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Any recommendations for decent bras for 36gg/38h?!

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Cuttysarky Sun 18-Dec-16 14:37:11

Hello! I was hoping for a few recommendations for bras around the 36gg and 38h size... this is what I appear to be, brand dependent!
Something comfy and uplifting, that gives a good shape... I just ordered a few from brastop, none very good... any help would be lovely! fsmile

DianaT1969 Sun 18-Dec-16 15:05:33

Which brands and shapes from Brastop didn't work? Balconnet, full cup, plunge etc? I find Freya works best for me. Did the Brastop bras fit, but weren't comfy or flattering?

CashelGirl Sun 18-Dec-16 15:06:50

Elomi are a lovely fit and very comfortable. Not cheap but the girls are worth it! 😜

RaisingSteam Sun 18-Dec-16 15:08:33

This is probably no help as I'm a smaller backsize, but I have found Freya Fearne to be a great bra. Not too high under the arms, and wide but pretty straps.

DianaT1969 Sun 18-Dec-16 15:11:00

For comfort I find myself wearing the Panache non wired sports bra most days. The straps are wide, it lifts the bust and nothing digs in. I've got 2 colours and plan to get more. It doesn't work under all clothes of course, but under everyday tops and jumpers it's fine. Washes well too in the machine.
http://www.panache-lingerie.com/GB/products/details/panache-sport/sports-bra/sports-bra/odyssey-print

Cuttysarky Sun 18-Dec-16 17:17:37

The brastop ones were mostly full cup which I definitely don't like, I think I like balconette bras best... the closest was a fantasie side support, but after an hour wearing it felt quite uncomfortable, not supportive, had 'drooped' a bit... I shall have a look at Freya and Elomi bras tonight... DianaT I am still breastfeeding, is the sports bra quite 'minimising'? I have vague worries about milk supplies drying up if I have too firm a cup... this could be nonsense in my head of course!fgrin Thanks to all for suggestions, will get looking when kids are in bed, anybwebsite suggestions for a decent sale or offers?

DianaT1969 Sun 18-Dec-16 18:07:57

The Panache sports bra is a bit minimising.
I also find that Fantasie bras create a matronly down shape on me - pushes them down instead of rounded, if you see what I mean.
I like Brastop and Belle Lingerie for bra bargains. I used to wait for the January sales and buy them in Debenhams/House of Fraser, but it's a lottery on whether you'll find your size.

Cuttysarky Sun 18-Dec-16 18:30:36

Yes DianeT1968 I did find when I put my top over the bra the shape was a bit matronly... definitely not flattering..hadn't heard of Belle Lingerie, thanks! I know I should wait for new year bargains, however I have been rotating two ill fitting nursing bras for about 6 months now, washing every other day, I now have the 'bra rage', and don't think I can get through Christmas without at least one well fitting new one!

ilovecherries Sun 18-Dec-16 18:52:47

I'm a 36K and love the Alana from Bravissimo (it's their own brand). Panache tango is also comfortable (fractionally bigger in the cup so I'm down a size in that), but it's got very heavy embroidery that looks crisp under fine knitwear.

ilovecherries Sun 18-Dec-16 18:53:36

Looks crap. Not crisp.

ChoccyJules Sun 18-Dec-16 18:54:37

36G and have Melrose from Bravissimo in all colours, also their Nordic Rose which is super comfy.

PickAChew Sun 18-Dec-16 18:58:27

The thing is, here, asking for recommendations for well fitting bras is a bit like asking for recommendations for well fitting shoes!

bingohandjob Sun 18-Dec-16 19:05:35

I love the Satine from Bravissimo. Gives great shape, wide, supportive straps and band and looks good on. I was horrified when the fitter suggested it as it's moulded/lightly padded but she was absolutely spot on with the recommendation. It looks and feels great.

Lawnneedsmowing Sun 18-Dec-16 19:07:58

I've finally ditched padded and bought a few from Bravissimo....best thing ive done. Non padded has been so much better for 36g ...theyre thick so ok with tshirts

Polkadotties Sun 18-Dec-16 19:08:18

I love Freya decos. They give a nice lift and shape

AnotherEmma Sun 18-Dec-16 19:12:55

Get thee to Bravissimo.
I love Freya Deco but you need to try on a load of different brands and styles to see what suits you and you boobs.
Once you've found one or two you like you can always find deals online, but I think you need an actual shop for the initial search.

ggirl Sun 18-Dec-16 19:14:41

I am 36g and wear Prima Donna and Empriente bras , they're very comfy but very £££ .

Cuttysarky Sun 18-Dec-16 20:06:56

Wow, lots of praise for Bravissimo! Have just had a look at their site and I think I'll order a few to try, hopefully delivery will be quick. Freya deco has also been mentioned a few times, so I'll look into that too. I wish I could get to a shop to try lots on but no chance for a few weeks anyway... thank you all for taking the time to answer. X

fadetoblack Sun 18-Dec-16 21:18:53

I am a 38 H and I really rate this bra from m and s. It is really comfy and gives a good shape underneath clothes. I used to buy from bravissimo when I lived in a town with a shop but I found buying new styles tricky by post.
This bra I by no means sexy but it lifts and separates beautifully. And it's £16! www.marksandspencer.com/jacquard-lace-underwired-dd-g-bra/p/p22069554?prevPage=plp

UncomfortableBadger Sun 18-Dec-16 21:58:09

I'm very jealous of you lovely lot who can get on with Freya bras! I'm a 38G and they fit terribly on me sad

M&S = absolute no for me.

Bizarrely, Sainsbury's fit really well.

Pour Moi fit well also (there's a cheapy EBay outlet).

Panache are a top choice for me too - literally hours of 'trial and error' in Bravissimo to find a style that suits smile

UncomfortableBadger Sun 18-Dec-16 21:59:12

...but once I found the style that worked, I bought it in several colours... and every 'new' colour released each season wink

carrotcakecupcake Sun 18-Dec-16 22:00:58

If you can get to a Bravissimo shop for a fitting I would highly recommend it! I don't have one near me, but was in Liverpool for work and on a whim popped in. Best thing I ever did - came out with two fantastic fitting bras and no more droop!!

catlover1987 Sun 18-Dec-16 22:36:14

I'm a 38h and recently bought a few bras from m&s which were a surprisingly good fit for me. Otherwise, it's Debenhams or bravissimo. Absolutely hate bra shopping!!

PickAChew Sun 18-Dec-16 22:57:49

Badger Freya don't work for me at al because the straps fall down, but Panache don't either because the cups are too far forward!

I need wide apart cups but not at all wide shoulders. Only Curvy Kate/Flirtelle seem to manage that!

Tokelau Sun 18-Dec-16 23:10:11

I am the same size as you OP, and I like the Gem by Freya. I have three of them! They are out of stock in Bravissimo, but possibly available elsewhere.

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