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Monday, November 1, 2010; 12:00 AM

The Breakdown of Bras

Dear Readers: A recent column queried readers to see if they were wearing the correct BRA SIZE, how many bras they had, and did the bras hook in the back or front? Here are just a few of the many comments we received:

- K.M., via e-mail, said: "You made me go through my lingerie drawer and finally sort out the undergarments I don't wear. Some I donated to charity, while others were tossed. Now my dresser is organized and stores the items I really do wear."

- A Reader, via e-mail, said: "I counted my brassieres -- I was amazed that I have 21 in my lingerie drawer. I would say that some of them are at least 15 years old. I still use them, I hand-wash them, and they have kept their shape."

- Sharon in Florida says: "I have always hooked in the back. I just find it easier -- personal preference."

- J.R.B. in New Jersey says: "In regard to your recent column in The Star-Ledger, my bra is hooked in the back. The oldest bra I own is from 1953." So, the oldest bra seems to be from 1953! That's pretty darn old! -- Heloise



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