This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 14 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
I'm struggling to get a post breastfeeding bra that is comfortable for every day, and not too expensive. I think my problem is my shape and not my size.
Measurements are 29 / 34.
My last purchase was to go under a dress for a wedding, I ended up with a 30D balconette from Debenhams which gave me a niceish shape but is not comfortable. I'm beginning to think I should just buy a support vest!
OK, can you describe: what's wrong with the debenhams bra (link to it too please!) Are your boobs close or wide set (so how big is the gap between them in the middle?) Are your breasts wide or narrow rooted (so are they all on the front or do you have tissue working it's way round the side Are your boobs top or bottom heavy Soft or firm tissue
OK, so it's moulded which isn't the best as a rule. You do get some good mouldeds but they're much harder to fit.
As you are quite wide, I'm thinking something by Freya or Curvy Kate might suit you. They do some beautiful bras in your size range. I haven't tried that Debenhams range but I know their Gorgeous range is notoriously tight in the band so I'm suspecting that is the problem with the band rather than you needing a bigger band.
Love the balconette, it's almost identical to the Debs bra.
I'm very envious of the CK model in the first link, what a beautiful girl!
My immediate post-natal body is much nicer than once I've gone back to being a stick. I wish I knew how to hold a bit of weight, I look much healthier when I'm half - a stone heavier and maybe then I'd have boobs
I just used the triumph size guide and it adds on inches to the back size and would put me in a bra that was too big in the back and too small in the cup. It puts me as a 40DD and i actually wear a 36GG
I loved my BF Boobs too: 34G!! I went to get measured after I finished feeding and the woman's in M&S (yes I know they're crap) measured me as a 34DD. I uttered a pleased 'ooh!'..I was a C cup before..to which she said, 'love it's width not volume!' since then I've been to Bravissimo for 2 bras who can clearly make you fall in love with your boobs again. Iam a DD, but in B'mo I measure as a 34E. Their Panache brass are lovely. Yes they do cost though. Thing is, their ladies over the phone are LOVELY.. They will talk you through your boob shape and recommend a style best for you. Although you may not buy from them, you would still get the advice. They are not pressuring at all. I usually buy a 34dd 'be beautiful'from Matalan, but my boobs look best in Bravissimo fo sure!
Hello Emma, yes please I'd love to try your fitting service and put it to the Bra Guru test
I went to Bravissimo for BF bras and once DD was just down to night time feeds so I could get 'normal' nursing bras. They hurt like hell and I haven't been back since! Plus it's a bit of a trek, but I hate them so much I couldn't show another person