View Full Version : Size 32 nursing bras
06-10-2004, 12:15 AM
Can you recommend a local store to purchase a nursing bra. DD is 4 wks old and I just now had time to search for one! I've been "borrowing" my mom's regular bras (size 36B...way too loose!), as DD came 2 wks early. I went to Sears (b/c its close...since I hate Sears), but the smallest was 34B which didnt fit. Is it my imagination or do they run big? I used to be a 32A, so I suppose I'm a 32B or 34A now? THe next closest department store is Nordstrom's. Will it be hard to find size 32?
06-11-2004, 04:44 AM
I swear by Nordstrom's. Every bra I buy there is perfect. Have them measure you. I love Wacoal and Le Mystere.
06-11-2004, 01:38 PM
I don't think Nordstrom carries nursing bras.
I have a friend that SWEARS by the Target ones.
And there's always Pea in the Pod or Motherhood Maternity since you're going to be in a mall anyway.
If nothing else, get measured properly and then order online.
06-11-2004, 03:56 PM
You may have a hard time finding a bra in your size. I'm a 32DD and can never find my size anywhere. Breastisbest.com has a section called the fitting room where it tells you how to measure yourself. If you're already out and feel comfortable with a salesperson, then definitely ask them to measure you as well.
After trying many bras, I found that I like an Olga bra which I ordered on line. Since I ordered mine, Kohl's has started carrying the bra for as low as $14.00 at times, and last week had a buy one at regular price (I think $23.00), get one free. I paid $25.00 on line and had to buy three to get that price. That being said, they have never carried it in my size. However, if your cup size is smaller you may have more luck. I just find that few stores keep a selection in the 32's.
If you're in doubt as to size, buy the two sizes you're unsure of and try them out. Out of desperation I bought a 34DD thinking that it couldn't be "that" different. Well, it was :-)
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter and enjoy nursing. It all starts to fall in place around 6 weeks, and you'll feel like an old pro.
06-12-2004, 02:58 PM
Where did you get your Olga nursing bra? I bought Olga ones at Mimi Maternity last time. I wanted to reorder them, but without going in person. I e-mailed Mimi, and they don't seem to list their bras by brand name and didn't know what I was talking about. I have been searching online to order the same style number as the Olga one I have, but can't find it anywhere! It's Style # 36645.
06-13-2004, 04:16 AM
I've bought all my nursing bras at Nordstroms. They're not out on the rack. You need to ask and they will bring them from the back. They carry Wacoal, Le Mystere, Olga, a few sleep bras, and possibly other brand. I have had really good luck with them because they always fit me to a T. I was originally a 32C. When I started nursing I grew to 36DD. Just about a month ago I realized they were getting big and got fitted for a 34DD. I remember the first time I went in there while pregnant I was wearing a bra that was so uncomfortable I almost couldn't breathe. What a relief it was to be measured and wear something looked great and felt even better.
I have tried the bra's at Motherhood and Mimi too many times to count and they never fit right. I don't know why I keep going back, as though they will magicaly fit this time around. I could also never get Target bras to fit. Plus I get annoyed by the fact that 1) They only carry white, 2) The sizing is so limited, and 3) The place is always such a mess.
Other than Nordstroms, I have had success in a few maternity boutiques. I really like Anita Bra's. http://store.yahoo.com/laurensilva/nursingbras20.html I have style 5075. For a sportier bra I've had good luck with Medela, which I've been able to find in several baby stores and boutiques.
Here is a link to the homepage where you can see the Le Mystere bra. Mine are black lace and I like them because not only are they comfortable, but they make me feel sexy. I can also open and close the snaps with one hand which is a plus. Wacoal has a great one handed snap as well.
06-17-2004, 09:14 AM
I know you wanted to check nursing bras out irl, but I wanted to suggest n. bras that I found (from this group) that I absolutely love. They are the Elita bras and they run small. I usually wear a 36B and I am wearing size 40 in these bras. They only go by a number no letters. They are inexpensive and so convenient. I had my doubts on whether I was going to like these bras, but they are so comfortable that I now have 4 of them. I only wear these now while I am nursing my ds. I got mine at www.sierrablue.com, they ship quickly too.
06-17-2004, 11:01 AM
I agree about getting fitted properly. Don't know if you're in the Chicagoland area, but there's a nice lingerie store in the suburbs where the owner measures you and helps you find the right bra. She'll even make alterations to the bra if necessary. She does carry nursing bras as well as some maternity clothing & underwear. If this would work for you, let me know and I'll get you the specific information.
06-17-2004, 02:20 PM
I think that you would love the Japanese Weekend cross-over bras. I didn't get huge myself and they fit wonderfully. So soft and really easy to use (no hooks, snaps or nothing). I don't think they are good for large-chested women but for someone like you, I think it would be perfect.
06-27-2004, 12:45 AM
I'm in Florida :(
I havent had much luck so far...couldnt find ANY size 32s in a store. I ordered size 32A (cup too small) and size 34A (too big in band) from JCpenney.com + free shipping, but I'm returning those. Apparently lactation specialists sell nursing bras, and I bought a size 32C in desperation although it does not fit right at all, especially since it has a seam which shows through shirts. This is crazy that I cannot find a decent nursing bra. I'm getting by with the aweful size 32C and regular bras which are very difficult for nursing. I'm nervous about ordering online since I'm not sure what size I am (maybe 32B), so I'm going to call more lacation specialists.
06-29-2004, 11:56 AM
ITA, the Elita bras are the best! They are comfy and very easy to use. I had some with hooks and hated them. I found that I needed to size up for the cotton Elita ones. I prefer the microfiber ones myself.
I used to be a 32B, 34B in Wacoal and Olga pre pregnancy. Often had trouble buying more than 2 bras at a time given limited stock except in San Francisco!
I went to Nordstrom about 6 weeks prior to due date and was fitted to Wacoal maternity 34-36 B or C (I don't recall). I don't think there were any 32s there in Wacoal, and they had a bunch on the rack on display. My Nordstrom didn't have my size (except in a color I didn't want), so they were shipped from Chicago Nordstrom and I had to pay some fee to have them sent to my home. (As I recall Neimans will not charge that fee if the bra is not available.) I didn't wear them then but bought them because i thought I would be less mobile post delivery.
Post delivery, the Nordstrom bras were too small in cup. Now I have to get to the store to return them. I was fitted in the hospital (very convenient) to Medela maternity softcup 36B (no underwire) and these bras have been wonderful. They are about $35 retail. I think it is a good idea to get fitted by someone who works with lactating women.
07-03-2004, 10:00 PM
I was a 32C pre preg and went up to a 36D when nursing for the first 6 months and have recently dropped to a C again and back down to a 34. The elita microfiber were great bras to sleep in too! I just flew on a plane today and wore the elita since I needed something I could be fast with and I love the crossover style so you don't fiddle with snaps and hook thingies!
I looked for the JW hugs bra (even though it is better suited for a B cup than my D cups when I was nursing) at Nordstrom but mine doesn't carry nursing bras. I was HIGHLY disappointed since everyone mentions that there Nordy's carries nursing bras. :)
Good luck and I hope you find one that fits. I really liked my Medela seamless too but it took a few tries of mailing it back and getting new ones before I got the right band and cup size. The joys of internet shopping! :)
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