So after serious effort with measuring and trying on a million bras, I got myself into the right size about 9 months ago -- UK 36H or 36HH, depending on the bra. Relief! However, I have developed rotator cuff tendinitis and an angry trapezius muscle and now, bra straps cause agony. I'm thinking a strapless bra might be the answer, but with my size and a few other challenges, I'm not sure this is going to be possible. Is it? [more inside]
In search of the Very Best minimizer bra that there is, please! [more inside]
I have a sports bra that I bought in 2005 - Jockey, cotton, a bit of stretch - and it has outlasted a plethora of synthetic sports bras. When I shop at Target, Athleta, etc. all I see for sale are 100% synthetic bras that stretch out of shape, make me feel claustrophobic and get icky when they're wet. Help me find the Platonic Ideal of Cotton Sports Bras again. [more inside]
So I am about to embark on a new phase in life, one outside of academia (most likely) and am done having kids, and thus, need to finally get some clothes and other stuff (shoes, bras) to help my look transition as well. The problems? I like the clothes I get to wear now and I HATE shopping. So I need suggestions as to where to go and what to buy! Help please! [more inside]
I am having serious issues finding a bra that fits me. However, since I've been to multiple stores already, I've had some success defining exactly what I need. Previous Qs on bras don't address my very specific petite, plus-size situation. Metafilter, does this bra exist?? [more inside]
For a friend: She has double d boobs and any exercise involving jumping is painful. Even if she wears 2 sports bra's to keep the ladies in check. She is in the US. What should she get so she can do insanity without too much pain?
Hi ladies, I have searched the internet high and low and I am at a loss! I am looking for something similar to the Commando Tulip bralette to wear under blouses for work. The caveats are: Can't show nipples (knocks out the Tulip). Looking for long line so I can tuck my shirts into skirts without wearing a cami underneath (too much bulk). Some kind of support - I'm a 34C cup. No lace cups (texture shows through most blouses). Must be nude color. Can anyone help me find a solution? I'm not sure why this has proved to be so challenging!
I know I'm not the bra size I wear. I am in between sizes/small size that I would have to specialty order. I am at the point that I want to drop some money to specialty order a bra that will actually fit. The problem is I'm not 100% sure what that size is. [more inside]
For my entire boob-having life I've been on the lookout for a suitable bra. It exists! But what is it?! [more inside]
What are some of the best stores for bra shopping in Paris, France? They must have awesome bras for ladies with DD+ cup sizes. Où sont les meilleurs magasins et boutiques à Paris pour acheter des soutiens-gorge pour une femme de grande taille?
Having problems getting a comfortable bra. Trips to Nordstrom or other fancy bra-fitting places are out of forseeable time range. Can anyone give me advice on what I should be looking for? [more inside]
I like reading blogs containing tips and general info on wearing petticoats, garters, different kinds of slips, tights, of course bra styles, and other such articles of clothing. Help me find them? [more inside]
Any ideas what I can do for this chest wall pain during pregnancy? [more inside]
Where should I go in Berlin to buy good bras? What are the good European brands that can accommodate a plus size, busty gal (I think my Euro size is ~85E)? I've recently moved here from the U.S., where I know how to do all this. I'm prepared to spend some money for quality. I don't think I need a fitting, but I need to know where to go and what brands to look for. And what's bra buying etiquette here, i.e., can I try them on in the store? I don't want to do it wrong! Those Karstadt shop ladies can be really bitchy, and I don't want to get yelled at.
Aesthetic/comfort issues in the boobular region. [more inside]
I need the Uma-Thurman-in-"Kill-Bill" of bras: pretty yet nigh-unto indestructable. [more inside]
Magestically breasted nursing mums: help me dress my new body. [more inside]
Where is the best place to go for a bra fitting when you don't have a "typical" body? [more inside]
I am only a C cup but I have a 48" span. Help me find bras that fit that are available online (Available to Canada would be excellent too). [more inside]
Boob filter: is wearing a sports bra all the time not so good? [more inside]
Help a side-chested girl find a decent push-up bra. [more inside]
How does one break in a custom-fitted bra? [more inside]
Shopping filter (Toronto edition): Where in Toronto can you get unusually sized but relatively inexpensive bras? [more inside]
Women of MF, how often do you change your bra? [more inside]
How can I accentuate B-cup breasts without showing skin? [more inside]
brafilter: I am looking for something that acts like a bra but doesn't look like one in the back... [more inside]
Advice on good supportive strapless and halter bras in larger sizes? [more inside]
How do I make the bands on my bras smaller? Or make them fit snugger in some other way? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find a bra with a super cute and girly pattern in a larger size? [more inside]
I'm training for a half marathon and am looking for some suggestions - specifically, jog bras that don't chafe and workout gear for the extra sweaty. [more inside]
Suggestions for a strapless bra for a smaller-chested lady? [more inside]
What widely available (department store, not boutique) bras should I buy (36DD)? [more inside]
How can I be less self-conscious in a strapless dress? [more inside]
Is anyone working on developing a sturdier elastic band? In other words, isn't there something better than the stuff they use for bras, which inevitably become slack after only a matter of months? Have you come across a bra with an indestructible elastic band?
Bra straps consistently slide off my shoulders. Who makes non-racerback bras that don't have this problem? [more inside]
How long should I wait, post weaning, before I go on a bra buying spree? [more inside]
Where can a NY gal find bras that don't have wires? The less expensive the better. [more inside]
Ruffly panties online, or in NYC? i.e. cute, classy panties/bras/corsets/etc that won't break the bank. Victoria's Secret falls apart pretty fast, in my experience. Looking for something a step up, but not ridiculously expensive or (on the other hand) trashy. At the very least, how much should I be looking to spend on such a thing? [more inside]
Can you recommend any good, supportive, strapless bras for a large chested women? [more inside]
Brassiere filter: Is there some kind of trick for preventing underwire poke-through? Can the ruined bras be repaired (by someone with little to no sewing skills)? [more inside]
How can I make my uneven breasts look more symmetrical? [more inside]
Mrs. Irontom here - I need a professional bra fitting in the DC metro area... [more inside]
How do you take care of bras so that they stay in the best shape for the longest?
Should I wear a bra to bed? As it is now I tend to sleep on my stomach which is playing havoc with my neck. Will sleeping in a non-underwired bra actually be more comfortable, and enable me to lie on my side in supported comfort? If so... where can I get such a bra? [more inside]
Where can I find cute/sexy underwear online that will not cost half of my paycheck? [more inside]
I have a deformed breastbone (Pectus carinatum, or pigeon-breast--but only half of one!), and I need help finding a nice bra. [more inside]
Do you have a bra that you just love? Tell me about it. [more inside]
I've finally undergone a proper bra fitting, and it turns out I'm a 40J. While this would be okay if I was happy just wearing old lady bras, I want to wear nice sexy bras too. Are there any places that sell fancy lingerie for the overly large-breasted women? (Bonus points for online and/or in the UK.)