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#1 of 4 Old 09-12-2011, 05:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm looking for a brand of nursing tank that will fit me well.  I have several from Target which I wear frequently, but they're very billowy around my belly and if I try to layer them under another shirt I end up with bunching and wrinkling.  They're great while I'm pregnant or immediately postpartum though!  I've actually found that the ones I got when DS1 was a baby (he'll be 4 soon) fit a little better than the newer ones; ones I've gotten over the past year or two are even more billowy and the shelf-bra part seems bigger around, and rides up in back.  I am 4'10" and slender and wear a 30DDish bra size.  I did try a Glamourmom tank a few years ago and while it fit much better, I found the nursing openings were annoyingly small and the clasps were fussy if I remember correctly.  I'm tempted by the Bravado tank because of the molded cups, but the smallest size they seem to make is a 32DD/E (which might fit OK) and I'm still worried the belly will be too billowy.

 

So.... any other brand that fits like Glamourmom but has bigger nursing opening?  Bonus points if it's molded like the Bravado.  Thanks in advance for any replies!


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I'm in the same boat (skinny, big boobs). I have the Glamourmom full bust tank (wearing one now!) Not sure if you had that or the regular? If it otherwise fits your specifications I'd think you could enlarge the opening a little if you have some basic sewing skills. The clasps seem pretty similar to other nursing bras to me. There is just not a lot out there that fits people with our type of figure, particularly not in the way of tanks. Sorry I can't be more help.


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Glamourmom makes tanks with two kinds of clasps, ones just like nursing bras, and ones that are meant to be more discreet but are more difficult to clasp.  I was also going to recommend the full bust Glamourmom, and also the Bravado Basics tank (carried at my Target).  The Bravado Basic tank is my favorite for layering - it's very thin and I think is actually meant as shape wear, but on me it's just a regular fitted tank.  The whole cup drops away, which I prefer to the full-sling style like Glamourmom and some of the other Target tanks (I must have weird boobs, my nipples never end up in the middle of the circle and I have to tug it over to be able to nurse).




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Sorry I didn't pop in sooner to thank you both for your replies!


 

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Glamourmom makes tanks with two kinds of clasps, ones just like nursing bras, and ones that are meant to be more discreet but are more difficult to clasp.  I was also going to recommend the full bust Glamourmom, and also the Bravado Basics tank (carried at my Target).  The Bravado Basic tank is my favorite for layering - it's very thin and I think is actually meant as shape wear, but on me it's just a regular fitted tank.  The whole cup drops away, which I prefer to the full-sling style like Glamourmom and some of the other Target tanks (I must have weird boobs, my nipples never end up in the middle of the circle and I have to tug it over to be able to nurse).


 

I just got one of the Bravado Basics from Target and I really love it; it's exactly what I was looking for.  I also got a Carriwell nursing cami, which is similar but looks best with shirts that competely cover it because of the ruching between the breasts; the Bravado one looks fine under a V-neck if it shows a bit. 

 

And I must have weird boobs too because my nipples never end up in the middle of the circles of the other ones either LOL :-)


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