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How many bras do you own?

(91 Posts)
Justneedsomesleepnow Tue 29-Dec-15 23:41:20

Was tempted by the sales in Debenhams today. Dh has asked how many bras do you need in a way that suggests I may have bought too many blush. Anyway, how many do you have? How many is too many?

variousthings Tue 29-Dec-15 23:48:19

I only have a handful. I buy one style from one brand in various colours but then I'm a J cup and need good support. They are massive and heavy

If I was smaller and could therefore buy cheaper I'd buy more.

variousthings Tue 29-Dec-15 23:49:56

My boobs are massive and heavy, not the bras! They're just massive

KingOfTheStupids Tue 29-Dec-15 23:50:57

I have three. Wash one, wear one, and one really old one for swimming and aqua aerobics grin

marriednotdead Tue 29-Dec-15 23:52:36

I currently have about 10, which is about right for me as I have a clean one on every day. I'd have more if I could 1. Afford them- they all have matching bottoms so average around £40-50 per set if I don't get them discounted from work and 2. Find ones I like in the right shape.

There's no such thing as too many as long as they fit and you actually wear them grin

How many did you buy?!

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 29-Dec-15 23:53:07

I'm not sure, maybe about 15, but only 7/8 in regular use.

Bunbaker Tue 29-Dec-15 23:55:02

"and one really old one for swimming and aqua aerobics"

Why not buy a swimsuit with decent support instead? I have never seen anyone in the pool at the gym I go to wearing a bra under a swimsuit.

Justneedsomesleepnow Tue 29-Dec-15 23:57:00

I bought 9 but in my defense I can never usually get nice ones in my size...

clary Tue 29-Dec-15 23:57:01

I have seven, plus three sports bras.

I am a weird size tho (30G) and my bras are hard to find and expensive so I handwash them, which I prefer to do once a week max, hence needing at least 4.

My size changed when I lost weight so these are all max 18mo old; they usually last a couple of years.

How many do you have OP?

Justneedsomesleepnow Tue 29-Dec-15 23:57:51

No matching bottoms though!

clary Tue 29-Dec-15 23:58:23

Oh sorry x posted. Hmm buying 9 is rather a lot... grin - what does that take the total to?

Mitfordhons Tue 29-Dec-15 23:58:26

About 15 all used regularly. I couldn't cope with three.

KingOfTheStupids Tue 29-Dec-15 23:58:59

I've never found one with decent support. Swim suit and old bra do me fine.

Justneedsomesleepnow Tue 29-Dec-15 23:59:29

I think about 16 (incl. a sports bra) in total now... Might need to clear out old ones

clary Wed 30-Dec-15 00:01:05

Oh I clearly don't own enough! I thought my total would be high but nooo

<heads off to brastop>

VikingLady Wed 30-Dec-15 00:21:02

About 20, but only half a dozen fit me at any one time (fluctuating weight). I recently had a clear out. I got rid of over 20 that were too small grin

guineapig1 Wed 30-Dec-15 00:24:56

About 12 in everyday circulation, 2 X sports and a couple of "special occasion not very practical numbers

AtSea1979 Wed 30-Dec-15 00:25:22

How many days do you wear them for? I don't change mine every day blush

guineapig1 Wed 30-Dec-15 00:26:19

Clean bra everyday from discussions with friends I fear I may be ocd on this but hey ho

leaningtoweroflego Wed 30-Dec-15 00:32:36

I have 6, but only as I found a fantastic sale the other day - £8 each in a large size you can't get in most shops).

I usually have 2 or 3. (Am skint right now! I would have more if I could afford it).

KP86 Wed 30-Dec-15 00:49:55

Went to be fitted at Bravissimo and bought two today. That brings my total of regularly-worn bras to three/four (one preferred, one back up). But my old two are nursing bras and the cups are too big now.

If the new ones end up being good in a month I'll go get a couple more.

I wash them once a week or so, more often if I've been hot and sweaty.

DickDewy Wed 30-Dec-15 00:59:50

I am surprised by the answers. I have at least 40!

And 5 sports bras.

KP86 Wed 30-Dec-15 01:25:17

Mine are so few because I really, really struggle to find bras that fit me.

Horrible, sagging boobs (<30yo, too!) and I'm overweight which probably doesn't help. I end up with underwires that dig in, centre bits that won't sit on my chest, bras and wires that are sitting on top of my boobs rather than underneath supporting them. All the fun things.

Happy to pay to have a fitting and end up with good bras and if the new ones work out I'll get more.

Donge13 Wed 30-Dec-15 09:37:31

22 but I seem to only wear the same 3 blush

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 30-Dec-15 10:06:36

Without counting...easily 30, probably more like 40. They don't all fit right now as I've gained a bit of weight, but I probably have at least 10 in regular use

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