3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

The bra issue

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
SwimGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 4,312

S/C/G: 273/260.1/163

Height: 5'7"

Default The bra issue

.. Again!! I can NOT find a bra in my country! I actually tried on bra's for a good two hours today, my back is sore, my boobs have been smashed around.. and they are ready to be held up with TAPE! I'm just frustrated and need to vent, how can 38D be such a ODD size?!?!? Plus size stores don't carry them, skinny people stores don't carry them, dept stores don't have that size either. I had this Lane Bryant Bra, push up, demi cup, fits me like a glove and the underwire popped thru the other day.. I have patched it up for now..

Alright.. I feel a bit better.. but I tell yah, I was so close to crying in that fitting room!!

-Aimee
__________________


November Goal: 2.5 down / 2.5 to go!
SwimGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
Opulent
 
Yogini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 650

Default

I have had good luck with LB bras in the short-term...they always squeak and fall apart too soon

Good luck in your quest. I take a 42DD-DDD and I relate
Yogini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:04 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
mousie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 704

Default

Try a 40C. Never know, it could work.
__________________
Change the wagon--Glory87
Unhealthy food isn't a right, nor is it a privilege--lessofsarahtolove

I am living a life that reflects what I believe to be true.
mousie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:15 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 28

Default

When I was a 38D, I found this bra at Victoria's Secret that I absolutely loved! It was like a "T-shirt" Bra almost, cotton with underwire, I could wear them all day without getting annoyed! The only downside was that it wasn't padded, so if it got cold it was nipple central, lol:P But that didn't really bother me, I guess it's a personal preference:P Anyways, go inside V.S. if you haven't - I did find other bras in that size there(of course this was like 2 years ago, but still) that worked just as well; have you tried walmart or target btw? such a wide selection, you're bound to find somethng there that works!

Yogini- I am so there with ya! I have bought tons of bras from LB(my favorite of which, are of course, similiar to the T-shirt bra i described above) and the quality is just not that good! Usually after a month or two an underwire pops, or it squeaks(which is so annoying! Darn them for not using metal underwires!) and the squeaks drive me insane! However, they make the boobies look good, so I keep buying, lol.
__________________
xostephie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:29 AM   #5
wannaBaloser
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: California
Posts: 58

Default Bras

There are a dozen ( or more) sites on-line catalogs and you can order your size...I am sure Lane Bryant has a site, try it and see. The downside is, of course on top of the cost is the shipping and handling. Maybe just send them a letter and ask where you can find your size near you. Might just be worth the S&H.

Good luck,

OTBN.... Berne

wannaBaloser
wannaBaloser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 01:44 AM   #6
Howie6267's Honey
 
Gardenwife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Newark, OH
Posts: 1,679

S/C/G: 277 / See ticker / 160

Height: 5'9"

Default

I finally tried a bra with a smaller band size and larger cups -- and that did it for me. It took me trying on, oh, about SIXTY bras over the course of three trips to stores, but I finally found a couple!
__________________
I was down to 199, but got back up to 280. Know what? No matter what my emotions, hormones and taste buds say, I won't ever give up!

My blog, my fella & my fella's blog.

Total weight loss:










Gardenwife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 07:39 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
boiaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 991

Default

I hate bras!! Would never wear 'em if I could get away with it. Good luck, it sounds like you gotten some great advice so far.

Beverly
__________________
New goal: staying binge free and losing those last few again, but for the last time!!
"Never trade what you want at the moment for what you want the most." -unknown
"Your power is in your ability to decide." -fortune cookie
"Hope; after a storm birds always sing." -unknown
boiaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 09:29 AM   #8
Member
 
TakinBabySteps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 87

Default

Ugh. Shopping for bras sucks, I know. I'm with Beverly...if I didn't have to wear one, I wouldn't. You might try JCPenney. They have a lot of sizes in their stores & they also have them online. They periodically run free shipping specials as well.
__________________


Began 7/24/05
TakinBabySteps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 10:18 AM   #9
Beauty, Brawn and Brains!
 
Goddess Jessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: California
Posts: 3,013

S/C/G: 298(O)/268.2(RS)/247.9.0/175.0

Height: 5'9''

Default

Awww sweetie, I totally understand. I hate bras. I hate shopping for them and I hate when they fall apart.

