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Bra fitting - Gtr Manchester/Cheshire/Lancs

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FarinaHuevos Thu 25-Feb-16 09:06:10

I definitely need to be fitted correctly, body has changed over the last year or so.
The place I used to get fitted has changed ownership and is now more of a lingerie shop than a place to get a decent bra.

I've never tried JL - any good? Or can anyone recommend a good independent in the NW.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 25-Feb-16 09:47:20

Bravissimo, 42 King St, Manchester?

amazonianwoman Thu 25-Feb-16 10:05:12

Bravissimo or John Lewis both very good

LetsDoThis74 Thu 25-Feb-16 10:21:24

Everyone on here raves about Bravissimo but they sold me two bras that didn't fit me at all, and the woman who sold me the second bra was wearing a very ill fitting bra, she came towards me with all four of her boobs jiggling like mad, that should really have warned me off!

There is a very good self measuring guide on here that posters refer to, that's how I found my right size, coupled with trying different styles until I found a perfect fit. maybe one of the kind bra enthusiasts will come along and link you to it and offer their advice.

FarinaHuevos Thu 25-Feb-16 11:44:09

I'll try JL at Cheadle. Awful experiences at M&S years ago put me off and I went to a fab independent for about a decade.

Bravissimo is for those who are more blessed in the breast area than myself!

Joneseygirl77 Thu 25-Feb-16 13:00:17

Second JL at Cheadle. They're great- actually got me into some great comfortable bras post 13mo breastfeeding- I actually look like I have a chest again!

FarinaHuevos Thu 25-Feb-16 13:14:23

Thanks Jonesey. Did you have to make an appointment?

Joneseygirl77 Thu 25-Feb-16 13:35:17

No I just went in one day and someone saw me within 15mins. Can't remember if it was a weekday or not- think you'd be fine on a weekend.

Elfontheedge Thu 25-Feb-16 13:38:40

If Blackburn is handy for you there is a great independent there I can recommend.

amazonianwoman Thu 25-Feb-16 14:38:37

I've never had to make an appt at JL Cheadle, weekday or weekend.

Bravissimo isn't just for big busts! A D cup is only 4 inches difference between rib cage and fullest part, not huge at all.

bigbadbarry Thu 25-Feb-16 14:41:32

Vallerina in Hoole (Chester) is pretty good

Youremywifenow Thu 25-Feb-16 16:19:02

I love Pour Moi. The factory is in Macclesfield and they have a shop there which I've unhelpfully forgotten the name of, it has a typical provincial boutique name like Panache or something. They are lovely and helpful and actually make the underwear so they know exactly how to fit it properly.
They also have a Pour Moi shop in Chester now.

madamginger Thu 25-Feb-16 16:26:50

Love your fit in bury is great. Little independent shop with lovely staff

GrimDamnFanjo Thu 25-Feb-16 17:36:07

I totally recommend being personally fitted. I'm in the north west and I was fitted by TJ from She can size on sight! I'm rather well blessed and was able to get the look I wanted rather than just putting up with what fitted.

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