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Any be ladies about care to explain how bra intervention works?
Been bra shopping today and was a bloody disaster nothing seems to fit me right. Lady in shop measured me 38E but that didn't sit right either. I'm trying to find some nice wedding underwear and it's all going horribly wrong! Doesn't help I'm pretty sure one boob is a size bigger than the other.
Hello, sorry you're struggling but not surprised at all!
The intervention threads use this blog as a guide to finding an approximate starting size although depending on the shape and positioning of your breasts, it can vary.
Finding the right bra is like getting the perfect pair of jeans, you many have to try many styles until you find the one that suits your shape best.
There's also a page on the blog about managing asymmetry- virtually everyone has one boob bigger than the other and in varying degrees. If it's a small difference- less than a cup- it's usually best to fit to the larger breast to avoid bulging through tops.
Keep asking questions, there's always someone around happy to share solutions
Ok so I have measured and i measure 36 around my chest(I am very broad/with big shoulders) and 46 if I measure to the bigger boob, 45 if I measure to the smaller one. So that would make me a 36 G/GG which seems massive as I've been wearing a DD! The lady yesterday measured me a 38E but none of these really fitted and she kept bringing me really old fussy ones with a really full cup despite me explaining I wanted something for my wedding and that my dress had some cleavage involved. Feeling quite fed up now, wedding is 3 weeks away. Am going to London next weekend for husband to be's work do and could probably sneak in a few hours shopping can anyone recommend somewhere that might make bra shopping enjoyable?
Bravissimo are great and have lots of different styles. They measure by eye so may be a bit different to the intervention size but only usually by one or two cup sizes or one band, depending on the style of bra. Good luck!
Rigby and peller I have found are the only place that can measure me so the bras feel comfortable. They are also good at telling you what style will fit best. For example, I cannot wear balconette (is that what they're called?) bras as my boobs are too big/ the wrong shape.
Too late for the kids bit, luckily my boobs didn't actually really change during in pregnancy or breast feeding. Didn't get engorged once. Ok I think bravissimo would be a good start, want something nice but don't want to spend 100s.
I'd start with Bravissimo too. R&P are good but they're very expensive, and sometimes not as sharp on fitting actually. I suspect part of the reason she kept bringing you full cups is that they hide bad fitting better!
What shape is your wedding dress, maybe we can suggest some styles available in your likely size range?
Not easy to take it bra shopping as will be going to a hotel with husband to be this weekend and will only get the opportunity for a couple of hours shopping in London and don't really want to carry it round on the tube etc.
I tried on a 36 G in Tesco (yes I know rubbish bras but was just trying to see) and what a difference. All the flabby bits that stick out the sides gone and my boobs looked so different all be it slightly huge!
OK so I'm a 36 F/FF so I wasn't that far out with 38 DD/E but still wrong enough for them to be uncomfortable. So much better now.
The Lady in Bravissimo was lovely and so helpful with my awkward boobs (they are high set and wide). Managed to get 3 bras in there but not my wedding stuff. She sent me off to John Lewis as she said they had a good range and I did get something, it's red!