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Desperately seeking a bra intervention....please please

(11 Posts)
Feckinlego Sun 31-Jan-16 14:25:04

I was measured a few years ago in an independent store. 30dd. Perfect. Recently I've put on nearly a stone in weight and my bras are KILLING me. I've a 30e bra and its no better. I've a 32d bra and although it's more comfortable the straps fall down/ I can pull it away from my chest so I don't think that's right either. Going by previous threads, my measurements are 29-30 under bust and 36 when boobs are hanging down. I can't go get measured properly for a few weeks but I'll buy online if I know what sizes to get. Thanks, appreciate it!

hollinhurst84 Sun 31-Jan-16 14:50:42

What's up with the 30E? How do the cups fit? Measurements suggest 30E is about right, could be the bra style?

Lweji Sun 31-Jan-16 14:54:34

Maybe try going up a cup size on the 30?

Are you scooping?

Feckinlego Sun 31-Jan-16 14:55:38

The cups are a bit big but the band is too tight. It could be the style as I only have one bra in that size.

Feckinlego Sun 31-Jan-16 14:57:44

Yes scooping like a mad thing. It's the band on my ribs it digs in. By the end of the day I feel I xant breathe and wonder how I got it on at all that morning!

Lweji Sun 31-Jan-16 15:20:43

Maybe you do need the 32, but use the middle clasps.
They are there to compensate for the 2 inch difference between sizes.
If you don't have a fat layer then it may well dig in your ribs.
My size should be 28 but I find 30s more comfortable. I have a 28 I use but it's a strapless version, with detachable straps, and the band is wider, so it doesn't dig much.
Still, I prefer the 30.

Pastamancer Sun 31-Jan-16 15:28:40

If you put the bra on backwards how does the band feel? It could be the cups affecting it so you need to get the band right first.

Feckinlego Sun 31-Jan-16 15:49:15

I'll try it with the band on backwards and report back smile

Feckinlego Sun 31-Jan-16 16:02:22

Still a bit tight. So up to a 32 then? D?

Lweji Sun 31-Jan-16 16:05:17

I'd try DD at least, and both sizes up and down: D and E.

Feckinlego Sun 31-Jan-16 18:02:43

Ok great I'll order a few different sizes to try. Thanks for the advice!

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