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liberate
(hi! im new-ish)

oh i have five of the same bras from target! im a 34DD and they are 10 bucks and they last just as long and fit just as well as the expensive bras. they are cute too.

aquagirl2
What do you think about wearing 2 cheap sports bras instead of one expensive one? I have taken to wearing 2 pull-over kind and I am immobile in them (I'm 34D). I am spoiled now and if I wear one I feel all bouncy and in pain. I love it when they're all jammed in and don't move an inch! Do you think this is bad for them? I feel like the smushiness factor must be outweighed by the not-bouncing factor (not to mention anything that helps me get to exercise, is a plus for the health of all body parts). What do you think?
missladyj
some times, ya just gotta strap the big guns down to work out.
tatiana
aquagirl2, the Enell sports bras do exactly what you are doing, they compress the tissue so it is close to your body and doesn't move. You just get to spend less money to accomplish the same thing (lucky you!).

mandolyn, they straps are mostly there for comfort (otherwise it's a strapless bra and that stresses most of us out!). The point was they aren't supposed to be, uh, carrying the load as it were.

The Dream Tisha is great (you could be freezing and it would be hard for anyone to tell, nipple-wise). The cups are molded, so you have to hand wash, which is a bit of a pain. The molded cups keep their shape whether you are in them or not, which explains how actresses on TV are always perky even when they are laying down ;-) It is very supportive and gives a nice smooth line.
mandolyn
tatiana, thanks! i did try the dream tisha in my chichi shop yesterday. besides the DD being far too small, it's a little "too much bra" for my taste. luckily i had a larger-busted woman helping me (the women who work at this store are all tiny and make me feel self-concious as hell, my bad, i know), and interestingly enough, we both discovered that the lace wacoal minimizer offers a more generous cup than any of the other wacoal minimizers. like, substantially so. for a smoother look, i wound up with my old standby, the Wacoal Seamless Minimizer Bra, but in a 36DDD. (last july, at another local chichi lingerie shop, the woman there sold me a 38DDD, after insisting she could "tell size by looking, not measuring". if anything, i'm 5 lbs heavier now ... wtF?)

i'm feeling pretty & smoothly booblilicious today in my new brar! :-)
edna
I'm so frustrated trying to find a bra that fits and looks good. I accidentily stumbled upon a bra in my size that is really comfortable and flattering; I found it at nordstrom rack (finding bras at the Rack, ha). It cost something like $12 and is absolutely perfect.

I went online to try to find a few more just like it, and of course, it isn't being manufactured any more. There are a couple of them availabe in France and the UK, but full retail price is like $85 anyway. Add overseas shipping to that and I may as well just use the money for a breast reduction. Huh.

I've tried on all of the company's other styles at the regular Nordstrom, and none fit nicely like my perfect discontinued bra. Goddammit.
anna k
I got a new bra today, and got remeasured. I'm now a 36DDD.

Christ. I knew I was big, but not a triple D. I don't look huge at all. The rest of my body is a size 10, and pretty fit.

The bras for those look like granny bras. I'd hate for any guy to see that when I take my shirt off. "Ew! I used to play with those in granny's closet!"
moonoceanflower
I am so stoked to see this thread I could jump up and down an yell with supreme glee. However, the girls wouldn't like that too much. Does anyone else have lopsided boobs? You know where one is a full cup size larger than the other? Just curious.....You grrrl rule!!!!
booties
hey girls! I, too, have big batwiddicals (gravy train, anyone??) and it seems like everytime I buy a new bra, after a while it just doesn't fit right, or it rides up, or is just plain uncomfortable. like, if I buy one with underwires, after wearing it all day I'll get this mean indentation across my upper ribcage that hurts like hell, like the girls need to be supported more or something (I'm around a 40D/DD I think, but I could be wrong). or the straps dig into my shoulders, which I know isn't good. I did buy a nice comfortable bra from lane bryant without underwires (sounds crazy but it kinda works), but sometimes I feel a bit too saggy in it. so it seems like I gotta choose between comfort and appearance.
why do they make it so hard for us?! you know if they tried a little harder they could make awesomely comfortable bras, I mean it IS 2006 already...
and on a side note, does anyone even know if there are any sweatshop-free bras available anywhere? it seems like an urban myth to me.
tatiana
QUOTE(booties @ Aug 13 2006, 02:13 PM) *

