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Bra help

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by kalidarkone, May 15, 2012.

  1. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Breaking in my bra

    I have gone down a band size, but the bra measurement guide I have says that if you go down a band size you then go up a cup size:confused:

    Why? Can someone explain-is this really correct?
  2. spanglechick

    spanglechick Only bad witches are ugly... Are you a bad witch?

    it really is correct, yes. if it's only the band that is too big the you go down a back size and up a cup size. cup sizes are proportionate to the band size, rather than being a transferrable measure of volume.
  3. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady willy nilly

    Can I ask a question too?
    I have a bra which seems to fit well in the cups without overspill but it keeps riding up slightly on the back. What's going on man? I liked that bra but now it's a hassle as I have to keep adjust it, has my back gotten fatter without me realising?
  4. spanglechick

    spanglechick Only bad witches are ugly... Are you a bad witch?

    No. All bras have a limited lifespan. When you buy a new bra it should fit on the loosest fitting, so you can tighten it twice as it gets baggier. Once it's baggy and you can't tighten it any more, it's time for a new bra.

    However, if it is relatively new, you must have lost weight, not gained it. Or at least, your back is thinner. That's what riding up at the back means: too big, not too small.
  5. spanglechick

    spanglechick Only bad witches are ugly... Are you a bad witch?

  6. friedaweed

    friedaweed Doing teh Poznan!

    Bit early in the morning for me spangles :D
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  7. Shirl

    Shirl Three good things

    They should teach you about bra sizes at school. It's simple to understand when you know but nobody seems to bother telling girls about it.:(
  8. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Breaking in my bra

    Im going to the bra shop tommorow!
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  9. Greebo

    Greebo Czekałam na Ciebie

    I hope you find something which you like in your size. :)
  10. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Breaking in my bra

    Thanks Im desperate for a proper fitting bra!
  11. dessiato

    dessiato Galatians 6:10

    Without pictures this thread has no interest.
  12. Greebo

    Greebo Czekałam na Ciebie

    Don't let me stop you posting one of yourself in a bra, dessi. :p
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  13. dessiato

    dessiato Galatians 6:10

    I don't have one. (I feel inclined to add "yet" to that sentence.)
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  14. UrbaneFox

    UrbaneFox My paws are killing me in these brogues

    Is there an equation that can explain this? I am unlikely ever to need to use it but it may be applicable in other areas of life, eg, reducing the amount of butter or flour a recipe requires if you are adding ground almonds or dried fruit.
  15. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

  16. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

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  17. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    That's what I thought.
    And no matter what it says, it does not look at all supportive for the bigger busted lady.
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  18. weepiper

    weepiper eb slootly non verbal

  19. Greebo

    Greebo Czekałam na Ciebie

    Agreed. I don't care how many colours it comes in, that one may be underwear but it's not lingerie.
  20. Greebo

    Greebo Czekałam na Ciebie

    Didn't look like it'd be much use (for shape definition) below a C cup either.
  21. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    Because on tv they say it's wonderful.
  22. weepiper

    weepiper eb slootly non verbal

    'they' being the people that want you to buy it? :hmm:
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  23. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    They look so happy and pleased. I cant argue with that.
  24. Greebo

    Greebo Czekałam na Ciebie

    Yes you can. Pay me enough and I can look happy and pleased. :p
  25. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    Aww, I love bras like that. :oops: Admittedly they probably don't class as lingerie but I'm not wildly bothered by shape definition. :( Flashing any cleavage is a bit of a faux pas in China so those sort of bras are perfect for wearing under strappy tops and still staying within the boundaries of acceptable dress. :)

    I fully accept that if you struggle to get pretty bras at the best of times then that bra is probably adding insult to injury though!
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  26. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    Just bought a fab bandeau bra - masquerade brand. A 'Rhea' in antique ice.

    Feels like no tits. Going to order a load online.
  27. spanglechick

    spanglechick Only bad witches are ugly... Are you a bad witch?

    :(
  28. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    Looks like a boob job, feels like no tits for me....not for other people! :rolleyes:
  29. spanglechick

    spanglechick Only bad witches are ugly... Are you a bad witch?

    ahh - ok.
  30. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    Seems to be a shortage of those in my size. :mad: :facepalm: :sag:

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