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Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 03, 2019, 07:12:18 pm
Other than the quality of construction and price, what makes for the perfect bra?

Could it be...

A nice snug fit for your boobs
Comfort
Color
Attractiveness of material, color, shine, etc.
Ease of fastening and removing
Ease of cleaning and drying
How it holds up over time (stretching, fading, etc.)
The way it makes your overall appearance even more feminine
How it lifts or otherwise repositions your breasts, perhaps closer together
Support provided
Ability to hide protruding nipples
Ability to attract others to your body for those who may see your bra when you have it on
Ability to make your breasts look bigger
Ability to make your breasts look smaller
Ability to make your breasts look nice for your body shape
Appropriateness or versatility of bra design (style, straps, etc.) for what you are wearing:  low-cut blouse, business outfits, t-shirts, dresses, etc.

I am sure you can think of more characteristics that make for a great bra!   :)  :)


Chrissy

Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Kayden on September 03, 2019, 07:19:15 pm
For me, in order:
-Fit : how much padding is there? Are the straps versatile for different tops? Underwire well designed?
Versatility : similar to fit but can I wear this with multiple things and not have straps or the bra itself playing peekaboo?
Style : strapless? Demi cup? Push-up? T-shirt bra? And do I already have an abundance in this particular style?
Color : color is huge for me. I can’t be wearing s red bra and a white top. Or a bright yellow bra and a sky blue tank top. It needs to blend with my outfit.

I can get picky with bras. Before HRT, it was “give me something to fill my 2x4 figure out”. Now I’m much more selective as I have finally developed breasts and need a bra
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Lexxi on September 03, 2019, 08:22:15 pm
For me right now the only really important thing is if it has padding. As far as "real" breast tissue I don't have much going on up there. But I'm overweight, so I do have moobs right now. But since I've been on hormones for 2 months now there's starting to be some "real" growth on top of that.

Since that's the case my chest has been sore, sore, sore...so I have to have the padding to keep anything from touching them. The only thing I've found so far that feels good is a padded sports bra. I can't wait until I can wear a really pretty bra. The sports bras I do have now are in really pretty colors, but it's not the same as having a pretty lacy bra. But I know that will come eventually.

xoxo
Lexxi
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Colleen_definitely on September 03, 2019, 08:27:04 pm
For me comfort is pretty high on the list.  Pretty bras always catch my eye but if they feel like wrapping a cheese grater around my rib cage I'm out.

Durability is something that I really see as a major bonus and it's kind of hard to judge on the rack (the store rack, not mine.)  Some of my frederick's bras are tough as nails, pretty AND comfy, yet a few I've gotten from good old victoria that are really pretty and super comfy but just don't hold up.  Of course I've had the opposite situation as well.  I just hate spending money on things that just fall apart.  Sure it's an excuse to go shopping but I still feel cheated.

One rule I've found that applies pretty consistently is you get what you pay for up to a point.  The $10 mega mart specials have all been disappointments, and I even tried on a really nice $85 bra that looked fantastic but felt awful.  This is where waiting for the big names to go on sale really pays off.

And like Kayden said you definitely need a variety of color so you don't have a neon pink LOOK AT MY BOOBS! bra showing through your nice lightweight blouse or shirt, and sometimes that might also be exactly what you want.  Then there's the issue of having the "add 27 cup sizes guaranteed super duper push them up to your chin so everyone can see them" bra and you're planning on wearing a shirt that's just a little on the tight side.  Sometimes it's too much of a good thing, and sometimes that's exactly the effect the situation calls for.  It's good to have options. 
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Rakel on September 03, 2019, 08:30:26 pm
Any bra that is the proper size is the perfect bra.  ;)

For myself, I prefer a support bra and the Playtex 18 hour series fit me just fine.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Kayden on September 03, 2019, 08:43:58 pm
So far my favorite bras are all from LaSenza. They are owned by the same company that owns VS but they are substantially less pricey and always have deals going on. My fiancé and I have admittedly spent way too much money there lmao
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Colleen_definitely on September 03, 2019, 08:54:42 pm
Oh wow, that site looks like a money pit waiting to happen.  I really like some of those.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Sonja on September 03, 2019, 09:13:10 pm
I'm going to start with "One that fits...."  because as a nervous novice and with minimal planning I went into a department store 2 years ago and bought myself 2 lacy bra's 18b.....As it turns out I was a 16aa and I soon discovered  how lace sits under a shirt...and the not so flattering look of cup sizes that are too big, but I was still chuffed.

Fast forward and I have 3 really nice cupped t-shirt bras, 16a - perfect fit, black, white and a patterned one.

Smooth cupped t-shirt bra's are something I found out about after my first mis-step and they are perfect for girls first starting HRT.

Sonja.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on September 03, 2019, 09:55:49 pm
Victoria secret and Soma don't carry my size.  My absolutely most comfortable bra that I could wear 7 days in a row is a cheapo from Walmart.  The band strap does not try to kill me, and the girls fit nicely into the cups!  It is wireless and no pointed metal ends try to drill into my armpits!
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Lady Sarah on September 03, 2019, 11:28:34 pm
Personally, I like a good fit, preferably without underwires (I despise underwires). Having enough padding to conceal my nipples is a plus, except when dealing with 105°+ temperatures. A bra with a plunging neckline is great for most of the shirts I wear. I may dress subtly, but not like a nun.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Meghan on September 04, 2019, 01:20:30 am
Get Bra fitting is critical when buying bra

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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Katie on September 04, 2019, 05:09:22 am
Victorias Secret. Works great for me.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Amie June on September 04, 2019, 06:27:43 am
A bra that fits my body and is comfortable. I tried on 25 bras before I found a Maiden Form that was comfy. And like others have mentioned, I quickly learned that underwire bras are very uncomfortable. It's tricky finding a bra if you're thin like me. They can feel like a torture device after just 15 minutes if the fit is not perfect  >:-)

On my birthday I plan to go to Victoria's Secret for something fun!

