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Hi ladies!! Surely someone here can help me find a new bra. I have only worn Anita microfibre for the past 16 mos. I love them, they don't give me mastitis (had some problems with another bra and that)...but they are not low cut by any means. I would love one that wouldn't show in a v-neck shirt. Any advice? I'll order from anywhere, I don't care, I just need a new bra! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> THANKS!
 

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After Bonnie was a year old and nursing much less frequently I retired the nursing bras and just bought bras I like that I could get at my breasts in without too much drama. My favorite is a very simple underwire with stretchy cotton blend cups. Depending on whether my bouse dictates a top access or bottom I either slide the stretchy fabric down or flip the wire up. It shows some signs of wear at the middle (where all the twising is going on!) but other than that is going strong after well over a years use that way.
 

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What do you think -- do these look low-cut enough to you? Do you think they'd show under a v-neck? I don't know... I can't tell....<br><br><a href="http://www.decentexposures.com/" target="_blank">http://www.decentexposures.com/</a><br><br>
I recommend this brand to everyone because they are SO comfortable...
 

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have you checked the motherwear site? they have got some BEAUTIFUL bras there. i am fixing to order some of the crossover style satin ones.<br><a href="http://www.motherwear.com" target="_blank">www.motherwear.com</a> NOT the same as that craphole motherhood FYI.
 

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Around a year and a half into bfing I too switched to regular bras - was worried about underwires b/c I had a lot of plugged ducts etc early on but have had no trouble with a Wacoal front clasp, stretchy style that allows me to either pull back the cup, or easily unclasp adn re-clasp the clasp in front to breast feed DD. It's low cut, but the straps are t-back style which somehow makes the shoulder straps sit closer to my neck == the straps show a lot in my V-necks, but I don't care so much! They're about $36. Pricey, but worth it!
 

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<a href="http://www.bravadodesigns.com" target="_blank">www.bravadodesigns.com</a><br><br>
THe ++ ones are not low cut but the + ones are
 

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I'll second the Bravado bras. I love mine and where them with V-necks with no problems. They lack support so if you are large breasted, you may not get the support you need. I'm quite small even nursing so it's not such an issue with me.
 

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Bravados don't lack support at all and they make them for women who are quite large! I love my Bravados and would buy more if they weren't so expensive. THey're easy to use, support without binding, look good under clothes.
 

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Thanks for the help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I like some of the ones I see in Motherwear but the lower ones all seem to have wires, and I'm so scared of getting mastitis again (I've had it like 4 or 5 times). I'm pretty sensitive when it comes to that. I tried on a Japanese Weekend one a long time ago....might have to look into those too!!! I have a Bravado but I don't think they are the most comfortable out there, that thick elastic band can be irritating. Also mine is black LOL so it doesn't work under much (at least in the Florida summer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">) Keep the suggestions coming though, I'm checking into them all!!!!! Thank you so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
naturalnut...did you try the Hugs or the Baby Rib??<br><br>
One more thing....I found (online) one that looks great at Mimi maternity...snap front, no wire...but it only comes in c-cup....what's up with that? I've shrunk through the 16 months of nursing, I was up to a 38D but now I'm a 36B.....
 

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I have the baby rib. It just pulls to the side. I can't stand the ones with snaps or hooks....I find them too difficult to close. Be wary of ones with snaps, if you don't have any. I have one from Target that I can't close one-handed. <a href="http://www.title9sports.com" target="_blank">www.title9sports.com</a>'s Best Ever Nursing Bra is veyr comfortable, but has hooks, and isn't low cut. It doesn't have any wire.
 

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Truebluexf, I got a bra from Motherwear that is center-snap, low-cut, and no underwire (I have a mole under one breast and wires always irritate it) and I LOVE it. It is supportive (I'm a 38D) and comfortable. Sometimes I even wear it to work out in.<br><br>
I'm not sure how to post links here (and I'm too lazy to figure it out! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">) but if this link doesn't work, look on Motherwear for the Center-Snap Stretch Cotton Bra. It's about $32 and comes in a huge range of sizes.<br><br>
Hope this helps!<br><br><a href="http://http//www.motherwear.com/shopping/prod_detail/main.asp?uid=52698816-1FF1-4226-80C0-45A1607CC61A-15964454&MainCatID=0&catID=6&sl=0&Clearance=0&productID=2443" target="_blank">http://www.motherwear.com/shopping/prod_detail/main.asp?uid=52698816-1FF1-4226-80C0-45A1607CC61A-15964454&MainCatID=0&catID=6&sl=0&Clearance=0&prod uctID=2443</a><br><br>
edited to add: The snaps on this one are very strong, and might be hard to redo one-handed. I think I have done it, but mostly I just pull the cup aside anyway, without even unsnapping.<br><br>
Sarah<br><br>
PS...I'm in Florida, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/coolshine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sunshine">
 

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Thanks Shebear, I didn't notice the cut on that one bc she is nursing in the pic. I think I'll try one of those too.<br><br>
Naturalnut, the babyknit one looks comfy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I can't close any of mine one-handed...LOL....I just close them whenever I have my hands free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Which of course means sometimes I forget and walk around lopsided<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I just had to get a new nursing bra because my bravados just weren't what I liked at all. For one thing, I can't stand have to snap and unsnap nursing openings. It wasn't bad with an infant, but with a toddler who wants to nurse when he wants to nurse(!), it's too annoying to keeping snapping, unsnapping, etc. I tried just pulling down the side that he was nursing on, but in a couple months both my bras were all stretched out and offered no support. Also (and all the other ppl I know with bravados have said that) the elastic around the rib cage gets folded in half after about a week of wearing it and it's like that permanently..it can get annoying.<br><br>
I just got a Decent Exposures bra. I got the regular UnBra. When they sent it to me (I basically had to pick a size because my bravados didn't fit right so I didn't know what size I was) it was the wrong size. I sent it back and they adjusted it and shippied it back free of charge (they do this for 90 days FREE, even if you've washed it and worn it several times...after that they do it for a price, but it's not bad). I jsut got the adjusted one a few days ago and it fits perfect. It is lower cut than the bravados. Also, it has this band in the middle that you can actually slip around to the back (before you put it on of course) and it turns into a sports bra!<br><br>
The next bra I want to get is the Japanese weekend crossover nursing bra. It looks really comfortable, low cut and has really thin should straps which is nice if you wear spaghetti-strap shirts (I'm in Florida, so we can wear those all year long, lol)!<br><br>
HTH,
 
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