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26minutes Thu 15-Sep-11 16:40:49

I hate them! How do you get them to stay up? I have one bra that I can wear without constantly yanking up the straps. I've been measured but still they fall down all the time. I can't be the only one who has this problem can I? How do you stop it? Straps are tightened all the way btw.

sloggies Thu 15-Sep-11 16:47:20

I get this...I think mine alter in the wash, but the problem is worse if I buy bras with thin straps. I really need the --industrial strength--thicker straps, which are not as pretty unfortunately. I really need to just buy Triumph Doreen type bras.

ColdSancerre Thu 15-Sep-11 16:49:18

This is really wierd but I have this, and I realised recently that on days when I do the band up on its tightest setting the bra straps don't fall down, no matter how loose the straps are.

26minutes Thu 15-Sep-11 17:15:31

Industrial strength grin

I don't think I could get the band all the way on the ones I've been measured into, they're way too tight as it is on the last setting, but the bigger band size ones do the same thing.

Gaffa tape should do the trick!

talkingnonsense Thu 15-Sep-11 17:25:34

Try gettin fitted somewhere else. All m and s bras fall off my shoulders because their 38 is cut for someone who's rib cage is broad (wide shoulders) and mine is deep (narrow shoulders) triumph amourette in 38 c or 36d never moves, haven't bought another style of bra for at least 5 years

LiveYourBestLife Thu 15-Sep-11 22:20:55

Passionata bras have styles with detachable straps, my strapless favourite doesnt slip off as the back strap has sensibly placed silicone strips and the cup shape is the business. Pity I only have the 1 I bought at TK Maxx for a fraction of the original cost. You can touch your toes and it does't fall down.

26minutes Fri 16-Sep-11 11:58:55

That's interesting talking. I knew different places measured differently and that a balconette for example would fit differently to a t-shirt bra but didn't realise they were so different shop to shop. It was la senza where I was fitted and it's my la senza bra that doesn't fall down.

LiveYourBestLife. I used to wear strapless bras all the time but find them uncomfortable since having DD.

sprinkles77 Fri 16-Sep-11 13:48:51

try different brands of bras. It depends a bit on where the strap is attached to the bra both at the back and front. If you have a narrow back some styles just are not designed for you, same with slopey shoulders. Often a "full cup" style is better than a "balconette" Get fitted somewhere decent, i.e. John lewis or Bravissimo. Bravissimo has a massive range, the fitters really understand women's bodies and their stock. They only stock D cups and above, but you might be surprised to find you are bigger than you think in that department. M and S have me in a 34C and Bravissimo have me in a 28 or 30 E.

26minutes Fri 16-Sep-11 16:18:04

That's a bit different sprinkles shock. I knew that there were differences from shop to shop in the way you are measured, but that's a huge difference?

Are bravissimo on the high street at all?

warmandwooly Fri 16-Sep-11 16:36:29

Bravissimo is on the high street. I was going to post this seperate but does anyone think that fully adjusting bra straps are a luxury! I mean the ones that go from the back of the back to the shoulder. The ones that dont easilt slip or fall down

sloggies Fri 16-Sep-11 17:20:40

Not sure what you mean warmand....I expect my straps to adjust to half the possible length.

warmandwooly Fri 16-Sep-11 17:52:57

Oops what i mean is that i have some bras that have the adjusters thatv will allow you to tighten/loosen the straps as opposed to the majority or my bras that i own where you are able to adjust them from your shoulder to the band at the back

sloggies Fri 16-Sep-11 19:02:38

Warmand, I think the lower-price bras tend to have less strap material, so more £ means more adjustable, IME. Generally, when I have fallen temptation to a cheap supermarket bra, I end up not wearing it cos its not as comfortable (but not actually getting rid of it), so no saving at all, just a waste!
I think it's all extra relevant if you've got big 'nungas'....I have no idea what size yours are 26!

sprinkles77 Fri 16-Sep-11 19:27:27

warmandwooly I know what you mean about fully adjustable. They are not a luxury, though not everyone needs them. some have straps made of a single piece of fabric that you can slide the slider all the way from the back to the front (or vice versa), so that the shortest length is usually half the longest length. They tend to be elastic. Others the front part is non - stretchy (and often decorative) and the back part is elastic and adjustable, so the shortest length tends to be 3/4 of the longest. I do think that a well fitting bra (one where the back band gives you the support, rather than the straps) will put less pressure on the straps, therefore they're less likely to slip, and also less likely to leave red marks.

26 Bravissimo is on lots of high streets and also on line. google them. They have great customer services, so call before you order for advice on sizing. The point is that they do not use a tape measure the size you, so they give you a fitting not a size, which amounts to the same end result. Lots of women go there and find their new size is way different!

26minutes Sat 17-Sep-11 07:59:24

warmandwooly, I've never thought of that but ypu're right, the bra I'm wearing now (the one that doesn't slip) has straps that adjust length to length, but all of my others have the straps that are only adjustable half the length. This one is also a 38C and by far the most comfortable of all the bras I have, I realised this morning this is one of the ones I bought when I was pg. I was measured as a 36C a few months ago when I came out of nursing bras and they all fall down. I've also got other 38C bras, same shop, same style as this that are huge, straps fall down, cup is very gapey.

sloggies Before I had DD I actually found my asda bras the comfiest and easiest to wear, but now they're not doing it for me at all.

sprinkles There's no Bravissimo anywhere near me, rubbish! I think I will give them a call next week though and see what they have to say. Thanks for the recommendation.

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