(Closed) Bras :/

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A lot of women are wearing drastically the wrong size bra, and honestly, a lot of bra fitters SUCK and will put you in the wrong size. If you have a tape measure, measure your ribcage, right under your breasts. If you measure 48 inches, start with size 48 bras. If you measure 46 inches, try size 46 bras. The band should be firm and support your breasts fully, no weight should be on your bra straps. It should not ride up in the back when you fasten it on the LOOSEST hook. A lot of women wear bands that are much too large!


Check out this link: How to determine bra size


The cups should fully enclose all of your breast tissue after doing the “scoop and swoop” method. If you have any “quadboob” spilling out over the top or have the underwire sitting on your breast tissue under the arms, you need to go up a cup size. If the cups wrinkle, you should go down a cup size. 


Do you have a Lane Bryant or Nordstrom around? They have larger sized brasGood luck! I found out that I was wearing a band size 2 sizes too large and a C cup when I need an E cup! Having properly fitting bras makes all the difference in the world!


Post # 4
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

As a girl that wears a 38-40H, I swear by Lane Bryant’s bras.


Post # 5
2469 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wear a 36GG and Nordstrom has always treated me right.

Post # 6
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i really like the strapless semi longline bra i got from goddess. i had to go down a cup size than i normally wear though. the bra is so comfy! 

Post # 7
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Her Room is great! You can order as much as you like and then send back whatever you don’t like.

Post # 8
40 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I bought my wedding bra 50F from barenecessities.com and I love it!

Post # 9
22 posts

FigLeaves is another great site for big-girl bras. I shop with them, barenecessities, and herroom. I’m a 34F and they always have tons of cute options for me. 

I did get fitted at MyIntimacy in Atlanta years ago. Before that, I was in, like, a 36C or something ridiculous. Look up MyIntimacy and see if there are any fitting locations near you. Worth making the appointment and going. Seriously. I was in the fitting room next to an older woman who was crying because for the first time she could find a bra that fit her 40HH’s. That place = miracles. 

Post # 10
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Nordstrom is the ONLY place to get fitted for a bra. They also carry larger sizes. However, you can go in just to get fitted and then find a bra elsewhere in that size.

Post # 11
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Go to lane bryant/cacique. they will measure you in store and they have a lot of long line bras and strapless bras. i use to work for them and their bras are all i wear now. they are comfortable and they keep my girls up! if they dont have what you need in store they can order it and have it shipped right to your house.

Post # 12
4913 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wear a 36DDD, so I might not be the right person, but I swear by Wacoal. 

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