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ARGH! How do I work out my bra size?

(58 Posts)
DitaVonCheese Thu 06-Dec-12 15:35:32

I cannot find a reliable answer to this on the net. Under my bust is about 35 inches, over it is approx 38 inches. Apparently I should be in a size 40AA??? This seems laughably unlikely. Any suggestions?

SorrelForbes Sun 09-Dec-12 18:49:20

Clure. I am fairly confident you will find the 30B too big in the band and too small in the cup. Be brave, try a 28C and remember to scoop!

BTW my teenage niece who has little bumps of breasts wears a 28DD.

SorrelForbes Sun 09-Dec-12 18:51:38

Wewere try a 32F, a 32FF and a 34E. However I suspect the 32 back will be a better fit.

wewereherefirst Sun 09-Dec-12 18:52:13

Thanks dishwasher! E/F cups? <faints> I'll see what shops I can get to and try things on!
Just knowing I may find a fitting bra and possibly having big boobs has made me feel so much more body confident! smile

wewereherefirst Sun 09-Dec-12 18:54:08

And thanks too Sorrel! I'm in a 38C at the moment so Im well out on sizing!

SorrelForbes Sun 09-Dec-12 19:00:45

Good luck. Remember to be brave, get the back right and then keep going up though the cups. If the back fits when done up back to front and then becomes too tight once you put the bra on properly, the cups are too small!

Themobstersknife Tue 11-Dec-12 21:06:48

Can I just say that this thread is the single most useful thread I have ever read on mn! I measure similar to one of the other posters and, based on the advice on here, I realised the bra I was wearing was way out. I have now worked out my new size and it has transformed my figure! Thankyou!

DitaVonCheese Tue 11-Dec-12 23:00:49


SorrelForbes Tue 11-Dec-12 23:31:42

That's great to hear grin

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