DD+ bras on the high street?

(21 Posts)
Bobian123 Wed 12-Aug-15 21:43:59

I usually shop at bravissimo but have to say, I sometimes feel a bit peeved paying £30 per bra when I see high street shops selling quite nice everyday bras for much less. Trouble is finding something in my size. I got excited seeing Next do DD+ so ordered a few to try on. The 30" back was so tight it would barely do up (Im usually a 28, so not sure how their sizing works!!)

Are there any high street stores selling decent larger bras?

Roseybee10 Wed 12-Aug-15 22:02:27

I find lots do but usually only in a bigger back size which annoys me.
I'm a 30/32 depending on the bra and find anything above a C in most high street shops comes in 36 and up.

PurpleDaisies Wed 12-Aug-15 22:07:14

I saw on another thread that next do bras in dd plus sizes starting at 30in back (I think-it might have been 32in).

Do you count Debenhams as a high street shop? They have a good selection in there (ow brand, Freya, fantasie and others).

TheUnwillingNarcheska Wed 12-Aug-15 22:11:49

Debenhams and M&S? Bravissimo measure me at 32F but I find it hard to breathe so always go for a 34E. And I agree it feels extravagant to pay £30 for one bra.

I have bras from both Debenhams and M&S but it does depend on the cup shape and what material they are made from as to whether they fit well or not.

I found Next to be a strange size too. They didn't have a huge selection in my size in store so I went to Debenhams as they have loads.

It's not so much the DD+ element as the small band size which is the tricky bit. Personally I find shopping online the cheapest solution

Bobian123 Thu 13-Aug-15 01:01:18

Thanks all. purple its Freya/fantasie bras I usually buy in bravissimo (quite pricey) but I might see if debenhams do any other makes.

statisticallychallenged can you recommend any sites? The tricky thing with online is that sizes all vary from brand to brand so I end up buying a selection and having the faff of sending back!

blodynmawr Thu 13-Aug-15 07:40:27

Agree that Debenhams and M&S are OK but be prepared to spend a while trying various different cup or back sizes depending on the shape of the bra and material. I am a G cup in Fantasie and other good brands but struggle to get M&S G cups to fit me in some of their styles. Debenhams sometimes have good discounts on quality brands and I keep an eye out for those events to stock up!
I would not recommend Next at all due to quality - IME wires have poked through after only one wear etc.
Brastop.com is good for discounted quality brands and as I know the branded styles are more likely to fit than the randomness that is High St sizing (in all clothing not just underwear!) I tend to order mainly from there, or Figleaves sale.
HTH smile

Skeppers Thu 13-Aug-15 07:45:51

I swear by M&S (38G) but they're not much cheaper tbh...

I really resent the amount we have to pay for properly fitting bras; going without isn't really an option when you're above a certain size!

CherryBonBon Thu 13-Aug-15 07:48:20

I buy most of my 30F bras in the Debenhams sale online.

They're usually reduced to around £7-10 and are really pretty.

hiccupgirl Thu 13-Aug-15 08:20:07

Debenhams own brand Gorgerous bras are good though smaller than Freya/Fantasie - I have to get the FF rather than F cup. I got a 2 pack for £12.50 in the sale recently. Plus they often have 20% off which makes the branded ones more reasonable.

Would recommend looking online when you know what fits you or have a fair idea and sticking with the main brands such as Panache, Freya, Fantasie, Curvy Kate etc. Once you broadly know the style you want there are many many sites that will sell them and you can just Google for the best price.

boobyooby Thu 13-Aug-15 12:24:00

Try Leia online, I try and only buy stuff in the sales to help with costs as Fantasie and Freya fit like a glove for me so I tend to stick to those brands. Found Gorgeous @ Debenhams didn't offer enough support. Quite like Panache too and havnt tried Curvy Kate althugh they do some pretty bras.

Jakadaal Thu 13-Aug-15 22:37:37

Have just bought my first Curvy Kate and have been converted from Bravissimo

NeuNewNouveau Thu 13-Aug-15 22:43:32

Another vote for brastop. I but fantasie bras there and they are often half the price of buying the same bra in John Lewis. I go on whether I like the bra rather than if it is this season's though.

tvlover1234 Thu 13-Aug-15 22:46:18

I used to get my 32ff/34f in primark, Asda, tesco, boux avenue, Ann summers, m and s and online www.figleaves.com

Xx

poorbuthappy Thu 13-Aug-15 22:48:10

Another Brastop vote.

HorraceTheOtter Thu 13-Aug-15 23:43:01

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SorrelForbes Thu 13-Aug-15 23:50:46

I think Asda only go down to a 32.

Bobian123 Fri 14-Aug-15 13:53:56

Great tips about the sales at debenhams/fig leaves and I'm off to check out brastop!

As a few posters have said, maybe it's best to go with the brands I know work for me (freya/fantasie) and find the best price. Interested in having a look at curvy Kate too.

I just couldn't quite understand why my 30" back bra from next was soooo tight. 30" is 30" surely?!

Thanks everyone.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 14-Aug-15 14:03:35

I'd def. recommend Debenhams - ours has a really nice fitter who spent ages when I took heed of the MN 'interventionists' and decided to get new normal and sports bras.

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