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Bra size...... and best place to buy bigger bras

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inkpad Fri 25-Nov-16 19:53:29

Hi all,

Could anyone remind me of the best website to look at for checking bra size. And does anyone know the best shop to go to for bigger sizes?


thunderpunt Fri 25-Nov-16 19:55:19

For sizing I'd just stick with M&S or John Lewis. To buy try Bravissimo or Figleaves online

Fuzzypeggy Fri 25-Nov-16 19:57:05

No!! Don't get measured at marks and spencer. They are notorious for getting it wrong. John Lewis is better

dementedpixie Fri 25-Nov-16 19:57:51

Not M&S! Try bra guru for how to measure

Lweji Fri 25-Nov-16 20:01:16

Bravissimo if you have one nearby.

You can buy in M&S if you know how to measure. Don't ask the fitters.

Measure under bust. The measure in inches is your back size (more or less).
Then bend forward, without a bra on, and measure around the boobs. The difference in inches should give you the cup size, starting with A.

I think this is the site you are looking for:

everythingtoplayfor Fri 25-Nov-16 20:02:44

I'm 32FF, recommend Bravissimo every time. They measure and fit you properly and only specialise in larger sizes.

inkpad Fri 25-Nov-16 20:03:46

Thanks all, bought one that I thought was the right size online (amazon!) And it was far too big all round. Will have a look at the websites

inkpad Fri 25-Nov-16 20:06:26

Just looked, and yes, I've been doing the add 4inches thing. Bigger cup than I thought may be needed!

Lweji Fri 25-Nov-16 20:07:17

The problem is that different brands and different models fit differently.
You should try a few around the same size to decide which is best.
A pain in the shop, even worse if you have to order them all, but worth it in the end.

zzzzz Fri 25-Nov-16 20:09:44

Go to a Bravissimo, get properly fitted, buy two bras and then just order them on line when you want more.

threemoregoals Fri 25-Nov-16 20:17:26

I've been measured at bravissimo twice and both times they've insisted I'm at 30, which is so tight it gives me stitch. My ribs hurt when I wear them.

zzzzz Fri 25-Nov-16 20:25:13

I found them very good but amshock at the rib crushers! How did you get it on if it was that tight?

Lweji Fri 25-Nov-16 20:45:25

If you have very little fat around your ribs, like me, a slightly wider size may be better.
I'm 29 inches around the chest, and a 30 tends to be more comfortable, but still supportive enough, than a 28 (which is really tight).

chrispenrallt1 Sat 26-Nov-16 07:56:37

I went to an independent shop. The lady there had me try on several bras until we found the right size and style for me. Ladies it was a revelation to me.! The whole of my appearance changed quite dramatically. For years I have been wearing the wrong size, too embarrassed to get fitted properly. It's just over a year since I went there, now I only buy from her and she is the same price as debenhams. Can't recommend getting properly measured enough it has completely changed how I look and feel about myself . It's a lovely shop too.

MigGril Sat 26-Nov-16 08:40:16

Agree with zzzzz, I recently managed to get two lovely fantasie bra's in Debenham in there sales pain less fire both then I would have for one full price. You can really get bargains once you know your size in a make.

I always like to try on first though, so a shop or online store that does good returns is a must.

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