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Bras for tiny shrivelled boobs

(15 Posts)
wrenster Wed 17-Dec-14 08:03:31

I'm feeling very self conscious about my little shrivelled raisins as the moment and wanted some recommendation for good padded bras.

I've never had huge boobs but after breastfeeding multiples and lots of training at the gym they really look like they are shrivelling away :-(

My current bras are gaping at the top despite having measured myself using the mumsnet guide which came out at a 28C. It also seems impossible to find a 28 width.

Am I doing something wrong with measuring? As they are so lacking of volume for want of a better word, do I just need to put up with this?!

Thanks - I'd love some Christmas cleavage!

CerealMom Wed 17-Dec-14 08:37:34

Different styles of bras will fit your shape of boob differently. If you are trying moulded cup styles then if you hunch your shoulders then the top of bra will gape.

Also where is the most volume in your breast?

I'd suggest trying an independent bra shop and ask to try on different styles ie full cup, balcony, moulded t-shirt etc...

Finally, they'll double check your size, but different makes and styles can change the size you need.

Skinheadmermaid Wed 17-Dec-14 12:26:51

I have the same problem, although mine is from weight loss not bf. Its crap isn't it?
What sort of work are you putting in at the gym? If you build up the pectorals underneath they should be a wee bit perkier. (So you need to do chest presses with weights, push ups etc, sorry if this is old news to you!)
Balconette bras are more forgiving then the usual style. So are the lace bra let things, but if you need the support thats not much help.
Also, although the bra guru people may shout at me, wearing a 28B will probably be more forgiving then a 28C. I'm assuming your boobs are just made up of loose skin like me and theres not much actual breast tissue to fill up a cup?
These guys have some 28Bs.

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 17-Dec-14 13:22:21

The measurements are only a starting point, although moulded will gape so try non moulded before going down a cup. Mimi holliday make some nice grown up small sized bras

wrenster Wed 17-Dec-14 13:32:13

Thanks very much for your replies ladies, it's much appreciated.

I'm working on my pectorals to try and give myself some lift but with no fat to lift it's not particularly effective. It's a bit rubbish that by working hard at the gym and getting my body fat low I now have little raisins!

I'll try the link and maybe also get measured but I'm not aware of any independents near me to get fitted at and I'm reluctant to trust m&s. When I go into chain stores to try on they don't have any of my size so I guess it's just hoping for the best when I order.

My husband has suggested a boob job but I would really rather not as everyone would know and is feel even more self conscious!

GeorginaWorsley Wed 17-Dec-14 19:19:01

I can sympathise
Have gone from 36DD to 32 C
Am considering boob job as 50th birthday present.

CerealMom Wed 17-Dec-14 23:25:21

If this helps there's an excellent bra shop in Tring, Herts or another indi in Berkhamsted,Herts.

Growing up I used a lovely one in Chorley, lancs.

I'm sure between us, we can find you one :-)

wrenster Thu 18-Dec-14 07:53:11

Thanks CerealMom, I'm not too far from Tring, so an investment trip sounds like a good idea!

Enlli Thu 18-Dec-14 07:59:12

I think its brilliant that you are doing so well in the gym but as you have found out, you can lose your boob shape and your bottom. This happened to my friend so she decided to stop doing so much and eat more and now her boobs are two sizes bigger and she has the bottom she loves.

MumsyFoxy Thu 18-Dec-14 08:12:54

As a B cup person, I must say a C cup is not that tiny anx a perfect size? Esp as it sounds as if you are tiny (28" chest), so a C cup on a very slim person isn't small at all!

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 18-Dec-14 08:24:56

Cup size is relative to band size -a c cup on a 28 band has a considerably smaller volume than a c cup on a 38

Happypiglet Thu 18-Dec-14 08:31:40

Can I just add on the BF front that after I stopped BF my last (was BF more or less constantly for 5 years) my boobs were left with a 'used up' look and felt saggy and hollow. However time has helped. Over probably a year Or maybe even more fullness gradualyy came back and now I am almost back to my pre BF size. However my weight has stayed constant. Just in case you recently gave up BF may give you a little hope. I wasn't madly dieting or a gym bunny tho!

wrenster Thu 18-Dec-14 12:59:31

Thanks Happypiglet. I gave up breastfeeding 6 years ago, so I think I'm stuck with them like this! To be honest I think it's mainly the losing weight and gym work that have done it, which is annoying as you think it's good for you.

Mumsyfox, they really are the tiniest little things you've ever seen. Naked I may be mistaken for a boy!

Enlli, I think you have a good point but what happens if I put weight on and I still have tiny boobs and bottom and the weight goes elsewhere!

Enlli Thu 18-Dec-14 18:53:07

If you gained weight and were to stop overtraining (only if you wanted to of course) then your boobs may possibly gain fat again and become what they were before you started training. If I lose weight they get smaller and if I gain they get bigger.

Petal02 Thu 18-Dec-14 19:38:39

Don't discount a boob job if you really feel self conscious. I went from an A cup to a D cup, I dress conservatively for work, and my surgery still remains a secret.

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