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Mesh Bra Air Dryers

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Because some of the nicer bras can get ruined in a tumble dryer, it is suggested that we ladies let our bras air dry instead. The problem with air drying is that hanging them distorts the shape of the cups, especially the lightly padded ones, and causes strange wrinkles that can persist until washed again. I think it's time ladies have a way to effectively solve this problem.

Manufacturers have standard bra sizes, so it should be easy to make these: shaped "busts" made of light, but sturdy mesh wire (non-rusting, please). These could be sold everywhere for a nominal price. To use, simply place a freshly washed bra over the "bust", making sure any wrinkles are smoothed out, and set out (perhaps on top of the dryer in the laundry closet) to allow to air dry. Bras will retain their shape and fit better. I could use a bunch of these for my weekly wash.

XSarenkaX, Feb 21 2003

Perhaps a variation on the "Ball Cap Buddy"? http://www.wdrake.c...=9831983&PID=279014
[half, Oct 04 2004]

using gravity to design an arch http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1169.htm
scroll down a bit to see the catenary curve [mihali, Oct 04 2004]

body casting http://users.tinywo...nt2/bodycasting.htm
[sufc, Oct 04 2004]

Would you, could you? http://groups.yahoo...surveys?id=11055201
[DrCurry, Oct 04 2004]

Flash Your Rack http://www.flashyourrack.com/flash.cgi
All sorts of tatas, chichis, bazoombas, etc. [XSarenkaX, Oct 04 2004]


       Hm, that "Bra Protector" is not quite it. The folding of the bra into itself would not allow it to dry. On top of that, it creates new wrinkles and even flips one cup inside out - which I hate.   

       If you find one more like what I describe, I'd be interested.
XSarenkaX, Feb 21 2003

       I sort of figured it would need to be made smaller, at least in most cases.   

       A simple form made from plastic similar to the links should be quite bakeable and I'd be surprised if it doesn't exist someplace.   

       It would probably only need to be something for the bra to rest on while air drying rather than being trapped in clam-shell style. That simpler design would allow stacking and more compact storage when not in use per [XSarenkaX]'s "I could use a bunch of these".
half, Feb 21 2003

       My point was that the outer piece shown in the link would likely be superfluous and even contrary to the author's stated purpose. (Same goes for the "Ball Cap Buddy" design)   

       //preference/experience// Oops, I was replying to [blissmiss], and [XSarenkaX] snuck in there. (And I've never met either of them so it wasn't an evaluation.)
half, Feb 21 2003

       [Dimandja]: My nice bras deserve something nicer than a couple of plastic, one-size-fits-all "Bra Protectors" under them, kinda willy-nillily attached somehow.   

       I'm surprised no one has posted a link for craft mesh wire (for sculpting and molding into shapes) and suggested everyone mold their own. I suppose it's a possibility, but that's a lot of time, money, work just for one.   

       Mass produce these things in bra sizes, rather than real bust sizes (you know there is a variance) for the best shape for each bra. I might be better off making a mold of a store mannequin.
XSarenkaX, Feb 21 2003

       <amusement level = "mild">It's a whole 'nother world for you femmes, isn't it?</a>
angel, Feb 21 2003

       There is clearly a need for improvement in bra manufacturing standards, since they are this prone to damage from wearing and washing, which are the only two things you do with them.
waugsqueke, Feb 21 2003

       [waugs] - did you ask DrC?
PeterSilly, Feb 21 2003

       Silly, he's never seen one except for the Sears catalog(ue).   