hey girls! I, too, have big batwiddicals (gravy train, anyone??) and it seems like everytime I buy a new bra, after a while it just doesn't fit right, or it rides up, or is just plain uncomfortable. like, if I buy one with underwires, after wearing it all day I'll get this mean indentation across my upper ribcage that hurts like hell, like the girls need to be supported more or something (I'm around a 40D/DD I think, but I could be wrong). or the straps dig into my shoulders, which I know isn't good. I did buy a nice comfortable bra from lane bryant without underwires (sounds crazy but it kinda works), but sometimes I feel a bit too saggy in it. so it seems like I gotta choose between comfort and appearance.


Loosen your straps, go down a band size and up a cup size (I think I need a macro for this rolleyes.gif ).

Band should be parallel to the floor on the loosest hook when you buy it. Tight enough to stay put, but loose enough that you can get a finger under the band and run it around underneath. Bands loosen overtime, so you eventually have to move to a tighter hook as the bra ages. If it rides up the band is too big. If you're at the tightest hook when you buy it, it will become too loose and start to ride up.

If you go down a band size, you automatically have to go up a cup size (it's a stupid system, but it is what it is). A 38 D is equivalent to a 40C, while a 38DD is equivalent (in cup size) to a 40D, a 38DDD is a 40DD, you see where this is going.

Your straps should be tight enough to stay on your shoulders. That's all. The support comes from the band, NOT the straps. It sounds counterintuitive, but that is how it works. The straps are for comfort, not for carrying the load. It took me a while to get used to this, but it works and I'm a similar size though smaller band/different cup size.

Underwires should lay flat against your body. That means the wires should be laying against your skin between the girls. If they aren't, then your cup size is too small.

Get fitted, you'll likely be surprised at what your real bra size is. Go to a specialty shop, the department store staff don't know what they are doing and aren't like to carry the right size in any case. cool.gif
erinjane
QUOTE(tatiana @ Aug 13 2006, 05:13 PM) *

Loosen your straps, go down a band size and up a cup size (I think I need a macro for this rolleyes.gif ).

Band should be parallel to the floor on the loosest hook when you buy it. Tight enough to stay put, but loose enough that you can get a finger under the band and run it around underneath. Bands loosen overtime, so you eventually have to move to a tighter hook as the bra ages. If it rides up the band is too big. If you're at the tightest hook when you buy it, it will become too loose and start to ride up.

If you go down a band size, you automatically have to go up a cup size (it's a stupid system, but it is what it is). A 38 D is equivalent to a 40C, while a 38DD is equivalent (in cup size) to a 40D, a 38DDD is a 40DD, you see where this is going.

Your straps should be tight enough to stay on your shoulders. That's all. The support comes from the band, NOT the straps. It sounds counterintuitive, but that is how it works. The straps are for comfort, not for carrying the load. It took me a while to get used to this, but it works and I'm a similar size though smaller band/different cup size.

Underwires should lay flat against your body. That means the wires should be laying against your skin between the girls. If they aren't, then your cup size is too small.

