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Patch a Torn or Damaged Underwire Bra with Moleskin

Patch a Torn or Damaged Underwire Bra with Moleskin

When the fabric gives and an underwire pokes out from your bra, it can be painfully distracting, to say the least. For a quick fix, apply moleskin (available in first aid kits or a pharmacy) to put the wire back in place, stop the stabbing, and save your bra.

Despite its name, moleskin is available at drugstores and in most first aid kits, so if you’re at the office when this happens, there’s probably some in the office kit. Cut a small rectangle of moleskin, enough to cover the hole caused by the wire, push the wire back into place, and apply it over the hole.

Since moleskin is designed to provide padding for blisters or calluses, it won’t be uncomfortable or get ruined by rubbing against your skin. Some people even report the moleskin saving their bra from the trash entirely, which is good considering how expensive they can be. While this is a great way to fix an underwire bra you own, broken underwire is probably a symptom of a bra that either doesn’t fit (or no longer fits) and should be replaced anyway. Until you do, this can help.

How to Repair an Underwire Bra | One Good Thing by Jillee

Keep Your Bra Straps Hidden With a Paper Clip

Not all tops are made for traditional bras. Sure, you could always wear a strapless bra. You can buy specialty clips that hide your straps, too. But if you don’t have either, or you’re in a pinch, a simpler option is to just use a paper clip.

I heard about this tip from a friend, but this YouTube video shows how its done. Hook one bra strap through the end of a paper clip under your shirt. Grab the other strap and hook it to the other end of the clip.

Easy fix, and your straps stay bundled and concealed under your top. Check out the video to see for yourself.

bra straps and paper clip | Susan Hernandez (YouTube)