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post #31 of 56
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Thank you ladies ...

The bad fitting she told me 38 b... I tried them and the cup didnt fit after I umm put myself in and the bad was so loose I nearly had it over the shoulders by bending over..lol...

I used to be a 32d in non underwire and 32dd in underwire.... Now I am 34d in non underwire and underwire, the second gal said I may need a 36d is some styles... Cept I got a question ... Do you have to go up a band size in a minimizer?? I got one yesturday and the minmizer just seems a bit tighter thou there the same brand...

pennys has a bra catalog
post #32 of 56
I used to be a bra fit specialist. There's really nothing to it, it is just simple math, but ditsy people tend to screw it up a lot and come out with the wrong number. Where I used to work we went through three 2-hour training seminars to become specialists, so we were pretty thorough. It sucks when you have a bad experience doing something like that. I am sorry!
post #33 of 56
I've never been fitted for a bra, I'm too shy...
post #34 of 56
I've never been fitted, all the bra's I find @ VS fit me perfectly
post #35 of 56
I finally got fitted at VS about a year ago, after my mom bugging for months! Menagerie mama, I was too shy as well, but I promise it wasn't as bad as I expected.

I really really hate being a woman and worrying about this stuff! I have small boobs, and it makes me very self consciuos about my body. I am between an A and B, which makes it hard for me to find bras. (Either the cup was a little too big, or the underwire squeezed me, etc etc.) The fitting at VS really helped, the lady picked out some great ones for me, but they still are't incredibley comfortable for long periods of time.

It sucks because the As aren't comfortable, but the Bs usually make them look mishapen b/c I'm not big enough to fill them up correctly! I have one pink and one black bra from a generic company (about 3/4 years old now) that I LOVE!! But of course, they no longer make the style. I even contacted the company to find out if there was any way for me to get more, and they told me no and gave me the style number of the closest one. SUCKED!!

At some point later in life, I would love to have a breast augmentation done, just up to a full C.
post #36 of 56
Okay, so at 18 I started at 34A, then after first year college it was 34B. Then by the time I graduated I was a 36C, which I kept wearing for years! Then I got sized at Vic secret and I was told I was a 36d, which I didn't believe. Then a few years later I was sized for my wedding and was told I was more like a 36D-DD. What a few pounds do to me! So now I pretty much try on 36D or DD and see which is better, than if I find one that fits, I buy as many pairs as the store has. Last bra I bought was a Bali 36DD. Sometimes the bras fit good, then they start poking me in armpits. It drives me nuts, b/c the companys don't seem to get that the underwire doesn't need to be that big if you aren't that wide under the lumps!
post #37 of 56
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Originally Posted by fwan
wow G??


In australia Its very hard to find something with a D, As i had lost so much weight being in germany i was down to a B cup (yes you can immagine that my girlies are a bit weird now...) now ive put on 10 kilograms since and im a C - D

Here in europe though, alot of women have small tits
I never had any trouble finding D or DD in Australia, thank god
post #38 of 56
I've never been fitted.

I do have a gift certificate for Victoria Secret and I'm going to get fitted when I use it. I watched that Oprah show a while back where they were saying most women wear the wrong size.