Get fitted, you'll likely be surprised at what your real bra size is. Go to a specialty shop, the department store staff don't know what they are doing and aren't like to carry the right size in any case. cool.gif


Just wanted to second everything you said! It makes a HUGE difference once you start wearing a proper sized bra...sooo comfy. Up until about 3 or 4 years ago I was wearing a 36D, which some girl at La Senza sized me at. The first time I went to a specialty shop the ladies who were helping me actually laughed at what I was wearing...I was/am actually a 32E.
penelopiad
Oddly, the "if you size down in the band, increase the cup size" rule did not hold true for me. I went from a 36D to a 34D (in Maidenform's One Fabulous Fit bras, which are excellent and not too expensive!). I tried a 34DD and it was gaping in the cups. I have no doubt this rule is helpful in general for most people but then I am usually freakish in these kinds of matters. It probably depends on the brand, too.

What are people's thoughts on demi-cup bras for larger sizes? I suppose I am on the smaller end of large, but I'm wondering if I should be wearing fuller coverage styles for whatever reason. I often have trouble with the full coverage cups wrinkling or sagging at the top. But then I get a lot of cleavage action and a little bit of jiggle just on the top with demi-cup bras--both things I can live with, but I wanted to see if any other full-figured ladies wear them. (And just to be clear, I'm not talking about the totally non-functional Agent Provacateur-esque balconette hi-here-are-my-nipples-kind of demi-cups, just something like this.)
tatiana
Heh, I forgot to add that all of those things I said only apply if you stay within the same brand and style. As soon as you change either you have to reevaluate rolleyes.gif

Anyhoo, penelopiad, I think it depends on your shape. I always wear the same coverage of cup, because other styles, though the right size, just don't "fit". If it fits, wear it. biggrin.gif
edna
penelopiad, after many try-ons of ill-fitting/unflattering demi-cup bras, I was certain that I could never wear them. My breasts are very soft and sort of floppy, so I'd end up with spill-over if I leaned forward or moved around too much even though the exact same size/brand in a full coverage style would fit perfectly.

But then I found a nice way too expensive French bra with demi cups that fits like a dream no matter what. Try'em on 'til you find one that works for you.
laurenann
i'm on the smaller side of large, too, and i think demi-cup bras look great when that is all i am wearing! with a t-shirt you can see the jiggly half where the cup stops.

i usually wear bali full coverage cotton underwire bras, boring but the best balance i can find between comfort and appearance. i bought three of them a few months ago and they are holding up okay. i was really into the victoria's secret apex full coverage for a while but i was getting too sweaty wearing them in the summer.

if the straps aren't that functional, then why are the straps on bigger size bras so wide?? i won't wear tank tops because the thick straps look so frumpy.
tatiana
QUOTE(laurenann @ Aug 15 2006, 06:37 AM) *


if the straps aren't that functional, then why are the straps on bigger size bras so wide?? i won't wear tank tops because the thick straps look so frumpy.


what the customer wants, the customer gets (even when they are wrong). How many big-busted women do you know who don't have their bras adjusted so that the straps dig in? cool.gif
venetia
Penelopiad, I guess we're all different - I can only wear half cups, and mostly balconette. (I'm a 32DD at the moment but also wear 34D sometimes, so I don't have very big breasts but come in here for D cup tips) - fuller bras cut into my upper chest and make me look like I have 4 breasts!

Even that one in your picture would probably give me a weird look and make me itch. I found that what it is, is that I need ones that go straight across the chest rather than up diagonally. I mean, I need the underwire to come up quite high in the middle at the front. Like this.
hellotampon
I LOVE the way balconette and demi cup bras look on me (actually to be honest I'm not sure what the difference between the two is but I'm pretty sure I like both of them) without a shirt, but with a shirt on, I always get quadriboob or escaping nipples.
anna k
The past couple of days I've felt really happy in my body thanks to long walks and cool baths. I walk a mile to town and back, and am so hot and exhausted that I run a cool bath for myself and slip in. I like to scrub my feet and get the dead skin off and it makes me feel really happy in my body. I have 36Ds with a small belly that always protruded forward, ever since I was little. It's small and round, but I always wanted it to be flat instead of sticking out. But in the bath, my body cools down and I feel so much more beautiful and happy.

