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Do You Wash Bras the Right Way? 0

How long your bras last depends on how well you look after them. If you fail to wash, dry and store them correctly, they will naturally fall apart.

It is about the tiny little details, and if you manage to take good care of them, your bras will last you a whole season, perhaps, even the whole year. For instance, you must always remember to wash your bras by hand, and always use a very mild detergent.

Make sure you do not use a detergent that is made for wool cardigans, Woolite for example. Such detergents contain harsh chemicals that break down the elastic and damage your bra.

Here is the correct method of washing a bra by hand:

  • Fill the sink with lukewarm water.
  • Add a few drops of lingerie wash, or silk wash, whichever you prefer.
  • Soak your bras, only the same color ones, in the sink.
  • Let them soak for at least one hour.
  • Now, rinse the bras with water.
  • Pat them dry, but make sure your touch is very light.
  • Use gentle touches of your fingers to reshape the caps, and be very careful not to stretch or wring out your bras.
  • Hang them to dry naturally.

Remember: NEVER dry your bras in the dryer, EVER!

 Lingerie Laundry Tips | FinallyBra

Now that you know the right way of washing your bras. Here are some other tips that can help you take greater care while washing and drying them:

You don’t have to wash your bra every time you wear it!

If you wash you bra every single time after wearing, it will stretch out more quickly. You should wash your bra after wearing it at least three times.

However, if you feel like the day was particularly humid and sweaty and your bra smells awful, you need to put it straight in the laundry basket.

Winters is a better time not to wash your bras so frequently as compared to summers.

Checking the label is always important.

Ladies, do not underestimate the importance of the label. If it says un-washable, and you end up washing your bra just because you didn’t bother to read the label, you will end up losing not just your favorite bra but also the money you invest in it.

Most bras that are embellished with diamante or leather cannot be washed, or they may require a specific detergent or washing method. Therefore, be sure to check the labels to find all the required information. 

Save your bras from bleach!

The triangle ‘X’ on your bra label indicates no bleach, and nearly all bras come with such care symbols.

Bleach will ruin your bras in the worst ways due to their harsh chemical profiles. Bras are delicate and mostly made up of elastic. Bleach will not only corrode the elastic, but it will make the whole fabric fall apart.

Unless you want all your white lacy bras to turn to a horrible brownish shade, use a mild detergent and stick to it. For a detailed lingerie laundry guidance, please refer to FinallyBra's Lingerie Laundry Tips.


Smart Bra That Only Unhooks When You’re in Love? 0

A group of Indian students have recently invented a bra that zaps sexual attackers; and Microsoft is in the process of researching a smart bra. The news doesn’t stop there, because another one is popping up; and it is all about the True Love Tester bra.  This is a smart bra developed by Tokyo-based lingerie brand, Ravijour.  What’s unique about this bra is that it will only unhook when you are in love.

Ravijour, working with a team of fancy engineers, have made this bra possible. Ever wonder how True Love Tester bra works?  Basically, the cups of True Love Tester bra have built-in sensors that measure the speed and pattern of the beat of your heart.  A wireless signal is sent to a device similar to a blue-tooth in your cell phone. Your heartbeat rate will then be determined by these sensors.  So, when you meet someone with whom you have a deeper attraction, or you are in love with, this will cause your heart rate to increase.  The clasp (which is at the front), will glow pink; and once you’re on the threshold of true love, it will pop open.

smart bra | FinallyBra

If you doubt the accuracy of the True Love Tester bra, the company says that it can distinguish the kind of increased heartbeat coming from dancing vigorously or using the elliptical from that increased rate caused by love.  What’s more, True Love Tester bra can tell whether or not what you feel for someone is just a flirtatious feeling. The company further says that the main purpose of the bra is to prevent you going into sexcapades that you might regret afterwards.

What if you are having dinner with that guy that you like, and you suddenly felt that you’re in love with him?  Will the True Love Tester bra pop open right there and then, even if you are not inside the bedroom? I surely think so.  What will you do if this happens to you? Some other questions come to my mind about this bra.  For example, can you unhook it by yourself, if you want to change clothes, not to make love? Won’t you be embarrassed if this bra decides to just pop open when you’re in love but not yet ready to show your breasts to the guy?

Questions, questions, and more questions need to be answered.  Considering the bra is coded and engineered, I don’t think it will ever resolve all the possible situations when the heart beat increases while it should not be unhooked.  Fantastic idea it is, I will probably just stick with my traditional bras.

