(Closed) OMG I found the best strapless longline bra!! So Happy.

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

amandajane4949:  Isn’t it great when you find something that works for you!! And a bargain too!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Omg I need this in my life!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

amandajane4949:  That’s wonderful. I love finding good deals that works. I bought bra at DB’s but I’m having second thoughts big time. I think it will hold up for a few hours. Wish me luck. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Ooh this is pretty!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I ordered this one and agree that it provides a lot of support! Unfortunately, it comes up too high in the front for my v-neck dress. Has anyone else had success with similar styles that might not come up so high in the front?

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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Fire Hall

amandajane4949:  what was the brand?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Goddess (and the sister brands Elomi and Fantasie) do amazing strapless bras in larger sizes. I’m a 38H (UK sizing, which I do believe puts me into the J cup category in a lot of US brands) and my strapless came from Elomi. If the bra is fitting you correctly, you don’t necessarily need a long-line (even if you’re big!) Hell, with a properly fitted regular bra you should be able to slip your arms out of the straps and not have a huge change of positioning. 70% of the support from a bra comes from the back band. 20% comes from the underbust (wired or not, the structure of the underbust is what’s important). Only 10% of the support comes from the straps, which is why strapless at larger sizes is possible to begin with.

Also, please get properly fitted by an expert. Don’t trust the bridal salons or Victoria’s Secret to do it because they’re only working with one particular company and will be estimating based on the quality of that brand’s products, and you’ll end up needing a completely different size in other brands that will work better.

Nordstrom is a good place to start if you’re just starting to look. Sometimes JC Penny, if you’ve got a large one near you, and places like Belk or Macy’s. Boutique places are even better, especially if they stock many different brands, because huge department stores generally hire people and give them a bit of training, but most women shopping there will try on for themselves without ever actually asking for a fitting so you end up with inexperienced fitters. And if a place goes to use a tape measure, ask them not to and to instead fit the bra to you. 90% of the time, that tape measure is wrong about what you’ll end up in because more than just size goes into determining the type of bra that will suit you best. Your breast shape, where you carry your weight on your body, breast positioning and fullness all go into it.

Source: I have several years of boutique lingerie shop fitting experience, particularly with larger cup and band sizes, with training from brands such as Prima Donna and Marie Jo, the Wacol group (Fantasie, Freya, Elomi, Goddess), Anita (including Anita Care, which is post-op and mastectomy products), and Empreinte; as well as experience with stores such as Bravissimo and Lane Bryant/Cacique.

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Buzzing bee

I love this bra! Thank you for sharing! 

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