Best bras for women according to redditors

We found 3,020 Reddit comments discussing the best bras for women. We ranked the 2,324 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/BridgetteBane · 112 pointsr/xxfitness

I really like the Panache sports bra. It's like a tactical boob holster.

u/Gluestick05 · 65 pointsr/AskWomen

I just got an underwired sports bra in my real size and holy shit it's like angels are holding up my boobs. Even Mr. Gluestick was surprised by its power--"what are those things doing all the way up here?!" were his exact words.

u/imaginaryideals · 53 pointsr/ABraThatFits

You should check the sidebar and measure yourself with the ABTF calculator. I don't know what kind of measuring guide JCPenney's provides, but a lot of mainstream stores use the +4 method, which is more likely to give you an uncomfortable bra size.

I noticed in another comment of yours that you mention wires poking out of your bras from stress. When I had this happen with my old bras, it was before I started wearing my correct size. Since switching from 34C to 30E/F, I haven't had similar issues.

If you have a Nordstrom Rack nearby, I strongly recommend checking it. Nonstandard sizes can be found on their clearance racks, although like all clearance items, YMMV for finding what you want. But it's a good way to find cheap bras. If you don't have one nearby but are in the US, Amazon, Bare Necessities and Bravissimo are good places to look online. Bare Necessities currently has a sale going on.

As for sports bras that have bra sizes, I personally wear Panache's underwire sports bra, and I like it. However, from my normal 30E/F, I went up a band size to 32E. If I tried my regular size in their sports bra it would be uncomfortably tight.

u/localgyro · 52 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I'm a HUGE (no pun intended) fan of the Panache Sports Bra. I'm a 38FF and wear the non-wired version, and find it contains and supports the girls quite well!

u/jkkldfgjklfkl · 43 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Have you thought about trying different styles of bras? I have a little mini wardrobe of bras to wear with different things based on how in-your-face I want my boobs to be. In particular I think unlined bras (I like [Panache Andorra]( but ABTF can give you lots of shape-specific recommendations) give me a nice shape which is uplifted and contained but still soft so I don't feel like I've got two coconuts on my chest.

u/Iophobic · 27 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've been there. I found that buying actual running shoes and workout clothes (rather than wearing old college tees and cotton leggings) was a great motivator. I told myself that I didn't buy these things just to have them go to waste (and a small part of me liked showing off my ~fabulous shoe and shirt combos~). As I started exercising more, my matching game became A++ and I invested in more expensive items (specifically, a good, supportive sports bra)

I would start off buying cheaper workout clothes rather than diving into "nicer" brands like Lululemon. Old Navy and Target (and apparently Forever21?) have great affordable options. I've also gotten great deals at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and outlet stores

u/staticwaves · 21 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes
  1. Buy a box of Strap Perfects ($2.25 on Amazon). Not only does mine keep my bra straps out of sight when I'm wearing certain necklines or tank tops, but they also lift my boobs up and straighten my shoulders.

  2. Always keep tampons, pads, or the device of your choosing with you! Even if your period is like clockwork, Aunt Flo's flight can get in early.

  3. Don't depend on anyone else to supply sexual protection. Always carry condoms!!

  4. Pores looking large? Smear egg white on your face, let it dry, then rinse off. It tightens your skin up. It can feel a little strange, but a drop of olive oil helps.

  5. Shave your pits in two direction for the closest shave.
u/CrackpotJackpot · 19 pointsr/bigboobproblems

If you want something super supportive that doesn't hide things and won't give you the squashed-down uniboob look, check out the Panache underwired sports bra -- but only once you've been properly fitted!

u/weesheep · 17 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Try panache underwire sports bra.
It comes in so many sizes and is great for high impact. I couldn’t recommend it more! I think they also make a non wired one if that’s what you are looking for, I’ve never tries that though.

u/ikoabd · 16 pointsr/xxfitness

This sports bra literally changed my life. I can run, jump rope, jumping jack without fearing giving myself a black eye. I echo the others, head over to /r/ABraThatFits and check your size, and then immediately get this bra.

u/imabratinfluence · 14 pointsr/bigboobproblems

If you don't want to squash them, avoid "compression bras" and look for "encapsulation bras." Encapsulation bras will have separate cups, like this Freya Active, Panache Sport, and Panache Sport Non-wired.

u/wicksa · 13 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Yasss! Get yourself this bra. It's in UK sizing though so make sure you aren't using US sizing. And it runs a little tight so you might have to sister size up for comfort. But it's true, it keeps those things in their place.

u/hatchetations · 12 pointsr/bigboobproblems

You might want to try the Panache sports bra if you haven’t already. Zero movement, very comfy, breathes well, no uniboob, looks good. Definitely use the r/abrathatfits measurement and sizing guide if you haven't worn Panache before. It’s not cheap and it’ll probably take a few tries to find the perfect size but it’s so worth it.

u/intangiblemango · 9 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

36E is the same as 36DDD!

Are you wearing sports bras that are sized like S, M, L (like this: ) or that are sized according to your bra size? If it's the former, that's probably your issue.

I do a lot of HIIT which requires bouncing around a LOT and I really like Panache Sport: and Shock Absorber bras including the Ultimate Run bra: (Note: If you happen to buy the Ultimate Gym bra... it sizes really small, so adjust accordingly. The Ultimate Run bra sizes true to size).

At 36DDD, though, you can totally buy sports bras from Victoria's Secret that will be sized according to your actual bra size and they are much more widely available. Be sure to jump around a ton in the dressing room! I can't speak to them much because I am not in the size range that Victoria's Secret serves, but I am sure that they are totally adequate.

u/jujicakes · 9 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Panache Sports Bra it's a bit pricy but the bra has individual cups and underwires, and your boobs don't even jiggle in it.

u/tweebles · 8 pointsr/running

Finding the right sports bra can be tricky. My suggestions:

  • Have you tried any encapsulation bras? Personally, I prefer them because I find them to be more supportive. Instead of compression bras (which work by squishing everything down), they encapsulate each breast individually to keep them from moving. I like the Panache Sport a lot.

  • Sports bras that have regular bra sizes instead of bras that have the general S/M/L might work better for women who need a lot of support.

  • Have you been fitted recently? A good fit is really important when you are depending on the bra to provide strong support, especially when you're doing high-impact stuff. /r/abrathatfits has fitting information as well as a specific sports bra guide if you just want info on other brands.

u/lo_dolly_lolita · 8 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I love my Panache Sport! I wear it for everything like biking, hiking, ballet, traveling, and horseback riding. It would be quite difficult to stock enough sizes for a small business though.

u/prefinished · 8 pointsr/xxfitness

Panache has some cute colors and they're great bras. I have mine in Geo Print and my fellow pole girls kept complimenting me on it. Just mouse through the colors, there's more than generic solids in there. :)

I know you said 30C, but in this brand, as a 28H I wear a 30FF. Amazon has a great return system anyways!

u/Iamamomwithsnacks · 8 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Mine is the Natori Feathers. So comfortable. I wore it while I was pregnant and a size 32DDD(shallow) and then after for a little when I was nursing. Then my boobs and body shrank and I had to get rid of it. :(

I should get another one...

u/LocalAmazonBot · 8 pointsr/xxfitness

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: this Panache sports bra

u/cakebyte · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have the Panache Underwire Sports Bra and it's a feat of engineering. My large cup boobs don't bounce when I wear it running. I've also heard good things about Shock Absorber sports bras as well.

u/agentdanakscully · 7 pointsr/Reduction

Hey! I'm gonna paste the shopping list I used to buy things before my surgery and maybe it'll be helpful for you!

