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Guest Alexander James

I've been having a binder since.... September...

NOW I'M TIRED OF IT ROLLING UP!!! D:<

It annoys me to no end, and it makes my chest not flat when it does it, and well.... it's annoying to then go to the restroom (I HATE public restrooms men's or women's) just to fix it.... >_____<;;;

Anyone has tips on how to stop the rolling up of the binder... -______-

Mines a tri-top from underworks

THANK YOU~

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Guest Raging Shadow

i have tri top and it doesn't really roll up. but when it does i just pull it back down. i personnally dont think its a big deal. try positioning you chestcles the make your chest flatter when it rolls up.

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Guest Joe Cool

Hey Alexander,

That seems to be an annoying fact with a lot of biders. Sometimes trying to just fold the bottom of the binder up a little, (like a cuff) if that makes sense, can help. There are binders from Underworks that are full length and you can tuck them into your underware and that helps keep those ones from riding up and rolling. I hope this helps a little and maybe othes have bette suggestions for you!

Joe

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Guest Miles

Agreed with Joe.

if that doesn't work, and you have someone you can trust with a sewing machine, you can maybe just make it a bit shorter.

But when mine rolls up, it just scrunches up and just sits there... nothing I can really do. :/

-Miles

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I have the tri-top, too, and have been binding with it for 3 years, and it always flips up in the front. It's not really uncomfortable, but sometimes it can be visible through my shirt (like when I'm lifting weights or moving my arms around). I don't think there's really anything you can do about it. Not putting it in the drier will help prevent this, but even if you never put it in the drier, it'll happen eventually. I heard one person suggest once to sew some fabric onto the bottom of it and then tuck it into your shirt. That might help, I don't know.

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Guest Sunshine
I've been having a binder since.... September...

NOW I'M TIRED OF IT ROLLING UP!!! D:<

It annoys me to no end, and it makes my chest not flat when it does it, and well.... it's annoying to then go to the restroom (I HATE public restrooms men's or women's) just to fix it.... >_____<;;;

Anyone has tips on how to stop the rolling up of the binder... -______-

Mines a tri-top from underworks

THANK YOU~

Have y'all tried shirt stays? Normally they are used by men to keep a shirt tucked in, but should prevent curling too. They cost about $7. They might be called Military Uniform Shirt Stays. I used to use them a lot.

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Guest Nicodeme

I just looked them up and they seem like a good idea (I opted for the tri-top too...I'm waiting for mine to come in the mail.) Luckily, I'm very savvy with a needle and thread, so I can probably just baste-stitch a bunch of black fabric onto it. (I opted for it in black, 'cause I remember hearing that it does a better job at compression, since it's a slightly different material.)

I've also been told numerous times that wearing a tight-fitting t-shirt under the binder will help keep it from flipping up. (Maybe you could safety-pin it in a few problem areas?) And just in case...maybe wear one on top?

I'll let you know what I come up with once I get mine and can do a little troubleshooting of my own. Though I think a binder rolling up will be kind of refreshing for me. I'm so used to my ace bandages rolling down. <_<

(Just out of curiosity...is the tri-top working for you, compression-wise?)

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Guest SamTheMan

I'm really worried about rolling too when I get my first binder. I'm hoping getting the chest-only compression binder from Underworks might eliminate that since it only has mild compression below the chest and can be tucked in.

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Guest Adrian

I'm afraid I don't know anything about that. Is there a possibility some spray-starch would help, or would that make it stupid-stiff?

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Guest Nicodeme
Sometimes trying to just fold the bottom of the binder up a little, (like a cuff) if that makes sense, can help

You can do something like this, except fold it over your growths, to take advantage of how it tends to fold over and get a little extra compression. Mine came on Saturday morning and that's what I figured out. I have the growths pushed up to look like pecs and have the binder folded over them halfway so that the other bulging is kept in place. It doesn't quite work for someone with skinny arms like me, but generally if you situate the bulge a little bit higher and can keep it separated, it'll look much more like a cisguy's chest. And, more importantly, it's not rolling up anymore!

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I just looked them up and they seem like a good idea (I opted for the tri-top too...I'm waiting for mine to come in the mail.) Luckily, I'm very savvy with a needle and thread, so I can probably just baste-stitch a bunch of black fabric onto it. (I opted for it in black, 'cause I remember hearing that it does a better job at compression, since it's a slightly different material.)

This is the most common solution I hear of: cutting the bottom off a black (or white) t-shirt and sewing it onto the bottom of the binder to make it long enough to tuck. Underworks has already done this FOR us since they improved the tri-top by making it longer, but that doesn't help the rest of us who ordered them when they were shorter lol.

I think I'm going to give the shirt stays a try. I have a HUGE problem with my binder riding up; I think it has to do with my chest being huge, since it rolls all the way up above my fleshbags. It doesn't really bother me to adjust my binder in public though. I wear a spandex shirt or A shirt underneath my binder (which doesn't help the issue at all) so it's not like I'm exposing anything. I think at first I was a little annoyed but it happens so often and is so uncomfortable I can't go to the bathroom every time it happens, so I got used to fixing it right then and there.

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