I was chatting to a mum from toddler group yesterday and somehow we got round to bra sizes (think we were moaning about post DC bodies!). I told her I'm a 36b and she was adament that I should go to Bravisimo because there is no way that I am. Before having DD I always wore 34c but have worn 36b since stopping breast feeding because I feel I have very little cup wise but am fatter. Would they laugh if I took my very unimpressive chest to Bravisimo? Are there any other places that are good for measuring? We only have debenhams and m and s here and in both I have had very uninterested staff say that my 36bs are ok.
I am size twelve, sometimes wear ten in shops like Monsoon that are generous! I'll get my tape measure but actually I think I'm 34, which will be really silly if I am and hadn't related it to being in the wrong bra size!
Bravissimo would NEVER laugh. They are lovely and professional. Why not go and see them - even though they don't use a tape measure they would give you an honest opinion re your current bra. I had a 34c (am size 10 usually) and ended up a 32dd which fits beautifully.
I actually tried to go to Bravisimo today but they were all outside because there had been some sort of leak and there were fumes, a very nice girl apologised and said do come back etc but I couldn't help but feel that they were all thinking HER need US?! We haven't got John Lewis but maybe if Bravisimo is no good I should try going somewhere that does.
I am confused now! I am 31 inches round my rib cage but about 35 round the fullest part. But I am wearing a padded bra so that must surely make a difference? Definately need to go and try again and get measured, I would be so happy if I could wear their stuff as there is a swimming costume I want, someone linked it on here and I was all I didn't have the cleavage for it.
Cup size on a 34c and 36 b are the same if that makes sense (so John Lewis told me) so if you go down a back measurement (most people need to) you also need to go up a cup size. I ahd always worn a 36B pre kids (and between them)Am now a 34D!!!! And I really do not ahve big boobs
Thanks for the link I had a quick look through and it does seem that my band size is too big I will try and get into town again tomorrow to get measured, I wonder if Bravisimo would measure me even if they can see I'm too small cup wise to wear thier stuff? The mum I spoke to kept saying she can see I'm not a 36 and that they will tell me without even measuring that I am in the wrong size. Thing is it seems sizes are different everywhere despite it being done in inches don't you think? Or maybe thats just about different styles of bra. I would love to go to a shop that just told me what size and style to wear then brought them to me to try I hate underwear shopping.
Omg I will be soooo happy if I am double d with any back size! I am quite small on top actually (very pear shaped I think as I am more 12-14 on trousers) so I think 36 probably is wrong. How exciting thanks everyone.
I will definately update the thread. PortAndLemon I hope you are right. Bit scared I'll be an A as compared to pre DD I have very little there. Will let you all know though, thank you! I love bravisimo stuff I'm always looking in the window and wishing! Bet ladies who are better endowed would hate me saying that though as its probably far easier to find underwear if you are flat chested like me.