Post # 1
I’ve lost some weight over the last few years and realized that my bras just aren’t fitting. I went shopping with my sister yesterday and I tried–no joke!–19 bras before I found one that I really liked. I’ve never been officially measured, but I think I have found the right size…at least for now.
I have heard in the past that something like 70% of women wear the incorrect bra size. What about you? Have you been measured, or do you just guess? Do you think your bra fits correctly or leaves something to be desired?
Post # 3
I just get measured each time I buy a new one. Saves the hassle of trying on a ton. I learned also that you should buy them so new, they fit on the loosest clasp. That way you have room to stretch.
Post # 4
Its funny you posted this, I just got home from shopping and am now wondering if I wear the right bra size!! I guess about my size, and I’m usually a 36C and a small C at that. This afternoon I picked up a bra off of a sale rack and bought it without trying it on. When I got home about an hour ago, I realized it was a 38D! Dammit! Since it was super cute and a great deal, I tried it on anyway. And… fits like a glove. So maybe I normally buy the wrong size??
Post # 5
I had the correct size (finally) before the wedding, but now my ever expanind busom is defying appropriate sizing 🙁
Post # 6
i waver betwen two sizes… it depends on the type of bra and where it is from. Victoria’s Secrets’ bras are way small on me and not at all the same as some I find in the dept stores. (I’m large chested)
Post # 7
My two twins are anything but twins ….. one is about a half cup size bigger than the other so bra’s always leave something to be desired with me…. I had been buying the same VS bra for a while now about 3 years and now they stoped making them … THATS MY LUCK!!!
Post # 8
I do now since I got myself appropriately measured. It’s amazing what a difference it makes!
Post # 9
I haven’t gotten measured but I measured myself according to the info on Victoria’s Secret website.
Post # 10
I really need to go in and get measured it’s on the January to do list, as I have to buy a busiter for my dress (which BTW doesn’t get here till April). I figure if I give myself a quick deadline it leaves more time for DIY stuff.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
I’m such a cheese ball, but seriously, go to Nordstrom! The ladies there are certified fitters and will give you a great fitting bra…they have a huuuuge selection too. It can be a little strange because they will get right in the fitting room with you, but hey…my bra’s fit like a glove.
Post # 12
@msbuttons: YES! They are glorious.
Post # 13
Good idea @msbuttons I usually use their personal shoppers to help find me outfits, but I forgot they also do bra fitting! It’s perfection!! When is there semi-annual sale, I think I missed it!
Post # 14
I got measured at Victoria’s Secret not too long ago and the chic had no idea what she was doing. She told me a size that was SO off and obviously ridiculous as soon as you look at me. Maybe it was her first day.
I did get measured by a very knowledgeable lady at a some lingerie boutique so i’m sure i wear the right size. although i have to say i definitely go up a size when it’s my TOTM so have bras in 2 sizes.
Post # 15
i feel like i’m the only person who actually had the right size given to them at victoria’s secret. i have been wearing the wrong bra size for the last 5 years and finally i was given a bra that fit me! i was buying too big a band (36, when i should have been buying a 34)! i also have never had an issue with victoria’s secret sizing. i’m definitely a 34DD there and everywhere else i buy bras now.
Post # 16
I read that most bras don’t fit because the band size is too big and the cup too small. The bra band should fit pretty far down on your back, not riding up.
I second that Nordstrom’s is the place to go. They have every size under the sun, and on their sale rack you can find good prices (I got a few bras for about $25 each). Their consultants are also the bomb.
I think the biggest bra size discrepencies are for ladies who are busty but otherwise slender. You end up wearing weird sizes like 32D, which actually is not all that big. The range of sizes that most retailers offer is just not nearly diverse enough!