Rhonda Shear bras ??
I am interested in Rhonda’s bras, But I have COPD and can not have anything tight around my ribs as it cuts off my breathing. Can any of you HELP me ?? Do they fit really tight underneath or are they rather loose and very stretchy ?? I love the way they look and watch when she is on, but have never ordered, because I have such a problem with bras !!!!! I have tried this type bra from other companies, not as good as Rhonda’s, but they were way to TIGHT. If any of you have an opinion I would love to hear what you think. Thanks, Val
I am a solid size S and love har bras because they are so pretty that you might show some décolletage and some lace. Have every color. It is true that at first they can feel tight however either I get used to it or they lose some of its tightness. Notice that they do not have any hooks.
I do not think that they are meant for your situations and there are many altenarnatives in the market. Love the removable pads whose color matches the bra as well.
I had a set once and they are snug under the breasts. They also didn’t last too long, kind of came apart after several washings. I would not purchase again.
You are most welcome….but don’t give up just yet because here are some more tips I can offer….
I can’t post the web site name url,, but there is a phone # to call in the information I listed below for help,, so if HSN leaves this reply in tact in its entirety, please do call their phone # I’ve listed and also please do refer below to the paragraph with the ***** which lists the telephone # to call.
My COPD & Asthma relations have used this company for ordering bras via the Internet, and so far they have been very relieved and pleased with their products and expert fitting help.
How To Measure Bra Size
Measure your bra band size – Measure snuggly across the bottom of your bra band directly under the bust, across your rib cage and around your back under your arms. If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number.
Measure your bust size – Get your bust measurement by measuring loosely around the fullest part of your bust with the tape straight across and around your back under the arms.
Determine your bra cup size – Subtract your band size from your bust size and use the difference to find your bra cup size in the bra size chart below.
Click here for size conversion help
About bra sizing
We’ve all heard the statistics: 75% or 80% of all women are wearing the wrong bra size. Is it true? We sincerely hope not. The truth is that our bodies change all the time (even just within a year or two), as we gain or lose weight, as we gain or lose muscle tone with exercise, with pregnancy or nursing, and simply as we age. So even if you were wearing the right size just last year, you may need a change now. We’re here to help.
Should you measure?
We’re not big fans of measuring. Why? It’s an art…not a science. The fact is that it’s difficult to measure your bra size, especially if you’re wearing a bra that doesn’t fit well. It seems like a catch 22, and it is. That’s why we advise that you check your fit with our bra fit troubleshooting guide first – it’s the best starting point. You can also use our bra fit checklist to help you troubleshoot your fit.
Call for a fit consultation
***** We can help you troubleshoot your fit. Put on your best fitting bra, and give us a call at 877-728-9272. We’ll talk you through how to check your fit, and help you determine next steps. Often, it’s a matter of adjusting your cup size or your band size- not necessarily both. Many women are wearing too loose a band size, or two small a cup size – we can help you figure that out.
Bra fitting is an art, not a science
Bra fitting takes many years to perfect. We’ve been fitting bras for over 10 years. So we understand the intricacies of doing it well. Women’s bodies are all different, that’s why a cookie-cutter measuring system isn’t going to deliver the best results for you. If you need a starting point, it does help to measure your band size – we’ll show you the basics below.
If you need to measure
Sometimes you really just need a starting point. When that’s the case- you can start here. But remember, it’s typically more accurate to use our bra fit checklist and troubleshooting Q&A if you already have a bra. If you need to start from scratch, here are the basics on bra size measuring. Remember – you can always call us and we’ll gladly walk you through it.
How to measure band size
There are two ways to measure your band size. The best bet is to do it both ways to see if you get a consistent measurement.
Bring the measuring tape around your back to the front, keeping it under the arms and bringing it up across to the middle of your chest (see image). If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.
Measure across the bottom of your band, directly under the bust and across your ribcage. Make sure to keep your measuring tape straight around the back to front. Again, if you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.
