All I want is a non-padded bra for my small boobs!

(33 Posts)
OrangeSunset Mon 28-Jul-14 08:45:46

That's it really. I'm a size 34A, and need some new bras.

I'm not a fan of padded, I'd just like some cotton bras.

Tried both M and S and House of Fraser yesterday, and although both had mountains of bras, they are all padded unless you get towards a DD.

I'm perfectly happy with my small boobs, and don't wish to pad them out. I just want a new bra.....!

Any pointers?

have you measured yourself properly? What dress size are you? You may not actually be a 34A (that means only 1 inch difference between under bust and over bust measurements) especially if you have been measured somewhere like M&S

thebetterbracampaign.blogspot.co.uk/p/fitting-advice.html - how to measure

OrangeSunset Tue 29-Jul-14 16:25:57

I'm a 10/12, and in all likelihood probably do have less than 1 inch difference between under bust and over bust! Some may wonder why i bother with a bra, but...

Had a look online and nothing doing. So frustrating...there is clearly an opportunity for someone to start a specialist business.

sinisterfish Tue 29-Jul-14 16:27:18

i like calvin klein sheer bras, you can get them in tk maxx usually though we have an outlet here which sells them. really comfortable.

mummybare Tue 29-Jul-14 16:30:43

As a 10/12 with a 30" back, I doubt you are a 34 - try measuring with the intervention method - you never know, you might be a D+ after all, which would solve the problem grin

Happy36 Tue 29-Jul-14 16:32:17

Sounds like you and I are similar, I wear a 32A although when I lived in the UK they could be hard to come by so sometimes I got a 34. Luckily I live abroad now where the dreaded padded bra is rare. However Calvin Klein (available from department stores) are great, also you can get a bikini top sort of style bra from Topshop. I used to swear by an M&S Autograph range plunge bra but they've discontinued it. You could try the m&s angel range too (teenage bras) although I find the quality poor. Good luck!

Happy36 Tue 29-Jul-14 16:33:33

My sister has just told me Princesse Tam Tam is available in the UK now. They have great unpadded bras in small sizes too.

showtunesgirl Tue 29-Jul-14 16:35:31

I'm a size 12 and am a 32 back.

OP do the intervention, go on!

I an a 20/22 and have a 36inch back so very much doubt that you have a 34inch back at a size 10/12. My 10 year old not very developed daughter has bigger than 1 inch difference between her under and over bust measurement. Why not measure and get a truer picture of your proper size.

TimeForAnotherNameChange Tue 29-Jul-14 17:09:23

Most men are bigger than an A cup! Do the intervention, go on, go on, go on, go on!

Sorry to hijack but I read this thread as I've been tearing my hair out about bras. I've finally measured. Under breast was 30, on is 32. So what bra size am I?

30B - did you bend over for the second measurement?

Haha, yes I did. It's between 32 and 33. V small! Am I 30b then?

yes try a 30B to start with

flingingmelon Tue 29-Jul-14 20:41:02

I'm the same, try Asos.

Most men are bigger than an A cup! hmm

Er...i'm 34A. Infact really according to M&S, I'm actually a 33 and a half cup! I'm not a man.

Like the OP i quite like it. I don't feel unfeminine because i dare to...gasp...be an A...and not have large or plastic tits.

In answer to your question OP i'd say Marks or maybe BHS.

M&S do not measure properly though so I would avoid being measured by them - they add 4 inches to the back size so giving a back that is too big and a cup that is too small (I imagine BHS measure the same way). Do you actually measure 34 inches under your bust? - if not then you are not a 34 back size.

Yup, as ilovepowerhoop says marks and spencer are truly terrible. Most people who they say are an A cup, are in fact a DD or similar, bbut in a much smaller band size. They add 4" to your underbust (or 5 if you have an odd underbust measurement) which is outdated and frankly crap

Sicaq Tue 29-Jul-14 21:36:51

The M & S Angel (teenage) range are good - that's where I buy mine. Not overly girly in style, so an adult can wear them.

SorrelForbes Tue 29-Jul-14 23:26:48

I have helped fit a fairly large number of women now and even the flattest chested have been a C cup (in a 28 band).

Please stay away from M&S and BHS, they haven't a clue.

HazleNutt Wed 30-Jul-14 08:21:03

If M&S measured you as 34A, you are probably about 30DD.

Fairylea Wed 30-Jul-14 08:22:49

I can virtually guarantee you are not a 34 back. I am a size 16-18 and I am a 30. Marks and spencers try to put me into a 34-36 F. I am a 30GG.

wellnowthenmardybum Wed 30-Jul-14 08:24:57

Bringbacksideburns---- m&s measured me as a 34a aa well. I am actually a dd.

Ooh! I love a good intervention. For context, my "barely a handful" rack is a 26G. M&S say this is not a real size, and that I must be more like a 32B. I walked out of there.

Inmysparetime, while I see you here -I've had several people report that the tutti rouge range runs absolutely tiny in a 28 band. Apparently it's fine at bigger sizes but the 28 and to an extent the 30s are really really tight. I know you struggle so thought it might be worth mentioning.

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