Is Bra Fabric a Comfort Factor? 1

Yes, it does. The bra materials plays an important role in the comfort zone.  Along with a good size and fit, a right style and fabric of a bra should be considered when you go bra shopping. 

Bra designers and engineers give special thoughts on bra features to make sure that women's needs are considered and issues are resolved. The common bra fabrics includes Lycra, cotton, lace, and leather etc..  When choosing the bra material, comfort should be the first in your mind.  Don’t forget that each material has its distinct benefits.  For example, Lycra fabric is the most suitable for making sports bras as the snug fit that Lycra provides is preferred during workouts .

Cotton is perhaps the most comfortable material used in a bra. It’s breathable in addition to being a very soft fabric. However, cotton, when used in some bra styles, may not give you the support and shaping needed.  Although it could be not as sexy or racy compared to other fabrics, it can last much longer than other fancy fabrics.  Cotton bras can also be machine washed.

Cotton Bra | FinallyBra

Cotton is a good choice for bra inner cup fabric

Polyester and nylon are comfortable and supportive.  You can have them woven to make lustrous satin, luxurious lace, or light microfiber. All these materials are smooth on the skin.  Some bras are constructed with spandex that also provides the comfort of stretch.  The lace material is sexy and very pretty, although it may sometimes irritate the skin.  Some materials need extra care, such as hand washing and air drying, to maintain the shape of the bra, such as the satin fabric, although being a pretty and comfortable material.

Whether under wired or wire free, the bra's material should maximize comfort. Mesh fabric is a nice-looking and breathable material and some bra designs use this material. But women's skin gets easily irritated in this fabric, beside the fact that the mesh fabric does not provide the best comfort and support when used alone and not combined with spandex or cotton.  

Bra shopping, whether at specialty stores or online, should be an exciting experience. This is especially true for younger girls who need their training bras to signify that they are developing into a woman’s body. But buying a bra can be an aggravating experience for confused women who do not know what they should look for in an undergarment.  Hopefully the above information can help, especially in choosing the right material in which your desired bra is made.

Nipple Bra, No-Bra-Look While Wearing a Bra? 0

Nipple bra was invented in the 70s that allows women to show erect nipples through their shirt. There were ads in which women's nipples were protruding, making it appear that they didn’t wear any bras.  Nipple bra has built-in nipples that provide a sensual and cold-weather look, as the ads say.

Since its introduction, nipple bras have attracted lots of criticism.  Even nowadays, it is still considered an extreme case to show nipples in public.  So, why do you think anyone would want to purchase and wear a nipple bra? Here are some guesses.

The wearer is trying to attract attention and show the world that she is comfortable and confident with her body.  This is a way of making sure that she is noticed.  Or, simply because she just loves the nipple bra and thin blouse and doesn’t really care what people see and say about her lack of modesty.

Nipple bra | FinallyBra

It could be a total style screw up, a fashion mistake.  This is what I always think whenever I notice that a girl’s nipples are visible. Even some celebrities become more famous for their bad choices of what they wear.  A girl showing her nipples does not always suggest that she is out to seduce anyone, but rather a matter of fashion blunder. In this case, maybe it is a polite thing just pretending that you do not notice.

Perhaps the woman is not happy with her nipples. Nipples can vary in shape and size and point to different directions. Actually there are four types of nipples:  (1) normal nipples erect themselves a few millimeters from the areola.  During cold weather or when the woman is aroused, they go even further, (2) flat nipples need stimulation or a cold temperature to protrude, (3) puffy nipples are characterized by raised areola, and (4) inverted nipples are those that turn inward.  If the inverted nipples have always been that way since the beginning, they could be not much of a problem – the nipple bra will help.  However, if they turn inward only recently, it is probably better to have them checked up.

While a nipple bra can make a woman look sexy (it really depends on who sees it), we do not really think that it is a good way of getting a guy’s number. Just imagine the awkward situation once he finds out that the nips are not real?!!!!!!!!! 

The Breasts in a Video Game but in a Different Perspective 0

The Boob Jam is a computer game website that was built as a result of an idea posted by the site owner, Jean Frank, on her Twitter account.  The post goes like this:  “What if you had to watch a sexy videogame character who also buys bra, and cries softly when she can’t find one that fits, and go in for mammogram?” 

