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Has anyone ever found a comfortable bra?

Old 05-23-2011, 06:42 PM
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I quit trying to find them and went back to binding. I'm on a tractor are different equipment or horseback and couldnt find anything that would help so I just bind
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
I'm cracking up with this thread and nodding so much I must look like a bobble head dog in back car window!!

Well endowed people like me, and clearly some of you, will almost never find the "perfect" bra. I've come to the conclusion they don't exist. They feel great in the dressing room, but the little (Ok, big) suckers are sneaky. They wait until we take them home and wear them an hour before they spring their bag of tricks on our lady friends.

The straps bite into your shoulders so you get a wider padded strap.

The straps slide off your shoulders so you get ones that tighten only to figure out that tight isn't tight enough.

The backs ride up - my personal pet peeve. Being of the large variety coupled with the old variety, gravity has taken over so rehearse your 1st grade lessons on Newton. I'm thiking I might get a pair of suspenders and attach them to the back of my bra and then to my socks - kill two birds with the same stone.

So you get one with a REALLY wide back strap and realize that you preferred breating after all.

The underwire cuts into the arm pits, or worse ... POPS!

Too much padding (why would they pad anything larger than a C cup is beyond me), so you buy a thinner bra.

The thinner bras don't have the support and freely announce cold days to the whole world.

So you find the middle ground - slightly padded, but these are so stiff that when you move around they bunch and bend out making it look like you're actually hiding live aliens in your bra and they're trying to escape.

Then you have the brilliant idea that what our big old gravity stricken girls really need is a sports bra. I have one that has 7 snaps in the front. First I have to bend all the way forward to get the girls tucked in, then I have to snap the bottom snap, then I have to lay down to get the remainder of the snaps snapped but usually what happens is that the bottom snaps comes out ... so back to step 1. Eventually I get in, but stand back when it's time to take that sucker out cause I can put an eye out.

The pretty ones ... oh please. I tried to get one of those push up bras (go back to the gravity lesson) at Victoria Secret and the sales girl tried to talk me into a C cup - probably because they just don't carry sizes greater than anorexic.

When I get home at night and come to the point in the evening when I know I'm no longer going out in public, the bra comes off. Usually while I'm watching TV. Hubby dear loves these moments and as soon as he sees the bra make it's escape from under my shirt he says "thunk ..... thunk". Funny ... I never say that when he takes off his shorts :) (I know - TMI!!!)

Bras. Hate them. Need them. Kinda like jobs.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DawnMarie
I really like Bali bras. Better yet, their service is impeccable!
I had a small rash develop under the metal pieces that hold the straps to the bra. It must have been some type of an allergic reaction to the metal. Anyway, I called Bali about it. I had just bought 3 of the same bra and wore each of them.
They asked if I had found a different style without the metal that I liked. I had, and they sent me three replacement bras (normally $30 each). I was very satisfied.
I appreciate a Bali too. Comfortable on the shoulders.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
When I get home at night and come to the point in the evening when I know I'm no longer going out in public, the bra comes off. Usually while I'm watching TV. Hubby dear loves these moments and as soon as he sees the bra make it's escape from under my shirt he says "thunk ..... thunk". Funny ... I never say that when he takes off his shorts :) (I know - TMI!!!)

Bras. Hate them. Need them. Kinda like jobs.
my Dh always says "release the HOUNDS"...right...love you too honey....sigh
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
I'm cracking up with this thread and nodding so much I must look like a bobble head dog in back car window!!

Well endowed people like me, and clearly some of you, will almost never find the "perfect" bra. I've come to the conclusion they don't exist. They feel great in the dressing room, but the little (Ok, big) suckers are sneaky. They wait until we take them home and wear them an hour before they spring their bag of tricks on our lady friends.

The straps bite into your shoulders so you get a wider padded strap.

The straps slide off your shoulders so you get ones that tighten only to figure out that tight isn't tight enough.

The backs ride up - my personal pet peeve. Being of the large variety coupled with the old variety, gravity has taken over so rehearse your 1st grade lessons on Newton. I'm thiking I might get a pair of suspenders and attach them to the back of my bra and then to my socks - kill two birds with the same stone.

So you get one with a REALLY wide back strap and realize that you preferred breating after all.

The underwire cuts into the arm pits, or worse ... POPS!

Too much padding (why would they pad anything larger than a C cup is beyond me), so you buy a thinner bra.

The thinner bras don't have the support and freely announce cold days to the whole world.

So you find the middle ground - slightly padded, but these are so stiff that when you move around they bunch and bend out making it look like you're actually hiding live aliens in your bra and they're trying to escape.

Then you have the brilliant idea that what our big old gravity stricken girls really need is a sports bra. I have one that has 7 snaps in the front. First I have to bend all the way forward to get the girls tucked in, then I have to snap the bottom snap, then I have to lay down to get the remainder of the snaps snapped but usually what happens is that the bottom snaps comes out ... so back to step 1. Eventually I get in, but stand back when it's time to take that sucker out cause I can put an eye out.

The pretty ones ... oh please. I tried to get one of those push up bras (go back to the gravity lesson) at Victoria Secret and the sales girl tried to talk me into a C cup - probably because they just don't carry sizes greater than anorexic.

When I get home at night and come to the point in the evening when I know I'm no longer going out in public, the bra comes off. Usually while I'm watching TV. Hubby dear loves these moments and as soon as he sees the bra make it's escape from under my shirt he says "thunk ..... thunk". Funny ... I never say that when he takes off his shorts :) (I know - TMI!!!)

Bras. Hate them. Need them. Kinda like jobs.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:56 PM
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I like this one by Bali: [urlhttp://www.onehanesplace.com/webapp/...1_11001_79463_[/url

It's wire-free, all cotton, smooshes everything together (which minimizes things), no padding, and...

gee, now this part is embarrassing... I was all thrilled a few years back to find this style. And then ... I discovered that m 80+ year old mother also wears the exact same style.

!!

Oh no, I have become my mother, right down to the dowdy underwear!!

Well, whatever. I go for comfort, not glamour.

Note: Bali makes other ones that look the same but are not the same cotton fabric. And they certainly do NOT fit the same!
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dog house mom, yoou should be a writer!!!! Loved your message......this is an hilarious conversation!!! Love it!
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:59 PM
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there are times I like my 1860s corset infinitely better than a modern bra...
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I agree. It is so much more comfortable. People really do not understand them.
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this was a fun conversation.nice to know we girls can talk about anything..and know just what the other one is talking about
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:04 PM
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I worked as a bra fitting specialist and an Australian store and I too cannot find a comfortable bra despite being surrounded by them. But that's mostly because my size changes between meals lol.

Usually the bra riding up at the back means that the back size is wrong. Most women wear the wrong bra size so even if it's embarrassing I suggest everyone get fitted by somebody who knows what they are doing and also know the best bras they carry. We have this one bra that almost every woman with a larger bust walks out loving, has generous straps without being overbearing and good support.

But saying this, I'm a hypocrit because I never buy the ones I should, and I've never been fitted haha. Hate bras!
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