I'd like to talk about my tits. And other people's tits. I'd like to start a Tit Thread.

(210 Posts)
KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 07-Mar-16 17:23:16

I bra intervened myself with the help of a MN thread from aaaages ago I found on google.

I've changed size shape, not loads, but enough for my bra to be tight. Had cup spillage, digging in around the back, all a fucking disaster.

I was uncomfortable, my back ached and my boobs were deeply miserable.

Current bras were pretty threadbare anyway and the knickers weren't much better. It all needs replacing.

Bought a new bra. Lovely. Fits beautifully. Ordered more. Found a company called Curvy Kate and am already a fan.

I am once again at peace with the world. Bras and boobs are now my new hobby.

However, whilst browsing online for bra advice I came across loads of sites saying the bra measurey ladies in shops just say anything to get you to buy stuff and catalogue/website models are nearly ALL wearing the wrong sizes in pictures.

Is this true?

Is there a conspiracy?

I'm fascinated!

jolie33 Mon 07-Mar-16 17:42:23

Haha, I just had to reply , love the title of this thread ! Made me chuckle, I wanna talk tits, bless ya.
Well , I think all shops have different sizes, I have no idea what is the right way to measure, I have smallish boobs & after 3 bouts of breastfeeding could use a little enchantment in the booby department.
I have prob always worn the wrong size, I measure 31 in on body & 36 around the boob, what am I , you tell me ?............ I usually wear a 34 c or a 32 d.
Good luck with your tit info quest !!

stumblymonkey Mon 07-Mar-16 17:46:05

When I was at uni I was a tit measurer as my part time job!

I can confirm that we didn't receive any kind of incentive for sales. In fact it's pretty rare to receive a sales incentive in a retail store so there is no motivation for them to sell you the wrong sized bra.

HTH

MargotLovedTom Mon 07-Mar-16 17:46:22

Let's talk about tits, baby wink. I went from a 38E to 34G after staging my own intervention. Yes, the cup fits better but the back fat....shock.

Wagglebees Mon 07-Mar-16 18:32:41

Let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the good tits and the bad tits, that may be...

The models on a lot of sites are definitely wearing the wrong sized bras. Way too small usually. There's also been an increase in using women who have had breast enhancement surgery, which is fine generally but when you're trying to find a large cup (ish. 28-30ff) bra, it's hard to judge fit when their boobs would be that shape without a bra.

stumblymonkey Mon 07-Mar-16 19:47:43

I definitely have to check out Curvy Kate though....hopefully they fit gigantic bosoms with world domination plans larger breasts?

InQuiteAPickle Mon 07-Mar-16 19:54:47

Thanks Op, a light bulb has just gone off in my head.

My back has been really aching me recently and I've been blaming my chair at work, so much so they've bought me a new one.

Although, I've put on a bit <ahem> of weight recently and all my bras are a little <cough cough cough> tight. I don't want to buy new ones as I want to lose weight and go back to how they were.

It's not my chair is it? It's my fucking BRA! sad blush

Maybe I do need to invest in some new ones.

msrisotto Mon 07-Mar-16 20:05:52

I'm sad because i've lost weight (yay!) but now my old favourite bras don't fit. sad Then they discontinued the style and the replacements don't fit. Boo. I hate bra shopping.

TipBoov Mon 07-Mar-16 20:07:52

I struggle so much with knowing what size I am, because I don't have must tissue on the underside of the breast.

I do need a bra intervention though, I keep meaning to sort it out!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 07-Mar-16 20:08:34

Yes, Curvy Kate do larger sizes. I'm an F and they've catered for me admirably. Pretty sure they go up to a JJ.

Also bought a few from George at ASDA but most of the larger sizes were minging. Got a few nice ones. Maybe worth a look.

bigkidsdidit Mon 07-Mar-16 20:10:51

The bra intervention was awful for me. I don't have much fat on my top half and since having children my ribs have never un-flared. The bra intervention size was agony. M and s measuring size is lovely smile so I suspect it is very personal

minipie Mon 07-Mar-16 20:12:15

Joining thread. I've just finished BF forever (2 DC, BF for a year each) and my boobs are a shadow of their fo

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 07-Mar-16 20:13:42

Love tits. Love my saggy swingy crepey bosoms.

I always buy my bras from the same store. It's a Canadian shop and they have different sizes there so I wouldn't even know where to begin over here. Oh hang on, that's not quite true. I went to Bravissmo once and the sales girl sold me a bra that was so tight I could barely breathe by the end of the day on the first day I wore it. God knows why I bought it in the first place!!!

Roseberrry Mon 07-Mar-16 20:14:14

I always get measured as a 34B, every single time. Yet my boobs are teeny weeny, you could almost mistake me for a man if you were squinting and a b cup is massive on me.

Tbh I only wear bras to make it look as if I actually have some boobage.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Mon 07-Mar-16 20:17:42

I had a voucher emailed to me from Triumph and dp thought I had 10% off a car! Probably the first man ever to be pissed off about boobs smile

ouryve Mon 07-Mar-16 20:21:29

All my favourite bras are curvy kate.

32GG. Last time I was this weight, pre-kids, I had M&S 38C!

For some reason, I never could stand wearing underwires, back then hmm

ouryve Mon 07-Mar-16 20:22:15

Roseberry - DH measures 34C!

UmbongoUnchained Mon 07-Mar-16 20:22:23

My tits are fantastic. 🍒

Peaceandloveeveryone Mon 07-Mar-16 20:22:24

I had a reduction in January and went to get measured in rigby & pellor, then triumph half an hour later in bluewater. The triumph shop was useless, the women asked me what I was before the reduction, I said a K size. So she brought me a K size confused. She said I was 40K, R&P said I am 34H or 36G dependent on bra.

Peaceandloveeveryone Mon 07-Mar-16 20:23:28

Curvy Kate didn't fit me very well.

stumblymonkey Mon 07-Mar-16 20:25:13

While we're talking about tits....I'm a 38GG.

I've not yet had DC as we're currently TTC #1, I'm planning to BF if I can. Can someone tell me what to expect to happen to my tits?

Talk to me people. What will they be like 'after'. I imagine some kind of post-apocalyptic state, am I right?

Roseberrry Mon 07-Mar-16 20:29:38

Oh god, even a man has bigger boobs than me!! I'm curious to know how he knows this though, did he go get measured at m&s?! grin

stumbly it totally depends on the woman, everyone is different. A good idea would be to look at what your mums boobs are like and what her mums boobs were like, most women tend to follow their mums body shape.
They probably won't be the same after feeding but it's so worth it if you can manage it.

Roseberrry Mon 07-Mar-16 20:31:04

In fact my sister has the same boobs as me and we both have 2 kids. She didn't breastfeed at all but I did with both of mine.
Saggy boobs must be in our genes.

BarefootAcrossHotLegoPieces Mon 07-Mar-16 20:31:57

Rose, if M&S measured you then you are in the wrong bra.

I predict your post intervention size to be a 30E.

What's your dress size?

OP, I love curvy Kate.

ouryve Mon 07-Mar-16 20:32:47

I measured him, roseberry. Partly to illustrate how ridiculous M&S measuring is on most people!

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