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biscuitkumquat Fri 02-Sep-16 10:49:15

Hi, hope someone can help.

I'm desperately in need of new bras because my weight has fluctuated so much recently.

I'm 5'1", and 10 stone, I'm a 12/14 on the bottom, and a 14 on top.

I've measured my band size at 35, and my bust size at 41, which I think would make me at 36 DD, does that sound right?

I'm currently wearing a 38D, which is fine in the cups, but feels tight around the band.

dementedpixie Fri 02-Sep-16 13:02:59

I would try 34E and 34F and also 36DD and 36E

biscuitkumquat Fri 02-Sep-16 13:26:33

Great, thank you. I'll give them a go

CelticPromise Fri 02-Sep-16 13:30:55

Take the straps down in your 38 and then check the band. You shouldn't be able to pull it away from your body more than a couple of inches. Chances are the cups are slightly too small but you are feeling it in the band.

Namechangenurseryconcerns Fri 02-Sep-16 13:34:10

I was in debenhams recently having a mammoth bikini trying on session and the bra advisor in there seemed to be doing a great job from what I could overhear. Started out with the standard -measure around your bust etc size but then kept bringing different styles and sizes based on how they were fitting the clients.
She said it was almost pointless going by measurements as different brands are so different.
I think you need to dedicate a decent amount of time to trying plenty on and know what to look for-eg where the wire should sit, how far down your back the strap is etc. Preferably with someone who knows what they're doing.

Lweji Fri 02-Sep-16 13:42:50

How did you measure the bust size?

If you were standing up or wearing a bra, it may give an incorrect measurement.

Namechangenurseryconcerns is also right.

Do you know what a good fitting bra should look like?

If you haven't, check this:

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