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TempusEedjit Wed 02-Dec-15 15:10:59

Been having some soreness in my left breast, saw Docor today who ruled out anything sinister but she said to make sure my bra is properly measured as wearing the wrong size can cause pain.

Have previously been to M&S and Debenhams but didn't find them particularly knowledgeable.

Any other recommendations?

blamethecat Wed 02-Dec-15 15:12:12


PlummyBrummy Wed 02-Dec-15 15:15:38

Find your most local independent stockist for the best fit. Even better if it's run by doughty older women whose boobs could double as ship prows!

PlummyBrummy Wed 02-Dec-15 15:15:55

They know their stuff.

Feilin Wed 02-Dec-15 15:16:08


AnyoneFucoffee Wed 02-Dec-15 15:19:22


Fatherwishmas Wed 02-Dec-15 15:23:34

Independent bra shop if possible, Bravissimo said that I was a 32D when I was more like a 34C.

Also try non wired if you can, helps with pain.

AnyoneButSanta Wed 02-Dec-15 15:24:57

John Lewis are normally good if you don't have a bravissimo and have some slightly cheaper options.

unimaginativename13 Wed 02-Dec-15 15:26:58

Rigby and Peller! And bravissimo

ArcheryAnnie Wed 02-Dec-15 15:29:52

Rigby and Peller. Evewateringly expensive, perfect fit. I am a scruffy arse on the outside but have perfect cantilevering on the inside. And a good fit really changes your shape, makes whatever you have look a lot better!

ShebaShimmyShake Wed 02-Dec-15 16:21:57

Bravissimo and Rigby & Peller - the latter are hugely expensive (as you'd expect from the Queen's corsetiers) but my God, you get the quality and service you pay for.

Don't set foot in M&S.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 02-Dec-15 16:23:20

Look up the MN bra fitting guide as a starting point.

ofallthenerve Wed 02-Dec-15 16:26:42

Bravissimo or House if Fraser

oneofthegiantsisme Wed 02-Dec-15 16:28:20

I thought Bravissimo are for more generously-endowed ladies - am I wrong? I'd like to get fitted properly, but I'm on the small size, so I haven't tried them (usually just make do with M&S). Should I go & talk to Bravissimo, then?

I'm not sure I have a local independent - though I'm sure there must be one if I hunt.

TriJo Wed 02-Dec-15 16:32:57

Bravissimo start at a D cup - but properly fitted a large number of women are in that range so probably still worth it if you were wearing a B/C cup before and a little uncomfortable.

TempusEedjit Wed 02-Dec-15 17:09:38

I've never had any success with self-measuring even if following to the letter.

Being rather well-proportioned in that area Bravissimo it is! (and Rigby & Peller when I finally lose some weight.

Thanks all smile

CactusTractor Wed 02-Dec-15 17:35:26

Works every time and then buy online.

Foxyloxy1plus1 Wed 02-Dec-15 17:36:23

Rigby and Peller definitely. I would not have believed the difference a properly fitting bra makes. I was wearing 36C and was 32E in R&P. Yes, they are very, very expensive, but once you know the corr ct size, you can experiment with other makes. I try to buy in the R&P sale and have some cheap bras that fit nearly as well. Cost per wear is really good, as I'm so much more comfortable in the R&P ones, I wear them all the time.

unimaginativename13 Wed 02-Dec-15 19:39:42

Rigby and Peller shop sell the same brands as bravissimo.

Yes their own brand is expensive but you can still buy other stuff.

I go there to get fitted, as I have since I was 13, buy a bra then wait for the sales in Bravissimo etc

If your an unusual size you tend to get good sale stuff. I was a 32G, way back before people realises their 34B was actually a 30DD or E so got good bargains!

lilblackdress9 Thu 03-Dec-15 09:12:22


Find your nearest:

Or if there isn't one nearby, try their online fitting guide:

theescripted Thu 03-Dec-15 09:14:04

OneofTheGianst I bet you're a D cup! You need an intervention wink

magimedi Thu 03-Dec-15 09:21:46

Another vote for Bravissimo.

And the women who work there are always lovely.

oneofthegiantsisme Thu 03-Dec-15 11:44:10

scripted you're probably right - even M&S has me in a 32D - I just have typical post-baby saggy boobs (OK, not very post-baby, as DC are now teenagers).

I'll give Bravissimo a go - and if that's successful, maybe I'll try and talk DD into going in for a proper fitting, which she has so far been too blush for.

mollyonthemove Thu 03-Dec-15 12:26:50

SO,what would be the rough price for a normal Rigby and Peller bra?? There is one near me and I would love to go in....

Purplepixiedust Thu 03-Dec-15 13:45:29

I have been to bravissimo and they were fantastic. Really helpful. The first bra I tried fit perfectly and the lady doing the fitting didn't even measure me!!!

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