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to consider paying $50 for a bra?

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tripletrouble Mon 06-Jul-15 05:07:03

I really need a decent bra as I am hitting menopause and my boobs are sagging like anything, and I know I would look better with a different bra. Went to a specialist bra shop and found a wonderful one that looks great- only trouble is it costs $50! Would I be unreasonable to spend that on a bra?

steff13 Mon 06-Jul-15 05:09:16

Not IMO. I usually spend about $40 on mine, and they make all the difference in the world to how my clothes look, and they make me feel better with more support. I skimp out on a lot of things, but not bras.

AuntieStella Mon 06-Jul-15 05:19:38

Not if you can afford it.

A good bra makes a huge difference to how you look and, as you may have found post-intervention, it can be hard to find some sizes from ordinary suppliers. But the difference a proper fit makes is huge.

MooseBeTimeForSummer Mon 06-Jul-15 05:26:53

Not at all. I regularly pay $100 CAD for mine.

olivaceous Mon 06-Jul-15 06:00:24

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Teabagbeforemilk Mon 06-Jul-15 06:43:37

No not at all. My everyday bras cost about £40 (not sure what the conversation rate to dollars are) and £50 for my sports bras. Totally worth it

mrsdavidbowie Mon 06-Jul-15 06:47:09

Not at all.
I get my basic everyday T-shirt bras from Rigby and Pellar and they are about £75.
But fit like a dream.

WorktoLive Mon 06-Jul-15 07:12:02

Don't know what sort of dollars you are talking about but whether it is US, Canadian, Australian or somewhere else it's comparable to UK prices if you are in the majority who are not catered for in supermarkets and other cheaper shops.

It's not fair but as long as you can afford it, YANBU.

Pengweng Mon 06-Jul-15 07:15:16

I spend that on bras every time i buy one. Having 36H boobs isn't friendly on the purse. Lol.

If if fits well and is comfy then definitely buy it if you have the money.

DragonRojo Mon 06-Jul-15 07:44:59

that's a very normal price for a good bra. Making a good bra is expensive because of all the different pieces that they contain.

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Mon 06-Jul-15 07:56:31

I can never spend less than £35 on a bra unless it's in a sale (30/32 G/GG) which Google tells me is US$54 so nope, I can see no unreasonableness here. Apart from the unreasonable price of normal shaped bras and the unreasonable nature of the lingerie industry trying to convince us that we're all a 36C :-)

magimedi Mon 06-Jul-15 07:58:31

Not at all. I spend about £35 - 40 on my bras.

If you can afford it go for it. I'd rather spend the money on a bra than a dress or shirt. A good bra will make you look so much better.

lushilaoshi Mon 06-Jul-15 08:45:09

Absolutely not unreasonable. I have a weird bra size (28F!!) and have no choice but to spend on bras. It's absolutely worth it - no point having decent clothes if you don't have the scaffolding to prop them up with.

stripytees Mon 06-Jul-15 08:49:20

Sounds fine to me too!
I have discovered that despite not being that nice to look at, nude/skin coloured bras are the best investment though - especially this time of year everything else is visible under thinner tops and dresses!

mrsdavidbowie Mon 06-Jul-15 09:02:24

You just looking so much better in a bra that fits

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 06-Jul-15 09:14:46

Don't think I've ever had one cheaper than that! 32G here, good bras cost money!

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Mon 06-Jul-15 09:19:27

I work in a good bra shop and see the difference they make. ,,£50 is very reasonnable.

As a side note, sharing her measurements is no way of telling the shop measures correctly. Any decent shop fits to the bra. There shouldn't be a measuring tape in sight.

olivaceous Mon 06-Jul-15 09:36:34

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PinguForPresident Mon 06-Jul-15 09:44:22

Sounds like a normal spend on a bra to me. It's something you wear all the time, if you work it out as cost per wear, it's a minimal spend.

LashesandLipstick Mon 06-Jul-15 09:51:43

I often spend at least £30 on a bra, I'd rather have a couple of nice supportive ones than a load of cheap crappy ones that don't fit!

corgiology Mon 06-Jul-15 11:20:09

Wonderbra has a sale on atm up to 50% off.

I got 6 bras for £60 smile

helenahandbag Mon 06-Jul-15 11:21:21

My bras are £30 each, I won't spend less (unless it's an expensive one on sale) because you get what you pay for. I've tried cheaper ones from M&S, etc and they just aren't as supportive.

tripletrouble Mon 06-Jul-15 23:27:18

Thanks all for the comments! I will no longer feel guilty about spending that much!

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