How Do Bra Extenders Work?

Often used as a quick fix, bra extenders are small pieces of fabric with hook and eye closures that attach to your current bra to extend the length of the band. This bra hack can come in handy when in a pinch, but oftentimes, the best bras don’t need one to begin with. For those curious about bra extenders, here are a few pros and cons for using this bra accessory.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Bra extenders can elongate the band if the band feels tight or provide more hook options if you find yourself between band sizes (For example, a 32 band is too small and a 34 band is too big).

Cons: Using a bra extender can distort the bra, affecting the fit and longevity. This is similar to using a racerback bra clip on a non-racerback bra style, which can pull on the band and straps. The small rectangular fabric may not stay securely attached to your bra as well.