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Bra sizing (M&S) - is it any good - is it accurate?
The last (and actually only) time I had my boobs measured was when I was pg with DD.
They measured me as a 38A and yet I ended up coming home with bras that were a 38 or 36 D? I ended up with two old biddies discussing me as if I wasn't there - along the lines of 'isn't it odd?' and 'she's not measuring up as that' etc. They annoyed me because they talked about me as if I wasn't there and then their measurements were completely wrong.
Anyway have decided that I'm wearing completely the wrong size. Am currently a 34B. My bras tend to ride up at the back and with some of them my boobs tend to spill over (I get the dreaded Trinny & Susannah 4 boob thing going on !!!!) When I measure myself I am actually just a 36, but then my boobs don't even register a cup size! (and they haven't shrunk or grown considerably since I had the kids!).
So does anyone have a positive experience? Is it possible that my boobs are just weird? Has anyone had their boobs measured and completely disagreed with the size they were told?
ime all retail outlets are rubbish, one day i went to debenhams, M&S and La Senza who all measured me differently-in the end I made the very real effort of dragging myself uptp rigby and pellar in London (next door to harrods) and speanding a fortune on bras (about £200) but I came home with the most comfy and supportive bras I have ever owned that wash brilliantly dont loose their hold-I can even come downstairs now without getting blackeyes! They dont measure you there, just look at your boobs and back and then come back with a handful of bras that match your size needs as well as style needs.
I've always had my bra fittings there and I think they are really good, got my maternity bra's and beyond from M&S. You should be measured regularly especially when pregnant and afterwards, when you say since having dd how long ago was that
You'd be surprised! I have huge breasts, but a middling back size. For ages I wore a big back size because that's what the idiots in M&S told me. Then I went into a Bravissimo shop, and came out transormed! If it's riding up your back, it's too big. Try perhaps one back size down and one cup size up?
I have been frequently measured by M&S. They always measure me as rather small around and I don't like to be that tight so I go down a cup size and up a bust measurement.
But that said, you then have to try on the bras, as different bras, even though they are all M&S ones, fit differently. I have often ended up taking home 2 bras of different sizes, and that is with the staff advising me.
Agree with BBS - I went to a wee independent shop wearing a 36B (size i'd been wearing for years) and came out with a 32DD!! Never been so comfortable... M&S measurements might be okay for M&S bras but they seem to use a completely different system to everyone else! A good fitter will just look at you and bring a selection to try on. Riding up at the back and 4 cup syndrome definitely makes it sound like you need to go down a back size and up at least one cup size.
I went to John Lewis last week and was properly measured as I have lost quite a bit of weight. I was wearing a 36DD and it turned out I am 32E. I feel like I have had a boob job, it is totally amazing. A new bra can do wonders for you self esteem and I so wished I had gone there ages ago! I went to M&S when I was pregnant and had a very similar experience with two biddies discussing my boobs, they reckoned I was a B cup. This was totally ridiculous as I haven't been a B cup since I was 14, went to john Lewis and they measured me a 36F. How they could get it so wrong I really don't know.