Ah, the good old bra. I’ve been wearing once since 1986, aged 13. That is nearly 30 years!
I was the second to last girl in Form 2 to get a bra. The other girl was going shopping in the weekend with her mother. I took myself late night shopping on the Thursday, armed with a signed cheque and my mother’s bank card and bought myself a bra.
I really didn’t have anything to put in my new bra – other than a couple of puffy nipples – but I’ve kinda made up for that over the years.
I’ve got some bra life hacks to share with you this week. Whether you’re rocking a bralette or an over the shoulder boulder holder, you might find these super duper helpful.
Bra Life Hacks | moulded cup storage
If you like to wear moulded cup bras, then you’ll know the drama of trying to keep them in good nick. You’re not supposed to fold the cups into each other because it can damage them.
But stacking them in a drawer isn’t always the best option if you’re short on space.
I’ve found a great solution – hang them with the centre over the bar of a clothes hanger and the cups on either side. You can get quite a few bras onto one hanger. Space saving and protecting those expensive bras.
Bra Life Hacks | racerback style
Need a quick fix to convert your standard bra to a racerback style? Here’s the easiest of easy peasy lemon squeezy bra life hacks for you!
Just slide a paperclip over the straps in the centre of the back. Et voila, instant racerback style!
Lengthening the straps is often a good idea when employing this trick for comfort.
You can buy little plastic doodackies that do the same job, but I find the paperclip trick comfier.
Bra Life Hacks | built in support
Got an old moulded cup bra with stretched out elastic sides and straps? Got a dress or top that could do with a bit of built in support? Combine the two!
Just cut the straps and sides off your old bra, position it where you want it, pin it and then hand sew it in. You could also use some double sided body tape to affix the bra to the dress temporarily. Or use iron on hemming tape!