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I always thought I was a 36/38 A/B but after deciding to invest in some new decent bra's as mine are all too tight or curling over I thought I would measure myself before splashing out. Well what a can of worms it has opened! I've been given sizes online from 36E to 38B to 40F so I'm more confused than ever. I know mumsnet has their own way of figuring out bra sizes and this is where I got the 36E from but that just doesn't seem right to me as I'm size 16 so my under boob area is bigger but my boobs are pretty small, so I'm wondering if I've done it wrong. Please help!
That makes me feel better then greyboot, thank you. But what I'm wary about is that my current 36B digs in quite badly which is making me think 36 must be wrong, guess I just need to get out there and try some bra's on.
* But what I'm wary about is that my current 36B digs in quite badly which is making me think 36 must be wrong*
Go bigger chest size then. Old bras lose their elasticity so an old 36 bra will be looser than a new one.
Nothing wrong in saying the MN "bra intervention" way is wrong for you. It's absolutely wrong for me. I wasted several months trying to get used to ridiculously tight and uncomfortae bras, convinced that it was style that was the problem, not smaller back size being the problem.
In the end I bought some bras in the traditional chest+4/5" way of measuring - for perfectly. In every style.
I am definitely a 46F and definarely not a 40/42 (42" actual measurement, but "squidgy") J/K.
In my view bra intervention is rubbish for larger sizes. Go back to the traditional method.
I've only recently found out about these sister sizes in bra's so I've not tried changing it up in that way although when I've tried bigger cups on in the past they've flooded my boobs and there's been massive gaping holes. Again, I think I just need to get out there and try lots on in different sizes.