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Front-Close Underwire Bra by Glamorise®

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Front-Close Underwire Bra by Glamorise®: This bra will make every style in your suitcase look even better. Made of a breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, it features a unique design that eliminates shoulder strain and the extra-wide padded straps won't pinch or pull. You'll love the convenient front closure with underwire support, lace-top cups and tapered straps to distribute weight more comfortably. Adjustable straps add custom comfort.
  • Nylon/spandex/polyester
  • Hand wash
  • Imported
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Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
4.55

(based on 51 reviews)

June 13, 2018
5.05
"So comfortable and it fits perfectly."
By Joanne
Naples, FL
May 03, 2018
4.05
"Very comfortable."
April 06, 2018
5.05
"I love these! Due to my disability I must have front closures. These fit great and the wider straps don't slip or slide off. Life is good, thank you Travelsmith."
By Iris Warren
TX
March 29, 2018
5.05
"This is a well make good fitting bra. Glad I caught it on sale and received it sooner than I expected. I would recommend it to others. Thank you TravelSmith!"
January 12, 2018
5.05
"I love the front closure, not usually offered by most companies. The size for me is perfect and I greatly appreciate the padded shoulder straps."
December 22, 2017
1.05
"I ordered 3 Glamorize bras with front openings. They are all awful. The material is stiff and scratchy. They do not fit. The front clasp is very difficult. I have lost $21 between shipping charges and return shipping. I will probably never order from Travelsmith again."
November 23, 2017
5.05
"Love this bra!!! Especially being able to fasten it in the front!!!"
By Anonymous
October 08, 2016
5.05
"Best bra for me - This front hook bra is now a necessity for me since I have arthritis in one arm and shoulder. I also need the padded straps for the comfort they bring me. The fit and support are perfect, and the bra is very attractive too. I'll be ordering more in the fu- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
September 20, 2016
4.05
"Good bra - Once I figured out how to open and close it I was pleased. Some directions wound have been helpful.- I recommend this product."
By charlenehazzard
Western N.Y.
September 02, 2016
5.05
"Finally,,,,my dream bra.... - I have been searching for the perfect bra for me forever. I was recently with 5 friends whom I have known and met with monthly for 45 (!) years. I told them that I was looking for a wonderful bra that fit well, was comfortable, had wide padded straps, had- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Roswell, GA
August 07, 2016
5.05
"Ordering another one - This bra is very comfortable. Hard to find a great front close with good fit in my size. I'll be ordering more, while I can still get them!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Philadelphia
July 23, 2016
1.05
"Find another option - This bra does not run true to size, its front clasp is difficult to snap closed, and there is not comfort to its shoulder straps. Find yourself another bra of this type is you have large breasts.I would not recommend this product."
By kapco77
Wenatchee WA
June 02, 2016
5.05
"Love this Bra - I love these bras. I wear a plus size and now only usefront closing bras. These are perfect. Very happy I amable to get them.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
IN
February 29, 2016
5.05
"The most comfortable bra I own - I have been buying the other front hook bra from Travel Smith for a couple years. You just can't find a good front hook and TS has it! This new model was added, so I ordered one since I have trouble with bras having the straps too short. I am pleasantly s- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Idaho
January 23, 2016
5.05
"Fantastic! - These bras offer great support, are comfortable, stay in place, and are exceptionally easy if you have shoulder problems.- I recommend this product."
By alene
ny,ny
January 23, 2016
4.05
"good front closure bra - i bought this bra on a friend's recommendation. she did me a favor.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Northern Colorado
December 15, 2015
3.05
"Review after 3 months - I bought couple of these in September and wear them now and then. BUT, when it's cold, the seam on the cup rubs in just the wrong place. . . and it hurts! Not sure what to do about it. I may have to return them. I wish there was a bit of lining or a softe- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Virginia
December 05, 2015
5.05
"Very comfortable - Very comfortable bra and also easy to put on. Wish it came in black!- I recommend this product."
By nelsonlbe
San Diego, Ca
November 29, 2015
4.05
"Just not for me - This bra seems to be of high quality construction and the appearance is quite pretty. The problem is once I put it on and made a few adjustments, the look was very pointy. It looked like the fashion about 40 years ago. I just didn't like the look at all.- I recommend this product."
By izasynnott
Boston, MA
November 28, 2015
4.05
"Looking for new bra - I ordered 2 Glamorise bras in the same size but different colors. Unfortunately they didn't fit properly; my bust looked very pointy which isn't good. I returned both of them but full credit has not been issued. I received $51.13 on Nov 10th but the bras- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Grand Rapids MI
September 30, 2015
5.05
"great bra - Looks great, feels good, well made, pretty. Love the wide straps!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Northern Colorado
September 22, 2015
5.05
"Hard to fit -- this bra is a perfect fit! - I'm a hard to fit 42B . . . hardly anyone makes my size, and most of the time, the cup is too big. . . . This bra is perfect. Stays put, very comfortable ALL day long, with no shoulder slippage. I wish it came in black-- I'd convert completely. As it is,- I recommend this product."
By mikewearsbras
Boston Massachusetts
August 21, 2015
5.05
"Easy To Wear - The single front hook makes this bra so easy to wear.. Long time crossdresser and a long time wearer of Glamorise bras.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Bakersfield, Ca
July 17, 2015
5.05
"Best Purchase Ever - Wow! I have never had such a well fitting, comfortable bra.I will buying more.- I recommend this product."
By cvacjo
Upstate SC
July 12, 2015
5.05