Extra strength Tylenol, frozen peas (for icing), gauze pads (I've gone through three packs of the largest band-aid brand gauze at Target), Hibiclens soap for my pre-op shower, three cases of water, throat drops, saltines, light soups, small bottles of gatorade so they're easier to lift, paper plates +disposable utensils so you don't have to do dishes, and cat food + cat litter (obviously this is specific to cat owners, but if you have a pet I suggest buying everything they need before so that you won't have to pick up anything for them at the store post-op)

Something else that might be helpful is a pack of cheap wash clothes to dry your chest after you shower since they're easier and quicker to wash than using a new full size towel every time. Paper towels are also helpful to dry your chest since they're disposable. I'm 11 days post-op, allowed to shower, and still have tape over my incisions, so I use a wash cloth to dry my chest and then blow dry my chest on low heat from a distance since I don't want the tape to retain moisture. Maternity pillows are great for sleeping- I borrowed one from a family member since I don't have any children and they're kinda pricey.

As far as post-op bras go, definitely call your surgeon's office and ask if they will provide a post-op surgical bra. My surgeon never mentioned it, but ended up providing one since I woke up in a size 38 band velcro surgical bra. I bought one Fruit of the Loom front closure bra in 38 since I knew I would be swollen. It didn't fit until 5 days post op. Here is the bra. I got it in black so that it wouldn't show any leakage, but the inside is white anyway so it didn't really matter.

Good luck with your surgery!!! :)

u/MissArtsyDee · 7 pointsr/progresspics this sports bra from panache was my saviour. So comfortable and comes in all sizes. Well worth the $70 cause it saved me from knocking myself out every time I jogged. Lol.

u/nolimit06 · 6 pointsr/suicidegirls

Amazon, my girlfriend just ordered one.

Jelinda Womens Sexy Goth Harness Strappy Body Caged Bra Black(Style 2-B)


Jelinda Womens Pentagram Harness Strappy Body Caged Bra Black Jelinda

u/Kaelizilla · 6 pointsr/loseit

Enell makes, hands down, the best sports bra I've ever found for busty ladies, and I've tried many. It's not cute and it can be a bear to get on, but their high impact compression bra (amazon product link) is the only one that has ever worked for me. I never thought I could be a jogger because of my chest, but this one lets me! Well, it lets me try, anyway.

u/Libby_Fringe · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

I love this thing. It 1) fits like iron, 2) converts to a racer back, 3) Comes in all sorts of sizes for those of us with big boobs and a small band size.

u/kaloryth · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

I do wayyyyy shorter of runs, but I'm personally having success with and heard good things about Panache. Here's the one I use which is designed for us busty ladies. linky

u/Helplessly_hoping · 6 pointsr/bigboobproblems

Panache Andorra Full Cup

Cleo Maddie Balconnet

I did notice that some sizes were cheaper than others. I guess it depends what they've got in stock? Hopefully your size is as cheap! If not, shop around the other styles. I looked for quite a while.

u/islandbug · 6 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Based on the pictures, 30E/F seems too small. I think your original measurements of 30FF/G sound about right. And I'm actually leaning more towards 30G since I'm 28FF and you seem more than one size bigger than me. Don't worry, it's not as huge as it seems! There was a survey done on this subreddit where we found out that 30F is about average.

As far as brands go, if you really think you're full-on-bottom, Cleo Lucy is a good starting bra.

u/sassafrassfast · 5 pointsr/loseit

This bra is magical.

Panache Women's Underwired Sports Bra, Black,34 DD

u/kinasekinase · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

I'm 32DD and I adore this panache sports bra. Pricier than target, but makes workouts a ton better. Read the comments for sizing recommendatiosn!

u/amandatory_reading · 5 pointsr/bigboobproblems

Enell is my favorite for hi impact workouts, I refer to it as my boob harness 🤣 It's going to feel pretty snug on your ribs.

Is F equivalent to a DDD? If so, I use Victoria's Secret for medium-low impact workout. The way the band/cups are set up puts way less strain on my neck.

u/JADRK · 5 pointsr/bigboobproblems

Hey girl! Fellow 30FF 18-year old here. I relate to all of this. There's not much I can say that will help because I'm currently struggling with the idea of a reduction too, BUT I can help with your bra-finding issues.
I searched for months to find cute bras and these are some that I currently own that are supportive, sexy, and not tooo expensive:




this one is my favorite!

u/tehzephyrsong · 5 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I'm half your mom's age, but the way you describe her breasts sounds pretty similar to mine - I'm a cup size smaller than she is at 38E, but I'm also 5'2" and overweight. I've had luck with Panache bras; my favorites are the Tango II balconette and the Jasmine. The Jasmine has stretch lace at the top of the cup, so it's pretty forgiving to full-on-top shapes. I like wearing my Jasmines because they make my boobs stick out further than my stomach, lol!

u/PMmeyourSLOTHS · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I am a 32F and I got a great Panache underwire sports bra via Amazon. Kind of looks like a tank top under your clothes but I don't move or spill out at all!

u/TheLastFassbender · 5 pointsr/genderqueer

I really like this bra for exactly that purpose--it fits my (fairly petite) frame, and doesn't "add much," if that makes sense.

u/torturous_flame · 5 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I'm a 32F. I got this sick sports bra on amazon! Shits locked and loaded yo!

u/Mrs_SippySip · 4 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I love and swear by this specific Enell bra: ... you may want to order a 1 and a 0 and see which one you like better.

It's a bit pricey, but definitely holds everything in place.

u/SamiRcd · 4 pointsr/Crossdressing_support

This is my favorite bra. Bought it nearly 4 years ago, and I routinely wear it under my male clothes. Never been clocked for it other than by my wife when she's hugged me.

u/vallary · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

It's a bit harder to get diagnose fit and for some people to get the best possible fit in a moulded bra, but if you're not at all open to wearing a non-moulded bra, that's totally your choice. Your measurements put you between band sizes as well as between cup sizes, so you're likely to wear a 32 band in some bras and a 34 in others (in addition to being between cup sizes).

I'm putting only amazon links in here for ease of shipping/returns. Everything I've linked is available on Prime, but it might default to another seller if the size you choose is out of stock or they have a lower price so just pay attention when you're adding stuff to your cart as other sellers will have their own return policies.

For absolute basic, 'everyday' bras, your best choice to start would probably be Freya Deco. This bra runs bigger in the band, so you'll probably do fine in a 32 band here.

Personally I prefer the fit of the Parfait Jeanie to the Deco, I find the cups/straps are a little closer together so it's much more comfortable for me. (Also it's $20 cheaper, though, I'd still pay the extra money for something that fit better).

Strapless bras are fairly difficult to come by in larger sizes, the Deco Strapless is what I would consider the most useful one, it also comes in a longline version which may be more supportive if you don't find this sufficient. It is tighter in the band than the regular Deco, so you may take a 34 in this.

Panache Sport is probably the most consistently recommended bra on this sub, it comes in underwired and non-wired versions. It's not moulded, the cups are seamed and made of flexible foam. The underwires in the wired version are padded, so it's pretty comfy. You'll probably take a larger band in this based on the fact that you're lifting and doing yoga, and not running.