I'm posting it here because I'm a girl with big boobs too, and the big breasts can add to my physical discomfort when I can't wear camisoles or certain dresses because they'd overspill.
edingirl
Hi, new to this topic but I'm a 34J so I feel I really do need the support in so many ways. In some ways I have a love hate relationship with them... I love how they look in a bra and under tops but hate them naked, hate the backache and having to put a bra on first thing in the morning...

There is one thing I'm wondering, as most of my friends are of the small breasted variety... does anyone else have scarring and bruising around their body from where their bra digs in. I have been fitted properly and have tried loads of different bras, but they all do the same.
anna k
I get marks under my breasts and around my shoulders sometimes. It comes with the territory.
Mandy
I've experienced something recently and wanted to see if any of ya'll had experienced anything similar.

I'm used to the stares and whistles. I'm 5'8" and about a 32 E. The guy that I'm dating tells me I'm beautiful and I always blush and get flustered. It seems to confuse him. He's sure I must get so much attention for my looks that his saying something like that shouldn't mean much. But I really am flattered and it feels so good to hear something sincere about how I look rather than catch someone gawking or hear a whistle as I walk by.

Has anyone else seen that kind of thing? It's like he doesn't differentiate between how it feels to get sincere attention as opposed to hearing something rude and insincere. But luckily as I explain it to him he seems to grasp it a little better.

Also, I just got a bra at Victoria's Secret. Normally their 34 band is a little too loose and the 34 DD cup is way small, but their new bra in the commercials, "The Body," fits perfectly. Hope it works for someone else too!
tatiana
I don't think it matters what size you are when it comes to sincere vs. insincered attention (sorry, don't know what else to call it). When someone whistles at you, they are only evaluating the outside. When someone who knows you and spends time with you tells you that you are beautiful it means more because as you get to know people they either become more beautiful or less depending on what they are like to spend time with, talk to, be with. So the words might be the same, but it means something different when someone who knows you says it.

At least, that's how it is for me. smile.gif
starlette
I find it so funny that there isn't more clothing or bra options for us well endowed when our culture is seemingly obbsessed with big boobs. It's kinda backwards.

I myself am a 34D/DD sorta in between at the moment. It sucks xP I cannot seem to wear a tank top without looking whore-ish.
treelizard
I'm a former 36DD, now I'm a 34DDD after six months of exercise (aerobic intervals, Olympic lifting, etc.). Just wanted to recommend enell.com for sports bras.
Mandy
I hate that everything ends up on my boobs. I'm eating and they end up covered in crumbs, I was at a concert last night and the guy next to me spilled his beer and it ended up almost completely on them and nowhere else. It's rediculous, I just want to walk around slouching! mad.gif
anna k
I hate that my breasts are this insane size. They're 36DDD, and I wanted to find simple bras to fit them. My friend reccomended Lane Bryant, which sounded like a good idea. Sometimes I feel like Dolly Parton or Jennifer Tilly, big boobs on an average-to-slim figure.
missladyj
NO slouching! Be proud! Stand up straight and stick those big girls out!

I realized that when I wear a bikini, my stomach would never get tan because of the shadow my tits cast. Haha!
Mandy
Yeah, and what's really bad is when, instead of my whole stomach ending up pale, I get big half circles under each of them. Now, if that's not sexy I don't know what is!
missladyj
It just cracks me up and I'm glad I"m not alone. It took me along time to figure out that's what it was. It just dawned on me. also probably helps that I was never much of a bikini wearer.
candycane_girl
I'm a 38DD and it bugs me. I don't hate it but it's just that I've gained a lot of weight in the last few years and I feel like my boobs are just getting bigger and bigger. I'm hoping that when I lose some weight they'll go down to a D cup or maybe even a C. In the meantime, I'm still trying to figure out why I can't seem to seduce anyone with these amazing breasts of mine.
tyger
just to add for those who find enell not to work so great sportsbrar-wise (i know i tried them on and just felt painfully squished while still bouncing to boot no matter which size i was given) i have a lunaire sportsbra that is amazing. i get no bounce, it's super-comfy, and it doesn't mash my boobs into my chest.

