As they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and so goes with taking off a bra. You may think it’s a no-brainer and something that everybody already knows, but it can still be daunting for first-time users. You try to reach out for the clasp behind you, and unhooking it seems to take forever that your hands begin to hurt. Something might be wrong with the clasp, or maybe you lack the skill. Whichever is your situation, you can get help from this guide on how to take off a bra to unhook any bra like a pro.
How to Unhook Your Bra
Ladies who are starting to develop busts will one day find the need to wear a bra. Putting on a bra is easy, but taking it off can be cumbersome, especially when it’s hooked from the back. So starters may need some helpful tips on how to take off a bra seamlessly and without straining yourself. Here’s what you need to know.
- Familiarize your bra. Know the locking mechanism your bra employs. Most bras use hook and eye closure while others use clasps. Also, figure where the bra joins. Some hooks at the back, while others are front-closing, while we have bras that join at the side.
- For bras with back closure, put your arms behind you and reach the hook. With both hands, grasp the hook and the eye and pull the straps back to free up some space.
- If you can’t reach the closure at the back, you can undo it at the front of your body. Do so by taking the straps off your arms. After this, rotate the bra so that the closure is now in front of you. The hook and eye become visible so that you can now see what goes on as you try to unhook it.
- Try to relieve the tension between the hook and eye or the clasps. This can be done by pushing both straps towards one another so that the hook loosens from the eye.
- Slide the hook from the eyelet by pushing the hook outward.
- For bras with front clasps, observe how they join together. Usually, they clasp works by sliding one end to another, so that when the two sides flatten, they snap and lock.
- To untangle the clasp, lift the edges of the bra towards you and pull one side of the claps upward, and the other end downward.
- How clasps get undone may vary from one bra to another. So if you meet resistance when trying to undo it by moving one side up and the other down, reverse the process. The clasp then comes apart, and you can now take off the bra.
How to Unhook Someone Else’s Bra
One day you might find yourself in a situation where you can lend a hand in undoing someone else’s bra, so best to be prepared. Taking off your brassiere can be swift and easy, as you are already used to it. You can even do it without thinking. But undoing someone else’s can be daunting. Here’s how to take off a bra of another person.
- Know what type of bra the person is wearing. It would be best to have prior knowledge about bra closure types to easily pull off the task instead of figuring it out when the need is already there.
- For face to face position, put your arms around the person’s upper torso.
- Reach for the center of the bra where the hook and eye are located.
- Hold each strap with each hand and pull it a bit backward to provide some space.
- Push the two ends of the straps together, instead of away. Pulling it apart will only rip the bra.
- As you push the hook and eye towards the center, move the hook away from you and the eye towards you, to separate them.
- If there are more hooks and eyes, undo each one at a time. Do not attempt to remove all hooks at once. This will only mess up the process and take more time.
Whether it’s your own or someone else’s, you can undo the bra with a single hand and feel savvy. Here’s how to take off a bra using just one hand.
- If you’re taking off another person’s bra while facing each other, run your left hand along the strap until you feel where the hooks are. Don’t use your right hand as you’ll be reaching the wrong side of the bra.
- Insert your index finger between the bra and the person’s back and pull it slightly away so you’ll have space to work on.
- Position your thumb and middle finger on each end of the strap and pinch them towards the index finger.
- Remove the index and move the middle finger towards the thumb until you feel the hook and eye.
- Slide the hook away from the eye to unlock.
- The one-hand technique works only for hook and eye closure bra types but not for clasp type.
- Meanwhile, a sports bra is taken off the same way you’d take off a shirt as there are no hooks nor clasps for this type of bra.
Knowing how to do and undo things is a skill that is worth learning, even if it’s just as simple as how to take off a bra. You’ll never know when this skill will come in handy, so it’s still best to pay attention and learn the basics. Know more about intimate wear tips.