Want to know more about organic cotton and natural fiber bras? In this video series, we discuss bra sizing and fit, different bra styles and what features to look for in a natural fiber or fully organic cotton bra.
Today we’re discussing Padded Underwire Bras. Underwire bras overall tend to give you more support than no wire bras. Although, the no wire bras from Swegmark of Sweden come very close. (Swegmark has the most supportive no wire bras we’ve ever found, and you can see one of them in action in our very first video – Finding Your Perfect Organic Bra – No Wire Support Bras.)
Some of things to consider when picking up a Padded Underwire Bra is the bra shape – demi versus full coverage; the bra seaming – vertical, horizontal or seamless; and padding material – polyester foam versus cotton foam. Many non-organic bras also come with varying padding thickness. However, we have not found that to be the case in organic padded bras. All of the padded bras we carry have light, i.e. fairly thin padding designed for modesty rather than volume enhancement.
Since this is our first discussion of bras with underwire, we definitely want to address the myth that underwires give you cancer. To be clear, underwire bras do not increase your risk of breast cancer. Here are some links to checkout that address the underwire bra cancer myth:
If you want to reduce your breast cancer risk, here is a comprehensive list of items that are known to increase your risk:
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