anyone else having trouble finding a bra after massive weightloss

on 8/5/17 4:00 pm

anyone else having trouble finding a bra after massive weightloss

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on 8/5/17 4:43 pm
VSG on 03/28/17

Omg yes. Between breastfeeding and weight loss my breasts are completely deflated and probably half their previous size! I'm living in my one bra that fits until I reach goal and can get more bras. For what it's worth, my favorite bra brand is Natori.

Gwen M.
on 8/5/17 4:53 pm
VSG on 03/13/14


I highly recommend going to a speciality lingerie store for a proper fitting (not just a Victorias Secret or something). If you can find one that states it works with women who have had breast cancer, that's useful for us too.

I found my Perfect Bra thanks to my local(ish) bra shop :D

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on 8/5/17 6:04 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

There was one afternoon I literally camped out at Macy's bra department must have tried at least 30 bras on until I found a couple that worked.

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Goal reached 17 months. 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

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Insert Fitness
on 8/6/17 3:03 am


RNY Sept 8, 2016

M1:23, M2 :18, M3 :11, M4 :19, M5: 13, M6: 12, M7: 17, M8: 11, M9: 11.5, M10: 13, M11: 10, M12: 10 M13 : 7.6, M14: 6.9, M15: 6.7


on 8/6/17 3:09 am
RNY on 02/28/17

I too went to a specialty store for a fitting and finally found a few bras that fit. The problem is that the size keeps changing and so I have to keep buying new ones.

HW: 248+, SW (RNY: 2/28/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125; LW: 115; 45# regain (19-20); CW: 135.6; new goal: 135; Plastics: Ext mastopexy, Ext abdominoplasty-5/18/2018; diagnosed w/ gastroparesis 11/20.

on 8/6/17 5:53 am
VSG on 05/22/17

i am mostly wearing really supportive sports bras these days

on 8/6/17 7:17 am - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

I haven't had a problem. When I moved down out of lane Bryant sizes, I went to Victoria's Secret. Those have worked for me. I've tried to try on other styles styles at Kohl's and Macy's and was only frustrated each time. Decided to stick with the evil I know.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

on 8/6/17 7:43 am
VSG on 10/25/16

Bra shopping has, unexpectedly, been extremely trying. The first try, after losing about 50 pounds, I was "fitted" in three stores three times in one day (40D-42C) and even then, none of the bras I tried really provided the fit and comfort I wanted. After an entire afternoon of shopping I came home with zero new bras. A few days later I combed Amazon and ordered a dozen different bras there was one that actually fit well (42C) , I ordered two more the same style and returned the rest. Interestingly, it was the least expensive bra in the lot. "Playtex", wide back, padded, four hooks.

As my tatas continued to shrink I added removable (silicon filled) pads until a few weeks ago when the cups were actually bunching up even with the pads.

I was in NYC, a great place to shop for deep discounted clothing, and after being measure and trying only three bras I found one made by Olga "Sheer leaves" for just $12.99 each! It's a "minimized" because my tatas didn't quite fill out the standard cups. 38C, pretty lace, three hooks cut high under the arms to flatten the flab. I got black, nude, black lace over nude. Because I needed it for a specific top I got a white one on line for $24.99.

I also found panties with padded butts in NYC. I didn't realize I needed such a thing until I wore it.

I'm thinking I will try Victoria 's Secret on my next bra hunt. I finally fit into supportive sports bras!

on 8/8/17 3:00 pm
VSG on 02/17/17

I love Playtex bras! I bought two after I shrunk out of my Lane Bryant bras from presurgery. I wish I had known about the Playtex bras before since they are soooo comfy and (in my opinion) much more flattering.