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23 Sep 2012 - 11:1091473
Push up bra
Hi there ladies.

I'm hoping someone can recommend me a very effective push up bra or boob-enhancing method. I'm talking Christina-Hendricks-Mad-Men boobage here.

I've tried the 'push up bra' from La Senza but I just find it makes my boobs look wonky, it doesn't push them either up or together and is generally a bit naff.

I'm totally OK with hideous discomfort if it does the job.

So does anyone have any suggestions?

If it makes any difference I am a 34E so I've got plenty to work with, I just have massive difficulty getting them to make anything resembling a cleavage.

Thank you in advance


23 Sep 2012 - 11:3191475
Have you tried going to M&S? They are really good with fitting & advising. If you tell them what you are after, they can usually find what you need.

I'm 36F myself so I know what you're going through!


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23 Sep 2012 - 12:5191480
I would suggest going to proper bra shops, especially considering the size you are, or shops with proper lingerie sections - like Debenhams, M&S and even Ann Summers. They'll give you a lot of help with buying the correct bra for what you want :3 You'll be paying quite a bit more, but get a bra which will last longer too.


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23 Sep 2012 - 13:0691481
Thanks I'll give it a go although it might be a bit mental on a Saturday so I need to plan my attack! :/

I wasn't sure if a bra would do what I wanted or if I needed some high tech corset wizardy to achieve it.


23 Sep 2012 - 14:4491488
Quote Bullet Hell:
Thanks I'll give it a go although it might be a bit mental on a Saturday so I need to plan my attack! :/

I wasn't sure if a bra would do what I wanted or if I needed some high tech corset wizardy to achieve it.


It's why I'd go to a lingerie store; they'll tell you straight away what you need to achieve your boobage.

And bras are actually pretty damn amazing nowadays. They can do all sorts.


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23 Sep 2012 - 17:4291492
I'm a trained lingerie fitter, so I can help here! Busts come in different types, as well as different sizes, hence a bra that works for someone else, might not work for you. I have bottom heavy breasts, so gel filled and balcony bars make me look amazing, whereas a plunge bra makes me look like a boy 9as there is nothing on the top). Boux Avenue does the best fitting service, but MnS and Debenhams do the best quality bras. I would go to Boux, get fitted and find your bust type, then go buy a cheaper and better quality bra elsewhere.


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23 Sep 2012 - 21:3291503
We have a Boux Avenue here, they were giving out free candyfloss the other day for some reason!

I'll give them a go, I do feel awkward going for a fitting and not buying something though!

Will see if I can 'squeeze' myself in at lunchtime this week, otherwise will go at the weekend. Probably won't be posting photos of the results but will let you know if I find my perfect 'HELLO BOYS!' bra


24 Sep 2012 - 10:1691518
Good luck with it, and don;t feel weird about not buying anything! They really are very good there, you might be told you are a drastically different size to what you are wearing now, and that is normal.

When I went in for a fitting, it was because my boobs were ACHING, and I was sure I was in the wrong size (I was wearing a 32B). They measured me up, turns out I was a 30DD! No wonder they were sore! After working in the industry I have seen all sorts of things, women really to torture themselves because they are too shy to get properly fitted, and the results can be irreversible.


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24 Sep 2012 - 11:1091519
I'm happy this post popped up as I was wanting to know the same kinda things for me. Only for the other end of the scale, I've tried different types of bras but its hard to even find my size.

Anyhoo, thank you also for this info :3 x


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24 Sep 2012 - 17:5991526
The five things you need to look out for in a well fitting bra:

The straps. They should be just tight enough for you to get two fingers underneath and pull about a centimetre up. More than that and they are too loose, less than that and they are too tight.

The cups. You shouldn't be getting the Four Boob situation (too small), or bagginess (too big)

The under wiring. Should sit comfortably in the underarm and sternum without digging into the breast tissue (too small) or crossing over in the middle/stretching around the back (too big).

The front piece (between the cups). Should be flat to the skin, not hovering above (too small) or flapping about (too big).

