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#1 Ellie bean

Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:38 PM

Can anyone recommend a bra/ top/ crop top for sleeping? I’m an F cup, I have some nylon ahhh bra type things but I’d really like something with more cotton, that’s supportive enough to hold everything in under pjs and while sleeping, but also comfortable
I know lots of women love going braless but I’m not one of them unfortunately, I find it really uncomfortable
Thanks, any suggestions greatly appreciated!

#2 Pocket...

Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:46 PM

I'm the same. I use an ahh bra with a fitted singlet over that. I love the idea of something with more cotton so I'll be following this thread!

#3 cardamom

Posted 08 August 2019 - 12:23 AM

Following. F cup here and I also wear a soft genie bra kind of thing. One of my bed bras (as I call them) is a size too small, and that one is my favourite as it's very supportive/firm while still being comfortable. Doesn't solve the cotton issue but could be worth a go on the support front?

#4 jayskette

Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:28 AM

I thought it is bad practice to sleep with bras on because it constricts your breathing.

#5 Caribou

Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:42 AM

 jayskette, on 08 August 2019 - 07:28 AM, said:

I thought it is bad practice to sleep with bras on because it constricts your breathing.

Only if you wear a corset to bed, maybe.

#6 Riotproof

Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:48 AM

One of those singlet tops with a built in bra?

#7 BeachesBaby

Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:53 AM

I’m between a 10F-G, and find the knixwear bras the best. They can be adjusted to a racerback or standard straps, are so soft, but also supportive enough to wear out to the store or for something low impact like a yoga class.

The only tank top I’ve ever found that’s remotely suitable for my size chest is the bonds maternity tank, which I can just barely fit into the 12F I think it was, if you’d prefer that style over a standalone bra.

Edited by BeachesBaby, 08 August 2019 - 07:55 AM.


#8 mintpatty

Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:57 AM

I bought my daughter the sleep bra from bravissimo.com.  She’s an F and she’s happy with it.

Their swimwear is also fantastic, just as an aside.

#9 Ellie bean

Posted 08 August 2019 - 12:19 PM

Thanks everyone, I will try knixwear/ bravissimo
Singlet top with shelf used to be ok pre kids but isn’t up to the heavy lifting now required!

#10 cardamom

Posted 08 August 2019 - 02:06 PM

View PostEllie bean, on 08 August 2019 - 12:19 PM, said:

Singlet top with shelf used to be ok pre kids but isn’t up to the heavy lifting now required!

I read that suggestion and thought bless, those people must not have 2-ton boobs that hang somewhere around their knees. Those singlets roll off me like a coiled spring :ph34r: :laugh:

#11 IamOzgirl

Posted 08 August 2019 - 02:52 PM

Uniglo have a super comfy wireless bra.

I wear a L and at my biggest I was in a normal 18DD bra.

You can buy online.

#12 ipsee

Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:01 PM

I love the shelf singlets, but you can't get them in larger sizes anymore. Big W used to do them, but not for a while. Bonds ones are very small.

#13 Thylacine

Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:09 PM

May not be suitable for larger sizes but I am a D (and used to be DD) and I like the target maternity sleep bras for my comfy home bra. They have a sort of wrap style front which I find more supportive than an Ahh bra

#14 Toddlerandme

Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:58 PM

Cake (the nursing/maternity bra brand) now sell a ‘lounge’ bra without the nursing clips which is designed for larger cup sizes

https://au.cakemater...ss-everyday-bra

I haven’t tried this style, but am still wearing my cake nursing bras as sleep bras, as they are both comfy and supportive.


#15 ~elle~

Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:19 PM

I have had the Ahhh Bra and I hated it. So uncomfortable.

Not cotton, but best n less has a great range of $10 - no wire bras - very soft, not sweaty,( they are nylon/ polyester) I love them - I have 2 and I'm a 24E.( But I got their 22DD and they were just right as they did stretch a little). Fantastic for night time.

#16 blackcat20

Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:44 PM

I wear a crop top from Target or Kmart usually. At the moment I wear a Target maternity singlet as it has soft cups rather than a shelf bra.

#17 #YKG

Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:02 PM

For sleep I wear seamless crop bras from best & less, I have DD/E cup boobs and I feel supported, wouldn’t wear them out and about, I wouldn’t be comfortable without a wire for added support, but for sleep they work well and comfy. They are $10 so inexpensive but work well for me.

#18 Mollyksy

Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:16 PM

I have g sized breasts and recently had open lung surgery and can't wear a bra, especially my underwire ones. I bought some bonds crop tops and whilst not ideal, are surprisingly supportive. I an wearing them in the day until I heal enough for my old bras. They are comfy for sleep too. I used to wear my underwire bras to bed but I think I'll keep with the crop tops even when I can wear my bras again. There is some sag definitely in daywear but that isnt too much of an issue under pjs.

#19 Peninsula Girl 74

Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:06 PM

I have a friend that loves wearing the Bonds support singlets.
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https://www.bonds.co...-wurai-dsn.html

#20 Froggilicious

Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:28 PM

View PostThylacine, on 08 August 2019 - 06:09 PM, said:

May not be suitable for larger sizes but I am a D (and used to be DD) and I like the target maternity sleep bras for my comfy home bra. They have a sort of wrap style front which I find more supportive than an Ahh bra

I still use my target maternity singlets as pyjama tops, they are the most comfy night time bra/singlet I have ever found. I need a couple of new ones actually. Though I think they only go up to an E cup.

#21 Lesley225

Posted 10 August 2019 - 06:42 PM

I'm large but would never think of wearing one to sleep as I find no bras comfortable.  Large busted and quite small is not a good combination.

I can't cope with walking around much without one though - sleeping I'm fine.

#22 Beanette

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:21 PM

I wear a Hot Milk feeding singlet to bed even when not BFing, they have a F-H fitting which I find to fit well for my GG bust.

#23 QuirkyMum

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:36 PM

If you search for 'bralet' in DD+ Bras section on Mark and Spencer website there will be quite a few.
I'm eyeing their new modal one(not cotton but natural fabric kinda) . Flexifit non-wired crossover bralet.
I wonder if straps are wide enough...
If you click on matching knickers, you will see a bit more of this bra.

I'm still breastfeeding so no point buying it now for me but I feel like it could be a winner. Between babies I wore ahh bra type (synthetic fabric) to bed. I'm size 10-12 and cup size F-G.

Edited by QuirkyMum, 10 August 2019 - 10:40 PM.


#24 HighlandPinky

Posted 10 August 2019 - 10:49 PM

 QuirkyMum, on 10 August 2019 - 09:36 PM, said:

If you search for 'bralet' in DD+ Bras section on Mark and Spencer website there will be quite a few.
I'm eyeing their new modal one(not cotton but natural fabric kinda) . Flexifit non-wired crossover bralet.
I wonder if straps are wide enough...
If you click on matching knickers, you will see a bit more of this bra.

This one has really good reviews from a fuller figure Facebook group I'm on.

https://www.marksand...TA&prevPage=srp

#25 QuirkyMum

Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:37 PM

 HighlandPinky, on 10 August 2019 - 10:49 PM, said:



This one has really good reviews from a fuller figure Facebook group I'm on.

https://www.marksand...TA&prevPage=srp
Interesting. Looks like it is made for bigger breasts. I wonder if lace is too itchy for sleeping.
Also it has just size, but no cup size.
Thanks for the link, I should order and just try.
I didn't know we could post links to specific products.
The one that I am eyeing is this one:
https://www.marksand...VY&prevPage=plp




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