(Closed) Bra trouble.

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wear a 32Dirty Delete.  I always always always wear push up bras.  I love the Very Secy by VS bras.  

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go to a proper lingerie shop and get fitted. Yes, you may pay more for the bra, but with proper care it will last a long time.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You should give the Chantelle bras a try. They’re actually adorable, and work super well. They’re also super expensive, but worth it. I totally feel your (literal) pain, I’m a 34G.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

There are a lot more DD+ bras available in the UK and a lot of the UK lingerie websites now have distribution bases in the USA. Might be worth looking at Figleaves or Bravissimo (both of whom do HUGE DD+ ranges). 

The current estimate is that the average UK woman is now a 34DD/E (I’m a 34F). It might be worth going and getting re-fitted as a PP suggested. If you look saggy in the size that you think you are, you might not actually be that size.

There’s a great fitting guide on Bravisssimo: http://www.bravissimo.com/perfectfit/ Well worth a look!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I second the idea about going to a shop to get fitted.  And try to avoid Victoria’s Secret because they seem to have trouble getting fittings right.  I went to a small local shop to get fitted and at VS they told me I was a 36 D but at this other shop I was told I am a more like a 34 H or so.  Depending on the brand, I usually find 36 DDDs that fit well.

I also suggest trying to order from herroom.com for bridal lingerie.  They have a super good return policy so you can try on hard to find sizes with your dress and find one that works.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have one word for you: Nordstrom. They do the best bra fittings, and they can point you to the ones that will be best for your figure. I personally love Wacoal bras, although they cost an arm and a kidney. They’re super comfortable, hold me up, and last a long time (as long as you don’t put them in the dryer).

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Go to Nordstroms and get a proper fitting.  I am a 36F and am much more comfortable (and supported) since I went there and got properly fitted for a bra.  When you’re well-endowed, it’s worth it to make an investment into your bras.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@rachel_leigh: I travelled around the world when I was 17 and did a lot of lingerie shopping and VS were the worst fitters I found anywhere. I was told that I was a 38B even though the back strap was riding up like crazy and the cups were giving me six boobs instead of the two I was born with.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wear a 40DDD so trust me I feel your pain!

I go to Lane Bryant to get ALL of my bras! They make ones that are convertable so I can criss cross the straps in the back and I have amazing support and really nice perky “girls” without my back killing me!

I don’t spend more than $40 on a bra!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Crisark: Do you know what the smallest band size they carry are? 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I also want to throw the nordstroms suggestion out there! They have the best fittings! Fredericks of Hollywood does fittings too. I get all of my bras from Lane Bryant or Fredericks. I had myself in the wrong size for the longest time. Now I know and I have cute and sexy bras for my 44DDD girls.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@jo.lee: Looks to be a 36C

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@jo.lee: The smallest band they carry (in store at least) is 38. I am a 36Dirty Delete, but comfortably wear 38Dirty Delete at Lane Bryant. 

 

 

 

@vmblai1019: Try the body by Victoria Multi Way, I bought it for the wedding and LOVE it, it is seriously the best strapless bra of all time! HOWEVER, I agree with PP, get fitted elsewhere first!

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265547258192&c=Page&cid=1265550563603&pagename=vsdWrapper&search=true

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I swear by Lane Bryant bras. I always get them when they have their buy 2 get 2 free sale. I wear a 42 DD/DDD so I feel your pain as well.

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