i don't understand the clothing thing either. i mean, i'm a 36 D/size 8-10ish, but i can't wear button up shirts without them being too big in the shoulders, and tons of cute tops that fit perfectly around the ribcage offer not enough boobal coverage. i mean, i look in the mirror and think i look fine, and go out shopping only to discover that clothing makers find my build to be freakishly unproportional
Mandy
That's funny 'cause I have super broad shoulders, and even if I find shirts with a big enough bust, the shoulders are uaually still too narrow.

I think we should all start designing clothes. Or, I'm not sure if anyone else watches Project Runway, but they should make one of the challenges designing for big boobs. They can dress a stick thin model, but that doesn't take hardly any tailoring at all. Designing around curves might be a challenge for 'em.
anna k
I hate it when I want to wear a cute dress but my tits spill over the top or stretch out the fabric, making it look like it will rip. It can make me feel like my chest is huge or overwhelming my body.
venetia
aargh me too, it's late spring here, we're beginning to wear summery tops and my winter fat has just made my chest explode. For the first time I understand the slang "puppies" - it's like I have two rebellious, exuberant, bouncing puppies on my chest trying to get out of my clothes.

I feel ashamed for fighting with my breasts - I've always loved them before this year.
impactdixon
QUOTE(venetia @ Oct 31 2006, 01:18 PM) *

aargh me too, it's late spring here, we're beginning to wear summery tops and my winter fat has just made my chest explode. For the first time I understand the slang "puppies" - it's like I have two rebellious, exuberant, bouncing puppies on my chest trying to get out of my clothes.

I feel ashamed for fighting with my breasts - I've always loved them before this year.


It's getting warmer here so I've been venturing out clothes shopping and I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! Every top I try on doesn't fit; if it fits my boobs then it's baggy round my tummy, and if it fits nicely round my tummy it looks as though I'm going to explode out the top, and I hate snotty shop assistants trying to peek in: 'How are you going in there? Oh....it doesn't fit right huh?' and then giving me a look like it's my fault. Grrr.

If the whole university thing doesn't work out for me I'm so going to open a clothes shop for the large breasted woman.
anna k
I felt shitty reading Star magazine yesterday and seeing a rundown of what sizes stars are. A size 10 was attributed to Megan Mullally, Oprah, America Ferrara, Venus Williams, and Gabrielle Reece. The smaller sizes were for the more glamourous stars, and it surprised me that Jessica Alba was listed as a 0.

Having triple-Ds can make me feel like they add weight to me, that I look bigger in photographs because of them. I'm a size 10, and having big breasts added can make me feel bigger than I am.
ingenue
late night internet has brought me to you all... well that and my D cups... I am of small frame and just not built for them!
I get constant nagging back knots despite the fact that I wear a minimizer with a heavy duty sports bra over it.

Either that or the new victoria secret max. shock absorbing sports bra *It supports nicely but the straps tend to ride inward toward my neck and the racer back support makes it fairly impossible to wear anything delicate or open back.

I am writing to introduce myself as well as for advice.

question 1. Anyone else have to wear a sports bra to bed? I have since I was a preteen.
2. Please please I would love to know where to get a good selection of minimizers. *preferable in person online browsing is fun but this is the kind of thing I would like to try on first.
Ladies pleased to meet you & thank you in advance for any help <3
JenJen511
Hello Ladies... wasn't looking for this group, but I happen to run across you by accident... must have been fate. I'm a size 10 with 36DDs. I don't have any back pain or anything, but what little boobed people think are wonderful really aren't all they are cracked up to be. I too have broad shoulders, boobs that look like they could pop out at any moment, and trouble finding shirts all together. My female boss (probabably has a large B Cup) talks about my chest all the time... talk about irritating... sometimes I just want to punch her rolleyes.gif

I gained weight a few years ago, and they shot up to 38D, I lost 25 pounds, none of which was in my chest. I gained weight again, and they shot to 38DD ohmy.gif I just lost 30 pounds, which i plan to keep off, and I'm only at 36DD... Do they ever get smaller??????

