There are two types of women in the world: back bra fasteners and front bra fasteners. You know who you are. Often, it's a ritual, handed down from Mum/first bra mentor, or just a quirk specific to you. It's so ingrained you've probably never considered the alternative. If you're a close-at-front-then spin-around wearer – a front opening bra could be a game-changer. Or maybe you're done reaching behind your back to play the blind fastening game – here's a solution.
The terms are synonymous. You say front opening bra, and she says front closing bra. It's all the same in the end. Now that's out of the way, let's unclasp the ins and outs of this handy type of bra.
Debra's Front Opening Bra's Guide
Back Hook Basics
Sometimes it seems anti-intuitive that a bra would ever hook in the back. But there's a reason behind this body-bending practice. The structure of a back-closing bra means there's room for numerous rows. You can adjust your bra to keep it taut and tight as it stretches.
Front Hook Hurrah
It's all in the name – front hook bras fasten in the centre of your chest, so they're much easier to close. It may not sound like much, but it's a big thing if you struggle to reach around or have arm or shoulder mobility issues. When it comes to the front closure, there are two types of styles to look out for. There's the hook-and-eye closure (same as a back closure bra), and then there's the single plastic or metal clasp type. Whatever style you seek, go for a quality bra with a quality clasp because it's all about feeling secure.
Front Opening Bra Choices
If you want a whole-body posture-loving bra, try the Magiclift® Posture Back Support Bra. Front fastening is a fabulous alternative if you cannot close your bra in the back due to a frozen shoulder, back or neck issue or another injury. No more putting the wrong eye in the hook or getting stuck in a game of hook-and-miss.
Women of all cup sizes love the ease of front fastening, but feedback shows bigger-busted women consistently wonder where these crafty bras have been all their lives. Try the Feeling Lacey Front Close Underwire Bra for the right combination of style and functionality.
If you're keen to bust out that dress with a plunging V-neck, a front-opening bra is your best friend. Because they boast a lower centre panel, they're better suited to different wardrobe options. Get a more streamlined look with less chance of a 'wardrobe malfunction.' And depending on which front open bra you buy, you can opt for different cuts like T-backs or racerbacks.
The Off Duty Front Close T Back Comfort Sleep Bra is an easy-wear bra that feels great. Create a sleek silhouette; fewer lumps, bumps and lines that give your clingy clothes great form. This bra is effortlessly wearable – imagine the feel of a chair back without all that fastening paraphernalia digging in.
Selecting the right front-closure bra is the same as choosing a back-closing one. It's still all about support, so know your bust and whether you're partial to underwire or not. Remember that front-opening bras with hooks give more support than just one clasp. For underwire fans, try the Front Close T-Back Underwire Bra.
Front Opening Bras are not for everyone, but we will warn you now: once you buy a front-closing bra, you may never go back-to-back.
Too many women out there are wearing the wrong size bra. Wearing a well-fitted bra can be a game changer that improves your posture, comfort, and confidence. DeBra's has a professional team of fitting consultants that can help you find the most comfortable and appropriate bra for your body size and shape. Our team is passionate about bras and has fitted women of all shapes and sizes for 22 years and counting.