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  • Does anybody else have trouble with bra fitting?

    I always do. I know the technical way is to measure the ribcage area right under your breasts and then add 4-5 inches to it, depending on whether the number comes out even or not. That becomes your band size.
    Then I know that you measure across the fullest part of your breasts and take that measurement and subtract it from your band size. If it's a 1 inch difference, it's an A cup, if it's a 2 inch difference, it's a B cup, so on and so forth.

    This is the method I've been hearing all the time, so please correct me if I am wrong.

    However whenever I do this, I always come out with a 34AA measurement and I can never fit into an AA cup. The best fit I can find is a 34B, but of course there is always gonna be a problem with the fit.

    I definitely hear a lot of criticism about this traditional and antiquated system, and I also hear that a lot of women wear the wrong bra size because they just can never find the perfect fit.

    Anyone else have any experience with it or any tips on finding the right bra?

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    • Thank you very much. I wasn't able to find a uniform bra size that applies to every brand(for example sometimes I'll fit into a B and sometimes a C), but that's what most women deal with. I was able to find a much more comfortable fit, however.

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      • I would tend to believe, like almost everything in women's fashion, that size, fit and feel vary from brand to brand, so unfortunately, you'll have to try them on before you buy.

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        • The ONLY bra to every work for me is the Le Mystere bra in the Dream Tisha model. Everything else just creates a uniboob on me....
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          • A short while ago whilst in London (UK) I visited the very well known lingerie outlet Rigby and Peller (apparently HM the Queen is a client) to be professionally bra fitted.

            I was somewhat surprised when my personal assistant looked and immediately told me I was wearing the wrong size bra!...to start with I should be a band size smaller and at least a cup size bigger!!

            Well, there are NO TAPE MEASURES used whatsoever, they simply take all the time in the world bringing you bras until dare I say, both you and them are entirely happy, I say them because they truly are so professional.

            In my case my assistant almost had it right first time as I actually need to go up two cup sizes.

            I have now come to the belief that the only way to make sure you have the correct size bra, is simply to try them all on, and to forget taking any measurements at all.

            Sadly for me at the moment I am experiencing breast related problems and have had to buy new bras almost monthly.
            Come what may count your blessings

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            • My problem is - if the cup fits, the rest of the bra is to tight ;/
              Can you send me an adress of that place Solitaire? Or can I just google it, and I will find it?

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              • hmmm If your very large chested like myself I have a larger size chest compared to the rest of me. I would recommend a good bra for you if you know your correct size of your cups and around size. I would recommend playtex scerets. It's a good name brand it's all i've ever worn since i was real young.
                Life's a dance you learn as you go

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                • Originally posted by sarahlee20 View Post
                  hmmm If your very large chested like myself I have a larger size chest compared to the rest of me. I would recommend a good bra for you if you know your correct size of your cups and around size. I would recommend playtex scerets. It's a good name brand it's all i've ever worn since i was real young.
                  It also goes up to 40 D DD etc although it is underwire bras so I am not sure if they make no underwire but just wanted to throw that out there. :0)
                  Life's a dance you learn as you go

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                  • Originally posted by TigersPrettyBunny View Post
                    The ONLY bra to every work for me is the Le Mystere bra in the Dream Tisha model. Everything else just creates a uniboob on me....
                    What is the uniboob?! I have small breasts so I always miss out on all the good boob anomalies

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