Bra help please - my new bras hurt :(

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LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 07-Feb-14 08:29:35

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dingit Fri 07-Feb-14 08:31:09

I would take them back. A painful bra is as bad as painful shoes.

GreenRedBlueYellowPurple Fri 07-Feb-14 08:37:54

This happened to me too! I spent more than ever before on a Calvin Klein bra and it's my most uncomfortable! I prefer the one I got in the Debenhams sale for £4!!!

noddyholder Fri 07-Feb-14 08:46:12

It gave me heartburn Am happier and less barmaid looking too

HazleNutt Fri 07-Feb-14 09:03:34

I get this problem with pretty much all Panache bras, especially full cups. if yours are all the same style then yes I would try a different one where wires don't come up so high.

LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 07-Feb-14 09:15:31

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MirandaWest Fri 07-Feb-14 09:16:13

It could be the style of bra rather than the size.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 09:17:43

What are your measurements? Which bras did you buy? If you put them on back to front, how far can you stretch the band?

LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 07-Feb-14 09:19:15

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ratqueen Fri 07-Feb-14 09:21:31

have you tried royce online? there is a fitting thing where you put your measurements on and really helpful people if you ring up. I haven't seen the other advice you got but they do lovely (and comfy) bras.

LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 07-Feb-14 09:23:58

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SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 09:24:18

Sorry, that link doesn't work for me (my PC I'm sure!). Can you tell me the name?

piratecat Fri 07-Feb-14 09:26:55

do you deffo have this plunge version, or is there a full cup version. in a full cup the wires would come up alot higher.

take them back op.

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piratecat Fri 07-Feb-14 09:29:43

have to say it doesn't look like a very supportive bra for a dd cup either.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 09:30:56

Which bra is it <wishes I could see!>

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 09:31:51

IME plunges can be uncomfortable after a while.

MirandaWest Fri 07-Feb-14 09:31:51

It's s john lewis one called Genevieve plunge bra

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 09:37:10

Thanks MirandaWest

Ok, that bra looks a bit insubstantial to me! I have limited experience of the JL own brand, but personally I think it's best to stick to proper, known brands when making a drastic change in size. BTW, that bra doesn't fit that model on the JL website.

If that's the type of bra you like, I would recommend trying the Lepel Fiore half cup and padded plunge styles.

Some brands, Panache springs to mind, are very stiff and firm. I often have to gently bend the wires into more of a 'body' shape.

LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 07-Feb-14 17:13:09

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Given those measurements it's almost certainly a style issue. I'd suggest ordering a few from somewhere with free returns abd giving them a long try on at home. Brastop is good. Sometimes you just can't tell if something is going to niggle based on a minute in the changing room

LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 07-Feb-14 18:19:15

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SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 18:33:51

Curvy Kate are very stretchy and comfortable. I find Cleos (made by Panache) to be comfy too but quite firm. Freya and Fantasie are softer than Panache too.

Have you got a Bravissimo near you? That would be your best bet as the fitters there are very experienced and used to all shapes and sizes. Correct size bras probably do seem big to you because you're used to wearing something (and seeing pictures of models and celebs) that's much too small in the cup and doesn't cover all the breast tissue.

(The bra in the JL pic is too small. The wires stop half way round her breast rather than by her arm pit and therefore the cups aren't containing the bulges by her armpit which are breast tissue.)

LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 07-Feb-14 19:42:07

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SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 19:43:13

Bravissimo stock from a 28D so you're definitely be in their range. Go, you won't be disappointed!

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