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I suffer from quite bad back and neck pain, and after reading another thread decided to see if the problem was the bra size I was wearing (a 30G).
I've always hated my boobs, they're too big for my frame and completely unflattering. I'd say I'm a size 6/8 on the bottom, but am at least a size 12/14 on top due to them
So I measured underneath my bust - quite tight - and got between 26 and 27 inches... but it really was quite tight, so maybe a 28?
The widest part of my bust was 37, so around ten inches more.
So my questions What bra size does this translate to - How do I work it out? And would a change in bra size help me at all, I keep considering a breast reduction because I really do loath them, I've tried all sorts of diets in attempts to lose weight and to be frank carrying these things round 24/7 upsets me.
I'm sorry if this was a bit rambley, I hope someone can understand it enough to help :grin:
Can you get to a bravissimo shop? reason being different styles may or may not fit even though they are the same size - having a fitting might be really worthwhile even if it means a special trip - and if you can't do that maybe call them for advice and order a few and send the ones that don't fit back.
There are also at least three places that i know of where you can have a rigby and pellar fitting, Bluewater/London/Desborough.
Double wow. It would appear that I am a 30 E!!! For anyone who knew me in RL this would not seem possible. For the first time since I can remember I am wearing a bra that is comfortable, fits and looks fab.
Could I also be cheeky and post my measurements please?
I measure 28.5 inches under bust (tape pulled tight) and 33.5 bending down and measuring over fullest part of bust.
I also wondered if anyone could advise re suitable brands to order. I have lost a lot of bulk in the upper bust and my breasts are rather saggy post children and breast feeding. I'm a bit self conscious about this and sometimes wear padded bras for a bit of 'help'. I don't live anywhere near a Bravissimo so can't go there to get fitted. Is there anywhere else good or is it best to try online?
Try a 28DD and 28E to start with unless you are very slender (i.e. no padding on your ribs) in which case you may also want to try a 30C/D but I suspect the 28 will be fine.
John Lewis are generally ok for fitting if you have one.
Bra wise, if you have lost volume then bras with tall cups (like a lot of t shirt bras) will be difficult as even if they are the right size, they will gape at the top. You might get on better with a balconette style - something like the Cleo Juna or Maddie, that kind of shape.