I can't remember who it was saying they were inbetween an A & B. I used to be that way and I can't remember which, but one company makes bras for inbetween... "almost B, almost C" etc. They are great.
post #39 of 56
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Originally Posted by zak&rocky
It drives me nuts, b/c the companys don't seem to get that the underwire doesn't need to be that big if you aren't that wide under the lumps!
I wholeheartedly agree. I'm a slender, top-heavy woman, and while I need the industrial-strength titanium underwire, some brands just make it far too big. In a way, it feels like i'm wearing novelty sunglass frames on my chest. It bugs me so much to have to readjust my bra constantly...
post #40 of 56
I've never been fitted, I'm too shy! I would hate to find out that I'm the wrong size and have to get new bras. I just try them all on in the store and only get ones that are comfy. I'm modestly endowed so never have trouble with finding a size, except at sales then they seem to sell out of my size quickly.
My husband says I'm the perfect size so that's all that counts to me!
post #41 of 56
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
I've never been fitted. I usually just go to the store and try them on myself.
That's usually what I do also. It's so much easier than being fondled by someone with a tape measure. Though now that I've had the baby and I'm breastfeeding I'm all out of wack.
post #42 of 56
The first time I got fitted I was wearing a 34B, I thought it was a bit snug, but I was totally shocked to find out that I wear a 34D!! Two whole cup sizes!! Getting the right fit was so great. I'm no longer ready to tear off my bra as soon as I get home. I've also found that the fittings at Victoria's Secret are the most accurate and that their bras are the most comfortable and durable. They last much longer than any other bra I've ever bought. I don't know what I'd do without my Body by Victoria Ipex!
post #43 of 56
Well, I hate bras on the best of days, so when I do wear them they have to fit!
post #44 of 56
i've never been 'professionally' fitted, but i've followed the steps & measured myself. i usually think mine fit well. i followed the directions here, & came up with a 44DDD/F. since i'm still fairly overweight, my band size is large & i can buy bras at the 'fat lady' stores! however, i have found that different brands fit differently. Goddess usually fit really well, while Vanity Fair are always too small for me. i'm talking 2 bras of the same size, as far as labels go.
post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
That's usually what I do also. It's so much easier than being fondled by someone with a tape measure. Though now that I've had the baby and I'm breastfeeding I'm all out of wack.
Actually, if they do bring out a tape measure, it'll be to measure under the boobs, to get a more accurate number size. And, no they don't 'fondle' you. they hold/adjust the straps and clasp the band, but if they're doing their job, they won't touch the boobs... straps, the back... yes, but they let YOU do the shifting of 'the girls' in the cups. In neither fitting I've had did the woman doing the fitting touch me there... they let me adjust for comfort.

It's really the best thing to get fitted. You [meaning women in general who don't get a fitting] really have no idea what your proper size is. As for the 'in-between' sizes... it probably has nothing to do with the cup, it's about the band. the band should stay low and not ride up. Mine always did when I was wearing a 36 band. the cup sizes change as the band size increases... a 34D cup is not the same cup as a 38D. So, if you think you're a 36A, you're probably a 34B... I think it works that way... down a bandsize and up a cupsize... Also, if I remember right, the Oprah episode addressed the 'in-between' issue. Ang after having kids, alwasy get refitted...

Somethign may be 'comfortable' at first... but bras do wear out, and it may not be the most flattering size for your body. I had thought for a long time that I was a 36DD... nope. and then some whack-job chick at VS told me that my 'sister-size' was up one band and down a cup.... which made it a 38D. The band on that thing was up to my :censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor:' armpits... I hesitated and fortunately didn't buy it. Then I got fitted at Intimacy and voila! I'm not a 36 or a 38... I'm a 34... yes, it's a larger cup size, but it fits me... holds everythign in where it's supposed to be. This is my proper size. Yeah, it'll be a pain to find bras... but I'd rather it be that way than wearing ones that don't hold 'the girls' where they should be.

(another two cents thrown into the pot)
Amanda
post #46 of 56
I was measured many many years ago and in like 5th grade I was a 36C I was the same size for many years and then when I started gaining weight, I just started going up a band size and then cup size... I wear a 40D currently and love Bali bras! they have the new no-poke underwires that come in pretty spring colors (blue, pink, lavender) and I know that they fit me and flatter me cause my guy friend Chris tells me so
post #47 of 56
I have never been professionally fitted. I have worn the same size for about 8 or 9 years now. I read a magazine article that said a large percentage of women wear the incorrect bra size. After seeing so many of you here finding out yours was wrong, I think it might be a good idea for me to have mine checked professionally as well just in case. My bras fit very comfortably though. I think I will wait until the next Victoria Secret Semi-Annual Sale to have it done. Do you just ask the sales girl to measure???
post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I have never been professionally fitted. I have worn the same size for about 8 or 9 years now. I read a magazine article that said a large percentage of women wear the incorrect bra size. After seeing so many of you here finding out yours was wrong, I think it might be a good idea for me to have mine checked professionally as well just in case. My bras fit very comfortably though. I think I will wait until the next Victoria Secret Semi-Annual Sale to have it done. Do you just ask the sales girl to measure???
if you look in my post above, i posted a link that tells you how to measure yourself, if that's easier for you.
post #49 of 56
I used to work at a lingerie store, so I know how to fit a bra. I've been fitted, and I've fitted a number of people.