Amie
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 04, 2019, 06:51:19 am
Fit  :) as in fit body fit, nothing like a great fitting sports bra, preferably without clasps, I am currently a big fan of Spanx "workout to waves" sports bras, so comfy after a full day of hiking  :)

C -
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 04, 2019, 07:43:15 pm
Fit  :) as in fit body fit, nothing like a great fitting sports bra, preferably without clasps, I am currently a big fan of Spanx "workout to waves" sports bras, so comfy after a full day of hiking  :)

C -


I will look into this sports bra.  Thank you.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on September 04, 2019, 09:38:04 pm
Victorias Secret. Works great for me.
Neither their store nor their website have anything that fits me!
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: valerie anne on September 05, 2019, 05:13:34 pm
When I started to need the support of a bra full time, I experimented with lots of different styles, suppliers, bra styles etc. and I found it was impossible to settle on a size and style which would be consistent from all suppliers.

In my nominal size, 38C, I got bras which would either cut me in half, or leave enough extra room in the cup for a coconut.

What I did was buy test bras on auction on eBay. These can be very cheap, and it's no loss to give them to the charity shop if they don't fit.

In my case, I finally established that "Rosie" brasssieres from M&S are the ones for me. Despite complaints about underwires etc., I find that an underwired padded plunge bra is the style I need to wear. I tried balconettes, unpadded ones and so on, but I get the best shape & support from the underwired plunge shape.

Luckily the "Rosie" range is widely established, and there is always a good selection of pretty feminine bras in a wide range of colours & sizes.

The other positive factor is that they often have a deep 3 hook band even in the smaller cup sizes. I find the deeper band really supplies extra uplift & support.       
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Meghan on September 29, 2019, 01:02:16 am
So far my best bra is YeahBra and nothing else work besides this branch

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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: KathyLauren on September 29, 2019, 10:35:18 am
1. fit (band size vs. cup size)
2. comfort
3. shape (flattering or flattening)

I don't like underwires, and I don't care about lace.  For me, a bra isn't erotic, it's underwear: practical and functional.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Harley Quinn on September 29, 2019, 11:34:57 am
1. Fit
2. Comfort
3. Attractiveness

I’m less concerned about enlarging or minimizing my bust currently. I like one that; fits my girls, can be worn all day, and is flattering as lingerie. If it doesn’t meet those criteria, I likely won’t wear it and it’ll sit in my drawer. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: davina61 on September 29, 2019, 12:36:27 pm
I use M&S under T shirt for work, comfy  and work well. Went to M&S for a fitting for my "posh" push up slightly padded one  . Also have some under wired T shirt bras that are fine.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Meghan on September 29, 2019, 10:52:02 pm
1. fit (band size vs. cup size)
2. comfort
3. shape (flattering or flattening)

I don't like underwires, and I don't care about lace.  For me, a bra isn't erotic, it's underwear: practical and functional.
Since I wear my bra's under clothes I don't need bra's to be attached

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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Rachel_Christina on September 30, 2019, 03:39:44 am
I fit nothing hahaha so I can literally do anything if the band fits.
Oddly enough, I normally like finer straps and whatnot.
But lately I have been enjoying some with the big wide band, like four clips thick. It's strange but very pretty and very comfortable.
I just wait till I have boobs :/
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: AnneK on September 30, 2019, 08:29:55 am
One thing I'd like to see is longer shoulder straps.  I find, even at max, the straps tend to be a bit short.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Harley Quinn on September 30, 2019, 06:49:32 pm
I fit nothing hahaha so I can literally do anything if the band fits.
Oddly enough, I normally like finer straps and whatnot.
But lately I have been enjoying some with the big wide band, like four clips thick. It's strange but very pretty and very comfortable.
I just wait till I have boobs :/
That could be dangerous... you already have a waistline that can break the internet.  :police:
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Rachel_Christina on October 01, 2019, 01:36:43 am
Oh I doubt that very much so, I will see what happens come April :'3
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 15, 2019, 11:10:51 am
Certainly I am not expert with bras, as the most I ever have around to wash and wear has been three.  But, I tend to like the Bali brand, some underwired and some not, the most.  Underwire bras seem to provide more “outward projection” and less space between the girls.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Meghan on October 15, 2019, 11:51:06 am
Certainly I am not expert with bras, as the most I ever have around to wash and wear has been three.  But, I tend to like the Bali brand, some underwired and some not, the most.  Underwire bras seem to provide more “outward projection” and less space between the girls.

Chrissy
You mean push-up bra

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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 15, 2019, 11:56:26 am
You mean push-up bra

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I do not know, it is just labeled as underwire.  I have never bought a bra that was packaged as a push-up bra.  Might be worth looking into though. 

I will also look for a comfortable sports bra.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on October 15, 2019, 05:13:35 pm
Underwire are not necessarily push up.  What all underwire have in common, they try to drill holes into my arm pits.  I avoid them whenever possible.  But for some of my clothing I need strapless bras and they have to be underwire to hold everything in place.
Push Up bras have some kind of thick foam padding inside the cup, and that causes your boob to lay on top of it and being pushed up.  They make your boobs looking bigger than they are.  Some bras push over and push up to also create more cleavage.

I have yet to find an underwire bra that I can wear the entire day, and forget that I am wearing a bra!  I am the let's see, do I need to wear a bra with this top person anyway, and if you force my girls into an underwire push up bra for the entire day, you may as well find other ways to torture me!
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Maid Marion on October 15, 2019, 07:31:16 pm
Victoria's Secret sells padded push up bras.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: zirconia on October 15, 2019, 08:34:30 pm
What all underwire have in common, they try to drill holes into my arm pits.
...
I have yet to find an underwire bra that I can wear the entire day, and forget that I am wearing a bra!  I am the let's see, do I need to wear a bra with this top person anyway, and if you force my girls into an underwire push up bra for the entire day, you may as well find other ways to torture me!

Linde,

That only means you're wearing the wrong shape and/or size. Underwires are meant to add comfort and support. With the right fit you'll basically feel like you're not wearing anything. Or perhaps even better.

If there's a made to order or semi-order shop anywhere close to you it might be worth a visit. I'm not sure whether e.g. Dubleve has shops there, but I recall they can accommodate about 3000 variations. The price starts from about $80, but they're guaranteed to fit.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: GordonG on October 15, 2019, 08:37:02 pm
I have an underwire bra that I wear occasionally. I have no problems with it at all. I can wear it all day.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: GordonG on October 15, 2019, 08:41:00 pm
I'm not sure whether e.g. Dubleve has shops there, but I recall they can accommodate about 3000 variations. The price starts from about $80, but they're guaranteed to fit.

