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AIBU to think that being a size 32AA, I don't need to...

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BalthierBunansa Sat 17-Nov-12 21:08:42

wear a bra all the time? Went over to my DM to drop over some shopping I had bought her and talk off my jumper as I was warm, revealing a tank top underneath. My DM looked at me like shock and said "Have you not been wearing a bra all day? Someone may have noticed." AIBU to think does it really matter being a 32AA if I go out without a bra once and a while?

CaliforniaLeaving Sat 17-Nov-12 21:14:44

I was 32A before kids and hardly ever wore one in winter time, I had on layers and no one would notice. So you are right and DM is inventing problems.
This winter I have a bunch of tanks with a shelf bra in for under my layers, now I'm so enormous at 32B grin so going braless yet again, nice an comfy isn't it.

Smeeeinit Sat 17-Nov-12 21:15:50

Yanbu and Oh how I envy you.... To go braless without tripping over my mahooisive 40J's is just a mere fantasy to me. sad

picnicbasketcase Sat 17-Nov-12 21:16:40

I wouldn't have thought so. Do whatever you feel most comfortable doing really, isn't it? I wouldn't expect most people to be shocked by it anyway.

Nagoo Sat 17-Nov-12 21:19:22

buy your DM this for Christmas.



GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 17-Nov-12 21:21:28

You lucky buggers. I dream of being able to ditch the bra but 38Gs wouldn't look pretty!

NotGoodNotBad Sat 17-Nov-12 21:35:44

I used to be a 32A and went for about 10 years without wearing one. I didn't plan to wear one while breastfeeding, but realised that the increase to an E-cup, combined with tender nipples that I couldn't bear my clothes brushing against, and a need for breastpads to stop me being drenched in milk, made a bra a necessity. Oh, and I needed somewhere to stash my cabbage leaves grin.

Now I'm about a C, and floppier than in my youth, with nipples like walnuts (not a good look through my clothes), so I'm very jealous of you OP.

BTW people did notice sometimes, but who cares? grin

WorraLiberty Sat 17-Nov-12 21:37:09

It depends on whether you look like you're smuggling peanuts or not.

mamalovesmojitos Sat 17-Nov-12 21:42:14

envy would love to have your boobs!


CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Sat 17-Nov-12 21:44:22

I haven't been able to go without a bra since I was 13. Not even in bed. Only time I'm not wearing one is if I go in a shower.

I am envy. 32G does not look good without a bra. Unless the look you are going for is knee warmers. hmm

LucieMay Sat 17-Nov-12 21:44:59

Depends how perky your boobs are and how tight the tops are.

MathsCat Sat 17-Nov-12 22:06:45

See I'm 32A but always wear a bra so that I look like I actually have boobs!

OHforDUCKScake Sat 17-Nov-12 22:10:50

I have Kiera Knightly boobs too, and I cant remember the last time I wore a bra.

Tbh the reason I dont is because I bf a boob obsessed baby, as wells not needing one. Feeding bras dont work because I have small boobs the side bit of elastic cuts across his mouth. So for easy access I wear no bra.


SorrelForbes Sat 17-Nov-12 22:11:52

If you're a genuine 32AA (that means a 32" measurement under your bust and a 32" measurement across your bust) then I guess, no, you probably can get away with not wearing one.

However, I have yet to meet any adult women whose two measurements are the same.

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 17-Nov-12 22:14:42

I used to be an A, now a B after babies and always wear a bra because I have always wanted to look bigger and according to my oh so romantic DH have nipples the size of cigar butts.

froggies Sat 17-Nov-12 22:17:01

I am AA as well. I only ever were bras if the clothes I have on make it necessary. 3 babies and still AA. Not fair.

SorrelForbes Sat 17-Nov-12 22:22:23

Have you all read the Small Boobs thread? I think some of you maybe surprised to discover that you might not be an AA, A or a B but something bigger with a much smaller band size.

If you are a true AA, your under bust and across bust measurements will be the same. If you an A, there will be a 1" difference , a B a 2" difference and so on.

Whatever you measure under your bust is your band size.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 17-Nov-12 22:31:50

Sorrel speaks the truth

Go measure yourselves - I bet, bet, bet you are not AA...

kim147 Sat 17-Nov-12 22:32:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MissNJE Sat 17-Nov-12 22:35:58

That reminds me of a boy at school who asked my flat chested friend whether she would buy shoes if she didn't have feet. To which she replied no of course not. He then asked her why she buys bras.

Sorry tipping from mobile.

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 17-Nov-12 22:40:14

Can some one please link to the small hope boobs thread.

OHforDUCKScake Sat 17-Nov-12 22:42:44

I'll have to measure myself tomorrow now then.

LadyMetroland Sat 17-Nov-12 22:44:09

Sorrell is completely right. Most people are wearing incorrect bras, me included.
I am a small boober and always thought I was 32/34AA. Thanks to the small boobs thread it turns out I am actually something like a 28C (although currently pregnant so probably not right for me longterm)

The very small amount of boobage I do have looks loads better now.

Make sure you read thread properly and lean forward without bra when you take the 'fullest part of the bust' measurement.

kim147 Sat 17-Nov-12 22:44:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

boomting Sat 17-Nov-12 23:33:01

I'm a 32A. Can't say that I've been out without a bra, but I wouldn't want people to be able to see my nipples through my clothes!

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