In March, Handler posted an enlightening picture to mark the change of season. She had a wreath of flowers on her head and her hands were full of marijuana joints.
“Celebrating the first day of #spring and Day 8 of #socialdistancing…with lots of weed and a flower crown. Swipe to see how I really feel about it. You don’t have to tell me twice to stay home. Please stay safe and stay home, if you can.”
But she has another fun video up her sleeve.
“You can just take one of your bras, if you have big boobs, and go like this,” she said in an Instagram video, as she wrapped it around her face and neck.
“Then just hook it together,” she says, twisting the fabric around until the hooks fastened.
She captioned the how-to video: “With masks in short supply, we have to take matters into our own hands. Men included. #corona #diy,” so the video was only partly tongue in cheek.
And it works for men as well as women!
Handler’s idea isn’t revolutionary, like the bra itself was. Lots of people have already been using bra masks to try to keep from catching coronavirus. No word yet on how good it works, but it’s helpful to know that there is a future use for all those bras that fit wrong / are ugly / have a couple rips here and there.
And Huffington Post notes that bra masks can be pretty effective in keeping those coronavirus germs away.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say now that people should wear some kind of face mask when they’re out in public. Since N95 masks are scarce, people have had to come up with other solutions.
And cloth face masks sound like something almost anyone can get and use. The CDC has provided some guidelines for these cloth masks so that they are at their most effective.
Huffington Post writes:
“Per guidelines, masks should be made from household items or common materials and should fit snugly against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction and be able to be washed and machine dried without causing damage.”
Well, a fair amount of bras have made it through numerous wash cycles, so they meet that criteria. The mask should “fit snugly,” (check) and bras already have hooks – (check). Plus, the straps are mighty handy as ear loops. Unless you wear those metal cone things that Madonna used to wear, it’s a good bet your bras are breathable too.
So get to work and give those old bras new life.