Hi ladies my boobs have just got bigger and I need some maternity Bras . I dont want to spend too much as I am 26wks . The problem is I am normally a 40dd so wondering which stores I should try , any reccomendations ?? I live in Leeds .
Might be a case of ordering online, I think. M&S should have maternity bras to order in this size, though they often don't have a great selection of sizes in store. Think they would be the most reasonable in price - you can get packs of 2. You can also order most sizes online through Figleaves.com. The shop Bravissimo will do this size, but watch out - they are expensive! I had them measure me and find me two nice bras in my 2nd trimester, but when I got the till to pay it came to £80!
If you get measured in Bravissimo (or rather, "fitted", as they don't use tape measures), you can find out your actual comfortable size. Expect (from personal experience and experiences of others I've spoken to) to end up with a smaller back size and bigger cup size! And you can then take that size and go online or to M&S or where does cheap bras and try/buy.
For me it was a case of ordering online. I was 44D pre-pregnancy so .. imagine now I'm even bigger >.< As exasperating as it seemed, no store would have my measure in maternity bras so I ended up ordering from Bonprix
Thank you ladies this was very helpful . I am going bra shopping tomorow before my bra's break ! I was going to try M&S and Mothercare but I didnt know about Bravissimo so thanks will give them a try .
Debenhams maternity bras managed to control my 40Es more, and were quite reasonably priced.
Just about to get measured up for some nursing bras, and John Lewis seem to have a good range of sizes in Royce bras, no idea whether they'll fit me nicely, but I trust their fitters more than I would M&S.
Do you actually need maternity bras though? Some women do find that underwires irritate and rub, but for many it's just a question of wrong size. Otherwise it's perfectly fine to wear normal, non-maternity bras throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding - personally I found that those soft maternity bras just weren't offering enough support.