       I love the phrase "depending on your tatas". We have to work that into conversation more often.
waugsqueke, Feb 21 2003

       Sore nerve, Dr?
PeterSilly, Feb 21 2003

       //There is clearly a need for improvement in bra manufacturing standards, since they are this prone to damage from wearing and washing, which are the only two things you do with them.//   

       but if the bras lasted longer, eventually the bra manufacturers would not anyone to sell to and they would go out of business! it's the same with nylon stocking manufacturers..   

       seriously though, what if you hung the bra so that cups hang down and gravity helps them keep their shape? it's said that many architects have created arch designs in a similar manner, by taking a rope and hanging its two ends from the ceiling, gravity would create a natural curve.   

       see link.
mihali, Feb 21 2003

       <wear>wash / rinse, repeat, have 'wax blow dry, heh</wear>
thumbwax, Feb 21 2003

       How about a kit which would conform to the shape of each individual woman’s breasts?
I'm thinking about - I can't think of a better example than one of those one piece, wood fruit baskets. You know, the kind that lay flat on the table but hang like a bowl when suspended. The kit would consist of concentric rings, each connected to the next with miniature cross bracing, much like a baby gate. When the device has been pulled all the way to the torso a locking mechanism would cause it to retain that exact shape.
It would be collapsible for travel and ideal for women whose breasts are two different sizes. Also women who are nursing could adjust to their new size.
This might even help to have custom bras made without having to go in for a fitting.

       It astonishes me how many of XsX's ideas are female specific, but I absolutely have to crois this one. My favourite bra is looking a bit worse for wear after repeated tumble drying.
madradish, Feb 22 2003

       Makes a change, in that most bra ideas seem to be male specific. Both here and in real life.
egbert, Feb 22 2003

       [blissmiss]://I feel badly for XsX. Here she posted a relevant, coherent idea, and we confiscated it and turned it into a peep show. Please accept my apologies, from the very bosom of my soul.//   

       Don't worry. The 12 croissants at the top make it all worthwhile. And besides, I expected a "peep show" from this group. :)
XSarenkaX, Feb 23 2003

       Latex body casting may be a way to go for this idea.See link
sufc, Feb 23 2003

       I have this unshakeable mental picture of Sarenka drying her bras by tying both ends to the back of her motorcycle, and letting the wind fill them out.
DrCurry, Feb 24 2003

       Too bad I don't own a motorcycle. Where'd you get that idea, [Doc]?
XSarenkaX, Feb 24 2003

       Now that would be telling... (though I hasten to add that my vision did not involve exposed flesh until bliss mentioned it).
DrCurry, Feb 24 2003

       There was no "dodging". What's wrong with nudiness?
XSarenkaX, Feb 24 2003

       //I expected a "peep show" from this group// Hey, don't blame me. I tried to keep it serious.
I just had another thought though. My dryer came with a rack for drying shoes without them tumbling around in the drum. The rack just sits in the interior in contact with the back wall and front wall. XSX's idea would probably be a nice accessory to this accessory.
half, Feb 24 2003

       [I think this calls for another inglybingly poll.]
DrCurry, Feb 24 2003

       What the hell is an inglybingly poll?
Worldgineer, Feb 24 2003

       [See link.]
DrCurry, Feb 24 2003

       I would like to offer my humble services to the lady bakers (bakerettes?): Should they wash any particularly delicate items of their lingerie and do not wish to put them in the tumble dryer, I would be happy to dry them.
Carefully post them to me and with a *secret* method, I will expertly dry them. Expect them to be returned after a 'short time'.
Jinbish, Feb 24 2003

       You'll just need to wash them all over again.
DrCurry, Feb 24 2003

       That body soil thing is haunting me. I rarely wear a bra. Is my body soil fasting? Will it eventually go Donner Party and feast on something else? And what about erosion??
bungston, Feb 24 2003

       Are all of your shirts getting thiner in the breast area?
Worldgineer, Feb 25 2003

       Mine are getting tighter in the breast area. And the shoulders, neck, waist...
egbert, Feb 25 2003

       That's a different phenomena, called dryer syndrome. This is where all of your clothes keep shrinking, and can usually be blamed on the dryer. Buying larger sizes counteracts this for a while.
Worldgineer, Feb 25 2003

       Not yet I haven't. Not for another two weeks.
egbert, Feb 25 2003

       Bliss, shall we have the sugar mountain party in egbert's honor?
Worldgineer, Feb 25 2003

       Make it a chocolate mountain and you're on.
egbert, Feb 25 2003

       Why wearing a bra at all? Come on girls, it's the 21st century we're living on. Let's set our "chichis" free!.   

