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Old 09.08.2011, 18:10
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

Someone mentioned Victoria's Secret above, so I just wanted to point out that VS does offer (quite reasonable) international shipping.

To the OP -- I've wondered the same thing, because I've also noticed that pretty bras for "well-endowed" women are hard to find here... and I'm just not ready yet to "graduate" to those old lady bras with 30 snaps in the back and cups that result in pointy "Laverne and Shirley boobs."
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Old 09.08.2011, 18:15
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

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If I can't find a hat that fits my rather large head then I go without
Now that works with a large head, my friend, and it also works with small breasts, but not with broad shoulders
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Old 09.08.2011, 18:33
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

When I've gotten them "here," I've ordered them from Bon Prix - I was desperate, some look really cute and come in a very nice variety of sizes.

Within just a couple of months the underwire snapped though soooo, it definitely is a matter of getting what I paid for there.

Otherwise, I ask a friend who is heading back to the US to pick some up for me. (Currently bouncing along with a few from Playtex purchased at WalMart and the last handful of my really good ones from Lane Bryant.)


One of the places I've seen advertised - and wanted to try but haven't yet - is Bravissimo from UK. Looking at their website, it appears that they should ship here.
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Old 09.08.2011, 18:37
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Otherwise, I ask a friend who is heading back to the US to pick some up for me.
Oh yes - wish there was Frederick's of Hollywood in Europe.
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Old 09.08.2011, 19:27
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I know how you feel.

On second thoughts, I don't.

Where was I ?

Digging a proverbial canyon for my reputation.

And no, it's not true. You're just being sizeist, in a mammorific style.
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Old 09.08.2011, 20:38
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And no, it's not true. You're just being sizeist, in a mammorific style.
Not at all. Just trying to find something nice to wear for my sweater puppies that happen to be a bit bigger than average.
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Old 09.08.2011, 20:51
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Someone mentioned Victoria's Secret above, so I just wanted to point out that VS does offer (quite reasonable) international shipping.
IMHO Victoria's Secret doesn't do well for anything above a C. Jelmoli and Globus in Zürich can be helpful, also Underwear24 allows searches by size. Nothing cheap, though.
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Old 09.08.2011, 20:54
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

There's a small shop on Forchstrasse 19, near Kreuzplatz in Zurich, which specialises in larger sizes:

Elena

Looks a little grandmothery, but perhaps there's something in there. You never know
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Old 09.08.2011, 21:06
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

My (Swiss) girlfriend has problems finding bras as well (75D), her mother even moreso (100F)!

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Old 09.08.2011, 21:16
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

Once, in Victoria's Secret, I was approached by one of the sales ladies and, as it happened, I actually did need some assistance. I asked if they had a particular bra in my size and she barked across the store to her colleague, "Gloria, do we carry $bramodel in 34AA?!!". Every freakin' head turned and looked to see what a female surfboard might look like. Good thing I was used to being among the well endowed otherwise I might have bolted out of embarrassment.

It's good to know there is a country where those of the big boobies have the same trouble I have most everywhere else in finding a bra that fits. Maybe I should go bra shopping tomorrow as maybe I might find a wealth of choice!
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Old 09.08.2011, 21:28
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I was planning to go the Triumph Warehouse Outlet in Bad Zurzach (PLZ 5330). Will let you know what they have.
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Old 09.08.2011, 21:42
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

No Swiss women don't have small breasts, most of them just wear the wrong size. Because, as noted, there is not much over C available, especially if you also have small back. (well, some countries are worse, in Italy bras pretty much come in B only - isn't it just the most ridiculous idea? Like oh, let's make only size 36 shoes, they'll squeeze in?)

Just look around and every other woman has all the "badly fitting bra" textbook signs clearly visible - bras climbing up the back, spilling out of the cups, straps digging in etc. But if the biggest you have seen is D, and you might more or less fit into, say, 80D, then of course you don't even consider that you might really be a 70F.


Forget Switzerland, the only country that has actually realized that 60% of women are D or bigger, is UK. If you happen to visit, go to Bravissimo and first get yourself measured, they are brilliant. (and stay away from M&S bra fitting service, they are beyond horrible.)

If not visiting, check
http://www.bravissimo.com/
http://www.brastop.com/
http://www.figleaves.com/uk/home.asp
and also http://www.ebay.co.uk

I love Freya, Fantasie is also not bad and Panache is quite ok. Once you figure out what types and models fit you, it's usually pretty safe to order similar ones from the same brand. Also, figleaves and bravissimo have good customer reviews, also helpful. Check them out - no woman should be stuck with badly fitting granny-bras.
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Old 09.08.2011, 21:49
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I'd definitely second Figleaves - they have a huge selection (in both senses of the words!) when I was desperate for maternity bras that didn't look like old socks they were my saviours. These days I've shrunk a bit back into the "average Swiss" size, but if you are certain you know your size then shop online for sure.
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I see a huuuuuuuuge business opportunity here - especially as a swiss franc is worth a dollar 39 right now. Just waiting for the good doctors of Beverly Hills to discover the untapped 'hills' of Zurich
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Old 09.08.2011, 21:52
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

I get my bras at Belldona, expensive but really nice and they have errr bras for broad shoulders
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Old 09.08.2011, 22:01
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

Why is that men never seem to have such problems with their underwear, although, I suppose, they also have anatomical variations

Have to confess, I was disappointed when I opened this thread and saw what it really is about
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Why is that men never seem to have such problems with their underwear, although, I suppose, they also have anatomical variations

Have to confess, I was disappointed when I opened this thread and saw what it really is about
You must have issues with the variety of duds on offer and their varying ability to support your tackle, though. No?
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Re: Di Swiss women have small breasts OR my hunt for a bra

This looks like a fine pair of knockers...



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

I looked around at bravissimo and I have to say that's just what I've been looking for. Really nice stuff, whereas on some other websites it was the same off-turning stuff I saw here. So I'll defo order something from them.
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Why is that men never seem to have such problems with their underwear, although, I suppose, they also have anatomical variations
No. They all have 30 cm
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