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Swimsuits

Posted by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:23 AM
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Before my newest 8 week old sweetheart was born I was rocking a 36 D. Now I'm pushing a 38 F, all natural. No one else in my family can break a C cup. I bought a 2XL bathing suit with some underwired support tonight and after getting home and trying it on I realized my body is akin to something like Jessica Rabbit ...

My almost-5-year-old is having a family birthday party at a water park this Thursday. I tried on the suit for my mom and she said although I was "reasonably covered for my size," I still look like I was "on my way to a porn audition."

Where do you large breasted women go swim suit shopping?

by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:23 AM
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Plus size section of WalMart, and I only buy tankinis. After discovering them, I will NEVER buy a one-piece suit again! 

KREX0914
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Do tankinis offer enough support? I couldn't find any tankinis with underwire. Although I'm not opposed to standard bikinis, either. I just don't know where to shop or what syles would be most flattering.

Quoting gdiamante:

Plus size section of WalMart, and I only buy tankinis. After discovering them, I will NEVER buy a one-piece suit again! 

 

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:42 AM
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No underwires. That's an invitation to a clogged duct. You can also check plus sized catalogs. Amount of support varies; I've honestly never encountered ANY bathing suit in my life that offers what I'd consider to be support so I assume I won't be getting any in a bathing suit.

KREX0914
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:46 AM

 I guess I don't understand. I breastfeed and wear underwires every day and don't have a problem with clogged ducts ... I should not be wearing underwires? I don't see how I could go into public with my bits bouncing everywhere like water balloons ... they draw enough attention to themselves as it is

Quoting gdiamante:

No underwires. That's an invitation to a clogged duct. You can also check plus sized catalogs. Amount of support varies; I've honestly never encountered ANY bathing suit in my life that offers what I'd consider to be support so I assume I won't be getting any in a bathing suit.

 

307mama
by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM
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I found a supportive. And flattering one at sears. 36 G here :(
loveabi
by Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:49 AM
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http://www.lindasonline.com/swimwear.html?filters=filterSize:38F,filterStyle:,filterBrand:,filterColor:,filterUnderwire:#sectionContentDiv

My mom gets hers here (she's like a 40EE or something)
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jun. 15, 2014 at 2:24 AM
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Underwires can cause clogged ducts. If you've managed to avoid them thus far you may be one of the lucky ones, but lots of women find the wires cause problems.

Bravada makes very good nursing bras that don't need wires at all.

Quoting KREX0914:

 I guess I don't understand. I breastfeed and wear underwires every day and don't have a problem with clogged ducts ... I should not be wearing underwires? I don't see how I could go into public with my bits bouncing everywhere like water balloons ... they draw enough attention to themselves as it is

Quoting gdiamante:

No underwires. That's an invitation to a clogged duct. You can also check plus sized catalogs. Amount of support varies; I've honestly never encountered ANY bathing suit in my life that offers what I'd consider to be support so I assume I won't be getting any in a bathing suit.



Georgie2
by Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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I am not large busted, but wear a tank over my bikini. That way tank can go up and swim top down to nurse, just like the two shirt method. That and a pair of board shorts lets me feel modest and comfortable in a family setting.
jaxons_mama
by Allyson on Jun. 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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I actually found a cute halter top tankini at kmart. I had to get a size 18 to fit the girls but it's a little big in the belly And back but it works. No matter what kind of suit I buy my boobs seem to show.
ColieO
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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I wore underwire through two nursing kids and only had a clogged duct maybe twice. 4 years of bfing. I think it depends on the person.

Quoting KREX0914:

 I guess I don't understand. I breastfeed and wear underwires every day and don't have a problem with clogged ducts ... I should not be wearing underwires? I don't see how I could go into public with my bits bouncing everywhere like water balloons ... they draw enough attention to themselves as it is


Quoting gdiamante:

No underwires. That's an invitation to a clogged duct. You can also check plus sized catalogs. Amount of support varies; I've honestly never encountered ANY bathing suit in my life that offers what I'd consider to be support so I assume I won't be getting any in a bathing suit.


 

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