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  1. Busty Ladies - Where Do You Buy Your Bras?!

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    FlexyBexyXXX [sign in to see picture]
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    Okay, I hope that this is okay to post as long as we don't post competitor links? *fingers crossed*

    I just wanted to know, where do other busty women buy their bras from? I'm a 36E, and I can't seem to find bras that don't hurt! Does anyone know of any shops that sell bras with thick straps that aren't going to cut into my shoulders, because that would be really, really appreciated!

    Right now I'm not even looking for a "sexy" bra, just one that's comfortable for everyday!

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    Raven93 [sign in to see picture]
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    Try ebay :) You can find tons of different kinds of bras and a quick search for your size shows a lot of bras with wide shoulder straps.

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    FlexyBexyXXX [sign in to see picture]
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    Raven93 wrote:

    Try ebay :) You can find tons of different kinds of bras and a quick search for your size shows a lot of bras with wide shoulder straps.

    Never thought of that! Thanks! :)

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    Lovehoney - Dani [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi FlexyBexy! I really really recommend getting fitted anew if you haven't been in the last few months - google for "D+ bra retailers" in your area and get in there! My size changes within the space of a couple of months sometimes! So if you're overdue for a fitting it's always a good idea, especially if your existing bras are a bit worn out as they will stretch over time and won't give an accurate idea of what size you need off the rack.

    The ladies in these stores will generally be able to put you on to some good brands that have nice, supportive bands - 90% of the time the problem with straps cutting in is that not enough of the weight of the bust is being supported by the back band, so it tugs on the shoulders instead. You might find you need a 32G or 34F/FF for example. Don't be put off by the letters - they are all relative to the band size!

    Having said that, most brands that cater to larger cup sizes will do slightly wider and often more cushioned straps that do offer comfort over longer periods of time. I have quite unsightly marks in my shoulders from wearing size 34DD/E when I was 18 and should have been wearing a 30H - I'm now in 28FF/G and most of my bras are insanely comfortable.

    If you want me to go into more detail of what to look for in a good bra just let me know - I've fitted everything from AA to N cup bras in the last few years as a fitter so I've seen it all!

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    Boogaloo [sign in to see picture]
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    Hiya, I'm not sure if we're allowed to post shop names as I've had them edited out of my posts before by moderators! So it's a bit difficult. I'm a 36GG and I find it near impossible to buy sexy bras, because most high street (and Internet) shops think that large breasted women only want to wear plain white or nude. Eurgh no thank you!

    I've asked Lovehoney on the pander thread probably 4 times now if they can expland their lingerie range to accommodate us lot, but I don't think they want to respond to me :p it would be great though if they could, as even a lot of the babydolls won't fit my boobs.

    I love having big boobs, they compliment my figure nicely and I know lots of my friends are jealous of them, but I get so jealous of some of the smaller chested women who can pretty much shop anywhere and don't have to pay extortionate amounts just to get a bra that fits, let alone a sexy one!

    If a moderator could please let me know if it's okay to give the name of some shops for big bras then I'll let you know :)

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    capricorn13 [sign in to see picture]
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    You can get non padded 36E bras in the big supermarkets. I buy my 36F s there. The ones with the wider back straps ( 3 hooks) are the most supportive for everyday wear. They are relatively inexpensive and you can try on at home and return if they don 't fit. Good luck in your search.

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    rach74 [sign in to see picture]
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    i also find Matalan good for bigger size bras, not expensive and they are comfy, i do like M&S but they are so expensive

    but i never understand why on the larger cups they pad them out, mine are big enough without having more padding and then when you put the bra on makes my boobs massive with huge cleavage and looks so unatural, please shops stop putting padding in larger size cups

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    Lovebirds_x [sign in to see picture]
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    I found LaSenza good for making actually supportive and comfortably fitting bras with wide straps etc, but they have a lot of unsuitable ones too so you have to look carefully at the style. They did do bigger cup sizes but all this was before they went into administration and I don't know what the score is now! Could be worth a check though, you can certainly find them on ebay (unworn) :)

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    mysteron [sign in to see picture]
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    For Bedroom play Lovehoney all the way.

    For every day wear My Mrs likes Bravissimo who specialize in fitting for larger boobs.

