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OMG bra intervention! !!

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Rumours Tue 19-Aug-14 14:08:05

So ive seem loads of threads on this and decided to give it a go. Ive been wearing 38 E's, bit the intervention said I should be in 36 G's!! shock . So today I finally tried one on and after 'scooping' its true, 36 G it is. Norkasaurus!!!! shock shock

Rumours Tue 19-Aug-14 14:08:40

Sorry for typos, norks getting in the way wink

MangoBiscuit Tue 19-Aug-14 14:14:39


This was me a while back. Also now in a 36G, and getting much less upper back pain, even though heavy baby is much heavier! I have also invested in some Ewa Michalak bras, and the shape is amazing. It's meant I can wear some of the one-size-down tops I was keeping for when I finally managed to slim back down into them.

temporaryusername Tue 19-Aug-14 14:48:35

I tried to do it and I think I must have not measured correctly as it seemed to come out at 32G. There is no way I could be a G. I've never even worn an E. I don't want to be a 32 because the 34 I wear now feels tight!

beccajoh Tue 19-Aug-14 14:49:59

Your 34 is probably several cup sizes too small, which is why it feels tight. What cup size are you wearing?

beccajoh Tue 19-Aug-14 14:50:26

OP, I feel like I should congratulate you LOL!

QueenBean Tue 19-Aug-14 14:52:54

After reading a bra intervention thread I checked the "no nos" of your bra and mine tick all the classic boxes. I attribute this to losing some weight and being an m&s bra measurer when I was at uni (don't shoot!! I didn't know better!!)

How do I get bra intervention? Where do I go to start getting the proper help I need to battle this horrible condition?

regularrectangle Tue 19-Aug-14 14:56:20

I bra interventioned. I was in a 36D and came out as 32F. A 34E is actually the most comfortable, but I no longer want to tear my boobs off because my bra is so uncomfortable!

temporaryusername Tue 19-Aug-14 15:10:35

beccajoh I've actually just checked the labels of the two that I think fit (unlike the ones that are obviously wrong) and they are 36 not 34, C cup.
It is the band under the bust that feels tight, perhaps I'm just oversensitive to it. Could the wrong cup size be making the band feel tight?

My measuring tape may be complicating things - it has a medium size but cute mouse attached to it and the tape rolls back inside the mouse's tummy. I don't know if that could affect things.

OP you are an inspiration!

QueenBean, measure as described here and begin your journey to redemption...grin

Don't worry, everyone does silly things at uni, we'll call it a youthful indiscretion shall we wink

Temporary the cups can hugely influence how the band feels. Try it on back to front as this allows you to feel the band in isolation. If you can pull it more than a couple of inches away it's way too big

Nulliferous Tue 19-Aug-14 15:13:28

I love these threads.

It's so moving when women discover the thrill of a well-fitting bra. Something that is truly life changing. <surveys own 36Gs proudly>

Rumours Tue 19-Aug-14 15:24:48

See I dont need to lose weight (I do) I just needed the right bra.

temporaryusername Tue 19-Aug-14 15:58:02

Statistically- ah, interesting, I will try that!
Once I was measured in M and S and the measurer picked out a few which didn't fit once on, in various sizes. She concluded that something about me was just not a fit with any of their bras, she said they just weren't for me. confused I mean, the ones I wear now are from M and S and aren't so bad, but it was such a depressing experience being told that in the whole of M and S there was nothing that would fit me. Is it their actual bras or just the bra measuring that is problematic?

Their bras aren't great but their measuring is worse! I'm a 30HH,I mystery shopped them and they shoved me in a 36f. Ghastly!

Justgotosleepnow Tue 19-Aug-14 16:06:00

But could they not see the bra was 6 inches too big? Blimey

Boleh Tue 19-Aug-14 16:17:56

I was 'intervened' with by Bravissimo :-) went from a 36D to a 34F - took a while to get used to how tight the band was but looked infinitely better and stopped the back riding up and straps slipping off my shoulders.
I have manged to loose weight now and the moulded cups are hilariously empty! I think using those measurements I'm now a 32E or F but I'm not certain enough to order online and pay the postage in case they don't fit so counting down the days until I'm back in the UK and can buy bras that fit! Although with the amount of chocolate I've eaten today I might just expand back into the ones I have!

Boleh Tue 19-Aug-14 16:20:39

temporary the problem in M&S is the fitting. I got fitted in Bravissimo, bought one if their pricey bras (and awesome strappy tops) then trundled off to Debenhams with a rough idea of size and knowing how they should look and feel. I guess you could do the same going to M&S after being measured somewhere decent.

321zerobaby Tue 19-Aug-14 19:15:45

Boleh, you only have to pay postage once with Bravissmo. They will happily send out exchanges, no extra postage to pay.

QueenBean Tue 19-Aug-14 20:56:18

Thank you statistically, I will give it a go and report back!

Birdies Tue 19-Aug-14 21:04:29

Have to agree with the OP. It was statistically and someone else who confirmed which size I needed after I used the mn way of working it out. Went out, bought a bra in that exact size and it's perfect. My boobs don't wobble about or sag anymore. Hooray! And thank you!

Boleh Thu 21-Aug-14 01:10:21

321zerobaby thanks! If that's also true of overseas postage that could be life changing news! I'll have a hunt on their site :-)

beccajoh Thu 21-Aug-14 07:07:28

It's also worth giving them a call too. Their phone staff are pretty good at working out sizing too.

Oldraver Thu 21-Aug-14 11:07:35

I've been watching bra intervention threads for a while. Quite a few years ago I did tell a friend she needed a new bra as the one she had was riding up the back so much...she wasn't totally offended but I did feel I had overstepped the mark.

I recently saw a mother with her daughter, whose bra also looked about 3 band sizes too big and I soo wanted to say something. As a teen I had very badly fitting bras my dead aunts bras and I think this added to my saggy tits

Has anyone ever said anything ?

goodasitgets Thu 21-Aug-14 11:23:54

I intervened with someone I work out with at the gym. She was moaning about her sports bra, I grabbed the back and pulled it, it moved about 6 inches away from her body shock
I brought a tape measure to the next group session and did it as a "losing weight and changing shape you should get your bra refitted) wink
I wasn't as subtle with the first girl, I think my words were "wtf do you think THAT is going to do to support you?!"

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