I am on the smallest setting (can't think of a better word for it!) on my current bras, and I always had a narrow back when I was thin. The one I'm wearing is actually a 34FF and I know it's a bit big so was going to try a 34F but maybe I'll try a 32 G as suggested. It difficult finding somewhere that does bra measuring as I'm quite rural. I went to debenhams once but they didn't do cup sizes.
I think I will have a wardrobe cull to get rid of things like this. Maybe if I get right down to the 'essentials' it will give me a better idea of what I need to buy to build up a good range of clothes IYSWIM.
Regarding te hip department - my hips still are quite wide, I'm a dress size 12 but I am wearing size 16 jeans. It seems as though my hip measurements are always 2 sizes bigger than my dress/top half. For example, when I was a size 8 top/dress many many years ago I wore size 12 skirts and jeans. When I'm slimmer, it doesn't look too odd because my shoulders are in line with my hips and then my waist was smaller.
Thank you for your congratulations - it's difficult when you're just looking in the mirror - most days I still roly poly me!
Yes, I think it's quite normal to still 'see' the old you. But honestly, you look great. Pretty convinced from your last post that your bra back size is wrong. It's the back of the bra that supports breast weight (not the straps) so it's crucial you get that bit right otherwise you may start to droop or have rounded shoulders. That, on me, looked like it added a ton of weight. Decent bra means correct posture is sooooooo much easier (natural, even) and you look even slimmer. I bet 50p <radical> you're a 32 back size maximum.
I'm not as obsessed with your bra size as it appears! I was just fitted wrongly throughout my twenties and don't want you to be too! Honest, Officer
The dress itself is not very nice, sorry, but you have a lovely figure so it probably looks less awful than it should! You can probably wear most things and look nice so chuck the denim horror in the bin! Realise this sounds bitchy but please take it as well intentioned advice rather than obnoxious denim hate...
Are you anywhere near to a city with a Bravissimo? Maybe you could have a trip to combine a visit there and perhaps a John Lewis personal advisor session? You wouldn't have to buy loads, but it might be nice to try out some new stuff for ideas.