"Underwire Bra Perfection - Ideal bra support & product design - DrCCJones*Websites: Amazon - Barnes&Noble - Xlibris*Book Titles: Episodic Scenes - Storytelling - Adages:The Proverbial Life*Read online for less $'s- I recommend this product."
By boog4me
pa
May 25, 2015
4.05
"best bra I've found - I've been wearing this style for 2 years and in that time frame have ordered 5 more. very good fit and easy to put on. Iwear a bra most days for support and it does the job.- I recommend this product."
By gaskill.debbie
Denver, Colorado
May 02, 2015
5.05
"Supremely comfortable - I hope this one is not discontinued! The fit is great. The shoulder straps are wide and padded and have not slipped off my shoulders. The side panels are also extra wide adding to overall comfort while providing an attractive appearance under clothing. I- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 11, 2015
5.05
"Lovely fit of underwire bra - I love convenience of purchasing an item like this on-line and getting something that is perfect and comfortable fit. I have now purchased 3 of this particular style from TravelSmith- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
March 06, 2015
5.05
"First Truly Comfortable Bra - This is my first truly comfortable bra. I am 5'-3", 114 pounds and wear a 38C bra, I have purchased so many different bras in the past but none have fit me right. Soma was one of the best but even that had its drawbacks. It had beautiful and comfortable c- I recommend this product."
By anniew1942
Oceanside Ca.
February 04, 2015
5.05
"will re-order - awesome service, very helpful associates, very happy with product.- I recommend this product."
By lindakay
Tennessee
December 11, 2014
5.05
"Glamorise Front-Close Underwire Bra - So comfortable, right size (34B_ Fits perfect!!!I will buy others,,,thanks,- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
WA state
December 08, 2014
4.05
"Fits well - Llke the front opening. Fits well and is good looking- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Arizona
November 24, 2014
3.05
"Good Quality Bra - The Glamorise bra is a good fitting quality bra. Only 3 stars for service because another item placed on same order was discontinued---only I was not aware of that until I received the bra and the packing slip stated other item was discontinued. Should ha- I recommend this product."
By silverado
northern Wisconsin
August 24, 2014
5.05
"wonderful fit! - I took a chance that this bra would give me the supportand lift as advertised! I was not disappointed! its a goodfit, comfortable and does not ride up! Love it!- I recommend this product."
By noliz16
Miami
August 03, 2014
5.05
"Front-Close Perfection - Very beautiful bra, fits well. I have ordered and reordered this bra. I love the front closure and it is not easy to find a "pretty" bra in that style. This is perfect.- I recommend this product."
By patricereese
Richmond , VA
July 06, 2014
5.05
"Great Bra - This is the most comfortable bra ever !!! I love the fit and the easy in and out.- I recommend this product."
By deveer1999
Williams, Oregon
July 01, 2014
5.05
"awesome fit and style - This is the perfect bra. I'm so glad you carry my size as it is hard to get these days. They are comfortable and wear well. I really love my new bra's.- I recommend this product."
By daltoneliz
San Francisco
June 28, 2014
5.05
"Very Comfortable bra. Great purchase. - I don't usually wear underwire bras but this is a very comfortable fit. I especially like the front closure.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Iowa
June 23, 2014
5.05
"Best Bras Ever - These bras are amazing. I have paid twice this amount for bras and never was satisfied. Love them!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 03, 2014
5.05
"Best Bras ever - I have paid nearly twice the amount for bras that never quite fit or were comfortable. These are the best bras I have ever had. They fit just right and are so comfortable.- I recommend this product."
By dayspring22
South Carolina
May 03, 2014
4.05
"Runs small - This is a quality bra - very lovely. However, it does run rather small. I have returned the one I ordered for a larger size.- I recommend this product."
By jsholm
Bardstown KY
April 14, 2014
5.05
"Just what I was Looking For - Because of complications with arthritis, I couldn't fasten my bra and went on a search for one with a front closure. This was is perfect and I'll be ordering more. I'm in my seventies; active, work, travel and volunteer and needed a fashionable bra to go- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Richmond , VA
April 11, 2014
5.05
"Wonderful Bra - This bra is so comfortable. Easy to put on and off. And the straps never fall down.- I recommend this product."
By DLMP1947
Sun City, AZ
March 27, 2014
5.05
"Great Bra - I really like this bra. Fits very well. Comfortable.But I found it cheaper elsewhere, and ordered two more from them.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Richmond , VA
March 23, 2014
5.05
"Wonderful Bra !!! - I love this bra. It is very comfortable and supportive.- I recommend this product."
By mad516
Charlotte, NC
March 16, 2014
1.05
"Purchase that was never received. - It is very difficult to review a product that I didn't receive after 4-6 weeks of waiting. How long must I wait for product on back order?I would not recommend this product."
By tillman.kathleen
Weatherford Tx.
March 06, 2014
5.05
"I have been searching for front load bras that come in a size below 36. When I got the bra I thought it was too small but after getting it hooked and adjusted it fit fine.- I recommend this product."
By Judy_alley
Minnesota
February 24, 2014
1.05
"Poor purchase - The front closing clasp was very difficult to close. I thought it would be helpful, but it definitely wasn't. Engineering on the front closing needs some work.I would not recommend this product."
By scnlincourt
Vermont
February 13, 2014
5.05
"It's hard to find a comfortable bra. Make sure it fits.I always buy mine at Victoria Secrets because if yournot sure of size,etc they are very helpful. But I amvery satisfied with this bra..- I recommend this product."
By ruthanthony
February 13, 2014
5.05
"This bra is the best for us "mature" ladies. - The fit is superb and the straps were made for me!wide straps are very comfortable. I'm a small lady and appreciate the comfort!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Virginia
January 20, 2014
5.05
"Best bra ever - I am in my late 70s and it has taken me this long to find the best bra ever. Pretty, comfortable, great support....has every thing any woman would want in a bra.- I recommend this product."