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Bras?

Posted by on May. 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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 One of the featured posts on the home page got me thinking about bras. What kind of bra do you wear and do you like it? to say I have issues with bras is an understatement. First, there's the issue of my nipples always being "on". :( Then there is the ego issue of losing 2 cup sizes despite only nursing for 4 weeks. :( Oh and then there is the issue of how expensive they are. :( Then there is the fact that pretty much every sports bra is out because racerback styles give me neck aches and well see issue number 1 for the rest. :(

Did you count that? 4 frown faces. What is a girl to do?

by on May. 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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mamamedic69
by Deanna on May. 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM
When I was thin I bought my bras at Victoria Secret. They had different styles and lasted a long time.

Now that I'm bigger/heavier I buy my bras at Lane Bryant and the actually fit you so you know exactly what size. They have a variety of styles too. I have to be careful when I buy bras because of my allergy to certain materials.
loveTHEviking
by on May. 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

That sounds really annoying! I don't have bra issues. I have itty bitty boobies (34B) so I just by the padded, push up fruit of the loom bras for $5 at Walmart. They're great bras & they're comfy :). Sometimes I go a tad bit expensive for DH & get the cute lacey ones, those are closer to $12 & $13.

Vertical15
by on May. 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I'm super cheap and buy mine at Target.  They aren't as flattering as say VS but they get the job done.  Try places like Boscovs?  Don't they have decent well priced selections?

EthansMomma2010
by on May. 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM
That's my cup size too but I guess I have a weird shape because most bras that size I spill out of. Idk I want to get remeasured but never seem to be able to find a good place to go.

Quoting loveTHEviking:

That sounds really annoying! I don't have bra issues. I have itty bitty boobies (34B) so I just by the padded, push up fruit of the loom bras for $5 at Walmart. They're great bras & they're comfy :). Sometimes I go a tad bit expensive for DH & get the cute lacey ones, those are closer to $12 & $13.

EthansMomma2010
by on May. 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM
I dont even know what boscovs is. I will google and see I we have one

Quoting Vertical15:

I'm super cheap and buy mine at Target.  They aren't as flattering as say VS but they get the job done.  Try places like Boscovs?  Don't they have decent well priced selections?

collinsmommy0
by on May. 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM
I used to get mine at Victoria's Secret.

I'm still nursing my 2 year old so I only wear nursing tank tops as bras.

loveTHEviking
by on May. 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Hmm... Victoria Secret probably does stuff like that or even a deparentment store like Dillards or Jc Penny.

Quoting EthansMomma2010:

That's my cup size too but I guess I have a weird shape because most bras that size I spill out of. Idk I want to get remeasured but never seem to be able to find a good place to go.

Quoting loveTHEviking:

That sounds really annoying! I don't have bra issues. I have itty bitty boobies (34B) so I just by the padded, push up fruit of the loom bras for $5 at Walmart. They're great bras & they're comfy :). Sometimes I go a tad bit expensive for DH & get the cute lacey ones, those are closer to $12 & $13.


Vertical15
by on May. 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

 Like a Sears or Lord & Taylor?  Department stores. . .


Quoting EthansMomma2010:

I dont even know what boscovs is. I will google and see I we have one

Quoting Vertical15:

I'm super cheap and buy mine at Target.  They aren't as flattering as say VS but they get the job done.  Try places like Boscovs?  Don't they have decent well priced selections?


 

Vertical15
by on May. 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Just saw this! (http://www.cafemom.com/group/advice/forums/read/18487956/Are_you_making_any_of_these_bra_mistakes?email_id=847834581&utm_medium=cmi&utm_source=cafemom&utm_campaign=General&utm_content=daily_newsletter&utm_nooverride=1)

7 Bra Mistakes You're Probably Making & Tips on How to Fix Them

by Mary Fischer

braUgh. Bras. We can't live without 'em, but to say finding one that fits well, lifts and separates the way it's supposed to, and makes us look amazing in our clothes seems like an impossible feat, to say the least.

But as it turns out, a lot of us are making bra shopping way more difficult than it has to be. (Everything is our fault. Face it.)

Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jené Luciani, style expert and author of The Bra Book -- and she gave me some easy tips for how to find the perfect bras -- and how to care for them properly so we remain happy with them.

OMG, you guys -- so many of us are making major bra mistakes. (I definitely am.)

