(Closed) How much could you make yourself spend on a bra?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 62
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

I would spend as much as it cost to get what I want.

I am a 36H so finding bras that fit well, are comfortable and pretty is very difficult so when I do find one, I’m going to buy it (or 5) regardless of the cost. That said, the most I’ve ever spent on a bra was $120.

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@priyawouldntwannabeya:  “Before I gained weight I was a 38 band, and wore exclusively Calvin Klein bras, however they do not make a 40.

Have you considered getting a bra that fits perfectly in the cup, but is too tight around the ribs and buying a bra extender to clip on?

I’ve been losing weight for the past year and my band size keeps getting smaller. I don’t lose any weight from my breasts so I bought a bra that fitted perfectly in the cups but was two sizes too small around the ribs and then added a bra extender. This allowed me to wear the same bra for much longer.

Post # 64
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think if you can afford it, you should go for it! A great bra makes clothes look so much better.

I tend to buy mine from Aerie. I find their bras to fit me really well and they are cute. I wait until their $20 sale and buy them then. I’m a standard size though (36D). I do have to order online most of the time because they rarely have that size in the store.

Post # 65
2087 posts
Buzzing bee

So far the most I’ve spent was $90 on one bra, and I average about $60 per bra. But I am a 44H so bras my size are always gonna be more expensive, even when they’re “cheap”

Post # 66
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I feel comfortable spending up to $75 on a bra. I’m a 36/38 FF, so a good bra is important. However, if I felt great in it and my boobs looked AMAZING, I would consider spending over $100.

Post # 68
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I max out around $75.  I’m a 30G, so a hard to find size, but if I troll Nordstrom Rack and Amazon I can usually get discontinued styles from a few brands in the $30 range, which is fantastic.  I need to go for another fitting though; my usual bras are not fitting so well these days, so my next weekday off I’m heading back to Nordstrom, which means another $75 bra purchase ๐Ÿ™

Post # 69
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It’s funny that you created this thread because I just bought four bras yesterday from Lane Bryant.

I’m a big girl so it’s hard to find bras in my size at regular stores unless I go to Lane Bryant. Yesterday, I ended up spending $69 on four bras, including sales tax.

But I had a coupon plus they were running a sale where if you buy one bra, you get another one 50% off.

I was very happy because I went in hoping to get at least two bras for around $50. But I managed to get four bras for only $69! For me, that’s a good deal. ๐Ÿ™‚

But I do remember when I used to be skinny and my cup size was only a standard 36B. Back then, bras were so much easier to find and cheaper too! Hopefully I can get back to that size someday. 

Post # 70
32 posts

@priyawouldntwannabeya:  dont put your bras in the dryer! I only wash mine in delicate and let it air dry in a drying rack. My bras are all cheap ones and just recently I got a bombshell bra from Victoria Secrets for 68 bucks. (actually it was one of my Xmas gifts from the BF) 

Get the $176 bra if its for a special night but DONT PUT IT ON THE DRYER and probably hand wash it too! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 71
875 posts
Busy bee

I recommend going to a Nordstrom, or a Saks Fifth Ave.  They have great bras in a wide variety of sizes.  Since I noticed you mentioned living in Canada, if you happen to live near Lake Erie, there is a wonderful bra shop in Erie, Pennsylvania called Brasserie Dearie.  I would guess they would ship to Canada, and I know they carry your size!  I have had items shipped from that shop to my home in Pennsylvania from their store.  i think you’ll be able to find a less expensive bra, but the higher quality bras will last longer, and in my experience give “the girls” more support.

Post # 72
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

im a busty girl…. Unfortunately I don’t get the option to shop at Victoria’s Secret or even department stores for bras… my only option is $100+ bras from specialty boutiques… More often than not my bras cost about $150

Post # 73
3208 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@priyawouldntwannabeya:  the problem with being sized out of Victoria’s Secret and a lot of department stores is that we have to resort to expensive bras. I wear a 28G and spend about $100-125 in store, and $70-80 on sale if I’m lucky.

I try to order from figleaves.com as much as I can now. Also check out reddit.com/abrathatfits – they’re a great resource for buying bras for cheap online!

Post # 74
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@priyawouldntwannabeya:  The most I’ve spent is probably like $50, but as a small chested girl I have fewer issues with being properly supported. (For me, the hard part is finding one small enough.)

In your shoes, I’d probably go for it. One thing I’ll add though: a beautiful piece like that is meant to be worn! Wear it all the time and get your money’s worth and feel great. Don’t save it for special occasions, ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 76
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY


I wear Empreinte and it is worth every single penny. I usually refresh my bras every two years and throw out the ones that are too stretched out to be salvaged and replace them with a few new ones. I buy mine through Intimacy and they will make alterations (shorten the straps, if they’re stretched out, etc.) to older bras, so I can get quite a bit of wear out of them.

Here’s how I look at the cost: I wear a bra every single day. It is worth spending the money to spend most of my life comfortable and with perky looking boobs.

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