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Boob or bust - surely that's not right??!!

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HariboLectar Tue 07-Apr-20 19:37:21

I've not bought bras in a long time, about 20 years ago I was measured in M&S as 34a... I've not massively changed size over the years (no kids) when I do put on weight it goes around my stomach not my boobs.

Decided I would measure myself using boob or bust method and it has me at 30FF hmm seriously can't see how this can be right? For a start, I can't see how I've lost 4 inches from the band(?) size.

Has anyone else used this method and found their new size to fit well?

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MysteryFrog Tue 07-Apr-20 19:40:43

Probably is right, M&S add several inches to your actual measurement for some reason (something to do with being able to make a smaller range of sizes)

Sanityisaluxury Tue 07-Apr-20 19:42:27

I have. Was always wearing a 38C as per M&S.

Did BOB and I’m now in a 34FF and it’s amazing! Honestly, so much better support, my clothes fit nicer.

Did take a bit of settling into though, first day in a 34FF it was so tight feeling. I actually went to Boux Avenue and had them remeasure me, she recommended a different style & I’ve never looked back.

There’s a great group on FB, loads of information & also a buy/sell group for people who have struggled to find their right BOB size.

Marahute Tue 07-Apr-20 19:42:46

It will be right. M&S bra fitting is utterly shite. You have been wearing the wrong size.

AllForAnEasyLife Tue 07-Apr-20 19:43:00

It is right.

People used to think a FF was massive but if its on a small band its actually quite small

MayTheGodsBeEverInYourFavour Tue 07-Apr-20 19:44:28

I use the new method. It took a few days to get used to, ad I wear a tighter band than I used to, but my bra doesn't move around & I have a tolerably decent bust now. I went from a 34A to a 28E/EE, depending on the specific bra. So much more comfortable.

Sexnotgender Tue 07-Apr-20 19:44:49

It’s right. I was a 34B or so I thought. BoB puts me at a 32F! Comfy and supportive. Just make sure you scoop and swoop😊

noeyedeer Tue 07-Apr-20 19:45:01

As others have said, BOB is pretty good. Might need adjusting for different styles, but there's no need to +4 any more.

Marahute Tue 07-Apr-20 19:45:19

M&S would put me in a 34" band. I always used to hate bras and was constantly having to pull my bra down as it kept riding up. Now I wear a 30" band and it's made such a difference, bras are actually comfortable and stay put.

Sexnotgender Tue 07-Apr-20 19:46:39

Also as a rough guide your band size should be your dress size + 20. I’m a size 12 and a 32 band.

RoxanneMonke Tue 07-Apr-20 19:48:49

Yep it’s right. I went from a 34d to a 30ff and the bras fit so much better. My boobs look loads better in my clothes too.

doublecheeseburgermediumfries Tue 07-Apr-20 19:49:16

I had never been sized properly before the summer 😳 and measured in M&S as a 32/34E depending on the type of bra.

I'd be terrified of what this boob or bust measurement would give me! Or is this just for ...erm smaller chests?

Sexnotgender Tue 07-Apr-20 19:50:14

Not just for smaller chests no.

doublecheeseburgermediumfries Tue 07-Apr-20 19:52:08

@Sexnotgender sorry I didn't mean to come across rude just the previous posters had said they had measured as A or B cups and I hadn't heard of this before 😅

Sexnotgender Tue 07-Apr-20 19:55:25

You didn’t come across as rude😊

In fact as someone who sounds larger of nork you’d probably do better with this as you’ll get way more support.

Queenlish Tue 07-Apr-20 19:57:01

Boob or Bust is the same a The Bra Guru isn't it?

I used the Bra Guru way and was skeptical, but I've had the best fitting bras in years, ever actually.

Worked well for MIL too and she's 35 years older than me.

queenqueenqueen Tue 07-Apr-20 19:57:58

Wow!! This thread is really eye opening., I'm a 38DD and have been for years. Definitely going to give this a try!

Winederlust Tue 07-Apr-20 19:58:11

Most people will find if they measure themselves properly they are smaller round the band and bigger in the cup than they think. The band should sit horizontally and not ride up your back as you wear it.
You also have to remember cup volumes change depending on the back size. A 34F has a much larger cup volume than a 30F for example. A 30F is more comparable to a 34C in the cup. It's the band size that makes the most difference as that's where most of the support comes from.

Wfhwith3yearold Tue 07-Apr-20 19:58:18

Absolutely awful for me. My boobs didn't even half fill the cup in the size it recommended.

I just go to a shop and try them on til I find one I like. Usually different every time.

Queenlish Tue 07-Apr-20 19:59:15

I went from a 34b to a 30d

MIL is quite large in the boob department. She was amazed.

Crocky Tue 07-Apr-20 19:59:37

Marks put me in a 34B. The back would ride up and I always had back ache.
Bravissimo put me at 28f and boob or bust matches that. So much more supportive and comfortable.

Singlebutmarried Tue 07-Apr-20 20:00:00

34 E for years.

B o b. Now 32 F.

So much more comfortable

amusedbush Tue 07-Apr-20 20:01:12

It’s probably right.

I went into Bravissimo wearing a 38D and left in a 34G. I looked like I’d lost a stone instantly!

Roominmyhouse Tue 07-Apr-20 20:01:12

I went from a 36DD/E to a 34G using boob or bust. My bras fit so much better now! But also you’ve got to find you me brand as some don’t suit my boob shape. I find Freya are really good for me.

JoeExoticsHusband Tue 07-Apr-20 20:03:18

I've been wearing 34b since I got my first proper bra.. I'm only 25 but seems a long time to never change. They seem to fit ok blush but I'm sure I've gotten bigger since I was 13!? Will look up boob or bust.

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