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I remember reading something somewhere (thats helpful huh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) about underwire bras being bad or unhealthy. I tried to google, but didn’t find much concrete information.<br><br>
Does anyone think underwire bras are unhealthy? If so, why?<br><br>
I'm a 34-36D and NEVER seen a bra in this size w/o wires, except for maybe a mediocre sports bra. I don’t think they would be that supportive for me anyway.<br><br>
Can anyone shed some light?
 

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Supposedly they impede the lymph system.<br>
You're right, there are <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">very few</span></b> bras that do not have underwire to support the large busted woman, but they are out there. You just have look hard.
 

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I think most of the problems (with lactation or with the lymph system) are from poorly fitting underwire bras. If your bra fits well it shouldn't be putting pressure on key points. On the other hand, if it's uncomfortable you might benefit from a professional fitting at a "real" bra shop. I've been measured at Victoria's Secret before by some girl who had no idea what she was doing. I've also been measured at Nordstrom's and at a local bra boutique by people who know their stuff... big difference!
 

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i'm a 38D myself and i actually searched long and hard for a decent wireless bra. but the only one's i could find that weren't basically tank tops came in boxes *shudder*.<br><br>
in the end i decided that if my underwire was comfortable (i.e. my bra fits well and i don't feel any pressure that might inhibit lymph nodes), then i would be fine.<br><br>
i agree with the pp about being measured properly at a nicer department store or even a stand alone boutique. i've sworn of VS for a very long time for multiple reasons, BUT i went in with a friend the other day i discovered that they now carry up to 42DDD in a lot of their bras AND they have a "soft cup" (no underwire) bra (i think it's called "ipex"). i didn't try it on.....but i might. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 
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