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Title: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Newby on January 16, 2021, 03:31:44 PM
Hey guys.  So after readying some of your posts I decided to try a bra for myself.  

I think it fits really well. I started with a 40C minimizer.  I believe it does a good job at minimizing, and it actually feels really nice!

I’ll try it for a few days to see if I’ll buy more. 

Tell me what you think. 
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Johndoe1 on January 16, 2021, 03:52:21 PM
Looks like it fits you. Wear it well and welcome to the club. Good luck!
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: 42CSuprise! on January 16, 2021, 06:52:14 PM
I'm actually wearing that same brassiere as I sit here writing.  I wore it while shopping this afternoon, something I don't regularly do.  But I am a bit mesmerized by my breasts at the moment and wearing a brassiere definitely adds to the delight.  This is the Lilyette by Bali Women's Plunge Into Comfort Keyhole Minimizer Bra that can be found on Amazon and E-Bay, where, at the moment, it can be bought for under $14.  Considering how well made the brassiere is that price is a steal.  And as you say... it feels nice.  The material in the cups feels like silk.  Welcome to the club!
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Dale Warnio on January 16, 2021, 07:00:57 PM
That bra looks good on you.  And you look better in a bra as opposed to your prior pics bare breasted.  How do your tops look with that bra?  I can see your nipples showing a bit through your bra, so be careful with thinner, light colored tops, or you might nip out.  Consider a bra that is lined or padded or molded cups or maybe wear nipple petals; the silicone gel kind are best, in my view.

Does the support feel good?  I see you got an underwire, which in my opinion, gives more support and better shaping.  You said it is a minimizer, so your bra is spreading your breast tissue more across your bust, as opposed to pushing it more out.

You said your bra is a C cup.  That is about average for women and bigger than most men, even those with breasts, and way too big to go braless, for modesty and comfort.

What brand is your bra?  Did you go in, get fitted, peruse the bra selection, and try on?  How much the the sales associate help you?  What did she say and do and how did that go?
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: 42CSuprise! on January 16, 2021, 07:47:19 PM
I've concluded Dale that the term "minimizer" means ONLY that the brassiere doesn't have padding.  The two such brassieres I regularly use do a fine job of gathering all the tissue that constitutes breasts and shaping it quite attractively.  What they don't do is provide an extra layer that hides the nipples.  I don't believe a minimizer makes breasts smaller.  I wouldn't dream of wearing a padded brassiere, but that is me.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Newby on January 16, 2021, 08:36:21 PM
Just catching up with all your comments.  

I really like the support I get, and it flattens my chest quit well.  Goes almost completely unnoticed under my shirts, with the exception of the hardware in the back. 

This is the Lilyette by Bali Women's Plunge Into Comfort Keyhole as 42CSurprise! stated. 

I ordered this off Amazon using my own measurements.  With next day shipping it came really quick. 

I considered going into a store to be fitted but I think I had all the information I needed. 

I’ll find a few more bras to try... some with a little more padding to help hide  my nipples.  

Thanks for your help and comments.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Dale Warnio on January 18, 2021, 09:58:40 AM
Newby, please tell us all about how your bra fitting at Soma went.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Bosh808 on January 21, 2021, 12:38:35 AM
I highly recommend trying a lightly lined t-shirt bra. Those are good all around bra for support and undetectable besides the adjusters or if your wearing a light colored shirt. Also consider buying a few different brands. Some works really well and some will be ill fitting. 
The bra that your wearing on the picture looks well fitted and probably feels nice and snug and if you do end up getting a padded bra your going to see the comfort level go up.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Newby on January 21, 2021, 07:39:45 AM
Bosh808, thank you for your comments.  

I picked up a few Warner t shirt bras and they are very comfortable.  The biggest difference for me is that they don’t minimize my breasts, so they are a little more noticeable.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Johndoe1 on January 21, 2021, 08:29:58 AM
After wearing a bra for a while, it won't matter if they show or not. For me, comfort trumps appearance. I can always down play the appearance with clothes.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: taxmapper on January 21, 2021, 10:06:53 AM
After wearing a bra for a while, it won't matter if they show or not. For me, comfort trumps appearance. I can always down play the appearance with clothes.

i am still quite small.  But the discomfort and sometimes pain of NOT wearing a bra is greatly overriding any apprehension. 
I am now pushing the upper limits of a b cup and they are starting to show even more prominently than they did before. 

There is no hiding them for me, and i long ago decided to not worry about if someone thinks I am wearing abra or not. given modern society's attitudes that are melting away those concepts, good, bad or indifferent, its now a regular part of my life. 

Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Johndoe1 on January 21, 2021, 11:48:37 AM
At 36DDD there's no hiding mine either. But you can do things that will not draw attention to them. I don't wear anything that says look at my boobs, but I don't wear clothes that don't fit either. Clothing that doesn't fit will draw attention just as quickly as a very form fitting top. Loosely fitting works just fine for me. You B cup size guys, have it made.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Bosh808 on February 06, 2021, 04:43:57 PM
Bosh808, thank you for your comments. 

