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indigoteeshirt Thu 04-Jun-15 20:41:18

I'm wondering if it's possible to be large breasted and pain free. I'm seriously considering breast reduction because I can't get properly fitted for a bra by either R&B or Bravissimo. The pain caused by wearing a bra is seriously impacting on my quality of life. Are there any positive similar experiences out. I'm a 36J.

MamaLazarou Thu 04-Jun-15 20:48:15

Sorry to hear this, OP. Have you considered physiotherapy? I'm sure you have considered a breast reduction.

I'm 36F but very happy with my breasts and don't suffer from any pain.

How do you mean you can't get properly fitted - have you not been able to get to one, or do they not fit you well?

Where have you been fitted (i.e. where put you in the 36J?)

ludovica Thu 04-Jun-15 21:24:47

I am 34G and not in any pain. I find lots of styles of bra uncomfortable, though, and have wasted hundreds of pounds on bras which ostensibly fit but which after a few hours of wear, don't. I find Bravissimo useless for fitting. I have never had a wearable bra from there after one of their fittings.

Orangeanddemons Thu 04-Jun-15 21:28:30

I'm a 34k and I hate them. They look like pillows. I have had constant upper back pain for about 7 years. It is now so bad, I have been referred for a reduction on the NHS.

I can get bras to fit however. I find Debenhams and Ewan M the most flattering

EnidAlexandraRollins Thu 04-Jun-15 21:33:31

I was a 36KK. I know it's not what you asked but my reduction to a DD was the best thing I ever did. Literally life-changing. I look back and wonder how I ever put up with it until my mid 30s!

Good luck with whatever you do.

goodasitgets Thu 04-Jun-15 21:44:38

34K (ish) here
No pain or problems except the odd underwire digging in underneath
I run/ride/gym/pole fitness
Mainly wear ewa michalak bras

Methe Thu 04-Jun-15 21:48:08

I'm an 36F or G and don't have any pain.

I don't dislike my boobs but find them very frustrating. Dressing large breasts and a looking classy is hard.

BathtimeFunkster Thu 04-Jun-15 21:50:36

^ I find Bravissimo useless for fitting. I have never had a wearable bra from there after one of their fittings.^

Oh god, totally.

My proper, good bra shop closed down and I tried a Bravissimo - never again!

Their whole "method" of fitting bras is bollocks. I haven't had such ill fitting bras since I stopped shopping in M&S.

I bet there is somebody who could do a proper fitting for you.

(Says she who has no idea where her next bra is coming from grin )

wearejustlikeKevinBacon Thu 04-Jun-15 22:16:04

The game changer for me was the Prima Donna deauville bra, no more back ache and no more imprint of my bra on my skin when I took my bra off. I can also run around after the DCs without having to hold onto my boobs. Amazing, don't be put off by the name and don't buy your first one on-line, get fitted properly.

I went into a scarily expensive looking independent boutique bra shop, the woman in there was amazing, she just knew so much about bras and fitting.

Part of the problem I find at larger cups is that the UK brands tend to be very wide. Often too wide. So the fullness is in the wrong place, the wires are too wide, and the outside edge of the cups digs in to your arm/armpit. Cup shape becomes so important for comfort.

That said Bravissimo fitting is normally decent - certainly more dependable than any other chain. I wish they'd stock some of the polish brands though as I think it would improve their service a lot. Once you're sized out of Cleo (probably the narrowest UK brand) then all of their brands are pretty wide

indigoteeshirt Thu 04-Jun-15 22:19:51

Bath time : absolutely. Where will I get my next bra from?????? Such a seemingly common article of clothing yet have the capacity to reek havoc.

I am trying M&S soft cup, a good fit but still hurts so much.

comments really useful from those with similar size and no pain. Perhaps there is hope.

There's definitely hope Indigo. Can you describe what is hurting/what doesn't fit?

whattheseithakasmean Thu 04-Jun-15 22:22:31

Would losing weight help? Slim women don't generally have huge boobs. Surgery seems drastic, except as a total last resort.

goodasitgets Thu 04-Jun-15 22:23:20

Here's me in a ewa one - they are so pretty and comfy

indigoteeshirt Thu 04-Jun-15 22:28:05

goodas: looked Ewa bras, not sure about their advertising, how to buy bras on-line when one shape does not fit all?

indigoteeshirt Thu 04-Jun-15 22:30:03

don't need to lose weight - confirmed by consultant.

Cherrypie32 Thu 04-Jun-15 22:31:18

Well goodas above looks pretty slim (and amazing) with big boobs so there goes your theory poster above.

goodasitgets Thu 04-Jun-15 22:31:22

What bras are you wearing and what fits?
Ewa are narrow - so the wires don't go deep into the armpits if that makes sense? They are all similar cut but different styles

goodasitgets Thu 04-Jun-15 22:33:30

Sorry to burst the bubble grin I'm about 15st 4lbs so definitely not slim! I exercise a vast amount though

indigoteeshirt Thu 04-Jun-15 22:35:54

We are : where is the bra shop you bought your bra from?

Statistically: consultant says pain from nerve damage and additional 4 lbs weight of breast tissue.

ponybark Thu 04-Jun-15 22:39:55

certain things like yoga are excellent for posture, and I think help me stave off pain despite my big chestedness. I find if I'm stooping due to housework or otherwise i get serious backpain (or when I was BFing a lot), but the rest of the time am fine. Yoga helps me keep my spine in alignment and hold myself properly and never suffered with pain other than those times.

tefloncoated Thu 04-Jun-15 22:40:20

I take a 30 HH and don't have pain - although I don't go jogging! I find Panache tend to be the best fit on me generally. I do have to suffer a little with a new bra, as it fits like a vice round the ribcage for the first few wears in order to remain supportive enough once it gives a bit. Commonly people are put off by this & go up a band size, but that means once the bra gives a little then all the weight hangs off your shoulders causing pain.

Statistically - can you tell us the names of the Polish brands please as wide cups can be a problem for me?

tefloncoated Thu 04-Jun-15 22:42:04

Oh and I weigh 9 st at 5ft 6, so slim women can have big boobs!

Ewa Michalak and Comexim are the main brands, Kris Line are polish too but sold on Brastop. I prefer Ewa myself (same size as you Teflon), my favourite is the S shape (you'll see variants of this - the 30HH is the shape shown on the girls with the dreads, at some point they add an extra panel and raise the gore as shown on the larger brunette girl in a lot of their pictures)

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