Wow... that felt good blink.gif

Happy holidays smile.gif
lucizoe
Gah. You know what sucks? Being called a tramp and a slut because one's breasts are large. Come ON people! Cuteoverload occasionally posts pics to a Cats n' Racks category, exactly what it sounds like. One woman was vilified, called a slut, tramp, hussy, etc., while a smaller-boobed counterpart was applauded for such a tasteful picture. What the hell? Sorry that some of us have cleavage which cannot be contained by even the best-fitted of tops. Clearly we are whores.

Man, I am pissed off today.

*minor teenage flashback*

So...I've gained some weight back, naturally, and now all my bras are too small. I hate clothes shopping with an all-consuming passion equal only to my hatred of shoe shopping, so I'm riding it out, but yargh is it uncomfy.

I'm just sick of the human race in general, I think. Except busties.
nickclick
we love you too, luci, and your boobs! good luck shopping.
shinyx3
(delurks) when someone in here actually does open a shop for clothing with room for boobs it must be an internet site so we can all have a place to shop. i end up wearing sweaters that are too big a great deal of the time. (returns to lurking but will continue to wach for any great sites and wish i had some to offer)
missladyj
ingune,
I have always thought that victorias secret bras were for the itty bitty titty committee and they really don't make bras that fit us. Have you ever gone to a shop and been sized? If you are in chicago I can recommend a great shop that where the salseladies will work with you and find a bra that fits you perfectly which can take some time. That may help. A good bra can really improve your posture.

I am not a fan of the minimizer. People pay good money to get what we have naturally!
erinjane
QUOTE(shinyx3 @ Dec 29 2006, 09:51 AM) *

(delurks) when someone in here actually does open a shop for clothing with room for boobs it must be an internet site so we can all have a place to shop. i end up wearing sweaters that are too big a great deal of the time. (returns to lurking but will continue to wach for any great sites and wish i had some to offer)



I agree. I'm really petite everywhere else and tons of shirts and sweaters that I love the look of never fit because they're way too short on me because of the rack. tongue.gif
ingenue
hey there-
Yeah I had a coworker a few years back who shall remain nameless who was really vocal about my chest she would always tell me i need to look into a reduction and tell me what i should wear, I mean it would be different if I asked for advice but in this case I had not. It made me really uncomfortable that she took it upon herself to constantly talk about it..
Anyone have advice on how to be able to wear thin strapped clothing and be comfortable? probably not but a girl can dream.
Mandy
So recently Victoria's Secret has been getting better with sizes. In middle school (all of 8-ish years ago) I got my first great fitting bra there. At that point I was, according to their sizing a 34D. I've just about lived in that store since, trying on every new bra and hoping that as I grew they would too. I, in probably in the last two months or so, have purchased two new bras there and I'm very impressed. One is The Body and the other is the Very Sexy Convertible Pushup.

It just seems like they're starting to increase their sizes, since this time last year (the girls were just about the same size) I tried on every 34DD and 36DD bra in the store. I was dangerously spilling out of the 34s and had way too much extra band on from the 36s.

But now I've found 3 or 4 34DDs that fit! It's a miracle!!! And they even look nice. Like if I'm feeling like intentionally showing some cleavage my bra stays hidden. I know I'm on the cheaper side, but I do hate spending $50 on a bra. But now that those two are all I've been wearing lately I think I can justify the expense.

