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Is there a new bra intervention thread somewhere?

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lookout Sat 09-Mar-13 13:30:14

All of the other ones are closed now and I still need some help!

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 09-Mar-13 16:32:18

I have tried Darlin Heart (they only had a cup too big) and liked it. Satine is definitely lower under arms too.

Silverstar2 Sat 09-Mar-13 17:54:03

Hmmm ok, may have to try it then.

SS2 x

littlebrownmouse Sat 09-Mar-13 18:18:12

I've worn a 36A or 34B for years. Inspired by The Better Bra Campaign , I chucked a 32Din my trolley in Tesco today for a little trial. It does actually fit me, feels good apart from the fact that the wires feel a bit long under my arms (could be the style) and the best thing is, the band stays put when I move! Wow, a D cup, who'd have thought it?!

lookout Sat 09-Mar-13 18:32:50

SC thank you - maybe it's just this particular style that doesn't suit me then. It's so pretty though! I have sadly worn it all day and taken the labels off so not sure brastop would take it back now sad

I have a Panache underwired to try tomorrow so hopefully that will fit better. I loved their support non-wired bra though and am thinking I might just have to stick with non-wired if tomorrow's one doesn't feel better.

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 09-Mar-13 18:40:25

Give this one a longer try on with the tags still attached.

It's not that you can't wear wires, but as you get closer to your right size (and know what you are looking for!) you begin to see that different manfacturers have slight differences in the wire shape which means some work and some don't. It's not so apparent when the size is miles off smile

lookout Sat 09-Mar-13 18:48:46

SC that actually makes perfect sense. I eould love to try and get to a Bravissimo to try some on, because the whole ordering, trying, sending back thing is a bit of a pain!

However I am happy that a 34FF is the right size for me - I just have a questions mark over the wires still. This may just be a case of the style being wrong, I guess tomorrow's bra will tell... grin

littlebrownmouse Sat 09-Mar-13 18:51:36

So, should I have red marks on my shoulders and round where the band is?

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 09-Mar-13 18:57:26

I have HH boobs, so I still get some marks on my shoulders but they are pretty faint - more of a light pink than red. And it is normal to still get some marks from where your bra sits, but when it actually fits you will find its more like one very neat set rather than wider marks that indicate the bra is moving and rubbing.

TravelinColour Sat 09-Mar-13 19:03:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

littlebrownmouse Sat 09-Mar-13 19:16:40

Thanks. It's def not painfully and is very neat, there's certainly no moving about. I think I probably need to loosen the shoulder straps a bit too.

lookout Sat 09-Mar-13 19:29:13

Ok, it wasn't after all a Panache with wires, but a Masquerade and I just tried it on and it bloody hurts. Ooooooh, will I ever find the right one??? Should I go up a band and down a cup for the wired ones? so 36F?

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 09-Mar-13 19:59:30

Masquerade is Panache smile

SorrelForbes Sat 09-Mar-13 20:02:24

It's posh Panache grin

lookout Sat 09-Mar-13 20:04:03

That's obviously why it doesn't suit me then wink

SorrelForbes Sat 09-Mar-13 20:05:46

Luckily Mazquerade doesn't seem to fit me that well but I have very expensive tastes in bras so am trying to restrain myself to EMs and Cleos at the moment grin

lookout Sat 09-Mar-13 20:09:42

Doesn't seem to fit me that well either. I am gonna send back the ones I have that def don't fit, which leaves me with two Panache supports in 34FF. Once those have refunded <poor> I will order some wired in a 36EE as the 36F i order were massive in the cup.

Out of interest, if you have a too big cup size, how would that affect the band fitting? Could that be my problem?

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 09-Mar-13 20:12:37

There is no 36EE - it's just E smile

Too big cup won't impact the band.

lookout Sat 09-Mar-13 20:13:50

Ok, thanks 36E.

I really wonder then why I'm so uncomfortable in the underwired bras hmm

Furball Sat 09-Mar-13 20:32:22

I measured 36ff ish and I got a 36 F from M & S which I believe does fit me well.

I've warn it all day and now the band is really irritating me - are you saying I'll get used to this?

It was the only bra out of Debenhams, BHS, Triumph - which were too pricey anyway so I didn't really look and then ended up in M & S, that felt comfy in store and put it on at 4pm yesterday and it was fine when I went to bed. and with your fitting guidelines I felt it did the best for me.

and why are nearly all of them with scratchy lace, why not nicer more comfy material.

Bring on your fitting revolution and thank you for educating us, shame the top knobs won't listen.

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 09-Mar-13 20:43:56

It could just be that it's not a great bra quality wise. Sadly there is some crap out there and a huge difference in terms of materials.

Can you describe how it is irritating you? What were your measurements again?

Furball Sat 09-Mar-13 20:55:46

I'm 36 43

and it's this one here

I literally tried on every bra in my size that was on the shelf of all those shops listed except triumph as I couldn't afford the prices in there. and the one I got was the only one I felt actually fitted me.

and not one shop assistant offered help in any of those shops

Furball Sat 09-Mar-13 20:56:50

it's tighter than I'm used to and now it's 9pm I can feel the band that's been on all day

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 09-Mar-13 20:57:44

Why doesn't that surprise me (re lack of help)

A 36F does sound like the right size roughly. Apart from the irritation, how is the back on the bra? I'm half wondering if it isn't tight enough (sometimes people need a back size smaller)

Can you describe how it is irritating?

Furball Sat 09-Mar-13 21:07:02

It just feels itchy

Furball Sat 09-Mar-13 21:10:55

It feels itchy at the front where the wires are in contact with my body

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