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Racerback bra for the enormously boobed?

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Substandard Mon 08-Oct-12 14:55:20

Does anyone know where I can buy a racerback bra in 34hh or 36hh? I have brought those little circle gadgets that can pull ordinary straps into racer formation and it has really taken the strain off my slopey shoulders (I sound lovely, don't I?) However it is really difficult to put it on by yourself and I had hoped I would be dressing myself in my 30s.

I have seen the sports bras but really want a normal underwired bra to prevent the whole monoboob thing. Can anybody help?

Hopefully Mon 08-Oct-12 15:02:16

I have a couple of bras that have straps you can cross over (ie they unhook at the back so you can hook them onto the opposite side) which would have a similar effect? I think they're Lejaby, from Figleaves. Search for multiway bra.

Hopefully Mon 08-Oct-12 15:02:59

And also, is your bra definitely the right size? Shouldn't be pulling on your shoulders really.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 08-Oct-12 15:05:52

SportJock bras are the best I think.

Although they can be difficult to get on and off because they are so tight!

I would link but the train wifi is telling me that the sites are blocked because of their internet access policy grin

Substandard Mon 08-Oct-12 16:01:06

Thanks Hopefully and Unexpected. Bra def right size but just have very slopey narrow shoulders so straps slip off easily. I automatically roll my shoulders forward to try and counteract but that and the general weight of the damn things are playing havoc with my posture wrecking my neck and back.

Will look into the suggestions as new bras may reduce my osteo bill!

Bravissimo have brought out a multiway which goes up to an H but might be worth a shot - I can't vouch for it but here it is

There is also this strapless which comes with detachable straps - they may be able to be crossed over.

Also, have you tried the alana. It's not a crossover/racer back, but I'm a bit slopey of shoulder myself and this has never, ever fallen down. Don't know if it's strap thickness, level of elastic......but they stay put on me.

Substandard Mon 08-Oct-12 18:42:53

Wow thanks Statistically - there ARE options out there. I think a trip to Bravissimo is in order. Never tried the Alana but if it can stay on my left shoulder a miracle with have occurred.

I'd say Bravissimo is worth a try - they will also know which others are worth trying on as there are definitely some which are far better from a staying put perspective. I find Panache really bad for going walkies on me. Admittedly though, it is also something that is much much worse if my back is even remotely too big. So possibly worth getting it double checked too. I have a Curvy Kate Tease Me which I love, but I should probably have gone down a back size and the straps are quite far apart anyway so they keep either sliding or folding over, it drives me crackers!

I think the straps on the Alana are further in than others which might be why they stay put.

They also have this which might be easier to attach yourself than the circles.

HazleNutt Mon 08-Oct-12 20:56:30

I also have the problem with some bras, so would recommend this one:
www.figleaves.com/uk/product/FE-4520/Smoothing%20underwired%20balconette%20bra/?product_id=FE-4520&linkid=fig_uk_oiir

very wide straps with lots of elastic, but strong ones, not the useless overly stretch straps you often find.

HazleNutt Mon 08-Oct-12 21:04:03

oh sorry just noticed it only goes to G, not useful for you then. Most multiway bras can indeed be worn with crossed over straps.

Substandard Mon 08-Oct-12 21:51:20

Panache bra is def the worst on me. Sadly it fits beautifully everywhere else and gives a great shape. Arghhhh my boobs are a nightmare. If I had my way I would just chop them off!

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