The idea suddenly came to Jean Frank, who said that really, it was not a joke, but something funny.  The post earned comments from some people, saying that they will play the video game that Jean Frank has in mind.  Other comments suggested other ideas, and as they pour in, she decided to create the Boob Jam website.

push in bra | FinallyBra

Videogame developers were invited to create games about boobs but not as they are commonly looked at by the male species:  as sex objects.  For example, a game can be developed, where breast health can be promoted, or where the devastating story of a woman who was just diagnosed with breast cancer is narrated. The game can also be about the anatomy of a breast, or breast development in the perspective of a trans-woman.  These are the subjects that videogame developers can work on, and, really there are many other subjects to explore.

Actually, there is no criterion on the design.  The instruction is to make a videogame that is all about boobs, but not discussing about the size:  is it too big?  Is it too small?  Or, are the boobs suited to the character? The jiggle physics, they’re such a big deal.  People always love to talk about breasts, and it is not in the way that the website owner would want in her site.  Why?  It’s because for the rest of the women (and some men, too), boobs are not just playthings.  They are part of a woman’s body that we are living with everyday.

Sometimes, boobs become problematic if they are too large and get in the way.  Some women want them reduced.  Sometimes, just a brisk walking can be a tough task.  Some women are happy with their boobs, others are not.  That is how complicated boobs are. People who have known about the Boob Jam believe that the videogame website is an ideal way for game developers to portray the women’s breasts as not just objects that offer sexuality, but as something that can get people affected in many different ways.

So we are looking forward seeing how the video game makers determine the weight and gravitas that can pour into this boob game design since boobs have different meanings to different people, and there are ways, so many ways, to talk about them; not just to titillate the player.  

Breasts and Bras Facts That You Would Want To Know 0

Breasts – women got them, talk about them and think about them.  Men and women look at them, and are obsessed with them. To be able to understand this obsession about breasts, here are some interesting facts about boobs.  In fact, there are so many, but here are ten of them.

  1. Women in America are buying bigger bras.  The average breast size is now up to 36DD or DDD, a big increase from the average 34B 10 years ago.  One reason given for this is the estrogen, a hormone that causes growth of the breasts. Today’s women are more exposed to estrogen than the women of the past years.

push in bra | FinallyBra

  1. The majority of women (85 out of 100) are not wearing the correct size bra.  How about you?  Do you feel that your bras are the right size for you?  Remember that each woman has her own body shape and size, and the bra sizing standards may not conform to the exact measurement of everyone.  Add to this the bodily changes that a woman goes through the years.
  2. Seventy percent of women are not happy with the size and shape of their breasts.  Because of this, they do not stop looking for ways to increase or decrease their sizes.  Fortunately, some options exist that can help them achieve the size and shape that they desire. There are the exercises, pills, surgeries, padded bras, push up bras and minimizer bras, according to their needs.
  3. Boob play or breast action can turn a woman on.  Some can even have orgasm even if you don’t touch them down there; what is needed is just to stimulate the breasts.

  4. Your breasts can hurt while you exercise, and it is just normal. However, if your breasts can show their emotions, you’ll probably see that they are not really thrilled seeing you putting on your running shoes. Breast pain is the problem of one out of three women runners.

  5. Breasts move a lot.  Whether you walk slowly or briskly, your breasts move. Running, jogging, cardio workouts, and aerobics can make your girls bounce around.  To minimize the bounce and reduce breast pain, it is important that your sports bras are elastic enough. Regular exercises can give you perky breasts, so continue exercising even if you feel pain.
  6. The largest breast that made it to the Guinness Book of World Record in 1999 is of an American woman.  Her chest measurement was 70 inches or 5.83 feet, and each boob weighs 56 pounds.  So don’t get annoyed with your boobs if you think they are too big, if you don’t want to be laughed at by the woman who has the world’s largest breast.
  7. The majority of women have breasts that are uneven.  Don’t freak out if your girls are not identical in size, and they can have a difference of up to 20%.  Usually the left breast is bigger than the right, but, it’s no big deal.
  8. The most popular plastic surgery is breast augmentation, or breast implants.  This ito prove once again, that most women are not happy with the kind of breast that they have. Just don’t forget that while implants can make your breasts voluminous, there is a ton of side effects that come with it; and they are all scary.  So, think about it ten times or more before you go under the knife.
  9. The bra, since its inception, has come a long way.  It was 1914 when Mary Phelps Jacob was given a patent for making the modern bra, using two hankies and a ribbon to create what we call the “backless bra”.  In 1920, Ida and William Rosenthal worked with a friend to produce a bra with standard sizing.  From then on, the padded bras were introduced, followed by the push up bras, front hook bras and the fashion bustier.