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I don't know if I am posting in the right place, but I am having a really hard time finding a bra that does not chaff(sp?) under my arms, going round to my back (the bit that moves when you move around). I am small busted, so I often go braless, but there are times when I need to wear one.<br><br>
I think it is the elastic that is bothering me and the manmade fibres in most bras. It is hard enough finding a bra in a size small enough for me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">, much less a COTTON one!<br><br>
Any ideas about good bras? Or is it that they don't fit?? Or is there another option?<br><br>
Please, any ideas would be a real help.
 

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Do they have Victoria's Secret in the UK? It's, honestly, the only place I've found bras I like...but I'm a hard to fit size (34DD)
 

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I'm on the small side as well (a scant B), and I'm a big fan of the Barely There bras. I would definitely get fitted as well if you're not 100% sure about your size. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am in love with wireless bras these days. Warner happens to be a brand I found on sale at a department store and they are DIVINE!!! No chafing, no poking, yet give full support and coverage when you want/need it.<br><br>
I highly recommend being fitted properly. As much as I used to love Victoria's Secret bras, I do not find their fitting practices to be accurate. Go to a department store or specialty bra store to be fitted. Buy 'em wherever you like.
 

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I'm small busted too and second the Barely There. I also found <a href="http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Products/Women-Hanes/Women_ShopByCategory-Hanes/Women_Bras-Hanes/Women_Bras_WireFreeBras-Hanes/G269.aspx" target="_blank">Hanes Comfortflex wireless</a> bras to be pretty comfortable. I got a small (I'm about a 34 A 1/2) and according the chart I was a small, after I put it in the dryer accidentally it's tighter and less comfortable but I'm still wearing it (just fits tight like a sports bra). Next time I'll go for the medium.
 

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I am about a 34 A 1/2 as well. I don't wear "normal" bras anymore. Either a tank top with a built in shelf bra, or just little crop top/shelf bras that I buy at *eek* Walmart. Fruit of the Loom, 95% cotton, 5% spandex, I guess they're considered sports bras, but I would never wear them for running!
 

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When my breasts were smaller I liked to just wear those little crop bras that look like the top part of a camisole.<br><br>
As for now, I fell so in love with my Bravado nursing bras that I still buy them even though I'm no longer nursing! I just can't deal with underwire, and the Bravado bras are super comfy and supportive with no underwire.<br><br>
I also agree with the other suggestions of Barely There bras.
 

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Thanks so much - I will look into the Barely There and the Hanes. If I can't get them here, I'll ask my mom to ship from the US.<br><br>
I sometimes wear camis with the built in shelf, but they chafe(sp?) too. I am a 34A/36AA, so size can be tricky. I don't really like the bras they have in department stores - all the same, really - and I also don't get on with underwire. I don't really need them, at my size!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I'm off to investigate bras....
 

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Well, I'm a 34/ DDD or 36 DD, depending... I've fallen in love with the nursing bras from Motherhood (though, I am nursing, so my choices are fairly limited...), which just slip on over your head and are one big piece of stretchy fabric.. I wear a L/XL (they tried to sell me a S/M cause' of the 34 thing, and I just laughed at'm. As if!)
 

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Triumph. They do every possible combination of chest circumference + cup size, fit very well and have both solid and feminine designs.
 

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These~ <a href="http://www.decentexposures.com" target="_blank">http://www.decentexposures.com</a> I'm anywhere from a 34A to 36D (ya, they change a lot<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">) and they make the only bras I can stand!
 

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American Apparel, hands down. I am allergic to spandex and elastic and their 100% cotton bras are all I wear. I'm normally a 34B but am currently a 34D due to pregnancy so I bought a size up. They only have a few sizes but I'm sure they'll fit you (not so much the bigger busted-- 34D is pushing it). They have no underwire, 100% cotton, and only cost $10.
 

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Ooooooo, more to look at! Great!<br><br>
MJB, can you tell me which American Apparel bra you were thinking of? I looked at their website, but most of them seem to have spandex/elastic, etc. Was there one style that you know of that is 100% cotton?<br><br>
Thanks everyone!
 

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Sorry, me again. I just looked at Decent Exposures, and I'm in love all ready!!!! I just have to see if I can get them in the UK, or get my mom to ship them to me.
 

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If a bra fits really well it doesn't move much, so make sure you measure and get the right size.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ooooooo, more to look at! Great!<br><br>
MJB, can you tell me which American Apparel bra you were thinking of? I looked at their website, but most of them seem to have spandex/elastic, etc. Was there one style that you know of that is 100% cotton?<br><br>
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Style 7319- Interlock bra.<br>
The straps are elastic but I can verify that they are latex-free. I'm extremely allergic to latex (and therefore most elastic) and wear these every day.
 

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Oh, and I have to say that while the Decent Exposures ones seem pricey the last forever; I have several that are at least 7 yrs old & still in good condition. I also like that you can send them back for alterations if needed.
 

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I agree about getting a proper fitting first. You can try all sorts of online tips if you can't find local sources. I always thought I'm very flat chested, Though recently I found out I should actually wear C cup. The new bras I bought are much more comfortable. Try a smaller band size and bigger cup size would be my first suggestion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Try a smaller band size and bigger cup size would be my first suggestion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I totally agree.<br>
I always found bras poked and chafed under my arms until I was professionally fitted at a specialty store. The ladies at the bra stores in the mall and department stores would measure me, but I was still in a size that was too big around and too small in the cup.
 
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