What is your REAL bra size vs. CONVENIENT bra size?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I mistakenly wore a 36C/D for years before finding out I’m actually a 32F. But I threw out all my poorly fitting bras when I felt how great the ones that fit felt.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I really need a 30D, but I wear a 32D which luckily has become more available recently since its hard to find 30Ds alot of places. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m a 30DD. But since that doesn’t exist for less than $100 per bra, I am a 32D, or sometimes a 34C. Only the 30DD fits well though since my back is small and my boobs are big.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Nika2013:  Up until 2 months ago I was CONVINCED I was a 32a, maybe a 34b on a good day. Nope. I’ve gained a bit of weight and am actually a 36C. My boobs are much happier at the end of the day now!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The best-fitting bras I’ve ever tried on were 34DD/32E, but since this is rarely available in anything non-industrial, and because I am a fan of the pretty pushup bras (why carry all this around if I’m not gonna work it?), I mostly wear 34Ds and hope nobody realizes my nipples spend about 50% of the time out of the cups.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m a 36G (36F/FF in my favorite brand) and I just can’t wear other bra sizes. I can put on a 36DD, but it gives me . . . shall we say . . . amazing cleavage, since I appear to have 4 breasts, and the underwire digs into the sides of my breasts really painfully. 38DD’s ride up my back, are too small in the cups, and the underwire sits wrong so it digs in there and at my shoulders. There’s no real “convenient” bra size for me except the right one + free, quick shipping.

In sports bras though, I can sometimes get away with (very painfully) putting on a 34/36DD instead of my expensive Enell bras, but they’re less than optimal replacements and, once again, REALLY painful.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Nika2013:  I’m a 28G, but a couple of my bras are a 30F/FF. 

I don’t have a convenient size because even if I tried on a 32DD that’s widely available at department stores, I couldn’t deal with the lack of support. Once you find out your real size (vs what Victoria Secret tells you you are), it’s really hard to wear unsupportive bras!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I recently found out I’m now a 34D (although I generally need a DD to make sure I don’t spill out/have double boob as I prefer a demi cup to a full cup), I was wearing a 36B/C for a long time and wondered by I had a hard time avoiding the ‘double boob’.

As I lose weight my band size is going down but the girls aren’t…I know most people would kill for this ‘problem’ but it’s a very weird feeling…I’m losing weight but the girls are getting ‘bigger’.  I have to keep reminding myself it’s a ratio thing.

It’s amazing the difference the smaller band makes – the cup in a 36C and 34D would be the same, but the support is so different!

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Nika2013:  I had been wearing a 38C for quite awhile, recently got fitted at VS during the Semi Annual sail and they told me I should be a 34E, that was a bit tight around the middle so I now wear a 36DD.  My husband enjoyed it when I came home and told him I had “bigger boobs” now comparedto when I married him LOL.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

I think it’s a 32D – I really need to get remeasured, but a lot of times I just go for a 34D because it’s so much more common.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Nika2013:  My real size is a 30E. They are a pain to get hold of, and are often hideous, with really thick straps (and while my breasts are obv not tiny, I don’t need super-thick straps lol; standard ones are just fine!); so I usually end up with a 32DD or 34D. I try to at least aim for 32DD though as I find that 34Ds just don’t offer enough support because the band is too loose.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@Nika2013:  I am a sad, little 32 B…so jealous of all of you lol

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My convenient size is 38C, but I’m actually a 36DD. 34DD when I’m back at my normal weight.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MsGinkgo:  I had the same issue. I lost 22lbs (which given I was fairly small to begin with was quite a lot) and figured they’d shrink, but nope, they’ve stayed the same, the only thing that has changed is my band size, making me a really awkward size (plus my boobs make me look much bigger than I am; I’d like them a bit smaller). FML.

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