Your favourite bra brand

(48 Posts)
ProtectiveMother Sat 02-Nov-13 22:19:02

I have just bought one quite cheap bra from Debenhams (£4 in sale) and one very expensive Calvin Klein bra from House of Fraser (£29 in sale) They are both kind of the same style and size- of the shaped formed cup variety. Now the cheaper one is really comfy after just a couple of wears and the Calvin Klein one not so comfy.

What are your favourite brands?

LittleTulip Sat 02-Nov-13 22:20:34

Freya, Fantasie and the Girgeous range at Debenhams

southeastastra Sat 02-Nov-13 22:21:25

calvin klein, but we have a discount store nearby so don't pay that much, tk maxx is good for designer styles i have a dkny one that is great from there

SorrelForbes Sat 02-Nov-13 22:21:45

Cleo (by Panache), Ewa Michalak, Fauve

SorrelForbes Sat 02-Nov-13 22:22:58

My local TK Maxx never has anything smaller than a 32 band or bigger than a DD cup.

DramaAlpaca Sat 02-Nov-13 22:23:47

I must be the same shape as *LittleTulip" grin - like exactly the same brands, plus Bravissimo.

Fauve, Rigby&Peller (^amazing^!) and Panache

PuddingAndHotMilk Sat 02-Nov-13 22:27:30

Freya, Panache, Hot Milk

Clargo55 Sat 02-Nov-13 22:39:42

Huit and Esprit.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 03-Nov-13 05:52:56

Simone Perele but they are expensive

VestaCurry Sun 03-Nov-13 06:27:31

Rigby & Peller

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Nov-13 06:32:20

After extensive fitting sessions at both John Lewis and Bravissimo, the Panache Porcelain appears to be the only bra that fits.

Rotterwallah Sun 03-Nov-13 07:06:09

Lurking. I need a few new names to explore. I'm too big for high street stores and have been disappointed by three bravissimo bras falling apart within of couple of months

SpringyReframed Sun 03-Nov-13 08:39:44

I love Empreinte. They are expensive but last for ever so totally worth it as the fit is great for me. The Melody is the best every day bra ever.

Is Empreinte not a R+P brand? Or am I getting confused confused? It happens quite easily these days...

I looked at an Empreinte bra online on the R+P website and was wondering whether it would be worth a visit to London for grin

SpringyReframed Sun 03-Nov-13 08:46:17

Sorry should have said I am a 32FF in Fantasie but take a 32E in Empreinte.

MrsLettuce Sun 03-Nov-13 09:03:02

Triumph all the way for me. The old Amourette 300 could have been purpose built for me - scrapes my sad, old, long, thin flappies into a seriously impressive frontage.

I'm sure if I were able to visit R&P I'd be immediately converted, but I'm not in the UK.

scarlettsmummy2 Sun 03-Nov-13 09:06:13


PinkStarStuck Sun 03-Nov-13 09:45:45

Freya or for every day Prima donna (their Deauville bra), it's expensive but I can run around after the DC's in it which isn't bad considering I'm a good F cup atm.

Empreinte would definitely be worth a trip to London for, although I have 2 boutique shops really local that sell them so you might find the same near you pacific.

Beaverfeaver Sun 03-Nov-13 09:48:43

My best so far is next! Very surprised

ggirl Sun 03-Nov-13 10:21:39

Primadonna , H cup and they make me look slimmer and my boobs smaller and so bloody comfortable ..worth every penny imo if fitted properly .

chartreuse Sun 03-Nov-13 10:22:17


SorrelForbes Sun 03-Nov-13 10:44:29

Empriente are lovely but very pricey.

Cleo are very good for those of you who like a forward type shape

Rubybrazilianwax Sun 03-Nov-13 11:20:23

Lejaby are super quality and last for years

Branleuse Sun 03-Nov-13 11:46:30


The only bra that i can get any style in it in my size and it will always fit well

ProphetOfDoom Sun 03-Nov-13 11:51:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Allthingsprettyreturns Sun 03-Nov-13 11:51:33

Fantasie but I got a Triumph T Shirt bra from TK Maxx gor less than eight quid recently and love it. So comfortable and despite popping im different branches I can't find another.

