are you sure you know your bra size?

are you sure you know your bra size?

aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
when was the last time you were fitted?

i heard some probably made-up statistic the other day, that something like 90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. take that with a grain of salt.

still, i was measured at victoria's secret the other day and found out that i'm a

B CUP!

holy fuck! the gal that was made SO much fun of in school for being flat as a board is a fucking B cup.

i had no idea how a bra was supposed to fit. like, apparently it's supposed to cover your entire boob or something. the whole thing. side boob and all. i just thought, my boobs are small. i'm an a-cup.

but NO!



are you sure you know your bra size? have you been fitted in the last six months? the gals at 'vicki's' say that's the only way to know...


so, are you sure?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
yes, i definitely know my bra size.
62  (58%)
nope, definitely do not know my bra size.
30  (28%)
i'm not sure! quick, google find me a victoria's secret to get measured at!
14  (13%)
Total votes: 106
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geliebt geliebt
I get fitted once in a while. It's been more than a year since the last time and I'm kinda ambivalent about it It's good to have at least one fitting to get a point of reference, though!
03/01/2012
underHim underHim
I have never been fitted so I try my best
03/01/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by geliebt
I get fitted once in a while. It's been more than a year since the last time and I'm kinda ambivalent about it It's good to have at least one fitting to get a point of reference, though!
yay, someone else who knows about boobs and fitting! i had no idea until i went to a victoria's secret the other day with a coworker who works there part-time. up until that day, i didn't even WEAR bras regularly, and hadn't since highschool.

seriously, knowing i'm a b-cup has kind of changed my life. i feel alot sexier. it's pretty stupid that something so insignificant and petty can do that, especially considering that plenty of folks probably find small tits sexier. but alas, i'm in america, where the big tit reigns supreme.

and my tits are 'BIGger' than i thought!

insert cheese face here.
03/01/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
ooh, look what i found!


How to measure and fit a bra in three easy steps


STEP 1: Measure for band size:

How to Measure Bra Band Size
Keeping the measuring tape parallel with the ground, measure around your bra directly under your bust after expelling all air from your lungs - you want this measurement to be as small as possible. Round all fractional measurements to the nearest whole number.

If the measurement is even, add 4"
If the measurement is odd, add 5"



STEP 2: Measure for cup size:

How to Measure Bra Cup Size
Standing straight, with your arms at your side, measure at the fullest part of your bust (while wearing a non-padded bra) making sure the measuring tape is parallel with the ground and not binding.
Round all fractional measurements to the nearest whole number.

Need help?
Expanded bra cup measuring instructions »


STEP 3: *Calculate your bra size:

Subtract your band measurement (step 1) from your cup measurement (step 2). Generally, for each inch in difference, the cup goes up by one size. See the cup size conversion chart here.

Example:
Step 1: 34" under measurement +4" = 38" band
Step 2: 40" over measurement
Step 3: 40" - 38" = 2" or Cup "B"
Your size would be 38B

If The Difference Is: Your Standard Cup Size Is:
0"-1/2" (1.3 cm) AA
1/2"- 1" (2.6 cm) A
2" (5.1 cm) B
3" (7.6 cm) C
4" (10.2 cm) D
5" (12.7 cm) DD * or E *
6" (15.2 cm) DDD * or F *
7" (17.8 cm) G *
8" (20.3 cm) H *
9" (22.9 cm) I *
10" (25.4 cm) J *

*Important Note: this measuring system tends to become less accurate as the cup sizes go above a D. Additionally, some manufacturers name larger cup sizes differently.

See "The Proper Bra Measuring Techniques for Plus-Size Women".
03/01/2012
All His All His
its smart to get remeasured every 6 months since it can change. Last time i went and got fitted for a bra i was shocked to find out i was an F cup, and here i thought i was a DD
03/01/2012
SeductivelyCute SeductivelyCute
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
ooh, look what i found!


How to measure and fit a bra in three easy steps


STEP 1: Measure for band size:

How to Measure Bra Band Size
Keeping the measuring tape parallel with the ground, measure around your bra directly ...
I was wearing the wrong size, then I got measured...I was like two sizes too small. I was shocked...lol Finally happy to be in the right size.
03/01/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I don't wear any (and when I do it is only for pleasure times, but then my few bras are all something I had tried on previously to see if they fit), so nope, I HAVE NO IDEA AT ALL!!!
03/01/2012
K101 K101
Hey, you can actually measure yourself. Some people feel better if they think it's a "pro", but you can do it yourself!