Dubleve? Can't find any good reference to it via Google.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Maid Marion on October 15, 2019, 08:52:34 pm
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=https://www.wacoal.jp/dubleve/&prev=search

Japanese
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on October 15, 2019, 09:54:52 pm
Victoria's Secret sells padded push up bras.
For you little tikes, but not in my size!
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on October 15, 2019, 09:59:33 pm
Linde,

That only means you're wearing the wrong shape and/or size. Underwires are meant to add comfort and support. With the right fit you'll basically feel like you're not wearing anything. Or perhaps even better.

If there's a made to order or semi-order shop anywhere close to you it might be worth a visit. I'm not sure whether e.g. Dubleve has shops there, but I recall they can accommodate about 3000 variations. The price starts from about $80, but they're guaranteed to fit.
I do fine with non wire bras, and because I still experience changes, it'd rather do not want to spend that much for a bra  that has to go to Goodwill in a few weeks after purchase.  Most women seem to complain about the uncomfortable wear of underwire bras, at least all the women I know.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on October 15, 2019, 10:09:37 pm
I have an underwire bra that I wear occasionally. I have no problems with it at all. I can wear it all day.
I think it may also depend on the size of your bust/band.  I need a 40 C, which is not that easy to find.  Most women with this bandwidth seem to have way bigger breasts, and so the selection of 40 bandwidth C cup bras is not that large.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: zirconia on October 15, 2019, 11:10:07 pm
I do fine with non wire bras, and because I still experience changes, it'd rather do not want to spend that much for a bra  that has to go to Goodwill in a few weeks after purchase.  Most women seem to complain about the uncomfortable wear of underwire bras, at least all the women I know.

Right... if you don't need them, then why use them.

However, speaking just for myself, if I do use something I find it worthwhile to ensure that it's comfortable. If wearing it feels like torture then the question becomes how much is escaping from the pain worth.

And yes—many if not most people seem to just get something that sort of looks like it fits. Or continue to use a size and brand that once used to fit, despite changes in weight, muscle tone, posture and such.

It's also worth noting that shape differences in thin people are much less pronounced than in those who are overweight. That's one reason why fit issues seem to have increased quite a bit since the days when the average cup size was B.

I'm not saying this applies to anyone else, but to me personally good fit is the prime criterion, and well worth paying for. Provided one is in reasonably good shape it also helps make basically anything one wears look more becoming.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on October 16, 2019, 12:04:54 am
Right... if you don't need them, then why use them.

However, speaking just for myself, if I do use something I find it worthwhile to ensure that it's comfortable. If wearing it feels like torture then the question becomes how much is escaping from the pain worth.

And yes—many if not most people seem to just get something that sort of looks like it fits. Or continue to use a size and brand that once used to fit, despite changes in weight, muscle tone, posture and such.

It's also worth noting that shape differences in thin people are much less pronounced than in those who are overweight. That's one reason why fit issues seem to have increased quite a bit since the days when the average cup size was B.

I'm not saying this applies to anyone else, but to me personally good fit is the prime criterion, and well worth paying for. Provided one is in reasonably good shape it also helps make basically anything one wears look more becoming.
To find the right fit, I went to Victoria Secret's and was measured.  Only to bad that I have a rather wide chest 40 Us (90 European), but relatively, for this bandwidth, small boobs.  Victoria Secret's had nothing to offer, and with my size knowledge, I had to go to stores that service larger chested females.  I found a few wireless bras that are very comfortable.  But no matter what, if ever possible, I don't wear a bra at all.  But sometimes it is decensee which requires to wear  bra.  I have on strapless bra that has wires, but this one is pretty comfy.  I am kind of old fashioned, and don't like to show bra straps.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: zirconia on October 16, 2019, 01:10:11 am
To find the right fit, I went to Victoria Secret's and was measured.  Only to bad that I have a rather wide chest 40 Us (90 European), but relatively, for this bandwidth, small boobs.  Victoria Secret's had nothing to offer, and with my size knowledge, I had to go to stores that service larger chested females.  I found a few wireless bras that are very comfortable.  But no matter what, if ever possible, I don't wear a bra at all.  But sometimes it is decensee which requires to wear  bra.  I have on strapless bra that has wires, but this one is pretty comfy.  I am kind of old fashioned, and don't like to show bra straps.

As I said, if you don't need them, then why use them... ٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶

Frankly, what surprises me is how many people seem to head straight to Victoria's Secret. They must have a really great marketing department.

I did visit once but wasn't too impressed. The emphasis seemed to be on sexy, so if that's what one's looking for then great—but to me the quality seemed iffy for the price and the sizing a bit too random for a dedicated manufacturer. The sales staff was very friendly, though, so for someone that not too sure of one's footing that would be a definite plus.

But of course it may be that the quality has improved since then. Or it could have just been a bad location (some huge touristy mall in Las Vegas.)

Again, if one isn't quite slim, to get a perfect fit one probably has to either try on at least ten dozen styles, or have them made at a custom boutique. All the more so if one doesn't have a standard issue female body. And, again, to me a good fit is worth the price.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on October 16, 2019, 12:22:01 pm
Victoria Secret and Soma are the two big chains that specialize in female underwear.  It seems for many to be less challenging to go into such a special store to be measured.  For most people there is no real other choice.  I live in a 1 1/2 million people metropolitan area, but there are no other shops for measurements available unless one goes to the high end department stores like Macy's.  But there the privacy of special underwear stores is missing.

I went to be sized back to back at Soma and at Victoria Secrets, and both showed the same result, which tells me my sizing was done pretty well.
I fully agree that those stores are way overpriced, but their stuff is mostly cute, and that attracts a lot of shoppers.  I am kind of glad that they had nothing to fit me (both stores did not have anything).
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: GordonG on October 16, 2019, 01:56:43 pm
I think it may also depend on the size of your bust/band.  I need a 40 C, which is not that easy to find.  Most women with this bandwidth seem to have way bigger breasts, and so the selection of 40 bandwidth C cup bras is not that large.

