejampots80 Wed 13-Apr-16 19:16:59

Have never once done it up at the front and twisted it. Quite a banjaxed back and can easier clasp my hands behind my back too

LovingSummer Wed 13-Apr-16 19:17:03

Yeah be always automatically done it up reaching round. Why would I want to rub my skin off puling it round afterwards? Surely it can scratch your shoulder blade? It's the same movement to me.

CantChoose Wed 13-Apr-16 19:17:22

I do it behind my back but I'm hypermobile. I can even do my own suncream ;)

LovingSummer Wed 13-Apr-16 19:18:05

Yeah I've always automatically done it up reaching round. Why would I want to rub my skin off puling it round afterwards? Surely you can scratch your shoulder blade? It's the same movement to me.

LivingInMidnight Wed 13-Apr-16 19:18:18

I'm a back faster and very flexible. I don't know if that played a part or is just coincidental though! The other way always seemed like a bit of a faff confused

Trills Wed 13-Apr-16 19:18:30

Can you also not zip up a dress that zips up behind you?

How would you ever manage to live alone?

janethegirl2 Wed 13-Apr-16 19:19:15

I can't fasten any bra behind my back either. I fasten them at the front and slide it round.

However I struggle to put earrings in too grin

luckiestgirlintheworld Wed 13-Apr-16 19:19:50

I'm always astounded at yoga clubs etc when people do that linking hands behind the back thing. Looks impossible.
When I used to wear a bra I was a definite front fastener.

FishOn Wed 13-Apr-16 19:19:59

But how do you do the hooks and eyes without being able to see them?

I can reach round the back, but I don't have eyes back there grin

WhoDrewOnTheWall Wed 13-Apr-16 19:20:11

Same here cantchoose grin and if I wear anything with buttons or a zip in the back I can do those up behind my back too.

skislope Wed 13-Apr-16 19:20:37

Zip doesn't have loads of hooks I guess?

moggiek Wed 13-Apr-16 19:21:12

Been fastening at the front and twisting for 46 years ...

Oysterbabe Wed 13-Apr-16 19:21:28

I do it up behind my back.

WhoDrewOnTheWall Wed 13-Apr-16 19:21:39

As for the hooks and eyes, I can do them by feel.

Drowsybutawake Wed 13-Apr-16 19:22:08

I'm a front twister although I can do it the other way. It's just not as convenient! Better to see what you are doing with the hooks.

I've never scratched myself either.

OddSocksHighHeels Wed 13-Apr-16 19:22:27

I'm with Fish I can easily reach my back (surely everybody can or how would you get your bra off?) but I can't see what I'm doing so it's fastened at the front and pulled around.

skislope Wed 13-Apr-16 19:23:06

Hmm... I am slim, flexible, etc etc but can't reach and hold both hands behind my back or do up a bunch of hooks behind my back - tried. I assume you back fasteners did this from puberty or something??

Ameliablue Wed 13-Apr-16 19:23:30

I never considered myself to be particularly flexible but I fasten bras at the back and can link my hands. I never realised it was something many people were unable to do.

AuntJane Wed 13-Apr-16 19:23:34

Back fastener. Even when I had a broken wrist.

PestilentialCat Wed 13-Apr-16 19:23:43

I fasten at the front & twist but once it's on, if I want to adjust the band, I do it behind my back can't be arsed to take off my top

WonkoTheSane42 Wed 13-Apr-16 19:23:54

I spent half my bra wearing life doing the underboob shuffle. My mum and sister put theirs on this way and it had never occurred to me that there was any other way to do it. Then I met my partner who fastens from the back. Discovering that this was a thing one could actually do was something of a revelation. I am now a back-fastener. I'm overweight, with short arms and not at all flexible, but it's not difficult. And much more comfortable than the other way, with less rubbing and chafing. Putting my bra back on after swimming always used to be a trial, because unless you're 100% bone dry the strap just refuses to budge, in my experience. Back fastening forever!

newmumwithquestions Wed 13-Apr-16 19:24:10

Seriously, people twist? Back fastener here. And yes I can do the hand claspy thing.

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