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The Right Size Bra

Postby Yogi » 31 Aug 2010, 10:55

Just in case anyone Googling "Bra Information" finds us, I thought I'd offer something actually related to bra information. The cited article explains in clear terms how to calculate the proper size bra. It takes two measurements and the difference between them to determine cup size. A handy table is included to look up corresponding cup sizes.

I was struck by the fact, being the male that I am, that bras apparently only come in even numbered band sizes, i.e., 34, 36, 38, etc. So, if your torso size is 35 inches you can only get a bra that is too small or one that is too big. Is that a problem, or do most of the women in the world wear the wrong sized bras?

I also learned that not all cup sizes are equal. A 'C' cup would not be the same on a 36 inch band as it would be on a 34 inch band. Apparently the cup size increases by one if the torso measurement decreases. So, a 36C equals a 34D, a 32DD and so on. I'm sorry, but my mind boggles at the thought of a 32DD. :mrgreen:

Anyway, it's a useful article but probably something all ladies know already. I'm just curious if you all actually go through the measuring bit, or just use a trial and error method?

HOW TO: http://www.strapless-bras-finder.com/bl ... Your-girls
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 01 Sep 2010, 17:50

To be honest Yogi - loads of women over here wear the wrong size of bra. They tend to choose ones which're too small, so that either they bulge out of the sides - or spilleth over the top! That might sound sort of attractive, but it's not. Someone walking round in a tight T-shirt, sporting four "boobs" looks very unpleasant.

One of the reasons they do this, is that measuring services aren't always free, and bras which're "made to fit" often work out a lot more expensive than "off the peg ones", so to speak.

A decent bra sells from anything from £40 upwards, and since you need at LEAST 2, it can work out at a very hefty price, so folk tend to buy packs of them, or of the cheaper variety. These might be alright for a while, but then lose their support, or wires pop up like radio aerials. By not properly supporting what nature gives you, women are doing themselvesd no favours in the long run.
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby kg » 06 Sep 2010, 16:40


Ice.Maiden wrote:To be honest Yogi - loads of women over here wear the wrong size of bra. They tend to choose ones which're too small, so that either they bulge out of the sides - or spilleth over the top!


I guess they could say, "my cup runneth over!" :lol:

Ice.Maiden wrote:That might sound sort of attractive, but it's not. Someone walking round in a tight T-shirt, sporting four "boobs" looks very unpleasant.


Sez you!

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Ice.Maiden wrote:...(they) then lose their support, or wires pop up like radio aerials.


You could always make them into art:

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Ice.Maiden wrote:By not properly supporting what nature gives you, women are doing themselvesd no favours in the long run.


The same can be said for men. There are times when we need "support", as well! Of course, since our supporters aren't "custom fit" that I know of, we don't have near the problem. I always get "X-Large," since when I get the right size I get side-glances and snickers from the other customers.

I've also learned not to ask if they come in "3X-Large." I've had more than one clerk look me right in the eye and say, "Yeah, right!" :roll:
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Sep 2010, 18:45

Ha ha ha!!!!!!!
And that woman.....are they real???? My...she's surely been blessed hasn't she!
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby kg » 08 Sep 2010, 15:04


Ice.Maiden wrote:My...she's surely been blessed hasn't she!


Yes, I'm sure she thinks so!

I'll bet every time she rubs her aching back, she thinks, "Oh Bless Me!!" :lol:
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 08 Sep 2010, 15:48

I'm sure you're right! Can't be much fun carrying those whoppers around all the time, but then again, if they're natural, maybe she doesn't have any trouble.
I have 2 or 3 friends who need rather large bras - one's a 42G - but they don't suffer from backache. Maybe, again, this is because they wear the right fitting bras, with wide straps for support.
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby pilvikki » 12 Sep 2010, 13:27


wide straps? you'd need a harness for those!

you can measure until you get tape-burn, but as long as the manufacturers can't make 2 of the same model/size the same, it's hit and miss.

