Underwire Bra & Airport Security
When I went through pre-check, I set off the metal detector. When a pat-down revealed nothing on my person (and I was already barefoot), the TSA agents had me go through the metal detector. I still set it off.
The male TSA agent there asked me, “Do you have…. wires in your bra?” I looked a little shocked and offered up that my bra (which I frequently wear through security) had underwire in it. “You shouldn’t wear ANYTHING with wires in it through security,” the TSA agent barked at me.
I turned a little white, thinking I might get stripped of my bra at the TSA checkpoint. Luckily, the lady who had done my patdown walked back over, rolled her eyes at the other agent and said, “EVERY bra has underwire in it.” Not 100% factual, but 100% helpful.
But I’m not the only person who has had bra issues going through the TSA check point.
A woman missed her flight thanks to wearing an underwire bra, and there are countless reports of TSA agents advising women not to wear underwire.
And even though falsies and augmented bras are allowed no matter your sex or gender, the TSA has still harassed people going through TSA security with a little extra pizzazz to their appearances.