Vanity Bra Sizing??

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: boobies?
    My cup size hasn't changed outside of stuff like puberty, weight change, pregnancy : (32 votes)
    64 %
    My cup size has inexplicably increased lately. I supect vanity cup sizing! : (6 votes)
    12 %
    My cup size has increased lately, and my boobs are definitely proportionately bigger! : (8 votes)
    16 %
    You haven't heard of"second puberty" at 30? It's got all the boob growth and none of the acne! : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @joya_aspera:  I haven’t noticed this but I can’t shop in stores like VS because nothing there fits me. My bra size has been consistent for years.

    Post # 4
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @joya_aspera:  Nope, haven’t noticed any vanity sizing.

    However, I have noticed what you mentioned, in that more bras tend to be more and more padded these days. I like padded bras, but they have their occasions and are usually not for daily wear.

    I find unpadded or lightly padded bras are most comfortable for work/school. More heavily padded bras are what I wear to look sexy, and I don’t find that sort of cleavage to be appropriate.

    Post # 5
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    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    my boobs haven’t changed. they’re still tiny, lol. i know what you mean about super padded bras tho. i prefer to wear padded bras just to give me a little more shape, but i have about 3 bras that are ridiculous. they’re basically an instant boob job and since i’m not used to having big boobs, i find that they mostly just get in my way, haha. i only wear those if i’m wearing a top/dress that’s too big in the chest area and i need to extra help to fill it out, haha.

    Post # 6
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    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Considering I wear a “D” at VS and my mom bought her D’s (so you know they’re exact) and mine are obviously smaller than hers…yeah, something ain’t right with their sizes. I know damn well my boobs aren’t D cups but they don’t fit in a C at VS (which is probably what size I really am). I think they like to inflate their customer’s egos in order to make them come back.

    Post # 7
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    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wear super padded bras because I have no boobs so to speak. But those have remained the same size since about high school 🙂

    Post # 8
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    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    In the past few years I’ve lost 25+ pounds, which may affect this. HOWEVER my band size when down (yay!) and my cup size went up appreciably (wtf?). I don’t feel like they’re any larger, and I understand that cup size is relative to band size, but I went from a 36D to a 34G with weight loss. I’m baffled by this fortunate turn of events. I think it also has to do with going between different brands, though. The bras from VS are very different from the ones from Nordstrom. 

    Post # 9
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Who cares, if a bra company claims my boobs can actually fill a C I’m happy with that!

    Post # 10
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    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My weight has gone up and down within a 20 lb window. My boobs get bigger when I gain, but hardly shrink when I lose. I’ve gone up a few sizes.

    Post # 11
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    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I know some brands are vastly different than correct bra sizing ie VS but most of my bras are Euro so..I don’t know. I know cup size and band size make a huge difference. I lost a tonne of weight and went from a 44 band to a 30 band..and from a DD/E to a J/GG . Sometimes I will buy a 32 H/FF if its easier to find. Different brands also call letters different things like US companies call my size J and UK and euro are usually GG and then other brands even within the same company might just use several D’s to mean F’s or G’s.

    Post # 12
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think bra sizing in North America is just way off in general.  My bra size has changed, as I have gone from buying bras at La Senza/Victoria Secret to specialty stores.  I even had a bra sizing at a store in New York City that was recommended on Oprah’s show, and was wearing that size for years with it fitting the same.  I went to a specialty bra store in my home town and asked for that size, the sales assistant just said “that is not your size” and brought me bras in a completely different size that fit perfectly.  

    I think the big problem is most people are wearing the wrong bra because the right sizes just aren’t available.  I wear a 32G, and I’m not skinny so the skinnier than me people should be in 30s or 28s but I have only seen those sizes online.  The smaller your band size the bigger the cup size compared to someone with a larger band.  People definitely think I’m lying about my bra size, I simply tell them they are wearing the wrong size, not me.

    Post # 13
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @CherryL:  I would not consider Victoria Secret “correct” sizing at all. They will also sell you a bra that does not fit you properly by telling you a 36B is the same size as a 32D which is a complete lie.

    Post # 14
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    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @pixiecat:  I meant that VS doesn’t have correct sizing lol

    Post # 15
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @CherryL:  I totally read your post wrong, haha!  Sorry

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I haven’t noticed that. But you are right about the padded bras.

    But I think most women wear them so their nipples don’t poke out, not to make their boobs look bigger excluding pushups).

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