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AIBU to think that I could find a bra that is uplifting, but not wodged full of foam, which will be flattering on those of us who are not overendowed on the boobicular area? At the moment it either looks like I'm completely flat chested, or have two bean bags shoved down there.
I am struggling to find a bra that's pretty and supportive. Any recommendations?
But...the size m and s measure at will not be a well fitting bra. There are two different fitting approaches, but not really two different sizes.A bravissimo 30g person will be roughly the same in m and s in a bra which actually fits. Obv there is a bit of variance in sizing between bras and brands, but not massive.
That's good to know. I want to go bra shopping now! The tape measure was quite tight at 31inches mind... I will have a go though. I can't believe I could ever be a D-cup. I've always had small boobs and D's look humungous in the shops!
What should I be trying then? Just measured and I'm 29 underbust and 33 across. I've been wearing 36AAA. It's the first bra that has actually fit me, ever. But I order them from a Freaks-R-Us type shop in the US, which costs me a bloody fortune. I dream of being able to go into a highstreet shop and choose a nice bra.
Hi, I feel your pain! I was a 36AAA before getting pregnant and I was really frustrated with the whole bra issue. Luckily I discovered two companies that sell pretty bras for smaller boobs. They are 'Little Women' and 'Dainty Lady'. Don't be put off by the slightly patronising names they make really nice bras that range from 32AAA to 40AAA. They have lots of bras that have subtle padding or no padding at all, so you don't feel like you're smuggling pillows. I hope that's helpful. Good luck.
Thanks to the sterling advice of Sorrel and Hazel on other threads I discovered the joys of buying and wearing bras that actually fit me!
I had been wearing 34C because I thought I was a 32C or D but could rarely get 32s in the shops.
I then discovered (thanks to Sorrel's and Hazel's advice) that I am a 28 but find a 30 more comfortable - depending on the style I now wear a 30DD or 30E! And I look so much better for it, without the discomfort of wearing a poorly-fitting bra. You'd never look at me and think "wow that woman has E cup jugs" as it's all relative to the ribcage measurement - I'm only 5 foot and a blink and weigh 7 st 13 so very narrow around my ribs with average size boobies.
I recently bought some beautiful Curvy Kate bras from Brastop.com which are lovely on.
Oh, I was too lazy to read everything and just realised that I may have missed the point of your post.Oops. I just checked your size on the Little Women website and it says 34AA. BTW I think smaller boobs are brilliant and it's not our fault that the high street shops don't cater for us petite ladies. Small boobs are sexy!