Post # 62
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.
“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 # 63
that’s true! I will have a lot more confidence shopping for myself now that I have been properly measured.
Post # 64
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
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
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 # 67
I hadn’t considered that, but I should. When writing the OP, I was referencing Empreneite when I said I was a 40C, every other brand I tried I was a 40D. I assume I might be able to find more mainstream brands in a 38D and use an extender. The if I lose weight they’d still fit. Great idea!
Post # 68
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 🙁
Post # 69
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. 🙂
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
@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! 🙂
Post # 71
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
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
@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
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, 🙂
Post # 75
since I bought it on Friday, I have seriously worn it every day. It is hands down the best bra I own. so comfortable! I went online and found 3 other bras for between $20-60 online that are the same brand. I can’t wait until they get here!
Post # 76
- 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.