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Title: Strapless bra advice please?
Post by: Poly Hive on March 29, 2014, 05:29:34 pm
Mrs PH has a major shoulder problem which will probably end up with surgery. She finds the bra strap of her exercise bra is causing considerable pain. So... she is looking for a bandeau type of bra and any advice as to other options is very welcome of the clean variety. ;) she is not massive endowed but not acorns either, and is a size 12 at present though dieting.

PH
Title: Re: Strapless bra advice please?
Post by: hellymedic on March 29, 2014, 05:47:44 pm
How about a support vest from M&S?
Whilst these do have shoulder straps, they don't really take any weight and could be removed with scissors if needed.
I found the Lycra irritated my delicate skin.
M&S do a variety of sports and post-surgical bras you can view on the website but I'd recommend a visit to a store to handle the items.

Good old-fashioned bra fitters in department stores can be very knowledgeable and helpful.  Unfortunately male partners aren't usually welcome...
Title: Re: Strapless bra advice please?
Post by: Clare on March 29, 2014, 07:16:25 pm
I don't know where you are located but if you are anywhere near a Bravissimo it would be worth visiting them, the fitters are very good and there is always a seating area with a variety of magazines for partners/friends.
Alternatively if you are in London try Rigby and Peller, they do fittings for women who have had mastectomies so I would guess they may be able to help with other medical related issues. The first time I went there it was fairly quiet and half way through my fitting it was suggested that I should go and show Vernon (who was sat in the waiting area with a copy of The Lady) the bra I was trying at the time, so male partners definitely welcome!


Title: Re: Strapless bra advice please?
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 29, 2014, 10:52:47 pm
Is she currently wearing a standard shape or a racer back? Might be worth trying the other shape to what's causing her problems. Plus as said above, get a proper fitting by someone who knows what they're talking about....
Title: Re: Strapless bra advice please?
Post by: Poly Hive on March 30, 2014, 07:06:23 am
Mrs PH here

I am wearing a normal bra at the moment, but due to the nerve damage across my shoulder and shoulder blade and 456 vertebra permanently damaged (possible fusion of the 3 before the end of the year).

With the vibration from the road and the position the straps seem to be making matters worse.  Have had my bike adjusted to help with riding position.

We live in the Derbyshire area so will investigate the store suggested.

Many thanks for the help so far. :)

Julie