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 03-Nov-13 11:53:58

The only one that fits me properly and which is also supremely comfortable is Triumph Amourette. It's quite pretty and lacy and just seems to fit. I have tried on and tried on others for a change but they never fit as well or give such a good shape when on. Have been wearing it for about 14/15 years now and have been unable to find anything better. They cost about £28 now but are often on a 20% offer in John Lewis or Debenhams. I buy two every year and have about eight in total so they are quite durable too.

INeedSomeHelp Sun 03-Nov-13 15:27:50

Cleo by Panache
Bravissimo own brand
Just Peachy hy Figleaves (a new discovery which I love)

MrsMcGregor Sun 03-Nov-13 15:47:02

Marie-Jo - expensive but great quality and pretty too.

Dollydowser Sun 03-Nov-13 16:28:06

Bravissimo own brand. Despite trying every bra they have, only the Boudoir seems to fit well.

Kernowgal Sun 03-Nov-13 17:11:24

The only ones that seem to fit me properly are the Floozie ones from FrostFrench at Debenhams. M&S don't seem to fit me in any size. I'm a 34D-DD depending on where I buy, but usually the ranges for bigger baps are a bit gappy. I'm limited in what I can buy because I can't afford to spend more than £20 on a bra.

Kernowgal Sun 03-Nov-13 17:12:06

Sorry, that should have said "the ranges for bigger baps are too big". Mind on other things.

ProtectiveMother Sun 03-Nov-13 19:33:43

For those of you who like the Triumph Amourette, what size are you?

SorrelForbes Sun 03-Nov-13 19:38:05

Kernowgal Have you tried Brastop, Figleaves and Amazon for cheap bras?

Also, have you been fitted recently? It's just that I wouldn't class 34DD as big. A DD cup means a 5" difference between your under bust and across bust measurement. M&S bras probably aren't fitting because the size is wrong they're shit bras too. Have you read this?

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 03-Nov-13 19:43:03

DD protective and I have a cleavage, ie, quite close together boobs and everthing else just seems to cut in if that makes sense.

Kernowgal Sun 03-Nov-13 19:47:23

Sorry Sorrel, I meant when I try on the 34DD in eg Panache etc, they are too big. I have measured recently (off the back of one of your threads!) and came out at 32-34D or DD. I don't have massive boobs at all, but they are wide-set and I really struggle to find things that look good.

I've tried all sorts of size combos at M&S and yeah, they just don't work for me. I scoop, too! I also have one smaller than the other so get quadraboob with one and a gap round the top with the other. The only bras that make my boobs look good are the Floozie ones. I actually feel quite sexy in them, but the range is very limited.

Kernowgal Sun 03-Nov-13 19:48:24

Should add that prior to your threads I was wearing 36B and wondering why my boobs kept falling out of my bra. Well, duh!

SorrelForbes Sun 03-Nov-13 19:52:01

I can't make the M&S bras work for me either, I think they're just a bit crap tbh!

If you've found a brand you like then it's worth sticking with it. I tend to wear Cleos and EMs most days.

AndyMurraysBalls Sun 03-Nov-13 19:56:26

Recently got some bras in Gorgeous at Debenhams for £6.80 each in the sale. One each in beige, white and black in a lightly padded t-shirt bra in 30E. Am usually a 28 but Gorgeous are quite small.


damejudydench Sun 03-Nov-13 19:59:19

Panache Porcelain for me.

I love those bras...

Molecule Sun 03-Nov-13 20:09:30

Another vote for Primadonna, very comfy, and well engineered. Worth the ££££s they cost.

ProtectiveMother Sun 03-Nov-13 20:17:16

Yeah I think Im going to have to go to a relatively cheap place and just try on loads of different brands. The CK one was ok in store. And it's fine when I put it on in the mornings but then I start to feel it in the evenings!

RobinVanPrissy Sun 03-Nov-13 20:42:11

I have a coupxle of Rigby & Peller bras I love but to be comfiest bras come from Primark <shoot me now> grin

AmazingDisgrace Sun 03-Nov-13 21:21:24

Rhea by Panache, Fauve

ProphetOfDoom Sun 03-Nov-13 23:16:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SundaySimmons Mon 04-Nov-13 09:09:36

I wear underwear sets, I don't like mismatched underwear. The best fit on bra and knickers is Charnos. They last very well too.

HazleNutt Mon 04-Nov-13 14:26:52

Fauve, Freya, Fantasie. I like PrimaDonna quality, but it just doesn't work with my boobs.

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