I'm a bigger band size than you, but with smaller breasts. Maybe that is why I don't mind underwires. But then if everyone hated underwires they wouldn't make them would they?
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on October 16, 2019, 03:34:06 pm
I'm a bigger band size than you, but with smaller breasts. Maybe that is why I don't mind underwires. But then if everyone hated underwires they wouldn't make them would they?
They do help to shape the bust nicer.  With my wireless, you get what you have, no push up and nothing!  Once in a while I use a wire push up thing, and it makes my chest look like I have super boobs.  It is like with a lot of things, women are used to suffer in the name of beauty (as I do, when I get the stray hair under my brows electrocuted - when presenting as a man, I did not even know that I had this hair!))
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: noleen111 on October 17, 2019, 10:08:50 am
I dont really have make I prefer... I wear what I like and what feels comfortable.

I love underwire push up bras.. my daily bra's are padded t-shirt bras with an underwire.. For weekends and date night.. i wear the silky or lacy bras.. the more sexy stuff... I love plunge bras.. Sometimes I will wear a sexy bra to work... just for me...

I love white, black and red bra's but do have a variety of colors. For me my panty must match the bra.. so red bra means red panties. That is something I learnt from my mother..
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 14, 2019, 06:52:22 am
Have you noticed any particular brands or styles of bras that typically last longer than other brands or styles?  As an example, do you think the bras with molded cups or those with no cups (sheer, thin material covering the breasts) last longer?  Or perhaps underwire style bras vs. bras that have no wires?


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on December 14, 2019, 07:18:09 am
Have you noticed any particular brands or styles of bras that typically last longer than other brands or styles?  As an example, do you think the bras with molded cups or those with no cups (sheer, thin material covering the breasts) last longer?  Or perhaps underwire style bras vs. bras that have no wires?


Chrissy
I tend to buy underwired, padded bras so I can’t really comments what lasts. I agree re colour combinations though! Xx


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on December 14, 2019, 10:17:22 am
Have you noticed any particular brands or styles of bras that typically last longer than other brands or styles?  As an example, do you think the bras with molded cups or those with no cups (sheer, thin material covering the breasts) last longer?  Or perhaps underwire style bras vs. bras that have no wires?


Chrissy
If I wear a bra, I do it mostly for modesty and looks.  For this purpose I prefer the molded cups to insure modesty.  Te simple fabric ones have no use for me, I'd rather go without a bra instead.  My girls are perky enough to not need the support of a bra!
I use underwire bras only for strapless bras, cause they remain in their position better.  I have to wear out a bra yet, I outgrew mine (because I don't wear them that often)
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on December 15, 2019, 01:09:19 pm
Every woman has their own preference in bras, just look at all the manufactures, styles, etc that are out there for women to buy.  Many women have a different bra for almost every dress, or top they have.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: valerie anne on December 15, 2019, 02:14:20 pm
Now that I have got some wobbly volume and heavy nipples (thanks to regular breast pumping), I find that I need to be fully brassiered!

I find I need a proper underwired bra, with some padding for nipple modesty, wide straps for comfort, and most of all a deep band for support. I can't understand how women can wear bras with only one or two hook deep bands. My most comfortable bras have deep wings and three hook fasteners.   
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on December 15, 2019, 02:49:30 pm
Every woman has their own preference in bras, just look at all the manufactures, styles, etc that are out there for women to buy.  Many women have a different bra for almost every dress, or top they have.
100% agree!


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 17, 2019, 02:01:10 am
1. Fit
2. Comfort
3. Attractiveness

I’m less concerned about enlarging or minimizing my bust currently. I like one that; fits my girls, can be worn all day, and is flattering as lingerie. If it doesn’t meet those criteria, I likely won’t wear it and it’ll sit in my drawer. 🤷🏻‍♀️


That sure makes a lot of practical sense!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on December 17, 2019, 03:51:59 am
1. Fit
2. Comfort
3. Attractiveness

I’m less concerned about enlarging or minimizing my bust currently. I like one that; fits my girls, can be worn all day, and is flattering as lingerie. If it doesn’t meet those criteria, I likely won’t wear it and it’ll sit in my drawer.
I would probably go
1. Attractiveness
2. Comfort
3. Fit
That’s because I buy the size of bra that I know fits but one that isn’t fantastically comfortable but looks great is still going to be close to the front if my drawer! - especially if my boyfriend is coming round!
For a normal work day where the bra is going to spend the day undercover I’d probably go more towards your criteria though !


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 17, 2019, 04:35:37 am
I would probably go
1. Attractiveness
2. Comfort
3. Fit
That’s because I buy the size of bra that I know fits but one that isn’t fantastically comfortable but looks great is still going to be close to the front if my drawer! - especially if my boyfriend is coming round!
For a normal work day where the bra is going to spend the day undercover I’d probably go more towards your criteria though !


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I guess when it comes down to it I go with comfort and fit. 
Color is important so it does not show through material but otherwise not that important.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Linde on December 17, 2019, 07:47:29 am
When buying a bra, comfort, fit, and color are my only criteria.  I am alone and don't need flattery!  if I would get into a relation, they could see my braless boobs and be flattered by them!
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on December 17, 2019, 08:37:47 am
When buying a bra, comfort, fit, and color are my only criteria.  I am alone and don't need flattery!  if I would get into a relation, they could see my braless boobs and be flattered by them!
Good answer Linde!


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 03, 2020, 10:07:53 am
Some days I still wish that my boobs looked bigger, so a push-up bra would be nice to have to take care of those times I feel that way.  Inserts do make them look bigger too.

I do not have a push-up bra.  If you have any suggestions for one, please post.  Thanks.
Most of the time I simply feel thankful for what I have been developing so far with my breasts.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Maid Marion on May 03, 2020, 10:34:20 am
VS has lots of push up bras if you are small enough to fit in their range of band sizes.
You should wait for a sale, particularly if you aren't picky about the color. 

