It consisted of a plate made of metal, cardboard, or other stiff material, shaped to fit against the torso under the breasts, following the contour of the breasts. At her 50th birthday party, she was dancing when she suddenly felt a "terrifying pain in my chest. When the underwire breaks through the bra fabric, it can cause tremendous discomfort. List of brassiere designs. This page was last edited on 11 September , at Warner standardized the concept of "cup" size in , and the first underwire bra was developed in Disclaimer Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.
Underwire bras can rub and pinch the breast, causing skin irritation and breast pain , and the wire of a worn bra can protrude from the fabric and scrape or cut the skin. Retrieved 24 April
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She went to the restroom, removed her bra, and walked through the airport and security screening braless. Professor Farrell-Beck said the antecedents for underwire in bras date to at least , when Marie Tucek of New York City patented a breast supporter, a sort of early push-up bra made of either metal or cardboard and then covered with fabric. Underwire bra trips up airport cops". Retrieved 9 January The brassiere is now in a Hollywood museum.