However, since the Panache sport is an encapsulation bra, it's really not my first choice for yoga. I prefer this Shock Absorber which is a strong compression bra, to just flatten my boobs as much as possible to get them as much out of the way as they can get. This runs tight in the band, so I might suggest trying a 36 band. The sizing is kind of weird on this as well, the boob section never gets any wider, it just gets taller (I own this in a FF and H cup in the same band size), so if you try it and think it doesn't provide enough coverage and is showing too much very squished cleavage, just size up even if it's a cup size much larger than you would normally wear.

$250 is a bit of a tight budget for the number of bras you want, but really not impossible once you've narrowed down your size. Even based on Amazon-pricing, if you like the Parfait Jeanie, you can get 3 of those, the Deco Strapless, and a sports bra for $260.....but you can also get 3 Decos, the Deco Strapless, and a Panache Sport from here for £161 which converts to $213USD. You can also often find new with tags bras on ebay from UK sellers that are selling off previous seasons' printed or fashion colour bras.

u/IAmASquishyBunny · 3 pointsr/bigboobproblems

Well it's usually best to measure according to /r/ABraThatFits, so I'd recommend remeasuring according to their standards first.

Other than that, if she really is a 30E, there are plenty of options. This bra in floral and 30E is $22.10

Black Ombre in 30E is $28.29

Fuchsia 30E is $25.89

Plum 30E is $27.34

30E for $20 and amazing cleavage

30E in blue/black for $21.99

30E in black/purple $24, needs to be added to cart to show actual color

30E china blue is $28.93

30E is equivalent to a 30DDD

Malibu blue 30DDD is $21.83

Honestly, if she's spilling out of a 32DD, a 30E probably won't be much better, since the cups are the same volume. She might need a 30F. As I said, try again using the /r/ABraThatFits method.

u/tayrannosaurusrex · 3 pointsr/progresspics

I understand your heavy chest struggle. This bra saved the day for me when I was training(jogging) for a half marathon. You can customize how much lifting you want the straps to do which is nice. Not my cutest sports bra but definitely my most dependable.

u/sockbears · 3 pointsr/loseit

I would recommend trying out a wired sports bra if you can. Having a bra that encapsulates your breasts instead of compressing them really helps with comfort, support, and prevents uniboobing. I have this one by panache and I love it.

u/Miss-E-xo · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

These work really well


u/pollyatomic · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I recently picked up a couple of the Panache underwire sports bras that sound like they fit your criteria almost perfectly. I got them in 32DD, but they go up to at least DDD/E+. They have multicolored, but I grabbed a solid back and a solid white (on sale at my local running store!). They hook in back and also have a small hook on the straps to convert to racerback if you prefer it. They seem a bit more suited for FoT (which I'm not), but I've been quite happy with them regardless. I'm quite glad I found them!

u/iknitblankets · 3 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I would get fitted for your first one because the band runs small and you may need to go up a band size. Or you can try amazon wardrobe. But here’s a link to the one I purchased!

u/BriannaRG · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I used to get upper back pain in ill fitted, cross-back sports bras. I thought the cross-back would be good for larger sizes, but they really aren't. Also, if the size is not right for you, it means you are getting support from the straps instead of the band and you'll get that upper back ache you are talking about as the weight of your chest pulls on the straps. Once I found my proper size using the sidebar guide, the upper back aches generally stopped.

I tried the Panache Non Wired Sports Bra and its wireless sister and fell in love with the regular straps and great hold. No more achy back and shoulders after a workout! I didn't think I would like the wires, but they are so cushioned and encapsulated in the fabric that they only add support. The wired bra is best for intense workouts, but I do pretty well in the wireless, too.

The band is VERY snug in this model, so be sure to take your measurements using the sidebar and lean towards the upper end of your band measurement. I have a snug underbust of about 28 and a tight measurement of about 27.5, and the 30 band can even feel a little too tight for me.

u/earth_rises · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've heard good things about this one, if you know your UK size (you'll need to measure yourself).

u/dehue · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Have you ever double checked your size at /r/abrathatfits? I am asking because most stores tend to fit everyone busty into DDD sizes which often results in bad bra fit that can be the main reason for painful and uncomfortable bras. I went from 32DDD to wearing 28GG bras from UK bra brands and have stopped having issues with shoulder steps digging in and band not providing enough support. Not to mention that the bras make my boobs look way nicer. Before, I would attempt to alter the band too but it never worked too well.

There are lots avaliable on the internet, in different pretty colors, styles and patterns from bust friendly UK bras. Sometimes it's harder to find plain ones. Most are fairly pricy, but I have found lots of $40 bras on sale in my size before. Nordstoms if you have one near also stocks lots of DD+ sizes in all kinds of styles, brands and colors!

For sports bras, I really recommend Panache sports bra. It's supportive, very comfortable and makes exercising not a terrible experience. There are lots of sales too so if you don't mind the more colorful styles, you can generally find a discounted style fairly easily.

u/babbitybumble · 3 pointsr/Reduction

Everyone says to get these Fruit of the Loom bras. I was a 30GG before surgery and I got two of these bras in a size 34. They were too small after surgery. It's been three months since my surgery and the bras are still too small. I would estimate my current size is a 32DD or 32E/34D depending on the bra (my band size is bigger now). So if you get bras like these, get them way bigger.

People also recommend other sports bras from Walmart. I found that with my small band size, these rode up and caused the front to dig into my sore incisions. But you might have better luck.

I bought this bra in a larger size, like a L A/B, because that was all they had available in the shop. They altered it - took a big tuck in the back of the band so it would fit. It's okay for sleeping in. If I were doing the whole thing over again I would have ordered that Amoena bra in a M C/D ahead of time.

u/jennypop · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

try this one. trust.

u/nosudo4u · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Oh noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! I forgot my underwear a few weeks ago so now I keep a spare pair my gym bag JIC.

PS - Say goodbye to uniboob! Check out Panache Sport. I've also heard great things about Wacoal and Chantelle's sports bras but so far my Panache sport's bras are my favs. I have two with wires and two without and they are seriously the best sports bras I've ever worn.

u/Redditogo · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I love Panache! I bought their regular sports bra and while I liked it for most workouts, on my long runs (10+ miles), the underwire would poke into me and rub me raw. I was disappointed, and continued to search for the perfect bra.

Eventually, I decided to try their non-wired sports bra and it's absolutely the best sports bra I've ever put on. No bounce, no chaffing, just awesomeness.

u/RowingPanda · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I recently purchased a Panache sports bra and love it!

However, my breasts are full on bottom. But the shape of the bra seems like it would hold in the top fullness. Maybe someone else here will have experience with this one and full on top? Good luck!

u/luftballoons · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

The Cleo Juna has some lace along the top of the cup and isn't too full coverage (but is otherwise boring).

The Deco Plunge is "boring" as far as decoration, but does give nice cleavage w/ less coverage.

The Tango II seems like a fun nude bra, but it's not. It's evil (in this size rage).

I don't think the Natori Feathers comes in your size, unfortunately, because I think it hits all of your points.

The Gossard Superboost lace plunge looks cute, but I haven't tried it (and I think I remember people saying Gossard is weird re shape/sizing?)

The Freya Carys is not beige as in nude color, but is a more neutral color and also comes in longline.

u/theruthisloose · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I am a 30G (measured over at /r/ABraThatFits). I finally broke down and ordered the sports bra from Panache. Assuming you're all measured and properly fitted into the correct bra size, this thing is a miracle!

It doesn't use compression, but more of an encapsulation technique.. if that makes sense? It's the most amazing invention in the world of large-breasted athletes. If you can spare the cash, I would highly recommend it.

u/singsingsingsing · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

If you want to get this look with a properly fitting bra, I must say the Freya Deco did wonders for me! I have very large, pendulous breasts with what I consider an average root. The Deco keeps them lifted up and creates that rounded look on top without them touching.

