Post # 1
I went and got fitted for a nice new bra- I’m at the end of my the first tri – and at first I thought it was great. And, it is. It offers a lot of support and I definietly needed the cup increase. I was wearing a C and the new bra is a DDD (I almost died when she told me the new size!). Also, since I was probably in the wrong size bra to start with, I am not used to an underwire that fits properly and supports around my entire breast.
But, I just still feel uncomfortable. the straps and bands are wider than I’m used to and I just feel like I’m constantly very AWARE of the bra – if that makes sense. It doesnt hurt or anything, I just feel it.
Anyone have recs for a good, comfortable bras? Anyone with a larger chest try Coobie bras or something similar? They look comfy – but I’m worried about support?
Post # 3
I’m somewhere in the neighborhood that you are right now (a 32E in the bra I’m currently wearing).
Bras for the larger chest are incredibly difficult. Unless the bra is REALLY well made (read: expensive) it is going to be uncomfortable and/or ugly as sin (most likely both). Bra shopping for me has always been an emotional experience because nothing pretty ever fits me.
However, before my wedding I went to a specialty store and got fitted. I laid down a few hundred dollars and got the best, most comfy bras I’ve ever had on.
The current bra is called the “Melody Bra” – it’s expensive, but they definitely last and I think they are worth it. (They have underwire, but it’s really hard not to do underwire with a larger chest).
Have no idea if that’s helpful. I’m currently terrified of how big my chest is going to get in the coming weeks.
Post # 4
@iRun2004: Thank you! Part of me thinks a lot of this is just me needing to adjust to wearing a bra that fits properly and also I’ve been fiddling with the straps and adjusting them trying to find that perfect fit! This bra wasn’t cheap (75.00) but not the highest end either!!
No underwire is what scares me about those bras that claim to “fit all” and still have support – I’m almost positive they wouldnt work for me!
Post # 5
Ok, to follow up, I just went to check out Coobie bras. First off, one size fits all for a large chest … is questionable. I think you may do well with one for evenings (they say eventually you will want to sleep in a non-underwire bra to prevent sagging and because it’s more comfy) but there is no way that will work for day time.
At least on me, my boobs would be down at my knees by the end of this pregancy.
Post # 6
@iRun2004: girl that’s what i’m thinking!
I’ve been having trouble sleeping – waking up with my back hurting and feeling tight- i’m wondering if my chest is to blame and if sleeping in a bra like that would help?