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Stuckonthebaby Wed 27-Aug-14 22:00:10

Buy a bloody small bra!! These days I am probably sporting a 32/34aa (at a stretch) and I JUST want to find a bra that gives some oomph but doesn't gape. All the 'names' yes Ultimo and wonderbra I am looking at you don't go small enough and I don't want to resort to a boob job.

There are a few online retailers but I want to go into a shop shock and be properly fitted and feel womanly for once in my god damn life!!! I don't care what it costs, anything is better than implants, but where to go?? And please don't say M&S they are a crock of shite too sad

HazleNutt Wed 27-Aug-14 22:05:15

You are right, M&S is shite. Have you got a tape measure? Try to measure yourself according to this:

(you are probably not a 34AA. most people bra fitted on MN are not)

MaryWestmacott Wed 27-Aug-14 22:05:26

I would suggest John Lewis, and possibly reposting in the Style and Beauty section.

HazleNutt Wed 27-Aug-14 22:06:52

I mean measuring tape, not tape measure, don't I..

Jumblebee Wed 27-Aug-14 22:08:03

I second Hazelnutts advice, measure yourself and see what it comes up with. Chances are you'll be a smaller back and bigger cup. Bra fitting for 4 years and I've never seen a true 34AA.

FinallyHere Wed 27-Aug-14 22:11:25

Here you go, utter bliss, hope you can get to one of their branches.

Its worth making an appointment. Maybe not the cheapest, but oh so worth it. Have fun. It would be great to hear how you get on.

FinallyHere Wed 27-Aug-14 22:12:02

And again, with the link included this time. Sigh.

Buttercup27 Wed 27-Aug-14 22:13:51

La senza staff are lovely and so helpful. They do small sizes too and I find them so comfy and pretty

Wenchelda Wed 27-Aug-14 22:15:29

Definitely measure following the guide linked to and maybe post In style & beauty for expert advice. I've always worn an A cup but the lovely ladies over there gave me a "bra intervention" and I've gone from a 36A to a 30D!! Seems impossible but it's true. Try it - You will be amazedsmile

Stuckonthebaby Wed 27-Aug-14 22:23:19

Ooh rigby and peller. If it's good enough for the queen grin ... Am in London soon so will make an appointment and report back! Will also post in Style & Beauty, although can't see my two aspirins on an ironing board getting much past an A!! Will also buy a proper tape measure and test out the theory on that link, thanks. Tried to do it myself once with one of those hard, retractable measurers. I wouldn't recommend it hmm

Jumblebee Wed 27-Aug-14 22:27:10

Struckonthebaby you just reminded me of the time I attempted to measure baby DD's head with one of those retractable tape measures, I was ordering her a custom made hat and it did NOT end well. It only occurred to me after I had finally for the measurement that I could have used a piece of string and saved us both some trauma hmm

awsomer Wed 27-Aug-14 22:37:18

I'm not sure about that better bra campaign Hazle, I've just done it and come up as a 30D at a tight measurement and a 30E at a loose measurement. I actually have really well fitting bras in an 34A. I'm really definitely not a 30D or E!

Wenchelda, really truly?! I can't believe it would fit!

Picklesauage Wed 27-Aug-14 22:54:53

I second/third/fifth rigby and peller. They're excellent. Fitted me after preg and breast feeding and it was remarkable. They were wonderful and I have been so much better since.

Interestingly I have a much smaller back measurement than I have ever been measured with before. That is because most retailers don't stock lower than 32 backs and so they will never measure smaller than that. Worth noting!

HazleNutt Thu 28-Aug-14 06:54:26

awsomer, but go and try some 30's on, see how they fit. You would be one of the hundreds of women who have gone from 34/36A to a much better fitting 30D/E or thereabouts.

lollilou Thu 28-Aug-14 08:22:18

Don't go to M&S. I'm small like you and a fitter in there made me cry.

cassgate Thu 28-Aug-14 08:44:01

Definitely measure yourself or get measured properly. M&s always measured me as a 34 b. I decided to measure myself by using an on line guide on how to do it and measure a 28dd. I actually buy a 30 d now as I found the 28 a bit uncomfortable so went up a back size and down a cup size and they fit much better.

TongueBiter Thu 28-Aug-14 08:44:25

OP - I thought my 36/38 D/DD bras fitted me perfectly ..... apparently not as well as my 32Gs now do!

Try Boux Avenue - they have good fitting knowledge and a nice variety of bras.

ICallASpadeATrowel Thu 28-Aug-14 10:20:34

I just did it, I'm a 26/28 b, that can't be right!

(I am very small)

HazleNutt Thu 28-Aug-14 10:32:52

why can't it be right? 26/28B sounds about right for a very small person.

HighwayDragon Thu 28-Aug-14 11:11:35

I went from a 36A to a 32D thanks to a bra intervention. I'm a size 14 if you're a size 6 then 26 is perfectly plausible

NiceAndAccurate Thu 28-Aug-14 11:20:26

I was wearing the wrong size bras for YEARS. I was measured in several different places and always came up a 34B. I'm a size 10 and have not tiny, but not huge boobs.

A friend with a bit of knowledge on the subject suggested I try a 28 DD. I did and I have never looked back! The cleavage I get from wearing the right size bra is amazing! A DD cup doesn't necessarily mean huge breasts. Far from it! I'd say I'm still smaller than average, but the high street shops have all got it wrong. Trying to actually buy a 28DD is not much fun. The shops can go down to size 6, but still expect 32 to be the smallest back size of the majority of women. It's just not true.

awsomer Thu 28-Aug-14 19:04:13

I'm going to go out next week and give it a try! Will report back with my findings!

MrsBoldon Thu 28-Aug-14 20:21:11

Using the better bra calculations I'm not a 34B but a 32DD!!!!

That can't be right, I've only got a good handful!

HighwayDragon Thu 28-Aug-14 20:44:35

MB I've just less than a handful, I assure you its orrect, go and try some on and free your baps!

HazleNutt Thu 28-Aug-14 20:47:27

this is what a 32DD looks like, it is a handful

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