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A bra that fits?? IPAH! impossible for my baps.

(29 Posts)
Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 13:16:46

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Frizbe Fri 22-Apr-05 13:19:05

Have you tried Bravissimo (.com I assume) larger ladies in my old office used to swear by them!

tiffini Fri 22-Apr-05 13:19:10

if they are riding up your back, i think that means they are the wrong size. i would take them back and try a 42DD

tiffini Fri 22-Apr-05 13:23:18


PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 13:26:06

Meggymoo, whatever size I am, I have problems finding bras. When I'm slim, I'm a 34F, currently I'm a 38G, down from 44JJ as I have lost a lot of weight.

I went to Bravissimo twice and another specialist shop to be measured, got 2 bras on each occasion (they seemed fine when they were fitted), but after about an hour of wearing them I was in agony, so took them back each time.

Being sure of my correct size, I went off to M&S and spent an afternoon trying on bras (you do need to be on your own without kids!). The best range for me is the T Shirt bra range - very comfy, supportive and cut very well for £20 IMO.

Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 13:26:46

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Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 13:28:42

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Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 13:31:29

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PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 13:35:30

Yes, that's exactly my problem meggy, especially when I've shelled out £50 per bra .

I think if you give yourself some proper time to try on lots of different styles, you start to realise which one are going to feel like a vice around your chest an hour later.

There may be other styles that would better suit your frame than the one I suggested - I do thing M&S has vastly improved its range for women with bigger cup sizes - a couple of years ago they were useless to me.

Good luck anyway .

Catilla Fri 22-Apr-05 13:37:06

All the larger ladies in my family swear by Bravissimo. Unfortunately for me post bf I have shrunk below their threshold :-( (they start at D cup)

They (mostly) don't make their own but have picked out styles from other makers that are particularly suited to larger sizes. Also their website has some helpful advice about what is likely to be wrong for different symptoms eg. riding up.

They say they don't fit by numbers but how each style looks on you... so the idea is if you go to one of their shops (pref when quiet!) they will help you identify which cut/style is right for you.

Good luck!

Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 14:02:27

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PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 14:09:16

I'm definitely different sizes in different brands - I just have to keep trying stuff on and flail my arms around a bit with the bra on - I need to be sure it's going to keep my boobs in the right place comfortably!

jampots Fri 22-Apr-05 14:10:18

definitely try Bravissimo - absolutely brill and the lasses in my local store arent stick thin either so you dont feel too self conscious when you pour your enormous breasts out

Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 14:10:32

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Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 14:13:10

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PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 14:51:29


It is funny, but it's sooooooo important isn't it to find comfortable bras. Being the size they are, my boobs cause me enough aggro as it is!

Chuffed Fri 22-Apr-05 16:34:12

I think riding up at the back is too big across the back so try a 38.
I found Rigby and Pellar absolutely brilliant but that will depend if you are in London or not.

sorrel Fri 22-Apr-05 16:51:31

hi meggymoo. reently disusssed this very topic a few weeks ago. I am a 46aa aparently.laughed out loud for a long time !Some helpful mn's found me a website alle and I found something nie (quite unbelieveably)Hope this helps you too!

Meggymoo Fri 22-Apr-05 18:05:29

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aloha Fri 22-Apr-05 18:08:07

Riding up the back definitely means the back size is too big. You need a 38. I was measured at 40 but am definitely (post pregnancy and breastfeeding) a 38. You go up a cup size and down a back size and it will be better, I promise. Don't blame your poor back for the bras riding up - it's not that.

PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 19:06:59

Yes, If I'm going to spend over £50 on a bra, I'd prefer to do it at Rigby & Peller. Try to go midweek if you can. Fridays and Saturdays are a bit of a nightmare in there.

Meggymoo Sat 23-Apr-05 09:37:40

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PuffTheMagicDragon Sat 23-Apr-05 09:50:58

Oooh lovely - enjoy yourself .

vickiyumyum Sat 23-Apr-05 09:59:03

if the bra strap at the back rides up, its too big! try a size smaller and a cup size bigger so that would make you a 38E this is what i was told in john lewis and it worked. the reverse applies if a 40DD is too small go for a 42D.

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