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secret support vest top help please?

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AaDB Sun 05-May-13 20:58:50

I like bravissimo but they are ££££. Most are way to small for my breasts. I need something that is stretchy yet supportive. Any ideas?

Imas786 Tue 05-Nov-13 19:04:47

Hi all,
I have been reading this for a couple of days and just by chance while looking for undies in sainsbury TU I saw support vests with a bra type band that covered the sides as well, looked and felt a lot more sturdy than the elasticated type , and only for a £10. Didn't buy one just yet but thought if anyone wanted to check it out and let us know how good they are. It's funny there are quite a few if these things around now.

AaDB Mon 13-May-13 19:24:13

Letseat M&S have ones with the bra in. I'm not keen on that type off to check out bravissimo on Ebay and Tesco

bishboschone Mon 13-May-13 16:54:25

See , I don't like the ones with bras in.. I will try my Tesco ones. I loved them before .. Worth a go !

SorrelForbes Mon 13-May-13 15:25:35

Just seen some Bravissimo ones on ebay at a bargain price of £7.99

AgathaF Mon 13-May-13 14:27:54

bishbosh - I was really disappointed with the Tesco one I bought a couple of weeks ago. As you said, the old ones of a few years ago were great, but this one just wasn't nearly as supportive. I'm not really sure why though as it looks just like the old ones. Maybe I just got a dud and should go a try another on in the store to check.

bishboschone Mon 13-May-13 12:03:51

I have just ordered some Tesco ones after reading this thread . They did them years ago and they were fab , by at the best and I had about 20. They are all dying now so in hoping the new style isn't too different .

AaDB Sun 12-May-13 22:45:31

It is an elasticated thing. The front is like fake boobs things but there is no danger of nipple. Well worth 11:20 .
I'm going to get more in a size smaller. I'm wearing the yellow one now. It is very comfortable.

letseatgrandma Sun 12-May-13 21:08:42

Ooh, they've got a sale at debenhams as well, the £14 Jasper Conran one is now £11.20!

Can I ask if it's got a bra strap at the back like the Bravissimo ones or if it's more of an elasticated band?

AaDB Fri 10-May-13 12:35:10

Bravissimo have sport sleeved support tops. I haven't seen them anywhere elsebut I'm still looking. I'll let you know.

snail1973 Fri 10-May-13 11:24:25

have any of you found support tops that are short sleeved t shirts rather than thin strap vest?

i have an ancient M&S one for sleeping in and have been looking for ever to find some more


AgathaF Thu 09-May-13 18:27:06

Thanks for feeding back. Glad you liked them.

AaDB Thu 09-May-13 18:09:43

I have feedback grin

The first black Jasper Conran £14 is my favourite. It is lovely. The straps are thin, adjustable and soft. The bra support is cup-like; comfortable and supportive. The vest itself is long which i really like. I've worn it with a bra under for extra oomph during the day. It is supportive enough to wear without a bra, even for my massive norks. I'm going to get one in white, I may go down a size though. I think it may loosen over time. The straps are quite long but are fine for me.

The other one is nice, comfortable for bed but not as supportive. The bra bit is double layer T shirt material. I definitely recommend buying a size smaller or trying on. my nipples were too visible for me to wear out of the house biscuit biscuit blush. Nice for wearing as a pj top.

I have more from H&M on the way.

M&S ones for d+ had proper cups in them. The were a little short side for me. I didn't fancy the look of them.

AaDB Mon 06-May-13 19:35:57

There is free delivery for Debenhams the moment so I have ordered:

this one is £14
D-GG cup £12! I have high hopes for this one.

Bravissimo is so expensive that I'm going to find a store to visit to check them out before I buy one.

AgathaF Mon 06-May-13 17:52:10

Just thought I would nip back and add that I was going to wear my new one from Tesco today. Put it on but the fit is horrible, nothing like they used to be. Plenty roomy enough but just not the support that they used to give. I won't be buying any more, and I'm glad tehy only had one in my size when I got that one.

So, watching this thread with renewed interest grin.

It's worth keeping an eye on the bravissimo sale for their PJ tops as they sometimes go in. They're non-wired but the support is still really good and absolutely fine for around the house.

I've also picked up quite a few on Ebay - nothing compares so far I'm afraid!

AaDB Mon 06-May-13 15:25:08

Jump aboard.

My old one came fromDebenhams. I'm on a serious mission and will feed back good finds.

currentlyconfuseddotcom Mon 06-May-13 13:05:43

Oh god this SERIOUSLY ANNOYS me. I used to live in a much hotter country a few years ago and you could buy cotton vest tops with built in support EVERYWHERE for very cheaply.

They are so comfortable to wear in summer. And here in the UK, virtually nada. I can't seem to find any on ebay either. Grrr.

Sorry to jump on your thread AaDB, I will check out these links as well smile

AgathaF Mon 06-May-13 08:00:42

Tesco. They used to do them years ago and then stopped. Just started again this year and I am so pleased. They are by far the best - less structured than some but still fairly supportive.

Grumpla Mon 06-May-13 07:53:30

The bravissimo ones do last forever. I tend to wear one every night for about six months before they start looking a bit tatty and faded, but they keep their supportiveness, even with tumble drying. M&s ones I had in the past used to stretch. Cheap ones are either too small or not actually supportive in any way.

They are really pricey though!

nextphase Mon 06-May-13 07:28:46

I've been looking at (pregnancy -no, I'm not expecting) sleep bras, which sometimes come in cotton, and go up to sensible sizes. I'm then planning on a t-shirt on top. Might that work for you?
Contemplating one of these If you find it with cheaper P&P, please let me know!

dontrunwithscissors Mon 06-May-13 07:09:48

M and s do some DD+ vests. I'm a 30g and they fit me OK. You jut need to search around a bit on their site

AaDB Sun 05-May-13 23:14:07

£26 for secret support and £36 for tops with bras in are very expensive. I'm looking for something to wear when I get in from work with yoga pants. I need a few and this seems like a a massive price to pay. Two I've picked comes to £64. shock

RedPencils Sun 05-May-13 22:42:03

Grrr, was going to recommend Bravissimo. Never found anything that compares. Sadly they never put the basic vest tops in the sale either.

hedgefund Sun 05-May-13 22:35:47

try tk maxx they have lots of different types of support tops

HedgeHogGroup Sun 05-May-13 22:34:36

I too 'need' Bravissimo. Have bought a Bravissimo one this evening (brand new) from eBay for £7.

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