How did we ever reach bras with fasteners in the back? We didn’t reach blouses with buttons in the back. Were the hooks and eyes in the back of the brassiere some kind of sadistic, puritanical design, the purpose of which was to make it harder for men to undo them? Was it to exercise and stretch out the muscles of our chests, or was it just a simple holdover from the days of corsets which laced in the back?
No matter. That was then and this is now, and I can speak to the fact that this design contributes to the gradual destruction of our wimpy little rotator cuffs. I’m calling on women to ditch those back-snapping bras in favor of clasps in the front. Make it easier… on men and women alike. They’re coming off no matter what, so what if you decide whether your rotator cuffs are worth the itty-bitty change? I can tell you they are. It’s important to ditch those back-clasping sport bras.
I’m also calling on bra designers to make more front opening bras. Bra manufacturers are slowly responding to the demand. There are more selections now than in the past. A lot of us used to find that front snaps would accidentally come undone at inopportune moments, but designers have developed front locking clasps which work quite nicely.
Want to know the quickest way to tear your fifty-year-old rotator cuff right in two? Repeatedly remove sweaty sport bras over your head. Seek out front zipping, snapping or clasping sport bras. There are plenty out there from which to choose. If all else fails… Close your bras in the front and turn them around to the back.