The underband (the bit that goes around you). Should be level all the way around, not riding up (too small) or sagging down (too big). Sometimes an underband can ride too high if your breasts are too heavy for the bra style you have, and you may need to go tighter in the back. The underband is a crucial element, you should be able to drop the shoulder straps of any bra and you bust stays in place, as if it was designed to be strapless. If it slips down, it is definitely too big.

The numbers on a bra refer to the number of inches you are around your ribcage, and the letters refer to your cup size. The most common bra size in the UK is a 36C, that's the average. Most well stocked lingerie stores will sell bras from a 28AA upwards, I know Boux Avenue sell 40H.

I hope this helps people


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24 Sep 2012 - 18:2991530
Wow thanks alot!! Thats even more of a big help! From what you have said i seem to have the right size

I do find most stores either have very little or go out of stock of my size (36A ^^ but I'm alright at finding them at MnS and La Sensa though.

I'm just trying to find a style of bra that gives a little push up, but i dont have alot to work with but i'll go to MnS and see what they say ;3


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25 Sep 2012 - 15:3891570
For bras with straps i got to Ann Summers, their basic 2 for £25 range bras do the job and come in all sorts of colours! They have "instant boob job" bras which are more expensive but might be better? Try and see is the best advice! Also if you need a strapless push up bra, i suggest wonderbra i got mine on offer from amazon it's brilliant! It has sort of hand shaped supports which is interesting but it works!


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25 Sep 2012 - 17:5591580
Quote nerdosaurus:
For bras with straps i got to Ann Summers, their basic 2 for £25 range bras do the job and come in all sorts of colours! They have "instant boob job" bras which are more expensive but might be better? Try and see is the best advice! Also if you need a strapless push up bra, i suggest wonderbra i got mine on offer from amazon it's brilliant! It has sort of hand shaped supports which is interesting but it works!


I have that wonderbra!! It fantabulous! I love it <3

I also have that "instant boob job" bra from Ann Summers. I don't know if it was just me, but within two weeks the wire started coming out from it and it doesn't actually do a lot to your boobs, cleavage wise, and I found made your boobs look lumpy (cause of the ridges in it). In fact, Tesco's £8 "increase bust by two sizes" is better, and then you can get £5 chicken fillets from Peacocks to add to that for enhancing boobage


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25 Sep 2012 - 19:5691588
Well, I went to Boux Avenue today and they told me I was a 34D! None of the bras really did what I wanted them to do, though


26 Sep 2012 - 00:4591628
As a lady on the small side (32B) I have tried various push up and padded bras. I love Ann Summers lingerie in general but the Instant Boob Job bra did nothing for me sadly. La Senza's Triple-Gel bras do make me look a size bigger, especially when worn with a good fitting top, they are comfy too. I also find Peacock's padded and gel bras give a nice shape too and are more friendly to your wallet. I still need to try a decent Wonderbra though.
Also sadly corsets do not push my boobs up and together as they do to others, they just flatten me ='(

However in regards to getting that "hello boys!" cleavage look it is rare to be able to achieve it with a bra alone, you have to combine a decent bra with some other tricks. I haven't experimented myself but know people around my size managing to create awesome cleavage using chicken fillets/padding and boob/body tape in certain places.

Also this video covers a lot of tricks, some more practical than others (the use of bronzer to contour your shape is quite popular and easy)
* Oh if you don't want to watch the intro and start straight on the tricks skip to 6 minutes in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HErdtVkR3Nw


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Last edited by Leonie Heartilly (26 Sep 2012 - 01:02)
26 Sep 2012 - 21:1391665
Quote Leonie Heartilly:
However in regards to getting that "hello boys!" cleavage look it is rare to be able to achieve it with a bra alone, you have to combine a decent bra with some other tricks. I haven't experimented myself but know people around my size managing to create awesome cleavage using chicken fillets/padding and boob/body tape in certain places.


wearing a tightly fitted crop top with my bra gives them extra support. I got one from primark, it's clearly not designed for bigger boobs but that actually works to the advantage of better cleavage!


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27 Sep 2012 - 17:5591728
I have the exact same problem, 'cept I'm a 30G >.< try debenhams, i spend two ours in there just trying on everything and I finally got one right I can't remember what it's called but it only came in black and has air filler-things >.<


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