(Closed) I’ve got to get this off my chest … ha ha … (rant)

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

YES YES YES!!! I share your anguish. I started out as a 34DD/E and now 11 weeks in it is time for a new bra. I ordered some pretty Everly Grey maternity dresses online (on sale so not returnable) and when I tried them on, the empire “waist” was up around the middle of my boobs! They look absurd. They were clearly meant for a woman with B cups, max. My boobs are literally more than twice the capacity of the dress!

Why don’t manufacturers realize that pregnant women have bigger boobs than a size zero model???

And does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes maternity dresses that are made to fit a larger bust properly?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m sorry that you are having such a hard time!  I am also well endowed and I have had luck finding bras at figleaves.com.  I popped over there and saw that they had some at pretty reasonable prices in your size, so maybe you want to pick up a new bra that works better with tops?  I thought this one was cute, and you can wear it with lower cut tops if you are comfortable to do that: http://www.figleaves.com/us/product.asp?product=figleaves-basics-Cotton-and-Lace-Moulded-Padded-dd+-Bra&product_id=FIG-SS092185&size=36g&colour=Multicoloured

I know it is hard to adjust to a rapidly changing body.  When I was in college I went from a 32B to a 32DD in two to three months, and I wasn’t even pregnant!  I bet it is so much harder having to deal with a growing belly and boobs!  Good luck finding cute clothes.  I have never been pregnant so I don’t have any experience with maternity clothes.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I have learned a lot about being more well endowed being pregnant – I sympathize with what you larger busted women have to deal with normally! I went from a 32B to a 36D by second trimester.  The types of tops I can wear now is completely different and I inadvertently find myself flashing more cleavage than I mean to because, well, I have never had any before!  And then there is being uncomfortable without a bra on – another problem my previously little perky breasts never encountered before.  I can’t imagine finding maternity clothes with DD++

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

add me to this thread!  I was a 34DD when I got pregnant…sometime about 15 weeks I went for a fitting and went to 36F for one bra @ 38DD for another (w/o gaining a lot of weight!)  now I’m 28 weeks and living in denial…will probably get fitted again soon…today, I’m wearing an XL shop I bought used (and couldn’t try on)…this will be my last time wearing it, as the “empire line” keeps creeping up…an XL!  granted, I’m not a tiny thing, but come on!

I’ve basically had to give in that more cleavage than usuall will be shown, and I’ve mostly been looking for dresses to wear.  If the summer dresses are too strappy/low cut, what I’m doing is buying some lighter winter dresses on super clearance and getting the sleeves chopped off.  I also bought a ton of tanks on sale @ Motherhood, and if I’m feeling more conservative, I wear them backwards under my other clothes!  I swear, no one has noticed the switcheroo.

Also, be prepared that it will be hard to find nursing bras/tanks, but I’ve heard Bravado is a good one for the larger breasted mamas.

Hope that helps!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

hey im not preggers, but i do have 32GG size “women” and i feel your pain. usually i have to buy tops to fit the larger part of my bust and tailor the sides down so i dont look like i am wearing a muumuu all my tops i wear a cami with though. i used to be able to find these HALF camis – that were liek stretchy bras, but they didnt support anything they were like a little dickie for my boobies 🙂 that way i didnt look like a porn star in everything i wore 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I just wanted to write to say you are hilarious and i hope you find a cage for those puppies soon! 😉

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I did find one very pretty maternity dress that fit my large bust quite well. It is by Olian and the dress is called Alexandra. If your bust is larger than a DD you would fit in the size Large.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3081494?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_pla=dresses:women:dress&cm_ite=olian_maternity_'alexandra'_voile_dress:288956&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:trackingCode=07C6006E-1968-DF11-9DA0-002219319097&mr:referralID=NA

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

LOL You girls are scaring me! I’m a 34D normally – what the heck is going to happen when I do get preggers!?!? AHHH!!! 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Snowflake – Porn Star time!!! 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ahhhh…just found out I’m prego and I’m normally a 34G.  🙁  I fear the future.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

a good seamstress could help! I had a bm get pregnant after w ebought the dresses and she had the top rebuilt since she went from a DD to like a G. She doesnt stand out in the pics as having too much cleavage since her seamstress did a great job. it might be worth it to just have a couple cute tops made you could wear through the summer. Maybe an etsy seamstress could help you?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I can only imagine how frustrating this must be.  As a tiny boobed girl myself, I’ve been VERY excited at the increase I’ve had in these first 2 months.  Good luck finding clothes you’re happy with that also don’t cost a fortune!

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