to think that a certain well known clothing store is crap at bra fittings

(117 Posts)
RachelWatts Tue 29-Apr-14 15:09:43

And WIBU to return the bra they sold me in the wrong size without a receipt? It hasn't been worn...

I got fitted for a bra at said well known clothing store a couple of weeks ago - they fitted me as a 36DD.

I got fitted again today in a specialist lingerie store - they fitted me as 32FF - a bit of a difference!

Kemmo Tue 29-Apr-14 15:11:34

Marks and Spencer's?

Thumbwitch Tue 29-Apr-14 15:13:14

Ha Kemmo - exactly what I was thinking too!

They tried to flog me a 36AA a few years back; it looked like a small bikini top on me! I suspect at the time I was probably a 32C, but was never fitted properly so don't really know and just carried on with my 34B as being "good enough".

Thumbwitch Tue 29-Apr-14 15:14:32

Rachel - if it's a store-branded bra, as opposed to another well known brand, you should be able to return it without a receipt although you'll only get a credit note, not a refund - it's certainly worth asking, and, while you're doing it, complaining bitterly about the crap fitting and advice!

RachelWatts Tue 29-Apr-14 15:14:58

Well, I wasn't going to name them, but...

A few years ago I was convinced they tried to get everyone into a B cup by scaling the back size up or down until it sort of fitted. They seem to have changed to trying to get everyone into a D or DD instead.

lollilou Tue 29-Apr-14 15:16:04

A fitter in M&S made me cry once.

SarcyMare Tue 29-Apr-14 15:17:29

the big stores are rubbish, they measured me with a tape measure, when it was obvious that didn't fit, simply shrugged and left me to it.

redexpat Tue 29-Apr-14 16:02:43

Guessing M&S got it wrong and Bravissimo got it right.

Jumblebee Tue 29-Apr-14 16:06:32

Another guess at marks and Spencer's? I work as a bra fitter for a department store and we get a shocking amount of people who say they were measured incorrectly at marks and Spencer's. Probably because they actually use a tape measure and assume that the (ridiculously wrong) size they have measured will be the same in all bras confused

EyelinerQueen Tue 29-Apr-14 16:07:12

And in other news.......

water is wet.

MiniSoksMakeHardWork Tue 29-Apr-14 16:24:14

M&S are awful ime at bra fitting too. Their clothes are otherwise fine but I never get underwear there unless I've been measured elsewhere first.

Melodygrace Tue 29-Apr-14 16:32:28

Marks and spencer measured me at 38 dd I'm a 34 g.

ICanSeeTheSun Tue 29-Apr-14 16:38:37

M&S are rubbish.

Bravissimo are awesome, my back pain disappeared over night felt comfortable and well supported.

Besmonetha Tue 29-Apr-14 16:46:24

Monstrous and Shameful. Blasted awful. I had one horrendous fitting with them and I will NEVER buy underwear from them again on the basis that they don't want my money enough to look after me.

When I emailed them with a complaint they did the normal "we are very sorry you had this experience." and then asked me to tell them my bra size. Actually now I think about it, I'm done shopping there full stop.

candycoatedwaterdrops Tue 29-Apr-14 16:46:25

I have been badly fitted in M&S, John Lewis, Bravissimo and even fucking Rigby and Peller! I have complained bitterly to all and they did re-fit and admit initial mistakes but I don't think I should have had to return to be fitted correctly! I am considering giving up on bras and letting my boobs hang free. I am approx. a 34D/DD (although heaven only knows what size I really am) so not huge.

Sorry this turned into a rant about the last year of my life and trying to find a comfy bra. blush

SarahSPT Tue 29-Apr-14 16:48:09

Another supporter for Bravissimo, have used them for years. The assistants generally ask you what size you wear, say that it's wrong and instantly give you the right one. I wore a 36d and since going there am a 32f (well 34f now that I'm pregnant!)

Saying all that, I don't find their clothes amazing. The fit isn't great & it can be expensive for what it is in my opinion.

SarahSPT Tue 29-Apr-14 16:49:20

And once you have the correct size, La Senza do some lovely lingerie for the bigger boobies smile

MaryPoppinPills Tue 29-Apr-14 16:52:19

I went into marks and spencers for a fitting. I told them that my 34c was feeling tight the fitter brought me in a 32a hmm

gordyslovesheep Tue 29-Apr-14 16:54:41

I've always had a good experience at M+S - but that was with a booked apt with a fitter

they don't give you a size any more because it varies from bra style to bra style - they give you an idea and show you how to fit it properly yourself

I vary between a 32DD and a 34C

Padeen Tue 29-Apr-14 16:55:07

On a previous thread about how people climb into their bras I mentioned that the lady at M&S fitting had not liked it when I leant forward to do my scooping. Experienced bra hands said that this is A Bad Thing that she had Bad Reasons for doing, although I don't recall the details.

Binkyresurrected Tue 29-Apr-14 16:57:30

M&S fitter told me it was a shame that my breasts couldn't be moved from under my armpits and sit at the front of my chest. They measured me as a 38E when I am actually 34HH, and my breasts are no longer nestled in my armpits.

OP YANBU.

I visited Bravissimo this weekend, I didn't buy any bras but had a wonderful experience buying dresses that accommodate larger boobs. For the first time in my life I didn't feel like a freak.

RubyReins Tue 29-Apr-14 16:57:34

My experience:

M&S: Matronly (of the Les Dawson variety) and stern lady with a visible underskirt, armed with tape measure and who made me cry = 40B

Bravissimo: Lovely lady with loads of time to spare and thorough explanations, no tape measure, no tears, no more back pain = 34FF

M&S is dead to me.

DoingTheSwanThing Tue 29-Apr-14 17:04:31

Yep, could've guessed. I gave up on them years ago... "Fitted" me as 36c, despite nearly up to my neck and boobs somewhere around umbilicus... Bravissimo -28FF (not a stealth boast, 3 kids later they're like empty sacks and require industrial scaffolding) hmm

DoingTheSwanThing Tue 29-Apr-14 17:05:49

Just to clarify, I meant the back moving skyward... My anatomy isn't quite that weird.

SorrelForbes Tue 29-Apr-14 17:06:47

Oh M&S! Fitted me as 36DD/38D when I am in fact a 30GG. I have some shocking photos...

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