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Old 09-19-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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You need to go to a specialty bra store. It's worth the trouble to find one. They have the experience and training to do a proper fitting.

Barring that you could rig your bras to have a stretch band that extends across them. Depends if you have help getting into it.

And then there is this product.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUaYs6J1_gg

Lots of videos on bra straps slipping.
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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Here's a great video on bra fitting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ez0rnFPK8
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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My problem is just getting into them. I don't want to wear any bra these days that's not a front opening one and those are hard to find.


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I'm a guy. If it hurts don't wear it,I'd like that!
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Old 09-19-2019, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I like the Cacique bras with no underwire: they go up to 48 DDD, and if you are a 48 DDD or less, they are quite comfortable and have good support.

https://cacique.lanebryant.com/bras/...EaArcMEALw_wcB
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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Interesting... I'd be willing to give that a try.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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OP, you're in the wrong size if the straps slip off your shoulders.

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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.
Elomi is the only brand I can wear for the same reason. It's a bummer, but I'm grateful they exist or I'd be in real trouble. Elomi uses UK sizes, which are different than US. A UK H is bigger than a US H.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:01 PM
 
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I'm retired and so tired of bras, wore wired so many years a ridge of flesh developed underneath due to friction (38C).
Now wearing sport bra XXL, alternating with camisoles on some days.
Love coming home and throwing the sport bra off, freedom from the anaconda lol.

Like another poster said it's enjoyable being braless but afraid one day I'll "forget" and go grocery shopping that way.
Why must our breasts be so controlled? What would happen if they were natural? Would men lose their minds?
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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Couple years ago at Nordstrom and another dept. store. They were tight and uncomfortable but they talked me into it, saying it was just stiff and new...SIGH. Once home, the straps fell down and after 1/2 hour, really uncomfortable. Yeah, I've had sizes from 36 to 42, sheesh!
What kind of straps are they?

I am also 38DD and my straps stay in place. They are elasticized. Vanity Fair bras.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:18 PM
 
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I'm retired and so tired of bras, wore wired so many years a ridge of flesh developed underneath due to friction (38C).
Now wearing sport bra XXL, alternating with camisoles on some days.
Love coming home and throwing the sport bra off, freedom from the anaconda lol.

Like another poster said it's enjoyable being braless but afraid one day I'll "forget" and go grocery shopping that way.
Why must our breasts be so controlled? What would happen if they were natural? Would men lose their minds?
Would be nice.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:38 AM
 
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I wish I could get away with that. I don't wear one in the house, and my male neighbors who drop by don't seem offended, LOL.

But, during any physical activity, being "loose" is not comfortable either.

We just CAN'T WIN!
Your posts elsewhere here on C-D talking about living in Latin America are always so gender-neutral that I assumed you were male.
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