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Added August 01, 2013

When the Right Bra Size Still Isn’t Right

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Not my size. How to find the right bra size.


Okay, so you've figured out your bra size using all the rules for measurement and your bra still doesn't feel right. You either get the bunk-bed-boob syndrome (when the bra cuts into the breast, creating the appearance of an extra breast on top of each of your breasts) or your bra straps cut into your shoulders, or your boobs hang out of the bottom or sides of your bra, or something just doesn't feel right.


Bra sizes can sometimes vary a lot, depending on the type of bra you're wearing, and even the name brand of the bra. So the best thing to do is go into the dressing room (if possible, try not to go right before your period, when your breasts might be fuller) and try on a bunch of different ones. You might want to ask the salesperson to help you find a particular type of bra: Maybe you want to get a bra with a lot of support, or a minimizer bra.


Once you find a bra you like, you might want to jump around a little in the dressing room to see if the bra gives you the support you want, or lean forward in the mirror to see if the cups keep your breasts where you want them to be. It can also be helpful to see what the bra looks like under a T-shirt: Does the lace or any other decoration create weird bulges? Also, by adjusting the length of the straps and the hooks on the back of the bra, you can get a better fit.

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Posted August 25, 2014
I don't know about you, but this was really helpful!
Posted July 24, 2014
im a 34A, uneven, they're too small. I want to be either a B or C. And its hard to choose and buy a bra b'cuz of my unevenness. I hate this.
Posted July 15, 2013
i lovvvvvvvvvveeeeeee talking about this subject
Posted March 09, 2014
The measurement system has never worked for me. If I followed it I would be wearing 34AA. I am petite and have been since starting puberty. I'm 19 and through trial and error hae discovered my true size to be 32C. As this size usually isnt sold in retail (except Victoria's Secret) I have to settle for 34B, my "sister size".
Posted April 06, 2014
I'm a 34 large but they look supper small
Posted March 18, 2013
It really only depends on the type of bra. :P I usually wear a 34a Tho.. But im only 11 so ya
Posted September 22, 2012
I totally have this problem!! I only have 2 bras that fit right, and like 4 that I don't ever wear.
Posted August 16, 2012
@ Fieldhockeyxx17 do not worry nothing is wrong with you. the same thing is happening to me and i cant even fit into an AA only like the girls not adults bras that are on a smaller sizing system. I am 13 also and i wll be 14 soon. It might be genetic but i am sure ur boobs will grow dont worry
Posted May 30, 2012
My granny helped me feel better about having no bust. She took me bra shopping, and got me a few simple soft cups. I think I'm closer to my granny then I am to my mother. xD
Posted June 21, 2012
I'm a 34A in one of my bras but the rest don't fit me and well it kind of stinks!!!!
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