I have been reading bra threads with interest recently as I don't feel that mine fits all that well. I wear a 36B which I have always done, to be honest although my bras are so old they are loose. I am a size 14-16 depending on the make of clothes. I like tshirt bras as I think they make me look a bit bigger but they always seem to be loose at the top, even if my boobs start off in the right place, when I have leant down to put my bra on, they sort of sag down. When I measured using the guide on here, I measure 34 round my chest and 38 at the widest part. Am I right in thinking that would make me a 34C ?? There is no way that I could be a C seriously, I have very small boobs ?! What do any experts think ? Am going to look for a new one tomorrow.
34D actually. It's a starting point so don't get frightened by it, just try a few different styles in that size to start with to get an idea. It will feel very different, the current sagging is likely due to age and too big a band in the first place, the gaping probably due to the fact that moulded T-shirt bras are very difficult to fit properly, even in the correct size, as there's no flexibility. The band should feel very firm and lie flat across your back, no riding up.
Hi Sorry to jump to your thread elderflowergin but in have also recently been reading the bra threads and have literally just measured myself!! I'm getting 34 ribs and 45 round the boobs when i lean forward...! Currently wearing a 40F... No wonder I have flappy, saggy knockers!!! :S So given the measurements, are we saying 34I?! Surely not?!!! Or I am I translating wrong? Thank you in advance wise ladies! Sam
But Damson, surely a D is bigger boob, seriously mine are small ?! Maybe I should look at some other styles, I just like a smooth line under clothes and feel that lace type or non padded ones make me look flat !
Hi The problem is more that the part of the bra which should be flat against your ribs in the centre at the front is sitting in line with the front of the cups... Like one big oval boob rather than 2 separated boobs!! As if I'm wearing a boob tube style thing instead of a supportive bra!! If you see what I mean! So my boobs are snuggled up at the bottom of the cups, jostling each other and creating a cleavage I'm getting things lost inside!!! :S If I hoy my boobs up inside the bra the fit actually isn't too bad, so perhaps by getting the band size right and making a small adjustment to the cup I'll be fixed?!!
I find that the gore floating far away normally needs too big a band and too small a cup. If the band's right it might float a bit, but the band on a good bra is pretty solid so you're more likely to get quad boob if the band is closer to ok.