Cleavage control

I was searching online for more bras and came across cleaverage control clips on ebay (item number: 23058537706), I myself feel I have a good cleavage but thought it was interesting to see how many devices are out there to enchance your bust.

It got me thinking though, how far would you go to make your cleavage 'look' better?

Some of the devices look rather painful like they would rub, and others I doubt would even work.

Have you ever found any that actually work?

Does a lack of cleavage mean you don't have good breasts?

Also really what defines a good cleavage?

I think part of it is down to people natural body shape and also the way society expects girls to look...

The Nymphomaniac wrote:

Also really what defines a good cleavage?

Personal choice.

If you believe what the media thinks... take a look at 'models' for comparison. Some guys like with a large gap, others like closed, some even take whatever they are given without question...

i like to see a gap but not too wide and a full round breast too

All cleavage is good cleavage!

Personally I would only ever use bras to enhance my cleavage as I have small boobs which are not too far apart but don't exactly hug each other either so depending on the bra I wear I'll have cleavage or I won't.

My OH would say that as long as the cleavage is natural then it's good - something I agree with. The idea of using 'devices' to enhance your cleavage (apart from the occasional push up bra) is beyond me! Also there can be too much cleavage which can be quite cringe-worthy in some sitautions!

Sam27 wrote:

All cleavage is good cleavage!

I almost agree. All boob cleavage is good cleavage. Bum cleavage is a different matter

do you mean this product? http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=11386 the second picture (the after one) looks a little weird to me :S

i don't really have cleavage in the whole "boobs pushed together" kinda thing

When i was younger it was somehting that i got upset and dissapointed by but ive since realised most women don't actually have that kind of cleavage naturally anyway!

cleavage enhancing bras don't usually go up to my size ( 44DD) but i find a balconette bra is the most supportive and the most boob boosting style for me. It all depends on how your built and what you find comfortable though.

i don't have cleavage haha!

I used to be a AA cup and the only thing that gave me cleavage was a boob job :P I think when your breasts are that small your options are be happy with them as they are, or surgery. All the padding in the world isn't going to make you suddenly busty.

When I pick lingerie or regular underwear I'm very keen on being honest. I don't wanna make myself look better clothed than I do naked - I wouldn't want anyone to feel let down later on! And I think it's better for my self esteem if I look awesome the way I actually am, not if I look thinner because I'm wearing control pants or bustier because I'm wearing a padded bra. It might sound a bit weird that someone with a plastic chest is talking about 'natural beauty' but I consider my implants to be a part of who I am the way that my piercings and tattoo are, it's part of my identity. It's not 'natural' but it's not a lie either. I wouldn't feel as good about myself if I was controlling my body shape using clothes or cleavage enhancing devices.

Not a criticism of anyone else obviously :) It just makes me feel really confident if I know that I'm looking hot because I am hot, not because I bought the right undies :P

My boobies lost a bit of 'oomph' when I lost a lot of weight and as a gal who's head is easily turned by a beautiful pair, I feel a bit sad about mine now. I like wearing the balconette bras that give a bit of lift rather than pushing together to form a tight cleavage, though my Husband, bless him, much prefers my silky/lace bra's (or au naturel) to the push up types.

There was a girl I went to Uni with who had the most amazing boobies I've ever seen - a slight parting and a little bit of a wobble 9 years on and I still think about them/her! That's how lovely they were/she was!

When I was first dating my now-Husband, I used to be very aware of not wanting to give a false impression of my figure. He loved me as I was, and it's only since buying a 'scaffolding-type' bra for my wedding day (4 years into our relationship) that I've seen the sort of effects they can give...

Overall, my lingerie draw is full of simple, but beautiful bras, but there are a couple of balconette ones in there for when I need to/want to add a little something! I don't dislike mine now, but because I remember how great they used to be, I just want that back, rather than more than I was naturally given (make sense?!)

If it weren't for the cost, I would consider small implants to give mine a bit of their 'oomph' back.

I would say all boobies are good boobies and I think they are at their most yummy when they are in proportion to the rest of your figure!

MrsPx

I actually try and reduce my cleavage. I tend to wear balconette bras as they give a nice lift and give a really nice shape.

my sister depends on those chicken fillet things!

Unforunetly, they dont make clevage control bras or push up bras for ladies with bigger boobs. I find it so difficult to find a decent / good looking bra to give me a good shape and clevage, Im a 40FF and find it impossilbe to find things to boost myself, other than those chicken fillet things. Those gadgets that you put onto the straps at the back of the bra seem to do the trick it seems though.

MrsP wrote:

My boobies lost a bit of 'oomph' when I lost a lot of weight and as a gal who's head is easily turned by a beautiful pair, I feel a bit sad about mine now.

I don't dislike mine now, but because I remember how great they used to be, I just want that back, rather than more than I was naturally given (make sense?!)

I would say all boobies are good boobies and I think they are at their most yummy when they are in proportion to the rest of your figure!

