NWR: Bra Fitter

posted 2 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
Member
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My DH told me that i should go to a D cup.  I said I’ve been a C my whole adult life. I tried going down two inches in the band and up to a D, and dammit if he wasnt right. The band felt a little tight but stretched a bit, and now it’s perfect. And now I’m super perky. 

Post # 3
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1369 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I really want to go to a bra fitter. I’m pretty sure I’m wearing the wrong size because my bras are always on the tightest clips from the start, and I have to re-adjust throughout the day. I’m pretty sure I’m something like a 32DD instead of a 34C/D, but I’d like an expert’s opinion. It’s on my to-do list when I feel like I can afford to replace my bras!

Post # 4
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8016 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

yes, i always got measured when buying bras.  i had abnormally large boobs before my reduction, so i always shopped at specialty stores since regular stores didn’t carry small band size with large enough cup size.

Post # 5
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1023 posts
Bumble bee

Yup, most women wear the wrong size bra because when you get measured at a department store, they just tell you a size they carry in stock (I’m looking at you VS!)

Post # 6
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

ecampbell :  Your bra should fit TIGHTLY on the loosest hooks when you buy it.  90% of the support comes from the band.  Then as your bra stretches you use the tighter hooks.  That’s why there are more than one set of hooks.

Go to Rigby & Peller and get fitted.  I swear they are bra whisperers.

Post # 7
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1369 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

fredthebasil :  Thanks! I’ve never heard of Rigby & Peller, but I’ve heard a few friends/coworkers mention a place around me called Bra La La, which is apparently AMAZING. I’m just nervous that if I go, I’ll want to throw out all of my bras and buy new ones, which I can’t afford right now! I’ll definitely be going as soon as I can afford it though (even if it’s just to buy 1 or 2). 🙂

Post # 10
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5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

I want to do this! But no idea where to go.

I used to wear a 34C for years but I’ve put on like ten pounds and now my cups runneth over in all my bras.

Post # 13
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1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

How it was explained to me was that the difference in inches between the band measurement and across the fullest part of the breast is 1″ an A cup, 2″ is a B cup, etc.

Post # 14
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1971 posts
Buzzing bee

Its not hard to do this yourself. Take a tape measure and wrap it around your chest just under your boobs, where the band would sit. This measurement is your size number, if its 34 you are a 34. If its in the middle, try on the size above and below for the perfect fit. Then measure around the largest part of your breasts. If this is 1″ bigger, you are an A cup, 2″ bigger B cup and so on. 

Victoria Secrets does not know how to measure anyone. 

OP, I can not wrap my head around your band size being 6″ incorrect…..i just cant. Glad you got a bra that works, but its really not that hard. 

Post # 15
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699 posts
Busy bee

megrays :  Which place did you go to in BK? 

I really need to do this. I’m in need of new bras and I’m pretty sure all my sizes are off. I’ve been wearing a 32C from VS (they have measured me before and told me this was my size) but my under band is 27-28 and my fullest measurement is 32… so I think I should be wearing like a 28D according to the method described by @babygrandmabee? Which feels weird because my boobs definitely don’t look like a D cup (I’m on the small busted side). And bras are so expensive that I really don’t want to get the wrong size again! 

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