Strapless bra for flat as pancakes post-babies boobs

(9 Posts)
B1rdinthebush Wed 22-Jun-16 09:11:49

I'm getting married in August and need to wear a strapless bra with my dress.

I've always had small boobs (A cup) but having stopped breastfeeding my 7 month old twins, they currently resemble empty balloons. I saw a lovely lacey padded bra and knickers set in M&S but even the A cup was huge.

Does anyone have any recommendations of where to look next? Wonderbra? Chicken fillets?

josedgie Wed 22-Jun-16 18:35:14

Little Women have a few strapless bras, they cater for sizes AAA-B.

DianaT1969 Wed 22-Jun-16 19:24:09

Thinking outside the box a bit here, but would a post-surgery bra be an option? They are pocketed, so would hold cleavage boosting chicken fillets well. They have extra silicon to avoid gaping on top and come in an A cup.
For example
http://www.amoena.com/uk-en/pocketed-lingerie/barbara-wire-bra-nude/

Otherwise, there are lingerie bloggers who specialise in smaller bust lingerie who may have recommendations for boutique brands that we don't see on the high street.

Also, press ups on a vibration plate machine (local gyms) are great for building the underlying muscle below the boobs smile

dementedpixie Wed 22-Jun-16 19:28:33

Check your size as you may be wearing the wrong one:[[ thebetterbracampaign.blogspot.co.uk/p/fitting-advice.html?m=]]1.

dementedpixie Wed 22-Jun-16 19:30:02

What back size did you try with an A cup as they are not all the same I. E. 36A will be a bigger cup than 34A as it is relative to the back size

TheGirlWithTheArabStrap Wed 22-Jun-16 19:32:00

Could you get cups sewn into the dress? That's what I did, and it was pretty comfy as they didn't need to be hoicked up at all.
Are you measuring your bra size in the Mumsnet Bra Intervention way? Rather than the adding 4 inches M&S way?

Also your boobs might have plumped back up a bit by then. Mine were really pancakey after stopping breastfeeding for 2.5 years but are a bit plumper now.
Hope you find something that works for you smile

TheGirlWithTheArabStrap Wed 22-Jun-16 19:34:20

Cross post Pixie smile

thiswayplease Wed 22-Jun-16 19:43:40

Have you looked at Calvin Klein?

I have something similar to this one from my wedding

m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Calvin+Klein+Bras/BRAND_CALVIN%20KLEIN_3150,default,sc.html?prefn1=Style&prefv1=Strapless%2FMultiway%20bra&fix&spcl

B1rdinthebush Wed 22-Jun-16 22:51:11

Thanks for all your suggestions, definitely some different options to try out there.

I tried a 34A which is what I was wearing pre-pregnancy (having been properly measured and fitted). I know I should probably be measured again now but I barely have anything to speak of, just two sad little sacks. This doesn't bother me in the slightest other than the fact that I need to wear a bra as my sodding dress is off the peg and needs a bit of help to sit correctly.

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