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I am a 34DD and I think I would be that way no mater what.. Granted, I need to lose a little weight right now but I am not overweight.
But my size has not changed with weight gain or loss. I was a 34DD even at lbs. Every woman is different and honestly, with my bone structure, I think I would look funny if I were smaller. My sister was a 36DD and relatively thin. Breasts are mostly if not all fat according to what I have read so it stands to reason that our diet now which consists of a lot of junk food, sugar, animals injected with hormones are going to cause some pretty big weight gain including breasts.
We all gain in different areas, different ages but I can say along with the big girls it sometimes can be very difficult to look good in clothes and be comfortable a bra that hurts is hard to wear all day long as many know. I just need a good bra PLZ. Can anyone tell me where i can find a 24 c Bra in Australia….
Please help me find a bra I like. I hate these microfiber sport bras. That seems to me each compny calls it a different size. Please let me know where I can find something that enhances not minimizes and soft on the shoulders. I have worn Pennyrich and Novall.
Please tell me which is more flattering in a sexy way. I await your suggestion. I would add two French brands — Chantelle and Le Mystere — to this list. Same goes for Wacoal. Natori is another that goes to an H cup, but their cups are on the small, shallow side. Claudette is a new brand that goes up to a UK G cup. For a lot more range in sizes, the Polish brand Kris Line is quite good. We wanted to find a brand that was able to bring the […].
I need bigger than a 44 at thr moment. I wear a 48 Dd depending on the brand. None of these go that high in girth. I started exercising and needan aawesome bra to do the coach to 5 k. We have over posts on TLA. Our FAQ in the header bar is a great place to get started. I am a 46 ddd and it is super difficult to find a good bre.
Cathrines just discontinued two underwire bras that I loved…so back to the hunt I go. We need sturdy bras with a wider back and sides, no flimsy little 2 hook things. But we still like to be sex! I really enjoyed reading this article, as well as most of the comments. I live in Canada and have visited Bravissimo locations all over London England on many a previous trip.
It is really frustrating. I ordered a strapless bra about a year ago, when it came in the mail originally there was no duty or extra charges. But defects in manufacturing caused a strap loop to come unfastened, and Bravissimo gratefully exchanged it.
Shocked, I paid the fee and was excited to try on my new bra. I cant go through the hassle of ordering and waiting almost 3 weeks for delivery and being unsatisfied with the purchase, but even worse, sending it back and waiting ages for a replacement to be forced to pay on top of that extra shipping, customs, for the same item.
A fair number of my girlfriends are large chested and have the same issues. I really like Prima Donna. Being a 40H, I need a well made bra to keep the weight off.
I have tried other brands but they seem a little too flimsy. Prima Donna is well made and supremely well engineered. I keep thinking of them as suspension bridges. Thaaaaaank you so much for this post!!! Oh my god you have saved my life. Just wanted to let you know I appreciate this post and keep it up! Started following you on tumblr: For a really sturdy bra that can be worn as both an everyday bra and a sports bra check out Le Unique bras.
The breasts are supported with a banderine. Perhaps they can be featured in your blog as well. Top 10 bra brands for plus size womenPolish larger size brasLingerie for outer […]. Hey, thanks for your feedback! In lingerie, it starts around a band size; that has to do with the lines the bra market and bra manufacturers are split along.
I found this information very helpful, but the comments made me laugh! Do you people not realize that companies change the sizing?? If you took a bra that is a DD today, and one that was a B thirty years ago, the only difference would be the l letters on the tag!
They would be the same size! Trying hard to get a bra I created out to the women I have come to call my sisters. It was created out of a need like most things, I would love a company to add it to there line. I have a Utility Patent on it. It was created for the big breasted active women. Thank you for sharing companies that care for the big ones. I wear a size So yes im plus size but not huge and I wear a 42 band.. Do you know of any REAL plus size companies?
In the lingerie industry, bands 38 and above are considered plus size. We also have articles on the site for band sizes, such as this one here. I never knew there were such hot lingerie items for bigger women. Thank you for all of the detailed info you have given us here. I just found your page and i find it very interesting.
I have, lika a lot of women here problems finding a Good bra that fits me without hurting me or make me look lika Madonna in her Im a virgin-video.
I live in Sweden and have a huge problem finding bras in big sizes. I wonder if you can help me? I bought it though it was too small for me. Can you or someone Else please recommend me where I can find nice fitting bras In My size that doesnt cost a fortune? And IF there isnt any bras in My size thats not affordable, please give me names of brands and models that fits me even though they are pricy.
