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Unread 04-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #3736
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Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I'm a 32E, or a 34DD depending on the brand. I really want to crossplay but honestly, I don't want to waste so much money on everything I'll need if it's not going to work and be believable!
So really, I want to know how 'real' I can make myself look with binding? I personally think I'd buy a binder (considering T-Kingdom binders?) as the other methods don't exactly appeal to me, but if a different method would work better then I'd be willing to try.
I know it's hard to say if it'll be believable or not without me trying, but like I said I don't want to pay for a binder if it's only going to take me down a few cup sizes and I'll still have very obvious curves. I'm not expecting miracles, but the extent of the binding is what I'd like to know.
If anyone has any experience binding at this size and can tell me how realistic it can look, I'd really appreciate it!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #3737
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Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I'm a 32E, or a 34DD depending on the brand. I really want to crossplay but honestly, I don't want to waste so much money on everything I'll need if it's not going to work and be believable!
So really, I want to know how 'real' I can make myself look with binding? I personally think I'd buy a binder (considering T-Kingdom binders?) as the other methods don't exactly appeal to me, but if a different method would work better then I'd be willing to try.
I know it's hard to say if it'll be believable or not without me trying, but like I said I don't want to pay for a binder if it's only going to take me down a few cup sizes and I'll still have very obvious curves. I'm not expecting miracles, but the extent of the binding is what I'd like to know.
If anyone has any experience binding at this size and can tell me how realistic it can look, I'd really appreciate it!

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Unread 04-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #3738
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I have a quick question on binding, can you sort of make a cotton bewb corset?
I know people make them out of tall pieces of elastic and lace them up and wear them, and that they work really well.
I was just wondering would one out of a cotton material work or would it stretch too much after a few hours?
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Unread 04-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #3739
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The problem is that it won't stretch and you won't be able to breathe and/or it will just fall down. Real corsets push breasts upward or do nothing to them - and many corsets do little or nothing to the rib cage - even in tight-lacing the upper rib cage is not being pressed in.

Elastic is used because it's a material that stretches so that you can breathe, but not TOO much.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 01:41 AM   #3740
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A corset pushes the ladies up and offers great support. (I have to wear one for the Faire.) If it's made correctly to fit you, it creates the hour glass shape comfortably so you don't hurt yourself.

I'm a 36DD, and the tri-top binder took them down to B's at the max. I was skeptical about it at first, too, but I took a risk. I'm glad I did. Bewbs disappeared.

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And I somehow ripped the tag off, so now I have to figure out how to properly wash the binder without ruining it. Any tips?
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Unread 04-23-2013, 05:03 AM   #3741
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I'd do cold water wash and lay out flat to dry.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #3742
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Okay so I'm pretty convinced by the Tri-Top binder! I now have a question about the packaging - when it's sent to you, does anywhere on the packaging state what's inside?
My parents would certainly not approve of me buying one, so I'd rather avoid them knowing!
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Unread 04-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #3743
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Okay so I'm pretty convinced by the Tri-Top binder! I now have a question about the packaging - when it's sent to you, does anywhere on the packaging state what's inside?
My parents would certainly not approve of me buying one, so I'd rather avoid them knowing!
Nope, they state on their website that they don't do that. I doubt they have changed that way of doing things since they sell many things like that as well as medical garments that would "embarrass" some people.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:49 AM   #3744
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Hey guys, I hope its ok to ask this here

Im about to start a modern dance class in a few months and I had a couple of questions about binders

Ive always wanted to get a binder, just to wear around, because by breasts are a little on the big side and have a smaller waist so its hard to find Bras that fit me well, and I like to have them tamed a little bit, but now since im going to start dancing again I have the perfect excuse to get one, itll be my first one so I will be getting the velcro kind


1.) Are T-Kingdom binders effective for support while dancing/playing sports?

2.) I know there are health risks for using ace bandages, but are there health risks for using Brest binders for sports?