MrsPx

This has taken the words straight out of my mouth.

I have gone down 3 sizes since losing weight, and they have lost some of their shape. I am more miffed than anything, as I loved my boobs exactly as they were!

I love gel push up bras. I just find they give me some of my shape back... It's not even about the cleavage.

My biggest cleavage peeve(age) is when I lie down on my back and it just dissipates into nothingness. Oh to have my bust back...!

violeteyes wrote:

i love my cleavage. a simple £6 peacocks bra gives me the lift and oomph i want and i can achieve most things- uplifting, pushing together. even natural they are quite nice. unfortunately big boobs means i have to put up with a belly.

I love those £6 jobbies! They do some nice lace ones there!

Anyway you have no belly to be seen you! You have a gorgeous figure! =O

Booties wrote:

MrsP wrote:

My boobies lost a bit of 'oomph' when I lost a lot of weight and as a gal who's head is easily turned by a beautiful pair, I feel a bit sad about mine now.

I don't dislike mine now, but because I remember how great they used to be, I just want that back, rather than more than I was naturally given (make sense?!)

I would say all boobies are good boobies and I think they are at their most yummy when they are in proportion to the rest of your figure!

MrsPx

This has taken the words straight out of my mouth.

I have gone down 3 sizes since losing weight, and they have lost some of their shape. I am more miffed than anything, as I loved my boobs exactly as they were!

I love gel push up bras. I just find they give me some of my shape back... It's not even about the cleavage.

My biggest cleavage peeve(age) is when I lie down on my back and it just dissipates into nothingness. Oh to have my bust back...!

I've never experienced my bust to change in size as I lose or gain wieght, I've dropped a few dress sizes in te past month and am still a DD. I just find it rather odd because as soon as I realised I was losing wieght I was horrified that my bra collection would have to change, but luckily it hasn't.

Krys I agree with your underwear comment, I don't try and buy any bras that enhance my bust though due to sales I have picked up a few due to them actually being very comfy to wear.

I also don't buy underwear for guys to comment on, I buy it as I like to wear nice comfy underwear and if it has a pretty pattern it's just a bonus.

I've only been into peacocks a few times and when looking at the bras they don't often have the size i need :(

The Nymphomaniac wrote:

Booties wrote:

MrsP wrote:

My boobies lost a bit of 'oomph' when I lost a lot of weight and as a gal who's head is easily turned by a beautiful pair, I feel a bit sad about mine now.

I don't dislike mine now, but because I remember how great they used to be, I just want that back, rather than more than I was naturally given (make sense?!)

I would say all boobies are good boobies and I think they are at their most yummy when they are in proportion to the rest of your figure!

MrsPx

This has taken the words straight out of my mouth.

I have gone down 3 sizes since losing weight, and they have lost some of their shape. I am more miffed than anything, as I loved my boobs exactly as they were!

I love gel push up bras. I just find they give me some of my shape back... It's not even about the cleavage.

My biggest cleavage peeve(age) is when I lie down on my back and it just dissipates into nothingness. Oh to have my bust back...!

I've never experienced my bust to change in size as I lose or gain wieght, I've dropped a few dress sizes in te past month and am still a DD. I just find it rather odd because as soon as I realised I was losing wieght I was horrified that my bra collection would have to change, but luckily it hasn't.

Krys I agree with your underwear comment, I don't try and buy any bras that enhance my bust though due to sales I have picked up a few due to them actually being very comfy to wear.

I also don't buy underwear for guys to comment on, I buy it as I like to wear nice comfy underwear and if it has a pretty pattern it's just a bonus.

I've only been into peacocks a few times and when looking at the bras they don't often have the size i need :(

Peacocks barely ever stock DDs. When I was a 34DD I would always end up in specialist shops, as normal shops either didn't have my size or had them but in the most ugly, uncomfortable looking bras possible. In fact some shops would have Es and Fs in abundance but only a few straggling DDs.

At the moment I'm a C-D depending on the store, which is a little depressing when I was an E at one point. I always disliked having large breasts, as they got lots of attention, but just as I got used to them they left me. Sigh.

Like Krys said, I don't want to wear underwear that gives someone false hope, but if I just want some extra oomph for a night out, I'm happy to wear a push-up. If I'm not going to be getting naked for these people, I see no problem! I also love the feel of push-ups. They make me feel so much better supported.

Anyone else find that straps never fit them? I have to buy strap clips and such now, as no matter how tight I do my straps up they always slip down my arm...

Yes I find that most of the straps allow too much room, I recently purchased some underwear on Lh by g-world and considering the size being 8-12 the straps on my shoulders are rather loose fitting even at the tightest setting. I still love the piece and will write a review for it soon.

My shoulder blades use to be a lot bigger though but they really have slimmed down in the last year and even when they were slightly bigger straps would still be too lose... I've found sports bras to be the most annoying tbh as most don't have much room for you to tighten the straps.....