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So after nine months of pregnancy and 14 months of breastfeeding I need to buy some new bras.....
DD is now weaned but I am still wearing nursing bras! I was hoping to buy some online using the debenhams website as I live in the middle of nowhere. Can someone let me know how to measure myself.....all I can see from the other threads is that you measure under the breasts and then lean forward and measure again, perhaps around the nipple area?! I also need a sports bra (great new plans ) any suggestions?
Post the numbers up and we'll tell you what size to go for. Personally I really don't rate M&S bras - they seem to be OK for small breasts but utterly awful for bigger ones. Debenhams is a good option as they stock brands like Freya although you may get better deals on Brastop, Mycurvesandme, Leia and Amazon. Amazon and Brastop do free returns. Bravissimo has a fabulous selection
Thanks, I'll measure myself after the dc are in bed and report back !
I started buying bras in debenhams a while back as I live two hours away from M&S and would never go back to M&S for bras now. The best bra I ever had was Bravissimo. I used to have a fairly big bust but two babies later it strangely seems to have shrunk!
So I went to buy a sports bra. I tried on a 30dd but I couldn't even fasten it....as in there was a 2 inch gap! So then I went back and tried on a 32dd and that is what I bought. It is a shock absorber. It fits around the strap (on loosest clip, two fingers could just about fit under). But I think it is probably too tight over the breasts. They look completely flattened, there is some overspill under my armpits and there is no gap in between my breasts. But I had the dc with me and felt a bit rushed. It was also really busy and they seemed to have hardly any sports bras in a 32. I suppose it will definately support me when exercising, but I probably need a bigger cup size for day to day bras!
After I stopped bf and trotted off to John Lewis for some new bras, the ladies in the bra department told me to wait a few months/ menstrual cycles before getting measured as things take some time to settle down size-wise. So perhaps don't invest too much in new bras just yet....
Ooh, I didn't think of that! Thank you for the advice! She was weaned gradually so perhaps it's ok . I still feed her once a day, if that makes a difference, but not a bra wearing time of the day! I bought a sports bra today. It will prob be another fortnight before I buy another bra but perhaps I should wait longer. Bf bras are feeling super loose now though!
Sorry slow typing! Thanks statistically I was a bit unsure of my measuring when it was so very small. I couldn't find my sewing measuring tape and so used a metal measuring tape (the type for diy) and thought since it was not as bendy I had measured myself incorrectly.....
Gin - I agree, don't want movement! The lack of a sports bra that fits has been my excuse for too long, this week I get back to the gym!