I think im going to have to buy online. Hopefully ill be able to figure out my size accurately enough & not have to return any.
How do I find out my size? They always fit me wrong in department stores cause they dont have anything in my size. Last time I used an online bra fitter (measurements etc) it came up as an 8d. I havent been a d cup since I was like 14 so I find it pretty hard to believe that those things are accurate. Edit: I just tried it again & it came up ss a 14C. There is no possible way I could be a C cup - even going up those two back sizes (I was a size 10) would bring me to a 14DD & thats disregarding the fact that my breasts are now bigger too. I give up with the stupid online things!
I have no clue what size I am at this point so I dont know what size bra to order online. Most of the stores dont seem to have any good fitting info, its all 'put it on, check back & cup' etc, which is great, but I dont have the first clue what size to order in the first place.
Also looking into modifying some (ie working out my correct cup size on a bigger back size & adjusting it). Beginning to think this will be easier cause I can just go & try them on & find cups that fit.
Tried to go to one of the only shops around here that I can buy stuff from today & it was a nightmare. They only have 3 carparks (& of course they were full) so we would have had to pay for parking. I have enough of a problem paying $85 for one bra, let alone paying for parking as well! So we left & ill just put up with what ive got for the time being until I can figure out my size.
Also, does anyone know how ill know what size bras I need to take to the hospital? People say your size will change again after the baby is born & the milk comes in. Everywhere ive read recommends taking a cheap stretchy bra to the hospital, but the stretchy bras do nothing for me (if I can even find one that fits to begin with). Not sure if I should just get a crop top or something??
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Last edited by heartstringz; 24-03-2014 at 13:00.
Im going to go shopping for one this weekend hopefully they are alot more comfortable than what im currently wearing
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Last edited by silverstarz; 02-04-2014 at 16:55.
Good luck silverstarz! The ones I have (particularly the wire-free ones) I find to be way more comfortable than regular bras, but way less supportive. So I guess us bigger busted ladies have to weigh up what is the less of two evils.
I have a mamaway seamless its perfect best maternity bra I've owned
Where are you even finding maternity bras that size? Pre-pregnancy I was a 10/12 F/G. I think I've gone up another size but can't find anything bigger let alone supportive.
I'm hesitant about buying online because of size difference by brand and make.
Meilea where are u located? Theres stores that stock them but be prepared to pay a small fortune. Im also like you & hesitant to buy online.
Not sure how you'll go finding something that is actually supportive though, I havent had much luck so far
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Storm in a D-Cup and Blest Bras do a free return, their packages include a reply paid label so, if you DO have to return them, you don't need to fuss around at the post office. I think azide do free returns if you spend over $50 too. I was having a look at the last night and they had done- Q-T something or other that was around $25 and came in a good range of larger sizes. I was thinking of ordering some to try them and just sending them back if I don't like them. Marks and Spencer also do 2 pack nursing bras for £30.
I'm in the same position at the moment. I'm only 31 weeks, but live in a regional area so almost everything has to be ordered in anyway. I'm starting to find the underwire hurts. I did a bra fitting at the only place in town that does larger cups, and the lady put me in a G cup. It fits well now and she claims it'll be fine when my milk comes in but I'm not convinced. I can't go and spend another $150 after the baby comes as somebody else said.
Unfortunately, I think the online thing is our only option if we want to pay a reasonable price.
My first pregnancy I struggled too, ended up being a 10J (hard to find small back with big cups) but ended up going to a shop called Brava on Collins St in Melbourne, they have a website... I bought 2 bras called Freya, can't remember the brand, no underwire and they we're AWESOME... I was also lucky enough to meet the designer of Cake and she hooked me up with a few too.... I'd try Brava, they specialise in large sizes and maternity wear I tried the ahh bras but found they weren't supportive at all for big boobs... good luck!
how are you ladies who buy online fitting them yourselves? Ie when they arrive how do you know 100% that they fit properly? I always struggle with this - I'll try on a bra & go 'oh yeah that's fine' & then when I buy it and wear it around all day it ends up being the wrong size. That's why I'm really reluctant to buy online as I'm not sure I'll be able to get the fit right.
Oh yeh I have another question - once my milk has settled in, will my breasts change size a huge amount depending on how full they are? Just asking cause im hoping to get away with coverting regular underwire bras when im nursing but I wouldnt want to have the wire sitting on my breast tissue. Wirefree are just not supportive, they are killing my neck now & my breasts arent even as big as they will be when im feeding.
Before anyone says anything, the only store around here that sells bras in my size & who actually fits accurately dont stock flexiwire ones & wont order them in. I dont know how to fit flexiwire ones so I wont buy online - I have been told by a fitter that the flexiwire ones are not meant to sit flat against your breast bone like regular underwire bras. But this means that the flexiwire sits on my breast tissue so that doesnt sound right (not to mention it then rubs on my breasts when I move & is really uncomfortable).
Last edited by heartstringz; 18-05-2014 at 17:25.
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