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Minimiser bra? Best options

(18 Posts)
ZooeyAndFranny Thu 12-Oct-17 20:57:34

I have always been 34b. Well always until 4 pregnancies and four years of breast feeding. I am now a 38c and it feels and looks horrendous.

Any ideas for minimiser brad that will allow me to look like my old self as far as possible?

Ollivander84 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:14:35

Have you been measured, and not by m&s?

ZooeyAndFranny Thu 12-Oct-17 21:16:00

Yes, in John Lewis

Ollivander84 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:18:12

How does the 38C feel band and cup wise? And what dress size are you on top?

Bombardier25966 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:23:08

If your boobs look and feel horrendous that sounds like the bra doesn't fit you. I was a 38GG at my biggest and never felt the need for a minimiser bra, just a well fitting Panache bra.

I'm interested in your clothing size too, it's an indicator of the size you might be.

Bombardier25966 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:23:55

Have a look at this for an accurate way of measuring yourself.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 12-Oct-17 21:24:16

I would also first check your measurements. But you don't want a minimiser. They just flatten your boobs and squeeze them into your armpits, not an attractive look. You want something with some uplift, a nice padded half-cup bra maybe?

MyLittleDragon Thu 12-Oct-17 21:27:19

M&s do a full range of minimise bras. I got one at exactly the same stage as you (post babies) and found they made my boobs manageable again (look neat in clothes etc) smile

I didn't find they squashed my boobs or put them under my armpits confused They felt properly supported. I found them very comfortable and far more secure than my usual bras.

TittyGolightly Thu 12-Oct-17 21:29:54

I'm a J (down from a KK when feeding) and is never want a minimiser. My tits would be spread from my navel to my nose!

ZooeyAndFranny Thu 12-Oct-17 21:30:13

I am size 16 generally.

I was just hoping for something that would bind me down and make me look flatter.

Naive maybe.

Bombardier25966 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:34:02

You're not that big Zooey, I'd say you're in proportion for a size 16. Does the bra itself feel comfortable, have you tried different style?

Ollivander84 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:37:36

I would suspect you're not a 38 band. I'm a 16 on top (14 waist) and wear a 32

MyLittleDragon Thu 12-Oct-17 21:39:30

Zooey - the m&s minimiser bras do exactly that if that's what you want!

Bombardier25966 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:46:13

Zooey - the m&s minimiser bras do exactly that if that's what you want!

Not if she's in the wrong size.

MyLittleDragon Thu 12-Oct-17 22:00:09

True bombardier smile but she did say she's been measured.

If she's in the wrong size it'll be that she's a smaller chest band and a correspondingly bigger cup so maybe a 36 D or DD. As a former B cup possibly op feels a bit jiggly as a bigger cup (I did) and wants them securing more, as such.

I didn't want my bigger boobs pushed up and out. I wanted them neat and tidy looking as feeling again. I don't feel comfortable with wobbly bigger boobs in a half cup bra, or having shelf or cleavage - it's just how I am - I just wanted them neater and more contained and the minimiser did exactly that for me.

HaHaHmm Thu 12-Oct-17 23:17:17

I very much doubt that you’re a 38C. Intervention!!

lizzieoak Thu 12-Oct-17 23:21:32

Another vote for M & S. I ordered online and they got great and make me look more streamlined. I've got a small frame so the boobage looks out of whack with the rest of me. M & S sorted this.

ZooeyAndFranny Fri 13-Oct-17 16:25:27

Ok gonna start with MandS


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