Marion
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Meghan on May 03, 2020, 10:39:33 am
Right now I am working with my Endocrine to get right levels of Estradiol and lower my Testosterone to see how my breast develops

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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: sarahc on May 03, 2020, 03:07:06 pm
I mostly care about comfort so I generally wear wireless bras that are lightly padded. I really don't want to invest in pricey bras, because it seems so unclear to me whether pricey bras actually are more comfortable. I have tried a bunch of less expensive brands. None of them has been remarkable.

Around the home, it's always bra off.

The only time I NEED support is when exercising. My favorite sports bra is from Athleta - and that was expensive, but it is totally worth it. If it is clean, I wear it.

Sarah
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Devlyn on May 04, 2020, 02:00:42 am
Some days I still wish that my boobs looked bigger, so a push-up bra would be nice to have to take care of those times I feel that way.  Inserts do make them look bigger too.

I do not have a push-up bra.  If you have any suggestions for one, please post.  Thanks.
Most of the time I simply feel thankful for what I have been developing so far with my breasts.

Chrissy

As my bestie told me, "You need to have something to push up first"  ;)
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 14, 2020, 08:15:10 am
As my bestie told me, "You need to have something to push up first"  ;)

That is true @Devlyn

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 14, 2020, 08:22:46 am
Bras are certainly feminine garments, and there are many times when it is good to wear them.
I have noticed that unless going out or online, during this extended time indoors I have not been wearing mine much at all.  So what if I can see my nipples protrude at times through shearer or tighter tops? 

Chrissy




 
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: sarahc on May 14, 2020, 09:47:41 am
:icon_yes:

Sarah

Bras are certainly feminine garments, and there are many times when it is good to wear them.
I have noticed that unless going out or online, during this extended time indoors I have not been wearing mine much at all.  So what if I can see my nipples protrude at times through shearer or tighter tops? 

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: valerie anne on May 14, 2020, 02:15:27 pm
I thought I could go braless during lockdown, but  I have found that I do need some support, and I don't feel girly without a bra.

I have been experimenting with multi-way bras with deep bands (3 or more hooks deep).  I have been going cross-strapped. Initially this presents difficulties in getting into your bra, and some discomfort from the straps.

But the deep band and the strap angle really provides some extra pushup. I am full cup size up due to these bras.

And other women won't believe what you are wearing!

   
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 20, 2020, 10:12:23 pm
Has anyone here tried the SheFit bra?

I saw it on a Shark Tank episode.

It costs about $60.  It seems to have a lot of adjustability.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 11, 2020, 01:16:31 pm
Does anyone have to share any nice new bras models that you have found comfortable?

Chrissy  :)
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Meghan on July 11, 2020, 02:11:35 pm
Only way find perfect bra's is getting Bra's fitting at any lingerie store but not at Victoria Secret because their size is undersized.

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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on July 11, 2020, 03:44:17 pm
Get a fitting and then try on several bra styles to find the one that feels the best to you, move around so you know is not tight when you bend a certain way.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 11, 2020, 03:57:14 pm
Has anyone tried the Wonda adhesive bra?


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: WishnHopeN on July 23, 2020, 10:18:44 pm
I have 800cc implants which are a generous double D so I have big girls.  My two favorite bras are front closure molded cups, not padded, and NO LACE.  Lace is pretty but itchy.  My bras hold the girls up nice, hide the nipples, and are as comfy as I think I can get with this size boob.  I HATE reach around the back closure bras.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2020, 09:35:17 am
I have 800cc implants which are a generous double D so I have big girls.  My two favorite bras are front closure molded cups, not padded, and NO LACE.  Lace is pretty but itchy.  My bras hold the girls up nice, hide the nipples, and are as comfy as I think I can get with this size boob.  I HATE reach around the back closure bras.

Those do give a large size for sure.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on October 11, 2020, 04:29:11 pm
Molded cup bras work for some girls.  They can give one a large look with their firm shape and for the larger girls give good support.  The biggest problem is finding one that fit your boobs and chest and doesn't cut in or feel uncomfortable in some spot.
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2020, 05:12:20 pm
Comfy, supportive, and when wanted, figure enhancing
I think are my top three criteria for the best bras.

Other criteria would include durability, cost, and material/fashion.


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: valerie anne on October 12, 2020, 03:39:38 pm
As I need a bra full time now and want to project myself with firm uplift, I have found that the bra band is of upmost importance.

I look for a wide band with deep side panels and a 3 hook deep clasp. Not only are these bras more comfortable, but when you "swoop & scoop", the wide panels capture more side boob tissue. So I get more into my cups and less under-arm spillover.

I have got a couple of bras with a 5 hook band. Once tucked in, I go up a cup size and I really don't need my bra straps. But they are sewn in and I like the feel of them tugging on my shoulders.

 
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 12, 2020, 04:40:29 pm
As I need a bra full time now and want to project myself with firm uplift, I have found that the bra band is of upmost importance.

I look for a wide band with deep side panels and a 3 hook deep clasp. Not only are these bras more comfortable, but when you "swoop & scoop", the wide panels capture more side boob tissue. So I get more into my cups and less under-arm spillover.

I have got a couple of bras with a 5 hook band. Once tucked in, I go up a cup size and I really don't need my bra straps. But they are sewn in and I like the feel of them tugging on my shoulders.

 

Thanks for sharing this.  I can fill an A cup and I am making progress towards filling a B cup when I try to move more into the cups.  A wider side band would help in this regard.

It is easier to fill a B cup of the smaller size but then the band size is too narrow.  Wish I could have the B cup from the smaller size bra in the larger band size bra (eliminating extenders.). Yes, I know, that would be one cup size down in the larger size!  One can dream of having some full Bs though!

A shaping camisole works nice too.  With the open bust versions, you can have the bra fully exposed and not under the camisole.

Chrissy


@valerie anne
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on October 13, 2020, 10:28:05 am
Going with more hooks does give wide in the side panels and tend to hold your tissue in the cups much better after "swoop and scoop". This does give one more tissue to fill a larger cup stay in place all day. Great to go shopping for new bras and try on different makers and styles to see which ones you like and feel the best.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Meghan on October 13, 2020, 10:31:49 am
Why not go Bra fitting for sure Bra si

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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 13, 2020, 08:39:23 pm
Going with more hooks does give wide in the side panels and tend to hold your tissue in the cups much better after "swoop and scoop". This does give one more tissue to fill a larger cup stay in place all day. Great to go shopping for new bras and try on different makers and styles to see which ones you like and feel the best.

