Another former "A-cup" has been converted!

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KatyTheCleaningLady Thu 18-Jul-13 02:08:08

I finally clicked on one of the bra threads and was shocked to hear that there's only ever been one true A-cup on here.

I have always thought of myself as a 36A. But, I tried the measuring thing and got 35" X 38".

Could I really be a 34C??

Well, I tried one on at Asda, and it fit much better than I would have ever imagined. It was a little tighter than I'd like, but the cups were perfect. A 36C wasn't as smooth a fit. I didn't have time to try on other styles. But, when I get the chance, I am going to find a bra that is suitable in a 36C.

moonbug4 Fri 09-Aug-13 22:19:29

Just back from a successful shopping trip with 2 perfectly fitting Calvin Klein bras in a 30C! Slightly outside the range SorrelForbes suggested but definitely not a A/AA cup anymore grin. Thank you MN bra gurus, keep up the good work!

Last week I was staying with my sister who I am sure has been wearing the same bra size for about 30 years... despite her NOT being the curvy voluptuous girl she was as a teenager!

She is a size 8 and still wearing 34C that she was measured as in about 1980! I am a generous (ie Wallis not Primark grin) 14 and in a 34DD thanks to this thread.. and I am far far larger than her for back size!

Can't tell her though, as she is my bossy older sister and would just tell me (as usual) that I am talking rubbish. Hence why I only see her once a year or so!

SorrelForbes Thu 08-Aug-13 22:59:24

Oh definitely go to Bravissimo. Book a fitting and enjoy!

moonbug4 Thu 08-Aug-13 22:47:21

Thank you for the quick response sorrelforbes, I'm off to google now! I've got a Bravissimo near me, do you think it's worth going for visit? I would never dreamed of going there before, with my AA measurements! I know it's been said before, but this thread has truly been a revelation!

SorrelForbes Thu 08-Aug-13 22:34:55

Hello! Try a 30DD/D and a 31D/C. However, don't be surprised if you need to go bigger in the cup than a DD. I've a couple of friends who have shallow breasts and they needed bigger than they measured. One has exactly the same measurements as you and has a Cleo Juna in a 30FF!

moonbug4 Thu 08-Aug-13 22:19:26

Another lurker plucking up the courage to post to get some bra help! I hate bra shopping, am very flat chested & have been measured "professionally" by M&S as 32A/AA but cups are never the right shape/size. Thanks to this thread I've learnt I definitely have shallow breasts, which probably explains why I've never had a bra that fits well! Anyway, I've just measured following your advice and I'm 31 underneath and 35 leaning over. Any suggestions for sizes to try and where to buy gratefully received, thanks!

Rascal79 Tue 06-Aug-13 16:12:15

It's a revelation! Since coming on here a few weeks ago I have gone from a hugely uncomfortable 34b to a fabulous 34dd/32e!!! Who'd of thought my little excuse for breasts would fit into bras that big! Thank you!!!

SorrelForbes Sat 03-Aug-13 22:37:45

Debenhams Gorgeous range have some nice plainish bras with floral prints which start at a 28D. They're not on their website anymore but you may find some in store in the sale racks.

What size are you after and I'll have a gander

FuckingWonderwoman Sat 03-Aug-13 21:23:44

I can't find anything that looks remotely suitable for 12 year old DD2, apart from a sports bra. Everything seems to be either "plunge" or "balconette" - all she wants is something quite plain, or in a "fun" print and with no padding. The only plain bras look like something my mother would wear. sad

PixlePixie Sat 03-Aug-13 21:14:57

Similar experience to bigbuttons today. Wow, just wow! The sizes that SorrelForbes gave me yesterday were completely spot on. I have HATED bra shopping for so many years and now I know why - I have been shopping for, and wearing, the wrong size. Would never have considered myself to be an E/F cup since I was previously wearing a 34B. I tried a few bras in my 'new' sizes (different brands/styles required ever-so-slightly different sizes, all within the range Sorrel suggested) they all fitted like a glove. Totally blown away - I'm a different shape to how I started off this morning! I wish I'd had the courage to do this a while ago when I first started reading these threads. Thanks ladies.