How to measure cup size
This is where it gets tricky – if you already have a bra and can talk us through how it’s fitting, we might be better off stopping here- we can help you troubleshoot your fit. You can also Check Your Fit and see our Bra Fit Q&A for help assessing your fit. The first step (above) will tell us if you might be in the wrong band size. This one becomes much more subjective. Here’s how to do it:
Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, with the tape straight across and around your back, bringing it to the front.
Subtract your band measurement (from step 1) from this bust measurement. The difference calculates your bra size – each inch represents a cup size. For example, if you measure a 34 inch band size, and a 36 inch cup size, the difference is 2: which would indicate a B cup.
Bra size chart: size conversions
Many of our beautiful bras are from designers in the UK and Europe. If you wear a cup size DD or above, you should check your bra’s style description carefully to see whether it’s a UK or European size (we’ll tell you that right by the size chart on the product detail page). If the style comes in European or UK sizing, you will want to find your equivalent in the chart below, and select that size on the product page.
MINUS BUST DIFFERENCE US CUP SIZES EUROPEAN UK
less than 1″ AA AA AA
1″ A A A
2″ B B B
3″ C C C
4″ D D D
5″ DD/E E DD
6″ DDD/F F E
7″ DDDD/G G F
8″ DDDDD/H H FF
9″ DDDDDD/I I G
10″ J J GG
11″ K H
12″ L HH
13″ M J
14″ N JJ
Again, good luck to you val54, and you will find a good comfortable fitting bra if you contact them and explain you have COPD and need help with measuring for the correct bra and style to best suit your COPD needs. (They also offer discounts so do ask about that too.).
Thank You very much, I have tried being fitted in a major dept store and that didn’t work either. I may just be forced to go without, but I don’t like the look. Don’t want to be seen on The People of Walmart !!
Thanks for the laugh, Val54 🙂
I can’t add anything helpful since I haven’t purchased her bras. Some really love them. I bought her pajamas and initially loved them until they turned into a big pill ball. They lasted about a year before they were too uncomfortable to wear and I threw them out. I love Breezies sold on the Q, but they too have mixed reviews. They are a perfect fit for me and move the girls back to where they should be. 🙂
My wife, sister, and some other relations all ordered ms. shear’s items and nothing fit according to size so they all went back, an or was really a grave disappointment.
As for having COPD I am sorry and know how many suffer with that terminal breathing disability.
Since 9/11 occurred many people have succumbed to COPD, having sustained breathing difficulties with those symptoms of burning in their throats, tearing eyes, and, burning in their nostrils in addition to many long months of breathing in those very harmful toxic fumes and chemicals, which permeated their indoor residences, and outdoor environments. There was no getting away from that, so many came down with chronic COPD.
Many of my friends and relatives have COPD from stages 1 through stages 4.
“Their specialists always recommended they try the bras on at the stores with pro help to ensure their fit is correct,and still loose enough not to cause any breathing distress”.
As for Ms. Shear’s bras, they are pretty but that is all because they do not fit according to size labeled on the items and many HSN Members already said that and returned them all for full refunds.
Also they are not constructed for people with COPD or Asthma breathing issues.
With Asthma and COPD a bra needs to be fitted with a pro help, primarily someone who specializes in bra comfort and support, and one who knows about lung diseases, in order to ensure the bra will not cause any harm to your COPD condition, and ability to breathe freely, while still being supported.
Those with COPD and Asthma said they would not suggest buying Ms. Shear’s bras but rather be fitted in a store by a professional.
Good luck to you.
While Rhonda’s bras are so very pretty, they did fit me a little snug and not very comfortable. I had read mixed reviews but wanted the colors and the pretty bras. For people with issues or dexterity issues someone told me about the SmartBra..which is online or at chain brick and mortar stores.
I normally wouldn’t mention another brand, but someone helped me out. While they aren’t nearly as pretty as Rhonda Shear’s bras and not all the pretty colors, this might be what you are looking for.
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Thank You very much, I will check on those other bras !! I really appreciate the info !!!
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04.30.17 3:44 AM