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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

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Ample and lacey with a smaller bandwidth around the back, circa 36" ?
Beldona has a buy one bra get the second one half price at the moment with plenty of nice lacey 36 D/DD Cup ones.
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Old 26.02.2013, 23:20
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I get mine mail order from www.bravissimo.com, D cup and above, very pretty! No chance of finding my size around here!
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Old 26.02.2013, 23:59
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I get mine mail order from www.bravissimo.com, D cup and above, very pretty! No chance of finding my size around here!
That's just it, it's an on-line shop.
I'm asking about the sizes you may find in a Bravissimo catalogue but with a small back, but in a real store.

Forget H&M, no luck there.
Beldonna is minimum 150 Sfr

Is on-line or travelling the only way ?
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Old 27.02.2013, 00:03
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

Why forget H&M? They have really nice bras with small backs & larger cup sizes or do you not have one with a decent sized lingerie department near you?

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That's just it, it's an on-line shop.
I'm asking about the sizes you may find in a Bravissimo catalogue but with a small back, but in a real store.

Forget H&M, no luck there.
Beldonna is minimum 150 Sfr

Is on-line or travelling the only way ?
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Old 27.02.2013, 00:06
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

ehm no.
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Old 27.02.2013, 00:19
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

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Is on-line or travelling the only way ?
sorry but yes, afraid so.
But 36 is not actually that small, sure you're in the right size? The advice to take your underbust measurement and add 4-5 inches in outdated, nowadays your underbust measurement is your bra size (and most people fitted by for example M&S or La Senza as 36 should really be about 32).
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

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Beldonna is minimum 150 Sfr
negative...

probably about 100 for "the set", 70 for the top upholdstery. (sic )

And you can always check out the sales.

But you were looking for things that were a little more special.... oder?
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

Nothing special, just pretty and feminine.
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Old 27.02.2013, 01:27
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

There is a really good shop in Pontarlier, with bra fitting ladies who are amazing. It's French, so it's quite nice. It's worth checking out, they do all sizes and order, last time I was there.
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Old 27.02.2013, 02:04
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I am not gonna mention "fried eggs" ,this time
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Old 27.02.2013, 08:15
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

36 is not a small back!! I wear a 28 or 30 back depending on the bra (and how many pies I've eaten). Even in the UK I struggled to find my size in shops (30F.... I wore a 36 C before I was fitted properly). Bravissimo on line is amazing, but sometimes I have to return things as they don't fit properly which is a pain, depending on the fit/make sometimes you have to go up or down a cup/back size!
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

@Island Monkey
Like you, it's a question of fitting (I said circa = approximately)
You mentioned a 36C before being fitted properly, and your 36C turned into a 30F ?
This is why on-line shops are not appropriate.
A woman has no idea what she's purchasing.
How did you find what looked good on you in Bravissimo ?
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Old 27.02.2013, 08:47
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

Yeah I went from a 36C to a 30F with a fitting! Then one winter I did loads of exercise and was re-fitted at 28DD (that didn't last long). I did discover bravissimo in the UK, there was a store within an hours drive so I discovered that balconette style suited/fitted best at the fitting, since then I've just stuck to that style. I had to return a few sports bras to find the right fit, my shock absorber sports bras are a 32E rather than 30F, they were super tight!
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Old 27.02.2013, 08:48
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

UK ebay and www.brastop.com are also good for bigger cups. I agree it's annoying that you can't simply buy the same size, so my solution is to stick to the brands I've already tried and know more or less how they fit. (In my case, Freya and Fantasie work, but Panache doesn't, a lot of people find that the opposite is true for them). I also read the reviews on Bravissimo and Figleaves - if most people say to go up a size or complain about the same fault, it's probably true.
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Old 27.02.2013, 08:54
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UK ebay and www.brastop.com are also good for bigger cups. I agree it's annoying that you can't simply buy the same size, so my solution is to stick to the brands I've already tried and know more or less how they fit. (In my case, Freya and Fantasie work, but Panache doesn't, a lot of people find that the opposite is true for them). I also read the reviews on Bravissimo and Figleaves - if most people say to go up a size or complain about the same fault, it's probably true.
I buy Freya and Panache, but often find the under wires and back on panache dig in and are very uncomfortable. Freya is always a good buy! I also tend to stick to brands once I know my size with them!

Ooh I might have to do some online shopping tonight now!

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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

You mean this

http://www.amazon.de/krisline-Beklei...2Ck%3AKrisline

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So it happened to me: I found I needed new bras and for the first time ever went looking for some in Zug. Being prudish as I am I thought I'd try H&M or Manor or Coop city where you can look and try for yourself without the help of a shop assistant but guess what I found: The nice ones are only A or B cup, sometimes C, but hey, where are the nice ones for women with, erm, broader shoulders? The ones I found were more for grandmothers, off-turning, ugly. So I went to beldona. The girl there asked me what I was looking for and I kind of whispered in broken German if they had, erm, bras in bigger sizes and actually I had the choice between a handful of items...well at least I found two that were tolerable.....ladies where do you go to get nice and sexy underwear for the woman with broad shoulders?
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Old 28.02.2013, 21:12
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I have it on good authority that Aubade may not be cheap but it is very comfortable - and very sexy.
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Old 28.02.2013, 21:16
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

Sorry can't give an opinion on that. At least about the comfort.
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I have it on good authority that Aubade may not be cheap but it is very comfortable - and very sexy.
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Do you have a Beladona or Triumph shop in your area?
triumph are useless for larger cups unless you are hoping for the granny look. Their fit is also not that great...seems they scaled up from a smaller size rather than re-sizing for the additional weight / shape that needs support in an F cup.
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Re: Do Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

thread is very helpful! i have had bra issues since coming here

anything in my size is padded and can pretty much stand up on it's own. i like the lace type with underwire but have yet to find anything pretty but supportive. it's fine, i usually wait until we visit back home and get them there, but it'd be nice to find something around here, so i will check out some of the places mentioned. but i still have to understand the difference in bra sizing- it's not the old 32, 34 etc a, b, c is it- i should have really figured that one out by now
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