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A Victoria's Secret Push-Up Bra Mysteriously Ruined My Shirt

The bizarre case of the leaky bra.

Chances are you've heard of the Victoria's Secret push-up bra.

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Well, I was wearing my VS push-up bra out for drinks one night when someone noticed a small stain on my shirt.

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I ignored it for a minute, but by the end of the night…the spot KEPT GROWING. Eventually, my shirt was covered in a mystery stain.

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I was wearing a jacket, so I knew I couldn't have spilled anything on it. So, naturally, I started to freak out and assume I MIGHT BE LACTATING.*

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*Even though I don't have a baby and am in no way a new mother (unless you count plants).

I got home, took off my shirt, and noticed that only the left side of the bra was soaked in this weird oil. Once I realized it wasn't coming from me, I cut open the bra...

NOTE: It was a VERY old bra. I wouldn’t just go cutting up that kind of money if the bra wasn't close to its last days.
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NOTE: It was a VERY old bra. I wouldn’t just go cutting up that kind of money if the bra wasn't close to its last days.

...AND THERE WAS A LIQUID SACK INSIDE.

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Granted, it was an older Victoria's Secret bra, but IT LITERALLY POURED OUT LIQUID.

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Like any good detective, I did some googling and realized other people have had similar experiences.

This Reddit user also had her Victoria's Secret bra explode unexpectedly and ruin her clothes.
Reddit / Via reddit.com

This Reddit user also had her Victoria's Secret bra explode unexpectedly and ruin her clothes.

In 2008, there was even a class-action lawsuit filed related to the oil, after some customers claimed that their bras were "contaminated with formaldehyde" and that they'd experienced rashes and scarring from their bras.

The company denies that formaldehyde is used in its products.

I tried many remedies to remove it, but the oil-like liquid never came out of my shirt. After a little more research, I learned it's normal for push-up bras to have these little liquid packs inside them. *Usually* they don't cause any problems, but when the bras are older and overworn it can cause them to leak.

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