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  • #75019
    adapting your delicates

    Not at all health related but one for the girls.

    Having scoliosis means a lifetime of being uncomfortable in clothes and having to adapt or constantly fidget with one undies. :oops:

    My left shoulder is raised, scapular sticks out. while the right shoulder is down and the breast appears smaller than the left due to angle etc. well bra shopping is a nightmare and nothing really fits as I often have to have bra too tight o fit cup size or go up a back size making cup too big and untidy. Well, A while ago I chopped the end off an old bra (bit with hooks) and have been using it to extend the back size to fit around bumpy back. I have since bought a bundle in different colors from eBay to match every bra.

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    #91047
    Re: adapting your delicates

    Due to swollen tummy, particular y after eating I have found all my trousers tight and uncomfortable even after going up a size.
    I have started using a trouser button extender to give a little extra room and keep trousers closed at the front.

    they come in all kinds of fastener, button, hooks etc. and start from 99p

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    #91048
    Re: adapting your delicates

    @catatude wrote:

    Due to swollen tummy, particular y after eating I have found all my trousers tight and uncomfortable even after going up a size.
    I have started using a trouser button extender to give a little extra room and keep trousers closed at the front.

    they come in all kinds of fastener, button, hooks etc. and start from 99p

    Do not qualify as one of the girls but am forever altering trousers with bloated stomach. Have put on six inches around waist
    in last 18 months (with no weight gain)

    Extenders are good, or often use these Jean Tack Buttons (20 for 99p) :-

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310727298397?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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    #91049
    Re: adapting your delicates

    I only ever wear elasticated trousers now. For a coule of years M&S have doe some really comfy jogging trousers, boight half a dozen pairs.

    Bra wise I live in my racer backed sports bras, they are so comfy and keep in place but also stretch well. I have some front fastening racer back posh proper going out ones, bought them in the USA, cost a mini mortgage over here!

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    #91050
    Re: adapting your delicates

    Bras, waistlines and knickers… oh the joy of trying to get them to fit.

    I stopped wearing a bra about 6 years ago as to achieve any sort of support the tightness was too much for my lungs and I couldn’t breath. Gave up on strap bras in my teens – fell off droopy shoulders and front fastening ones made me look flat chested and not so comfy. I could probably wear one again if I was on my vent but my ribs just stick out so I’m not going to bother – its the naturist look for me.

    One things I find is that i have a wheelchair chest harness which parts and lifts lol – so when I’m out in my chair I’m sorted rofl.

    Knickers – well you know the story there.

    Waistlines – I am so bloated nowadays it’s a pain. I only wear elasticated waists on things – or have them completely loose and baggy like on my wrap round clothes. Elastic still digs in where my scoliosis bends though. I pretty much only wear home made skirts now and the baggiest of leggings. Not the best look but comfort reigns.

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    #91051
    Re: adapting your delicates

    ps – Next also do a good line of elasticated cheap, soft, flexible but durable leggings which look fairly smart and have two sorts with thin and thicker waist bands and small and long leg sizes (several colours) – some only £8. I’m buying in stocks. I already have about 6 pairs lol.

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    #91052
    Re: adapting your delicates

    :oops: I read ADOPTING your delicates …. I really should clean my glasses.

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    #91053
    Re: adapting your delicates

    Heyyy that’s a really good idea – I like it!!

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