I also recently purchased the Cleo Lilly and Cleo Lucy
, and they give me a great rounded look that isn't as intense.

u/iswearitsreallyme · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Seconded! I recently bought this Panache sports bra and it makes a world of difference. I don't need to wear a second sports bra or a top with a built-in bra when I go running now!

u/Goddess_Keira · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Again, you're most welcome! hopefully we can find something that works.

Panache Ardour is a molded foam bra that has more depth than most such styles, so it could be worth a try. Panache Cari is a spacer-foam molded bra. Spacer foam is more flexible than traditional foam type bras. Cleo Hettie and Curvy Kate Ellace are a couple of unlined styles you could try for starters.

I don't advise that you order all these bras at once unless you have Prime and can get them all with free shipping and returns. Even then, too many at once can be confusing. Try one or two styles to start with. It's a good idea to start with one bra in two sizes, so in this case I'd say try the recommended 32F and 32FF. I'd suggest one of the unlined to start even if it's not your favourite because if you want to do a fit check it's easier to see the fit issues (or you can do a fit check without photos and describe the fit really well). But of course the choice of what to start with is up to you. There are also lots of other online sellers you can purchase from if you prefer, sucxh as Bare Necessities, Figleaves US (or UK), Herroom, and Breakout Bras to name a few. Just make sure that you can do returns if it doesn't fit. Not all places do free returns.

If you have a Nordstrom near you, you can try there or order from them online, have things shipped to your home and return in store whatever you decide against.

u/tossinthetrash22 · 2 pointsr/C25K

I hear you on the necessity to invest in a good running bra! A few years ago, I decided to get the one that Oprah always recommends and it is THE BEST. In case anyone is looking for suggestions:

u/captain_wombat · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

A properly fitting bra will support and separate your breasts without pressing them too tightly to your chest. It sounds like that's what you're looking for. What I would recommend is first to use the calculator and then post a measurement check with your measurements so the community here can help you find your ideal fit. I think it's likely that the bras you have been wearing are too large in the band and too small in the cup, which is just a recipe for discomfort.

Once you have found your ideal size, a bra with a nice snug band and soft underwires will be super comfortable. Personally my most comfortable bras are from Comexim, but there are other brands with pretty soft underwires too.

Another option is to go with an encapsulation-style sports bra. These bras are designed to completely surround your breasts and hold them snugly in place without compressing them. The gold standard for this type of bra is the Panache Sport. I get the "oozing" problem you describe with some compression-style sports bras, but the Panache keeps everything in place nicely.

u/cairdes · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I found mine on, it is also on, and Nordstroms. Here is the Amazon link and here is the sports bra's page on the Panache website. It is a UK company so make sure you know your size in UK terms. If you scross down this page. You can see a chart comparing US to UK sizes.

u/enna_ · 2 pointsr/wedding

Hey! 34H chiming in! This bra has a million sizes (including yours!) and I absolutely love it! Of course its a personal pref thing, but just in case you need something with good value and good quality-- :)

u/trialblog · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Panache! It is ah-mazing. I do go down a band and a cup size in this one, normally wear a 30F, took a 28F in white. I don't know if that holds true across the board tho, it might just be because I have in-betweeny sized breasts.

u/Supermal · 2 pointsr/bigboobproblems

It's hard when I don't live somewhere where I can try sizes like that on. I'd prefer to just keep ordering sizes like the ones I can try on that fit reasonably.

Right now I'm looking at this one by Panache, but it's such a pain to order it and send it back if it doesn't fit. And a disappointment, like this Shock Absorber was.

u/emodlm · 2 pointsr/Militaryfaq

I was a 34 DD when I went to basic. AF but relevant advice anyways.

Double up on the cheaper, less supportive bras.Also, consider going down one cup size from what you should technically wear.

If you have the money, Glamourise makes this one and Moving Comfort makes this one. Both are awesome but the Glamourise one is my favorite for bounce control and a bit of separation. I trained for three half marathons in the Moving Comfort ones and the Glamourise ones have ended up great for running since having kids/gaining weight and turning into a 38G.

Trust me on the bras.

u/pinkponies7 · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I'm also in NEPA and a 30FF !! Ok, sorry, I get excited when I see other fellow NEPA'ers here. Anyway! There are absolutely no specialty stores here and it makes me sad =/. My method so far (I have amazon prime) is ordering a bunch online in different brands and styles, then shipping back what doesn't work. It seems like a huge pain to most people, but I don't think it was that bad. Plus with amazon, you can schedule the UPS people to pick up returns at your house. also has free shipping, I just found that amazon is cheaper.

Another option is making a trip to NYC or Philly for a day, finding a specialty store and trying a bunch on then either buying there or ordering online when you get home. I'm sort of an even shape with avg. projection and my favorite so far is my panache andorra.

u/anxious-pigeon · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

transmasc here -- I wore/wear this one all the time when I needed to not feel my chest. It's very thin and lightweight, good for smaller chests but if you've got particularly noticeable nips it might not hide them with a thin shirt (like those clingy super thin women's shirts). If that's an issue for you I'd look for a stretchy bralette with light padded inserts. TBH I fucking hated underwire and any scratchy material (lace, too many ribbons, etc).

Sports bras as hailed as they are for comfort actually aren't that comfortable when thing are sensitive :(

u/rhythmicdancer · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I came across this Booband while shopping online for sports bras. Maybe this might help?

u/Pippyn · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

The Panache Wired Sports Bra has saved my running life! I bought mine on Amazon LINK
PRO TIP: This ran a cup size big for me. I'm a 32GG and the 32G is perfect for me.

edit: I'm just now realizing this isn't in K on Amazon. Sorry :(

u/12hundred · 2 pointsr/loseit

It's one of these. They're AMAZING! Highly recommend. Great support, and really cute, too.

u/nottellingit · 2 pointsr/fatlogic

I have two of these and they're literally the best things ever. Unfortunately I'm shrinking out and they're hella expensive.

u/simplythere · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I can understand the desire to buy something for your SO, even if there's a likelihood that they may not like it. My husband isn't a fan of shopping so he won't even bother looking until his current clothes rip or become threadbare, so I've always just bought a bunch of options for him to try at home without the pressure and discomfort of a dressing room and returned things that he didn't like. I've returned entire orders of clothes to Nordstrom because he didn't like any of it. I think it's the sentiment of doing something considerate to make them feel comfortable vs. what you actually end up buying.

As for your question, I think the Panache underwired sports bra is pretty popular among very busty women. Compression-only bras may not provide enough support for women with a lot of volume. I'd also try one with molded cups and no underwire like the Moving Comfort one another girl suggested because depending on how her breasts are spaced, some underwires go up too high and can cause discomfort where the center gore will dig into the breast tissue.

u/_9a_ · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Don't know if you've seen/had any success with them, but several companies make front-close sports bras

u/geekygirly · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

The Panache underwired sports bra:

I am a 30JJ and love Love LOVE this sports bra. The band is nice and firm, and the wires are very well padded and don't hurt or dig. I also love that it has a hook to convert the bra from normal to racerback straps (I find I need the extra holding power of converting to racerback after a while on a run!)

