Post # 1
I’ve been wearing a 34B for YEARS – even when my weight goes up and down I always stayed in the same size.
I work in breast cancer research and our outpatient facility has a boutique where they do fittings daily and have two corsetieres on staff. They came to talk to us last year so we would be up to speed on what our patients are doing in the boutique and they joked that EVERYONE comes in saying they wear a 34B and usually only about 20% of them are right. So I FINALLY got around to getting a professiona fitting. I did it at the boutique and then again at Lindas on Lexington here in the city. I got the same results both times.
I’m….get this….a 30D!!!!
Now if you looked at me you would be “Yea, nice try, sweety. Whatever you say…..” and assume I’m delusional. I always felt like my bras were always a little off but assumed that’s just how it was. The straps were always falling down or the cups would be just a tad small but I assumed that’s where the support came from.
She said in some bras like The Little Bra Company I would be a 32C but I’m a small D. Yikes. I seriously suggest to get a professional fitting if you haven’t done so already! And I don’t mean a VS fitting (those are bogus)
Post # 3
@skippydarling: yeah I am a 30H… VS is awful.
Post # 4
I was also a 34B my entire life until I got fitted! I am also a 30 or 32 D!!!! I almost fell over, but when I put I a D – my shape changed for the better !!!
Post # 5
VS is not professional.
I will tell a funny story though. Years ago one of my girlfriends took me and some other friends to a Chinese bra shop (in Canada), similar to what they have in Hong Kong. She warned me before went in that the sales people were ‘blunt’.
We walked in and the woman didn’t even measure me. She just eyeballed me, pulled out a few bras and said in Chinglish that I should try them on.
So I did…and they fit perfectly. The next thing I know, the curtain of my dressing room has been flung back and the saleswoman (SW) has walked in.
Me: “what’s wrong?”
SW: “BEND OVER?”
Me (bends over, kind of scared, this old auntie type was yelling at me.)
SW: “You have to SCOOP!” and then she comes up behind me while I’m bent over, puts her hands IN my bra and….’arranges’ me.
Let’s just say there was ample cleavage where cleavage does not typicaly exist. But man, was I traumatised.
Post # 6
I’ve been a 32 or 34B most of my life, including when I’ve been fitted at a speciality place. I still have trouble finding bras that fit great though, as a different strap placement in the front would be better for me. So many of my bras have the straps as tight as they can go, and it’s the first place that shows when I need a new bra – when I can’t get them tight enough.
Post # 7
@canuckandakiwi: oooohhh my goooodness. I would cry. That sounds horrible!
Post # 8
I wore a 32/34 DD (or DDD when I could find it…. Yeah, next to never) since about 8th grade.
Two years ago I found out in a fitting at Nordstrom that I’m a 30G.
Post # 9
@jasonkatie2014: I was so shocked I don’t think I could cry. All I could think was “I’m being felt up by a middle aged Chinese woman>”
Post # 10
Im wondering where you can go to get fitted, would going to nordstroms or something similar be free? Where did you bees go to get fitted, a local seamstress or a department store? I’m a fitting newbee lol
Post # 11
@ladybrick: I went to a speciality bra store. Department stores probably do a decent job too. I think I was fitted at one for my first bra. Yeah, they are free because they want you to buy their bras!
Post # 12
@ladybrick: Fittings are free at Nordstrom. I’d recommend finding a local boutique/shop in your area to get fit at as well
Post # 13
@skippydarling: I did that at VS and they said im a 32c but can wear a 34b. I can hardly find 32c’s so I still wear the 34b.
Post # 14
Yeah, if they convince everyone that 32-40 A-D are the only “normal” sizes then they make more money! My bras cost twice as much now that I shop at specialty stores but the fit is so much better. I wore a 32B until about a year ago when I switched to my real size, 28DD. Now I have no idea how I put up with it for so long lol
Post # 15
Yep. 28DD/E and not thrilled about it.
Post # 16
OP, as your band size goes down, the cup size also goes down. So a D cup on a 30 band size is smaller than a D cup on a 32, which is smaller than a 34, which is smaller than a 38… etc.. and so on.
I haven’t gotten professionally fitted recently, but I went when I had lost a bunch of weight and none of my bras fit right. I was a 32DD. Now? I’m probably 36DDD or something lol.