The France Wire
This post is all about my France Underwire!
If you want to know more about underwire styles & the wires I offer check out – Underwire Styles & Body Types
If you’re looking for more info on fitting underwires check out – How to Fit an Underwire
This is one my favourite wires. It’s a less standard wire, with very low sides and front, but it can be used for different body types and bra styles to get different looks! I named this wire after a very good friend of mine, she was struggling to find a wire that suited her ‘wide oval’ petite frame, and this was the perfect wire!
You can find the printable PDF wire chart for this wire here: France Wire Chart PDF
So here are the specs for this wire:
This wire is a very shallow style of wire with a low centre front and low underarm. It’s great for bra styles that are low on either side, and is a much more gentle and relaxed fit, while still giving more shaping and definition than wire-free bras.
BEST FIT FOR:
This wire is great for the wide oval shapes, generally small to medium cup sizes with average size rib cages. If you find your wires are always too tall- these are the wires for you! Alternatively, if you have a more ’round’ shape, these wires are nice for a shallow relaxed fit and can be a great style choice!
There are no patterns currently that are designed for this style of wire, they would require some pattern modifications to work in a standard underwire bra pattern.
I really love this wire for creating dainty and pretty bras and swim suits! Here are my two fav makes with this wire:
As you can see from these styles, they are much lower under the arm, and at the centre front- they give a great relaxed shape with little or no spring to the wire. Super comfy!
Do you love the France Wire? Have you made something gorgeous with it? I’d love to see!