Have fun getting back into the gym! I'm just getting back into after the holidays too and it feels great to be sore (good sore!) after a workout!

u/tiffwilliams15 · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

FF is a UK size. It's 1 full cup bigger than an F. UK sizing goes D, DD, E, F, FF, G, GG and so on. I checked bratabase and the Deco has very wide wires. 34FF actually has the same volume as a 32G, but with a looser band. The Cleo Lucy is a good bra to start with if you are full on bottom. Also, unlined bras are much better when you are trying to nail down your best fit/size. It has medium wires. Amazon often has the Lucy on sale for a good price, right now the 34FF is about $31. You might want to try it in the 34F and 34FF.

u/DeciduousTree · 2 pointsr/thebachelor

Sure, it’s this one. I usually buy them when the less popular colors go on sale.

u/RecursiveRhetoric · 2 pointsr/MtF

Yep! $15-25 will get you a decent pair of inserts or a silicone adhesive bra on Amazon, shipping included. :)

Personally, I got two adhesive bras, one B cup and the other an A cup to nest inside it. The adhesive can be used to stick the two together. I leave the plastic on the nested A cups and use them as inserts, since the adhesive is mostly for enhancing cleavage and for wearing backless dresses.

Here is an example item. This isn't a specific recommendation — the price is good but I haven't read the reviews.

u/superasteraceae · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Panache Sport comes in an ever-changing array of colors and patterns. The "boob-armor" style might not suit you, but you'll probably find a color that does.

Other options:
Freya (both Panache and Freya have more styles than just the one underwire version))
Shock Absorber (also look for different styles from them, and check out UK retailers for even more options than are available in the US)

u/Into-the-stream · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You say the straps are digging in. That's the problem. The support should come from the band, not the straps. The straps should be just tight enough not to slip off your shoulders.

Get a bra that has a band tight enough that it can't ride up your torso in the back. If you measure around your torso just under your breast tissue, keep the tape parallel with the ground, and the tape should be very tight. Tha is your true band number. Don't add or subtract. If it measures 38", you need to find a bra that's 38" (most bra sellers suggest adding inches. This makes bras easier to manufacture, but it's wrong. Yes, you've been lied to about how to fit a bra by everyone your whole life.)

Now that you know your size, there are two types of sports bras, bending or encapsulating. Binding is basically a giant elastic band that squashes your boobs into place. Encapsulating creates little pockets for your breasts that hold them in place. Binding bras are more common, and a lot cheaper. Encapsulating are better, and more expendsive.

Panache makes encapsulating ones with wire and no wire. amazon

/r/abrathatfits is a great resource.

u/Red_Mare_ · 2 pointsr/Equestrian

I wear a Panache underwire sports bra. I'm a 30GG, so I need the support. And it does a pretty good job. I had to size down to a 30G in the sports bra because of shape issues, though.

Eta: I got mine from Amazon here

u/jawizoo · 2 pointsr/loseit

I like the Glamorise No-Bounce bra that JessPlays mentioned, but I love the Glamorise double-layer custom-control bra.

I get good support from both, but the custom-control gives me a better shape (more rounded and more pushed-up). I ordered a bunch of the custom-control ones, and now I only use the no-bounce ones as a backup. I'm a 38H, so I know how important good support is!

As a general reference, bratabase can be a good resource for bra reviews and suggestions for your particular measurements.

u/quaith · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Aww, your emoticon is so sad! The Panache Sport has kind of padded wires? In my experience, it's not great at separation and it's very full coverage, but looks like it gives a good shape/support in your size range. FYI, generally people report the band runs firm and the cup runs small, so you might want to try a 36H/38GG as well as your normal size.

u/evendree72 · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

When I had my reduction, I wore the front zipping sports bras from lane Bryant.. I don't see them on here but they zipped up the front.

Before surgery I always wore the enel sports bra, they were amazing.

u/ReadWriteRecycle · 2 pointsr/tifu

Agree with all the r/abrathatfits recommendations, but wanted to add a suggestion she try 2toms SportShield swiped along where the band will sit and under where the clasps will be if she’s going to be exercising in humid or rainy conditions or doing cardio for over an hour. Even the best fitting sports bra (my pick is Panache Underwire over Freya or Shock Absorber) still has the potential to chafe!

u/bloggsy · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

It sounds like she might be something like a 34J or 36HH? If so, you should be able to help her to find something fairly easily. If she doesn't want them 'up here' in her face, look for something full coverage so she doesn't feel like they are all on show as she might with a plunge or balconnet.
When you've measured, how about trying the Panache Andorra - the lace is pretty stretchy so I think it works for a number of shapes, and comes up to a J cup. You could order it from Amazon or Nordstrom and get free returns - it's cheaper elsewhere but the free returns is wonderful when you are trying sizes.

u/t_maia · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

One of cheapest bra in your size range that is halfway decent is the Goddess Keira. It sells for around 40 USD on amazon. Amazon does free returns and I've also seen the Keira go on sale for less. Goddess uses US sizing, order a 34K.

They also currently have the Panache Tango II Balc. on sale in beige for 34 USD. Order your UK size of 34H.

The Cleo Marcie is on sale for 50% off at 28 USD. Again, order your UK size of 34H.

EDIT: Cleo Lucy is also on sale for 35 USD.

u/Malyi · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Thanks for this! The Marcie (well, at least the one I found on amazon ) looks a little pinky.

u/mysticalthrowawayacc · 2 pointsr/loseit

When I was that band and cup size (38G/GG) I wore an Enell sports bra size 3. (I now wear the same one as a 34/36 G/GG in a 2). It's super effing ugly, but ZERO BOUNCE and that's really what I'm looking for for running and stuff.

Here's the Amazon link-

u/Squishy_Cat · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

I'll also second the bralettes and lounge bras! I don't think it makes much sense to spend a lot of money on expensive bras when you're in your first year or so of HRT, just because you'll probably have growth spurts and end up outgrowing them anyway.

I happen to like these Hanes wire-free bras. They're flexible with the sizing, so you won't grow out of them too fast, and they're only about $12 each. Pretty comfy, too! Just be aware that they're not padded, if that matters to you. They do have front sliders though, which makes adjusting them much less of a hassle than a lot of other bras!

u/memmly · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I have two of these bras and they're my favorite for running:

They have version without underwire too.

Edit: id like to clarify that i wear 28F and I'm very particular about having enough support while running. So this bra really does great

u/Shanakitty · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Projected, seamed bras don't have to make your boobs look like cones or cylinders. They can look pretty round (most of my bras are very projected, unlined cups, and give a nice shape). The main problem is that they don't make many bras like that in your size range.

I just looked though, and it seems that they make Panache Andorra in 40D. It is a bra with medium-width wires and medium projection (though I'm not 100% sure how it scales in your size) that suits even top- and bottom-fullness, so it should be a lot more projected than your current bras, but without a lot of danger of being pointy. If you try it, I would suggest not getting the black, because black bras tend to run a bit smaller (something about black dye sometimes makes them less stretchy). Panache bands are typically pretty firm/true-to-size, and since they don't make C-cups, getting a 42 isn't an option.

u/yolibrarian · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Post ABTF, and my biggest go-tos are the Goddess Michelle in Sand and the Panache Andorra in Pearl. I don't really care about seams showing through my clothes, and honestly the specific seaming on Michelle is what makes it fit me so well. I'm more bothered about coloured bras showing through my clothes, so I don't wear some of my other bras as often, but I also love some of Freya's half cup bras--they have such cute patterns!

u/feckoffk · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Hey, we're the same size! Can I ask you about sports bras? I'm a very petite long-distance runner (5'1, 105 pounds) so I bought Enell bras and sewed the straps a lot higher, really tight. Now my boobs don't bounce, but my shoulders and back HURT.

u/coledarling · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

also on amazon :) with free shipping/returns with prime!

u/annoyingbranerd · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

If you are in the USA, your best bet of trying on some bras in 38HH in a store is Nordstrom. Call your nearest Nordstrom store and have them order in a few bras in 38HH.

