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Re: Uniform

Post by Vicavac » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:59 am

I will asked them too because the size chart does not make any sense at all...
The measurements are all out... It says I need a size 18 for a blouse because of the chest measurement - I'm a size 10 in clothes and as flat chested as one can be... :slred: :(

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Re: Uniform

Post by KobiU1962 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:18 am

This is a concern of mine - bra's. (my username is my cats name,I am actually a girl!) I would really struggle to run in a normal bra,but never had to buy sports bra's for every day use. Are they comfortable to wear all day long?
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Re: Uniform

Post by Karen47 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:11 am

I just ordered a size up in everything, I ordered a 12 in blouse & trousers, though I'm a size 10, so hoping it'll be ok :sloo: I bought sports bras from Next & although they look like scaffolding, they are really comfortable :slbg:
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Re: Uniform

Post by KobiU1962 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:18 am

I'm hoping il be able to go and try stuff on to see how it fits.

Il have to go and have a look around, Next being my first stop, thanks. Can you still wear a vest over them without feeling too bulky?
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Re: Uniform

Post by Karen47 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:23 am

I think it would feel 'stuffy' with a vest under, I was going to order some superfine vests, but they all seem to be thermal when they are really thin. Which is a problem as I hate being too hot, and then I don't want something as thick as t shirt material as I think that would be bulky & again probably make you hot and sweaty :slaN: to be honest the sports bras are all industrial size and cover up that area anyway :slbg:
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Re: Uniform

Post by Karen47 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:26 am

Put it this way......ever watch the film Matilda? Remember Mrs Trunchbull? She'd wear my sports bras :slhehe:
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Re: Uniform

Post by KobiU1962 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:35 am

I replied and it vanished!

I certainty don't want to layer up and be too hot but I usually wear vests under things as i feel like it holds everything together a bit better.
I definitely wouldn't need a thermal vest, I'd cook!!

Hahahahaha,how funny!! I can just picture what these sports bra's look like!
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Re: Uniform

Post by purplepig20 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:39 pm

KobiU1962 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:18 am
This is a concern of mine - bra's. (my username is my cats name,I am actually a girl!) I would really struggle to run in a normal bra,but never had to buy sports bra's for every day use. Are they comfortable to wear all day long?
M&S do really good sports bras. Get it fitted and it’ll be the most comfortable thing ever. I get the extra high impact. Keeps the girls well strapped in all day. Think they’re about £25 each, but well worth it
I also get simple white vests there too 2 for £7.50 I think. I wear a vest even on the hottest summer days and I’m so used to it now.

I’d rather be a bit hot than take the risk of anything happening. Just imagine being involved in an incident and your shirt getting ripped open... are you happy to be seen by all and sundry to be fancy bra’d and vestless, or still maintaining your dignity? Plus you’ll just have the mick ripped out of you forever by your colleagues... “remember that incident on A3 when So&So’s boobs fell out??”. Personally, I wouldn’t, but I’m at a fairly lively establishment and I know that this would happen to me if I didn’t prepare for it! :slwoot:
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Re: Uniform

Post by Karen47 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:43 pm

:slcl: good point Purple pig, I'll take that on board. I might have a snoop around for some things camisole type thing :slbg:
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Re: Uniform

Post by KobiU1962 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:03 pm

Thankyou purplepig,I hadn't thought about being exposed like that!! I will always make sure iv got a vest on :D

I have just always thought sports bra's are for putting on for a bit while you go to the gym, iv never thought about them being an all day thing but it has been bugging me because there's no way il be able to have a normal bra,not in a million years!!
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Re: Uniform

Post by Star56 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:43 pm

The best advice I have been given regarding uniform for us ladies is, wear a white vest, incase you get caught up in an incident and your shirt were to be ripped and make Bridget Jones pants your staple, if your trousers split then you know you are fully covered!! :slhehe:

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Re: Uniform

Post by KobiU1962 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:46 pm

Oh yeah!! I hadnt even thought about my knickers!! Thanks for that :sltgn:
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Re: Uniform

Post by Sharknado » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:02 pm

Since I’m an ex police officer I’ve used men’s shirts. I won’t be able to use them because of the epaulettes needing sliders; I won’t wear a women’s blouse.

I’m large chested but very slim (size 14 top, 6-8 bottom) so I’ll be on men’s shirts - I’ve been told this is ok. It was as an OSG at my last jail. I live in sports bras else I’d get black eyes :slbli:

I will still wear my police issue trouser as they run on waist measurement and they were tailored for me as standard was too big.

I’ve found prison uniform too large so I’d recommend a sizing session :slre:

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