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Bra Intervention ..paying it forward

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AmazingDisgrace Sat 01-Feb-14 01:48:36

I staged two interventions - my 16yr old size 8 DD and my SIL both successfully. DD has tonight done her own bra intervention on one of her best friends who is a very naturally skinny lass. I'd say a 6. M&S had her in a 32B. She's a 28(actually prob a 26) D/DD

ilovepowerhoop Sat 01-Feb-14 15:49:41

I sorted out my sister who is now in a 34F. I am now in a 36GG. I still have random 40DD's hanging about in my drawer that I need to get rid of.

AmazingDisgrace Sun 02-Feb-14 23:39:24

I still have a 38C (I'm a 32FF!) from M&S's measuring fail. I keep it just to laugh at it confused

freakydoris Sun 02-Feb-14 23:53:31

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HazleNutt Mon 03-Feb-14 09:24:11

I got a friend out of her 38DDs as well, she's a size 10 otherwise. She didn't believe me until I grabbed one of my bras, draped it around her, cully clothed, back to front and showed her that see, size 32 fits you with room to spare!

AnyFucker Mon 03-Feb-14 09:26:49

My daughter, several friends, a couple of work colleagues smile

SorrelForbes Mon 03-Feb-14 10:08:58

Pretty much everyone that knows me, and a few who don't, random woman and daughter in M&S

Hattie23 Mon 03-Feb-14 14:14:05

I've not managed to intervene with anyone else but would like to be able to pay forward in a different way. Thanks to MNers I now have a bag full of A cup bras (whilst sitting comfortably in my new D cupssmile) and I am wondering if there are any charities that accept 2nd hand bras that anyone may know about? I understand that the majority of high street charity shops cannot use them but some accept and send them to Africa?
(Sorry for slight derailing of thread)

SorrelForbes Mon 03-Feb-14 15:17:58

I think Oxfam still run a scheme which sends bras to Africa.

Hattie23 Tue 04-Feb-14 17:13:53

Thankyou Sorrel, I'll look into that.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 04-Feb-14 17:18:30

I wish I could sort dd out with a first bra

According to m&s she should be 30AA

I measure her at 26 B. they don't do them that size

Pictures you could try a 28A and either get a Rixie clip or take in the and for her (quite easy to do)

GinOnTwoWheels Wed 05-Feb-14 14:01:37

Hattie and others with bras that don't fit. You could also donate them to the Bag a Bra charity, which raises funds for air ambulances.

In our area, there are collecting bins at recycling centres and in shopping centres - google Bag a Bra (and perhaps the name of your town/county) to find one local to you.

Stonehaven Thu 06-Feb-14 06:32:30

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Stonehaven Thu 06-Feb-14 06:32:53

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Hattie23 Mon 10-Feb-14 16:42:25

GinOnTwoWheels - thank you very much - I will look into Bag a Bra too.

BeCool Sat 01-Mar-14 11:00:24

I can't put it off any longer - I must go bra shopping today.

I've just searched though all the Bra Intervention threads I can find and I've done the measurements.

I measure 39 under, 48 over.

So I am looking to try on 38GG's and 40FF - crikey. Currently the only bra that fits comfy is a 40E.

wish me luck grin

SorrelForbes Sat 01-Mar-14 12:04:22

Good luck!

BeCool Sun 02-Mar-14 20:20:38

WOW - I found lots of bras to fit and as some were in double packs I an now the proud owner of 7 new bras!!! (40G's!!!)
I feel EPIC!

I've never had so many bras let alone new ones that ALL fit.

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