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To despair at EVER finding a bra that fits?!

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Silverstar2 Wed 06-Feb-13 17:41:55

So, I have read every website on the subject, been measured at Bravissimo, and STILL find every single bra uncomfortable - even the ones that Bravissimo said were the right size. I just want to rip the thing off as soon as I get in from work. They seem fine for about an hour, then start to dig in.

I find that they just 'curl up' at the back, and I get horrible back fat, or dig in at the side/arm pit, but mainly on just one side! The band never seems to sit flush to my side iyswim. I have tried going up a band and down a cup, down a band and up a cup etc, have tried every style going..........

I found when I wore my saggy old too big bras they gave me no shape or support, but my god they were comfy!

I think I am about a 36/38 E/F. I have ordered and sent back about ten bras this last month as they just all HURT.

So, AIBU to just let 'em all hang out and be pain-free??!!!!

ValentineWiggins Wed 06-Feb-13 17:45:26

Hanging out will be worse! What about a non-wired sports bra?

ilovepowerhoop Wed 06-Feb-13 17:47:16

Whats your measurements?

Silverstar2 Wed 06-Feb-13 17:49:16

37" under bust, 44" over.

Off to a spin class now, will catch up later.


kirstys23 Wed 06-Feb-13 17:52:10

I've got breast a-symetry and have a nightmare when it comes to bras. I used to wear bras that fitted my smaller boob and the bigger one spilled out. Now i wear one to fit the bigger boob, but I find that It means the other cup sits too high up on my armpit and digs in because there is nothing to fill it. Thats why I love my sports bras so much, just wish they made one that didn't show under clothes!

wineandroses Wed 06-Feb-13 18:10:05

I have v large boobs and have always struggled to get decent bras (can't wear underwires since I had DC as I now find them too painful) and the straps always seemed to be too thin (folded over). However, I have now found the most comfortable yet supportive bra I have ever worn - it is called the Anita Jana Soft Support Bra 5427 and it is from They have a fab range of bras. HTH.

AnyFucker Wed 06-Feb-13 18:14:27

I haven't got big boobs and can't find a bra that fits properly either, so it's not just confined to the well-endowed smile

I think the perfectly fitting bra is a dream I can never attain <sob>

GregBishopsBottomBitch Wed 06-Feb-13 18:15:15

Im a 38F and bras hurt me so much, my boobs are really heavy, so finding comfy bras is out.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Wed 06-Feb-13 18:16:55

Anyone tried the Belvia bras?

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Wed 06-Feb-13 18:18:25

Have you tried a 36G on the loosest setting?

Geekster Wed 06-Feb-13 18:18:50

I have I find the Belvia bras very comfortable, but I am a B cup, I think they might not be supportive enough for larger ladies.

MysteriousHamster Wed 06-Feb-13 18:20:10

I ordered 17 bras from Tesco to find three that fit (in different sizes just to make it complicated). Even the ones that fit (ie keep boobs apart, middle bit between boobs sticks flat to chest, no under boob, no back boob), are a relief to take off.

Sports bras can be okay but they have a tendency to wedge my boobs together, and then I get irritated skin.

MsGee Wed 06-Feb-13 18:21:02

AnyFucker Hae you tried Sainsbury's? I recently tried some of their smaller sizes and found a couple of v comfy well fitting ones.

AnyFucker Wed 06-Feb-13 18:21:38

uggh, they are ugly things

AnyFucker Wed 06-Feb-13 18:22:25

sorry, that was about them Belvia monstrosities

AnyFucker Wed 06-Feb-13 18:23:40

I don't normally visit Sainsbury's. My problem is that although my boobs are on the smaller size, they need a heck of a lot of uplift < glares at children menacingly>

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Wed 06-Feb-13 18:26:19

Greg and AF, what are your under and overboob measurements?

<gathering data in hopes that the bra experts will arrive soon>

orangeandlemons Wed 06-Feb-13 18:30:39

I can't find comfy ones either.Current one digging in under arms. Even when they are correct band size they ride up at the back, and now the straps have started curling in on themselves to produce string like straps.Can never ever get one where wires lay flat against chest at front. Never. Have come to conclusion that I am actually a freak with monster norks hmm

GregBishopsBottomBitch Wed 06-Feb-13 18:33:39

My bras rub against my skin about a cm below my breasts.

AnyFucker Wed 06-Feb-13 18:34:26

hang on..

GregBishopsBottomBitch Wed 06-Feb-13 18:34:49

I'd like to add, my breasts have snapped underwire before.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Wed 06-Feb-13 18:35:27

Oh Doctrine i cant remember and no idea where the tape measure is.

KB02 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:35:31

I've got a great soft cup bra from a lady who makes them using 3 measurements instead of 2 , and the principles behind the design are different to other bras . She is near Oldham but I think she does mail order . You would be able to find her if you Google bra spa.

KB02 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:37:00

I should add, they are pricey, but my 8 month old one is still in good condition

AnyFucker Wed 06-Feb-13 18:38:09

Underboob =32.5 inches

Overboob =36 inches.

What does that make me ?

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