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penelopiad
post May 28 2006, 12:54 PM
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Thanks tatiana! I'm in Vancouver and so I'll have to go check it out at Diane's Lingerie.
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tatiana
post May 27 2006, 04:33 PM
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penelopiad, don't bother with the online measuring instructions. According to them I'm a 38D--not in a million years would that fit!

The $140 bra style was 'Dream Tisha' by Le Mystere. Actually, it looks like it can be had for much cheaper on-line (although for me with the exchange rate & customs it would still be pricey).

Amazon has it for $66 USD:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009T5YPI/002-1690655-0412021?v=glance&n=10365 92
(sorry I don't know how to do links on this board).

You can't tell from the picture, but it is a molded cup with a hidden underwire so it offers a lot of support and your nipples won't show (some worry about this, some don't, personal preference I guess).

I think I'm going to buy one from the shop (they didn't have the right colour so I only picked up a sports bra at the time) because they spent a lot of time with me and are really good to their customers, but I'll see if I can get another one a bit cheaper online.
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missladyj
post May 27 2006, 12:35 PM
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I definately recommend getting fitted!

Last time I bought a bra it took me and hour working with a saleswoman to buy two bras that fit me perfectly. You can get good quality bras that fit . My last trip I spent about 110 $ for two bras.
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penelopiad
post May 27 2006, 11:58 AM
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Which bra is that, tatiana? I don't know if I can afford $140 but I've decided I need a more supportive, better-fitting bra than the ones I currently have.

And I wear a 36C but according to a set of online measuring instructions, I should be a 38A, which seems really weird to me. I think I need to get professionally fitted.
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tatiana
post May 27 2006, 11:42 AM
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I just went and got fitted for a bra and learned a few things. First of which was that my 36DD bra should have been a 34F or G (like that's available in department stores!).

The other thing that I learned was that my straps were way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too tight (and I didn't think that I had them that tight to begin with). I actually thought that the fitter adjusted them too loose but now I'm getting used to it and it's much more comfortable. Basically if you're straps are making a dent in your shoulder they are too tight. If they are doing anything more than keeping themselves in place on your shoulder, they are too tight.

It helps to think of all bras as strapless bras (all of the support should be without the straps and the straps are there for reassurance and comfort). So if your straps are doing ANY of the work, then the bra is not supportive enough.

Unfortunately the bra I found best for me (Oprah's favourite T-shirt bra) is $140 Cdn. Errrk!
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sassygrrl
post May 26 2006, 02:58 PM
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Great! Thanks. :-)
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sixelacat
post May 26 2006, 02:21 PM
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sassy, I just got a few work tops and jackets from Torrid.com. I'm also a 40D.


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tatiana
post May 26 2006, 08:33 AM
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sassy, bravissimo.com has tops and jackets, some of which are work appropriate.
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sassygrrl
post May 26 2006, 01:57 AM
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I'm now a 40D. I'm having the hardest time finding tops that fit for work. I'm glad to hear the thing about 15 pound thing. That makes me feel a little better. I mean now I have to find a XXL just to get my tits into it. Ugh!
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tatiana
post May 25 2006, 11:37 PM
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laurenann, make sure that the band of your bra stays put straight around your back all day (doesn't ride up). If it rides up it is too big and you should try a 34DDD (or 34E if there is no DDD). When you first buy a bra the band should fit snug on the loosest setting so you can tighten as it stretches over time.

Failing that, make sure that the straps aren't too tight. The support is 80-90% or so from the band, not the straps (apologies if you already knew this).

You might try a chiropractor too. I have to go at least once every three weeks or so, no matter what exercises I do (and exercises won't put everything back into alignmnet if it is out no matter how diligently you do them). I have had a huge improvement in my upper back pain since starting chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy (I am the same size as you except I need to go down a band size so I am following my own advice and going bra shopping tomorrow).
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laurenann
post May 22 2006, 06:33 PM
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i read this thread once in a while but now i have a question...

my neck and shoulders always ALWAYS are sore. like, always. i blame it on a combination of psychosomatic anxiety and 36DD breasts. i do yoga and wear supportive bras but my back still aches. does anyone know of any specific exercises to help make those muscles stronger to hold the girls up?
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hellotampon
post May 18 2006, 06:10 PM
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I found a 34D bra that fits perfectly, was cheap, and is actually PRETTY!

