I thought I was 36AAA until Sorrel, Hazel and SC kindly pointed out it was physically impossible and my boobs would have to be growing inwards!
Last fitting I had was in M&S when I was pg. They told me i had gone up (!) to a 34AA and they didn't stock any bras that small. I was so embarrassed that I've not been for a bra fitting since (DD is now 5).
I should now be in a 30D. Only I'm still wearing the old freak shop internet order bras because I can't afford to go shopping at the moment. And my old aversion to bra shopping is bringing me out in a cold sweat at the thought of stepping back into the M&S lingerie dept.
me!!!!!!! having lost weight throughout last year, I also sadly lost weight from the girls too. Kindly Sorrel helped me find out that I am a teeny 28b. The only problem now is finding bras with 28 back that aren't teen bras....way to go for making us smallies feel womanly!
Stretch, most ladies tend to wear a bra which is far to big in the back, and therefore several cup sizes too small. Unfortunately, most high street shops (M&S......) use an old fitting method which results in a dramatically wrong size. M&S would put me around a 36FF. I am in fact a 30HH
Grab a measuring tape, and (braless) measure yourself FIRMLY under your bust. Then, lean forward (so your breasts hang down from your torso at roughly 90 degrees) and measure (not pulling tightly) around the lowest part. Post your measurements up. Judging by the fact you say your bras are painful, I will put money on them being wrong
Sorrell helped me. I had no idea what size I was as was just wearing the last tatty old bra that I had, but when shopping for a new one Sorrell helped me find a comfy one. Am depressed at what size I actually am but oh well!
I used to wear a 34A and now have some lovely 32Bs. I am supposed to be a 30C, but a 30 is so tight I can't breathe. The bra I am wearing now is a 32A because the cup size is so big. It is the same as my 32B bras.
Bunbaker, I did a wee bit of research and sometimes ladies who are actually smaller cup sizes (i.e. have a 1/2/3" difference, not an M&S measured A cup) need a slightly larger back to counteract the fact that the root of their breasts can be relatively narrow, so in their exact measured size the cup placement is too far under the arm. So it's not entirely surprising that you need the 32. But for the majority of ladies, adding inches is wonky.
Ooh I am going to measure myself the way stated above, and come back to see what I should be wearing. I have bra issues too, have got 3 that fit comfortable , don't ride up or show to much back flesh etc. One is a 36d. The toehr 2 are 38 c.
E!!!! I have diddy boobs, bit bigger now I have put on weight, but I would simply slide out of an E! Why don't you add? My SIL has just finished her bra fitting course for BHS and she said they add 4 or 5?
Yay stretch - you are going to LOVE your new boobs!!
I came across a bra thread on MN a while ago and a lovely poster called HettiAmaretti was offering advice, and I moved from a 40E nursing bra to a 38G. I'm now wearing a 34H, and I dread to think what I would have looked like without the new knowledge. M&S would have me in a 42D/E.
I now have curves rather than lumps, 'tis an utter revelation.