Advanced search

MATERNITY BRA for bigger breasts?

(33 Posts)
Dalrymps Fri 03-Jul-09 15:22:11

I am about a 34E, not massive but big enough to need good support. I have just found out I am pg again so dig my old maternity bra's out (they weren't that good last time), anyway, they are not really supporting much at all, I feel all saggy and uncomfortable.

They are the cheapish ones you get in double packs from mothercare and m and s.

Can anyone recommend some comfy supportive ones that hoist em up?

plantwoman Fri 03-Jul-09 15:28:56

I am a 32FF, so feel your pain - don't even bother with M&S and especially mothercare whose bra's should be illegal under the trades descriptions act!
Go to Bravissimo and get measured properly they do a good range of supportive maternity bra's.
I also got myself an Anita feeding bra from figleaves. It is the only underwired feeding bra and I think when you have large norks, underwiring is necessary really if you want any kind of shape.

LadyPinkofPinkerton Fri 03-Jul-09 15:32:35

I second Bravissimo. I would continue to wear underwired until about 8 months though. I did that with DS2. Wish I had with DS! then norks would maybe be a bit higher up. Also bought rubbish Mothercare ones first time

craftynclothy Fri 03-Jul-09 15:44:36

Another recommendation for Bravissimo.

Also once you know your size, Sainsbury's currently have some nursing bras (2 pack for £10) and I've found them to be really supportive and comfy. They go up to large sizes too (I got a 34G so know they go up at least that high)

Dalrymps Fri 03-Jul-09 18:21:42

Thanks ladies, have been to bravissimo once to get nursing bras but didn't think of their for maternity ones!

Biglips Fri 03-Jul-09 18:24:18

i got mine from Mothercare World. The ones i got was £22 each and it had brilliant support on it and hold my big boobs up when i was pg last year.

bohemianbint Fri 03-Jul-09 18:24:23

def get measured. I was wearing the wrong size for years. (Drastically!) I've bought a few Freya Rosalie bras off ebay recently in 32/34 FF/G, they're really good.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Fri 03-Jul-09 18:28:02

I went to m&S and bought a non-maternity super strength non-wired bra - they are really good and very very supportive.

audreyraines Fri 03-Jul-09 18:29:45

definitely go to bravissimo, they are wonderful. they don't have maternity bras per se, but will recommend the ones which are more supportive with wider bands etc. i bought two recently and it was such a godsend. i hadn't realised i'd grown 3 cup sizes during pregnancy and was wondering why my bras were so uncomfortable! shock

i think you can make an appointment for fitting too, so you don't have to wait around. they do genuinely spend time wiht you to get it right.

Dalrymps Fri 03-Jul-09 18:32:29

I was measured a while ago, maybe 6-9 months ago... Could get measured again... I think I generally need to spend a bit more than last time whichever one I get! It's a bit difficult cause my nearest mothercare and bravissimo is 60 miles away...

audreyraines Fri 03-Jul-09 18:32:31

i also bought this cheapie non wired miriam stoppard bra recently as a backup and found it suprisingly comfortable.

maternity bra

audreyraines Fri 03-Jul-09 18:35:37

is there a decent lingerie shop where you could go get a measurement, and then order a few from figleaves and try them? figleaves is excellent for returns. i lurrrve them.

Dalrymps Fri 03-Jul-09 19:34:06

Ooh that miriam stoppard one looks nice, might order one of those!

Yes there is a good lingerie shop, I got some normal bras there so might pop in...

ImOverHere Fri 03-Jul-09 19:35:41

From a 42H - I'd say Royce from Barvissimo and I also had the mirian stoppard ones (not too epxensive from Debenhams) and they were/are fine too.

Dalrymps Fri 03-Jul-09 19:37:31

smile I did have a royce nursing bra that was one of my most comfortable actually...

lucya1980 Fri 03-Jul-09 19:48:57

bravissimo stock a freya or you can order them online if u have an idea what size you are. I have similar problems, but am holding out in my underwires till they dont fit any more, i have 3 months to go and gone up from a 30ff to a 32hh, its a nightmare! Good luck. depends where u live but have u heard of sadie the bra lady? u can find her online i think she has a few shops.

trixymalixy Fri 03-Jul-09 19:58:05

I am currently 8 months pregnant and still wearing my normal underwired bras. Wish i hadn't bothered with maternity bras when pregnant with DS.

I have an anita underwired feeding bra from last time and will be purchasing some more!

funtimewincies Fri 03-Jul-09 20:32:34

I've just bought this cotton underwired bra from Bravissimo (in a 30H and I'm only 19 weeks shock) and it's fabulous, so comfy and brilliant support.

No backache now and they look nicely pert grin!

lucya1980 Fri 03-Jul-09 21:46:08

i have the same one!! hehe

Dalrymps Fri 03-Jul-09 22:25:45

Thanks ladies, have considered underwired but am a bit wary of them as I read somewhere it's not good for the development of the milk ducts or soemthing like that. Had a bit of a bad time with bf last time so don't want anything to interfere with it this time iyswim?

Got some really good suggestions on here though, thanks!

hester Fri 03-Jul-09 22:27:08

I got my G cup maternity bras from John Lewis. They even came in black.

Dalrymps Fri 03-Jul-09 22:59:38

Will have a look on the john lewis website smile

have just ordered the miriam stoppard one grin

plantwoman Sat 04-Jul-09 19:37:21

i read somewhere that here is no evidence about underwired bra's and BF. It certainly didn't cause me any problems.

LadyPinkofPinkerton Sun 05-Jul-09 12:24:25

As long as you get a bra that fits properly then underwires will not cause a problem. You can actually get underwired feeding bras too now.

Dalrymps Sun 05-Jul-09 13:04:54

Oh I see, didn't know that. You think the advice is just cause lots of people wear the wrong sized bra so they just say not to wear underwired to err on the side of caution?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now