I am in heaven.
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tyger
post May 18 2006, 05:21 PM
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bittersweet, i can't imagine how much trouble you have finding clothes. i'm a generous 38 C with broad shoulders and I have problems finding shirts that fit my boobs and don't droop and hang everywhere else.

speaking of boobs, mine are sore. i forgot to use my arms to clamp them down while running up the stairs today, so they bounced around and are now sore. i thought that bras were supposed to restrain them enough to stop me from bruising my chin!
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bittersweet101
post May 18 2006, 04:57 PM
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Hey, I am a 15 year old and I measure 34 F-G (depending on the bra) and I am so sick of this. it really is all guys look at and like many others have said I already have back problems and my shoulders hurt. Also as mentioned my waist is just arounf 10 in. smaller then my bust and hips so i have trouble finding clothes. I am really looking forward to summer but I am so sick of trying on bathing suits. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them
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tatiana
post May 13 2006, 11:03 PM
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Hey dustyrosekisses: go to bravissimo.com. They sell bathing suits and bikinis. They are a UK company but they ship to the US. I'm thinking of ordering from them, if I could figure out what size I am. I've been trying the bra size calculators and they are off by two sizes in either direction. Arrrrgh!
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loui80s
post May 11 2006, 07:39 AM
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I can't believe this site exists. I've been bitching for years to my small chested friends and family about the discomfort and awkwardness of life with 36H breasts, but never realized chestiness was such an epidemic. You know what I want out of life? Cardio that doesn't make me sore, BRAS THAT FIT and don't look like they belong on the front of a tractor trailer. I can't even find sports bras that fit. I also don't want to be restricted to wearing men's T-shirts as my only wardrobe option. Why are women's shirts so short? You buy an extra large, and it's not any longer! It's just wider around the middle and falls off you shoulders! Hint: Bali shoulder spa (which I don't think they make anymore) and their flower bra are both very comfortable and shapely, although I think the biggest size is 38DDD. The hanes.com website is always having sales, get on their mailing list. I just bought 2 nice bras for $30, a bargain compared to most places!
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dustyrosekisses
post May 10 2006, 04:12 PM
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Hey, quick question.. Does anyone know where I can find a website that sell customized (stylish)bathing suits/tops?? I'm 19, and have a 38DD, and I am sick of wearing bathing suits that make my mother or grandmother would wear.. thank you lots.
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post Apr 26 2006, 09:31 AM
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My favourite place to buy bras is at Lane Bryant. They are comfy and the have my size (42DDD).


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violetfemme
post Apr 24 2006, 09:47 PM
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Hi, I am actually glad I found this. I'm feeling terrible. While I am working, I want another job more suited to what I can do. Oh, I get interviews, but never offers. I focus on improving the usual stuff--speak clearly and concisely, answer common questions, keep in mind social niceties, wear a nice suit.

However, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not getting jobs because of my large breasts (I'm at last measure a 38H). My hips and thighs are big, but not as big, so maybe it's fatphobia (lipidophobia?) mostly. I still wonder if to them, large breasts == stupid. It doesn't help that when I ask why, they give vague answers about 'more experience.' Yeah, great, why do I have a feeling you hired a guy who looked just like you?

I've also broken up with my long-time love/long-distance relationship. A lot of things came into it, but one nagging thing was that he really liked my breasts, and would often talk about what breast-fucking. Granted, he also complimented me on emotional traits. Flattering? Yeah, sometimes, but it came up so often.

I had that done before, and it was by men who just wanted a quick orgasm and who never talked to me again. I told him, he apologized, but I guess it never sunk in. Maybe being isolated and with us so far away made him forgetful.

I'm doing an inventory of past relationships, and wondering why they got involved with me, and why they do not last long. The breasts come up again--I cannot think of anything else that would attract people. Or repel--I've noticed men I've had crushes on going for smaller-busted women. They can't be attracted to my social graces or tact.

It makes it hard to figure out what I could have done differently and what to do in the future. Is there going to be a future? What if that's all people are attracted to? Or worse, be suspicious of everyone I come in contact with and drive them away? I'm afraid that's what happened with a few people.

I'm not someone who likes to show off my breasts--I tend to wear baggy sweaters or clothing that I think accentuates the waist or shoulders. Yes, breast reduction surgery has come up, but I'm told I have to lose weight to get it. I have gone down from 190 to 165. I don't think that's enough.
Plus, there is the fear that if I do reduce, there is nothing attractive about me left. Never mind I know I have a nice face, nice eyes, nice smile from other people--but the fear remains.

I feel alone, and I feel stupid for being so fixated on something so shallow. It just feels like that my chest blocks any view of my brain or my heart.

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missladyj
post Apr 24 2006, 03:55 PM
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I am wearing a Fantasie bra right now and I love it!!

It is my favorite bra. I find that it is totally worth it to buy good expensive bras that make me look fabulous

I would suggest if you want to wear something low cut, get a 34 D this will also give you spectacular cleaveage.
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