I need helping choosing a bra
October 29, 2010 12:35 PM Subscribe
Am I doomed to wear sports bras?
posted by fantoche to clothing, beauty, & fashion (22 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have always had very small breasts, so I haven't even bothered wearing a bra for most of my life. Recently I gained a small amount of weight and I feel the difference in my chest. I need something with support, but for various reasons the only thing that seems to work is sports bras.
I have tried underwire and non... wire? (I am extremely ignorant due to not having worn them much.) Both 32A. They seem to initially fit me but as I move around in the course of my day, they slip upwards in front until half my breast is under the wire. They (breasts) slip sideways into my armpit. There is also some gapping in-between the cup and the breast.
My shoulders are very rounded and the only type of bra I can wear is racerback; straight straps fall off my shoulders no matter how tight I make them. Sports bras work GREAT because they are snug and supportive. However, I feel weird wearing a sports bra under a silk blouse.
So can you help me? My priorities, in order, are 1) support 2) comfort 3) price 4) pretty. Slight... accentuating is fine, but I'd rather not appear like I suddenly got plastic surgery.