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Old 02-02-2005, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Stupid front clasp bras

So I'm sitting here at work wearing my Calvin Klein push em up front clasp bra. And I stretched my arms together to crack my back a bit. Sort of hard to explain I guess... Anyway, as I did this, my bra unclasped. Rather than head to the ladies with my arms crossed over my chest, I leaned down, put my hands up my shirt and fixed the clasp. Good thing nobody came by, cause I would have looked like crazy.

This is the second time that my clasp came undone at a bad time.... The first was when I was standing front row at a Dashboard Confessional concert. Now, if Dashboard was on stage, I probably would have just taken the damn thing off and thrown it up there. But no, the stupid opening act was up there, and they sucked and weren't worthy of my 4 year old dingy white bra Oh, the reason why it became unclasped then was due to the pushing and shoving of the idiot moshing kids. Grr.... So I ditched my perfect front row view to go to the ladies and fix my bra. Then to the bar to enjoy a drink with the show

So whats the point of this whole thing? I don't know. I was hoping somebody else has had this problem. I don't want to be all alone here!

Hmm... maybe I can use this defective bra as an excuse to get my boyfriend to take me on a shopping spree at Victorias Secret or La Senza
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, time to replace Ye Olde Underwire. I had one bra that did that from the get-go, but I have had a number of front-clasp ones that have lasted years with no problems. In fact, I prefer them to back-close ones - it's a lot easier to get in and out of them, and the look under silky/tight stuff is smoother without all that hardware in the back. Look for "rod and socket" clasps (a plastic cylinder that slips down inside another hollowed-out cylinder) instead of the "over and under" ones - those ones seem to be the more problematic ones. Especially if you put them in the dryer - the plastic gets warped and tends to slip. I don't hand-wash mine - I got a Bra Bag for the gentle cycle in the washer - but I always drip dry them.

And hell, does your boyfriend even need an excuse to take you shopping for lingerie? Get thee to a Vickie's, pronto!!!
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah rod and sockets are the best.....I quit with over and unders 20 years ago lol

I cant say that I've ever had a rod and socket come apart on me.
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I love rod and socket front clasp bras. If I had ANY money I'd revamp my bra wardrobe to be only those. I havent had one come apart on me ever either.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So, rod and socket are the way to go. I've learned so much today!
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I leaned down, put my hands up my shirt and fixed the clasp. Good thing nobody came by, cause I would have looked like crazy.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've never had one of those bras...you never see them here in Portugal, all of them are back clasp ones.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh, and make sure you're wearing the right bra, size, too. The ever-present saleswomen at VS will be happy to measure you. Unless the clasp is damaged, stretching shouldn't dislodge it if you're wearing the right size.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This is one of MANY reasons I don't wear a bra.

Not to mention those damn things feel like strait jackets :shudders:
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I can't wear a front clasp one. I need the support
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the rod and sockets from victoria's secret last forever. they come in razorback or regular and are super comfy.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the support ladies.

Get it? Bras? Support?

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Old 02-02-2005, 02:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hehe

I had a front clasp one that was a request of the then boyfriend - partly for the ease. It was a Victoria Secret, but died an early death - I say the washer/dryer did it, but I just now realized it was one of the under/0vers. the one I have no is the rod, much nicer.
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I can't wear a front clasp one. I need the support
Im a 48dd and I wear front clasp ones...they make them with underwires...how big are you?
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've had the front-clasped ones come open at inopportune times as well. Third time, I tossed'em. Maybe those with smaller, perky boobs have better luck?
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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This is one of MANY reasons I don't wear a bra.

Not to mention those damn things feel like strait jackets :shudders:
^same. except i love the way they look sometimes..and with white shirts..well sometimes ya just need one...
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Im a 48dd and I wear front clasp ones...they make them with underwires...how big are you?
ShankFaye, where do you get yours? I have a well-endowed friend who is always complaining that she can't find good bras in her size (she's a D/DD depending on her weight), and she can't find front clasp ones. I'd love to be able to surprise her with one.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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believe it or not, wal mart
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
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if you look up glamorise bra's online you can find front closure ones for d/dd cups that are NOT the hook and closure, you should be able to find a store that sells them, or buy them straight from and online store
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
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A fun site called "Figleaves" also has some beautiful bras for us well-endowed girls.
Front clasps are bras that you never have to fix the straps from slipping off your shoulders -which looks tacky and feels yucky.

And, ladies Front clasp all the way for all the other right reasons.....
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Not that I know all that much about bras, but I've always thought the front clasp ones were so much more reasonable. I've wondered why they even make them with the clasp in the back - stupid male clothing designers, I thought. Then again I wouldn't know much about needing support.

Anyhow I only wear them for entertainment. They feel like a dog harness anyway.
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I recently found a great rod and socket front closure bra at Target for $12. Its comfortable and cotton (I'm a 38 / 40 C). Really plain, but servicable. I haven't had any problems with it at all besides reshaping the cups after every washing. Its a pain.
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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you never see them here in Portugal, all of them are back clasp ones.
Same in Denmark. I'd never use a front clasp bra even if they were available here as I don't want them to suddenly unclasp one day by themselves.

How about buying some back clasp bras Averett? They never unclasp by themselves no matter what you might be doing during the day
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:33 PM   #24 (permalink)
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How about buying some back clasp bras Averett? They never unclasp by themselves no matter what you might be doing during the day
I've got plenty of the back claspy bras. And believe it or not, I can manage to get them unclasped without using my hands.

Apparently I'm special

I'm pretty sure I wear the wrong size. I've got bras that are 32A, 34A, 32B, 34B, 36B... Some bras fit different ways, but I've never been measured. I promise I'll let some compelte stranger measure my boobs sometime soon
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Old 02-03-2005, 02:33 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I've got bras that are 32A, 34A, 32B, 34B, 36B... Some bras fit different ways, but I've never been measured. I promise I'll let some compelte stranger measure my boobs sometime soon
I am the same way, but all of my bras do fit, just during different times of the month. It's crazy, I have a few 36B's (for the few days right after my period), mostly 34C's (for three-quarters of the month), and a few 32D's (for the week during my period). I have to be careful not to grab the wrong size on those mornings when I am running late to work or I will regret it all day!
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Old 02-03-2005, 03:04 PM   #26 (permalink)
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damn!! I thought I was the only person that had to change sizes during the month, whew I feel so much better now
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Old 02-03-2005, 03:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I am the same way, but all of my bras do fit, just during different times of the month. It's crazy, I have a few 36B's (for the few days right after my period), mostly 34C's (for three-quarters of the month), and a few 32D's (for the week during my period). I have to be careful not to grab the wrong size on those mornings when I am running late to work or I will regret it all day!
This is amusing to me, because (based on my knowledge of bra sizing) it seems like your ribcage is changing with your hormones, and your boobs are staying in exactly the same place. But I don't doubt that they are the right fit.

Am I the only one that find has been fit, told I was one size, and then clearly NOT been that size? I'm not sure bra sizing is as scientific as they would like us to believe.

Oh... and on the topic of front closures... I had one a while ago that was a racer back, and as one of the well endowed women (34 DD), I was way impressed with the support that it offered. It was nice to not have the straps cutting my shoulders in a slightly different place.
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:29 AM   #28 (permalink)
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i like the racer back bras. They are comfy, plus I think very sexy. Except that none of the ones that I fit right now are the right size... one boob (in my weight gain *puke*) apparently gained a bit more than the other, and so now sports bras are the way to go
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damn!! I thought I was the only person that had to change sizes during the month, whew I feel so much better now
Me, too! What a relief. (oh the joys of being a woman...)
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I've learned so much. I need to go shopping.
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