I picked up a few Warner t shirt bras and they are very comfortable.  The biggest difference for me is that they don’t minimize my breasts, so they are a little more noticeable.
I had that fear when I first started wearing padded bras in public but you'll quickly get used to it and realize that nobody nobody notices. I can wear a regular t shirt nowadays without cares in the world because at the end of the day, its yourself that has to be comfortable. I personally feel the thin padded cups is the best, and feels the most comfortable. 
BTW Target's store brand t-shirt bras is a high rating for comfort and quality.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Dudewithboobs on February 07, 2021, 08:11:20 AM
I'm with ^
When I first began wearing bras to work i began with just some cami bras as I'm not crazy busty by any means, mild b cup, I can get away without one on most days, others the jiggle is just annoying and a bra is more comfort than need. But after a week of cami bras as I felt these were a great source of testing waters with the no wire and small adjusters and no back hardware in the hooks I was ok trying these. No one said anything so I tried t shirt bras with no padding and regular hardware, nothing. Finally after talking trash about people who wear push ups in trying to enhance than actually need lol, I was at walmart and grabbed two new bras and being still not too comfy i just found my size grabbed and left, they were push up and padded and decided f it and gave them a shot. Idk about others but they were a whole different level of comfort for me. Felt better in wearing and holding me in where i like to be and when i put my shirt on for work i was waiting to be like yeah no i can't wear this, but surprisingly it didn't show a ton. In some shirts sure, but as any who wear an array of bras know, like women, some shirts do the job, other shirts are over achievers lol. I think you'll find the padded bras to be a wonderful thing to wear. Especially if you are in the mdiwest with me where it's like -8 today lol any little bit helps in these temps to keep anythign a bit warmer
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Traveler on February 07, 2021, 03:28:55 PM
I used to be afraid of “padded” bras too being a 40 DD, but found the “padding” is really not that much, maybe a 1/16th of an inch. They’re great for obscuring the nips and help hold the girls in place much better. Definitely the go to in the cooler months, during the summer I can definitely see going back to unlined .
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: mgr on February 07, 2021, 11:51:07 PM
I too find myself gravitating to padded bras in the winter.  They are more comfortable for me, but project a bit too much in the summer. Even 1/8" of padding seems to magnify my projection. I know it is in my mind, but it is my comfort.  In the winter...padded bras and flannel shirts.  In the summer it is button down short sleeve shirt with patterns for me.

Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Johndoe1 on February 08, 2021, 07:11:55 AM
I too have  found that padded bras are not the big bug-a-boo that it might seem. Cold weather really keeps the high beams on all the time for me and the padding in the cup helps to not only hide the nips but also keep the girls warm and padded and high beams aren't as bad. It also gives me a predictable shape and I can easily compensate for in choice of layering piece and outer top. In many ways, it makes dressing easier and I can get the look I want. Summer, unlined cups are my go too cup style. Padding just soaks up the sweat in the summer time and its like wearing two tightly strapped petri dishes on my chest. That's when a light molded cup or seamed cup bra really helps for shaping while not giving yourself a heat stroke in summer.
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: curiousk on February 08, 2021, 07:49:02 AM
Definitely like wearing a padded bra in the cold months for sure.   Before wearing a bra, I never realized how much my breasts moved as well as how much my nipples can be irritating rubbing against a shirt with high beams on.  Unlined, soft bra bra with underwire is a good summer choice for me.  
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: blad on February 08, 2021, 12:17:28 PM
The thin foam lining in a contour cup bra did not turn out to be a big projection amplification I though it would be. In fact, the shaping may improve the profile. 
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: taxmapper on February 08, 2021, 01:12:22 PM
The irony is that the paddeding is able to emphasize growth. When i first started putting on a bra and sometimes pulled out the padding it didn't really look any different. But the bra pulled in the breasts and kept them 'small".  
Now they have grown a bit and the padding goes with that. The slow projection has allowed things to grow quietly and unknoticable overall. 

But this fact also shows me how gar I HAVE grown. 
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Puppies on February 09, 2021, 08:33:35 AM
Another fan of a lightly padded bra. 

Seems a contradiction but the padding seems to smooth out the outline and the band pulls the under arm breast in, giving a more defined, yet less obvious shape.

There is more of a frontal projection giving me a fuller bust, but to be honest, on the basis that anyone who knows me has already noticed my breasts, I can live with that. 
Title: Re: Decided to try a bra
Post by: Dudewithboobs on February 10, 2021, 08:28:01 AM
That was my main concern about a padded bra, was how much is this going to emphasize it. And then when I honestly didn't notice much difference from an unpadded standard t shirt bra in comparison to the padded push up, I was very comfortable and confident in pulling it off. I remember though going to work in my bra no cami or undershirt just polo golf shirt style as it's business casual dresscode, thinking, well s*** what if my shape is obvious and I don't see it, cause well, I see me everyday. But after a day of trying out walking around the office and talking to co workers and leaning back and pulling arms back to essentially try to give it away, not intentionally to be like hey look at this a dude with a bra how bout that, but just to see if i'd see any eyes wander so i'd know what may be giving the idea that i ave something to hide. But nothing. 

I'd agree that padding seems to smooth ou tthe outline and the band def pulls the under arm breast in more for me as well. My boobs sit much more in place and while they stand out off my chest a bit more cause of the fullness in the cups now, the appearance isn't as defining as i'd worry about and gives a rounded smooth look opposed to other bras that give a more tent pole look. My nipples aren't high beams by any means and the aesthetic to my area there hasn't changed as my chest has grown so it hasn't been a worry or benefit of mine for padded bras in that area, but for me a padded  bra just gives me a better look, gives me more security in holding me in place, and in a t shirt bra unpadded i can still feel my boobs jiggle a little, whereas in a padded bra same size perhaps same style, they are not so noticable in mobility when moving. 

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