The Wrong BRA?

@dramaqn (1990)
United States
January 7, 2008 3:26pm CST
What size bra do you or your better half wear? Is it the right size? I've heard so many times that women wear the wrong size bra. I know I probably do. Unfortunately, they don't make my size (the number part not the cup, I'm only a B, a PROUD B). Everything measured on me in numbers is a half, and only rings and shoes come in half sizes. So, bra's come in even numbers, and the numbers are whole. My number is not only an odd number but it's a half. I heard rumors that now they make half sizes, but they probably cost $40 a piece. I'm not spending that much on a bra. All I know is, it's pretty sad when a gay man and/or drag queen knows about how to buy and wear a bra properly and us women are so clueless. So, what do you think about your bra?
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I try to measure myself or with hubbys help once a year like I am suppose to. I am finding out the key is more to replace bras more often more than anything else. I have read every 100 washes you are suppose to throw a bra out, but I can't really afford that. I try to replaces at least 2 bras every 6 months. I think some places make custom bras, if they fit correctly, I would spend $40 on that.
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
8 Jan 08
You don't have to spend that much on the bra. Go to a better department store or a Victoria's Secret and get help with a fitting. The sales woman should be able to point you to the styles that best work with your shape after determining the right size.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Even going to a department store or especially victoria's secret you spend and easy $40; I usually spent $20 or less on a bra. I have a line that fits me well at target, but I do have to replace my bras when they start to get worn out or they shrink.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I guess if you wear bras frequently and have a nice rack, than it's worth the $40. I personally don't care for bra's that much. I guess if I was a guy, I'd wear boxers...you know for the freedom. Thank you for your response.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Mine always came out to an odd number and a half cup size except of course they don't exactly make B and a half or c and a half...luckily, depending on how you look at it, I'm still nursing. I may not have very stylish or attractive ones but I"m a good solid whole letter and even number for now. I kind of miss my B and a half's when I find my self falling out of a shirt I used to be able to wear but I'll enjoy my evenness while I can.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Foxy, there is a brand of bra - I think by hanes - that has half sizes. Target carries the line of bras, you probably could find them in wal-mart as well.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I haven't seen them at wal-mart. But I will look for them, because sometimes I wear a bra, and would like to wear the correct bra. Thank you both above me for responding, it's greatly appreciated.
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@shymurl (2768)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I have a hard time finding a bra that fits perfectly. I'm a big B sometimes a C. I have one bra thats 38 and i fluctuate between the second and third row of hooks. I can never keep the straps up on that one. Then I have a 36 bra that i'm on the first row of hooks. both are uncomfortable.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Oh my, you are having a hard time. You should go to a wedding dress shop or seamstress and ask to be measured. This is how I found out my correct size. When I had to get fitted for a bridesmaid dress.
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• United States
18 Jan 08
I've been measured about 6 times. I'm a 38F/DDD.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Oh my, that sounds big. Do you have back problems? Don't mean to be rude, but are they a gift from God? Why were you measured 6 times? You must spend a fortune on bra's. Are you happy with that size? I only ask because I have some friends who are busty, and a few of them say they would rather be smaller. Well, thank you for responding I greatly appreciate it.
• United States
23 Jan 08
I do have back problems, but I've been having joint problems since I was 8. I don't believe in god nor do I think my chest is a "gift", it just is what it is. I've been measured so many times because about 3 years ago I was a 36C and I gained weight due to a doctor with-holding medication that I needed and my bras stopped fitting. Then once I gained the weight, it started re-appropriating itself overtime and I'm now an F. I would prefer they were a bit smaller just because my range of motion in my arms is greatly diminished since they're so big. Other than that, they don't really affect me either way, good or bad.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Wow! Well, I thank you for sharing your story. It's sad about what happened with your medication. I hope all is well now. Wow, I couldn't possibly imagine the cost you must have for the price of one bra. Well, I'm glad that you are content with what you have.
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
16 Jan 08
The half sizes are great. :) I got one at Walmart petty much the same price as the other ones and I think they have them at Target too. I did finally get fitted for a bra at Dillards and I am NOT a half size. Do yourself a favor and get fitted. You don't have to buy a bra just because they measure you. ;)
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• United States
16 Jan 08
Sorry I just realized you all ready had been fitted. You can ignore that last comment.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
17 Jan 08
No problem. That information could be helpful to someone else. Thank you for responding.
@vera5d (4007)
• United States
18 Jan 08
i was one of those tree hugging don't shave my legs wear a bra types for a long time :) i wouldn't wear a bra at all except i'm currently nursing and i need a way to keep milk from leaking all over the place...this is the longest i ever wore a bra in my life - almost 5 months!! i know when i am done i will probably not wear one again. my mom threatens i will be saggy when i am older, but i don't really think i'll be worrying about how i look at that point i'm sure. i probably do have the wrong size...it's comfortable. that's all that matters. i think i bought the majority of them for $6 at wal-mart. there's nothing wrong with being a B. i was one for a long time, now i'm barely squeezing in a C while i'm nursing. you can wear a lot more clothes in a B. i don't know if mine will ever go back or not, but either way, i won't be stressing it!
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Oh yes, I definitely know that feeling oh too well. I nursed 6 children, my youngest is 8 months. And I myself don't really care for bras. I usually only wear one if I'm going to church or a special function and I want to look presentable. I was a tomboy myself growing up, so trust me I can relate. And if we nursing mothers didn't wear those bras, we'd ruin a lot of clothes and be soaked all day...lol. Thank you for responding, I truly appreciate it.
• United States
18 Jan 08
Honestly since Mother Nature did not endow me with a chest larger than A (very small indeed), I normally go without one even though I know all about gravity (I am 41 you know) and don't seem to have much of a problem with or without the uplift . . . so I geuss I am one of the luckier ones ? naw ! sharing the light and happy new year, Miss Erica Hidvegi, the Enlightenment_Advisor, B.A. Psych/M.A. Transpersonal Studies- Cnslng/Author, Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Freelance extraordinaire Congrats reaching 500 btw . . .