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Years ago, I posted, asking about a good bra for my 'empty windsocks'. Many said that it couldn't be done without spending upwards of $50 each. WAAAAYYY outta my disability income budget!

So, wanted to share what I've found, as I'm pretty sure that not everyone has a huge bra budget.

Words to look for, encapsulation, full coverage, no bounce, support, no uni-boob, etc...

Here are some that I've purchased & loved as well as some I may purchase in the future:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F2K4M9X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T45JK92/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C1Z27SA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RAMCTS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

(Needed to order 1 band size larger, and dispute the $6.95 return fee, which they waived) https://www.onehanesplace.com/shop/onehanesplace/champion-the-smoother-sports-bra-b1277?cm_vc=onehanesplace_desktop_OrderHistory

Possible future purchases:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0186TEHCS/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A1CX3Y6OPGB2MO&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DP6CHM4/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072HTF3GD/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=A1CX3Y6OPGB2MO&psc=1

Not sure if this one separates: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AM4QF0/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071GVJR9K/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_7?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00553XM7K/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_8?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721TR7F4/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_9?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JAC0R02/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_10?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0186TDPLC/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A1CX3Y6OPGB2MO&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JC7M8JJ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=A1CX3Y6OPGB2MO&psc=1

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I have been rocking the uni-boob since a week out from surgery. I have a drawer full of older bras that I am waiting to get into. Thanks for all the bra info!

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There's an easy solution to the bra dilemma-don't wear one! My girls have been free since I was in college in the 70's (and yes, I didn't burn one but threw it off a cliff while leading a hike at summer camp-got pix to prove it) and I really should wear one but I can't stand them.

I don't remember which movie this came from, but it's a quote I embrace and use often--my girls are like yard dogs-I let them off the leash and they wander all over the place!

So free the tatas-you'll save a fortune in bra money and feel so much more comfortable!

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This is a subject I can fully relate to! Just a couple days ago, I noticed that the girls are shrinking out of my "good" bras and I'll need to look into replacements soon. There's only so much adjustment you can make in terms of tightening the band and straps.

Much as I'd like to embrace JRT Mom's suggestion, I can't stand it when the yard dogs get off the leash and wander all over the place.

At home, I just rock a decent sports-bra. Heck, I often sleep in them because I just can't stand the tatas hanging down on my belly. Besides, they come in handy for my AM yoga routine.

I admit this is one place that I've indulged myself since surgery. I don't spend $50/bra, but I will splurge and get Victoria's Secret. They have the occasional good sale where you can get one for $30. Don't forget to check the Clearance section. I got one of my faves there for $19.99!

Other brands I like: Vanity Fair and Bali. I can usually get them at Kohl's at a good price, especially if I have a %off coupon.

Personally, the key here is to make sure you have the right fit. As I've shrunken out of my regular bras, I've had to get re-sized. And I totally agree with TheRealMelsHere! I always go for full coverage. Just a minor word of warning on "full coverage". Some of them also offer padding. I'm not a fan of padding, but hey, to each his own.

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@S@ssen@ch Thanks for the tip on VS, always thought they were way out of my price range. It's good to know that they have bras with full coverage!!

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Much as I'd like to embrace JRT Mom's suggestion, I can't stand it when the yard dogs get off the leash and wander all over the place.

At home, I just rock a decent sports-bra. Heck, I often sleep in them because I just can't stand the tatas hanging down on my belly. Besides, they come in handy for my AM yoga routine.

This is me as well, got to keep them contained lol

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I had put off buying new bras & then started suffering upper back pain. Went to my acupuncturist & jokingly said the pain was from my badly fitting bras which were way too big (I could pleat the cups). Ding ding ding ding yes it was my bras. So off I went to get properly fitted. Dropped from 18E to 14F (think I might be almost a 14E though now). And miracle of miracles no more back pain.
I went to a large upmarket department store to get fitted where they knew what they were talking about & put me in numerous brands & styles till they found one that worked best for me. Nothing worse than badly fitting uncomfortable bras. Of course it ended up being an expensive brand sigh but I bought a nude one and then a couple of weeks later they had a special deal & I got 2 more at 50% off. Woo hoo.

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Does anyone know a good store that does accurate bra fittings?

Soma, if you have one near you. Their bras are expensive but they do good fittings. I had no idea I was wearing a bra that was sooo far off what I should be wearing!!!

Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

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On 11/2/2019 at 12:57 PM, Briswife15 said:

Soma, if you have one near you. Their bras are expensive but they do good fittings. I had no idea I was wearing a bra that was sooo far off what I should be wearing!!!

Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Thank you! Looking up the nearest soma now!

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I'm currently a HH so it's hard for me to get regular bras. Right now I have to amazing sports bra that I finally got to tighten to the last clip on the back!!! Can't wait until I finally get to shop new bras!

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