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Who hates bras as much as me? The hurt after a long day at work the first thing I do when I get home {if no company} is take it off. They are almost comfortable in the morning but after a long day that is the best relief. I am also so scared of getting those dents in my shoulders. Damned if you do damned if you don't wear them.<br><br>
My endowed sister know what I am talking about.<br><br>
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I stopped wearing them (then again, I'm only a b cup). I hate hate hate bras. I can't find any that fit right, I can't find any that are comfortable. My typical size isn't all that uncommon, but either the cups are too small or the band is too big... ugh! I just stick to camisoles with built in bras, but I know that's not enough for some of you ladies.
 

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I'm with Cissy on this one...I'm small enough where it shouldn't matter, but I'm finding them more and more uncomfortable...I'm going on a mission, however, after seeing the Oprah Winfrey Show last week, to find the ultimate bra and fit! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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They are now selling these horrible wire bras that smoosh you till you have a cleavege-- they look like they were designed by a dirty old man. I have to cut the wires out so they fit and are comfortable.
 

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I know that you guys may dislike them for other reasons, too, which is a-okay <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">, but if your only complaint is how uncomfortable they are, GET FITTED! I finally made myself get fitted last year (they do it for free at Dillard's and some other department stores) and I was wearing a size completely unrelated to my boobies' needs. It makes a world of difference. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>chiaraluna</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I know that you guys may dislike them for other reasons, too, which is a-okay <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">, but if your only complaint is how uncomfortable they are, GET FITTED! I finally made myself get fitted last year (they do it for free at Dillard's and some other department stores) and I was wearing a size completely unrelated to my boobies' needs. It makes a world of difference. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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See! That's what Oprah's show was all about!
 

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I know that you guys may dislike them for other reasons, too, which is a-okay <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">, but if your only complaint is how uncomfortable they are, GET FITTED! I finally made myself get fitted last year (they do it for free at Dillard's and some other department stores) and I was wearing a size completely unrelated to my boobies' needs. It makes a world of difference. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I got fitted at Victoria's Secret, and they're still uncomfortable... I'll try getting fitted at a department store sometime.
 

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I hate bras, but I also hate being unsupported. I'm a B verging on a C, and I ditched underwire bras years ago. I only wear bras that are cut like sports bras. They cause their own problems when the lower band starts rolling up, but I consider it a lesser evil than an underwire. Some of them don't really provide enough support, but I'm not bouncing around free.<br><br><br><br>
I wouldn't trust the people at Victoria's Secret to fit a bra properly-- none of their models seem to be wearing properly fitted bras in their catalog!
 

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As a size D-cup, I have found that if I wear a racerback style I'm much more comfortable throughout the day. I think it's because the weight of my chest isn't being supported by my middle shoulder and back, but by my trapezius muscles and upper back which are stronger. My racerback bras don't tend to slide up in the back either - even if I've been sitting slouched at a desk all day.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes the straps show with tops that are cut wider at the collar, but it's still better than that terrible constricted "get this damn thing off me" feeling I get after 8-10 hours in a traditional bra.
 

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i dont mind bras but i dont NEED them. I am an 'a' cup... hardly. I can get away with not wearing a bra 80 percent of the time. I only wear them when i'm going to dinner with friends, going to a party, ect.<br><br><br><br>
The world would be a happy place if there were no bras
 

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I also hate bras. I have fibromyalgia and wearing a bra is like torture. So what I do is choose clothes that hide my slightly bouncy chest. Blouses with breast pockets, vests, layers, etc. When I do have to wear one, I wear a t-back bra. A lightweight, cotton racerback. But even that hurts after an hour.<br><br><br><br>
I say, be comfortable and let it all hang out! Besides, bras made of synthetic fibers increase your chances of getting breast cancer. I heard that on Oprah.
 

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Besides, bras made of synthetic fibers increase your chances of getting breast cancer. I heard that on Oprah.</div>
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Proof please? Oprah is hardly science and i think before you post that as fact there be a bit of proof.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
anyhoo, I wear sports bras most of the time.. the newer, better ones (Underarmour makes the best) don't mash you flat and are uber comfy. why not wear them for everyday?
 

