to ask if you do "Flashdance bra removal"?

(188 Posts)
amazingmumof6 Mon 24-Jun-13 13:33:24

I don't like wearing bras. when I get home ( back from school run etc) I always take them off.
especially when I was pg (every time) I had to take them off quickly at odd locations, when I felt sick - although normally in the car,

but I either can't take my t-shirt or top off coz II was/am in public or just can't be bothered.

so I do it the "Flasdance" way ever since I saw the film. it's quicker.

is it just me or others do this too?

AgathaF Wed 26-Jun-13 14:20:36

Loving the idea of it being furry though.

SugarMiceInTheRain Wed 26-Jun-13 14:21:22

Yep. DH loves it and is always impressed! grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 26-Jun-13 15:18:47

also they could make ones with cute baby prints for hippy style breastfeeding!grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 26-Jun-13 15:19:28

especially for tandem feeding!

CalamityKate Sat 29-Jun-13 15:02:05

Under bust 34
Boobs 42!!

I've been wearing 36DD since my boob job!

SorrelForbes Sat 29-Jun-13 16:03:16

CalamityKate Try a 34GG.

If you scoop whilst wearing your 36DD do you get a lot of overspill? How far from your body can you pull the band of the 36?

SorrelForbes Sat 29-Jun-13 16:03:45

Sorry, try a 34FF!

ZillionChocolate Sat 29-Jun-13 16:49:18

I don't think I have the room between my boobs for that anti crease thing.

NoSnowJustSand Sun 30-Jun-13 08:26:53

I had to rustle up a tape measure after reading this thread. I'm a 34 underboobage and a 40 or 41 hanging down (couldn't work out how tight to pull the tape measure).

I usually wear a 36C, I'm way out aren't I? I've lost some weight recently and noticed the 4 boob look making an appearance, weirdly.

SorrelForbes Sun 30-Jun-13 08:31:34

Yep grin. Try a 34F and similar sizes like a 34E, 34FF.

MummyOfSunbeam Sun 30-Jun-13 08:37:37

Love this thread and the inevitable bra interventions - fabulous. I am a front hooker and my bra is definitely wrong - after I stop bf I am going to be leaping into arms of Stat and Sorrel and Rubber and co for intervention!

NoSnowJustSand Sun 30-Jun-13 09:50:37

Actually just checked my bra and it's a 38C. Right, another job to add to the list of things to do this week.

SorrelForbes Sun 30-Jun-13 09:51:20

Leap away grin

CalamityKate Sun 30-Jun-13 13:41:26

Sorrel - I always get the 4 boob effect! In some bras I spend all my time separating the girls. If I don't, they end up rammed together with my nipples almost hanging out!

Got a 34F yesterday and it was far better except the lace on the top of the cup was a bit baggy. If I bought the FF (there wasn't one) surely it would have been even baggier?

Branleuse Sun 30-Jun-13 13:50:23

even bras in the correct size will differ wildly according to style.

Im a 30G and tried on 8 bras in debenhams in my size the other day with all fitting wildly differently, and none correctly.

The only bras that seem to be reasonably consistent and all true to size are freya

Branleuse Sun 30-Jun-13 13:51:22

And anyone that needs to remove their bra at the first opportunity is wearing the wrong bra. They should make you more comfortable, not less.

lustybusty Sun 30-Jun-13 14:13:18

Sorry, late to the party...! I am not a front hooker sad This is mainly to do with realising a t the age of about 16, that the underwire in my bra is larger than the depth of my rib cage, so as I swivel, my body gets caught in the cup!
I get as many shock faces doing the bra up as I do taking it off flashdance style (from under front of shirt, not through sleeve - as pp mentioned, the wires don't fit through a sleeve!) though that might be as much from the 6inch sag than any acrobatic contortionism...!
Also, I tried a face to face bra intervention years ago (slightly drunk). Beautiful lady, slightly large all over (as am I, definitely not judging) who had 4 boobs, all residing somewhere around her belly button. After I suggested she might be wearing the wrong sized bra, she accused me of calling her fat (nope!) and said that women who've had boob jobs just to get a man don't understand how uncomfortable it is for women who naturally have really big boobs. Well, I must've had that boob job under some SERIOUS anaesthetic then, cos I remember nothing about it!!

SorrelForbes Sun 30-Jun-13 15:26:26

CalamityKate it sounds like a style issue. I get wrinkly lace on some of my bras, the Cleo Juna is a good example. A size down is definitely too small though.

I posted a link on the other current bra thread to a blog post about altering the lace.

plainjaney Sun 30-Jun-13 17:48:33

I havent had chance to go yet, but I got DH to measure me and used an online calculator.

Bearing in mine I'm currently wearing a 36DD which I can spin around and it slips off my shoulders, my rib cage measures 34". The calculator told me I should be wearing 38D.

With that I gave up and resigned myself to finding a decent independent shop when things are a bit less chaotic.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 30-Jun-13 17:54:26

I've had a major fail sad !

I ordered a strappy bra top from Bravissimo in 32G and it is absolutely massive cups but tight round the ribcage.

I measured 32ins round ribs and 40ins round boobage when dangling bent over!

What have I done wrong?

Better calculator or post your measurements on here

SorrelForbes Sun 30-Jun-13 17:58:19

Bewitched. On those measurements I would suggest a 32FF but it sounds like you might need to tweak the size in this particular top.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge about this type of top will be along with more advice.

CelticPromise Sun 30-Jun-13 18:37:20

Plain I'm going to guess at 34FF for you... post your dangle measurement here and we'll give you a good idea!

MadBusLady Sun 30-Jun-13 18:53:31

Don't use online calculators. I've never come across one that didn't do the adding 4 inches to the backsize thing, which is incorrect. If your ribcage measures 34, then a 34 band is probably what you are.

MadBusLady Sun 30-Jun-13 18:54:14

Oh sorry, RubberBullets link doesn't add 4!

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