I usually go until the last bra is hanging by a thread, it no longer looks flattering and it's actually painful to wear all day before I go shopping for new ones. And guess what? It's getting that time again.

I highly recommend Bali. You can get them at almost any department store but more importantly, once you know your size in them, their styles hardly change and so you can order them on-line in confidence.
http://www.barenecessities.com/searc...2,+Ge t+2+Bra

My favorite Bali bra is the Minimizer. I've worn this style since high school!
http://www.barenecessities.com/Bali-...2_,search,.htm
Goddess Jessica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:03 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,123

Default

Hey there, I agree, 38D isn't the most common size! 38C seems to be the cutoff for "regular" bras, and not all "full figure" lines carry them.

Of course shipping to Canada may not always be possible, but you might look at the following, some of which have already been mentioned:

www.lanebryant.com
www.jcpenny.com
www.ladygrace.com
www.victoriassecret.com (they tend not to carry more than 36C or 38C in the stores, but online they have a wider range of sizes)
www.herroom.com

Of course the downside to buying online is that you can't try them on, so you may have some trial and error. But, once you understand what STYLE of bra suits you best, then you have better luck. The Her Room site has some good info on picking bras.
funniegrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:24 PM   #11
for me, for them
 
ScarlettDrawl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 638

S/C/G: 345/ticker

Height: 5'10"

Default

Aimee :: I'm a 38D too. I buy almost all my bras online or via catalog through Victorias Secret. If you know that's your exact size, I recommend ordering one and seeing how you like it.
ScarlettDrawl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 01:01 PM   #12
Never surrender
 
dragonwoman64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 2,751

S/C/G: 251 current/237 minigoal/180

Height: 5' 9"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gardenwife
I finally tried a bra with a smaller band size and larger cups -- and that did it for me. It took me trying on, oh, about SIXTY bras over the course of three trips to stores, but I finally found a couple!
Oprah did a show on bras, and finding the right size. They said this exact thing, I tried it and found it worked for me too.

Bras are one item of clothing I always feel I need to try on. Style to style they seem to all fit so differently. You could always try asking the store when they'll be getting a new shipment in. Good luck, mon amie Aimee!
__________________
dragonwoman64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 01:35 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2

Default The bra issue

Aimee--try Junonia.com. That's the only place I can find bras that fit. Hopefully they will work for you, too.
nancylisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 06:43 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
SwimGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 4,312

S/C/G: 273/260.1/163

Height: 5'7"

Default

Thanks everyone for all the advice I did it!!! I found a bra!! It was from La Senza, dunno if you guys have that store in the USA, just a cheesy bra/undies store. It worked out to be a 38DD, I've definitely settled, I have a few bulges here and there.. however I have them in this bra as well.. I have a weird body shape. I went to Lane Bryant last time I was in Seattle, I tried on every single push up bra, believe it or not, I need one. Turns out I'm not full on the underside, and need a padding along the side/bottom to even me out. I used to sell bra's and learnt SO much about them.. it was a valuable lesson!

It's odd, I have had this Lane Bryant bra for a good 2 years, and while it's definitely stretched out (I bought the band one size smaller thank goodness), it's lasted REALLY well. We really need a Victoria Secret in my country!!

-Aimee
__________________


November Goal: 2.5 down / 2.5 to go!
SwimGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 07:37 PM   #15
Howie6267's Honey
 
Gardenwife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Newark, OH
Posts: 1,679

S/C/G: 277 / See ticker / 160

Height: 5'9"

Default

Good for you!

I'll tell you, watch out for the darned closure hardware on the Just My Size brand bras. I noticed the little hooks bend really easily. One I tried at the store was bent out, and the one I bought just started bending out on one of the hooks. They're terribly designed little hooks -- Grrrr.
I should not have to replace the darned hooks on a bra I just bought, but here I am. Exchanging it for another brand isn't an option, because this bra really fits me great.
__________________
I was down to 199, but got back up to 280. Know what? No matter what my emotions, hormones and taste buds say, I won't ever give up!

My blog, my fella & my fella's blog.

Total weight loss:










Gardenwife is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:22 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2