Can we talk bras?

Can we talk bras?

Joined: December 2nd, 2005, 3:49 pm

May 21st, 2012, 5:07 pm #1

I need help you guys. To say that it's depressing to look at my boobs in the mirror is an understatement. I am not willing or able to get a boob job, so I guess all I can do is get a great bra so that at least clothed I look decent. The main issue is the tissue loss at the top portion of the boob. What used to be full is now a deflated balloon, so even if I get a bra that fits everywhere else, at the top there's all this extra loose fabric. If I wear anything even close to form-fitting you can see it and it looks terrible. I'm a 34 B cup. Any brilliant ideas?
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Joined: July 7th, 2009, 1:19 pm

May 21st, 2012, 6:10 pm #2

Has the best bras and people to help get you sized! I would go there to start then once you find a brand and style you like
you can search online and maybe find it less expensive. Nordstroms is pricey but worth it if you need new bras and a sizing.

I also liked the gap bras but they have changed the sizing lately so it's more challenging.
Also Macy's can be good but it depends on the store....

Hope this helps!
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May 21st, 2012, 7:49 pm #3

I need help you guys. To say that it's depressing to look at my boobs in the mirror is an understatement. I am not willing or able to get a boob job, so I guess all I can do is get a great bra so that at least clothed I look decent. The main issue is the tissue loss at the top portion of the boob. What used to be full is now a deflated balloon, so even if I get a bra that fits everywhere else, at the top there's all this extra loose fabric. If I wear anything even close to form-fitting you can see it and it looks terrible. I'm a 34 B cup. Any brilliant ideas?
I began wearing an underwire last year when I finally found Maidenforms that fit and feel good. I used to avoid underwire like the plague, but when your bbs aren't as firm, you really need the wire. And molded cups, too. I don't know the name of mine, but it has the no-seam tee-shirt molded cups, and a wider strap with 3 hooks to cut down on back fat bulges.

Go for a fitting with a specialist if you can find one. I've never had that, but when I was getting fitted for my very first bra before the flood, the sales lady told me to bend forward and pull up all the tissue to fill the cups.

If you still don't fill the cups, you might have to go down to an A. :-/




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Joined: August 30th, 2006, 9:39 pm

May 21st, 2012, 8:36 pm #4

Has the best bras and people to help get you sized! I would go there to start then once you find a brand and style you like
you can search online and maybe find it less expensive. Nordstroms is pricey but worth it if you need new bras and a sizing.

I also liked the gap bras but they have changed the sizing lately so it's more challenging.
Also Macy's can be good but it depends on the store....

Hope this helps!
I found that getting properly fitted was HUGE -- turns out I wasn't the size I always thought I was, either cup or back size.

Even if you don't purchase anything at Nordstrom's, the sizing is free. You can take that information elsewhere & try on other bras.

Never had much success @ Macy's in this town.
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Joined: March 31st, 2006, 12:09 am

May 21st, 2012, 9:30 pm #5

I need help you guys. To say that it's depressing to look at my boobs in the mirror is an understatement. I am not willing or able to get a boob job, so I guess all I can do is get a great bra so that at least clothed I look decent. The main issue is the tissue loss at the top portion of the boob. What used to be full is now a deflated balloon, so even if I get a bra that fits everywhere else, at the top there's all this extra loose fabric. If I wear anything even close to form-fitting you can see it and it looks terrible. I'm a 34 B cup. Any brilliant ideas?
clothing store. They can be a bit pricey but well wortth it. I paid $80 dollar for each one. lol. Thats why I could only afford 2 of them. Being a 38DDD is no fun. But I do notice that I get a boost of self esteem when they are in the proper place. My clothes fit much better and my posture is great. lol. I would love to get a redution and lift if possible but first I have to finish school. Good Luck

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Joined: December 2nd, 2005, 3:49 pm

May 21st, 2012, 10:15 pm #6

I found that getting properly fitted was HUGE -- turns out I wasn't the size I always thought I was, either cup or back size.

Even if you don't purchase anything at Nordstrom's, the sizing is free. You can take that information elsewhere & try on other bras.

