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02 September 2013 @ 05:19 pm
Breasts :)  
I've just cleaned out a part of my wardrobe and now I'm selling the still-good-stuff on ebay and throwing the not-good-anymore-stuff away. When I went through my bras I was like "did I actually ever wear these, they are tiny?!" and I remembered this link I found on tumblr on how to find your right bra size: Fairly Quick Guide to Proper Bra Fit and Measuring

"Even if you think your boobs and bras are fine, try it. It will make a big difference in comfort, support, and shape, even if you have small boobs or big boobs. A proper fitting bra can fix back, shoulder, and neck pain, along with breast soreness - and it can help you look 10lbs lighter, and your breasts a hell of a lot perkier."

Girls, this is a really, really good post. I've found my right bra size a couple of years ago (until I lost weight, but that's a different matter), but only after I spent like 10 years wearing wrong sizes. I mean, my breasts are not small, but they're not huge either and I remember feeling super ashamed that apparently I'm an E-cup. And they don't even sell them in a store or only the really ugly ones; I always have to order from the internet. And I'm not anywhere near porn star size. :)
nerakrosenerak_rose on September 2nd, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
i need to try this because i know the bras i've got don't fit me correctly and never have. >.< i'm pretty sure i need to be an AA cup but those dont exist anywhere except in the preteen departments but then the bandsize is so ridic tiny that i can't even close the fucking thing

Hollyhollys_tree on September 2nd, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Do it! It's not 100% always correct, but use it as a starting point and then just go into the shop and try the sizes "around it". XD

Most women wear a too small cup though. I love how that article describes that it cup size is relative to band size. So if someone is very slim, they can easily have a DD cup while someone bigger with the same breast size only needs a C cup.
nerakrosenerak_rose on September 3rd, 2013 08:18 am (UTC)
...this thing tells me i'm an E cup. i'm not an E cup. i'm nowhere NEAR an E cup.

i knew about the band size being relative to cup size before (i knew most of what said in that link except for how to find your true cup size with the inches thing). my band size is 80. if it's bigger it doesn't fit (slides around and all that) and if it's smaller i can't close it. 80 is what works for me, it sits the way it should do - it does all the things the link says. unfortunately for me, the cup sizes that go with that bandsize are too big for what i need. the A cup that comes with it is slightly too big; i need the A cup that goes with the 75 band size, but that bandsize is too small for me. >.< so logically i need an 80AA bra...i've thought about ordering one online, but i don't like not being able to try it on >.<
my bras only fit when i'm on my period, but at least they fit one week out of the month <.<

i'm just struggling to see how an 80E is supposed to fit me better than an 80A because those are HUGE. O.o in a i can fit my head inside that kind of huge O.o
ashindkashindk on September 3rd, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem. I usually end up buying size 75a and use those small extender thingies with the hooks and loops that they sell for something like 20kr for four at h&m to make it a little bigger.

Edited at 2013-09-03 09:03 pm (UTC)
nerakrosenerak_rose on September 4th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
i tried that once but it didn't really work out. :/ i actually just threw out my two 75A bras because i've given up on making them work for me. the 80A has a lot of spare space in the cup but it at least fits around me. *gives up on bras*