Post # 17
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies! I may be going shopping next week! (I’ve got two bras left in my closet that fit, and they are falling apart!) 🙂
I am MORE than okay with splurging on a bra if they last for several years.
Post # 18
I would recommend getting sized at a specialty lingerie shop. The sagging tells me that you are probably not wearing the right size. If the bra cups/wire were sitting in between your breasts and the band fits properly there should be no sagging. Its possible as a DD cup that you could actually be a larger cup size -even if you’ve been measured. The measuring scale for cups over a D doesn’t follow the same rules -if it did I would be a 32B, but no I am a 32G. Sure, I can squeeze myself into a DD cup…actually its not even a squeeze…and occasionally, I do if I have bra needs that cannot be met by larger cup sizes (like plunge neckline). But I know these cups don’t fit right because the wires do not sit on my breast bone, and they don’t go far enough around my armpits. So, I would recommend finding a store that carries ALL sizes of bras upto as large as a K even…they’ll know what they are talking about. They can size you properly and hopefully find something that gives you the lift you’re looking for.
Post # 19
I’m a big fan of fredericks of hollywood myself. However, for my wedding I intend to get something custom from a small local bra shop for the best support possible.
Post # 20
My sister has a lot of issues finding the right sizing too. She’s a tiny girl who is rather endowed. We use http://www.barenecessities.com/ to find her bras. Make sure you get sized/fitted correctly though, it makes all the difference…
Best fitting I ever had was at Intimacy. I’m pretty sure this like is for their GA store http://myintimacy.com/index.php?option=com_jreviews&Itemid=115&url=tag/city/Atlanta/criteria:2/
Post # 21
I was feeling your exact pain about a month ago.
I take a 42-44G
I thought, no way in HELL am i gonna find something that will fit me. I thought that cause at that time, i thought i took a 46-48 DDD
Boy was i wrong! Go get measured by a professional. Takes 2 minutes. Now, when i shop for bras, even online, it is way easier. I am more confident i will find what i am looking for. I did purchase 2 bustiers and 1 regular lacy bra with matching panties. FUN STUFF! I never would of thought i would find something like that!
Post # 22
I’m a 36D and I really like the multi-way body by victoria secret too… I also like how it comes in a paler “nude” that more matches my skin because im kind of “pasty” white lol but I found it be very supportive and shapes well.. It’s also really comfortable, something I haven’t found too many other strapless bras to be..
and as far as the sizing, no they’re not very accurate, they’re normal people working there and I doubt they get too much training for what they do… but be your own “advocate” if you will.. learn to measure yourself! its really easy to do…
- Measure right underneath your bust, around the ribcage, this will be be your band size
- Now, measure across the largest (or fullest, however you look at it), remember/write this number down
- Take the measurement from the largest/fullest part of your bust and subtract it from the band size (i.e. 40-36=4, which is my measurements)
- Each whole number away from the band size is a cup (i.e. mine is 4, therefore its a D, if it were 2, it would be B)
- Now, if you are one of the “lucky” ones who land between 2 band sizes (odd) I would experiement with which one is most comfortable to you, although most places suggest you go down to the smaller size
I read on several posts about people not knowing what size they wear, so I hope this helps!
Post # 23
@vmblai1019: Go to Intimacy at Phipps Plaza. They are experts in bra fittings. I went there first a few years ago and found out that instead of a 34D I should wear a 32DD which some stores don’t even stock. They have a wide range of sizes and will try different brands on you. I won’t lie, the bras are expensive, but the lines that they carry are high quality (and are expensive everywhere). Also, be prepared to be topless in front of your fitting expert.
Post # 24
I agree, I don’t think that they train their fitters very well. I also have encountered them trying to get me to purchase a different size because they don’t have my size in the store. I’m sorry, but you cannot convert sizes like a 34C to a 36B, it doesn’t work like that.
Post # 25
I had a DD Multi Way from VS, but it felt more like a B :/
And btw, HOLY CRAP. According to your measurment method, I’m technically a 34G….
Not only have I been wearing the wrong band size (36), but the cup size was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy off. THanks for the tips though. I’ll be going to several stores tomorrow to test this out for myself.
Post # 26
@vmblai1019:If you’re looking for regular everyday bras theres a website, the company is called Simply Be and is based out of the UK. I’ve ordered from there and shipping to the US is actually cheap. Their bras go up to a Q cup. Yup you read that right, Q. I also buy at Lane Bryant during their sales and their bras are great.
Post # 27
I love Wacol for my ginormous boobs. There is a local lingerie shop here that also deals with post-mastectomy patients and I get fitted and purchase bras through them. Well for the $60 each to have great looking boobs!