I love this post! She creates bras up to a 40F and they are not only the most comfortable bras you will ever find, but they are also the most beautiful. Her lingerie changes the way women feel about themselves. Having a bra that looks AND feels good is a dream come true! Please consider putting her lingerie on the list. I recently bought a Panache 36J. Theoretically that is the right size, but I find that the wire sits way around on the side instead of closer to the front.
It is just plain uncomfortable. Any suggestions as to what brands keep the band as the band and put the wire where it should be? Love all the suggestions! My sis came as well and had been wearing a 36G but was actually a 32J. I was afraid being bigger I would be forced to wear bras that were only full coverage as I prefer demi cups but balconnet bras are available and are pretty much the same but better.
They can be a little pricey but once you know your size and a brand you prefer there are sellers on ebay who ship from Europe so the prices end up being cheaper even with shipping. Be sure to hand wash your new treasures as I was told that tide can break down the elastic. Store them flat and learn to put them on from the front; the hard way, which will help your bra last longer as well. Nordstrom also sells some of these brands online and offer free shipping and returns.
Also, I linked back to it in one of my own recent posts: I also did a similar post, but with swimsuits: Thank you for this post! Could you do a list of good bra companies for small band size, full busted women? And why in the world would I need padding?? Freya and Cleo are the youngest and most fun of the bunch. I personally prefer Panache, and have found an awesome fit in their Tango Plunge Bra Nordstrom does carry a fair selection if you want to try some and get a feel for the fit.
I personally prefer Bravissimo as they have a wide range for me to choose from as I find it difficult to get good bras, I am a 36FF. Full-busted all my life… finally got a 34gg in my 30s in the UK and never looked back, post nursing I wear a 36H.
The UK nursing bras are mostly non-wire but the support is better than most underwire bras. Fancee Free comes in larger sizes, but is kind of a bullet proof vest — and too large in front to wear under all but turtlenecks. As long as you know your size, running a google search can bring up lots of different places to buy.
Remember that most of the EU bras are designed to fit lower on your back than the US-made and designed bras — you can tell by holding them up and seeing the difference in the cup placement. This makes many of the styles more comfortable for the fuller bust, with less stress on the shoulders. In person shops in the US I have used: Both places do excellent fitting, particularly if you can make an appointment. Lady Grace in Massachusetts also does a reasonable job, but is a more conservative style — mostly Goddess and Elomi in the larger sizes.
The department stores here are useless. Can anyone help me? I am brestfeeding mother and now cannot find a bra to fit my new larger breasts. I have tried getting fitted but they ended up having me buy a bra that was too little. The bras are too small or too big. I do have larger breasts but I am not full figured so they may gape at the top. I am getting desperate! I want a bra that fits me correctly: I just wanted to say how much I appreciate you for writing and posting!
I have always been a Victorias Secret VS girl then woman lol as they carried a specific wireless bra that still had the lift I wanted. Then, when I turned 26 I got pregnant and after I had my baby boy I never was able to lose the weight.
Needless to say I was crushed… when you have to shop in a different place because you have become too big.. You, my dear, are great at what you do!!
I buy Glamorise usually, and I have to shop online because I wear a 40I. But my poor teen daughter who is not overweight is a 32FF and sometimes can find bras at the Nordstrom Rack we try not to crack jokes on the name of the store under the circumstances….
I wonder if the stats are based on women who repeatedly buy new bras just as an effort to find one that fits? Estrogen pollution and obesity are two huge factors contributing to the increase of bra size. To all you ladies complaining about only being able to buy white and beige You can fabric dye your bras.
Nylon does dye beautifully and cotton of course Kool aid give very pretty pastels though you will smell kinda fruity for a bit And I assume everyone hand washes and air fires ther bras correct? The washer and dryer will kill the elastic and warp your underwires. I dye all my old bras that are no longer quite white Also save the ones with the stretched out bands.
I use te cups when I make my own bikini tops. That way I get great support and coverage on skimpy style tops. And some pretty good cleavage when I use a padded bra ;D. A 38A, 36B, 34C, 32D all have the same cup size. So if you fit the cup but not the band you can by them off the clearance rack and use them to line your itty bitty bikini tops.
I just discovered your website and am loving it! I am around a 34FF. I am looking for something very simple that is supportive and minimizing. Sexy not necessary- just practical. I live a very active life and just want the ladies to be supported and comfortable! I am finding the wide selection a bit overwhelming.
Annierose, coming late to this discussion because my daughter just sent me the link. I think nothing exists for me. I have tried a hundred bras and its always the same. Have you tried visiting a bra fitter? Or using one of the bra fit calculators available online?