I will check out some five hook models then.
Thank you.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Rachel_Christina on October 14, 2020, 06:11:59 am
I got my first Agent Provocateur set for being good and having my BA surgery.
It is pure quality. I won't be wearing this one everyday though, keep it for special days.
Makes me feel like a goddess 💖
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 14, 2020, 06:33:07 am
I got my first Agent Provocateur set for being good and having my BA surgery.
It is pure quality. I won't be wearing this one everyday though, keep it for special days.
Makes me feel like a goddess 💖

Sounds nice.  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Rachel_Christina on October 15, 2020, 03:30:19 am
It's sooo cute, I really love it :)
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 15, 2020, 06:05:32 am
It's sooo cute, I really love it :)

 :)

I think I will go shopping and see if there are some T-shirt bras I like.
I wonder how they got their name.  The answer is likely on the Web.

Chrissy

Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 15, 2020, 09:19:00 pm
I tried on some bras today.
I ended up with a really comfortable Warner bra.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Rachel_Christina on October 16, 2020, 11:00:54 am
I think just are not obvious under t shirts / clothes!
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: valerie anne on October 16, 2020, 02:36:00 pm
I am experimenting with a new bra concept, to celebrate my new cupsize (a full C) and my new sheer boat-neck top.

I am wearing a racer-backed plunge bra with padding & underwire. It's like going cross-strapped, but the straps are permanently joined with a pretty lace gusset. The lift & support are lovely, but the straps need getting used to.

The top shows off all the lacy details, and the tops of my straps are fully exposed. No attempt to underdress here!
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 16, 2020, 04:02:48 pm
I am experimenting with a new bra concept, to celebrate my new cupsize (a full C) and my new sheer boat-neck top.

I am wearing a racer-backed plunge bra with padding & underwire. It's like going cross-strapped, but the straps are permanently joined with a pretty lace gusset. The lift & support are lovely, but the straps need getting used to.

The top shows off all the lacy details, and the tops of my straps are fully exposed. No attempt to underdress here!

Nice!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: JennyTG on October 16, 2020, 04:37:05 pm
Comfort
Color
Attractiveness of material, color, shine, etc.
The way it makes your overall appearance even more feminine
Ability to make your breasts look bigger
Ability to make your breasts look nice for your body shape
Appropriateness or versatility of bra design (style, straps, etc.) for what you are wearing:  low-cut blouse, business outfits, t-shirts, dresses, etc.

All of these makes the perfect bra for me.  Good topic.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 16, 2020, 04:49:02 pm
All of these makes the perfect bra for me.  Good topic.

Jenny,

Thanks for sharing.   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 16, 2020, 07:13:58 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
As @Rachel_Christina  correctly stated  T-Shirt bras "I think just are not obvious under t shirts / clothes!"

T-Shirt bras have smooth molded cups in the front with no seams and no fancy details, and no bulky straps and band that will show through T-shirts and tops with thin material.   

Watch the "show through" colors however, depends on the color, pattern/no pattern, and thickness of the material in your t-shirt or tops.

Bra shopping is one of my favorite shopping activities..... lots of variety for lots of occasions.
HUGS, and have fun shopping for the bra that you want,
Danielle

:)

I think I will go shopping and see if there are some T-shirt bras I like.
I wonder how they got their name.  The answer is likely on the Web.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on October 20, 2020, 11:04:22 am
"Danielle, Bra shopping is one of my favorite shopping activities..... lots of variety for lots of occasions.
HUGS, and have fun shopping for the bra that you want"

As Danielle said, 'bra shopping should be fun' and and necessary so one has the correct bra for the outfit you are wearing.  Fit is always important so one needs to try on every bra you buy so you know it will fit when you get home and want to wear it with that special outfit.  It is easy to have 20 or 25 bras in order to have the right one for the outfit you are wearing, style, color and how it fits are important.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 20, 2020, 03:52:38 pm
"Danielle, Bra shopping is one of my favorite shopping activities..... lots of variety for lots of occasions.
HUGS, and have fun shopping for the bra that you want"

As Danielle said, 'bra shopping should be fun' and and necessary so one has the correct bra for the outfit you are wearing.  Fit is always important so one needs to try on every bra you buy so you know it will fit when you get home and want to wear it with that special outfit.  It is easy to have 20 or 25 bras in order to have the right one for the outfit you are wearing, style, color and how it fits are important.


20-25 bras!  Wow!  I might get there someday as I tossed my poorly fitting ones and am only buying ones that I try on that fit.  I think some of bras will be needed for me only after I develop my curves more and then perhaps I will look better in different outfits.

However, after my gradual breast development since spring I have become more interested in bras.  I love the full cup feeling I now have when wearing them.  I may go shopping for another one yet tonight!

Chrissy

Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Rachel_Christina on October 21, 2020, 02:58:33 am
I had my final review with doctor, and he said to be no longer wearing the compression bra.
But now I have none that fit D: so I'm still stuck wearing it.
Don't want to use the fancy one for daily use.

Need to go look for some but with the RoRo it's not easy D:
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: davina61 on October 21, 2020, 03:07:23 am
The non wired under T bras I wear when working are very comfy, my posh padded push up ones less so and I find the shoulder straps slip when changing gear driving . All bought from M&S when it was okay to use fitting room.
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 22, 2020, 05:45:59 pm
I did some more clothes shopping this afternoon and I did try on bras again.
I find it interesting that the seamless ones that have side panels that scoop side boob inwards tend to lower my boobs a bit; but straight ahead further, and retains a very nice roundish shape.  This results in a comfortable fit, nice shape, and it makes my boobs look bigger, maybe about a cup size bigger, closer to a C cup.  These are not push up bras but they do have a wire on each cup.

Another I bought last week has seamless contoured cups, no wires, and gives me the perfect filled B cup look and fit.  It is not a push up bra. 

I also tried others, including lift bras.  I did not try any push up bras as I thought the first one mentioned above made me look big enough!

It is important to try them on before buying if you can.  I ended up getting one top and one bra.

