Vanessa

Cant stand tight bras!

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Just in case anyone else has been driven mad by wearing a bra, I have found a solution.

 

I googled sleep bras and finally ended up with the most comfortable soft jersey cotton little number with not a vicious underwire or scratchy fastener in sight. It is actually a nursing bra but who cares.

 

Bliss!

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And for us full-figured gals, sports bras can be a good bet. My favorite sounds just like the one you found, Vanessa. It's hard enough to drag air into my lungs without a tight bra band, but I've found no bra is just as bad.


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Hello Vanessa

 

Ah yes the bra issue, there was a topic about this I think a year ago. Many of us are unable to stand anything tight around the waist and ribcage and for myself anything tight in these areas makes me feel sick. I've no idea why this is it just is. Comfort is all!

 

Take care.


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Bras...... what bras? who needs em? I say bye bye :bye: to them the majority of the time. It's a bit of a bummer though when someone arrives at your door who you're not expecting, you look down at the twins, and think "Quick, grabs a sweater!" Or cross your arms, in hopes they won't stay long, before your arms fall asleep, trying to hold everything up! :o


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I found a couple of ones with no band- unfortunately I bought them at a discount store and haven't been able to find more.

These were pretty substantial with well padded shoulders and no underwire. They worked well for some one like me who is, hmm, well, well endowed. :)

 

Something to try if you run across one. No whimpy ones though- they don't work that well.

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Wow, ladies, I really thought it was just me. I never thought the bra thing could be related to all of the symptoms of scleroderma, but it makes sense. I never, never wear one at home either. I can not stand anything tight around my rib cage, or around my waist either in fact.I have had to buy my bras with front hookers and a size or two too big. The front hooks because with my fingers hurting so bad, I could not hook a back hook, nor can I pull down a sport bra. As far as my waist goes, I have not for years worn anything remotely tight around my waist, everything is bigger so it hangs a little off the waist, or is stretch material. In fact I would rather wear a dress, instead of pants. With a dress nothing touches anything. Thanks ladies for making things become clearer to me.

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I'd kill for a decent cleavage so although I don't like underwires in bras but unfortunately being on the flat chested side, I do need something to give me a bit of uplift!! ;) (Think Popeye's girlfriend Olive Oyl; the same shape all the way down!! :( :lol: )

 

The most comfortable bras I've found have come from a (very) popular shop in the UK. ;) :)


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Hello Joelf

 

Non under wire bras can also cause discomfort so you're not missing out. Despite buying lots of different bras to try and find comfort they all eventually become painful the longer I wear them under wire or not. Not surprisingly I only now wear them if I go out and about.

 

Take care.


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Well, thanks to this post, I've ordered my first "sleep bra".....thanks so much girls! I'm not big busted, the girls were pretty small until I gained 20 lbs. Now they are average, still, I never wear a bra only when I go out. I found some great sleep bra's on the net, if the one I ordered works out, I'll get another. I didn't buy it to sleep in but am hoping that I can wear it "out"....we'll see. Anyway, great post!


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Actually I am a 36D and the sleep/nursing bra I got is fine even though I am not flat chested.

 

It has a wide stretchy(quite pretty in fact) underband and is quite wide shouldered.

 

All very good.

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Well I thought this was just me too, I've had problems with my bras & how they cause pain around my ribs. Unfortunately I dare not go out without a bra since I'm a more fully figured woman you might say. I tried sports bras but find these uncomfortable as well. I wear a bra during the day but in the evening remove it so that I can get really comfy. For years I've also had issues with tight waistbands which not only cause me pain but also give me dreadful pains in my stomach & feeling sick, I can't stand wearing tights either unless I buy them much too big & then they wrinkle round my ankles like 'Norah Batty' (Those from the Uk will know from 'The Last of The Summer wine")! :lol:

 

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I am so glad that someone has brought this up and it isn't just me! I dread putting on a bra every morning, ugh the thought. I have certain bras that I just can't wear. As soon as I get home from work, I change into a tank top. The sports bras are great for under sweaters.

 

Kristen


I hope that your day goes well and you don't have any worries.

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Are the sports bras longer ? I'm not really big chested, actually much smaller since the Sclero made me lose so much weight, but can't stand most bras since I had an open lung biopsy to determine if I had Pulmonary Fibrosis(I do). The three scars still hurt!!

 

Do they have sports bras for smaller (B cup) sizes?

 

AngelSky

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Yes, Angel Sky, they do make sports bras for smaller cup sizes.

 

My favorite does have a wider band and that seems to distribute the pressure over a wider area. It's some sort of elasticized material (very soft) that's about 10cm/4inches wide.


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