3.) I have exercise induced asthma, can anyone tell me what its like to wear a binder with asthma, if it makes attacks worse, or triggers them more often?
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Unread 04-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #3745
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What size tritop binder should I get from underworks? I'm a 34A/32B, I think.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #3746
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Nope, they state on their website that they don't do that. I doubt they have changed that way of doing things since they sell many things like that as well as medical garments that would "embarrass" some people.
Brilliant, thanks a lot!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 07:01 PM   #3747
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Hey guys, I hope its ok to ask this here

Im about to start a modern dance class in a few months and I had a couple of questions about binders

Ive always wanted to get a binder, just to wear around, because by breasts are a little on the big side and have a smaller waist so its hard to find Bras that fit me well, and I like to have them tamed a little bit, but now since im going to start dancing again I have the perfect excuse to get one, itll be my first one so I will be getting the velcro kind


1.) Are T-Kingdom binders effective for support while dancing/playing sports?

2.) I know there are health risks for using ace bandages, but are there health risks for using Brest binders for sports?

3.) I have exercise induced asthma, can anyone tell me what its like to wear a binder with asthma, if it makes attacks worse, or triggers them more often?
I have never tried T-Kingdom, so I can't say. Since they're not known to be effective for larger breasts in the first place, I would question if they would really be any more effective than a sport's bra, perhaps less since they're meant to compress instead of hold breasts in place.

I would personally rather use an isolation type bra for sports or dance if I didn't care about having visible breasts. They've done studies and they're scientifically more effective when it comes to comfort and things not moving around. My friend has looked and found bras of all kinds for a 28G, so it's possible to find them (and actually not that hard if you're looking on-line !).

I know I would not be able to wear my binder during exercise. The one I have is too tight for that.

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What size tritop binder should I get from underworks? I'm a 34A/32B, I think.
You need to measure with a measuring tape where they tell you to. Sadly, bra sizes are woefully inaccurate most of the time and shouldn't be used to fit for this kind of garment. The exacts matter, so if you used the "stock" measurements from the two sister sizes you list, the results actually point to different sizes of tri-top !
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #3748
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Thanks! I went and found the measurement section after. I have another, longer binder from a while back, but I'm only moderately satisfied with it. It's certainly time for an update! It seems like the old binder might be a little bit big, but I can't remember what size I got before.

So I was thinking of getting the tritop (an extra front later wouldn't be a bad idea), but has anyone tried anything other than underworks? More specifically, I'm looking at a few from lesloveboat:
http://www.lesloveboat.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=125
http://www.lesloveboat.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=278
http://www.lesloveboat.com/shop/prod...products_id=98
I'm pretty skeptical about the velcro binders, but they do seem to be getting good reviews. I'd love to see some before/after shots with those kinds of binders. I know the one's on that site are a little pricier, but I'm willing to pay an extra few bucks for a good binder. I do get days when I just need to be a guy, so the compression isn't just for cosplay!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #3749
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@Mr Firefly, I must say I'm skeptical about velcro too - my thought is they would weaken with time. I have a binder for the same reasons as you. I have a pullover top from lesloveboat - this one in black http://www.lesloveboat.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=124 and I do love it. I'm also five foot tall and Asian so I'm pretty small and already pretty flat. I have no idea about bra sizes in the US, and to be honest I stopped buying bras since my mum bought about twenty of them from Vietnam when I was 20 (six years ago) so I don't even know my size in ANY country (there are no tags).

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Bra - https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...98964502_n.jpg
No bra - https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...14462503_n.jpg
Binder- http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14...e/IMG_2519.jpg
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Unread 04-24-2013, 11:28 PM   #3750
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It looks like it works pretty well! (We seem to be about the same size about too - height and bust) I'm thinking I probably will get a pullover from lesloveboat. Unfortunately, none of the pullovers come in a v-neck style!

I am leaning more towards lesloveboat than underworks though. It's sort of nice to know too that LLB's binders are geared more towards smaller, feminine bodies. I don't have anything close to the big man bodies they show on underworks!
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