Never had much success @ Macy's in this town.
Being smallish now is one thing. Small and round is fine. Small like a deflated balloon is another thing. I need to get used to my middle aged boobs, but I'm having a hard time. There has to be something to fill up the bra that isn't just a normal padded cup. I have those, and they don't fill up that part enough. UGH...
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Joined: February 10th, 2009, 9:24 pm

May 21st, 2012, 10:29 pm #7

I need help you guys. To say that it's depressing to look at my boobs in the mirror is an understatement. I am not willing or able to get a boob job, so I guess all I can do is get a great bra so that at least clothed I look decent. The main issue is the tissue loss at the top portion of the boob. What used to be full is now a deflated balloon, so even if I get a bra that fits everywhere else, at the top there's all this extra loose fabric. If I wear anything even close to form-fitting you can see it and it looks terrible. I'm a 34 B cup. Any brilliant ideas?
I love a bra with molded cups. It fills in what Im lacking.

A good bra fitter is key in finding what works for you. We have a store here (privately owned) where the ladies really know their stuff. Once you get past having a woman in the dressing room checking out your fit, they are really very helpful! It turned out I was buying my bras too big around the band and in the cup. What a difference to have the right size, in a style that truly fits me. I used to have trouble with the straps falling off of my shoulder, but not since Im wearing the right size.

The brand that fits me particularly well is called Chantelle. They cost a little more than I used to spend on bras, but I only buy 2 a year, so it is actually less than I used to spend on a bunch of ill-fitting bras in an attempt to get a good fit.

I would google for intimate apparel shops near you!!

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Joined: August 30th, 2006, 9:39 pm

May 21st, 2012, 11:27 pm #8

Being smallish now is one thing. Small and round is fine. Small like a deflated balloon is another thing. I need to get used to my middle aged boobs, but I'm having a hard time. There has to be something to fill up the bra that isn't just a normal padded cup. I have those, and they don't fill up that part enough. UGH...
A good fitting is not just about what "size" but also what types of bras work best for you...I was astonished at how different bras looked different (and felt different). And the Nordstrom folks were amazing at knowing their own stock, having different types to try on, and listening to what I said I liked & didn't like (and why).

I don't wear "padded" although was convinced to consider "lined" -- but I DO wear underwire. Support is soooooo important.
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Joined: January 19th, 2007, 7:18 pm

May 23rd, 2012, 4:24 am #9

I agree about getting fitted.

You may be very pleasantly surprised. I've had different luck depending on my size.

Currently, my best bras are Soma's t-shirt bras. Previously I had a little "spillage" issue in one cup, but as my post-partum weight has come off, they now fit the best. My Vanity Fair bras, which fit the best previously, now don't offer enough support. Too little support & they leave too much giggle.

The Soma bras actually offer a lot of support, no nipple show-through, & minimized giggle. (34DD currently.) I'm actually lopsided, as many women apparently are, & if the bra has enough structure, it should hide the deflated tops. I don't mean a lot of padding, either. Just enough structure to the bra, like Soma's. There's some padding b/c it's needed to hide show-through, but not the padding of a true padded bra, which adds cup size.

OTOH, I remember going to a lady who sold bras from her home years ago, with my mom. Whoa. I left with bras that felt like vices & left a pointy silhouette. LOL! Needless to say, I didn't wear mine.



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Joined: August 21st, 2002, 8:07 pm

May 23rd, 2012, 2:04 pm #10

I need help you guys. To say that it's depressing to look at my boobs in the mirror is an understatement. I am not willing or able to get a boob job, so I guess all I can do is get a great bra so that at least clothed I look decent. The main issue is the tissue loss at the top portion of the boob. What used to be full is now a deflated balloon, so even if I get a bra that fits everywhere else, at the top there's all this extra loose fabric. If I wear anything even close to form-fitting you can see it and it looks terrible. I'm a 34 B cup. Any brilliant ideas?
I used to go to a high end pricey lingerie shop and had a favorite line - Triumph Valisere II. It was the best bra I had ever bought. Then the style was discontinued. My DH found the company online and I was able to stock up on the style for half of what I had originally paid. Since then, I have never purchased a bra from a posh shop again. On the website, there are monthly specials and on-line discounts and coupon codes sent to my email and I can usually pick things up at 50% off. The styles are very comfortable and complimentary! Happy shopping....

http://www.triumph.com/ca/en/index.html




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