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hellotoday27 Thu 23-Jul-20 17:12:15

I'm hoping somebody can help. I have rather large boobs (36J) and normally fine as buy bras from bravissimo.
However, I currently have an impingement in my shoulder and I can't do up the strap at the back and I even find doing it up at the front and then twisting it round quite tricky. I actually cried this morning trying to put my bra on it was so painful.
What I really need is like a bra I can just put over my head like a crop top but all the ones i've seen either I doubt will have my size or I think they will be completely useless.
I'd be happy if they didn't give quite as much as support as would settle for comfort (no pain) over style at the moment.

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dementedpixie Thu 23-Jul-20 17:13:43

Could you look at front fastening bras?

risefromyourgrave Thu 23-Jul-20 17:15:30

I’ve seen molke recommended as comfy bras for big boobs. I can’t comment on their usefulness yet however as ever since I heard of them they’ve been sold out of my size!

ilovecherries Thu 23-Jul-20 17:26:25

Molke bras are a nightmare to put on even with full movement! I’d recommend George at Asda front fastening comfort bras. I wore them after my breast reduction. I think you’d probably need XL.

ilovecherries Thu 23-Jul-20 17:30:24

George don’t have their comfort bras atm, they do go in and out of stock. This is similar though. I wear these a lot, I think it would be worth trying XL and Xxl to see what fits best.

McQueensMuse Thu 23-Jul-20 17:40:58

I have a joint condition and can't manage normal bras.
I get front zip fastening soft bras from amazon, they're not the most supportive to be honest but are okay for day to day.
If you wanted more support maybe a sports bra with a front zip would be good.

XingMing Thu 23-Jul-20 17:44:56

No help on the bra, but trigger point deep tissue massage relieved a shoulder injury I sustained a few years ago and made it possible to do up catches behind again the next day. It was very painful for 20 minutes while the therapist sorted it, and then pain-free -- and has remained so.

isabellerossignol Thu 23-Jul-20 17:48:41

I've got this problem too. I'm 32H and I have never found a front fastening bra in that size. I'm in agony and am having to get my teenage daughter to help me dress which is not much fun for either of us.

Sorry to hijack the thread but if anyone knows of anything in my size, I'd be very grateful.

hellotoday27 Thu 23-Jul-20 19:03:49

Thanks for the advice. I've just had a search for front fastening but no luck finding one that goes bigger than a G cup. I've tried Molke but they are sold out in bigger sizes.
XingMing I'm already seeing a physiotherapist and I've had the problem for about 6 months, but thanks anyway. I was hoping it would start recovering but its very slowly improving my movement when I lift my arm upwards, but making no difference to reaching behind my back. During lockdown I've been wearing the bravissimo strappy tops and just not doing them up at the back, but I'm thinking when I go back to work in September I won't be able to do this.

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dementedpixie Thu 23-Jul-20 19:10:05

The ones I've found come from USA I think

dementedpixie Thu 23-Jul-20 19:10:23

Glamorise I think

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 23-Jul-20 19:14:05

Can you sew?

Best I can think of would be getting a sports bra and converting to zip front - you do get them but I've never seen them in your size.

Anything over the head is problematic at a J cup as the differential between overbust and underbust makes them a right pig to get on. I once got stick in one of the overhead bravissimo sleep bras and had to get rescued in the fitting room!

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 23-Jul-20 19:16:57

Actually, looking at front fasteners, I think a proper plunge could be converted too. The Bravissimo Satine or Niya look like good candidates

hellotoday27 Thu 23-Jul-20 19:19:48

Anything over the head is problematic at a J cup as the differential between overbust and underbust makes them a right pig to get on. I once got stick in one of the overhead bravissimo sleep bras and had to get rescued in the fitting room!

I've had this too but with a tankini top grin

I've have a look at Glamorise. thanks

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noodlezoodle Thu 23-Jul-20 19:27:01

I'm sorry, this sounds miserable.

I'm currently living in the Uniqlo wire-free bras and they are very stretchy, comfy and pull over your head. May not be supportive enough but possibly worth a try as they're not very expensive. I wear a large and it is surprisingly supportive for my F cups.

noodlezoodle Thu 23-Jul-20 19:29:23

Just checked and they're the 'relax' wireless bra.

ilovecherries Thu 23-Jul-20 19:37:09

Sorry, waffled on upthread, looked for the bra, and didn’t link after all that. This one: tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Grey-Seamless-Stretch-Zip-Front-Sports-Bra/136845096-Grey?searchTerm=Front%20fastening%20bra:newArrivals&searchProduct=

dementedpixie Thu 23-Jul-20 20:05:33

Amazon has the glamorise in 36J

achillesratty Thu 23-Jul-20 22:12:16

I am a H/HH cup and wore the Glamorise when I was in agony with rotator cuff impingement.

I also bought some from here which were about half the price and were fine:
www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/lingerie/bras/front-fastening/_/N-1ytvjvt/products/show.action

OneStepOneStumble Thu 23-Jul-20 22:17:16

Can't vouch for them as never ordered but I keep getting ads for Reign Swim- they started off making swimwear but have some underwear crop tops on there for pull over bras. I'm a 32HH/J so have been tempted.

goose1964 Thu 23-Jul-20 22:17:32

I've had 2 rotator cuff injuries and I used to have to get DH to do mine up and once to his disgust DS1.

gassylady Thu 23-Jul-20 22:25:47

Another one saying not Molke. Thought I might have to cut myself out of the one I tried on - it would be a nightmare with restricted movement

slug Thu 23-Jul-20 23:11:10

I'm a 34 GG and have been wearing the M&S bralet in lockdown https://www.marksandspencer.com/cool-comfort-non-wired-full-cup-bralet/p/clp60440423?color=MARINE

Not perfect support but good enough

QuestionableMouse Thu 23-Jul-20 23:12:52

risefromyourgrave

I’ve seen molke recommended as comfy bras for big boobs. I can’t comment on their usefulness yet however as ever since I heard of them they’ve been sold out of my size!

Molke are bloody hard to get on. I also don't find them very supportive or comfortable.

hellotoday27 Thu 23-Jul-20 23:54:39

Thanks everybody. I've ordered one of the glamorise bras off amazon as they had my size and one of the bralettes from that swimwear shop (Reign). That's a useful site for swim costumes as struggle to buy them anyway and as a swimmer I find that rather frustrating. Cheaper than bravissimo. When they arrive, I'll come back and review them for future reference. Been struggling with this problem for quite a while so wish I'd come on and asked earlier.

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