Post # 1
Have any of you tried weaing bra liners to help absorb perspiration and avoid heat-related rashes? I’m also hoping they’ll help with irritation from underwire.
I’ve seen some advertised recently but would really like to avoid buying several different types before hitting on a brand/style that other people have found to be helpful.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!
Post # 2
Brielle : I haven’t tried any (didn’t know this was a thing), but have you considered getting different bras? I know that there’s only so much you can do about sweat, but if you’re finding the underwire irritating it sounds like you’re either wearing the wrong bra size (no shame there – something like 80% of women are estimated to be in the wrong bra size and don’t realize it) or else your bras just aren’t the right bras for your breast shape and size, or both.
Post # 3
catskillsinjune : It appears that the greatest-offending bra is actually a brand new Third Love one. I was previously professionally fit at an upscale lingerie boutique in my prior city, but that was years ago, and I have gained weight. I currently believe I am a 40-42 F, FF or G (depending on brand and style), and I now live in a rural area, so I have to take my chances with online purchasing, trying on and returning. I thought the 42F Third Love Bra was nice, fit well and was comfortable, so I have now purchased a total of three of them (first one — and had no significant problems, so I ordered two more.) It’s one of the two new ones that seems to cause the biggest issue.
This all started when I went on a weekend retreat in September where there was no AC, and I not only ended up sweating a lot and developing a heat rash, but my new bras in particular seemed to cause some abrasion in the area of the rash. That calmed down with a prescription anti-fungal and steroid combo, but I wore one of the new bras earlier this week, and it returned. (The other two don’t seem to cause the same amount of irritation. I’ve now removed the most bothersome one out of circulation.)
I had never heard of bra liners either until last weekend. When I happened upon them accidentally online, I thought, hmmm. I’d like to try some, but I want to query the bees first, because, they are a great resource! 🙂
Post # 4
Brielle : oh no! I’ve actually had really good luck with Third love bras. Have you thought about contacting them?
Post # 5
Interested in seeing more. My skin is so sensitive, I don’t think it matters what type of bra I wear it’s going to rub a bit somewhere and cause irritation.
Post # 6
I stopped the irritation I was getting at work – I work a physically demanding job so I’m literally sweating all day – by honestly putting some deodorant where my band rests before I put my bra on. (And I used to have the WORST rashes and skin irritations. After a few days at work it looked like someone had burned the skin underneath my breasts.)
Nike also sells dri-fit sports bras to help keep you dry throughout the day. I haven’t tried them yet so I’m not entirely sure how well they work but I’ve never had a problem with their compression shorts or gym shorts letting me down so I’m sure their bras are just as top notch.