       (can I come to the chocolate mountain party still?)
Pericles, Feb 25 2003

       <lying, stunned by thoughts of mountains of chocolate and lady's lingerie>
Jinbish, Feb 25 2003

       //Why wearing a bra at all? Come on girls, it's the 21st century we're living on. Let's set our "chichis" free!.//   

       Actually, I have set them free today. The problem is, for some reason, society is just not ready to ignore the little "temperature gauges". I can get away with free chichis at work only if I layer enough.   

       P.S. I want chocolate, too.
XSarenkaX, Feb 25 2003

       // Let's set our "chichis" free!.//   

       chichis, tatas... almost makes ya hungry.
waugsqueke, Feb 25 2003

       //I can get away with free chichis at work only if I layer enough.//   

       Your job doesn't involve any running then?
Helium, Feb 25 2003

       No, but even if it did, my tatas aren't significant enough to hamper things.
XSarenkaX, Feb 25 2003

       They said on TV that Renee Zellweger had a nice couple of Baftas; now I know what they meant.
angel, Feb 25 2003

Worldgineer, Feb 25 2003

       /Actually, I have set them free today/   

       So is this mfdredundant, then? Now all you need to do is go around barefoot and all your laundry problems will be over!
egbert, Feb 27 2003

       [egbert]: No, it's not - I still need to wear bras for certain kinds of clothing for certain situations, especially work. Setting the tatas free is a luxury I can do at home or under thicker sweaters and stuff, usually, a bra is necessary.   

       [blissmiss]: Sorry, but how much warning do you need? I gave a pretty plain description for that link.
XSarenkaX, Feb 27 2003

       Wondering which pic is XSX...
RayfordSteele, Feb 27 2003

       If you love your tatas, set them free. If they're yours... well, um, they'll stay where they are.
waugsqueke, Feb 27 2003

       Bet you'll never guess, [RayfordSteel]. ;)
XSarenkaX, Feb 27 2003

       When I was *very* young, tatas were referred to as 'deedees' by my brother and my elf. So, when my father would hum "deedeedeeeee deedee dee deedeeeeee", I'd think, *wow, he really likes deedees*. So I asked him 'Does Mom get mad if you sing that song around other women, since she's your wife and stuff?' "What are you talking about, 'wax?" 'Well, you keep singing that song, you know, the dirty one.' "What dirty song? I don't know any dirty songs. I don't even curse." 'I can't say it.' "Yes you can." 'No, I can't. You'll spank me' "No, I won't." 'Promise?' "Promise"<grimace in anticipation of beating><tears streaming>'deedeedeeeee deedee dee deedeeeeee'</tears streaming></grimace in anticipation of beating> "hahahahahaha" 'You're not mad?' "hahahahahaha" "That's not a dirty song?" "hahahahaha, - No, what- hahahaha -ever made you think that?" 'deedees are - well, you know' "No, what?" 'Those things wimmens got up here.' To this day, I haven't heard him hum "deedeedeeeee deedee dee deedeeeeee" since I was 3 going on 4. 'deedeedeeeee deedee dee deedeeeeee'
thumbwax, Feb 27 2003

       Here's a name and jingle for the product:   

       There's something weird
with the washed brassiere,
what you gonna buy?

       Tell me! (GHOSTBUST!)   

       There's something strange
and it looks severe,
what you gonna buy?

       Come on! (GHOSTBUST!)
FarmerJohn, Feb 27 2003

       FJ, if I may..?   

       There's something strained
And it don't look good.
Who you gonna call?
egbert, Feb 28 2003


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