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She should've got me a 32E shouldn't she, not a 34C...

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gnocci Mon 12-Nov-12 10:45:41

So, first bra shopping trip since being out of maternity/nursing bras.

I try on a 34C, back too loose.
I try on a 32D, back great, cups too close together/too narrow so the outer wires on each side were encroaching onto breast tissue.

Now, having read the bra threads on here I am right that a 32E should've been the next option right??

But OH NO NO NO, I got the full on roll eyes, silly girl, youre not a E CUP from the M&S lady who insisted the back was too small and that 34C was the right size.

I swear, if I'd jumped up and down my boobies would've fallen out the bottom!!!

Grrrrr........ Didn't have time to prove my point with the 32E but I am going to go back and try on 32E and then get here to sell it to me. Meh.

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Mon 19-Nov-12 20:48:51

Statistically That makes a lot of sense now, thank you so much. smile I know what you mean as well about losing weight from under the bust as that's the first place that goes. I could have a huge belly and hips but able to see my ribs at the back... It's very confusing.

SorrelForbes Mon 19-Nov-12 20:55:30

gnocci When you tried the 30s and 32s did you just do them up around your body or did you put the shoulder straps up and your boobs into the cups too?

gnocci Mon 19-Nov-12 21:41:22

I couldnt do the 30 up!!! No way!!!

The 32 I put on properly.

gnocci Mon 19-Nov-12 21:42:28

The 32 was 32DD. The cups fitted well but the back left sore red marks. 30 was ridiculously too small.

I honestly think it might just be a brand/specific bra issue unless you tried loads. The fact that you ended up with a 34D suggests the sizing of the bra you bought is seriously off compared to normal as that should be miles away from fitting you - it should be about 3" too big for your overbust measurement too.

SorrelForbes Mon 19-Nov-12 21:59:32

That's very very odd. I measure 30.5 underneath and have never found a 30 that I can't even do up. Debenhams Gorgeous do come up quite small I know (I have a couple of their balconettes) but I still had to buy a 30 as the 32 were too loose.

The thing is, I'm a 30G but if I tried to put a 30DD/E/F on I just wouldn't be able to do them up either.

I would definitely recommend trying a 30 or a 32 in some other brands before settling for a 34.

I think I have only had it twice Sorrel - once with a Gorgeous (but I bought a 30 of theirs in a different style the same day), and once with the Freya sports bra. But that thing is just on a different sizing planet (unless I got a duff one) as even the 32 is tight.

SorrelForbes Mon 19-Nov-12 22:27:38

I agree SC, the Freya SPorts bra must be off as I'm still wearing my old 34DD (I know, I know) and it's actually pretty tight on the second hooks! I think I will treat myself to a 33FF in the new year though!

JollyJock Tue 20-Nov-12 06:58:02

My impact free sports bra is a 32 same as my other bras but is much more difficult to fasten. I did consider a 34.

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