Chrissy


Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 22, 2020, 06:07:09 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
I see that you have been on a bra buying binge....   I have done that many times.... getting the right bra that you like can be a challenge but also lots of fun trying them on... so many styles, types and fit to choose from.  I am glad that you are having fun doing it.
HUGS,
Danielle


I am glad that you are finding what you like
I did some more clothes shopping this afternoon and I did try on bras again.
I find it interesting that the seamless ones that have side panels that scoop side boob inwards tend to lower my boobs a bit; but straight ahead further, and retains a very nice roundish shape.  This results in a comfortable fit, nice shape, and it makes my boobs look bigger, maybe about a cup size bigger, closer to a C cup.  These are not push up bras but they do have a wire on each cup.

Another I bought last week has seamless contoured cups, no wires, and gives me the perfect filled B cup look and fit.  It is not a push up bra. 

I also tried others, including lift bras.  I did not try any push up bras as I thought the first one mentioned above made me look big enough!

It is important to try them on before buying if you can.  I ended up getting one top and one bra.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 22, 2020, 06:26:53 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
I see that you have been on a bra buying binge....   I have done that many times.... getting the right bra that you like can be a challenge but also lots of fun trying them on... so many styles, types and fit to choose from.  I am glad that you are having fun doing it.
HUGS,
Danielle


I am glad that you are finding what you like

@NorthernStarGirl


I do not think I like the lift types that have an extra bit of padding in the cups, at least I have not found one I like yet.  As I have found three very nice bras, perhaps I can walk by that section for awhile. 

Now it is more a matter of seeing which of these really nice fitting bras I own provide the “best look” for each of my outfits.  If I find outfits that for some reason do not look good with any of these bras, then I will put them aside for the time being.  So far, I look better or about the same with every outfit for which I have checked out my appearance. 

I am happy I have developed a bit more this year, this gives me more affirmation as I realize my body is moving further away from what it should never have been born with.   :)  :)

Chrissy
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 24, 2020, 07:15:16 pm
As I need a bra full time now and want to project myself with firm uplift, I have found that the bra band is of upmost importance.

I look for a wide band with deep side panels and a 3 hook deep clasp. Not only are these bras more comfortable, but when you "swoop & scoop", the wide panels capture more side boob tissue. So I get more into my cups and less under-arm spillover.

I have got a couple of bras with a 5 hook band. Once tucked in, I go up a cup size and I really don't need my bra straps. But they are sewn in and I like the feel of them tugging on my shoulders.

 

I did not see any five hook models, yet.
Mine are either two or three hooks.
They tend to have more hooks for when you fit a C cup or larger, it seems.
All of mine are B cups.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 27, 2020, 08:06:34 pm
I have heard that red bras can become invisible under white T-shirts; but, this depends on the shade or tint.  Have any of you purchased red bras (not pink or fuchsia)?


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on October 27, 2020, 08:14:36 pm
I have heard that red bras can become invisible under white T-shirts; but, this depends on the shade or tint.  Have any of you purchased red bras (not pink or fuchsia)?


Chrissy
I have 5 red bras and they are among my favourites. I wouldn’t say any of them are invisible under white t-shirts though!


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on October 28, 2020, 01:23:04 pm
Almost everything show through a white t-shirt, no design or anything to hide what is under it.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: AllieSF on October 28, 2020, 02:54:59 pm
MM,

Sometimes there is no need to hide it and it actually can be very attractive for yourself and/or others!

Allie
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: SheShe on October 28, 2020, 03:35:58 pm
I have never went bra shopping,,,,  When you do how do the sales people accept or react to you ?   I assume if you get clocked they might object to your shopping activity, or do they.    I'm not a passable person so I just figure I would get the store security looking me up and throwing me out of the store.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 01, 2020, 04:10:42 am
Do you hand wash your bras or do you, like me, use a delicate cycle on the clothes washer, then let them air dry?

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: SheShe on November 01, 2020, 11:03:17 pm
Hand wash in the kitchen sink after soaking and hung up to dry outside in the summer or inside in the winter.   I have no neighbors to see my hanging naughties outside   ;D
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Lyric on November 02, 2020, 10:59:48 am
I have never went bra shopping,,,,  When you do how do the sales people accept or react to you ?   I assume if you get clocked they might object to your shopping activity, or do they.    I'm not a passable person so I just figure I would get the store security looking me up and throwing me out of the store.

Well, if you live someplace like Dubai or Saudi Arabia, yes, you might have a problem there. In US big city department and mall stores you probably won't have much of a problem. They want your money as much as the next person's. If you tell the clerk you're transgender, you'll often get some special help with your shopping. If not, go to another store.

Otherwise, there's always the online option, which may (sadly) may be wise these days. If you do be prepared to do a some trial and error shopping, since sizing of bras is absurdly inconsistent.


Do you hand wash your bras or do you, like me, use a delicate cycle on the clothes washer, then let them air dry?

Chrissy

Oh, I've always only hand washed them, darling. I wouldn't trust my washer with a bra. If you save them and do two or three at a time it's not such a hassle.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Denice on November 04, 2020, 07:42:59 am
My favorite right now are Hane's Get Cozy pullovers. Comfortable, reasonably priced and give support to what little I have. I'm wearing a the racer back style for the first time, and my back feels great. For me it's just wearing a bra that's important. I do have fancier ones that I use for special occasions.
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 08, 2020, 05:05:10 pm
Black Friday sales have kicked in.
Pricing is so good!

So I ordered two more that I know fit just right.   :)  :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Margrit on November 09, 2020, 02:04:27 am
Black Friday sales have kicked in.
Pricing is so good!

So I ordered two more that I know fit just right.   :)  :)


Chrissy

That sounds great to me.
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 14, 2020, 10:20:37 am
About a week ago one store had all of their bras for the brand I like on sale for about $12.
Then they had a ten percent off all purchases coupon!  Not bad for a $40 retail price bra, although you seem to be able to buy them somewhere most of the time for at least 20% off of that.


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 26, 2020, 04:31:50 pm
Someone suggested that bras with a wider band on the sides would perhaps place more into the bra cups but either I do not have that much to scoot into them or I just have not tried enough bras with that feature.  I have tried just one, out of curiosity.

