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My Bra size.... Am I wearing the wrong bra?

(10 Posts)
EverSoCurious Mon 08-Apr-13 18:05:05

I suppose it's very common in women to wear too small a bra and mine is feeling a bit tight and is leaving a lot of red marks and there are bulges over the top of the bra ( and it is not a push up! )
Details = I am 26" underbust and 31" fullest ..
What do you think?
All help much appreciated ;) flowers

Sidge Mon 08-Apr-13 18:13:12

You should be wearing a 26DD, but as they are hard to get hold of try a 28C or D.

EverSoCurious Wed 10-Apr-13 11:26:51

Wow, I would never have thought that! I was wearing an awfully tight 30B... Thankyou.. will go shopping and tell you how it goes smile

handcream Wed 10-Apr-13 11:35:31

Go and get yourself measured at a dept store. I am a 30G! Most of us are wearing the wrong size. Figleaves good for unusual sizes.

SorrelForbes Wed 10-Apr-13 11:37:26

Do not go to M&S! If anyone measures you and then adds inches, run.

handcream Wed 10-Apr-13 11:55:04

I have found M&S complete rubbish at measuring. They wont have small sizes and you are much much better off in a dept store with lots of different ranges. For bigger sizes I do like Fantasie. My bra's are 30G and they were all in stock. The days of just having 34B have long gone.

SorrelForbes Wed 10-Apr-13 11:58:03

Sadly, many places still only stock (or make) bras that start at a 32 back. It's infuriating. Debenhams, JL and HoF are pretty good but I still don't find that they have a huge selection in my size (30GG) compared to say a 34D.

As for Top Shop, New Look et al, why do their bras start at a 32 or 34 when a huge number of their customers are size 6 or 8s and obviously need 28 backs (or smaller)? It's so annoying.

SorrelForbes Wed 10-Apr-13 11:59:04

EverSoCurious Have you visited the The Better Bra Campaign blog? Lots of good advice on measuring, fitting etc. Remember to scoop!

EverSoCurious Wed 10-Apr-13 12:26:17

That's where I got my (very badly fitting) bra from...
Yes, M&S were not very good!
I'll try figleaves as well as Debenhams, JL, HoF and i'll read the blog!
SF, you're right; all shops start 32,none start any lower and I'm a 28back.. Or a least I think I am.... The band size seems very tight to be a 28 but I'll go to the shops to get fitted .
Apparently John Lewis are good... Is this true?
Thanks for the help ;)

SorrelForbes Wed 10-Apr-13 14:01:57

JL are much, much better than they used to be but some fitters do insist on using the old-style inaccurate form of measuring.

If you measure 26 under bust then a 28 will be fine and probably a little large. If you try one on and it feels too tight then you almost certainly need to try a bigger cup. Make sure you try bras on back to front first to check the fit of the band, before sorting out the cups.

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