A Beginner's Guide to Undoing a Bra
What's that, sonny? You've never undone a bra before? Well, gee whiz! You've come to the right place!
If there's one thing I love to do, it's undoing bras. When other kids were out playing catch, learning basic social skills, and learning to read and write, I was sitting at home, having a go at various female undergarments. I know my stuff.
Lucky for you, I've decided to share my knowledge. By the end of this guide, you'll know how to remove not only simple bras but also slightly more advanced chest-supporting contraptions (because god knows, they're out there). You shall find that the process is by no means daunting, and is, on the contrary, quite satisfying and fun!
Basic Bra ATTACK!
Let's start with the basics: undoing a simple, no-frills (aside from the obvious cute bows and lace) bra. Seeing as most womenfolk are somewhat uncreative with their undergarments, you're most likely to encounter one of these.
Take a look at the basic components pictured above. Nothing to be afraid of here. What you see is two hooks at one end of the bra and three rows of eyes (to accommodate varying sizes). Seeing as you're a real sharp kid, you probably realize that the hooks loop through the eyes. Well done! Someone ought to give you a medal.
But let's address the important part: how these two ends may be separated. All this entails is a simple one-handed pinch.
- Place one thumb on one end of the clasp and one forefinger on the other side
- Pinch the ends in toward each other
- Before long, the hooks will slide out of the eyes
Voila! The ends of the bra will SPRING apart in a most satisfying fashion.
Level 2: The Negligee
Undoing a girl's bra is like riding a bike. Once you get it down, you've got it down. But wait! There's more! That's right—you'll find the classic bra clasp in more incarnations than just the simple bikini-like bra. Many slips and negligees, for example, utilize the same clasping system.
For the most part, disassembly steps are EXACTLY the same:
- Put fingers in place at either side
But then you'll have to deal with the pull-up or step-out-of dilemma—basically whether the slip should be subsequently pulled over your dear friend's head, or whether it should be slid down and stepped out of. This depends on two factors:
- Your lady friend's hair/makeup
- The sort of back said slip or negligee has
If your lady friend has fancy hair or makeup going on, do not muss it up by pulling what might be slightly abrasive (e.g., lacy) fabric over it. Bad bad bad. In such cases, it is either better to pull the slip down, or to step back and let your opponent remove the rest of the garment herself.
If your counterpart happens to be wearing a negligee or slip that has a rather sizable opening in the back, it is meant to be slid down and stepped out of. If you realize that most of the back is exposed as you're undoing the clasp, by all means, feel free to just slide the thing down. If, however, there is no open back, this is most obviously a pullover style garment, so if you think you can manage and harbor the bravery, feel free (with your friend's assistance), to pull the garment over her head—shame on her for wearing something so difficult!
Getting Advanced: The Corset!
When you think of corsets, you might be reminded of the days of yore, but these convenient undergarments are still very much utilized, and make frequent comebacks.
Thankfully, unless you're dealing with specially made/particularly expensive/period costume pieces, most corsets you'll be coming up against are nothing more than amplified bras, at least when it comes to disassembly. That is to say, most utilize the same hook and clasp system that you'll find on mainstream bras.
The key to undoing these suckers, then, is just a calm disposition and a methodical approach. There are two main ways by which you can go about parting the sides of this camisole-like undergarment:
- You may employ the pinch-and-release method, starting at the top and moving downward
- You may utilize two flat hands at either side of the corset to squeeze each entire end together and release all the hooks from the eyes on one fell swoop (this is what I prefer).
This may take a bit of practice, but removing corsets is, in principle, as simple as removing simple bras. In my humble opinion, removing corsets, at least with hook-and-eye fastening, is easier than removing slips or negligees, because they come right off the front when undone.
Having a go at undoing a girl's bra might seem daunting at the beginning, but I hope this guide has proven to you just how simple the process is. In fact, removing bras today is easier than it has been for decades. I mean, consider what the 1800s dandy was up against! Proper ladies had ATTENDANTS lace up their undergarments for them... heck, men had to practically be tailors to disassemble them! Really, you've got it easy.
Not all bras utilize the clasp system outlined above, but those that do not are either sports bras, which are simply to be removed like shirts, or have buckle-like clasps, which you're more likely to be familiar with. So rest easy.
I hope you've found this guide to be helpful. If you have any additional tips to share, feel free to leave a comment.
And godspeed, Casanova. Godspeed.
© 2011 Simone Haruko Smith