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Bra Size Experts needed urgently please!

(14 Posts)
IlanaK Wed 04-Jul-07 09:52:14

I am going to the Rigby and Pellar sale tomorow. I was measured there a couple of weeks ago at a 38E. I am starting Weight Watchers tomorow and want to buy some bras in the next size down while the sale is on. So, I want to get a 36 (in the same brand as what I have so I know the sizing is consistant) but I don't know what cup szie to get. Do I get an E, or go down to a D.

Does anyone know????

MrsBadger Wed 04-Jul-07 10:06:46

you are going to the top bra shop in the known universe - ask them!

MrsBadger Wed 04-Jul-07 10:08:10

(Nb is more likely you'll go up a cup size if you lose weight off your ribcage but not off your norks)

Cappuccino Wed 04-Jul-07 10:09:02

oh this would be just a big fat guess surely

who is to know how many cup sizes or chest sizes you would go down

this could be an expensive mistake even if there is a sale on

Beetroot Wed 04-Jul-07 10:09:21

I don't think you will be Able to buy bras for when you lose weight. As you really don't know what willl ha[pen/ Just buy pne for now and go back when you feel you need to.

nailpolish Wed 04-Jul-07 10:09:35

id get a 36F

Rigby and Pellar got terrible reviews recently - apparently they have been 'rumbled' that they survive on reputation alone

Bravissimo is far far far better (for advice and sizing, others like Rigby possibly have better choice)

hoxtonchick Wed 04-Jul-07 10:09:56

i agree, buy what fits you now & go again when you've lost weight (bravissimo is cheaper than r&p).

chevre Wed 04-Jul-07 10:10:40

i lost 2 3/4 stone over the past year. i went from a 34 dd/34 d to a 30 d. basically the boob 'radius' stayed the same, my back shrank.

now for the sad bit. despite having the same cup size they are deflated so there tends to be alot of flappage at teh top if i get the wrong bra.

basically i don't think you can slim into bra's. get a couple of nice bra's that fit you now (on the very outside hook) and then get refitted when you lose weight. good luck.

Cappuccino Wed 04-Jul-07 10:34:21

yes I too have lost weight

and bizarrely even though I was this weight a few years ago I couldn't get into my old bras

turns out I was a cup size bigger which makes no sense but there you go

you can't guess, you just can't

SueW Wed 04-Jul-07 10:36:25

I agree you need to buy for now. And plan another trip - or one to Bravissimo - at January sale time.

I lost 2.5 stone at the end of last year and went from 38 to 36 without changing cup size at all.

chevre Wed 04-Jul-07 10:39:59

bloody bras! i have been every size known to mankind and some i didn't even know existed.

IlanaK Wed 04-Jul-07 12:03:30

Thanks everyone. I really would like to get a size down in preparation, but it certainly sounds like it will be tricky!

Birdly Wed 04-Jul-07 15:11:44

We should organise a bra swap. I too have bras is about 6 different sizes sitting in my drawers (so to speak).
Am off to Bravissimo for measuring in a couple of weeks - everyone says they're fab! Can't be worse than John Lewis, that's for sure!

wheezie Wed 04-Jul-07 18:14:38

MOst definitely go to bravissimo. If i go to debenhams or marks and spencer i am told i am a 36F or 34E. then after i buy the wrong bra i discover my boobs are falling out and the back is too big. At bravissimo i am a 32 GG and the bras fit perfectly.

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