(Closed) Bra help

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee

Hi there! I know that I’m extremely new to this board, but I come from a family of very full-busted women so I’m pretty familiar with this particular issue. My sister is getting married next year and one of the places that we’ve ordered from is hipsandcurves.com. They usually have something pretty decent. We’re investing in this little number for her: http://www.hipsandcurves.com/plus-size-lingerie/bras/pretty-support/E8202/plus-size/daisy-embroidered-basque. So, if you are comfortable ordering over the internet, that might be a good option. They’re sizes are usually pretty inclusive. Their 40s range from D to FF cup on this style, so you should be covered. When I was a DDD I considered myself an E, so you might go for an F since the site advises going up a size. I’ve tried the corset route and just end up with “floppage”, but the cups and boning on this one look pretty sturdy. I hope this helps.


Post # 7
38 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you haven’t already, I would make sure to go to a speciality bra shop and get properly measured because many women are wearing the wrong bra size.  Once you are sure of the size, I recommend http://www.barenecessities.com, they have every size imaginable.  I really like my stapless bra, which is a fantasie brand bra.

Post # 8
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Tessa: Try Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Maidenform.  I got something similar to what you are talking about at the Maidenform/Playtex outlet a couple of years ago (I’m also large-chested).  I don’t know if you have any outlets near you, but it might be worth a call/check.

Also second some suggestions on a specialty bra/lingerie store.

Post # 10
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I purchased mine directly from the bridal salon — is that an option for you?

Post # 11
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve got a lot of products from Hips and Curves. I really like their stuff. Another is http://www.curvilicious.com, they were started by a friend of a friend. I know them well and actually test out their products (38G here) so I can attest to their products and long lasting pieces from them.

Figleaves.com They have a huge selection of DD+ and up. Great bridal pieces and I’ve never been let down by them!

You cant go wrong with Figleaves!


Comes in White and Ivory too.


Post # 12
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I also got mine at the bridal salon as well.  They have the best selection and know what bras to fit you with so that your bra won’t be seen on the day of the wedding.

Post # 13
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I purchased the lace Goddess which they sell at the link doctorgirl posted, but I got mine at a local boutique…it’s great, very light and comfortable and def. holds the girls and everything else in.

Post # 14
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ll second figleaves. I was really impressed with their selection, but I can understand if you prefer to shop in person.

Post # 15
40 posts

Do you have any specialty stores in your area? I know we have a couple here that specialize in uncommon bra sizes (and have cute stuff!).

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