(Closed) Bustier/Longline Fit: Myth or Truth?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
40 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not sure if this is true of all brands but I had to go up a band size and down a cup size in order to feel the most comfortable and flattering in one.

Post # 4
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

at davids i had to go up a band size and down a cup size! thankfully my divinci dress has a built in long line bra its a amazing!!

Post # 5
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought mine from DB in my normal size and it fit just fine. 

Post # 6
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I buy bras online all the time. I really think it depends on the brand. Bras are not supposed to get their support from straps anyway, its mostly from the back band so you’re right in trying different styles of cups.

The best advice I have for buying online is to email the company, tell them what size/brand you usually use. They should be able to help you with sizing for a new brand. Otherwise I recommend trying them on in a shop then ordering them online.

Post # 8
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I my bras at home are a 38C and at Davids I was wearing a 42-44 longline bra. I told them a D, but I think they had roome for two sets in the cups.

Post # 10
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

It really does depend on not only the brand but also the style in the brand. But typically that holds true. I’m a 34Dirty Delete in the style and brand of bra I wear, but if I go to a lot of other styles/brands, I’m a 36D. I’m a 36D long line bra in the one I ended up getting at David’s Bridal, but the other style 36D I tried on there did the same thing for me as it did for you (snug around the waist, no support up top).

Does the website you’re looking at have measuring instructions? The only suggestion I can think of would be to have someone help you measure based on what the website says. Considering my bra size is so different based on style/brand (and some don’t fit at all regardless), I wouldn’t order a bra online if the store doesn’t allow returns, but if there is a good return policy, I’d go for it.

Post # 11
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011


Oh gosh I am so sorry! I went through this too… I think I ordered 3 bras online before I found an actual store that helped me. I also went to Lane Bryant, a local lingerie shop and Macy’s and they measured me: 3 different sizings! One store actually told me they couldn’t get a bra in my size at all. Then I went to a great store around me (sorry, it’s in CA) and they fit me correctly and I had a longline strapless bra in about 20 mins. I’d highly suggest you search out a good lingerie shop around you, there’s got to be someone! The shop I went to has a video on how to put on a bra, if that helps –



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