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amazingmumof6 Mon 24-Jun-13 13:33:24

I don't like wearing bras. when I get home ( back from school run etc) I always take them off.
especially when I was pg (every time) I had to take them off quickly at odd locations, when I felt sick - although normally in the car,

but I either can't take my t-shirt or top off coz II was/am in public or just can't be bothered.

so I do it the "Flasdance" way ever since I saw the film. it's quicker.

is it just me or others do this too?

RubberBullets Sun 30-Jun-13 18:59:37


FryOneFatManic Sun 30-Jun-13 19:41:21

I was measured for maternity bras in M&S about 13 years ago. Got measured at 46E.

I am only a little lighter than I was then, and using the advice on here, I am currently wearing a 40G bra. Underwired, something I could never have comfortably worn if the bra was 46E.

DD is 13 and is now wearing bras, so I do check her out and have shown her how to measure herself. I have pointed out the M&S method isn't worth it, so hopefully she'll not ever have the problem of ill-fitting bras.

But I can do the Flashdance bra removal thing. grin

FryOneFatManic Sun 30-Jun-13 19:45:53

Oh, am I right in thinking that different styles of bra might fit differently? I have noticed that balcony styled bras don't fit comfortably but the same size bra in another style might well fit lovely.

11 years with dp and he's still amazed when I take my bra off without removing my top grin

I have an old rib injury which means even the best fitting bra hurts after a few hours. And my current bra is a Tesco one so not well fitting at all. I do have others but the cup sizes are wrong on all of them (years of bfing which ended last year and they've been shrinking ever since)

SorrelForbes Sun 30-Jun-13 20:45:10

FryOneFatManic Yes, that's totally correct. I really struggle with plunge styles but love balconettes. Full cups aren't great on me either.

CelticPromise Sun 30-Jun-13 20:46:48

Yes FryOne different shapes suit different boobs. I don't suit plunge styles but balcony styles work well for me. There is lots of good advice on different styles from marriednotdead on the bra threads. smile

CelticPromise Sun 30-Jun-13 20:47:15

Evening Sorrel. smile

FryOneFatManic Sun 30-Jun-13 21:34:09

grin thanks for answering.

PS, DP grumbles now the bra is too tight for him to remove one handed.....

SorrelForbes Sun 30-Jun-13 22:36:09

Evening Celtic, I've been a little more absent from these threads of late due to holidays and work. It's like an addiction though grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 01-Jul-13 10:26:02

Thank you Sorrel. I'm going to phone them to discuss.
I guess a trying on session in a shop would help.

FryOneFatManic Mon 01-Jul-13 14:58:32

Slightly changing the subject, but has anyone seen the new M&S shirt that's supposed to eliminate the problem of shirts gaping between buttons?

I can't help but wonder if the problem is actually due to poorly fitting bras, as I know my shirts fitted much, much better once I got my bra size sorted out.

SorrelForbes Mon 01-Jul-13 15:22:47

FryOneFatManic It's almost certainly down to a combination of badly fitting bras and the fact that (apparently) many clothes are made to accommodate a B cup (whatever that is!).

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 02-Jul-13 19:48:32

I've been to my local Bravissimo shop which I didn't know existed blush

They swapped the bra top no problem - 32 D, and I tried several bras and bought two, one DD and one E! One doesn't even have any padding which I don't need for size enhancement, more for consistency disguise IYKWIM!
Not too bad for my age but did BF three babies 25 years ago.
They were very helpful and lovely, but did say I must only ever handwash bras shock not likely to happen which I will be doing religiously smile

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