emdottyjackson Sat 03-Aug-13 20:41:19

Thank you! do you know which brands are a good fit? I've only really bought bras from Next & they didn't have much in the way of sizes today

there is always some varoance but a 32dd will have a bigger cup than a 30DD. a 30DD is equal to a 32D cup wise. I suspect you will need to try on more 30DD and 32D - Calvin klein run a but small in the back

emdottyjackson Sat 03-Aug-13 20:07:37

Hello again, please can you help I'm a bit confused! Thanks to someone on here recommending I try a 30DD I tried one today at TK Maxx, a Calvin Klein one, I was so suprised by the fit! It just felt a little tight round the middle so I tried a 32dd, different style as that's all they had, it fit better round the middle but due to the style the cups sagged a bit on top, sooo the only other shop in the area I could try another was Next & I'm afraid their size 32DD was totally different, just as I assumed in the beginning seemed to be for larger breasted ladies! I just wondered do some shops make them bigger than others? I did try it on but could have done with some stuffing!! confused

bigbuttons Sat 03-Aug-13 16:47:24

So, today I braved going into bravissimo and getting fitted. I explained to the lady how I had recently measured myself and the size I thought I should be: a 30d. She said that they measured by looking and she thought the measurement was spot on!
She went off a got some styles. It was so nice to be fitted. I have never been fitted for a bra in my life!
She asked me where I got my current bras from and I hung my head in shame whilst whispering 'asda'
She wrote down the names of the ones that suited me as I didn't want to commit to buying there and then. It was only a tiny shop and I wanted some more of a range to try out. I'm so chuffed.
Thank you!

PixlePixie Fri 02-Aug-13 19:22:03

SorrelForbes thank you so much! Those sizes are so totally different to what I am wearing; this may well explain why I find bra shopping/wearing such a pain. Look forward to trying on those different sizes tomorrow and will report back.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 02-Aug-13 16:35:47

MrsS - dd1 could try 30G and possibly 30FF, dd2 ideally needs 26F or thereabouts but 26's aren't made so she'll need to try 28E and possibly F, perhaps with a Rixie clip to (google it) take the back in, or have it professionally altered, or do it yourself (not difficult with a sewing machine apparently). Brastop, Bravissimo, MyCurvesandMe etc are all online and stock from 28 upwards, delivery to France shouldn't be too bad, especialy with Brastop, they often have flash sales and postage discounts.

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 02-Aug-13 16:16:41

My poor big boobed babies. sad

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 02-Aug-13 16:15:44

So for DD1 - she is a 31 underneath and 39 around the fullest part. She is currently in a 32FF, but I think she needs a bigger cup and possibly a smaller back as her 32s are on the tightest setting.

DD2 is 26 underneath and 33 around. She is currently in a 32D which doesn't really fit - too small in the cup and too loose round the back, but I bought it because it is usually impossible to get small back sizes and large cups here in France, and this was as good as it was going to get. (DD1's bras came from UK.)

SorrelForbes thank you so much! I went bra shopping, they didn't have any 28 and only one style in 30DD, but I managed to get the best fitting bra I've had in years. And it was in the sale!
My mum has decided she's going to wait until she's lost weight before buying a new bra, but after talking to her it seems her best fitting bra at the moment is one that almost fits your advice.

SorrelForbes Fri 02-Aug-13 14:11:15

PixlePixie Try a 30E/F and a 28F/FF.

PixlePixie Fri 02-Aug-13 13:32:39

Okay, I'm being brave and posting. Took the advice from the blog and measured 29.5" underneath and 36" around the fullest part. What range of sizes should I be trying? Many thanks in advance!

starlingsintheslipstream Fri 02-Aug-13 13:11:52

So confusing! It's not padded so must be the balcony.

SorrelForbes Fri 02-Aug-13 12:06:47

Sorry, posted too soon. The half cup is padded, the balcony isn't

SorrelForbes Fri 02-Aug-13 12:06:09

The Lauren Plunge, Half Cup or Balcony?

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