So I hope this might help some of you on the smaller end of the large end (does that make sense?!) find some sexy stuff tongue.gif
angelle321
I had mostly given up on Frederick's since I started needing larger bras, as everything I order seems to fit weird and/or be lumpy or pointy. But I love this bra. I only wear it once in a while because I want it to last but I'm thinking of ordering one or two more.
ericamamerica
Well, I don't have the largest boobs out there - there are millions of women with larger breasts than I have. BUT.

Today I went into Victorias Secret (because of the sale going on) and tried on a 34C, my usual size. I wasn't sure if the bra was fitting right (same with the bras I already own) so I asked an attendant to size me. She first measured me out to be a 34DD or 34D, I gawked at the mention of DD - there is no way I'm a DD. Even I know that. She then brought out the box of 34Ds to try on. And I saw how a bra is supposed to fit!

I'm a college student, so I can't afford to buy new bras "every six months" as the Victorias Secret store employees so cheerfully recommend - so it's been for-ev-er since I have even tried on bras. Now when I try on the 34D bra I purchased today, I can see the difference. In my 34C bras, I'm spilling out a bit on the sides and mostly on the inside - but I guess I really didn't realize since I've been wearing push-up bras and thought ALL THAT CLEVAGE was normal. 34Ds were much more comfortable. Looks like I'll have to invest in some new bras and stock up on my actual size. I'm a little weirded out considering that I turned 22 in September and figured my breasts were done growing. I guess not!

I know breasts are always changing size/shape ect, but when did some of your breasts stop growing? I'm 5'6'' and weigh 135, I have a small frame, so that makes them look larger on me. I was a "late bloomer" and was the last out of all of my girl friends to develop breasts - I used to pray for bigger breasts!

Looks like I prayed a little too hard! haha.
laurenann
My boobs have been 34DD's for a few years - I'm 24 - I remember switching to DD early in college, but I think it was because I realized I was spilling out of D cups. Anyway, don't your boobs go up and down as your loose and gain weight, get pregnant and give birth, go through menopause, etc?

A while back someone here mentioned the Gillian O'Malley bras at Target. I bought a few the other day, and I am happy with them so far. I got unlined full coverage cotton. They look nice and the straps aren't too thick. They were only $12.99 each, but we will see how they hold up in the wash.
LoveMyPugs
erica-

I went to a specialty lingerie store called Bare Essentials on Route 202 in Wilmington, DE years ago and I was wearing a 36D. The minute the lady saw me she said you are wearing a bra that is way to small for you. She took me into the changing room and sized me. She said I was more like a 40FF. She started bring bras in for me to try on and she showed me how to get the most of my boobs into the cup for maximum support by bending over when I put my bra on. Pulling my breasts from the side to the center. I bought five bras between $50 and $60 each and they lasted me almost a year and a half. However, I hand wash mine in room temperature water with Dawn Original dish soap. This is what they recommended because it’s gentle and cuts through the body oils and deodorant. I lay them out or hang them to dry. Usually I do this on Sunday night before I go to bed and they are dry Monday morning when I get up to start my day. I have friends who buy bras and they think they spend money on them until I tell them what I spend on mine. I know most people think that hand washing is time consuming and I guess it is a little but you will extend the life out of your bras if you hand wash. I used to own Victoria’s secret bras and they would fall apart in the dryer and I personally don’t think they are very good quality. They bras I buy now are not the most pretty but they look great under my clothes. My man thinks I look great and natural in my shirts. Even my mom, who is the hardest one to impress with something new, thinks they make me look great. I have all my friends going to the store now. We usually all go together. It’s fun. They place is really friendly and the ladies who work there are silly and make it a fun experience. They also make bras for smaller ladies. I sent my mom there once who is a 32A and she had a great time. She never wore under wire until she went to Bare Essentials. It’s a much more personal experience. To tell you the truth, now that I have found the bras I like and the sizes that fit the best I might buy them online at Her Room.com cause they are a little cheaper there. Or I might just continue to go to Bare Essentials for the atmosphere. Just my experience over the last few years with bras.
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