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I just want a comfortable bra. Is it an impossible wish?
First issue - I live in the middle of nowhere so shopping is extremely limited. I do most things online. I have been struggling for ages to get some new comfortable bras. Also not in UK so no Bravissimo.
I used to wear a 40 DD/E but I followed some of the intervention threads and decided I am closer to a 38F.
I had a brief opportunity to shop recently and since I thought I knew my size I tried M&S. I used to buy bras from there years ago and though they were ok. They couldn't have been less helpful and I could find a single bra I was happy with.
My other option was Debenhams and I must say the assistant who dealt with me was very helpful and really tried. I was there ages and she gave me loads of options and eventually I bought a Fantasie bra in a 36FF.
I was under pressure for time and bought it as a last resort rather than because I was 100%.
I've worn it a couple of times and it is not comfortable or particularly flattering. It is only a 2 hook closure and the straps are thin and I have backache wearing it.
I'm short and size 18 on top. I measured 38 inches under but some of old 38s got a bit loose after wear. I can't remember my over bust measurement but I think it was 45. I tried the leaning measurement but without a bra my bust is very soft and if I was to lean and measure the measurement would be huge but I have lost a lot of volume so I think the cup measurement would be too big.
I'm going to order lots online for a fitting. I don't even know where to begin.
Octopal I'm a 38G, short waisted and find Elomi Caitlyn bras are great as I like a full cup and they hoik up the boobage sufficiently to give at least an illusion of a waist. Pricey but worth it for the fit and comfort. I buy them online, from Debenhams or Figleaves, when there are discounts/codes around. Brastop sometimes good for Elomi bras too, and also some Curvy Kate styles which is another good brand for me. HTH
I was just about to post exactly the same thing, only with different measurements obviously.
I cannot find a bra that fits and is comfortable. I have been measured in JL and the lady insisted that I was 34EE but every single bra I try in that size is excruciatingly tight under the bust with underwire that digs into my armpits ( I have a physical job that requires me to move around a lot). So I have tried going up to 36E but in this size the bloody straps just slip off my shoulders.
My skin is ridiculously sensitive, my shoulders must be rounded and my boobs are the size of udders
Anyway sorry for the hijack, when you find the perfect bra please let me know!
Which Fantasie style did you buy and what is 'wrong' with it? If you don't know the name of it, you can google the code printed on the label and find out that way.
Elomi are made by the same people that make Fantasie and Freya, they just have different target markets.
Am speculating about several of you struggling here, and suspect that many of the issues are that the bra does not spread wide enough under the arm to comfortably enclosesll of the breast tissue that many people think is fat.
I may not be back tonight but will check when I get a chance tomorrow. Meanwhile, I'm sure Sorrel will competently hold the fort