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#260721 - 11/12/13 05:21 PM Bras....any suggestions?
BCK Offline
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I have inflamation in my rib cage/breast bone. I work 12 hour shifts & by the end of the day I'm ready to scream! I've never worn underwires & don't really want to start! I am on the busty side! Anyone have any recomedations? Brands,styles?

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#260734 - 11/13/13 05:21 AM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
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Hi - there have been 1 or 2 very long threads on this topic here in the Women's forum in the past ... in the blue section at the top of the page, click on Search then click Advanced - use a date range of 2 years and only search in this forum on the word bra and you should be able to find it. I think it will have some great info for you.
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#260743 - 11/13/13 07:29 AM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
BCK Offline
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Thanks!

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#260863 - 11/17/13 03:56 AM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
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I heard about the Genie bra on a thread here - visited their website and read the various reviews - then found it in the checkout aisle at Wal-Mart. They're lightweight, no-wire, removable padding, seem to be pretty true to size (though I'm not horribly well-endowed), reasonable in price. Nice to not have bra straps slipping off my shoulders. A bit hot in warmer weather. One caution, however - they have no "fastener" so you have to wrestle it on over your head. Some days that's really hard for me, and perhaps for you too...
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#261000 - 11/21/13 02:02 PM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
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I actually bought a package of the Genie Bra. Well, they're ok for someone not too endowed! But for me, it like wearing a pair of pantyhose on my boobs!;) Not difficult to get on..just no support! And the pads you add...girl,please! Those were like cardboard! At this point I'm thinking Ace Bandages might be the answer! Thanks to all who have replied! My search continues....

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#261080 - 11/23/13 01:47 PM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
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Yes, the bra issue totally sucks. If I wear something for 8 hours, I am in agony and I am doing really well. The darn ribs must be permanently painful or something.

I am medium endowed, size 12 clothes. I wear those little under shirts that are nylon and tight to your skin. They stay on shoulder and hold up the ladies good enough for me. They are hot in the summer Unigo has cool bras with cups build in but only go to size 10/12 and they are called extra large.

In the winter, which is easier for me. I wear t-shirt thingy, shirt and jacket which covers my nib issue.

Anna
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#261761 - 12/15/13 01:20 AM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
KatieL Offline
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I have the same problem. I'm a DD and need the support. I've found a decent Bali wirefree bra that they sell at Target now. I buy it two band sizes bigger and it's not as torturous for me. Although it's the first thing I take off as soon as I am home lol
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#262375 - 12/20/13 01:15 AM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
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Lane Bryant or their bra store Cacique
I am busty and this is my favorite place to get bras for years.
They do have non-underwire bras, but I prefer the wires.
They also do bra fitting there. Most women wear bras that are to small for them.
It is possible to figure out your own size:
http://www.herroom.com/bra-fitting-advice,901,30.html

After getting the right fit, I would suggest maybe switching out the bra type half way through the day, as everything fits a little diffently. I do this with shoes sometimes.
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#263400 - 01/15/14 05:04 AM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
Lenka Offline
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Playtex 18 Hour Original Comfort Strap® Wirefree Bra
Style: 8267
this bra is no wires, but best lift up bra, good for bigger sizes.I am a tailor and many women, that i recommend this, was very happy. they are cheap. you can buy at justmysize.com or walmart, kmart, kohls.the straps has jell
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#263660 - 01/21/14 08:41 PM Re: Bras....any suggestions? [Re: BCK]
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Barely There makes a great soft stretchey bra styled like the Genie but more comfortable, good support too. I couldnt' stand to wear a regular bra anymore because of the pain in my ribs. This one is a keeper.

Cindy
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