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Bra interventionists needed!!

(20 Posts)
kelper Wed 08-Oct-14 23:20:13

Ok, I've been reading up on this, and curiosity has got the better of me, so here are my stats:
35" under my bust
44" when I lean over.
I'm currently in a 38c, is this right?
Thank you in advance smile

NitramAtTheKrap Wed 08-Oct-14 23:22:30

No. In no way right!

Try a 34g for starters, but also sizes round that.

SorrelForbes Wed 08-Oct-14 23:24:39

Try a 34G/GG and a 36FF/G for starters.

How does your 38C feel/fit? If you scoop whilst wearing it have you got overspill? Does the central gore sit flat? Is the band parallel to the floor? How far can you pull the band from your body?

kelper Wed 08-Oct-14 23:32:39

Oo thank you for replying so quickly!!
The band feels very tight tbh, the bit in the middle never sits flat, and bits of boob escape out of the bottom of the cup (and the top)
I will pop into town in the morning and try those sizes on; thank you for replying so quickly!

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 09-Oct-14 00:03:35

The band will be feeling tight because the cups are much too small - try it on back to front to see how the band feels in isolation

Gore not sitting flat and lots of escaping boob suggests you are in a bra several cups too small, so the sizes suggested don't sound crazy from the description.

Boob wouldn't be able to get out the bottom if the band size was right.

kelper Thu 09-Oct-14 06:47:16

The band always goes quite high at the back iyswim?
I'm quite looking forward to getting a new bra now smile

SorrelForbes Thu 09-Oct-14 06:50:58

The band rising up at the back is a sure sign that the band is too big.

SenatusPopulusqueRomanorum Thu 09-Oct-14 07:45:11

Enjoy your shopping! My first F-cup bra arrived yesterday - I spent 10 minutes looking at my breasts in the mirror. They look so good now! I might even go for a G-cup next time. (I used to think I was a D-cup)

SilverShadows Thu 09-Oct-14 08:17:42

Can someone double check mine please? I've lost a fair bit of weight this year and now I'm pretty much at target I'm going to do a mammoth underwear shop.
Used to wear (well still am really) a 36/38E

33 under, and 41 round the boobs when I lean over.
I make that a 32/34 F, is that right?

ilovepowerhoop Thu 09-Oct-14 08:26:23

32FF/G or 34F/FF I think

SilverShadows Thu 09-Oct-14 08:31:44

Thank you. I can't quite believe it!

Stupidhead Thu 09-Oct-14 08:44:51

Could I have some help please! I followed the measuring thing I found on another page. I was wearing a Primark (sorry but sooo comfy) 36D but had slight front spill. The measurements had me at a 34F! DP bless him bought me a tshirt wonder bra in 34E, it's really tight and I have severe armpit and top boobs now. I can't believe I could be an F.

I don't look all titty unless I have a padded one on and I'm quite tall and slim.

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 09-Oct-14 09:05:44

Stupidhead, if you have armpit and top boobs you probably need at least another two cup sizes, so I would try a FF and G. What were your measurements?

The band will be feeling too tight because the cups are too small.

Stupidhead Thu 09-Oct-14 09:25:06

33" and 39"
Help! I've just re measured praying the postman wouldn't ring the bell!

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 09-Oct-14 09:47:13

Was that a leaning, braless measure for the overbust? The overbust also shouldn't be pulled tight, only the underbust.

Stupidhead Thu 09-Oct-14 09:48:50

Yes, not too tight on overbust.

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 09-Oct-14 10:50:17

So your measurememnts would suggest 32E/F or 34E/DD. HOwever, it sounds like you are someone who needs a bigger cup size than they measure - at least in the wonderbra, from your description I would say it's 2-3 cup sizes too small. One cup too small is actually pretty subtle - normally a bit of armpit pudge or a bit of a bump when you breathe in. So I would suggest in that bra trying a 34FF/G and a 32G/GG to start with. It's easier to spot a bra which is too big in the cups than too small sometimes. And remember to scoop

Stupidhead Thu 09-Oct-14 10:54:19

Thanks so much. And I have to scoop after years of breastfeeding!
I shall buy a couple of Primark (cheap) bras and judge those for size smile

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 09-Oct-14 11:51:08

TBH, you might be better going to somewhere like Debenhams, John Lewis, House of Fraser etc and trying some better quality ones on. You'll notice a huge difference and get a more accurate idea of size. Watch out for the Debenhams Gorgeous range, it runs small in the band and sometimes the cup

Stupidhead Thu 09-Oct-14 11:52:28

Ok! I have been advised to go to Sadie the Bra Lady at Fenwicks, apparently she is infamous smile

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