(Closed) Small banded girls where do your buy bras!

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Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

32 Dear Daughter or E, I shop online at Her Room. They have the best bras and customer reviews, so you feel confident ordering. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee

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halfling:  I’m a 26Dear Daughter (using the same method – my ribcage is tiny), and I could never pay what bras in my size cost. As a teenager, I thought I was a 32C, which was also difficult to find, at least in places that weren’t Wal-Mart or Target, ha. They never fit me properly; the bands always rode up in the back. It’s a pet peeve of mine that bras rarely come smaller than a 32 (or usually 34) band size. I also hate the “add 4 inches” system, which would put me at a 30 – another difficult to find size, and one that’s still too loose. Anyway, I just find bras I like in a C or D cup, then I tailor them, myself. I’ve gotten pretty good at it, and no one can tell that they weren’t originally my size. If you can sew (or know someone who can), it’s much cheaper – 50+ bucks cheaper – than buying bras in your size!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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SexyCatLady:  Wow. Can we see your handywork? I’ve never seen a home sewn bra and wonder how flat it would be against your back and under your clothes. Not looking for anything creepy just pictures of where/how you customized your bra. Please and thank you!

Post # 19
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Busy bee

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MstoMrsH:  I’ll try to get a pic later today! I just buy a bra from TJ Maxx or somewhere, take it apart, cut the pieces of the band smaller, and sew it back together. Sometimes I have to add new elastic around the edges, depending on how it’s made. It’s easier than you’d think – they end up looking just like they did when I bought them, but a new size! 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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SexyCatLady:  You’re blowing my mind right now haha. I’m not overly crafty but this would be worth the effort I think.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

I am a 30 Dear Daughter and I buy bras at Nordstrom. They have a good selection and quality. Not the cheapest though. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee

This one was a 32D that I altered (and then my cat got in the pic!). It came from Marshall’s, I think? I just used a seam ripper to separate the cups from the band, shortened the length of the band, and sewed it back on. On some, I have to adjust the straps, but I don’t think I did for this one. It was pretty easy!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Uniqlo has really comfy everyday basic bras and the xs fits perfect. They have a variety of colors and prints as well. They are only about 20 bucks too.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am a 28F / 30DDD(E) and it is a struggle!

I just recently bought two Freya bras from http://www.barenecessities.com and they are SO good! For once I feel like I have lift without any push-up or padding!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

30H here, so I feel your pain!

Ewa Michalak is definitely amazing.  My favorite bras by far.  I also buy Cleo brand bras, available at HerRoom.com, barenecessities.com, figleaves.com, etc.  Those places also carry Freya, Panache, and others that come in your size.  Also check out bratabase.com.  They have listings there where people can sell their own new or gently used bras.  It’s a great place to try out new sizes or brands, because you can always resell them.  

Comexim (buy at wellfitting.com) is also a great brand.

You can also find some really great deals on Amazon and ebay.  Amazon and Asos.com both have free shipping both ways, so that’s a great way to try out different sizes.

Yes, I recommend using your underbust measurement as your band size.  You may be surprised at how much more comfortable bras feel when they’re comfortably holding you up.  As far as the cup measurement, it’s honestly not all that accurate to try to find your cup size by measurements.  Try a D and then you might need to go up or down a bit to see what is most comfortable. 

Also, make sure you’re putting your bra on correctly, with the “swoop and scoop.”  It ensures all tissue is actually inside the cup and not smooshed under your armpits (armpit fat anyone?).  Here is a resource that describes it really well.  It can dramatically affect the fit of your bras! http://brasandbodyimage.com/2012/09/05/putting-your-bra-on-properly/

I apologize for the novel.  I’m something like a bra junkie!

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