(Closed) You & 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. I did for years! :(

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Is this true for you? Please don't vote until AFTER you've tried on the new size bra!!

    YES!! I did this, tried on a new size bra & the article was right! I'm a cup bigger & band smaller

    MAYBE. It was off, but I realized I'm a different bra size than I usually wear.

    NO! This is all wrong - crazy article!

    Other

  • Post # 107
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I had a girl help me figure out my size at victoria secret this weekend, and i have also been wearing a 34 B and was told i actually a 32 D or 34C…. i was shocked bc my boobs arent that big… but the bra fit perfectly and so comfortable!!

    Post # 108
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    It says I would be a 40J. Right now I’m wearing 42E and I think it fits me good. If I ever come across a 40J I’d try it on to see how they compare though. Unfortunately I think I would have to order one and I’m not willing to spend so much money on something that might not fit.

    Post # 109
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I got sized properly a year or so ago and went from a 34Dear Daughter to a 28G! I know a lot of people look at their new size and go ‘I can’t be that big’ but because the cup size is worked out proportionally to the band size (if you hare X number of inches bigger than the underband) then the volume of breast on a 28G is proportionaly to 30FF, 32F, 34E, 36Dear Daughter, 38D and 40C (sorry to make things more confusing I’m using English sizes – but you get the idea). Obviously if you have a 28 inch back the 28G will fit lots better than the 36Dear Daughter which will be using your boobs to create back-fat to sort the numbers out.

    By the way if you bra feels tight on the band that can still be because the cup size is to small. try going up a cup size not a back size to see if it helps. For example even though I’m a 28 I wouldn’t be able to get a 30E (closest size in my local stores) to close because the cup size is too small.

    I don’t think I’m explaining this well but there are lots of good blogs about corect bra sizing and links and reviews to sites for bigger cup sized bras. It honestly does change your life

    Post # 110
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    Bee Keeper

    @canthugallcats:  OK well I  just measured myself and according to that chart, I should be around a G cup (my band size is 26.5, my overbust measurement is 35), or UK F cup. This would be accurate assuming that a 28 inch band fitted.

    I wear either a 32Dear Daughter or 30E (UK size; US equivalent would be 32DD/E or 30DDD/F), which is right, as I go by fit (I ensure that the band fit securely/snugly on the loosest setting, to allow for give, and to make sure that the band is providing the support, not the straps; I make sure the cups fit well, offering good coverage without gaping or creating bulges; I make sure there are no underarm or back bulges going on; and I make sure that the straps are comfortable and not the part of the bar providing support; I also make sure it sits below my shoulder blades at the back, and that the front sits flush, etc). Although my underbust measurement is pretty tiny, I find that in some shops, a 30 band measurement is too small, and so have to go down a cup size, and up a band size, and wear a 32Dear Daughter. In others, it’s more accurate, so I take a 30E. But, a 28 would be way too tight; I’ve tied one, and can’t do them up lol.

    I do agree that the majority of women wear the wrong sizes. I also think that in general, women don’t understand sizes. My friends look at me like I’ve got 2 heads  when I tell them I wear a DD/E, because they think DD/E = huge. It doesn’t. Now, if I wear a 38DD/E, yes, I would have very large breasts; but because my band size is so small, they don’t look big, it just means they are big in comparison to my frame.

    Most of my friends are wearing 1-2 band sizes too big, and 1-2 cup sizes too small (evidenced by that fact that their bras sit way too high up their backs, and the cups squish their breasts; ie it’s actually NOTICEABLE that they’re wearing the wrong size)), simply because they can’t/won’t accept they might be, say, a 30D, and not a 34B. What they don’t get is that the actual cup size for both sizes is basically identical, it’s just that the 30D has a smaller band, so will fit better. Drives me insane lol.

    Post # 111
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Ladies, so many of you are saying that you are a D, Dear Daughter, etc. and “can’t possibly be that big”. Cup size is all relative to the band size. For example a 30D carries the same volume as a 32C, 34B and 36A. Those cups will fit your ladies in them but the band size is really what matters to get the great fit. I was a 34C, then I lost weight and got measured at a 30D even though my boobs have shrunk. But the volume of the 30D is much smaller than that of the 34C. Get it?

    Post # 112
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I got sized by real bra sizers (not VS folks) a few years back and also found out I was wearing the wrong size.  It really does make all the difference in the world to be wearing the proper size bra.

    Post # 113
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @Firework:  Yeah I feel you! I’ve been wearing 34C/D for years, but lately the underwires just bug me by the end of the day and leave welts, which I know means the cup is too small. I’ve tried like 32Dear Daughter, etc but it didn’t seem any better. I ordered all 28 bands which was my underbust measurement, but I hope they don’t feel too tight! Maybe I should have ordered some 30 bands too. Oh well, I’ve read online that it takes a while to get used to a tiny band size/stretch them out, and they you should just wear them for a couple hours at a time until you break it in.

    I’m hoping this drastic change in sizes will be better! I ordered 7 bras and I think I will be lucky if I keep 2-3 of them. I’m glad the shipping is reasonable especially since it’s an international order! It looks like they have a site in VA so they don’t make you ship internationally.

    Post # 114
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    ChemistryBride Definitely let me know when you get yours and if they work out. I’ll update as well!

    Post # 115
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @dreamhazer:  What does affordable meant to you though? You can fnd that size for under 65.00, I guarantee you. Wearing a well fitting bra does wonders for posture and clothing.

    I think a lot of you would benefit from looking at the Bra Band Project. The gallery shows what an actual XYZ size looks like. Be advised that the sizing may vary based on bra brand and style.

    Post # 116
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Ok, I saw this thread a couple of days ago. I didn’t do the measuring process that was laid out, but I was inspired to go to Nordstrom today to get fitted properly. I’ve been wearing a 34B for as long as I can remember, and I figured I’d actually be a C. Turns out I’m a 32D, and it actually feels kind of tight. Who knew? The lady brought me 32DDs to start out with, which I was surprised by. That size was more comfortable than the D, but it was a bit too loose. She told me the D would stretch with time (the part that felt tight was on the sides — the underwire was kind of pushing into the sides of my breasts). I didn’t buy any new bras today, but at least I have a better idea of my proper size.

    Post # 117
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @bellaluna290: 
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    @dreamhazer:  Agree, you would be surprised! I just bought some bras in sizes 28F-28G to see what fits, and the bras are same retail price range as Victoria’s Secret ($50-60 each). In fact I was able to get all the bras I bought on clearance for $30-40, which is less than I usually have paid for VS in the past! Don’t know it until you try it! Try figleaves.com I found very good deals on there in the outlet section

    Post # 118
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m so measuring myself tomorrow!

    Post # 119
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    Busy bee

    I’ve read this article before and went and got a Professional bra fit iting done. I know my bra is too small ATM cause my damn boobs won’t stop growing, I’m already a 10E (Aus) and struggle to buy bras, I don’t want to keep going up in bra sizes. 

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