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    So I see sizes that make no sense to me. I learned that you take the under-boob measurement for the band and the number of inches above that goes 1=A, 2=B, 3-C cup, etc.

    Now I look at Clavin Klein for instance. This: http://www.calvinklein.com/shop/en/c...men-size-guide

    Begins to make some semblance of sense when I read this: http://www.ehow.com/how_6454672_meas...lein-bras.html
    Which resembles this: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fas...your-band-size

    This seems to be the most common? Add 5-4 inches to the band size and ignore the one letter per inch thing?

    I can only do the Victoria Secret way and spend more $20 more on a bra than I did on the last pair of jeans or shoes that I bought? https://www.victoriassecret.com/bras...o-measure-bras (closer to the way I learned?)

    What crazy person decided this makes sense and more important how does one know if they are a 30C, a 32B, or a 34AA??? I want to buy a bra. Why does this have to be so complicated? How do you find a good bra online for a budget?
    Last edited by Ana Dragule; 03-08-2015, 03:53 AM.
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  • #2
    The only for sure way to get your measurements is to go into a lingerie store and have one of the women there measure you. They'll do it for free. Not obligated to buy anything. Then you can come home and shop.

    Also at Victoria's Secret they have "sister sizes" for certain bras that don't come in certain other sizes. For example, I'm a 34A, but some bras don't have an A cup and I will comfortably fit in a 32B in those styles. So make sure to ask about that.

    Bras are complicated.

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    • #3
      The A,B,C,D thing, depends on how big your breasts are. you can be Skinny, and blessed with large breasts and need a 32 D or Fat and small breasted and need a 42 A. Kids are generally the AA sizes while generally Normal Sizes Run A, to DD (some can naturally be E or F) Pregnancy generally changes this unless you have something called Insufficient Glandular Tissue. Luckily Fashion Designers did the Bra Cup thing. I didn't.

      Note: Underwire and Sports Bras Always Buy one cup size and 2 inches size larger. It hurts when they pinch or rub in the wrong areas.

      You can also just go to wal-mart and try some on then take what fits home.
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      • #4
        What to do about loose shoulder straps?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
          What to do about loose shoulder straps?
          Safety pins.

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          • #6
            I wear Sports Bras.
            A I'm not embarrased to wear them. They even make one now fer Fancy dresses. B loose straps Problem solved.
            I own one well fitted strapless for special situations
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            • #7
              I wear sports bras like 90% of the time. I'm only going to work. It's not like I'm trying to impress anyone.

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              "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
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              • #8
                over here your bra size is your top size so 12,14,16,18 etc then cup size a,b,c, d, dd

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                • #9
                  I'll have to shop for a new bra very soon because of my weight loss, and I despise that! It's never easy to find one that works for me.
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                  • #10
                    It radically depends upon how wide they are and how they sit too. If you have good projection and not much sideboob, your cup size will be even more generally speaking. By measurements I should be a C. I ain't.
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                    • #11
                      Jerk I know you are reading this. Do not bring up projection or sideboob into our politics discussion.
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                      • #12
                        That's true!

                        ETA: that was in reference to Xena's first comment, not this one! Lol.
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                        • #13
                          He mentioned sideboob.
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                          • #14
                            Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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                            • #15
                              What did you expect from a jerk?

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