(Closed) Bra trouble.

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 18
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811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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/

 

Good Luck!

Post # 21
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@vmblai1019:

 

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
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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…

heres how:

  1. Measure right underneath your bust, around the ribcage, this will be be your band size
  2. Now, measure across the largest (or fullest, however you look at it), remember/write this number down
  3. 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)
  4. 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
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827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
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827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@SpecialSundae: 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 # 26
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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!

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