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Very small boobs bra fitting help please

(11 Posts)
FairytaleOfSkegness Wed 04-Jan-17 22:37:45

Have recently come to the conclusion that I may be wearing the wrong size bra (32a)

I went to debenhams for a fitting today and was advised I was a 34a however almost every single bra the assistant brought for me to try on didn't fit properly (gaped, looked weird, ect)

I've measured myself using the bra guru's better bra guide and my measurements are dead on 30in for the band and 35in round my boobs if I'm bent over (like the guide says) or 34in if not.

My breasts are very small and very far apart (look like they've fallen out with each other grin blush ) so I want something that will push them up and together

Please can any of you bra geniuses help me work out what size I need and what styles would suit me?

chemicalCat Thu 05-Jan-17 08:43:55

There will probably be some "bra interventionists" along in a minute to tell you what those measurements mean.

I did mine and I was a 32B by the guide. However, I find the 34A "push-up" styles work best of me. Like you I have small-ish, widely-spaced boobs and this may explain it. I also find the "2-sizes bigger" ones work well at pushing them together.

I guess you should just try on a whole range - outside of the normal sizes and styles you have before - and find what works.

Littlelegs19 Thu 05-Jan-17 08:47:08

Can't help you with the sizes I'm afraid but I can fully recommend BOux Avenue. I'm an odd size- pre baby 28F (post baby 32E) and they are one of the few places that have all their styles in all sizes. I've tried many places over the year and swear by then and won't buy any where else.

Hope your boobs make up soon gringrin

dementedpixie Thu 05-Jan-17 08:48:29

Your measurements suggest a 30D/DD. Sounds like the assistant used the 'add 4 inches' method which will give a bra too big in the back and too small in the cup.

Cakescakescakes Thu 05-Jan-17 08:54:18

My boobs look tiny, wide set with big gap in between and I wear a 32 DD or 30E. The band needs to be really tight for support. I find a half cup style or balcony works best as it doesn't gape as much at the top. And you really need to lean forward and scoop everything from the sides into the bra. One of the bra ladies will hopefully come soon and give you some advice. This is by far the best fitting bra I've bought recently.

DailyFail1 Thu 05-Jan-17 08:54:29

Try on a 28 DD or 30D. I have wide spaced breasts too - find Primark's push yp bras the best at getting them together but not sure they're available in your band size.

InterchangeableEmma Thu 05-Jan-17 08:58:47

Yy you are a 30d / 30dd from your measurements. 32c / 32d could also be options if you have very little 'padding' on your rib cage (those with a lot can often need to size down in the band).

A d/dd is a small volume cup when it's on a small band.

InterchangeableEmma Thu 05-Jan-17 09:00:23

Oh yes. A 28 is also worth trying if you can find them. but I'd make it a 28 d / dd / e to try.

nannybeach Thu 05-Jan-17 09:06:03

30 inches that s your rib cage measurement, 35, round boobs, thats 5 inches bigger so you should be an E cup, ie, 1 inch= A etc. how can that be small boobs! I was 32F, found that DD fitted better, the big department stores always give you different sizings, to each othergo to a small independant "undie" shop, I always had to buy exepsnive bras because I couldnt get my size "off the peg", at present wearing a Primark 34DD which is a perfect fit.

dementedpixie Thu 05-Jan-17 09:18:04

5 inches bigger is DD not E

FairytaleOfSkegness Thu 05-Jan-17 16:03:19

Thanks everyone I shall go back tomorrow armed with your knowledge and try some bras on!

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