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PostSubject: Getting measured for a bra   Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:41 pm

I have no idea whether this is under the right section but I felt I had to share this with you guys.


Last week I went to La Senza to finally get myself measured for a bra. My size that i've always been wearing (32C) wasn't fitting properly. I go in and find out.....I'm a 30DD!! Woot. I bought one right away and seriously girls, it makes a HUGE difference having a bra that fits you properly. I could feel the difference straight away with the support and and having a bra that fits made my boobs look awesome. The girl that measured me was totally professional and it was a kick ass experience.


Basically I'm doing this post to advise everyone to get themselves measured professionally if they haven't already and to ask out of all the girls on this site who actually has been measured?

(And I maybe wanted to brag just a teeny bit Razz)
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:52 pm

Yeah... I should measure... but I'm scurred too! :C
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:14 pm

I measure myself and I'm a 32 J. Can't afford a bra right now because the ones in my size are too expensive. So I'm stuck in my 34 G.

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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:46 pm

fuck me...
I'm wearing 36 D's, but I feel way uncomfy in them.
idk.
I need to start buying better bras, but sweet jesus, why are they so expensive?! : (
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:49 pm

I've never been measured, but measurements I've done myself say I'm a 34B, but I usually wear a 34A and there's still some gappage :/
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:40 am

I know it's expensive (esp for the bigger girls) but it makes such a big difference rather than trying to stuff them into cups too small Sad Consider it an investment.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:35 pm

Truth.
I do understand that, but it's just so hard for me to want to spend money like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:55 pm

kaylalane wrote:
I've never been measured, but measurements I've done myself say I'm a 34B, but I usually wear a 34A and there's still some gappage :/


Ergh I have a similar problem.
When I've tried to measure myself my back is a 34 and the cup is apparently so small it's non existent on the scale!
In reality I'm comfortable in a 32C (I haven't been measured but it seems to fit really well, the back isnt pulling up or anything) so I wouldn't go by the book.
Have you tried going down a back size and up a cup size or two? It might help with the gappage issues..?
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:42 pm

abercrombie wrote:
kaylalane wrote:
I've never been measured, but measurements I've done myself say I'm a 34B, but I usually wear a 34A and there's still some gappage :/


Ergh I have a similar problem.
When I've tried to measure myself my back is a 34 and the cup is apparently so small it's non existent on the scale!
In reality I'm comfortable in a 32C (I haven't been measured but it seems to fit really well, the back isnt pulling up or anything) so I wouldn't go by the book.
Have you tried going down a back size and up a cup size or two? It might help with the gappage issues..?

Yeah, I've tried 32Bs and whatnot, but it hasn't really worked. Maybe I should see about AA's.. but urg those are for little kid boobs! Haha
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:48 am

Haha Ruth!
You'd be surprised how many folk wear the completely wrong size!
I used to work for La Senza, I have a knack of guessing someones bra size first try..I've measured all my friends just by looking at them and they go get fitted and I'm right!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:47 pm

I got fitted once when I was 16, I think I was a 16DD then, but I've since lost a lot of weight (probably about 35kg or so)... A 12D seems to fit about 70% of the time, sometimes I'm a 14D or 12DD. It changes with every brand >=[ I should really go get fitted again.

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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:37 pm

gill, do they do measurements at le senza?
i'm curious to know what my boobs are.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:28 am

I really should go get measured, but it would have to be a cotton bra, which is hard to find. When I measure myself I'm a 34 DD, and it's so hard to find a cotton bra with support. Could I order one in cotton or something? confused2
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:50 pm

Yes, they do Alexa, and they're usually very good!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:20 pm

alright, great!
i'll do that on saturday and let you know how it does. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:42 am

THIS IS HOW YOU PROPERLY MEASURE YOURSELF FOR A BRA:

put on a bra. measure RIGHT UNDERNEATH the bra at your ribcage. if its an odd number, then add one to it (generally band sizes are even). this is your band size.

measure the FULLEST PART of your breasts. take that number, and subtract your band size from it. the number you get will tell you your bra size.

1=A 2=B 3=C 4=D 5=DD or E 6= DDD or F 7=G 8=H 9=I 10=J (and so on and so forth)

my band size is 31 (this is without rounding the band size), and the fullest part of my chest is 42 inches. 42 - 31 = 11, so my cup size is K.

reason I didn't round the band size before subtracting is because my bra has been squishing my boobies (its too small) so I figure I can get some more leeway with a K. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:21 am

Ugh, I've been meaning to measure for SO long...
but I'm scurred 'cos I think my boobs got small...
I've been a C-D most of my life,
and now that I lost all sorts of weight,
I'm sure I'm a B (and scurred of bein' an A, maybe),
and for some reason that pisses me off?
Like, I don't want to be told that my titties are smaller,
even though I KNOW they are because I'm half my old size!
BAawwww!!

Hahaha.
I'll suck it up and get measured soon,
as I don't like the way ANY of my bras fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:36 pm

As soon as you put on a bra that fits, it'll be worth it. I was in hysterics when I measured myself...like, "OH GOD WHY ME WHY ME"

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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:44 pm

Larlelar wrote:
Ugh, I've been meaning to measure for SO long...
but I'm scurred 'cos I think my boobs got small...
I've been a C-D most of my life,
and now that I lost all sorts of weight,
I'm sure I'm a B (and scurred of bein' an A, maybe),
and for some reason that pisses me off?
Like, I don't want to be told that my titties are smaller,
even though I KNOW they are because I'm half my old size!
BAawwww!!
That's a bit like why I get annoyed about it, because if I was measured and told I was a AA cup rather than an A it would feel terrible, even if I'm feeling okay with the size I am! And if I try on a B cup and it happens to fit me, I'm like "heyyyy" even though my breasts are just the same size. I'm silly. Maybe I should get measured though, I don't know if my bras fit right really.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting measured for a bra   Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:51 pm

Alexa Nightmare. wrote:
alright, great!
i'll do that on saturday and let you know how it does. Smile
i forgot i posted this.
but anyway, i got measured after and i'm a 34C, which is what i have been wearing since janurary, so we're good! :]
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