(Closed) Small banded girls where do your buy bras!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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halfling:  That is an unusual size! I wear a 32A, a more common small size, so my suggestions may or may not be helpful. Here it goes anyways.

I find some at La Senza or La vie en rose. But my real suggested best bet is American Eagle- They have an intimates line which has it’s own store called Aerie. You can look online to see if they have your size. I know they carry AA which is almost impossible to find elsewhere. In addition to this, their stuff is actually really cute. Sometimes with the small sizes you can only find pastel training bra looking lingerie. I’m almost 30. I want something sexy!

I was measured at one of those swanky specialty shops. They only had one bra in the store small enough for me, but were super nice and helpful. It turned out I was actually wearing the exact right size kinda by accident.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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halfling:  Amazon.com I’m a 30 and that’s where I get mine.  Not cheap and obviously read the reviews 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m normally a 32Dear Daughter and my sister is a 30F or something crazy like that. The only places we ever have luck finding bras that are actually the right size are super expensive specialty stores. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I wear a 32d in a regular bra and a 32c in strapless. At first I shopped victoria secret but found the straps too long for my frame. Now I shop pink.  At first I didnt like the quality of the materials and the brand but gosh I’m glad I gave it a try. I was looking around forever for a good strapless bra and was about to give up until I tried pink. The bras feel stiff and not as luxurious but they really keep them in place all day.

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

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halfling:  Im a 32Dear Daughter but if you go to Macys/bloomingdales/lord and taylor and see that they carry btempted bras they go down to size 30 bands. If your measuring yourself at a 28D your sister size is most likely a 30C which they carry. 

 

heres their website if your interested http://btemptd.wacoal-america.com/

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

If you’re a 28D you’re probably going to have to go to a specialty store or online.  Brastop.com has a pretty good selection in that size, and they frequently have sales so it ends up being a pretty decent price.

I know the price of a 28D bra might be a little off-putting, especially since places like Victoria Secret or La Senza have much cheaper prices, but seriously your life will change once you put on a proper fitting bra.  A $100 well fitting bra is well worth it, believe me (soon you will be cursing mass produced stores for not creating better size selection).

Depending on where you live, you can also try out a 30C.  It’s a sister size of 28D, a little bit easier to find, and will still be more comfortable than a 32B.  Though I would still encourage trying to find a 28D.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016 - Church by the beach,

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cristinamarie92:  sister size is a term sales people make up when they dont stock the correct size for you it means the cups are the same size but it doesn’t mean the bra will fit and the band will be wrong.

I’m a 30gg and I know the problem I’m not even a very small build so I always wonder what petite women where I live there are no options in stores unless I feel like sewing a gigantic band smaller. I always buy online.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Wacoal, which can be found in Nordstrom and Macy’s.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

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futuremrscopeland:  I understand I actually work for Wacoal as a bra designer. Most US stores do not carry small band sizes so I was just giving OP an option for a smaller band size. Although it still might be too big it wont be as large as a 32 band would provide a little more support. 

Or if you want to go a more expensive route I would suggest going to Journelle or their website. They carry Designer brands that come in smaller band sizes.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Natori makes a great bra “Feathers” in band size 30… I love it! I have it in a 30A and its the only bra that fits me that’s not a training bra or a bralette…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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futuremrscopeland:  You are so right!! Sister size my butt. I don’t think there is a sister size for a ‘European size 30G’ because the ‘American’ equivalent is a DDDDDD. In order to avoid the grandma bra lines across my boobs (that are completely visible through all of my shirts) I’ve started wearing one style by Fantasie brand and now I can’t find any that compare. I’m afraid someday they will discontinue the style and I’ll be wearing the same 4 until they fall apart.

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halfling:  Best of luck bra shopping 🙂

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Busy bee

I am a 30Dear Daughter or E (depending on manufacturer). Yes, it’s tough. And expensive. 

I have been able to get away with wearing Elle MacPherson 32Ds when money was tight as her bands run small. 

I have heard great reviews about Ewa Michalak. http://www.ewa-michalak.pl

Polish manufacturer, but ships to the US and the page translates to English too, haha. I have not yet actually bitten the bullet and bought one; when my current bras die I may do so.

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