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All I want for Christmas is the right sized bra

All I want for Christmas is the right sized bra

Tis the season for glam party frocks and Christmas nights out. You want to look your best but feel comfortable too. 

It’s said that up to 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra, and I suspect I’m one of them. Since the arrival of the little man my bra size has been all over the place and has increased by at least four sizes. If I’m honest I have no idea what I’m looking for in a bra any more. 

The lovely people are Bras Galore, a company selling Bras and Lingerie in a B to K Cup and swimwear in a D to J Cup recently answered a few questions I had about larger bra sizes –

What style of bra do you think is most flattering for a larger bust?
The most flattering type of bra depends not only on your size, but on the shape of your breast. For example, women whose boobs are fuller at the bottom will benefit from demi-cup bras, as full-coverage cups can gape at the top.

Are non-wired bras suitable for larger sizes?
A high-quality, well-fitting non-underwired bra should provide all the support you need, though you will notice a difference in shape. They’re great if you’re pregnant or nursing, have undergone surgery, or simply desire additional comfort.

Can you recommend a sports bra that is comfortable but also reduces movement?
We adore the Freya Active Moulded Underwired Sports Bra, which is available to a H cup. It gives great shape and support, and is the most comfortable sports bra we’ve ever tried.

Can I still wear a strapless bra if I’m a FF?
There are strapless bras made especially for larger sizes, which are designed to stay firmly in place while providing all the support you need. The Freya Deco Strapless Bra, available to a GG, has secure rubber gripper elastic that keeps the underband from slipping, so you don’t have to constantly pull your bra up.

Can I accurately measure my bra size at home?
It’s very difficult to get the exact measurements you need at home, and without the proper knowledge of where the tape measure needs to go. We always recommend getting professionally measured.

How often should I get measured for a bra?
Our bodies change regularly, so you should try getting measured every 6 months. If your size changes, invest in new bras to ensure you have the support and comfort you need.

Bras Galore are also kindly offering one of my blog readers a chance to win a £25 voucher to be used on their site. To enter the competition please fill in the Rafflecopter form below.
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72 Comments

  1. 10th December 2014 / 12:02 pm

    the wife would pick something special

  2. 10th December 2014 / 12:28 pm

    A lovely everyday bra in black xxx

  3. Anonymous
    10th December 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Bras, as I need some new ones.

    Rachel Craig

  4. 10th December 2014 / 3:43 pm

    I could really use some bras that fit me right and aren't a bit tattered.

  5. 10th December 2014 / 4:41 pm

    Would love a new bra, something special and well fitted x

  6. 10th December 2014 / 5:20 pm

    I could do with a couple of sports bras for my Yoga 🙂

  7. 10th December 2014 / 7:14 pm

    i so need some new bras mine look a bit dire

  8. Anonymous
    10th December 2014 / 8:10 pm

    NEW BRA

    KATHY D

  9. 10th December 2014 / 8:57 pm

    A new bra!

    Ashleigh

  10. 10th December 2014 / 10:27 pm

    A new bra that fits! I have lost 11 stone and am lost and need some good scaffolding 🙂

  11. 11th December 2014 / 9:01 am

    I'd put £5 towards it and get the Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra – Charcoal 🙂

  12. 11th December 2014 / 9:58 am

    A pretty bra in my size would be amazing 🙂 thank you for the giveaway x

  13. 11th December 2014 / 10:23 am

    A really well-fitted bra with side support.

  14. 11th December 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Wife was just telling me she needs a new bra – Also worth getting properly measured – she thought she was 36C and found out she was actually 34DD…..

  15. 11th December 2014 / 8:19 pm

    A decent support bra, for when I make my New Years resolution to go running again…. (Well maybe!!!!)

  16. 11th December 2014 / 10:18 pm

    A new bra for sports, something that fits beautifully!

  17. 12th December 2014 / 7:56 pm

    I've joined a gym so I could really do with a new sports bra

  18. 14th December 2014 / 8:50 pm

    I would spend it on something in the swimwear range

  19. 15th December 2014 / 8:33 pm

    I would put a bit towards it and buy the Freya Enchanted bra. Very pretty.

  20. Pam Francis Gregory
    19th December 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Freya Deco Rebel Moulded Plunge Bra

  21. 19th December 2014 / 6:36 pm

    Mu daughter has lost a lot of weight recently and none of her bras fit any more – I'd love to treat her to something special from Bras Galore

  22. 20th December 2014 / 5:11 pm

    Swimwear definitely – that's one of the hardest things to get for bigger women.

  23. 20th December 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Would give it daughter in law, not many makes start at A sizes which I am, really struggle

  24. 20th December 2014 / 10:55 pm

    I'd choose the ooh la la flame red body by Freya 🙂

  25. 20th December 2014 / 11:40 pm

    Definitely a new bra, my current lingerie is looking a bit old!!

  26. 21st December 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Swimwear

  27. 21st December 2014 / 1:01 pm

    The Freya Doodle Plunge I think but the choice in my size is amazing so it'd be a tough choice

  28. 21st December 2014 / 3:04 pm

    A nice bra for the wife.

  29. 21st December 2014 / 3:32 pm

    I need a bra that fits.

  30. 21st December 2014 / 7:08 pm

    a lovely new bra, mine are getting on a a bit!

  31. 21st December 2014 / 7:16 pm

    hello lovely blog and fab giveaway !
    if i won i would buy the freya shorts and maybe put some to it and the get the matching bra
    thanks and merry xmas x

  32. 21st December 2014 / 10:13 pm

    A new bra, mine ive had for ages, need to treat myself!

  33. 22nd December 2014 / 6:17 am

    Perhaps swimwear

  34. pauline black
    22nd December 2014 / 7:25 am

    a nice everyday bra, something comfortable

  35. 22nd December 2014 / 8:10 am

    I'd buy a new bra, thanks for the giveaway. Wishing you a lovely Christmas.

  36. 22nd December 2014 / 3:08 pm

    A lovely new bra – I need a white one to go under work shirts

  37. 22nd December 2014 / 5:11 pm

    I would get a decent sports bra ready to get fit in the new year 🙂 x

  38. 22nd December 2014 / 5:45 pm

    I would give it too my daughter as she's just started wearing Bras. It would be lovely if she could chose a sports Bra as she does a load of sports 🙂 Thanks for the oportunity 🙂

  39. tarbs gill
    22nd December 2014 / 10:18 pm

    a bra that looks comfortable!

  40. sarah-dawn pope
    22nd December 2014 / 10:47 pm

    A lovey new well-made bra

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