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I had my first ever bra fitting on Friday, was wearing a 32C and she put me at a 30F. So yesterday I went and bought some new underwear.
I've put one of my new bras on and I'm honestly just not sure if I'm wearing it right. Does that make sense?
I can't slouch in it, which I presume is a good thing, but I don't know if I'm meant to scoop a bit more or tighten/loosen the straps in any way. It's not uncomfortable really but it I can definitely feel it constantly. Should I put the hooks into the next row of loops?
What is the correct way to wear a proper fitting bra? I just can't help but feel I'm doing it wrong!
And given your size change I'm not surprised that you can feel it. Your old bra will have been quite a different shape, with different end points, pressure points, edges etc and it's bound to feel weird.
It's a bit like (and maybe this is just me), I have some lovely summery sandals and flip flops which fit me well and are comfy. But if I've been wearing wintery shoes/boots a lot then go on holiday and stick on a pair of toe post flip flops I will almost certainly get sore bits on my feet, just because I'm not used to them.
You should feel it, at least for now, as it will need to be fairly tight around the rib cage to support the Fs you have (I am a 30 but DD/E). Your older 32 would have felt much looser, but I doubt it would be giving you any support.
And at 32C to 30F. I know 32Cs on me spill a bit, I can't imagine how much yours were spilling!
Most D+ brand do up the strap thickness a bit. Although your Fs won't be that hefty a 38F will weigh a fair amount and most brands change their designs at certain cup sizes.
The reason for the three set of hooks is so that you can tighten it as the bra stretches with wear and washing. The only time you should put a new bra straight on the tightest hook is of you are pregnant and therefore likely to expand!