Is it just certain brands you can buy under these rules?
I measured correctly as far as I can tell. I bought 6 bras, by Esprit, CK, that sort of thing in Fenwicks today, in a 30 or 32 band and various cup sizes, and not one of them fits.
I didn't try them on as I had the children all with me...so they are going back tomorrow.
Not cross but just asking - is it only certain brands that will fit if you do it this way? I have always bought 36B or C and they seem to fit alright, but have measured and found I'm a 30, and 30 doesn't fit.
The cup sizes were a mixture - some were Ok, some just minuscule - I got a few as they were in the sale, and as I'm BFing I thought it'd be wrth getting various cup sizes for when they shrink again so that's not so much of an issue.
but the bands were just really really tight. Is that how it's meant to feel? It was really uncomfortable.
Should they leave red marks when you take them off....? According to the intervention method I am a 34D (used to wear 36b) but I have found I'm more comfy in a 36c..... I don't get "back fat" (and I don't mean boob I haven't scooped forward, I mean actual back fat that is being cheese wired by my 34d bra!) Help for me too please?!
Have you tried 30G? When you worked out the FF if that was based on measuring 31 when you go down to 30 (and bear in mind some people need to go up instead) you may need to go up a cup size. I would try 30G and 32FF if you haven't?
Try a 30 on backwards to see if the band fits, it's probably the cups stealing fabric from the band as the cup size is Way too small. If you measured at FF, a C is 5 cup sizes too small, no wonder it wouldn't do up.
I got new ones today and the 36DD fit great but the 38 D had loads of room in the cup bit so you need to try a few variations I think ps Never thought I was a DD and certainly wasn't before breast feeding
You need to take the measurements with a pinch of salt. I measure 29-30 under bust (on a fat day 31) but all my bras are a 32 ( used to be 34.) I wear a 32D but every bra is different- some makes are really small (Elle McPherson for one) and some big (John Lewis own, IME). It's best to stick to one brand and find your size in that ( though designs of bra make a difference) rather than randomly grabbing lots of makes and sizes.