Post # 1
This is a silly question, but I read another post that made me think about this… I feel like most of my life people have thought I have a bigger chest than I do. I’m 4’11”, My weight has gone up & down a bit, but I’ve always been between a 32a to a 34b. Whenever I tell people, they don’t believe me. I’m not wearing big padded bras or anything to try & make them look bigger.
It’s usually other women & people I’m comfortable with so its rarely anything creepy. I guess I should take it as a compliment, but I just think its weird. So I’m just curious if anyone has had a similar reaction & also, what size other shorter girls are and maybe a 34b is big at my height!
Post # 3
I’m the same way. I’m 5’3″ weight always between 110-115 and I’m the same bra size. N people don’t believou actually a small bra size. And my undies are med. people think I’m small. It’s probably the Mexican booty. Lol
Post # 4
I find the majority of people wear too large of a bra themselves, so they make the same assumption about others. Before getting properly fit at a quality store (read: not victoria’s secret) I had been wearing 36C and it turns out I was really a 32D. The band size makes a huge difference. And the cup size gets slightly smaller as the band sizes go down (so a 36C is generally the same cup size as a 34D).
And obviously men have no idea what’s going on.
Post # 5
@echolove: Lol, I’m Latina too. Half Salvadorian. I have a pretty curvy shape so maybe that’s it! But I always figured my gigantic hips & butt would pull focus. I’m usually a small top, medium bottom.
Post # 6
In a word: proportion, especially if you have a short torso. Just like a girl with a 32D bust might not look as busty as a girl who is a 34C, but volume wise it’s the same bust size.
I would get a bra fitting if you haven’t had one in awhile.
Post # 7
@bellaluna290: Oh, good point, I am short waisted. That makes a lot of sense.
@dancingriss: Probably very true!!
I was measured not too long ago, but lost a little weight recently so I expected them to be a little less prominent. But someone made a comment just the other day which threw me off.
Post # 8
@Amayansong: You’re 4’11!!! Me too! But I am a Dirty Delete, can you even imagine?! And now I’m pregnant and they get bigger every day! I wonder what people must think my boobs look like
Post # 9
im 5’2 and 34D and with this weight im pushing a Dirty Delete. however i dont buy into that 36C is the same as a 34D, i can never fit 36C, i spill out of them.
Post # 10
I’m 5’3″ and 32E. I can fit into 34Dirty Delete, but it’s not as comfortable.
Post # 11
This is slightly off topic but related, but alot of women are actually wearing the wrong bra size – typically the band is too big and the cups are too small. There’s a great guide on reddit to how to size yourself properly, and a whole subreddit about it! I found it fascinatin – I used to wear a 34-36 C, but I actually measure 32DD-E (and this fits way better)
ETA: I think people are under misconception about what the letters of a bra size mean in real life – I may be an E-cup, but I have very average looking breast size! It’s just a function of the small band, and the difference between the band size and the cup size
Post # 12
@Mrs.Maeby: lol! I’m sure many people love it!! I have a friend who is just an inch or two taller, super skinny & just had a baby. The first thing anyone noticed was how big her chest got. Then we finally noticed she was pregnant and about a month later, she gave birth ;-).
@medbride: I’ll check it out, thanks!! I think you’re right, a lot of people just don’t really understand what cup size means.
I think it really must be a proportion thing. I am short waisted & I think rib cage is misleadingly big compared to my waist. I’m a sinhaves I I’ve always been aware of that, but I think since I’m a fairly small person, people don’t notice. Or maybe its just because I’m so darn short that everything looks low cut on me!!
I have no idea why I even cared that much, I think I just never really thought of myself as someone who try tries to flaunt that sort of thing so when someone makes a comment, it really throws me off!
Thanks for the input everyone! It’s been interesting to hear all the differences 🙂
Post # 13
5’0 and 115 lbs and 30B, basically everyone agrees that I’m flat chested