I would also phone any lingerie boutiques within 4 hours of you and see whether they have this size in stock. (Chances are high they have one bra, the Elomi Caitlyn in beige or the Goddess Keira in fawn. Or they have one sole bra in 42F and tell you to come in anyway, in the hope of making a sale. Been there, have fallen for that crap.)

I've been through all of this and in the end I just gave up. I order all my bras online. I don't have to drive several hours to a boutique with a shitty selection and pay full price for an ugly bra. Instead I look up the newest collections from Elomi, Goddess and Panache, make a list of what I like and then try to find a good price for those bras. I try the bras in the comfort of my own home without a sales assistant breathing down my neck and telling me how great it looks and I can think a few days whether I really want to keep the bra.

I can also try the new bra with all my shirts and see which shirts it works with. Does the lace show through? Is the beige pale enough to work for my pasty-white skin and not show through my work uniform white button-downs? Is the gore low enough to wear with that new gorgeous teal and silver shirt with the low plunging neckline?

The way I see it, you are not really buying the bra online, instead you are paying a deposit to the online shop so that you can try the bra in the comfort of your own home, maybe even giving it a test drive of around 30 min while you do some light chores around the house, simulating everyday wear.

You only really bought it when you decide to keep it, rip the tags off, give it a rinse to wash the starch out and then put it on for a 10+ hour day.

So maybe consider taking advantage of the amazon sales and order a few 38HH bras through amazon.

Since you wanted wire-free:

The Elomi Smoothing that you got in 44FF is also available in 38H and might fit you in that size too because it runs large in the cup. It is sadly currently sold out on amazon, the only sizes that are available are 38GG and 40GG. If you want to try it in 38H, you'd need to order it elsewhere.

u/bra-adventures · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

I also have a rather pronounced tail of spence, and for me shoulder bras work best to keep them in check. I'd recommend the Natori Feathers - I personally haven't tried it, but it's supposedly great for shallow breasts. You may want to size up in the cup though, it's very shallow.

The ones I own are Mimi Holliday shoulder bras - I have several non-padded (narrow wires) and one padded (wide wires). Mimi's rather expensive, but from time to time, cheap ones in 28D-DD and 30C-D pop up on Amazon UK and Ebay. Their balconettes and padded plunges (actually half cups) also have very wide cups.

u/vmbuford · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Okay, if you've tried flirtelle and you think you need narrow wires, and you're full on bottom, I'd say try Cleo Lucy or Marcie. Marcie is more for even breasts, while Lucy tends to work better on FOB breasts. You could also probably try Freya, which also has narrow wires, and most of their models are FOB compatible. The deco may work for you (it has narrow-ish wires), or one of their padded halfcups may do you well. For cleo, you'll probably want to stick to a 32 band, but you may need to go down to a 30 in some Freya's, as they tend to be stretchier.

You should be able to order these all (although, for some odd reason, I can't find the cleos on nordstrom's site even though I know they carry them) for free shipping and free returns (or maybe try them on in store at) Nordstrom. Also, amazon prime, if you've got it.

These other bras are also recommeded for FOB:

  • Bravissimo Alana
  • Freya Arabella
  • Panache Tango II Balconette
  • Goddess Kiera

    Depending on how FOB you are, the CK Entice may also work for you (although, it has been discontinued, tends to work better for even shapes), and you should probably go up one cup size for it, so 32FF.

    Do you live in Southern CA? I've heard good things about Jennette's bras as well as Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack for fittings and bra shopping.

u/dranarchy · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Geez, I didn't even know I was essentially buying the same bra over and over again. No wonder nothing was working. My ignorance of this topic is a little embarrassing! But you're all very sweet and helpful around here, so I'm going to pursue this li'l project. It would really take a surprising amount of stress off my life and add confidence if I could just get it straightened out.

Just to be clear, first try:

  1. Panache CLEO Lucy Balconnet Bra 5851
  2. Panache Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831)
    in which size, exactly?
    Also, which Freya unmoulded would you recommend?

    It seems silly that there aren't companies cashing in on tapered torsos. To be honest, I didn't even know I had such a thing, but it explains why a LOT of clothes I try on fit weird! :P
u/lheurebleue · 1 pointr/braswap

Hey! Is the Panache Sport in the color that Amazon calls turquoise/lime?

Any chance you'd be interested in a beige 28DD Panache Porcelain?

u/cupcakery · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

I've had a few of these for YEARS and they've held up really well. I'm a 28FF/30F so we're dealing with close to the same volume. Super sturdy.

u/hurrrrrmione · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

> shallow/wide rooted (I'm not sure what the difference is between those,

Root width is about how far your tissue extends around your side/under your arms. It's relative to bra size - bigger band sizes have wider roots on average and larger cup sizes have wider roots on average.

Shallow breasts have a large base in respect to how far the tissue comes out from the chest wall, so they almost always have both wide roots and tall roots. Tall roots are where some of your tissue trails up from the main section of the breast and comes very close to the collarbones.

Is the Charlotte the 6901? (this one)

u/frodofox · 1 pointr/cosplay

I would try body tape like this -

Its a two sided tape that hides easily under clothes

also another way to go or add on to it is adhesive bras like this -

I've tried them once for when I went to prom and they are awkward but you can also get ones where you can cut them to fit around your fabric.

u/jlgra · 1 pointr/Fitness

Def. They're actually a little painful to peel off, bonus waxing. Like these Not sure if that needs a NSFW tag, it's not exactly sexy

u/Tangurena · 1 pointr/asktransgender

> will i go crazy from having to constantly wear a sports bra for seven days straight?

If you've never worn one before, yeah. Before the end of day 1.

There are a couple types of sports bras: compression, encapsulation and both. Compression sample

Encapsulation sporting bras look like regular bras: cup for each breast. Sample

A combination sporting bra has separate cups for each breast and an adjustable panel that holds them secure. Sample.

> Keep in mind that i just have a very small bit of breast growth, but the whole nipple situation is a problem that needs to be hidden.

A t-shirt underneath a button down shirt works for me. Keep both dark colors so the areola doesn't show through. A single t-shirt works if the material is opaque and thick. I think the compression ones may suffice, but be aware that the band sizes for compression ones may not come in your size, they seem to stop around 38-ish and some brands stop at much smaller band sizes.

u/TheKisSquared · 1 pointr/bigboobproblems

I have these and I've never had a problem, though I generally use rubber bands or a bit of string in a pinch. I've never had the clips break (though I HAVE lost a few rubber bands) - just remember to loosen the straps before using anything to relieve some of the tension.

u/turmoli · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Ah, this is more complex than I realized it would be!

I will purchase a 28FF this weekend and see how that fits and if I can get used to it.

I've seen a lot of people raving about the Panache sports bra. Do you have any experience with this brand, and if you do, do I keep the 28FF as well?

Thanks so much!
I'm already intimidated because I just looked up VS bras, and they don't even list band size 28. Or bigger cup sizes for smaller bands. This will need some shopping around, yeah shopping!

u/foxlie · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Spacer bras! I have the Panache Cari and I've also heard good things about the Fantasie Rebecca. They're not quite moulded cups, more like a thick, stiffer mesh that breathes well. Note that these are European sizes, so if you haven't already, head over to r/abrathatfits to find the right fit :)

u/Reverserer · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

the tube gripper that goes around the top to hold the bitches down.

