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Offline Lady Frostbite

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Plus-Size Bra Buying [UK advice needed!]
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:17:51 PM »
So, I've never had a properly fitting bra, and I have no idea what size I am. I have tried to be professionally fitted twice, and both fittings were absolute disasters (either by someone with no idea what they are doing, or fitting me with a bra designed for a woman without 5-10cm of fat on her ribs  :mad: ).

I need advice! How do I go about properly finding a bra? I am plus-size, and by that, I mean I am OBESE. Not curvy, not a little on the sides, properly obese. How on earth do I size correctly? How do I make sure it sits correctly? What on earth do I do?
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Re: Plus-Size Bra Buying [UK advice needed!]
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 10:20:51 PM »
Hmmm.
Is there a store in the UK that is like City Chic who have professionals who deal with curvy women?
I use them all the time and they are fabulous!
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Re: Plus-Size Bra Buying [UK advice needed!]
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 10:52:36 PM »
Hmmm.
Is there a store in the UK that is like City Chic who have professionals who deal with curvy women?
I use them all the time and they are fabulous!

There are two plus size stores in the UK; Bon Marché and Evans. My problem with both is the fact that they are mostly staffed by non-plus sized women. And I'm sorry, but I'd rather have a plus-sized woman try to help with bras. I can help myself with anything else, but bras I'd need actual help with
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Re: Plus-Size Bra Buying [UK advice needed!]
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 12:55:43 AM »
I've found this site to be a useful starting point:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/

Also wanna add. All women of every shape and size run into poor fitting bra issues. :/ So TBH finding someone who actually knows what they are doing (and ignoring their body size) is going to get you the best fitting bra.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2018, 01:13:46 AM by banditpony »
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Re: Plus-Size Bra Buying [UK advice needed!]
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 11:27:02 AM »
Don't know where in UK you are based - have you got an independent lingerie shop in a local town?
 If so, you are more likely to have a sympathetic fitting with someone who knows what they are doing. OK, the prices may be a bit higher than the big chains but worth it for the help.