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Old 01-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Ladies. Please be sure you are wearing a bra that fits. I just got over mastitis and thought I wore a 36c. Turns out I am a 34E. If I was in the right size this might have been avoided!

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Old 01-13-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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I second the proper sizing thing! I never got mastitis, but thought I was a 36/38DD for years. Turns out I'm actually a 32H. MUCH better fit and support with a properly sized bra, whether nursing or not! Get yourself fitted ladies!
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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Yep! Even during pregnancy.

And watch out for the advice of the fitters. Victoria's Secret, for instance, tells me I'm a DD but I'm an F or G. I think they just say I'm a DD because that's the biggest they carry, and they won't tell me that they can't sell me anything. I've also never had Motherhood size me correctly.

Fittings are great at most department stores, and Cacique (within Lane Bryant, often). You don't have to be "plus" size for the Cacique lingerie, they do have smaller band sizes. Unfortunately their selection of bigger cups has diminished. They don't have nursing bras but the plunge, I find, works well when you're not nursing a lot.

My fav is Nordstrom, even though its pricey. They don't have many styles though in the larger sizes, and some of the "cute" ones are just smaller bras with more hooks added (they aren't of a different proportion overall). The Anita bras they carry are, IMO, good.
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I went to nordies! I ended up with an Anita bra. Its comfy!
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I'm having a hard time trying to find a nursing bra that fits well. I'll have to try Nordstrom.
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Yep! Even during pregnancy.

And watch out for the advice of the fitters. Victoria's Secret, for instance, tells me I'm a DD but I'm an F or G. I think they just say I'm a DD because that's the biggest they carry, and they won't tell me that they can't sell me anything. I've also never had Motherhood size me correctly.

Fittings are great at most department stores, and Cacique (within Lane Bryant, often). You don't have to be "plus" size for the Cacique lingerie, they do have smaller band sizes. Unfortunately their selection of bigger cups has diminished. They don't have nursing bras but the plunge, I find, works well when you're not nursing a lot.

My fav is Nordstrom, even though its pricey. They don't have many styles though in the larger sizes, and some of the "cute" ones are just smaller bras with more hooks added (they aren't of a different proportion overall). The Anita bras they carry are, IMO, good.
I agree with your post so much! Victoria's Secret will adjust you to a much larger band size to fit you into their cup = sales. I went in thinking I was a 36F (or close) and was told I was a 42D, or something like that. It should've been a sign when she didn't say it out loud until after I watched the gears turn in her head!

Lane Bryant was wonderfully helpful in finding the right size! I have never worn a nursing bra, but the girls are easy to get out of the top on a Balconette.
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Re: Proper bra size

I absolutely support having a bra that fits. It makes your figure look better too. I love www.breakoutbras.com
Great website with lots of discounts and info about each bra.
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I absolutely support having a bra that fits. It makes your figure look better too. I love www.breakoutbras.com
Great website with lots of discounts and info about each bra.
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Nordstrom is fantastic for bra fittings. If you're larger, I wouldn't recommend Victoria's Secret. They told my mom she was a 34B. She is a D cup, almost a DD.
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Nordstrom is fantastic for bra fittings. If you're larger, I wouldn't recommend Victoria's Secret. They told my mom she was a 34B. She is a D cup, almost a DD.
I had no clue i was larger! I had been wearing a C cup...then they measure me at an E??? That seems huge but I don't look huge. But I agree Victoria's Secret should not be doing bra fittings
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