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ANOTHER bea intervention thread!

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PresidentTwonk Tue 02-Dec-14 21:30:39

I'm wearing a 38D, the band is HUGER on me, the cups give me quad boobs and I'm nowhere near fitting them. I used the bra intervention thing and it put me as a 40G, I can believe the cup size as they're currently much too small but if a 38 band is huge on me how will going up to a 40 help? confused

RonaldMcDonald Tue 02-Dec-14 21:33:50

What dress size are you?

SorrelForbes Wed 03-Dec-14 09:03:28

It won't! Those with squidier torsos often need a small band than they measure. In addition, bands with more material will have more elastic and thus more stretch than a smaller band, relatively speaking IYSWIM?

What are your below bust and across bust measurements? 40/49?

If your 38D is giving you quad boob then you need to move up at least two cup sizes (and probably more). On a 36 band that would be a 36F. However, a 36F is designed for someone measuring around 36/43 so that probably isn't going to work. I'd suggest trying a 36G and work upwards from there. Don't be surprised if you need a GG or higher.

PresidentTwonk Wed 03-Dec-14 11:25:18

Thank you, yes measurements are 40/49. I'll try the 36G and see how it feels. Thanks smile

CFSKate Sat 06-Dec-14 10:41:20

Why your bra doesn't fit: Sizes used by lingerie industry are based on men's WWI uniform


TBH, take any daily mail bra sizing article with a bucket of salt. They had one the other day comparing different approaches where a woman had apparently decided she needed the same size following M&S advice as Bravissimo, then marked Bravissimo down because the bra from there, in the same size as the M&S one, felt too tight. Biggest load of bollocks ever. Funnily enough it was also 'discussing' ie advertising optifit

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