AIBU to think that I could find a bra that is uplifting, but not wodged full of foam, which will be flattering on those of us who are not overendowed on the boobicular area? At the moment it either looks like I'm completely flat chested, or have two bean bags shoved down there.
I am struggling to find a bra that's pretty and supportive. Any recommendations?
I believe there was some discussion upthread about how tricky a size 28C is for availability. If you're a D rather than a C you have far more options, so it might be good to try and figure out which you are first Try the usual suspects as already suggested, Debenhams and John Lewis on the HS, Bravissimo also but I think they start at D. You might have more options online.
Yup, 28c or d. 28cs are a sod of a size but there has been success with ones linked to upthread from (whispers) M&S - they were limited collection and quite pretty. 28D is a damn site easier - Freya, Panache, Curvy Kate and others (the decent d+ ranges really) all start there. To get an idea of what is available, look at figleaves, bravissimo, brastop, john lewis, debenhams
Firstly muchas gracias for the ego boost sorrel I have gone from not really having a clue what size I am and wearing anything from a 32C to a 34B and I am now the proud owner of a pair of 28D's or possibly even DD's!!
Of course I have wasted no time and ordered myself some lovely bras from the website you recommended
Just a quick question to you oh wise one.. When doing up the bra should it be on the tightest setting on the hooks? Apologies if you've already answered this I may have missed it in my excitement at becoming part of the D+ club
Ok-my Bra stop order arrived yesterday. I am even more confused now! I've posted a couple of times before! I'd bought a debenhams 32D which fits, and a Freya unwired deco in 30E which fits but I think an underwired one would be best. (to re cap my measurements are 30.6ish and 35)
I ordered Tempt me by Curvy kate- 30DD too small (4 boobs-or 6 if you count my armpit/back ones!) in one colour and maybe okish in another-but not great also 32D which feels better, but band is definitly too big and one boob is over spilling.
Gossard ooh la la 30DD- fits except in the 'pointy nipple' bit which is empty on me
Freya wired decco-i'm wearing the 30DD right now and the wires are digging in in the central bit and the cups are sagging-they are much better when I stand up straight (they look like they fit) but if i slouch at all they gape (more on one than the other. So this doesn't fit either?! I ordered in 30E as well as that is the same size as the non wired that fit-which is obviously too big. The wire in the centre on these almost feels too wide for me.
So do I need to try a different size or am I trying completely the wrong style? I really am comfused!!
Just had a fiddle as I tried on the 30E decco-when I tightened the straps it fit better-still a little gape-but when I moved the straps apart wider it fits perfectly....but they are virtually at the edge of my shoulders....i'm quite narrow of shoulder for the rest of my body. Bugger-it really does fit well when I do that but I obviously can't wear it like that!
Ok, I have a tempt me and it is very small in the cup, so that one sounds like you need to stay with the 30 but try an e and an f. My tempt me is 2 cup sizes bigger than my deco and really could do with being 3.
Ime the deco runs big. But gaping is a very common problem with one piece moulded cups as they don't adapt to your shape. Sadly combined with the strap issues I think it may not be the best bra for you. I have one for when a smooth bra is a must but I do get some gaping at the top of the cups.
I am online shopping at Figleaves & Bravissimo for a decently fitted bra now i've measured and you lovely ladies have told me what size I am. Also making a note of the nice bras & undies set DH can buy me for xmas
this is more the stle of bra i'm comfortable with/used to.
and i like it.
but again i wonder if an E would be even better? it sort of almost gives me a double boob (only if you're really looking) at the top. will wear for a while and see if it digs in too much around the top.
So; will return the 28D, keep the other 2 for now. Finally some bras i think i can wear! ANd will look up the 28E if such a thing exists?
Ordered from Figleaves yesterday, bad news 28Ds, but different brand, Freya I think. Oh and the twenty code didn't work online but i rang up and a lovely lady did my order over the phone