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Is it possible to have a bra custom-made? Are there any companies that do it? Does anyone have any experience with this?
I'm a hard-to-find size (32F), and all the stores that do seem to carry them seem to be very frilly, which means they look crappy under clothes (i.e. they aren't meant to be worn "under" clothes, but rather, they're meant to be seen!) I just want some basics that fit well and work well. I'm hesitant to order online, because sizing is so finicky, as is comfort, and paying return shipping multiple times just gets expensive.
I don't mind paying a good amount of money for a bra, but I want to know that it's going to fit well.
Please don't send links of "go to website xyz; their bras fit really well." Like I said, I don't want to order online. I want to know it fits before I buy.
Wed. May 21, 5:05pm
Sounds like you need to go to a tailor, then.
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8:50 AM
Frederick's of Hollywood has 34 F
Frederick's of Hollywood has 34 F. Maybe you could order some, and the if they don't fit return them at the store (some stores do allow that but you should check in advance.)
Best of Luck!
Monday, September 22, 2008, 12:02 AM
There are a few places that make bras, but they cost about £400. Yes, that's pounds. So if you're loaded then you're fine.
My 32E's and I sympathise deeply.
Monday, September 22, 2008, 6:20 AM
Did I seriously just read that????
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 11:35 AM
wow, that was quite something. When you post stuff like that, we have your email address btw.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 11:42 AM
sorry, last comment was us here at PT. We know the usernames and email addresses associated when anyone posts comments on the system back end. just so you all avoid embarrasment in case you did not know this.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 11:44 AM
I was away from my desk for an hour and missed 11:22.
Can someone please fill me in. I'm curious.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 12:07 PM
Have you considered buying one at a plus sized store to fit the cup part and then getting the back tailored to your body. It would probably be cheaper than getting the whole bra custom made.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 12:09 PM
You don't even what to know what 11:22 said.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 12:11 PM
I guess I'll never know then.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 12:14 PM
yes i do.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:20 PM
If for no other reason than to let 'em have it!> What's the clean version?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:22 PM
Think body parts and bodily fluids - Rated X.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:25 PM
I really am sorry I missed the X rated version. hahaha
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:41 PM
Help! I'm the same size
Same here: Size 32F or 32G depending on the bra. Have sister that had reduction and I'm not 'quite' there. Have you gotten or found any answers or got that bra you needed. I desperately want the support without the bubble over, and moreso the t-shirt smooth look. All I can find thats even close have seams that you can see...and little to no support.
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 4:06 PM
OP here -
So far, still only the "fancy" lingerie stores seem to carry 32-anything over an A or B! I have one bra from Soma that fits great, is smooth, etc. I think it's a 32-DD or 32-E. I've tried on others from there in the same size that don't fit at all though, so who knows!
I also found a small lingerie boutique near me that sells mostly the fancy stuff, but the woman who owns it does also carry a few t-shirt bra types. Last time I was there, they didn't have one in my size, but she said she could order one for me.
Mostly, though, I just buy 34's, and use the straps to keep them in place, and recognize that they don't quite fit right... Now my problem is finding a strapless bra for summer! I asked at Soma, and they don't carry ANY strapless bras that come in a 32, regardless of cup size!
Monday, February 16, 2009, 11:32 AM
Custom made bra
Aaack! Get yourself to Figleaves.com, Bravissimo.com, Zodee.com, HerRoom.com, BareNecessities.com, Biggerbras.com, Amplebosom.com, Bellaforma.com, etc.! There are millions of bras in size 32F that don't have to be custom made, many extremely reasonably priced! The number of brands that specialize in that size boggles the mind. Brands like Fantasie, Freya, Panache, Kalyani, Triumph, Charnos, Ballet, Chantelle, LeMystere, Aubade, Empreinte, Prima Donna, Conturelle, Fayreform, Simple Me, Berdita, Pour Moi, Miss Mandalay, just to start with! Several go down to 28 band and up to K cup! If you still want to go custom, just google for it. Tons of places do that also, like Snare of Venus.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 3:08 AM
I had breast reduction and I am very happy with the result! Bras fit now and I have no more back pain and no more groves in my shoulders from bra straps. Besides insurance paid for it.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 5:04 PM
I know what you mean. I actually wear a 30FF or 30G in UK sizes, which is like 30H or 30I in US sizes and I can't find my size anywhere here. I used to be an F and I used to buy my bras at Neiman Marcus and those were usually around $70-100. You could also try ordering online from companies like figleaves, bravissimo, etc. You can also sometimes find them for cheap on ebay and amazon. The last bra I found on amazon.com was 20 bucks with shipping. Usually it's last season's stuff and I'm not that picky about my bras. But be warned that a 32F in US sizes is like a 32E in UK, just so you don't get it mixed up (DD is considered a separate size over there)
Hope this helped.
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