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Bra advise

kaykay1606kaykay1606 Member Posts: 4 Listener
 I struggle to fasten bras behind my back, well I struggle with clasps at all as my hands don’t work very well. Has any found a comfortable bra that’s easy to put on for a large bust? I’m really struggling to find anything suitable 😬 thanks! 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others. The only bra i can think of are the sports one's that have no fastening at all but they may not be suitable for bigger busted people.

    I'm also unable to put my bra on with the fastening at the back. I put it on with the fastening at the front, then turn my bra around my body before putting my arms through the straps. I always find it's so much easier doing it this way. My daughter isn't very good with buttons or fastening either because she's never understood how to do them (she has a learning disability) so i showed her how to do the bra this way and it works for her too.

    Hope this helps.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    Hi KayKay1606. I wear comfort bras. They fit over your head so you don't have to worry about fastenings which I know are fiddly. I have been wearing them for years and as long as you have the right under band size the cups will stretch to the size of your bust. I have a large bust and have never had a problem with them. If have a large bust you will need to wear the padded ones for support so your boobs don't sag. A lot of places sell them but you will need to get a decent one to get the support you will need.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kaykay1606, would you manage with a clasp at the front of the bra? 

    Here is an example of a bra that zips at the front.

    Also, here is one that has a hook and eye at the front.

    Please let us know how you get on. :)
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  • kaykay1606kaykay1606 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    @deb74 where do you normally get your comfort bras from? I tried some cheap ones from amazon but they didn’t have padding and they have stretched quite quickly but are very comfortable.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,127 Disability Gamechanger
    @kaykay1606 Welcome to the community, I also have this issue I like others have said fasten my bra at the front and twist it round to the back. I did purchase some comfort bras from asda a few weeks ago that also had the pads in which are also removable. They are quite comfy but I do struggle to get them on and pull them down into the right position
  • kaykay1606kaykay1606 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks @janer1967
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    Hi @kaykay1606. I get my bras from Avon.
  • LaboradorLaborador Member Posts: 20 Connected
    I'm so glad you mentioned this. I have rheumatoid arthritis and cannot bear to be without a bra on. I still haven't found one that meets my clearly exacting standards, (white, cotton, supportive, balcony, front fastening) I know, too difficult. I've recently found that makes like Playtex and older makes are more likely to have what you need. Otherwise, its put it on around your waist and twist it round. Good Luck.
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