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anyhoo, I wear sports bras most of the time.. the newer, better ones (Underarmour makes the best) don't mash you flat and are uber comfy. why not wear them for everyday?</div>
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Same here I LOVE underarmour sports bra's.<br><br>
When I have to wear a normal one I go in and get fitted each and every time I need to buy new bra's mostly because even a slight gain or loss in weight can have an impact on your bra size.<br><br>
Not to mention if you have PMS ( like I do) your cup size can vary throughout the month which can make your bra uncomfy
 

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^^^ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"> Underarmour rocks!!!!!
 

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I'd say just keep looking till you find some that <i>really</i> fit. Then buy only 1 (of each type you find) and wear them for some time. If they stay really comfortable after wearing and washing; you've succeeded, and I would recommend buying a lot of them!<br><br>
Don't only trust the ladies ion the shop to fit them for you, they don't always know better.
 
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i'm a double d cup, and a victim of gravity's foul tricks, so really do need to wear a bra. i've been fitted in different stores every time i want to buy one, from aged 11 onwards, and have found that different stores selling the same bras will measure you as completely different sizes (i've been measured as a 42b (yeah right!) and a 38dd within 10 minutes in ajoining stores, lol) and that different stores bras come up in different sizes, and different styles fit completely differently, so its definately worth shopping around and learning for yourself what fits where and how, on you, lol.<br><br><br><br>
i have a short, wide torso and relatively high, wide set, big boobs, so i'm a struggle to fit. a few years ago i gave up on finding everyday underwired bras that didn't poke the hell outta me, under the arms, between the boobs, in the ribs, or in the straps, and started wearing more granny or sports style bras for daily wear- comfy, but a shame, cos i can't wear lower or wider cut tops with them. but recently, through trial and error, perseverance, and stubborn experimentation, i've found that i can wear a few specific underwired bras, as long as the wires in the cups are very low on the sides and front, and the section joining the cups is just a thin strip, and the band is very flat. its complex, but after 14 years i have found about 3 bras with wires which i can wear for 15 hours solid and not be screaming inside to get them off, lol, which is great for days when i want my boobs to not look flat or droopy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
i do find it really annoying that in the uk, you've got a pretty good chance of getting a bra from the regular range, in a d cup, and even in a dd on occasion- and almost all places carry sizes above a c cup, and the larger bra ranges carry some really nice styles. in canada, it seems really difficult, and everything seems to stop at a c cup, or come with wires upto your ears and straps as wide as your wrist. i've found a few nice bigger bras in lasenza (that fit perfectly- yey!), and some in walmart (those didn't fit right tho), but its a struggle- i've got used to having a lot more choice at home. grrr. still, i can't really complain- i have a friend who is an E cup, who lived in Indonesia for a few years, she had to fly to australia to buy bras and swimsuits!
 

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My life is one big bra disaster. If I find one that's "comfy" (using that very loosely), it makes me look deformed. If I find one that makes me look hot, it feels like some sort of ancient torture device. When I find one that fits me in the cup, the circumference around doesn't fit, but if I try the next size it throws it off whack. My general conclusion is that I'm in between sizes because a C usually gives me Quad-boob, but I couldn't fill a D with all the hopes and dreams in the world. Although I'm not well endowed in any respect, especially compared to the rest of my frame, gravity is not kind to me so I definitely couldn't get away with going commando and they get sore just from lazing around the house in jammies without a bra. Need I say more? I just can't win!
 

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I would say if the straps are digging into your shoulders you have an ill fit. The support of the bra should definitely be in the band, even larger sizes should be able to wear a comfortable strapless that stays in place. Honest. Also the space between the cups should rest flush against your chest. No gapping, no indentations or bruising. MOST women, I read somewhere, wear a bra that is way too small. The bra should fit you (bandwise) on the lowest setting when you buy it as it will stretch out with wear. I wear a 36D and it's comfortable. My mom used to say hers was always uncomfortable then she bought a bunch of larger sizes, kept trying them on merely with the above guidelines and found a very comfortable one. 42F. It's not the bras that are uncomfortable. That's like buying jeans 4 sizes too small and then complaining that they're skin tight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
And I don't believe a VS clerk getting paid minimum wage knows one thing about fitting.<br><br>
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