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Size 40G sports bra?

(18 Posts)
littletike Wed 08-Mar-17 20:31:40

Just that really... I need a sports bra mainly for Zumba... I had a shock absorber one before but it made my boobs look pointy and unnatural

silversparkles Wed 08-Mar-17 20:53:21

Is your back measurement really 40 inches? What size tops do you wear? smile

thecapitalsunited Wed 08-Mar-17 20:54:19

I wear a Panache one. It's brill. Everything feels secure.

littletike Wed 08-Mar-17 21:19:22

Yes it is... I wear size 18-20 blush

dementedpixie Wed 08-Mar-17 21:24:37

I am a 20/22 and have a 36 back (36GG). What is the tight measurement under your bust and the looser measurement bending over around the fuller part of your bust?

I wear panache ultimate and Freya active underwired bras

marriednotdead Wed 08-Mar-17 22:44:32

Elomi Energise is a good one. If you've not had a fitting for a while I'd get your size checked first.

Imnotaslimjim Wed 08-Mar-17 22:56:46

I'm a 22/24 and wear a 40F as standard (booborbust measurement) I get a 40G in sports bra though as they're very tight.

I have an Under Armour bra. I got it in Sports Direct for £30. I do advise that you go and try it on though as they really are snug.

thecapitalsunited Thu 09-Mar-17 09:18:07

Actually just checked, my old one was Panache. I've got a Freya one now. Both are good. The Freya was an emergency purchase after the Panache stabbed me with underwire in the middle of a spin class.

Mine is a 38G which is a size down from my normal bras but I've put on weight (gone from an 18/20 to a 22) since I've had it so its still as snug as it should be.

RhubarbGin Thu 09-Mar-17 14:08:16

Panache Ultimate Sports is the business, I have huge boobs on a small frame - 30H, and the Panache locks them in place brilliantly. Shock Absorber and Freya are a bit lacking for anything above an F cup imo.

UnicornMadeOfPinkGlitter Thu 09-Mar-17 18:40:39

M&s!! 2pack bargain priced and hold em down well blush

littletike Fri 10-Mar-17 17:14:04

Definitely the right bra size certainly in day bras - was recently measured and spent ages trying different sizes on.

I think I'll order a couple and try them.

The M&S ones don't go up to a 40 G which is a shame.

amazonianwoman Fri 10-Mar-17 20:01:14

If you were measured in M&S I'd ignore whatever they said and go somewhere like bravissimo or John Lewis. M&S measured me as 40C, Bravissimo and JL 34G (GG?) or 36F - much better fit. Panache sports bra is fab.

delilahbucket Fri 10-Mar-17 20:07:09

Go to bravissimo for a fitting. Even when I wore size 18 clothes my back size was only 36.

mycatloveslego Fri 10-Mar-17 20:11:39

Another vote for Bravissimo. They're experts in measuring big boobs. Find out what size you are in the brands you like when you get measured (I'm often slightly different depending on the style and brand of the bra) then buy online or in their sales to get the best value for money.

UnicornMadeOfPinkGlitter Sat 11-Mar-17 13:55:30

They do go up to a 40g maybe out of stock. My sister has them in a 42g.

Tomorrowisanewday Sat 11-Mar-17 16:53:51

I'm a 20/22, and wear 40H. Best sports bra I've had is a Shock Absorber unwired - will check the model. Nothing moves!

Wolpertinger Sat 11-Mar-17 17:44:50

Go to Bravissimo for a fitting and ask about sports bras.

I'm a size 18 and a 34 back. I'd be positive you are in the wrong size.

amazonianwoman Sat 11-Mar-17 22:08:31

Agree. I'm size 18 with 34/36 back depending on style/make.

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