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    New look has a kelly brook range but cheap and sexy :)

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    fantasia fairy [sign in to see picture]
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    For everyday La senza is perfect :)

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    Boogaloo [sign in to see picture]
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    Rach I disagree completely, I hate that you find a nice style bra but when it gets past DD+ they change the cups to those horrible saggy ones. I'd much rather have moulded cups, its so much more flattering, I hate how most stores change them to saggy unpadded cups. Just because my boobs are big doesn't automatically mean I don't need any shape enhancement! And I don't want to wear granny bras!

    I used to shop at La Senza but they almost never have my size now, I find M&S or Debenhams the only place o can go now on the high street. (Sorry if I'm rule breaking)

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    mysteron [sign in to see picture]
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    Boogaloo wrote:

    Rach I disagree completely, I hate that you find a nice style bra but when it gets past DD+ they change the cups to those horrible saggy ones. I'd much rather have moulded cups, its so much more flattering, I hate how most stores change them to saggy unpadded cups. Just because my boobs are big doesn't automatically mean I don't need any shape enhancement! And I don't want to wear granny bras!

    I used to shop at La Senza but they almost never have my size now, I find M&S or Debenhams the only place o can go now on the high street. (Sorry if I'm rule breaking)

    I agree about Debenhams they do have some nice practical stuff for curvy ladies .

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    wildflower [sign in to see picture]
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    I got mine from Bravissimo, they're good but a bit pricey.

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    FlexyBexyXXX [sign in to see picture]
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    Wow lots to reply to! :) Yeah I got fitted just a couple of weeks ago in Boux Avenue - and I did buy a beautiful bra from them but it just really hurts now, I'm recovering from an awkwardly broken ankle with torn ligaments and it's my bra that's hurting! I know that some bras need a really good breaking in before they get comfy but this is a pain in the bum!

    I also used to shop in La Senza but like Boogaloo said, they don't offer much in the bigger sizes! Every time I would go in I would get myself measured but none of the cups looked quite right, it looked like I'd been shoved in the next available size? Like my E's had been pushed and pulled into a D and rolled in lace and sparkles and "Tah-dah - we found your chest! We pushed your boobs up to the sky so you can always find them right under your double-chin."

    I'll have to try Bravissimo, sadly we don't have one near me but maybe they do online returns?

    There's a New Look round the corner from my flat so I'll go have a look to see if they have the Kelly Brook range too :)

    I technically live in a city, but we're not getting a Debenhams and a M&S until October - this has been 3 years coming! But when they do arrive I'll be having a look then! I'm not overly keen on underwear shopping online, being a size 20 it's often hard to find bras and pants that don't make you look like a sack of spuds!

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    Chloecat [sign in to see picture]
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    I like boux avenue abd you can't beat a Freya deco

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    Berkoblonde [sign in to see picture]
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    Bravissimo all day long ..... For years i have been going to M&S and they were telling me I was a 40g cup ..... But their bras never fit properly and were uncomfortable ...... Went to bravissimo and was measured as a 36J cup and the bras fit and lift perfectly ..... Worth travelling to get fitted, and check their website as they are opening new stores all the time 😘

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    Irie [sign in to see picture]
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    My OH loves Ewa Michalek based in Poland. There's a blog called curvy wordy that we discovered then on, would recommend a read. The quality and support is superb - they do lots of little things differently that she says makes all the difference.plus they give her a cracking shape!

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    myghost [sign in to see picture]
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    mysteron wrote:

    Boogaloo wrote:

    Rach I disagree completely, I hate that you find a nice style bra but when it gets past DD+ they change the cups to those horrible saggy ones. I'd much rather have moulded cups, its so much more flattering, I hate how most stores change them to saggy unpadded cups. Just because my boobs are big doesn't automatically mean I don't need any shape enhancement! And I don't want to wear granny bras!

    I used to shop at La Senza but they almost never have my size now, I find M&S or Debenhams the only place o can go now on the high street. (Sorry if I'm rule breaking)

    I agree about Debenhams they do have some nice practical stuff for curvy ladies .

    i'm what i call an awkward size D cup small band Debenhams are good at stocking brands that make bras in small band sizes in a D+ cup

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    Wow hello ... They sound fun hunny

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