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Could someone tell me dd's bra size please?

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sweetheart Sat 20-Jul-13 10:12:06

I've scanned the threads in the past but won't have time to re-read them today but I'd like to go and buy dd some more bras. Her measurements were 26" under and 30" over. While I was measuring her I checked myself and I measure 30.5" under and 34 over - 35 when leaning over. My boobs are quite "empty" on top if that makes sense.

Thanks very much for any help

OrangeLily Sat 20-Jul-13 10:21:41

Did she lean over before you took the measurements around!

sweetheart Sat 20-Jul-13 10:25:43

Yes, hers were the same standing straight and leaning over

EdwiniasRevenge Sat 20-Jul-13 10:28:23

Dd will be 26D which I thonk you will struggle to find. You may need a proper guru to come on and explain how to adjust a 28 band.

You will be 30DD.

Use both as a starting point. Don't forget to scoop

sweetheart Sat 20-Jul-13 10:31:29

I am very shocked by that, dd is only 13 her boobs are tiny, how can she be a D? Also my boobs are nat bites, I've always worn an A cup before, I don't think I could possibly fill a DD...?

GobblersKnob Sat 20-Jul-13 10:33:30

Your dd is around a 26D, you are very unlikely to find this in shops anywhere, you could try a 28C but again you would probably be looking online, as bras fit differently, they need to be tried on.

You are somewhere around a 30D/DD 32C/D again, you need to try on for fit.

GobblersKnob Sat 20-Jul-13 10:36:40

x-post, slow typist grin

It's because cup size is relative, we are conditioned to think a D/DD cup is HUGE, but it's really not unless it comes with a big back size.

I am a 30G, my boobs are not small, but they are by no means massive.

A 26G would be much much smaller, by contrast a 48C would be rather large.

missbopeep Sat 20-Jul-13 10:41:01

John Lewis do some small back bras- look online. But unlikely you would find a 26 anywhere- 28 maybe just.


If you go up a backsize then you come down a cup size- so she might fit into a 28C cup.

sparkle12mar08 Sat 20-Jul-13 10:46:29

There was a 28 bra recommended recently that was an extremely tight fit - someone said they could just fasten it around their own 26 inch torso. I'll try and find the post.

InMySpareTime Sat 20-Jul-13 10:49:11

It was me, an eBay find, £6! I'll dig out the link.

missbopeep Sat 20-Jul-13 10:49:33

If she is really tiny does she need a bra anyway- would a crop top vest or bra-like crop top not be enough until she grows a bit more?

sparkle12mar08 Sat 20-Jul-13 10:52:22

With a D cup even on a 26 rib, she still needs support. Growing breast tissue is very delicate and needs proper support, which is why a badly fitting underwire is a no-no, but a properly fitting one the best solution.

InMySpareTime Sat 20-Jul-13 11:01:26

28 bra comes up small
I have a 26 back and it's on the loosest hook. Goes up to G (which is what I have)

Velve Sat 20-Jul-13 11:09:15

M&S now do a 28 back and they're really quite tight so I know people who measure 26" have got on well with those.

A d cup on a 26 band is small, relatively. Cup size isn't absolute - not all D cups are the same.

Have a look at this picture which shows the difference in cup size as back size increases. There are many many women on the bra threads who have worn A cups and turned out to be DD ish.


Now unfortunately 26s aren't really made unless custom, which probably isn't worthwhile for a teen who will grow quickly. Unfortunately 28C is also as rare as rocking horse poo, but M&S do a few and there are reports that they are running small this season. Mimi Holiday/damaris also do some 28Cs which would have roughly the same cup volume as the 26D she really needs. If you need to adjust, you can either get a rixie clip (ebay) or simply remove the section with the clips, take a small amount of fabric out of the band and then reattach

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