(Closed) Dumb question, but how does maternity sizing work?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Treejewel19:  I’m not sure what you are asking about, but I assume it is the Nordstrom bra service. My sales associate told me it, but I couldn’t find it on their website, only found: http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=5100. I absolutely plan on using it when the time comes and will let you know how it goes.

Post # 21
Hostess
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@KH:  I was trying to figure out how they would be able to make any bra a nursing bra. I didn’t realize they could/would offer that service. Definitely update us once you have a chance to look into it.

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@KH:  Ugh, how frustrating!

I can put that myth to rest, I have not once worn a bra to bed during my pregnancy. I’m more comfortable not wearing one, they’re still sitting where they were LOL

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

@Treejewel19:  

@KH:  Converting a regular bra into a nursing bra basically involves detaching the strap from the cup, sewing a hook-and-clasp at the top of the cup/base of the strap, and extending the strap down (behind the cup) to the band. That way you can unhook the cup and fold it down to nurse.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@KCKnd2:  You are right, it is fairly easy, but I’m not a even a novice at sewing (can’t even fix a hem) so I would rather pay the $10. Not to mention, I paid a ton of cash for these giant bras that once I’m done Boyfriend or Best Friend I probably won’t fit into (but I may be able to repurpose it into a parachute or floatation device) so I want to get my money’s worth and wear it longer than 6 months. 

Smile

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Lyndzo:  I don’t either, the girls are perfectly normal. When she said that I wasn’t sure if I should laugh in her face or feel bad for her (she must believe it to be true).

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@hotpinkbride:  It’s not a dumb question.  Ladies sizes are totally made up, and vary from country to country, store to store, and season to season.  They are totally arbitrary, and pretty much make no sense whatsoever.  

Unfortunately, men’s sizes are also following this trend, too.  Suit I recently bought is a 40.  Morning coat I bought for my wedding is 37″ in the chest.  I didn’t add that much chest since my wedding.

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