Like this

I know nothing of that particular one but that is the boob holder down thing that is supposed to work very well.

u/theChaparral · 1 pointr/running

I'm a dude, but for some reason this popped on my Amazon recommendations just now. Maybe this could work for you?

u/the-dizzy · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Um. So yeah, I goofed up a little. It's actually not a Freya, it's a Panache. This one:

Derp. Sorry. :P Back to square one, I guess.

Anyway, I do have pretty significant gapping at the top of the cups - maybe about an inch? Though maybe I should go down to a GG instead... a little gapping won't bother me too much.

Thanks for the input about the balcony/plunge bras. :D

u/ava_83 · 1 pointr/braswap

Sorry, my pics are messy and unorganized! Here's the Natori Feathers:

It's the one in the middle in this pic:

u/cleverdistraction · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Agree with Amazon - for example this bra and these panties have prime shipping available AND free returns if they don't fit her well or she doesn't like them.

Also agree that if you can find the matching panties for her current bras, you'd still be doing very well by her. :)

u/RomanticPanic · 1 pointr/altgonewild

I got my girlfriend this one but I think op might be wearing this one tiny differences

u/gliterpoison · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Thanks for the tag /u/crazymusicalgenius96 !
I am feeling you girl! Our shape is a pain and a half. I am going to be totally honest with you. I tried a crap ton of bras before I found what I wanted. Wanna know what I found? Victoria Secret. Its the weirdest thing to me that it it what fits best (still not perfect but literally fits very well when put on well). I also fit well in a self expression by maidenform racerback. I am trying to remember if they run to a 32D/DD but I would not suggest the raceback if you get a 34C/D as you likely will need a rixie clip to help keep it tighter (because the bands are pretty stretchy). I would suggest getting this first and trying this ( on (suggest 34C/D as their bands are stiffer). It is the only of the UK bras I have had actually fit me, second best was the Freya Lauren padded halfcup. It fit for awhile but as it shifted it was bad for me but it could be good for you (would go for a 32D/DD for sure in that). If you wanna talk bras with me feel free to PM me as I don't want to rant here lol. :)

PS: Padded bras rarely work for us. I am trying to find one now that will work but it isn't healthy to wear them daily anyways so it works out :). I would also like to say that the calculator size is a starting point and you likely will be closer to a 32D than the DD as it overestimates often for our shape.

u/Rottenryebread · 1 pointr/tifu

Ladies! She got it on Amazon for those like me who were wondering where to buy it link

u/fondalashay · 1 pointr/progresspics

Around 50$.. here they are on the US Amazon

u/khasiv · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Do you think that a racerback converter might help?

u/fabricwench · 1 pointr/sewing

It depends on how the bust was constructed. It is often easier to build out to fill the cups with something like these cutlets.

u/basylica · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Most bras use the UK sizing when you are in the post DD size. There are a few exceptions.

Bravissimo has huge selection, as well as figleaves and amazon carries a lot of them. If you want to try on IRL nordstrom will carry your size in most stores.

If memory serves (see i dont even remember because UK sizing is king) 32K = 32H which is one band and cupsize larger than me. You have a lot of options but for me i prefer panache (particularly cleo which is a sister brand) bras mainly because they cater to smaller bands and deep (vs wide) cups.

Next step is figuring out you breast shape and trying on bras. Fyi after 20yrs of cramming myself into too small bras my initial size worked until i had the mythical “tissue migration” and went up like an extra cup size so i would warn you about buying a ton of bras initially because boobs can sometimes inflate after years of being compressed ;)

I really like the panache cleo marcie, its been my goto for several years (and sizes) now. But i probably tried on tons of sizes and styles over the years. But if you are full on top its a great place to start and has come in a rainbow of colors over the years.

Amazon isnt a bad place to start ordering bras because of free ship and returns and there are lots of shapes and styles.

Try a few and post fit results here (you dont have to post pics, just this fit great in this way but didnt work because of this...)

Odds are good you will need a deep cup vs a shallow one because generally H cups are. So panache is a good place to start. Freya is another brand (i found the bands were not firm enough when i tried them, but this was years ago) bravissimo has their own line of bras, curvy kate makes bras in your size (ive never tried them as ive heard they run wide and shallower, but i cant say for sure)

You can literally search 32H bras on amazon and scroll through options.

Goddess comes in US sizing, and a couple other brands but UK tends to be the popular big boob bras. The brits definitely have us beat bigtime on better bras ;)

These can be pretty compressing so i preferred going up a size ie 32H when i wear a 30H in other bras, but id start with your size and go up if you need to. Just be aware of sister sizing. Ie 30H = 32GG = 28HH. Go up a band go down a cup, and down a band go up a cup.
So 32H = 34GG is one band bigger but same cup. Confusing but bras can be ;)

Id highly recommend using a unlined cup bra like marcie or jasmine to find correct fit. Lots of girls want/are used to foam cup bras but they dont mold to you like a “cut and sew” bra and make it hard to diagnose fitting issues. There are some foam cup and spacer options out there in your size but id start with the inlined for fitting purposes first.

Check out bravissimo’s site too and filter by your size. The options will for sure blow your mind ;)

u/noys · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Going braless is fine, but bras are often vilified in this subreddit, mostly only because they don't fit well. It's not the poster's fault or the bra's fault, but it's not right to do that, and I can't just stand by when it's happening.

30C is designed for the same breast volume as 32B, but it has a tighter band, not surprised it feels tight. It could be that you need very shallow 30Ds with wide wires and not a lot of forward projection - shallow breasts sometimes also need a bigger size than measurements predict. "D cup" isn't huge. Here's a well fitting shallow 30D. And here's another.

Your description of cup fit sounds like too narrow wires preventing all of your breast tissue getting into the cups. It's a bit like a party hat sitting on your head, it is to small, but it's empty because your head doesn't fit in it. The cup isn't too big, it's wrongly shaped, too narrow and too forward projecting.

A good thing about brands with a big size range is a lot of their straps tend to be fully adjustable.

Natori Feathers Contour Plunge is considered one of the comfiest bras out there. Calvin Klein Customized Lift demis are liked by many. Aerie bras by and large are great - you could try a 32C on tightest hooks in store and if it works order 30D online, I don't think they stock 30 bands in stores.

u/neptunesbrinypubes · 1 pointr/xxfitness

We have similar stats, so just chiming in with some anecdotal experience!

I hit puberty before many of the girls in my class and was known for having outrageously large boobs throughout middle and high school, so mine, too, have been the target of my frustrations for many years. After having children, they grew exponentially (nursing and weight gain), and haven't gone back to their previous size since. They're a nuisance and a pain, and I'd likely be really self-conscious of them if I were less comfortable with myself, because their mass means they hang low on my chest wall without a bra to lift them up. Personally, I've considered breast reduction, but not seriously, because, for better or worse, I experience a lot of anxiety with surgery and hospitals. In short, you're not alone in resenting something that other women get augmented to possess.

Here is a visual reference of the change in my own body since I lost 50 lbs. After my second kiddo, I was at my heaviest weight, 180 lbs (am 5'1"). I think I was a 36 J. After the weight loss, I was a 30 G. That's three band sizes and six cup sizes, and keep in mind that cup size also shrinks in proportion to band size.

