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Hot weather non-bra bra top for big norks

(17 Posts)
Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 20:56:33

It's far too hot for underwired bras. So what else can I wear? Too much norkage to release 'em (34E-ish) but vest tops with built-in nork shelf (from M&S and Uniqlo) just too damn hot and itchy and unsupportive and just bleurgh.

Can anyone help? Is there such a thing as a sort of light cotton stretchy workout bra or something? How do you survive the stupid glorious weather with top heavy grace?

VodkaValiumLattePlease Sat 04-Jul-15 21:19:23

Yes I have a gray bralette from peacocks for £5. It's super comfy

Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 21:21:46

Oh thanks vodka! What does a bralette look like? Like a longish bra top?

Fairylea Sat 04-Jul-15 21:24:19

Yours do some lovely stretchy crop tops in white and black for £10. Personally I couldn't wear them out and about under clothes because they're not very supportive but they provide a bit of modesty if you're at home with children's friends about or answering the door etc. They're done in dress size, starting from a 14 so not sure if that will do?

I hate bras in this weather. I'm a 30GG and I take them off as soon as I get home. So bloody uncomfortable!!

Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 21:24:28

Also forgot another Important Requirement: not make your norks look weird. My Uniqlo tops seem to give me the silhouette of a condemned bungalow.

VodkaValiumLattePlease Sat 04-Jul-15 21:24:36

Sorry for crap link I'm on my phone, it's literally like a cotton workout bra, it says padded but it's so thin it just about covers the nips.

Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 21:28:30

Thanks fairy, I'll take a look. I'd settle for something to wear at home too, to not frighten the neighbours.

Maybe add a bra stand to the hall to ping the bloody thing onto when I get home. Like a hot, cross, middle aged female James Bond. With big norks.

Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 21:31:33

Vodka - that's ace thanks v much. £1 off too, bargain!

FishWithABicycle Sat 04-Jul-15 21:48:16

Have you tried Bravissimo vest tops? They have a proper built in bra not just an m&s style nork shelf.

Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 21:57:08

Fish that's v interesting, haven't tried them, thanks. Not too hot/weird looking?

Lucie99 Sat 04-Jul-15 21:57:35

I too have large boobs. These are super comfy.

Lucie99 Sat 04-Jul-15 22:00:55

... and these.

Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 22:04:43

Just looked at bravissimo. £34 squid for a bravest top! Ouch ... Maybe if reviews said is was super comfy. Hmmm.

Crunchybadger Sat 04-Jul-15 22:09:18

Thanks Lucie. Those look good but too big for me, dammit!

DelphiniumBlue Sat 04-Jul-15 23:14:13

Hi, gatecrashing this thread! I've been looking at the lanebryant site, any idea how their sizing comes up? Following their instructions I'm 38f but if I do the bending over and measuring thing I'm at least a G.
But my usual bra size is 38e or 40 DD, a bigger cup size would normally be too big. Atre their sizes different to English ones? Any help would be much appreciated.

StatisticallyChallenged Sun 05-Jul-15 00:49:45

The bravissimo tops are very good. I have some of the underwired ones, but I also have a few of their plainer PJ ones which are non wired but still give decent lift. I wear them when taking long flights and on holiday!

Delphinium, Lane Bryant sizes are different as they go D,DD,DDD,F,G compared to D,DD,E,F,FF,G.

HazleNutt Sun 05-Jul-15 07:12:17

Yes try the Bravissimo PJ tops, very good support. Personally I prefer to go up a cup if I plan to wear them outside, more coverage this way.

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