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Old 09-18-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: equator
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I really, really do! (38DD, if it matters)

What I want is criss-cross straps in the back, like my bathing suits. But all I see are these "racer-back" styles.

Don't know WHAT it is about my anatomy, but ALL bra straps slide off my shoulders, no matter how jacked up tight I adjust them, till I can hardly get my arms in. The straps PULL so hard, too. Yes, these are expensive $70-ish items.

And dang underwires are excruciating (but I need them). I have spent hours and days shopping in the U.S. but nothing is comfortable. Often I wear a bathing suit top under my clothes but they are extra-padded (for ahem "other" reasons) so that adds bulk I do NOT need.

I end up wearing the same 10 y/o bra for its comfort, but it is starting to fold over at the top, LOL.

Kind of a rant but if other busties want to chime in re the straps or general comfort, I'm (just about) ALL ears!
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:56 PM
 
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Have you ever shopped here before?; https://www.barenecessities.com/sear...61468&msg=Bras


Bare Necessities.


I'm larger than you are, and my favorite bra comes from this place. Lift, separation, and PRETTY comfortable. All things considered.


Here's a cross back style that maybe might work for you?
https://www.barenecessities.com/glam...=Glamorise1246
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Location: new to the BA & l o v e it
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I love racerback bras, T-back & criss cross strappy....& tho I’m not near as busty as you.....the style is very popular because lots of us want to eliminate the strap lines for more revealing arm cuts on clothing...

I wouldn’t think you would have a problem finding what you want in the larger lingerie depts. of any store......but I would never buy a bra online. Gotta try many on....you will find something that is comfy...
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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Almost any online store has a return policy.


I've had good luck with bare necessities. They're my "go to" for bras now.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Almost any online store has a return policy.


I've had good luck with bare necessities. They're my "go to" for bras now.
Ok...I just find it so much easier to try bunches on....& pick the best....easier than returns. A N D the O. P. said she was having trouble finding something that is comfy.....so no better way than to grab several of different types & see......
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I really, really do! (38DD, if it matters)

What I want is criss-cross straps in the back, like my bathing suits. But all I see are these "racer-back" styles.

Don't know WHAT it is about my anatomy, but ALL bra straps slide off my shoulders, no matter how jacked up tight I adjust them, till I can hardly get my arms in. The straps PULL so hard, too. Yes, these are expensive $70-ish items.
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When was the last time you were measured? A bra fitter once told me that if your straps are sliding down, it's because you're probably wearing the wrong band size (so you might really be a 36DDD or a 40D.)
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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Ok...I just find it so much easier to try bunches on....& pick the best....easier than returns. A N D the O. P. said she was having trouble finding something that is comfy.....so no better way than to grab several of different types & see......

Well, I hate trying them on in the store. And I really don't like "personal assistants" who think they know better than you do, what size and what style you need.
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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I have so much bra problem. big girl here and the problem is never ending.


I finally had the courage to go to Nordstrom for bra shopping where the assistant walks in the fitting room with you & then checks you out in the bra to ensure it fits right. TBH it helped a lot but after trying 6 bra, I only liked one which was European brand. The American brand just didn't fit me as well. I also learned most people wear bigger band size and smaller cup size. I recommend you go to a bra shop where they walk in the fitting room with you
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:19 PM
 
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I really, really do! (38DD, if it matters)

What I want is criss-cross straps in the back, like my bathing suits. But all I see are these "racer-back" styles.

Don't know WHAT it is about my anatomy, but ALL bra straps slide off my shoulders, no matter how jacked up tight I adjust them, till I can hardly get my arms in. The straps PULL so hard, too. Yes, these are expensive $70-ish items.

And dang underwires are excruciating (but I need them). I have spent hours and days shopping in the U.S. but nothing is comfortable. Often I wear a bathing suit top under my clothes but they are extra-padded (for ahem "other" reasons) so that adds bulk I do NOT need.

I end up wearing the same 10 y/o bra for its comfort, but it is starting to fold over at the top, LOL.

Kind of a rant but if other busties want to chime in re the straps or general comfort, I'm (just about) ALL ears!
I'm a guy. If it hurts don't wear it,I'd like that!
Ken
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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When was the last time you were measured? A bra fitter once told me that if your straps are sliding down, it's because you're probably wearing the wrong band size (so you might really be a 36DDD or a 40D.)
One of my relatives is large chested and always had enormous problems getting a bra that fit. She finally went to a lingerie specialty shop and discovered that the size that she usually wore (I think a 36 DDD) was way off.

They measured her and discovered that she actually needed a 32 or 34 G or H (or something like that). Department stores, even many large women specialty stores, never carry that size (band size too small & cup size too large for almost all women). She bought a brand called Elomi and says that their bras are the most comfortable that she has ever worn. I think that Elomi Matilda Convertible Plunge Bra can be worn as a criss cross back.

Good luck. Post back if you are successful.

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