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If your boobs are G+ where do you shop...?

(34 Posts)
NEmum Tue 25-Apr-17 20:22:44

I've always had a large chest & have managed (usually) to buy tops/dresses on the high street, but since giving birth I can't find anything that looks good on the top half!
Granted the current fashion is vile (cold shoulder, boxy tops etc etc) but i would still like to buy some new stuff.
So, where do you shop to accommodate a larger bust?
Btw I'm 32, tend to dress classic/smart without too many 'crazy' styles or colours

Littleelffriend Tue 25-Apr-17 20:33:32

I wish I knew the answer. Pepperberry is frumpy.

junglebookisthebest Tue 25-Apr-17 20:36:26

Online - currently long the customer service and free returns with brastop as I try to find the correct bra for me after pregnancy...

notangelinajolie Tue 25-Apr-17 20:37:05

I'd love to know too OP. I usually end up wearing something stretchy like a vest top and a cardy to cover them up which is hardly stylish. Bravissimo has clothes for people with big boobs but I've never bought anything from them.

junglebookisthebest Tue 25-Apr-17 20:37:06

Love not long!

PolynesianGirl Tue 25-Apr-17 20:42:12

Some tops from Boden are quite good, esp the wrap type of tops.
Any top that is stretchy, ive bought some from Laura Ashley (not the little flowers one!!), East, the White company.

Basically, I tend to look for a style that I know is more likely to fit (so wraps, teeshirt type) and is stretchy.

I've bought some stuff from barvissimo and even though they do fit well, I don't think the quality is great (colour fading etc...)

KnickerBockerGlooooory Tue 25-Apr-17 20:42:22

32h here and I normally find stuff I like in Next, but often buy a 14 to fit. I can't wear straps, fussy or high necked styles. Pepperberry by. bravissimo is a great fit, but I don't always like their designs and it's not cheap - wait for the sale! I have just discovered Mint Velvet in HOF too which sometimes is a bit more roomy/floaty. Not easy! I feel your pain!

Ollivander84 Tue 25-Apr-17 21:05:58

34K - I tend to wear a lot of Dorothy Perkins, matalan, long tall Sally, asos

junglebookisthebest Tue 25-Apr-17 21:33:20

Just realised I completely misread the op - please ignore stupid advice for bra buying!

Littleelffriend Tue 25-Apr-17 21:44:00

Ollie Dorothy Perkins? I find them tiny

Ollivander84 Tue 25-Apr-17 21:47:56

Yeah I find them ok for basic tops and dresses, mainly I use the tall range because I'm 5ft 10 but also need extra length to accommodate boobs!

AgathaMystery Tue 25-Apr-17 21:51:34

I am a 32GG. I shop at Pepperberry, Benetton, gap, Tu, joules, matalan, phase8, John Lewis - all sorts of places. Apart from Pepperberry i have everything altered. If I like a £9 dress from Sainsbury I don't mind paying £20 to have it taken in everywhere else. It's a paid though confused

NEmum Tue 25-Apr-17 21:53:08

It's so depressing!! I also have a bit of a tummy post baby so stretchy stuff is a no go for now...oh well I suppose I'll get signed up to slimming world & dream of a breast reduction...

NEmum Tue 25-Apr-17 21:54:47

So @AgathaMystery would you have darts added to tops/dresses to make them more fitted or buy a bigger size & have them taken in?

Think this is the most sensible option so far!

UserUser Tue 25-Apr-17 22:09:42

I'm a 32H after having DD2 11 months ago. Took ages for me to figure out I need to buy clothes a size bigger and have them taken in everywhere else. It's a pain but having them fitted to my figure looks so much more flattering than the boxy tops I was going for pre-enlightenment

MissFenella Tue 25-Apr-17 22:10:48

I but stretchy tops from primark, H & M or wherever - I have given up on button tops, they never sit right are like tents or gape. Its not worth the bother.

Stretchy top and jacket for work every time.

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 25-Apr-17 22:18:39

I normally go to Dorothy perkins and sometimes next and Oasis, I tend to go for stretchy tops, it's a nightmare clothes shopping I am a size 12 5ft nothing with 34GG boobs <sighs> I honestly feel like clothes these days are made to fit skinny mid chested women.

SansaClegane Tue 25-Apr-17 22:20:20

I buy wherever, but I make sure it's a reasonably stretchy fabric, and it fits me in the waist. I'm a 30/32G and hourglass shape, so if something isn't fitted in the waist, it makes me look like Homer Simpson in his muumuu!
I just steer clear of anything that's buttoned or boxy shaped; but I think you can find something everywhere.

alabasterangel Tue 25-Apr-17 22:27:38

It's the current high neckline trend which is an absolute bastard with big boobs.

They make you look like a walking rack of huge tits.

You need V necks, or scoops, or layering and there are few options 'on trend' right now. Luckily I don't really care about that!

I'm a size 14, 34g and a short arse too. I tend to wear layered stuff - scoop vest and semi fitted (important!) but open shirt over, with a longline necklace. Or I wear a jersey scoop top with a thin cardigan over, or wrap type tops with a vest under to prevent masses of cleavage on show.

Going out I love a skinny jean, camisole and kimono type jacket and heels.

Anything that breaks the line of the boobage up vertically. Looking for one single top alone doesn't work for me.

alabasterangel Tue 25-Apr-17 22:29:20

And ditto the above - when I say layer, I mean thin but semi fitted layers - cardigans shouldn't be huge long enveloping things, but thin and fitted, like the top layer of a twinset IYKWIM.

PopcornBits Tue 25-Apr-17 22:39:30

32gg here, if it's how to dress your bust that's bothering you, then actually going for more of a v neck is most flattering for bigger busts, and tapering in at the waist.

Although I mostly just wear stuff that's baggy grin
Good places to go, Debenhams, Next, M&S, and a few others that PP have mentioned.

Don't bother with peacocks or new look, that material barely covers a nipple let alone a whole breast!

NanooCov Tue 25-Apr-17 22:54:26

36HH here. I tend to shop at Next, Gap, White Stuff, Phase 8. I often have to go up a size to accommodate boobs so I choose styles that look ok loose. Button through shirts a total no go.

AgathaMystery Wed 26-Apr-17 08:21:05

NEmum I do both depending on the cut. My shoulders are narrow so usually I size up and have it all taken in. I even keep my own scrubs for work that I've adjusted myself so they don't look like tents blush - I'm getting better at the basics of sewing I think!

NEmum Wed 26-Apr-17 08:43:28

@PopcornBits I'm confident about what shapes etc suit me but just can't find them anywhere on the high street!

Was desperately hoping someone would mention a brand/designer I'd never considered before but sadly not! I need to accept current high street rock & adapt I think...Loose styles look awful on me so @AgathaMystery taking clothes in seems to be the only solution, now to find a good seamstress...
Thanks everyone! Good luck with dressing your own boobs grin

NEmum Wed 26-Apr-17 08:44:33

@MusicToMyEars800 I feel like that too, we are invisible in the fashion world...

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