I am a full busted gal 34G , so I thank you for making the distinction between full-busted and full-figured. I live in a rural area, so clothing stores, let alone stores that offer a wide range of bra sizes in fashionable styles, is a bit rare. Fitting a woman for a correctly sized bra is not an exact science, so I definitely recommend going for a free fitting before purchasing online.
Although a bit pricey, I also recommend Chantelle. I find their bras give me a nice rounded shape and are very comfortable. I also wear bras by many of the manufacturers mentioned on the top 10 list.
Since I am a former college athlete cross-country and track and Biomedical Engineer I want to put in a quick plug for the Shock Absorber sports bras. I prefer a compression style sports bra for running to hold the girls firmly in place so I can focus on form and speed and they have been the best I have found to date.
Keep up the great work on this blog! Hi…thanks a lot for writing this post…. You dont get a D where I live. I cant tell you how awed I was…. When you get it, you buy it, but earlier we had to adjust with smaller cups, right…. Thank you so much for this article! I checked all of the links to see if any of these brands were sold near where I live Utah, USA and found that Nordstrom carried several of them.
I never would have found it without you! Even for smaller bras, it would be nice not to have to buy padded ones. I do not need extra padding, thanks. Either this information is wrong or the manufacturers are completely ignoring the reality. If 36D is the average there must be plenty of women a bit bigger.
I used to wear a Calvin Klein 36D even though I was F because it stretched but then they changed the model with that mousse inside. It was perfect before? Why do they think larger busted women want extra padding? Same thing with Victorias Secret. Why do they sell nothing for larger busts? You have to buy a foreign bra even though the average American woman is a D cup?
Is there any actual shop, say in new york city, that would have these bras to try on? I wanted to try a strapless. I wanted to try wonderbra strapless but there is a lot of confusing information about the band size being too small etc.
Anybody have any luck with that or any strapless that really works? They carry many of the brands listed here. I have a question.. So focus on taking care of the larger breast and getting a good fit there, and that should help. My 10 year old daughter who is 5ft 75lbs and insanely thin was fitted for a 32 A just the other day and the band fits nice and snug.
You ladies must be extra petite. Some women, like myself, do need to add four to get our correct band size. You can read my response to the War on Plus Four here — http: Even this article — large cup sizes great as those are hard to find in stores but the same tiny band sizes. Not a big enough cup for the big-busted bras; too large on the band size for most standard ranges.
My solution is to make my own. I deserve pretty bras as much as the next woman! I want fun bras like I used to fit in. I fit in Victoria Secret panties, but not any of their bras any more. I miss the Victoria Secret days…but the sad secret is: I am a 34DD and I like to wear tank tops and dresses with thin straps.
I have been looking everywhere for T-shirt smooth type bras that I can use day to day with spaghetti straps. I also prefer to use unformed bras with no foam as they add bulk. Does anybody have any ideas? All the bras nowadays come with foam cups and huge straps that do NOT work for me. The tips are also very useful regarding Nursing Bras. There is a gradual increase in blood supply to help your breasts prepare for feeding your baby later on. These changes show why it is important to wear a comfortable, supportive maternity bra.
Have just noticed Curvy Kate popping up in the retailers here in old Sydney town so will be checking it out. DD went to F after my child was born. I was actually put on to a party plan range called Intimo. Have not looked back once. Bye bye Double Boob syndrome, Helloooo waist! I just recently learned that I have been wearing the wrong bra size for years. Im a 36G and proud of it!
This blog has really enlightened me to the existence of some amazing full bust brands, however, I have tried a UK website and I just could not figure out the size difference. Am I still a 36G in UK sizes? I like this list, but it was just as I thought it would be- mostly European bra manufacturers.
When will major American companies get a clue. Thank goodness for the Internet! I can now buy Fantasie and Panache. I am looking forward to trying some of the other brands you have listed. I also have to mention Prima Donna as a fantastic option. Amazing support, minimizing while still keeping a rounded shape, stretch lace panels that hug at the top of the breast AND it looks almost as discreet as a T-Shirt bra underneath fitted tops.
I have four of them! There is a way to achieve smoothness without bulk, by going with an unlined seamless style. If nipples are a concern, look into silicone reusable nipple covers Bristol 6 makes a good one. Also, the Pleasure State line is a beautiful option up to a G, but I find that their fits are not as good as some other companies in the deeper cup sizes.
