Oh you say you wear a 34B? No you don't.

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever had a professional fitting?
    Never but I probably should : (105 votes)
    28 %
    Nope - I figured out the right size on my own : (57 votes)
    15 %
    YES and it was the best decision ever! : (135 votes)
    36 %
    Yeah but the experience wasn't that great. : (81 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 4
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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.

    SW:  “NO!”

    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
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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 # 8
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @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
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @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
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    1931 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yep. 28DD/E and not thrilled about it.

    Post # 16
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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.

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