(Closed) Any BBBs (Big Busted Bees) with bra advice

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Post # 2
2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Well I have a full support VS bra that is my night and shining armor, so i don’t think I can help; it’s the best I’ve found soni am curious to see what others say. Also my third from there. 

Post # 3
1361 posts
Bumble bee

EDubbs:  VS sucks. 

I suggest checking out journelle.com. They have really high quality lingerie and a lot of it is around the same price as VS. What size are you? Also, free shipping and free returns.

Also, keep in mind that most of your support should be coming from the band of your bra. If a strap broke off your current bra, that leads me to believe you are tightening the straps too much to compensate for a band that is too big.

Post # 4
807 posts
Busy bee

EDubbs:  I’m a US size 32g, and I’ve had pretty good luck at Nordstroms and the brands they carry for us larger breasted ladies. I like Chantelle and Freya, but I suggest going in and seeing what works for you. The nice thing about Nordstroms is that you can always return it even if it doesn’t work (I worked at Nordys during college and we returned EVERYTHING even if it was worn to crap).

Post # 5
194 posts
Blushing bee

commenting to follow. 

ADiamondInTheRough:  I might have to try Nordstroms since I also have an uncommon band/letter combination. It is so frustrating when 34/36 only goes up to D, maybe Dear Daughter.

EDubbs:  I have never heard of having “very low decolletage” lol, but I sympathize with having absolutley no natural lift. It is actually uncomfortable for me to go braless even around the house leading to even more wear on my bras.

Post # 6
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You may need to rethink your bra size.. I hate bra shopping because I’m not really close to any specialty stores/Nordstroms so I have to measure myself and order online then most likely return and try again. I can wear ill-fitting bras from VS and I do most of the time unfortunately. When shopping elsewhere it feels like the fit can depend on the brand. 

You may want to head over to ABraThatFits on reddit for more advice on  measuring yourself and getting your true size which might be way different than you expected


Post # 7
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I have heard amazing things about Freya but I haven’t ventured up the courage to try. In the meantime I switched to Playtex after my angry divorce with Victorias Secret. Playtex supports me well and is fairly comfortable which is good because my 2 girls can be a rowdy bunch. 

Post # 8
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Hey! I am a flight attendant too! So more power to you. I buy all my bras from a specialty store. I have out grown all the mall stores 🙁 

Post # 9
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

Go on the Bare Necessities website and follow the directions for measuring. You can call them and speak with a consultant who will give you an accurate bra size. Mine was completely wrong for over 20 years and I had no idea. When things get uncomfortable, we always assume we need to go up a band size instead of up a cup size. I know I did. I actually measured 2 band sizes below what I’ve been wearing for years and up 4 cup sizes…and they were right.

Just got a Wacoal bra and its the best I’ve worn,ever.

Post # 10
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I suggest looking up the closest lingerie boutique to get professionally fitted. VS sucks and they dont know what they’re doing. At boutiques its usually free to get fit & they’ll let you try on different styles but you don’t have to buy. I’m a 34G so I definitely don’t have the most perky pair but the right bras hoist them up & I feel great! 

Post # 11
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with VS bras! I love them, they fit better than any other bras I’ve worn, I have a small frame but hefty (for my size) boobs. 34D. BUT after time the wire ALWAYS pops out and tries to kill me…..until I find something better I’ll continue buying and loving them, then having them stab me in the heart… (literally)

Post # 12
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

34G and I HATE vs bras too! I’ve been a strictly Freya girl for like 2 years now. They are expensive, but once you find the right size and style, keep an eye out on amazon for sales! No problems with the wire stabbys, and they are CUTE. BBB’s dont have to wear only tan/white/black bras!!! 🙂

Post # 13
1842 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I can’t give very good advice without knowing your size (I love the brands I wear but they’re made for small band and large bust and I don’t know if that’s you too!).  What size do you currently wear?  And can you take a ribcage measurement or at least tell us your clothing size and/or waist measurement?

I’m not sure how much time flight attendants get in each location they go to, but the bigger cities will have great speciality bra boutiques with fitters that actually know how to fit correctly.  You’ll probably just need to Google them for the city you’re in.  Nordstrom is probably the best of the mainstream department stores.  

Depending on your size, I agree with the Freya recommendation, particularly Freya Deco.  It’s a cult style that gives great support and lift, and is the most similar to VS style bras if that’s what you’re used to.  Sadly, I’m sized out of it.  I also recommend Cleo brand bras.  They give great lift and put the boobs “front and center.” 

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