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Member since 06 Apr 2008
Member from Waiuku
Just discovered this thread - interesting reading about your bra experiences. I too am a larger lady and for some years have been buying bras from a shop in Papakura - Maree Louise Underfashions. I had a fitting first time I went and stipulated I couldn't wear underwire - found a lovely bra 22 DD and like AP said, it has wide straps which stops that digging into the flesh on shoulders.
As for the chaffing you mentioned AP - someone gave me a tip many years ago to prevent this. Use underarm deodorant under your boobs (and any other skin 'folds') every time you shower and you will never suffer again. Best tip I have ever had.
Hope you all have an uplifting day
Member since 12 May 2009
Member from Otorohanga
just been reading the bra stories...lol i am a very large breasted lady 30gg and like a few found it very uncomfortable to be fitted more from embarassment than anything but was crusing the internet late last year and came across EmKay bras and wow have now finally got bras that i can quite proudly wear and wow the guys with my knock out knockers.........lmao. so if u have problems finding bras that fit u google this one they are new and still getting established in nz, have a outlets scattered round both islands. here is link www.emkaygirl.com/. happy tit slinging ladies. as bette midler says...
Member since 22 May 2009
Member from Opotiki
Hi skinny1 I've had emkay girl in my favourites list for ages, but as I don't need any new 'boulder holders' at the moment, it's there for when I do. I've recently lost a stone in weight, and aiming to lose a lot more yet, so the bras I had are much more comfortable than they were. I always take the underwire out, It presses against my ribs and makes a bruise. Plus, as I seldom go out these days, I'm inclined to let the boobs hang free. The thought of trussing myself up is enough to encourange me to stay home,but I've heard great things about emkay, and pleased to read another recommendation.
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
Member since 16 Jan 2013
Member from Kelson
Just read through this I tried he Aah Bra and now wear them no underwire as got sick of them poking into my sides.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
I tried it but pushes the 'girls' together too much
Member since 10 Jul 2006
Member from Papatoetoe
Heard for and against these new bras. I bought a couple of pairs but have trouble putting them on as they roll up. Better for winter time me thinks. (I am well endowed also so don't like jumping around too much) They are comfortable just squash the boobies. Thanks for the deodrant trick. Will give it a go. Have fun
Member since 20 Oct 2010
Member from Great Barrier
She was always very large due to all the prednisone she had...............
Well now, here's me thinking how lucky I am.
Me boobs have never shrunk with age, and maybe bit are on the larger side.
So going by what you said Cookybaby, it seems I am being helped along by my atomisers. I do have the prednisone tablets on standby, but rarely take them.
My last bras I bought three years ago says 14D....Bendons, Whangarei.
I am still looking...
I have had to stretch one bra by standing on one end of the bra, and pulling hard as I can on the other end...GRRRRRRRip.
That same bra has been re- redesigned by me, and have cut out most of the back and replaced with a softer piece of wide elastic cut from a pair of shorts. Not good but wearable in times of need.
I never use to have no problems going out with no bra.
One day I was shopping with my daughter and she was horrified that I had no bra on.
I was so puzzled about this, and said, no-one can tell.
Mum she says gob smacked, and gaping at me, so I looked down and there were me nipples poking out beneath my top. Cor blimey, I have never been so embarrassed, my top was not see through or thin either.
My nature would usually get the giggles, but not this time as I had gone out in public many times not realising .
Lucky on the Island, I do not have to worry too much, as we are so isolated, most times we are alone.
I must try your tip. Sounds easier than having to having a splash in the basin.
I just love your posts. I burst into laughter.
It is nearly three years since I first posted. Those bras are still wearable but have been outgrown now and replaced by new ones from Ballantynes. my problem now is doing the darn things up is nigh impossible due to arthritis in the wrist.
Nowadays I do them up first, then pull them over my head and drag them down. Not easy but easier than trying to drag them around the middle. I have never had to take prednisone, fortunately and admittedly I have always hated owning these useless pair of appendages. They are not whoppers by any means and once tucked away look fine. All that matters at 81 years is that they are still under my control and not embarrassing me or anybody else.
I have a boobless grandaughter but as she is so skinny it is no wonder. My mother was a skinny and tiny lady with a great eye for fashion. The nun who was my class teacher wrote and told my parents that I needed a bra.
Have wondered why she let me run around without one. She did the same with my much younger sister. My brother came in from work one evening and told mum to get my sister in a bra. She was playing cricket on the road with the neighbourhood boys.
Mum never owned a bra. perhaps she was trapped in the thirties when women wore skintight evening dresses with not even knickers, let alone a bra underneath. She was a dressmaker designer and the best dressed mother anyone ever had. I always felt that I was too large to be the Shirley Temple she wanted. The world is probably full of disappointed mums as well as the obsessed with the baby doll look ones.
Joybel, have you tried that place in Merivale, opposite the Mall. Can't think of the name at the moment. There must be something for older,arthriticcy but still delightful persons, to help with the uplift
I wish I was brave like my lovely neighbour, aggie. She often leaves her bra off, but she would only be a b or c cup. As well she only wears her dentures on special occasions.
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