Finding a Bra

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Finding a Bra
Fri, 04-08-2005 - 1:58am

Hi everyone,

I have no idea where to post this, but I hope that I can get a few responses here :O).

I have been struggling with finding the perfect bra for a long time. I am a 30D and cannot seem to find my size in any malls (not a big surprise eh...). I just don't know what to do, it's really frustrating me! I even found out that most bra stores around carry one shape (as in the sahpe for breasts that are closer together and shapes for those further apart...) which means that no matter what you try in the store it's all one basic fit.

I don't have a ton of money to spend on bras but I can shell out a decent sum if it means getting something that will actually fit properly and support me. I do not have a credit card so I can't get the bras that I see online and most of the brands that I see on the internet (that carry my size) are not around in Canada (I think they're from the US). Maybe I should try Wonder Bra, has anyone tried that? Is it a good brand?

Any advice is appreciated...I'm really annoyed by this. It seems as though no matter what the bra looks and feels like in the store it always bunches up and loses it's shape after I wash them (I hand wash and lay flat to dry, so there should not be any problem). I even have ones that bulge in odd spots??

Bah! Sorry for my ranting :O( I'm just tired of bad bras, wasting money and lack of support.

**I usually get stuck buying another bra size, like my current one is a 34 D and I fill it out nicely BUT only when it has padding in it (I really hate padding but otherwise it's a bit too roomy)...I tried the 34 C (same bra) without the padding in and it was digging I caved in and bought the 34D. Does it matter that it isn't the right size? I've heard that you can get away with a bigger band size if the cup is smaller or something like that.**

Edited 4/8/2005 2:26 am ET ET by poisonyvy
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In reply to: poisonyvy
Fri, 04-08-2005 - 3:21pm

Sometimes I think bras are the bane of women's existance. I don't understand why manufacturer's think anyone with more than a B or possibly a C cup even want padding. My best suggestion for you is to check into a custom made bra. I know they are a bit pricey, but you can be sure you get one that fits properly, and will not be discontinued now that you've found one that fits right. According to statistics at least 90% of all women wear the wrong bra size, whether because they measure wrong, or think that's the way a bra should fit. Here is a list of sites I found that are in Canada, I do know that at least one allows you to order by mail.
This one allows you to print out a form and fax or mail your order.
There is a list of where the stores are. Canadian stores are at the bottom.

Good luck, I hope at least one is helpful.


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Registered: 03-08-2005
In reply to: poisonyvy
Tue, 04-12-2005 - 2:00am
To the previous list, you might wish to add, also in Canada. Many brand names, styles, & sizes at great prices & with good service.-K