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Member # 32095
posted 07-06-2008 02:26 AM
Im having some bra problems.. not neccisarily just lately... but my entire life. My mom didnt ever, like care about me much so she never talked to me about this kind of stuff. she just randomly bought me like 7 bras over the years and thats all i had. My mom died in 05 and its just my dad, and naturally, he knows nothing about them, lol. At first i got the spagetti strap sports bras.. but then my boobs started falling out of those.. and it kinda like cut into the top of them so it looks really weird.. I cut the straps on them and made em shorter.. and that helped for a little while.. So the past few years Ive been getting tank-top-like sports bras.. (not the ones that cross) and So ive been getting size 42... I dont know if this is the size i need.. or even the right bra to be wearing!! I want support, nothing more. but lately, it seems like perhaps my boobs are "falling out" again.. I have to put up under them, and tuck my bra under or whatever.. it gets rather irritating and doesnt look very good, LOL.. So im wondering if i need a new size or something? Ive tried online bra measurement things.. My ribcage size is 42", bust is 50", top of bust is 44.5" http://www.runnersworld.com/bratool/ <- this place said i need 42FF in sports bras.. Well.. at walmart they just have numbers, not letters on them.. http://www.85b.org/bra_calc.php <- this place says 46DD.. but for regular bras. So if sports bras are what im wearing.. 42 should be the right size... right? The straps on these tank top ones feel like they could be shorter to fit better too... but i duno if itd fix the "falling out" part... Sorry, But i duno anything about bras, hahaha Other than I cant spent too much money on them, because we are poor.. 10$ for 3 pack at walmart is expensive enough >< thanks guys, for answers
Member # 35485
posted 07-06-2008 03:04 AM
Have you ever been measured in person? If you can make it to a department store, or a Victoria's Secret-type store, an employee will be happy to meaure you. And obviously, you don't have to drop $40+ on a bra there; once you know your measurements, you can start looking for your size at more reasonably priced places (although sometimes a good, super-comfortable bra can be worth the investment). Good luck!
Member # 33665
posted 07-06-2008 03:16 AM
This site has a pretty good way of measuring bra size. I've tried it myself and it came out the same or almost the same as when I get measured in person. But like SnailShells said, you can always go and get measured at Victoria Secret (they're super friendly there and very unshy) or a department store and you don't have to buy anything there. One place you might want to try for bras is Marshalls or TJMaxx or one of their affiliated stores. They often have the same stuff as at the department stores but for much lower prices.
Member # 36192
posted 07-06-2008 10:13 AM
You don't have to take your bra off to get measured at Victoria's secret either. Just your shirt. I was real nervous about that when I went for my first measuring.
At least, in my experience. I don't know if I had a wonky Victoria's or not. haha