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« on: January 07, 2008 08:10:28 PM »

I wear a 34DD which is not an easy size to find. I love love love backless stuff but the tape bras and rubber cup things are not enough support. I saw this on tv I think a while back and found it online. Has anyone tried anything like this before who might have tips??

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008 07:13:53 AM »

HOLY COW!!  let me know!!!   When not nursing I wore a 34DD and miss out on so many cool fashions because of STRAPS!!!  But we are 34 so we should be able to wear most of those clothes if not for the twins!

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 07:30:20 AM »

Given your large cup size (I understand I'm right there with you), you might want to consult with a bra fitting expert (ie at an bra store that is body positive and does propper fittings) before trying this as it is my understanding that it is the band around the bottom of your bra and the straps that provide all the support.  This is why DD bras have such wide shoulder and under bust straps. 
Good luck, I feel your pain, my wardrobe has had to change drastically since being properly fitted for a bra. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008 04:35:13 PM »

May or may not be helpful, but if you could purchase this [no matter what size] you could alter it to fit your cup size. i honestly can't quite figure out how this would support you at all.

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 05:01:13 PM »

i had a tape on bra once when mine were smaller (36B) and even that size i had trouble getting the support and ended up taping the sides and under the cups  Undecided

i just found this on google

i don't think it would be too hard to do (depending on the bra you're taking apart)

« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 05:09:38 PM »

Macy's department stores have properly trained bra fitters, as do Fredrick's of Hollywood (don't let the trashy nighties fool you, their bread & butter is good bras in all sizes). Fredrick's really specializes in bras, they have every type of bra in every size. I worked in a bridal shop for a while and regularly sent customers there because we didn't carry their size. I sold at least 5 strapless or spaghetti strap gowns to girls with bodacious ta-tas because they were able to get the right bra to go with it Smiley

I'm with the other poster, I just don't see how the one pictured would work unless it had a whole lot of the rubber strips in it, and then it would be horridly uncomfortable.

Granted, you are looking for a bra to wear with lots of different tops. But, one of the best ways to look really good in something when you need a lot of support is to sew that support right into the garment permanently. Not the wimpy tricot strech shelf bras either, get an old one & sew it right in!
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008 10:31:16 PM »

thanks everyone for your replys. I will keep checking this out. I just love backless things and really have trouble finding bras that work for that; it doesnt have to be strapless....
Ill keep posting!
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008 04:22:17 PM »

not to sound discouraging, but 90% of the support should come from the back band, and only 10% should come from the straps.... I dont think you're really going to get the support you need from a backless bra....

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2008 05:40:13 PM »

You need an anchor point, from one big busted girl to another, no hope in hell that'll stay on you.

I've actually seen something similar to that but the bra is either long in the front (think body suit) or has a strap that runs across the front of the body and wraps around low on the waist to anchor the bra.

I've been putting a LOT of thought into making my own bra's recently and a backless is on my list. If I find a solution I'll post it up for you Smiley
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008 07:35:39 AM »

I believe something like this was featured on that one invention-competition show on TV...

AND I saw a girl when I was in Vegas that had one of these and I ALWAYS kick myself for not asking her where she got it or how she made it or w/e.

Anyway...when I do anything backless I do one of two things ---

Walmart has these stick on bras, where it looks like a regular strapless bra in the front, and on the sides it has stickers -- and then I also pin a clear halter strap into the cups for extra support.


OR, they make the bras with the clear strap that goes around the back...I know, it's not totally strapless and you can see it, but on first glance it does look like your back is bare, and beggars can't be choosers Sad  H&M sells them for $14 or something cheap like that. (Rainbow also sells them for 2 for $10, but I imagine the quality will be MUCH less...if you want to go higher up in quality, Victoria's Secret sells them for something crazy like $50).

Another idea I've been toying around with is replacing the back of a front-clasp bra with a clear shoulder strap, so it's the same idea of the "clear strap around the back" bra but the strap is much thinner...

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