  1. Look in the mirror -- If your bra is not laying straight across your back, if your boobs are spilling out of the top, or if the straps are cutting into you and the band is giving you bra-line-bulge -- you're wearing the wrong size bra. (Guilty as charged.)
  2. Get professionally fitted -- This means going to a specialty or department store that has certified bra fitters, not your local lingerie joint where some 18-year-old lets you into the dressing room and tries to sell you her most expensive bra. And it's important that whoever measures you actually busts out the measuring tape instead of trying to guess your size by looking at you.
  3. Be open minded -- What you think your bra size is and what your bra size actually is are probably two different things. And don't be surprised if your band size is smaller than you think and your cup size is larger. Don't laugh or cringe when you find out your real size after being professionally measured. Just go with it.
  4. Stick to your band size -- Alright, confession time. I measure at a 34, but always buy a 36 because the 34 feels so tight. But bras are supposed to feel snug at first. They'll stretch out after an hour or so, at which point they'll fit correctly. If you buy a size up, when it stretches out, it winds up being too big. (No wonder I'm always tugging on mine.)
  5. Stock up -- Jené recommends that every woman have the following in her lingerie drawer: 2 nude bras; 2 black bras; one strapless or convertible style; and 1 seamless, wireless bra for comfort. (Yes, you need more than one or two, ladies.)
  6. Re-measure and Replace -- Jené also says it's a good rule of thumb to get measured and replace your bras about once a year. And if you experience pregnancy, weight loss or gain, or another life change, it's probably a good idea to get measured again.
  7. Wash often -- Ok, so I really suck at this one. Did you know you're supposed to wash your bras in between every single use? I didn't. I wear those babies over and over again. (Gross?) The oil from our skin breaks down the elasticity of the fabric if we don't wash them every time, which means they won't last as long, which means we have to go out and spend more money on new ones a lot sooner. (Fail.)

Thought I would share since it relatively on topic. . .

EthansMomma2010
by on May. 11, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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That was the post I was referring to. Im sure im making a lot of mistakes that contribute to my problem.

Quoting Vertical15:

Just saw this! (http://www.cafemom.com/group/advice/forums/read/18487956/Are_you_making_any_of_these_bra_mistakes?email_id=847834581&utm_medium=cmi&utm_source=cafemom&utm_campaign=General&utm_content=daily_newsletter&utm_nooverride=1)


7 Bra Mistakes You're Probably Making & Tips on How to Fix Them


by Mary Fischer


braUgh. Bras. We can't live without 'em, but to say finding one that fits well, lifts and separates the way it's supposed to, and makes us look amazing in our clothes seems like an impossible feat, to say the least.


But as it turns out, a lot of us are making bra shopping way more difficult than it has to be. (Everything is our fault. Face it.)


Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jené Luciani, style expert and author of The Bra Book -- and she gave me some easy tips for how to find the perfect bras -- and how to care for them properly so we remain happy with them.


OMG, you guys -- so many of us are making major bra mistakes. (I definitely am.)



  1. Look in the mirror -- If your bra is not laying straight across your back, if your boobs are spilling out of the top, or if the straps are cutting into you and the band is giving you bra-line-bulge -- you're wearing the wrong size bra. (Guilty as charged.)

  2. Get professionally fitted -- This means going to a specialty or department store that has certified bra fitters, not your local lingerie joint where some 18-year-old lets you into the dressing room and tries to sell you her most expensive bra. And it's important that whoever measures you actually busts out the measuring tape instead of trying to guess your size by looking at you.

  3. Be open minded -- What you think your bra size is and what your bra size actually is are probably two different things. And don't be surprised if your band size is smaller than you think and your cup size is larger. Don't laugh or cringe when you find out your real size after being professionally measured. Just go with it.

  4. Stick to your band size -- Alright, confession time. I measure at a 34, but always buy a 36 because the 34 feels so tight. But bras are supposed to feel snug at first. They'll stretch out after an hour or so, at which point they'll fit correctly. If you buy a size up, when it stretches out, it winds up being too big. (No wonder I'm always tugging on mine.)

  5. Stock up -- Jené recommends that every woman have the following in her lingerie drawer: 2 nude bras; 2 black bras; one strapless or convertible style; and 1 seamless, wireless bra for comfort. (Yes, you need more than one or two, ladies.)

  6. Re-measure and Replace -- Jené also says it's a good rule of thumb to get measured and replace your bras about once a year. And if you experience pregnancy, weight loss or gain, or another life change, it's probably a good idea to get measured again.

  7. Wash often -- Ok, so I really suck at this one. Did you know you're supposed to wash your bras in between every single use? I didn't. I wear those babies over and over again. (Gross?) The oil from our skin breaks down the elasticity of the fabric if we don't wash them every time, which means they won't last as long, which means we have to go out and spend more money on new ones a lot sooner. (Fail.)

Thought I would share since it relatively on topic. . .

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