The thing to keep in mind, though, is that every single bra fits differently. The measurements are a good place to start, but you need to try every bra on to see if it really fits. You may need a 34D in one bra, a 34C in another, and a 36D in yet another. It can be really frustrating...there's no consistency whatsoever.
post #50 of 56
i understand your pain...for a long time i thought i was done "growing" in that department but a few months ago my breasts just took off..it was really weird...i went from a 34B to a 36D in a years time...it sucked too because i couldn't wear any of my tops or my bras...i'm still trying to find stuff that accomidates me...i prefered it much more when i was a B cup...it's impossible to find a good D cup now that doesn't have underwire in it....i hate underwire...it cuts me up. but....along the way i did pick up a neat trick..if you ladies find a bra you like but you can't find it in your size....go down a cup size and up a number....for instance...i wear a 36D....but if i can't find a bra in that size....a 38C fits too...neat huh, well i hope my little trick helps you girls the next time you need to go shopping....
post #51 of 56
I have issues with underwire too!! when I was a 34D, it tickled me that they put padding in bras - like you need it when you are that size!!
post #52 of 56
I never have been fitted for a bra. In the past, I would buy anything on sale. Especially the cheapest no-name bras.

Recently, they had a bra sale for Playtex bras from Avon. I decided to buy one using what I usually buy, 42B. It was a perfect fit and was very comfortable. The other bras I would buy had really thin straps. This one has wide straps that are soft and wider sides. From now on, no more cheap bras for me. Someday I will go for a fitting after I lose the weight.
post #53 of 56
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Originally Posted by booktigger
I have issues with underwire too!! when I was a 34D, it tickled me that they put padding in bras - like you need it when you are that size!!
I actually like the padding i feel naked with out it
post #54 of 56
One brand I found that is good is Wacoal. Expensive but for us that need support I've been pleased. I also found Delta Burke bras at TJ Maxx that weren't too bad but some have seams in odd places!! Or one some bras the lace look funny!! After the Oprah show while I didn't get a fitting I did look for smaller band size with larger cup size bras.
post #55 of 56
I heard about those half-size bras, and some new kind for ladies who have one side slightly bigger than the other (who doesn't?) and decided that I was going to pamper myself and get a real fitting for a really nice, expensive bra. So I went to Victoria's Secret and asked. The only people working there were super-skinny young girls, and I was about twice their size (you know, average!).

This girl did a rather clumsy job of measuring me... I think she only did one measurement. Maybe afraid to touch me, or something. She gave me this bra to try on that was WAY off. Maybe it was her size plus two inches, or something! She turned around to let me put it on, then wanted to see how it fit. I had it on, you know, it was covering everything, but I was still trying to stuff myself in there comfortably - I think I was hanging out the sides. She got this look on her face like, "eeewwww!", handed me a box of bras, and told me to try them all on myself.

I haven't gone for a fitting again.
post #56 of 56
before i got fitted at Intimacy, I tried VS. What a load of crud. Those girls do not know how to do fittings. They wouldn't know proper fit if it smacked 'em in thte face. Sorry for anyone here who loves or has worked for VS, but they are not a good place to get fitted. Seriously, go to a shop that doesn't just hawk their own brand. Department stores [high end ones] *should* be able to do fittings... if you're larger, don't bother. go to a specialty shop...like Intimacy.

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go down a cup size and up a number....for instance...i wear a 36D....but if i can't find a bra in that size....a 38C fits too...neat huh, well i hope my little trick helps you girls the next time you need to go shopping....
Oh yes... I've been told this as well... but let me tell you something: if the band on your normal size is loose or rides up [using the middle set of loops], it's too big. You need to go a band size DOWN, and cup size UP. If the band is too tight using the middle loops, then go a band size up. the band should not ride up your back. Always try on bras using the middle set of loops.

Amanda
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