Intuitively, that design makes some sense but so far has not made for the best bra. 

At first I did not like a “lift” bra (not a push-up) for its looks; but, now I find some clothes look better when I wear that bra.  The cups are formed that make me look a little bit bigger, and the small lift pad in the cups seems to help fill up the cups.  It is comfy.

For a long time I did not like to wear bras much.  But I think some more breast growth has made me appreciate them.   :)

Chrissy

Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on November 26, 2020, 04:45:53 pm
Someone suggested that bras with a wider band on the sides would perhaps place more into the bra cups but either I do not have that much to scoot into them or I just have not tried enough bras with that feature.  I have tried just one, out of curiosity.

Intuitively, that design makes some sense but so far has not made for the best bra. 

At first I did not like a “lift” bra (not a push-up) for its looks; but, now I find some clothes look better when I wear that bra.  The cups are formed that make me look a little bit bigger, and the small lift pad in the cups seems to help fill up the cups.  It is comfy.

For a long time I did not like to wear bras much.  But I think some more breast growth has made me appreciate them.   :)

Chrissy
That’s really interesting! I think I’ve always worn bra’s in femme mode (which is of course all the time for 40 months now) and it helps me feel feminine. I have lots and lots of cute bras but I must admit having had a growth spurt this year meant I had a few days where I went bra-less with tight tops and felt very good.


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 04, 2020, 01:07:00 pm
I am sort of glad the great sales on bras has ended for at least a little while because I may have been getting too many of the styles and models that I know fit well; because, you know, there are all of those colors...

 :)  :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: valerie anne on December 07, 2020, 02:11:04 pm
To re-iterate the point, a bra with a deep band, and 3 or more hooks deep on the clasp is a real boon for small boob push up.

The wide rear and side panels really gather you in if you "swoop & scoop" properly. With an underwire as well, you get so much lift that your straps don't do very much, so you can slacken them off to avoid shoulder grooves!
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 07, 2020, 04:49:43 pm
I am very happy that I fit into B cup very well now.
I think if I grew no more I would be pleased as is.
They are big enough is to be noticeable, or, can be somewhat subdued in their prominence.
That is exactly what I want. 

With wearing some bras, I see there is a just a bit more room for growth, but the cup forms a nice shape with no folds.  In others, I fill up the B cup.  That is such a nice feel.

Chrissy

Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 03, 2021, 07:06:09 pm
I exercise every day.  It is good to have a good bra when doing aerobic exercises, although this requires me to wash them every day as I sweat a lot.  So much for females not sweating much... it does not apply to me at least!  I may be able to get by without one as I am only a B cup but I am thinking that they have to help some, maybe it is protecting them from some longer term support problems. 

I do not run fast, just fast walk or jog or cycle.  Cycling indoors now but outdoors in the warmer months. 


Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: VchPlz on January 04, 2021, 10:00:30 am
The best bras are the ones easiest to remove when you're home.

This is the only correct answer.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on January 04, 2021, 11:00:32 am
Have enough everyday bras so you can wear a fresh clean every day or two depending on how much exercising you are doing.  I like to put on the clean on after exercise and showering.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on January 04, 2021, 12:19:26 pm
I am very happy that I fit into B cup very well now.
I think if I grew no more I would be pleased as is.
They are big enough is to be noticeable, or, can be somewhat subdued in their prominence.
That is exactly what I want. 

With wearing some bras, I see there is a just a bit more room for growth, but the cup forms a nice shape with no folds.  In others, I fill up the B cup.  That is such a nice feel.

Chrissy
Chrissy - your answer sums up me too! also B cup


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 16, 2021, 10:18:46 pm
Chrissy - your answer sums up me too! also B cup


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 :)

Chrissy
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 17, 2021, 10:09:04 am
It is pleasurable just putting them on, using the clasps, and wearing them!   :) 
I guess this is a “privilege” to enjoy as a woman. 
I can wear my newer bras all day very comfortably.
Some days I do not want to take my bra off.

I used to not wear bras much at all.  I did not have any that fit well nor did I have much to fill them up.

I think I will be happy if they stayed this size, because they can be unemphasized or they can make for a nicer figure.  One bra style I have seems to make them look bigger as they have shaped cups.  The one I am wearing today is completely filled and is does not have shaped cups.  It is nice to see some overall body shaping going on here!

I know that many of you who have been living 24/7 as yourselves must be way past this phase of joy, so this may seem to be a bit silly and teenager-like to you. 

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 31, 2021, 10:52:18 am
I am not sure who makes for the best bras but I love the fit and resultant looks I have with them now.
This is uplifting (perhaps one style actually is uplifting!)  :)


Chrissy


Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on January 31, 2021, 11:01:14 am
I am not sure who makes for the best bras but I love the fit and resultant looks I have with them now.
This is uplifting (perhaps one style actually is uplifting!)  :)


Chrissy
Enjoy! I certainly have a few go-to push-up bras that I wear when I want a more fuller silhouette


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on January 31, 2021, 12:32:32 pm
What woman doesn't feel better when she is wearing a well fitting bra that enhances her figure as well. Pushup bra can be comfortable and make us look great too.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 03, 2021, 08:10:29 pm
Sometimes it is nice to see your developing silhouette without wearing a bra.
(I think I need to drop five pounds!)

I can however wear my newer bras all day long without discomfort.
It is nice to fill out my tops more now and the bras help with shaping.
That helps with putting a nice smile on my face.  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: mm on February 04, 2021, 09:45:11 am
yes, the right bra does give one a better feminine shape.
Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: Pammie on February 04, 2021, 09:59:49 am
Sometimes it is nice to see your developing silhouette without wearing a bra.
(I think I need to drop five pounds!)

I can however wear my newer bras all day long without discomfort.
It is nice to fill out my tops more now and the bras help with shaping.
That helps with putting a nice smile on my face.  :)

Chrissy
And a smile is such a positive affirmation I think xx


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Title: Re: What actually makes for the best bras?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 15, 2021, 02:54:20 pm
I have been hand washing and also machine washing on the delicate cycle.

I see no difference in the condition or cleanliness of my bras.

I hang them up to air dry.



Chrissy