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Old lady bras.

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legotits Thu 30-Jun-16 11:46:49

Those superb, comfy looking, non wired, no scaffold side, enormous, wide strapped, unpadded knocker tamers.

Do they have a real name? (Style)
I don't want to have to ask for old lady bras but I can't find any online.

I've only ever seen them for sale at Skeggy market.
Tia smile

DonkeyOaty Thu 30-Jun-16 11:48:01

Google Miss Mary of Sweden bra

TheSpottedZebra Thu 30-Jun-16 11:50:44

I recall a Doreen

legotits Thu 30-Jun-16 11:50:54

Yeah miss Mary style but no reinforced bits.

I have a miss Mary slip but it takes talc and patience plus an assistant for the hook and eyes

MummyBtothree Thu 30-Jun-16 11:55:04

'Triumph' make bras like that. Try the Ambrose Wilson catalogue. They will probably have a website too.

AnguaResurgam Thu 30-Jun-16 12:00:11


The Berlei non-slip looks like the sort of thing you're after.

And the Playtex Cross-Your-Heart is still going!

ZaZathecat Thu 30-Jun-16 12:02:33

Playtex Cross Your Heart

legotits Thu 30-Jun-16 12:47:29

I want this but without all the rigid seaming and in a 32H sad

I want something to wear at home and to sleep.
when I like em to have a little freedom

It's only 6 years since I visited Skegness it's too soon to go back grin

Germgirl Thu 30-Jun-16 12:49:23

Doreen are the original ones.
Try somewhere like Fashion World or Miss Mary of Sweden.

Germgirl Thu 30-Jun-16 12:52:10

this any good?

hollinhurst84 Thu 30-Jun-16 12:58:47

Ewa michalak do a sleep bra?

FATEdestiny Thu 30-Jun-16 12:59:36

I love my triumph Doreen bras. I am usually far to embarrassed that I wear something so old-lady-ish but they are so comfy and wearable. I wear them in the daytime and you cannot tell from my silhouette they are old lady bras at all.

My only point would be that you cannot wear cleavage showing tops with the Doreen bra. It sits quite high on the chest so low cut tops are out.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 30-Jun-16 13:31:17

What about Bravissimo PJ tops for sleeping? They have a very nice comfy built in bra

insan1tyscartching Thu 30-Jun-16 13:39:43

Lots to choose from at Fifty Plus in your size.

legotits Thu 30-Jun-16 14:00:38

I've ordered two Doreen to try grin
I had a double mastectomy 20 years and my replacement implants are the newfangled anatomical ones (have corners) which seem heavier and more mobile hmm

I've been saving for a reduction and lift but sadly the rest of my traitorous body has butted in so now the fund needs to be for a body lift not just boobs grin

MaybeDoctor Thu 30-Jun-16 14:09:42

The Triumph Doreen is the world's best selling bra apparently!

TheSpottedZebra Thu 30-Jun-16 14:37:57

Corners? Hence the name legotits? !

I hope Doreen is nice and comfy. I have dreadful scarring in the chestul area, and I now hate all bras. They all rub and annoy me. Luckily I am, erm, modest of nork, so I have reverted to those elasticcy bra tops from Sainsbos . I pretend I wear proper bras 'for best' but I so don't.

Bodies, eh?

NicknameUsed Thu 30-Jun-16 14:46:55

Surely, if you get the right silhouette does it really matter what is underneath?

legotits Thu 30-Jun-16 15:35:56

Aye TheST grin They feel like dodgy freezer bags full of Lego.... to me.
My Diplomatic P assures me they don't from the outside hmm

I don't give a toss about my silhouette, I gave that up in 1985 with any notion of exercise sad I need summat that doesn't chafe the bumps wink

I'm a bit excited to be getting a Doreen.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Thu 30-Jun-16 16:39:56

You've reminded me I own a Doreen. I'm going to dig it out and see if it still fits, I need desperately a non-wires bra for evenings.

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