i'm not your average size so i spend a friggin' day trying on a pile of them until i find one that doesn't ooze, pinch, bulge or distort. and it doesn't help that the girls are not the same size. :bleh:
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Sep 2010, 17:11

Awww, but Vikki hun - you CAN find a bra to fit. Shops which offer a personal bra-fitting service have an array of different sizes. We have shops over here that specialise in problem fits, so I'm sure that you get them over there.
Rigby & Peller in London, are renowned for their lovely bras and excellent fitting service. You can also have made-to-measure bras, which take about 6 weeks to be made. Their in-stock sizes go up to at least a 42H, and cost in the region of £65 - 72, but they're made to last.
They also sell mastectomy bras in pretty designs, either for left or right side, or for full mastectomies, and these are carefully measured to ensure a perfect yet secure fit.
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby kg » 13 Sep 2010, 14:28


pilvikki wrote:wide straps? you'd need a harness for those!


With buckles and saddle blankets! I wonder if they sell buggy whips as an accessory? :think:

Sorry...I'm having one of my manic episode today, and that comment brought mental images, the details of which I have revealed as much as I'm going to reveal! :lol:
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 13 Sep 2010, 16:34

No - we want MORE details!!! : )
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby pilvikki » 13 Sep 2010, 18:53


hush woman! it's glenn you're talking to!!! :doh:


42, eh?

:lmaof3:

i'm trying to shrink down to 42... ok, a bit less than that, actually...

i've been measured and measured, but still ended up stuffing the right side with a bunny ear. or 'cookie' as they're called here. and when i went to look for some more, the style has been discontinued,

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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 13 Sep 2010, 20:57

Guess they call those things chicken fillets over here - but remember, no one's body's symmetrical, so you're always going to be slightly different on one side. Some differences are more obvious than others though, although a tailor-made bra'd fix that problem.
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby pilvikki » 14 Sep 2010, 13:00


well, i'm having nothing tailor - or otherwise made until i lose that 25 lbs i've been bitchin' about for ever.

and that's final!

winter's coming, so i'd better hurry up, eh?

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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 14 Sep 2010, 13:46

Nah - just throw on a big fur coat hun. No one'll notice then. x
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby kg » 14 Sep 2010, 22:24


Guess they call those things chicken fillets over here...


Shhh! Don't let Lady Gaga hear that! She'll come up with a new fashion statement! :lol:
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby pilvikki » 14 Sep 2010, 23:55


chicken filets... i shudder at the thought... would they be cooked or raw?

lady gaga? i've not kept up with her warddrobe...
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby kg » 15 Sep 2010, 01:45


pilvikki wrote:chicken filets... i shudder at the thought... would they be cooked or raw?

lady gaga? i've not kept up with her warddrobe...


Oh, she's all over the news, what with her accepting her MTV VMA award for Video of the Year dressed in a meat dress (with matching meat hat!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99i2N1JWJTE

You want talk? Even Howard Stern called GG's meat dress Gross!! :lmao4:

The Who put out an album that would describe her wardrobe at the awards perfectly..."Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy"! :lmao1:

One thing I can tell you...if she donates that dress to the Salvation Army, I don't think I'd want to be the one to find it on the second-hand racks!

:shock: :doh: :thud:
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby pilvikki » 15 Sep 2010, 05:35


inverted filet mignon...

WTF was the point of that???

and truly, i never expected to agree with howard about anything, EVER!

so, was it really meat, or a reasonable facsimily?
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby Ice.Maiden » 15 Sep 2010, 14:43

I don't think her outfit'd been anywhere near a piece of meat, but made to look that way - for whatever obscure reason. I don't particularly like her anyway, and the constant change of daft fashion just screams "Look At Me!"
A friend of mine went to see her fairly recently, and said she's a minute little thing, who looks stupid more than cool, but it seems that she puts on a reasonable show.
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Re: The Right Size Bra

Postby pilvikki » 15 Sep 2010, 14:55


well, she's in a "look-at-me!" business...
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