Yep, I know my exact size. That's not to say bras actually fit better than if I didn't since I have one A sized boob and one that's right at a C! What's that saying.. the best of both worlds? That's NOT always the case! Lol.
03/01/2012
Chirple Chirple
Eh, the VC/department store method works for SOME people, but it's not that great.

They have always gotten my size wrong, not even close to right. The whole "add a random number to get your band size" thing is the biggest culprit.

VC said I was a 34B. I'm actually a 30DD.

It doesn't make as much a difference for the smaller cup-sizes, but once you have something to "support", a too-small band is really not-good.

Bravissimo has good videos here. It's not about numbers, it's about fit and support.
03/01/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
Ya, I know my bra size because I get regularly measured. However, I barely ever wear bras, so it's not something I worry too much about.
03/01/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I do know my size, I didn't, but also got measured
03/01/2012
ellejay ellejay
I do. Unfortunately it's a tough size to find!
03/01/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by All His
its smart to get remeasured every 6 months since it can change. Last time i went and got fitted for a bra i was shocked to find out i was an F cup, and here i thought i was a DD
wow! see what i mean? boobies grow all stealth-like.
03/01/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by SeductivelyCute
I was wearing the wrong size, then I got measured...I was like two sizes too small. I was shocked...lol Finally happy to be in the right size.
i know what you mean! it feels good to be wearing the right cup size!
03/01/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I don't wear any (and when I do it is only for pleasure times, but then my few bras are all something I had tried on previously to see if they fit), so nope, I HAVE NO IDEA AT ALL!!!
ha, i was the exact same way till i started going through a breakup and hit up victoria's secret like a fucking ninja.
03/01/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
Eh, the VC/department store method works for SOME people, but it's not that great.

They have always gotten my size wrong, not even close to right. The whole "add a random number to get your band size" thing is the biggest ...
cool! thanks so much for sharing your experience! 34B and 30DD are SO different!

good to know.
03/01/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
I measure every couple months, so I know. I wish my boobs would ninja-sprout though...maybe I should stop paying attention to them, just so they have their chance.
03/02/2012
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
I know my bras don't fit but I'm not going to go out and buy new ones every time my weight changes.
03/03/2012
Hibangel Hibangel
I know my size right now, but that'll change since I'm losing weight.
03/03/2012
freda freda
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
when was the last time you were fitted?

i heard some probably made-up statistic the other day, that something like 90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. take that with a grain of salt.

still, i was measured at victoria's ...
yes
03/03/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
when was the last time you were fitted?

i heard some probably made-up statistic the other day, that something like 90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. take that with a grain of salt.

still, i was measured at victoria's ...
I got measured at Victoria's Secret, and they said I was a 34 C. I was literally falling out of the cup size of even the t-shirt bras, so I moved up to a D-cup, and I feel like my breasts still fill the bra. I spoke with a friend who worked at VS later, and she told me measurements help, but breasts are too different for measurements to be correct every time.
03/04/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by All His
its smart to get remeasured every 6 months since it can change. Last time i went and got fitted for a bra i was shocked to find out i was an F cup, and here i thought i was a DD
I cannot imagine! It's probably hard to find a bra that size.
03/04/2012
voenne voenne
I have been fitted at Victoria's several times, and it's never helped. I've started ignoring sizes and just trying anything on. :/
03/04/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I'm sure mine's right. I was measured more than six months ago, but I haven't changed.
03/04/2012
Lucky21 Lucky21
Speaking for my fiancee she definitely knows her bra size, and lest just say that is not only difficult to find bra's in her size but expensive as well.
03/04/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Ugh, bras drive me crazy! I feel like the style of bra, the padding, and the brand really change what fits me and what doesn't. I currently have a VS bra that's a 34D that fits, but I have one that's a 34C also from VS that fits like a dream.
03/04/2012
sweetcuppincakes sweetcuppincakes
I think I know, but a girlfriend of mine has been encouraging me to get measured at VS because she was and found out she'd been wearing the wrong size since college.
03/04/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
when was the last time you were fitted?

i heard some probably made-up statistic the other day, that something like 90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. take that with a grain of salt.

still, i was measured at victoria's ...
I think I know.
03/05/2012
tigertiger tigertiger
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
when was the last time you were fitted?

i heard some probably made-up statistic the other day, that something like 90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. take that with a grain of salt.

still, i was measured at victoria's ...
i wear whatever the hell i can find that seems to more or less work for me. i should probably be wearing an E cup or bigger but they don't sell any anywhere in my tiny town and i've never gotten around to buying them online
03/05/2012
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