Large chested ladies. What do you plan to do for bras?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a 34F right now and I have to special order my bras. I kid you not I am 100% natural. (just seems if I gain weight it goes all to my chest) Here’s a link to the site I order off of. It’s not too pricey and they have a really great range of bra types. http://www.brastop.com/

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m a 30H.  I’d recommend bras from http://www.herroom.com, http://www.barenecessities.comhttp://www.bravissimo.comhttp://www.ewa-michalak.plhttp://www.wellfitting.com, and http://www.asos.com. Brastop is also a good source, as a PP mentioned.  Nordstrom also carries a good amount of options in your size range.

32DD is not a very large size, compared to what else is out there 🙂  They’re just not typically available in mainstream stores.  If you live in a large city, try Nordstrom or a specialty bra store.  They can measure you and make sure you’re in the right size.  However, sometimes even specialty store fitters don’t know what they’re talking about, so read up online first.  There are tons of bra blogs out there that have info on fitting. Google Miss Underpinnings, Bras I Hate, The Lingerie Addict, Curvy Wordy, and they link to other good ones that I can’t remember at the moment. 

As far as bras to try, I’d recommend Freya Deco, which is a great stepping stone from VS/other mainstream stores.  The Deco line also includes strapless bras, which even work for me at my size. Cleo brand bras and Ewa Michalak (a Polish brand, but seriously like the best bras out there) are also great.

As far as what I plan to do for bras, I’m undecided on whether I want to get a custom corset/slip combination made for me, or go with the Freya Deco strapless.  I’m wearing it in an upcoming wedding, so we’ll see how it holds up!

Edit: Just realized you posted this in Pregnancy, so it’s not wedding related!  There are pregnancy and nursing options at the stores I linked to!

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Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

SoCalLove:  I started out as a 34D (natural) and they are at least 2 sizes bigger now (I’m 4 months).  It is so ridiculous (i know), but, I have been still wearing mine just wearing a built in bra tank overtop.  I know I need to get new ones I just wanted to hold out as long as possible because they are only getting bigger.

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Oh, and since there’s a possibility of you outgrowing any new bras, check out http://www.bratabase.com. It’s a database where users upload pictures and measurements of their bras, and they can even post fitting questions.  They have a listings section where users can buy, sell, and exchange bras.  I’ve bought and sold on there several times, and I’ve always had good luck.  The community is very supportive.  If you’re not grossed out by using used bras, it would be a great option for getting short term bras while pregnant and then selling them when you’re done!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

VS actually sells size 32DDD (my non-pregnant size)! I had an older bra from there and really just wore it into the ground for as long as I could. I just set the band on the largest setting, and it wasn’t until my third tri that I started to really have issues with it. Mainly, it was the underwire no longer containing the full bottom circumferance of my boob… which meant lots and lots of rib pain. I just went out and bought a couple comfy nursing bras that are lightly padded and don’t have underwire. It was hard to find ones that didn’t give a uniboob, but my favorite one is (not sure the brand) the style “Hannah” that I found in the maternity department of Macy’s. It is awesome and kind of a racerback, so it doesn’t kill your shoulders as badly.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

SoCalLove:  I am 32DD as well… although I lost weight recently, so I may be closer to a D cup now. 

Don’t go to Victoria’s Secret; their sizing makes no sense. I got measured at a local bra store that carries unusual sizes, bought one from them to try it out, and then ordered more from Zappos.com when I was confident I liked the bra. (All my current bras are by Natori if you’re looking for a brand recommendation)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Plenty of companies make bras over a D/DD cup, unfortunately in North America you usually have to look online or in specialty shops to find them.  I wear 32G and have ordered from Bravissamo and Bare Necessities.  They have nursing bra options as well.

I don’t know why in North America companies seem to think a D cup is super huge and there couldn’t possibly be anything bigger.  If more women were wearing the proper size a D cup may actually be closer to average.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m not pregnant and wear a 36J. I do order bras online and from specialty shops on occasion, but I can also buy them off the rack at Nordstrom. They definitely carry much larger than DD in a 32 band size, maybe your Nordstrom is poorly stocked? I prefer to try on different brands to get an idea of what is comfortable before ordering anything online so I’d recommend checking them out again before you order from somewhere.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’m 7 months pregnant and stand at a 36J bra, I was 36J before baby. The only bad thing was the underwire really started push into bump. So I bit the bullet and got the ugly 36J none wired granny bra’s I found some on ebay for £4.99 so my brother ordered me 5 haha, I don’t have an ebay account I’m an Amazon follower. They weren’t second hand I think a supplier wanted rid. 

My advice would be to keep noseying online. I also wait for Bravissamo to have sales on and splash about £200 on new undies, but select certain ones where I can find sort of matching pants to match. Sounds expenscive but I only splash out every 18 months or so x

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