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Bra wires popping through - is it the end ?

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habibihabibi Fri 28-Oct-16 19:20:53

Another bra down after a few months . Any repair tips ? I am abroad and usually buy back home in the summer so a PIA to replace .
Happens all to my bras the time despite using a wash bag in the machine . Perhaps brand ( Lepel Fiore)
Do I have to hand wash?

chattygranny Fri 28-Oct-16 19:26:26

I have stitched over the ends before to give them a few more weeks but basically yes.

ilovecherries Fri 28-Oct-16 19:39:18

Yep, it's over. If they can be pushed back in you can sometimes nurse them along for a few weeks by overstitching then a dab of clear nail polish.

Pistachiois50pmore Fri 28-Oct-16 20:06:15

Have you been bra interventioned? It can be a sign you're in the wrong cup size, strain on the wires and all that. Used to happen to me all the time when I thought I was a D (I'm an F)

WesternMeadowlark Fri 28-Oct-16 20:36:03

If possible where you are, you can buy some thick PVC-type material, cut a piece about 1.25" x 0.75" (bra size dependent), hook it over the edge of the bra where the wire casing ends, effectively creating a plastic reinforcement for the end of the casing, and lightly glue it in place to hold it while you sew a patch of stretchy fabric - such as jersey - over the top of it, sewing around the edges of the plastic, using a stretchy stitch, such as zig-zag.

It's a pain in the arse, though. (And usually doesn't look neat, if that's a concern. Though I've had compliments on my patched-up bras, so you never know, I guess!) Cheaper than a replacement, but an annoying task.

BringMeTea Fri 28-Oct-16 20:39:00

Yes. RIP bra.

TitsCrossed Fri 28-Oct-16 20:39:53

Yy consider your bra size. Wires don't pop out of proper fitting bras.

ZippyNeedsFeeding Fri 28-Oct-16 20:40:18

I have no idea, but you reminded me of why I no longer wear underwired bras. I had my first job interview in years, and wore a very smart suit with a V-neck (blouse had similar neckline). All seemed to go well until I got in the car to go home and realised that my underwire had worked loose and was waving at me from my cleavage like some kind of weird chest-worm.
I didn't get the job. it went to someone less qualified but more able to control her underwear. (For a while I clung to the vain hope that nobody had noticed, but friend who works there gleefully told me that everyone had seen it!).

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 28-Oct-16 20:48:39

My wires come out and they definitely fit properly.

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