Lack of smaller bra sizes?

pasdechat pasdechat
I don't generally shop for lingerie online because I like to try it on first, but I have to admit I'm impressed by the wide selection that EF carries, and I was thinking about buying my next bra here...

But I couldn't, because they don't carry my size, and it seems like they just don't carry much in the way of A or B cups at all. Maybe the problem is that the manufacturer just doesn't make smaller sizes, but I find this really frustrating. The only A size I've seen is a 32 A, which I can wear in a pinch (with some discomfort) but it's not ideal...I'm fairly tall, so I'm proportionally broader through the shoulders than a small-breasted woman of average height, and a 34A works better. They seem to have multiple band sizes for other cup sizes, so I feel a little left out.

I've read discussions (here and elsewhere) about the relative lack of lingerie for curvier women, and I definitely get what they're saying, but at the same time, I feel like those of us who are at the opposite end of the spectrum have a similar problem. I'm sure I'm overreacting (and to clarify, I'm not blaming EF in particular, just retailers in general), but to be honest, it makes me feel a little hurt...like these companies think that women with smaller breasts can't also be sexy and feminine. Does anyone else feel this way?
05/21/2012
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xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by pasdechat
I don't generally shop for lingerie online because I like to try it on first, but I have to admit I'm impressed by the wide selection that EF carries, and I was thinking about buying my next bra here...

But I couldn't, because they ... More
You're not over-reacting. In my experience coquette runs a little small. I'm a 32a and their 34 b push up still fit like a glove. I was very impressed!
05/21/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
You're not over-reacting. In my experience coquette runs a little small. I'm a 32a and their 34 b push up still fit like a glove. I was very impressed!
Interesting...I've occasionally bought a 32B bra, so maybe I'll have to give that a try...
05/21/2012
Miichan Miichan
I completely agree! I'm a 32 / 34 A myself and I always feel really upset when I'm looking at sexy lingerie. Everything always seems to be made for girls with bigger busts..:/ I wanted to buy some from here, but nothing I like will fit me..

Even tops sometimes don't fit me very well, because they sag on my chest since it's obvious that it was made for girls with bigger busts in mind.

I tend to shop at online Asian clothing stores. Since Asians are generally very small chested, almost everything is made for girls of my size and I personally really like their sense of style. Some Asian shops even have sexy lingerie that you could buy. Not to mention, my clothing is always unique and people ask me where I bought it a lot. So I would recommend this to girls with small chests. It's a bit pricier, but definitely worth it.
05/26/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
Quote:
Originally posted by Miichan
I completely agree! I'm a 32 / 34 A myself and I always feel really upset when I'm looking at sexy lingerie. Everything always seems to be made for girls with bigger busts..:/ I wanted to buy some from here, but nothing I like will fit ... More
I'm glad I'm not the only one who's noticed this (although I'm sorry that you've had the same problems)...

I've not noticed as much of a problem when it comes to clothes--shopping for tops/dresses is usually frustrating for different reasons, like the fact that skirts supposed to fall near the knee are basically miniskirts for me--but I may have to check out the stores you mentioned.
05/28/2012
Glinteye Glinteye
Haha, it seems like noone is having good luck with sizes
10/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
34-36 B and 32-34 A are the two most popular bra sizes outside of 36C, so they sell out fast. Even in a brick and mortar store I can't find bras in those sizes that are quality items.
10/15/2012
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