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I got properly measured years ago and now just buy online when I see a bargain. I stick to Freya as they fit best. So go to a proper shop like bravissimo or a good independent and get fitted would be my advice. Personally I don't rate John Lewis they didn't cater to small backs and always sized me up on the back and down in cup which was a one way ticket to frumpsville.
I used to go to M&S but over the past few years found that their sizings were all over the place.
Now I go to Debenhams as they seems to have a good mixture of styles and their sizing seems more consistant. They also do a good range in the basic t-shirt bra styles if you want something plain and simple, including some nice colours if you don't want black/white/nude.
Bravissimo. Anyone can get a fitting there, you don't need to be blessed in the nork department as they will give you an idea of what your size is if they are unable to give you a bra that fits. D isn't very large compared to what most people think.
Hmmm Bravissimo is getting a lot of votes, so maybe I will try there! I do plan to get measured before buying actually. I am not exactly large of nork <snort> - I am about a 34 B, but I find my sizing really varies depending where I buy from - eg the Asda ones I mentioned earlier are 32C and I also have the odd 34A!
Thanks for the advice, I think I will plan a trip to large nearby shopping centre where they have a debenhams, JL and Bravissimo and get measured. (not sure if they have a figleaves but will try them too!) I will just have to accept that I need to spend a good few hours trying on bras