Am I the only one who hates breaking in a new bra?

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Am I the only one who hates breaking in a new bra?
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Wed, 06-04-2014 - 8:45am

Gah! I just bought a new bra and the style I was wearing is no longer sold. Booooooo. So now I'm wearing a padded bra (which I don't need) and it's cotton (I prefer the satin) and it's got lace (which bothers me). But it was the plainest one they had (Lane Bryant, as I need a larger size, which is why I don't understand the whole padded thing!). 

How do you guys break in new bras? Do you wear them for short periods or just jump right in and wear it as normal?

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I hate having to select a new bra style because something I love is no longer being made. I have finally learned to buy multiple bras in various colors when I find something I like.

I hate lace. It is never comfortable and always leaves me itching or with a rash so I never get lacy bras. And to break them in I usually wash them a time or two before wearing them so they don't have the stiff new bra feel.

I recently found a great selection of sport bras at Dick's Sporting Goods that are very comfortable and designed for the well endowed. My family doc had suggested my mother to wear a sport bra because she has a rash from her bra band that we can't get cleared up. I looked everywhere and was very pleasantly surprised when we found such a great selection. I am very surprised at how much sport bras have changed over the years.

Brenda

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Wed, 06-04-2014 - 10:51am

I always basically buy the same style from Victorias Secret so they don't need breaking in.  Lane Bryant isn't the only store that sells large sizes so maybe if you tried Macys or some other big department store, you could find another style that you liked and that fit better.

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musiclover12 wrote:

I always basically buy the same style from Victorias Secret so they don't need breaking in. Lane Bryant isn't the only store that sells large sizes so maybe if you tried Macys or some other big department store, you could find another style that you liked and that fit better.



They do but not in nice styles, usually in plain run-of-the-mill ones. Not that I like fancy, but I'm in my 30's so something fashionable. :) 

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So, you would rather wear something "fashionable" that doesn't suit you, you don't like, and is uncomfortable?  Most of us, at some point, realize that common sense and practicality trump "fashion", and that well fitted, comfortable clothes will make you feel AND look better. 

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well just got to jump right in and get used to it, that is my philosphy.  I have pretty good luck at Penny's maybe there is something there you would like.

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I wash them before wearing but other than that I usually wear them as normal. If it needs to be "broken in" I wonder if it doesn't fit properly?

The padding is often for "modesty" (so the nipples don't show) and also to make a smoother shape.

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Thu, 06-05-2014 - 12:16pm

sabrtooth wrote:

So, you would rather wear something "fashionable" that doesn't suit you, you don't like, and is uncomfortable? Most of us, at some point, realize that common sense and practicality trump "fashion", and that well fitted, comfortable clothes will make you feel AND look better.

I never said I didn't like it, I said that it's uncomfortable breaking it in. I was trying to politely say I don't want an older woman's style, which is what I've found in larger sizes at the department stores. But since you're fine with being snippy and rude to others, there ya go.

Honestly amazes me how people go out of their way to be snotty (or maybe it's just natural). Seems no matter the subject, some people feel they are an expert at whatever the topic is and lord help anyone who has a differing opinion than them. I can't imagine how they manage to live in a world with other people since they think so lowly of every single person. I often wonder if they are of a particular age, have found themselves unhappy in life, wondering why they have no friends, with family that never bothers with them anymore, thus lashing out at complete strangers (anonymously!!!), beating their chest attempting to show that they are big and bad. *snort*