Non-stretchy, non-padded bra

(10 Posts)
JapaneseSlipper Wed 18-May-16 21:38:53

Hi! I am looking for a very particular kind of bra and I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I don't want it to be padded, or lacy, or stretchy. I'm a C, and don't want to look any bigger (hence the no padding), but I need more support than the usual stretchy net numbers provide. Don't want lace as I want to be able to wear it under jersey tops and not create ugly shadows and lumps.

A long-line band would be ideal due to back flab bulges but this is not a dealbreaker.

Basically I want my bust to look neat and pert, and to not jiggle. I have one vintage brassiere that is almost perfect and is made from regular woven cotton. Its only problem is that it creates too much of a bullet shape, I want something less pointy!

Any ideas?

JapaneseSlipper Wed 18-May-16 21:40:25

Just to add, the band can be stretchy, but ideally not the cups.

Houseofmaidens Wed 18-May-16 22:33:33

Do not pass Go. Do not collect £200. Proceed directly to the Fantasie Rebecca. End of search. You are welcome x

bluebiro Thu 19-May-16 12:44:07

The usual question - are you sure of your size? Your post seems to suggest you have quite big boobs, but a C cup would be fairly small. Have you tried the MN bra intervention method? See eg this thread for a description:
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/2634598-Thought-Id-sussed-my-bra-size?

KatharinaRosalie Thu 19-May-16 13:00:32

Fantasie does a totally smooth, non padded, firm fabric bra. It's this model: www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xfantasie+4520.TRS0&_nkw=fantasie+4520&_sacat=0

But I agree that you might need a bra intervention - C cup is not that big, and back bulges and jiggling boobs both show you might be in a wrong size.

Yup I can think of several possible bras but that description is suggesting the size isn't right so I'd definitely check that. Google the better bra campaign blog for a fitting guide - or I'm sure someone will link please. I'm on a phone so can't

RoganJosh Thu 19-May-16 13:50:03

I'm missing why you don't want a normal tshirt bra. They say padded, mostly, but it's just so you can't see you nipples, not to add fake boob.
You need to feel at the bottom to see if they're padded to add size, but 80% aren't.

Branleuse Thu 19-May-16 13:56:38

debenhams gorgeous range have non padded tshirt bras that are double lined for nipple reduction technology

JapaneseSlipper Fri 20-May-16 11:29:01

Thank you all! Sorry I've not been back - distracted.

Here's the thing - my boobs are fairly small, but they have always been the pretty much the consistency of jelly. Breastfeeding has not helped. They are not saggy - just really jiggly!

In general on top I am quite small - an 8, but not a bony one, I've always had a "layer" so I don't look skinny. The back flub comment - I don't have flub spilling out, but narrow bra bands do give a more bumpy, broken appearance under something like a lightweight jersey top - I much prefer longline bras (when I can get them, which is basically never, as they tend to always have stretchy mesh cups).

RoganJosh the thing that I don't like about tshirt bras is that they give the breasts a really fake, smooth, domed appearance that I don't like. I want my boobs to look like they are encased in a brassiere made of fabric, not moulded kevlar, if that makes sense?

Branleuse I will have a look ... it's not so much the concealment of nipple that I'm worried about though.

My favourite bra ever was a lot like this img0.etsystatic.com/061/1/9430690/il_570xN.763976720_4pxa.jpg
but I want a version that is less "bullet", not quite so pointy, more rounded, but with the uplift of one of those old 60s bras. And less industrial straps ideally.

JapaneseSlipper Fri 20-May-16 11:40:17

HouseofMaidens KatharinaRosalie thank you for the recommendation! What is it that sets Fantasie apart? Good fit and quality?

KatharinaRosalie the jiggling boobs... I touched on it above but basically they are fine when in a tshirt bra, but I find even those add too much "shape", so I recently bought a few really lightweight, mesh sort of bras because I was sick of looking like a Barbie. I thought they were good - as has been noted, I have fairly small boobs, so I thought it would be ok - but lately I have been catching sight of myself in movement (eg in shop windows) and the mesh kind just doesn't offer enough support for me. That's when the jiggling comes in.

I hesitate to use the word "minimise", because minimiser bras create a sort of flattened mound and have wide straps and I don't want that either.

But basically I want my breasts to be as small, high and "neat" as possible. I don't want cleavage, I don't want bounce, I don't want rounded!

Not asking for much, I know....

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