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Piccoli Fiori JMJ

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I have a question about brassieres... Since this can be a delicate subject, my question in below the spoiler.

[spoiler]The Dominican nuns were rather specific about the type of bra, but the Poor Clares are a little less picky. They have just specified something simple and modest (and they don't want someone to go out and buy all new stuff if they don't have to). I've probably been thinking about this too much, but would a sports bra type bra be more modest and comfortable for everyday? Would most bras these days be modest? I don't bra shop often so I have difficulties figuring out even if there are some bras that are more modest than others. Would one suggest going for a fitting to make sure things fit well? Too many questions... I also have questions about the bikini cut underoos, but I think Sister answered my question about that one (hi-cut here I come!).[/spoiler]

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sports bras are very tight to minimize "bouncing" while participating in active sports. I would not recommend them for all day, everyday wear.
Try this website for ideas-- some times they have sales items that are very affordable!

[url="http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Default.aspx"]http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Default.aspx[/url]

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[quote name='regina_coeli' timestamp='1303996625' post='2234222']
sports bras are very tight to minimize "bouncing" while participating in active sports. I would not recommend them for all day, everyday wear.
Try this website for ideas-- some times they have sales items that are very affordable!

[url="http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Default.aspx"]http://www.hanes.com...es/Default.aspx[/url]
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Oh, thank you! I forgot about some other things that I needed as well and their site reminded me! I'm going to look into fruit of the loom too.

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Spoiler to answer question modestly

[spoiler] I would just say that not all bras are modest- or practical. I know I have some bras that are probably less modest (lacy, lower cut, a little more "racy"- thank God for his mercy), but I'm just too cheap to replace them at the moment. In all reality, they are less comfy too. I glanced at the hanes page, and the bra at the top right corner would probably be modest and convenient (maybe not black, but white or skin tone). Especially if you are washing things either by hand or in a large machine, lace can get caught and rip really easily, so I would stay away from that- even though there are "old lady" lace bras that are still modest. :) [/spoiler]

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[quote name='Piccoli Fiori JMJ' timestamp='1303994895' post='2234215']
+JMJ

I have a question about brassieres... Since this can be a delicate subject, my question in below the spoiler.

[spoiler]The Dominican nuns were rather specific about the type of bra, but the Poor Clares are a little less picky. They have just specified something simple and modest (and they don't want someone to go out and buy all new stuff if they don't have to). I've probably been thinking about this too much, but would a sports bra type bra be more modest and comfortable for everyday? Would most bras these days be modest? I don't bra shop often so I have difficulties figuring out even if there are some bras that are more modest than others. Would one suggest going for a fitting to make sure things fit well? Too many questions... I also have questions about the bikini cut underoos, but I think Sister answered my question about that one (hi-cut here I come!).[/spoiler]
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I wear only sport bras because I cannot stand the hook and eye closures. They itch like crazy! I've been buying mine from Wal-Mart and they are Fruit of the Loom. They are not that expensive either. I would definitely look for low-impact as that is what I have and they are not too tight. I think you can buy a 3 pack of sport bras for only $10.[/spoiler]

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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' timestamp='1304005771' post='2234247']
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I wear only sport bras because I cannot stand the hook and eye closures. They itch like crazy! I've been buying mine from Wal-Mart and they are Fruit of the Loom. They are not that expensive either. I would definitely look for low-impact as that is what I have and they are not too tight. I think you can buy a 3 pack of sport bras for only $10.[/spoiler]
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How CRAZY is that?!

[spoiler] I only wear sport bras, too! Ever since dance classes in my teens, it's all I'll wear! I hate the feeling of regular bras and they aren't as supportive! I wear Best Form from Walmart. Do you think the SsEW are fine with that? I can't bare a regular bra! Ack![/spoiler]

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[quote name='regina_coeli' timestamp='1303996625' post='2234222']
sports bras are very tight to minimize "bouncing" while participating in active sports. I would not recommend them for all day, everyday wear.
Try this website for ideas-- some times they have sales items that are very affordable!

[url="http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Default.aspx"]http://www.hanes.com...es/Default.aspx[/url]
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I buy all my "ladies' things from that site--great prices and selection.

I have no personal convent experience, but last summer when several VS members were entering, they decided to go with sports bras, because their list specified that their "underthings" had to be able to survive a large, industrial size washer.

You're right, when worn for sports, sports bras can be very tight. But, even not being in a convent, I wear them for everyday. I buy a "low impact" style, and also buy mine a size too large. That still works very well for non-sports activities, and it is very comfortable--not tight.

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[quote name='IgnatiusofLoyola' timestamp='1304020131' post='2234320']
I buy all my "ladies' things from that site--great prices and selection.

I have no personal convent experience, but last summer when several VS members were entering, they decided to go with sports bras, because their list specified that their "underthings" had to be able to survive a large, industrial size washer.

You're right, when worn for sports, sports bras can be very tight. But, even not being in a convent, I wear them for everyday. I buy a "low impact" style, and also buy mine a size too large. That still works very well for non-sports activities, and it is very comfortable--not tight.
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[spoiler]LOL, my mom gets after me all the time because I still wear sports bras. I cannot handle the uncomfortable regular bras. They drive me crazy. I bought some by Playtex and I hardly ever wear them unless I have to. Fruit of the Loom makes some good ones, but I am always on the look out for some better ones. I only buy low-impact, too, and I used to wear them at night, but started worrying about causing cysts or breast cancer from my lymph nodes not being able to drain properly, so I wear some bralettes by Barely There around the house and overnight. I can barely tell that I have anything on because they are so comfortable. I would never wear them out of the house, though, because they are not supportive enough. :blush: [/spoiler]

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When I was constantly playing sports (through freshman year of college), I only wore sports bras. Unless I had to wear a dress or something. Now I wear regular bras fairly often. As a postulant, I'd probably want a regular bra (it's a white dress shirt)... but once I'm in habit, I'm all for sports bras all the time. Especially with my sisters. You never know when a random snow-ball fight or other game might break out. Gotta be ready to run at any point in time!

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I have gone through MANY, MANY brands and styles of sport bras over the years and I must say that Best Form is the most comfortable and supportive that I've ever worn. I don't feel it at all! I've had these about 3 years now, and they are still in great shape. The label has faded, but I think mine is nylon/spandex.


[url="http://www.bestformintimates.com/collections/sport"]http://www.bestformi...llections/sport
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I'm pretty sure this is the style I have: [url="http://www.bestformintimates.com/products/style/5006573"]http://www.bestformintimates.com/products/style/5006573
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I guarantee that it is the only one I will be buying the next time I need to replace, which I'm sure won't be for a loooong time! :)
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