I imagine your results will be largely influenced by genetics; but that being said, there's still hope. I think you absolutely need to get yourself a hardcore, proper sports bra after being properly fitted. I have a Panache, and I can do anything in it without pain. At my largest, I wore an Enell, and currently I wear a Panache and am size 32GG. I prefer the Panache over other styles and brands because it has a center spacer that separates the breasts. At my bust size, a traditional pull-on sports bra that creates the pressed-together-uniboob-look just means I'm in for lots of sweat and heat rash. Another well-regarded sports bra for busty ladies is the Freya, but I've found that the Freya brand, although superior quality, personally doesn't work for me because I'm a full-on-bottom breast shape and they're often too shallow for me. I've also had my Panache for three years and use it exclusively, and it looks and performs like new.

As an aside, I worry that your use of the word "disproportionate" to describe yourself indicates that you have some unhealthy feelings toward your body. Many of us have experienced body dysmorphia, but you need to understand that there's no such thing as a disproportionate body, unless you have Elephantiasis or a similar medical disease. I know you were probably just using it to describe how chesty you feel, but big busted or not, you're not unnaturally or wrongly shaped, and you need to know that. Keep eating well and moving your body, and hopefully your happiness in your own skin will follow!

u/bustybluestocking · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

My experience with sports bras and gymnastics (which has it's own 360 concerns) has led me to search for the elusive racerback encapsulation DD+ bra. Racerbacks are only style I get support, good distribution of pressure and full range of motion in, while encapsulation personally feels much more comfortable then compression. Both the Panache Sport and Freya Active (which are very popular, so give them a try too) have j-hooks which are completely inadequate and a bit flimsy.

I've temporarily settled on the Bendon Extreme Sport. It's a cup size small for me (only goes up to a G, alas!), but the best fit I've found: great top and side support, convertible straps for a true racerback and really strange wires (they have a sort of swoosh shape when worn) that somehow work. Worth a spot on your list for sure.

u/gaseum · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

I'm getting a 32F for you, my dear. If you do prefer the 34 band, the sister size would be a 34E (equivalent to a 34DDD in Victoria's Secret). But I do suggest trying the 32 to see how it feels.

For full on bottom/projected/average root, I'd recommend:

  • Freya Arabella
  • Bravissimo Alana
  • Panache Tango II Balconette
  • Cleo Lucy

    These are in order from very narrow and projected to average width and somewhat projected, so you may have to experiment to find the style that's right for you.

    If I were you, I'd try the Arabella and Cleo in a 32F, and the others in either a 32F or a 34EE depending on your preference.

    Hope this helps! Be sure to post a fit check when you get your bras so we can troubleshoot any potential problems. :)
u/DensestPotato · 1 pointr/unpopularopinion

Way to necro, also there is! It's called a sports bra and there's also some support items like this one.

u/EmmaInFrance · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

With the Panache brand bras (including Cleo and Sculptresse) that I've tried so far, I've needed to go up a cup size, so you might want to try a 38F in the Cleo Minnie. How did you find the band on the Minnie, out of interest?

You could perhaps try the Panache Andorra or Andorra Plunge. There's also the Panache Jasmine and Scupltresse Chi Chi/Flirtini/Paradise. I get a little wrinkling at the top of the Scupltresse bras but it doesn't show under bras.

u/ButTheBoobies · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Welcome back!

Averaged MWB and the +4 sister size method both put your near a 38G and 36GG, and these are sister sizes to the 40FF Alegro you linked to which actually looked like a really good cup volume for you despite the loose upper panel.

I would recommend starting with:

  • Cleo Marcie, which is on sale in 36GG on Amazon for $27 with free shipping and free returns in the blue color

  • Cleo Lucy, which is on sale in 36GG on Amazon for $29 through Herrom in the purple color, or around $50 with free shipping and free returns in the other colors. ^(If you can afford to front the higher cost on this one, you have the flexibility to send it back for a full refund and buy it in the cheaper color once you know the size you need, if it works out and you're so inclined).

    Alternatively, you could also scour Bratabase. I currently have the Cleo Alexa in 36GG and Elomi Lara in 38G listed for sale, as well as a Cloe Juna in 34H which I think would fit you pretty decently based off the measurements and the photos you've provided.
u/stozzola · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Seems like we are almost boob twins! Except my roots are pretty narrow rather than average, but also tall. My best unlined fit at the moment is Freya Ooh La La in 28D (cups run slightly big) and this Melissa Dessous 0037 in 60E (cups run slightly small) (the photos of 60E are not me, btw! But the bra in the photos is the one I own because I bought it off of this user haha. Just dont want to steal credit from her for adding the bra to bratabase which I am too lazy to do.) although I have to wear and extender with the Melissa Dessous because the band is freakishly small, it still fits like it was made for my tall roots and average projection and its so comfortable.

If you are looking for a foam lined bra at all, I recently purchased the Panache Cari spacer bra which has decent projection for a lined bra and is also great for accommodating my tall roots. The lined foam is a great alternative to a typical lined/moulded bra because its super smooth under tight clothes but still breathable, I can see through the foam if I hold i light behind it.

u/ZestyChinchilla · 1 pointr/asktransgender

I think I ordered my first ones when I was about 3 months in. Things were just obvious enough that I figured I probably should, at least to keep things a little less...pointy-looking.

In fact, i still have those bras and still wear them. They're very comfy, and my only real complaint is that I wish they had a little padding, mostly to prevent them from bunching up a little on occasion. But they're still great options for you first bras, because they're "flexible" sizing (S/M/L instead of fitted sizes). They're the Hanes Convertible Seamless Wire-Free bras.

u/CB81 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

What type of bra are you wearing? Most sports bras are compression type, which rely on stretchy fabrics to squish you into your ribcage, and generally don't provide much support for bounce.

Try an encapsulation bra like the Panache Sport or Freya Active. Encapsulation bras are fitted to your ribcage measurement where the band rests, usually have wires to surround your whole breast, and provide higher rise for protection against upward movement. You might also like Enell, Shock Absorber, or Moving Comfort.

Panache and Freya use UK sizing, so head here to figure out what size to get:

u/Qwaiii · 1 pointr/asktransgender

Having similar issue, be wearing some sports bra's and thought I need something less tight and one wearing now came in today. Fits fairly nice, I don't have much for breast, just keeping my nipples from rubbing.

Also got a Calvin Klein Cotton Bralette, but have not worn that for more than a couple minutes, so can't vouch for it yet. (But the Calvin probably won't do too much to hide nipples if that's a concern as it seems thin, but the bra I linked In thin, but thick enough to hide nips.)

u/kbug21 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

32F here (UK sizing) and Lululemon didn't cut it. It was painful to run. Now I wear Panache and it's awesome!

Edit: This bra is THE SHIT for busty ladies

u/wanchin · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Thank you.
I will have to head over to nordstroms to try them out.

You said "depending on your shape". Can you elaborate please?

EDIT: I was reading the reviews for one of them on Amazon and people were saying that they are sized to small. Is that just because they ahvne measured themselves properly? Does Cleo's sizing match the number we cam up with here?

EDIT2: Which one of the brands at nordstrom have sizing that matches the numbers here? And which has the 3-part unpadded that you recommended?

u/Celidos · 0 pointsr/Feminism

Make sure you fit yourself properly first. Once you find your size, figure out your shape - different bra shapes will support different boob shapes, surprisingly. I've heard really good things about this bra though:

u/sparklyboots · -2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Congrats on your weight loss! :) Just off the top of my head, I'm thinking the Natori Feathers in a 30DDD might be a good choice to try. Plus free shipping & returns, yay!