2 06/05/2014 life Style & Beauty

Adventures In Bra-Fitting

Save for the months when my bosom was filled to bursting with milk for my babies, I have always been a small-chested girl.

large-and-in-charge

(This photo blows me away every time. My first baby was a couple weeks old and my boobs hung like anvils from my chest. Those postpartum days were CRAZY.)

All through high school I rocked my 32A bra and felt fine about it. My weight fluctuated a lot after that but I usually hovered around the 34B mark unless I was pregnant or nursing.

I had heard the fuss about how important it is to get a proper bra fitting but I thought that advice only really applied to the well-endowed ladies of the world: those who face battles like cup overflowage (totally a word), shoulder straps digging in, etc.

I thought I had it pretty figured out at 34B.

Well, it turns out that basically every woman in the world thinks she’s a 34B!

I finally bit the bullet and got fitted at a local lingerie shop and, to my complete and utter surprise, was told I am actually a 32B. Smaller band? Bigger boobs?! Wahoo!

I bought a couple bras in this new size, and maybe it’s all in my mind, but I feel more confident, better supported, and happier with my body proportions.

Have you been fitted for a bra before? Were you surprised by your actual size?

  • Julie

    i suddenly seem to be a c cup…i swear they’ve changed the cup sizes since my old b cups fit, too. vanity sizing maybe?

  • Kat Clarke Murray

    I’ve been getting fitted by the pros for years (mostly because boulder-holders in my size aren’t readily available in Wal-Mart or Target) and I agree with you 100%. Even though you usually have to shell out a sickening amount of cash for them (I’ve been known to drop $150 on a bra) getting a properly-fitted and well-made bra makes ALL the difference. I wouldn’t do it any other way.

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