"Over blessed" is such a nice way of putting it! :) I have the same issue too so I was here looking to see what you ladies do.
I was a C cup in highschool, and a D cup in my 20's. After my kids, I was a G on one side and an H on the the other. I had a reduction about 10 years ago down to a large C/small D. (There is only so much they can safely take off.) When my weight goes down 30 pounds, I can wear a 38B. I think it is still too big on my 5'1" frame but definitely better than I was before!
I am glad I had the reduction. I was able to do more things with my daughter, tops looked nicer too. My insurance paid for all of it except a $15 copay to see my Dr.
Please call me Diane. I am the girl from the Pacific Northwest who is always Vit. D deficient.
current weight: 162.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,516) Posts: 729 11/6/11 6:15 P
To Pebble7, I found a halfway decent Tankini that looks like a 1 piece at Fashion Bug several years ago. My only problem in the pool is that the girls float. I went to Karnation a got a couple of good underwires. They were the 1st ones not to rub against my arms. Now I have good support bras that bruise my right ribs and I feel like I'm sinking into a hole when I sit down. I only wear them if I am trying to look especially nice and hopefully won't need to sit down too long. You are right about separates. When I went to my older daughter's High School Graduation I found some separates that had lycra. It is one of the VERY FEW dress outfits I own that I am comfortable in. I didn't find anything at Macy's women's section several years ago when I was in the 220 range. I'll look around again and see if they have a petite section near where I live and if they have 14/16. Thanks for the tip.
Edited by: TRUCKERWIFE2 at: 11/2/2011 (01:07)
Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (50,620) Posts: 2,566 11/1/11 8:27 P
5'2" and DDD here. Yes, it is a problem. I wear a good supportive bra and only buy separates as my hips are several inches smaller than my bustline. If I have to buy a dress as I did for my son's wedding this past summer, I buy big to fit the top and have everything else taken in. I have a good tailor. I have had the most luck finding things to fit at Macy's petite department. If there are any swimmers out there, where can I find a suit suitable for lap swimming with enough fabric to cover the girls and with some sort of support?
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,516) Posts: 729 11/1/11 2:46 P
When I graduated highschool over 30 years ago I was a B cup. I was physically active and the only clothing issues I had were on the vertical. I practically starved myself and worked out heavily to stay that way. With each pregnancy (including some 1st trimester miscarriages) My chest got bigger. My last child had major food allergies and I breast fed her 3 years because that was one of the few foods she could consume. I lost some weight around my ribs several years ago and went from DDD to G. I don't feel too feminine when my chest is covering my waist. I have surprised myself by being able to do some modified push-ups. Being big chested gets in the way at times of things like rolling over in bed. My mom made the mistake on telling me she wished she could be as big as me (her mother was). I offered half of mine if we could figure out how I could give them to her. She is 5'0 and a B cup.
I used to wear an E cup and with a little over 30 lbs loss, I am down to a C cup. Thank goodness for that! I personally never appreciated being heavy in the chest. Sure it looks very feminine but for me it was cumbersome. Does anyone else feel the same as I do?
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I feel your pain, well, a little bit. I used to be a DDD and am 5' 1 1/2" tall. Unless I wear something very fitting which in turn makes me look like I'm showing my goods, everything is baggy. i try to wear a lot of A line dresses and wraps those help some. I also look like a square in the basic tshirt and jeans!
current weight: 182.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,516) Posts: 729 11/1/11 2:52 A
I am 5'1 and currently wear a G size bra. Most of my clothes make me look like a square with legs. My waist and hips are going down; but my most obvious feature is not. Are there clothes out there that are flattering to a shape like mine. I've seen Sherrie Sheppard on the View and she seems to be having the same issues I am.
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