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My DS is 21 months, still feeding but not enough to need feeding bras and think my breasts have returned to as normal as they are going to get. The problem is I'm still wearing horrible white cotton maternity and feeding bras because nothing else is comfortable. Bought some bras of the type I used to wear (balconnette underwired) which, as my breats are now bigger, made me look very matronly. Not sure what I should go for now? Anyone any ideas? I did consider sports bras but they seem only marginally more attractive than what I'm wearing now. I am a 36dd I think, and while i don't mind having fairly large breasts, prefer to play them down rather than emphasise them!
Have you read the many bra threads on here at the moment about sizing? 36dd doesn't sound very big so wondering if you are wearing right size? What do you measure under the breast? And around the breasts?
Please measure firmly underneath your bust - pull the tape snugly. I suspect the size is wrong as it's the number one cause of matronly boobies.
Also measure around the widest part of your boobs, ideally with your bra on so long as the fit is not utterly ridiculous. I (or Sorrel, Hazlenutt, Haunted or any of the others who will appear imminently [waves]) will tell you where to start.
PLEASE don't resort to sports bras, that is a one-way ticket to monoboob!
OK I just took 3 measurements - under bust 31, bust (where the nipples are) 37, above 36.5. Put them in a calculator I found on the internet and it came out as 36A, not been an a cup since I was about 16! Even more confused now!
I'm in same situation as you OP. I think I might fit some of my old bras but I can't find them!!! They have been stashed somewhere.
I did find 3 though on the weekend - 2 are a wee bit small. I'm wearing the one that fits today. It's quite matronly in that it's flesh toned and 'sensible' (I don't actually recall buying it and I don't own any others like this). But I feel rather grand today in that I have 2 proper, comparatively 'pert' breasts.
I feel glorious & am constantly admiring them & giving them the odd squeeze when I think no one is looking. The maternity/feeding bras I've been wearing were really comfy but after 2 years I AM OVER THEM!!!!
Now I just need to find where I, or more likely DP has stashed all my pretty bras. I'm loath to spend ££ on more bras until I've found & tried on my stash.
Well HipHop, I long for the day I'll be admiring my pert boobs, though I suspect those days might be over for me...and I gave all my pretty bras away when I became convinced I would never fit that size again. Thanks for the tip haunted, that makes a lot of sense.
Hi folks, just wanted to thank you for the good advice, I ordered a 32G over the internet and am now basking in the comfort of a well fitting bra! Definitely good advice RE not adding inches on to the underbust measurement.