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anyone recommend a plastic underwire bra for 32F?

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lillibetisqueen Thu 15-Aug-13 21:54:56

hi there...have had an impossible time trying to find a plastic underwire bra or a really really supportive non wired bra. I work in a secure environment and keep setting of the security alarms...the only metal i have on me is the underwired bra! gah! i ordered a non wired one from M&S but it doesnt last the day and my boobs end up dragging on the floor!!! ok a slight exageration but has any of you larger boobied ladies had any success with obtaining a plastic (or just non metal) underwired bra? or a support non wired one...

kinkyfuckery Thu 15-Aug-13 22:00:35

What about a sports bra?? I was a 38H (now a 34E) and find Shock Absorber bras to be really good - though I do only use them for exercise - my tits aren't going anywhere in one of those!

lillibetisqueen Thu 15-Aug-13 22:03:14

thanks...was wondering about those but feared they might be too hot and sweaty? forgot to mention that i also work in a hot environment!

lillibetisqueen Thu 15-Aug-13 22:05:57

might take the m&s one back as it also pulls on my shoulders...cost me £18 but would pay twice that if i could get what i wanted...

DorisIsWaiting Thu 15-Aug-13 22:22:59

Wasn't there a big deal about one a while back that was being designed with plastic underwiring I can't remember what it was called. They were going on about how much 'space age technology was going into it?

DorisIsWaiting Thu 15-Aug-13 22:25:37 this was what I was thinking of I think...

DorisIsWaiting Thu 15-Aug-13 22:28:45

Got it it's a Charnos Bioform... However this is not a recommendation I have no idea if they are any good IRL!!

DorisIsWaiting Thu 15-Aug-13 22:32:10

Just read some old reviews and um maybe not!!!!

BerylStreep Thu 15-Aug-13 22:32:33

Surely it is up to your employer to ensure that wired bras are taken into account in their security procedures.

You don't see women taking their bras off at airport security.

I know they aren't non metal, but I can vouch for Prima Donna bras being amazing for big boobs. Rigby & Peller do them, although they are about £70. They last for ages though.

BerylStreep Thu 15-Aug-13 22:43:40

Here is a website with non wired bras but none of them look remotely suitable for the large of nork.

Dayshiftdoris Fri 16-Aug-13 00:54:13

Feeding bras are good grin

LongTailedTit Fri 16-Aug-13 01:16:03

I'm a 32EE and currently wearing a non-wired soft cup Bravissimo in 30FF - this one .

I also have this Freya one but in a 34DD (due to weird John Lewis fitting lady) but Bravissimo fitter reckoned it was ok. It's slightly padded, and has a moulded shape rather than underwires.

missnevermind Fri 16-Aug-13 01:17:12

Feeding Bras are NOT Good!

LongTailedTit Fri 16-Aug-13 01:24:43

Forgot to say OP, the v good Bravissimo fitter told me that you may need a different size in a soft cup - hence my 30FF.

Eastpoint Fri 16-Aug-13 05:35:58

I've set off airport alarms all over the world with my bras. In Frankfurt last year I had to go to a special cubicle. It's incredibly annoying as it is clearly the underwires or the hooks at the back setting off the machines.

RobotLover68 Fri 16-Aug-13 08:09:40

If you're prepared to handwash how about these from playtex? The "underwire" is plastic - I'm a 34DD and have found them very comfy

NotYoMomma Fri 16-Aug-13 08:10:04

the wonderbra strapless one is plastic and I love it and goes up to a G cup

Dayshiftdoris Fri 16-Aug-13 19:03:15



Mine were bombproof wink

missnevermind Fri 16-Aug-13 20:16:27

Probably just me then. But honestly my boobs weren't fit for polite company in them.

I would go for the wonderbra ultimate strapless too - it has plastic "fingers" and doesn't look like a strapless under clothes (i.e. no weird shape!)

Another one to try would be the Freya Deco Soft Cup

LongTailedTit Sat 17-Aug-13 01:03:25

Evening Statistically! Please may I pick your brains while you're here?
Def going to get the Wonderbra strapless that you mentioned above - they don't do a 32EE, do you reckon I should get the 32E or F?
Pretty please and thank you! thanks

Apologies for the hijack OP!

most UK brands don't do a ee so you would want to start with a 32f in them. However ime the fit on the wonderbra is a bit strange so I would strongly suggest finding a shop who stock it or ordering a few sizes. debenhams tend to stock it in store. Some people wear their normal size but many don't-I think breast shape influences it a lot. I normally wear a 30hh. I have a 32g wonderbra which fits very well although in an ideal world it would be a 30gg

Spickle Sat 17-Aug-13 08:31:23

Fantasie Full Cup Smoothing Bra? Comes in large cup sizes including 32F, in fact I think you can go down a cup size as they are pretty generous.

lillibetisqueen Sat 17-Aug-13 09:44:21

thank you all for your really helpful suggestions...if i had money i would invest in platice underwiring as it seems to be sorely lacking! Beryl streep...the reason is that where i work there are security shrouds and if you set it off then you have to be wanded...every exceptions! this is a massive pain to me and causes a tail back and i would rather just walk straight through...i shall look at the playtex option as they also seem to have wider straps...what is it with bra manufacturers that think a tiny bit of string is going to hold up your bazongas and not try and seperate your shoulders from the rest of your body!! they haven't thought about weight of said bazongas?? grr...

lillibetisqueen Sat 17-Aug-13 09:45:05

sorry that should say PLASTIC!

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