Great for the boudoir, maybe not so great for every day. There are certain styles that I may covet, but simply just do not work with my body type and weight. I have fit so many curvy and fuller figured brides who are frustrated with the lack of strapless options, but frankly, the technology simply does not exist, when the client is in a 40 back combined with a deeper cup size F-K.
At that point, a bustier or corset may be a solution, but even then the options are limited. If bare shoulders are desired, a halter style of dress will offer more support, have more bra options and be just as pretty. In my fittings, I tell my ladies that a back size is a far more accurate representation of the total body shape. A pound woman, generally, should NOT be wearing a 36 or 38 band. Like I said, I weigh about and wear a firm 36 to I wore the wrong bra size for years.
What I would like to see: I was looking for a sky blue bra to wear in sisterhood with Egyptian women, but not having any luck even online. I would also LOVE to see a line of tops for larger-breasted women. American manufacturers are missing a huge market of women who need a curvier cut in blouses. I think the median size has gone up simply because more women are getting a correct measurement. I am not obese, nor do I consume hormone-laden animal products or have implants.
I am exactly the same shape as my great-grandmother. My two sisters wear completely different bra sizes and take after different members of the family.
I just lost 40 lbs and went UP to a DD and fill it. I was lying to myself wearing a D—a 42 D. What if you're fat with small boobs, I wear a 48B, and I can never find an underwire Bra! Well a comfortable one that is. I end up wearing the lame soft cup bras cause I can't find anything good. LaSenza attempted to carry "NEW larger cup sizes! I've since boycotted buying anything from either store PJ's, underwear and all and wrote a complaint email to LaSenza. All I got was your typical "we don't take customer feedback lightly" comment..
Treacle — yes you are of course right. Many brands as so much more expensive here in Australia. I think it's down to a smaller market and also a teeny bit of retailers having had it too good for too long. I am working with some Australian designers at the moment so this will be great for fuller busted women. I've just discovered your blog and can't wait to do more reading.
I figured I would just be a reader until I came across the nursing bra comment. In fact we started selling sport bras because our nursing moms couldn't wear their old sport bras with their new milk-filled breasts! Just to add a bit of information to the comments, Hot Milk and Cake do have beautiful bras, but they are all soft cups. I was also surprised by the fit of bras from the By Caprice label. As a 32F I'm sick and tired of being labelled "plus size" by lingerie stores.
I end up having to try to find a size that fits amongst racks of bras that have more resemblance to a barrage balloon than intimate fashions! I'm a size 10, I just have ample bosoms and hate how hard it can be to find bras that fit me. I have bought a few of Debenhams gorgeous bras but I found them to not be quite of the quality of that of freya et al. As a 34GG maybe they just struggle with the bigger of the big sizes ;.
JuliaB—Thanks for bringing a more international perspective to this post. I appreciate the Debenham's recommendation as well…you can never have too much info for this sort of thing! En Bouton—Stephanie from Dottie's Delights asked a similar question, and I would imagine that, yes, there is some difference between a 34B my size and a 28E my sister size, twice removed.
Even the cup volume was the same, there is probably some difference in construction. And yes, great point about how bra sizing is likely changing because the availability of sizes is changing. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Cheryl—Thanks for stopping by! It means a lot for my list to get an endorsement from an expert in full bust bras. Zoggi—Thanks for your comments!
I especially liked your remarks about how a proper study into bra fitting should be conducted…definitely food for thought. Kayla—A lot of retailers are having sales to clear out old stock in many of these brands. It's a great time to try a few of them out and see what works for you. This is so very true. If you want to know how much women's body shapes and sizes have really changed, you will need to look at records of actual body measurements, and conduct a study of original garments to find out if a s 34B is actually the same as a present day 34B.
Going by sales figures makes huge assumptions about the unchangability of bra sizing methods over time and ignores the women who wear bras that don't fit, and those who don't buy commercially made bras. It would be very interesting to read a proper study involving measurements of garments in museum collections, studies of vintage advertising etc together with women's body measurements then and now.
The last set has a nursing bra! How do you become a plus sized model? Check with all of the clothing stores for larger women. They tricked me once. What is the percentage of plus size models? There haven't been any recent studies done to calculate this number so that percentage is currently unavailable.
What size does a plus size model have to be? The size requirements for plus size models is between Size 10 is sometimes used but not as often. What size are plus size models? The ideal sizes a plus size model should meet are anywhere between Size 10 is not as commonly used but there are demands for plus size models in that size.
How much should a plus size model weigh? Is it possible to be a plus size model? Several exist in the world. How much does a plus size model make? Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts. To contact the team of moderators, write to moderator sputniknews. Sputnik International all editions Log in Register Log out.
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