(Closed) Has anyone ever been properly fitted for a bra?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I had a really good experience with La Senza in Canada, and Victoria Secret in the U.S. From my experience I found the bra fittings useful, because they helped me find bras that fit me the most, and gave me the best support. I say go for it! 🙂 The twins will thank you >.<

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

In my experience you just need to try them on as every company is a little different.  I wear anywhere between a 32E – 36C.  Proportion-wise, they’re all basically the same, but some brands feel too loose or give me quad-boob when the same number/letter combo in another line feels great.

While the majority of my bras are VS, I think they’re TOOOOOOTALLY overrated (for the price) – I just happened to buy a bunch during their super cheap semi-annual sale.  My fav bra I own is a lightly lined Calvin Klein.  It gives me the most natural shape and doesn’t poke or pinch anywhere.  I would recommend going to a department store that carries tons of lines and make an afternoon of finding what feels best for you.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yep – I have and found the same things you’re thinking.  I was wearing 36D when really I’m a 34Dirty Delete and my bras became much more comfortable when in the proper size.  I really love VS Biofit line of bras!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My friend who worked in the Macys bra department fitted me for a bra 2 years ago.  It changed my life.  I was wearing a 34 C and my actual bra size was a 32 C.  It is hard to find bras in 32C but they defientley fit a lot better.  My back feels better and my boobs look better.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

YES, yes and yes. I was wearing a 34b or 36b and actually was a 32C. The bras fit SOOO much better and I look better too. Thank god I figured this out in High School 🙂 I worked in a high end department store’s lingerie section, so getting fit was the 1st thing you did on your 1st day. I get re-fit now every year. Still the same size, but you never know!

Don’t go to VS to get fitted though, because contrary to what they tell you a 32C is not the same as a 34B. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve told me that. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have actually gone to Nordstrom’s before to get fitted for bras and found that I was actually a 32B and not a 34.  The difference is noticeable.  Fit does also depend a bit on the brand of bra… but the nice thing was that the salesgirl actually checked to make sure that the various bras she bought me fit correctly.  (Although it was a little uncomfortable for me at first… I’m a fairly modest person).

To answer your second question I find that Calvin Klein bras are really comfortable.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like VS bras also but they are really pricey.  Especially when I lost weight and had to go down a cup size.  I had just bought 6 new VS bras a year ago.  Now I needed to my at least 3 new bras for my new bra size.  I didnt want to spend $50 + for 3 bras i wasnt sure I would be wearing next year if I gain my wieght back.  So I tried Gilligan & O Malley bras at Target and those bras are comparable quality to VS and a fraction of the price.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I used to go to Victoria’s Secret but I once went to this place called Bra Tenders in NYC and let me tell you, my twins have been thanking me ever since!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

FYI – I went here to be fitted a few months back, and like a lot of high-end lingerie places they don’t use measuring tape.  She looks at you and brings back a bunch of options to see what ends up feeling and looking best.  They have locations all over, and you can reserve an appt online.  The fitting is free, but the bras themselves tend to be pricey (they carry a wide price range and plenty of lines)

http://www.myintimacy.com/

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went to Saks and found out I”m a 32B and not a 34B. The difference is amazing–I have way more support and the girls are up where they’re supposed to be! I love Chantelle bras, and I also have a few Calvin Klein bras. I generally don’t like VS, but I do have a strapless bra from there that I love.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Another vote for Nordstrom here…who knew I was a 32C not a 34B? Whoops! My bras are SO much more comfortable now, but a lot harder to find since the size isn’t one of the more common ones, I guess. I see a lot of 34B but not so many of my new size.  Again, Nordstrom carries several but they’re pricey; I buy mostly Calvin Klein at Macy’s now 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve been fitted and it changed my life! Highly, highly recommend it (and we’re talking fitted by a pro–NOT the girls at VS)

It is not for the extremely modest, because they will look at your breasts and the may touch you to make sure you are properly in the bra. But just remind yourself that it’s their job and they see hundreds of breasts a week.

I can’t tell you which bra is my favorite, but that’s also very personal. Bras are like jeans and they each have slighly differen tconstructions and therefore slightly differen fits–you might be a 34D in one brand and a 38C in another. So when you get fitted, go for a nice smooth-cup nude bra that you can wear with everything and ask them to help you pick it out!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

After going to VS for many years, I finally got a proper bra fitting at Nordstrom last year and it changed my life.  It turns out I am a 32Dirty Delete, and it felt completely different when I finally tried on a bra that fit me!  My silhouette looked much sharper, and my boobs were finally supported correctly.  I could really see how much of a difference a proper-fitting bra makes.  The Nordstrom saleswoman told me that she used to work at VS, and the problem there is a lack of education.  VS employees aren’t trained correctly, and they tell you one size is the same as another size when it isn’t.  I recently went back to Nordstrom a couple of weeks ago to get refitted and buy some new bras.  I am still the same size, but it’s a good idea to get refitted every year just to see whether or not your size has changed.  The brands Nordstrom carries are pricey, but I think they are worth every penny.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Go do it! I had a fitting around this time last year and found out I was a 34F! I had previously been wearing a 38D. So so wrong. Also it will totally alter the way clothes fit you. Definitely keep in mind that each brand is different but once you have your initial bra fit then you can size up or down accordingly depending on how each bra fits on you.

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