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Boulder Holders

(11 Posts)
wrongdecade Sat 18-Jun-11 19:44:04

I still havent had the chance to get measured properly
tried myself

thing is I'm of hippo type proportions 9lost a stone) but still hippofied so I generally look better with 'tits under the chin' type bra's there my only redeeming feature lol and emphasis a the where I find alot of 'larger bra's are lacking in max cleavage styles any advice??

groak Sat 18-Jun-11 20:19:03

Do you want boobs to be shoved up and squashedfor cleavaage alone, or do you want them to look like bigger versions of pert boobs, ie held up and in shape with your frame so it gives you a hourglass sort of figure, but one where you boobs stand properly rather than looking like big saggy shopping bags? (I'm speaking from experience btw grin)

I prefer to find bras that lift boobs up so they are lifted up as though you couldn't do the pencil test, but not squished together beacuse i think if you do that you loose the 'normal' hourglass hsape of your frame a bit..

My rule of thumb is if a bra lifts them and they stand out further than my tummy then it's done the trick! Freya and Ballet are good, but get the non stretchy fabric bras, eg witht eh really fu=ine firm mesh sort of fabric or satin sort of ones, not cotton or loads f cut out embroidery as this seems to lessen the support and causes more saggage!

Or, blow a load and go to bravissimo or rigby and peller?

groak Sat 18-Jun-11 20:19:32

God, how bad is my typing? blush

WhatsWrongWithYou Sun 19-Jun-11 09:25:34

Go to John Lewis - I swear by their bra fitters. They always make sure you have a nice tight band and proper uplift with no gapey bits or overspill.

wrongdecade Sun 19-Jun-11 13:19:39


I want a nice hourglass figure groak

wrongdecade Tue 21-Jun-11 11:46:10

I bought a nice la senza one but I had to get GG shock but I fell 'secure' for the first time in ages I feel 'contained' lol hopefully this is the right size.

brighthair Tue 21-Jun-11 12:43:03

these two. I have a photo of me in the poppy one, but it might blind people. Cleavage ahoy. Plus if you scroll down the reviews are at the bottom

wrongdecade Tue 21-Jun-11 13:41:55

Kwl kwl thankoo

JanMorrow Tue 21-Jun-11 14:19:06

Thanks for posting this! I went to Rigby and Peller at the weekend (and was gratified that I was wearing the correct size bra!) but their bras all seperated my boobs so I had no cleavage really.. they looked nice under a dress (I tested) but not if you want a bit of va-va-voom which I do (for similar reasons to you!). Rigby and Peller didn't have any plunge bras over an F cup so I'm going to take a trip to bravissimo to look at their range!

scotsgirl23 Tue 21-Jun-11 18:27:29

For a fairly low plunge that goes up to a GG the Freya Deco is very good - and it's smooth too so works under almost anything. It's my standby tits-oot bra!

Tend to prefer the more balcony styles for day to day figure flattering though as they emphasize the hourglass. The Bravissimo Alana is very good, as are most of the Freya ones.

wrongdecade Tue 21-Jun-11 18:41:39

I'm going to have to try freya & Bravissimo

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