Friday, 19 August 2011

Large Cup Size Bras



I went to Myer in Melbourne and got fitted with the right large cup size bra. I had lost some weight and I noticed my boobs were sagging so thought maybe I should be wearing a smaller sized bra.

I was originally wearing 12E but when I got fitted correctly my new size was 8G! I was incredibly unhappy about this and the fitter noticed and asked why. I told her it was because I was wondering where I was going to buy my bras from now!

I was already finding it incredibly difficult to try and find my last bra size which was a large cup size bra but now the new size would prove ridiculously difficult and expensive and I was right.

The bra she recommended which was a very pretty bra from Freya which I bought was $90!  I went to work and told some of my girlfriends as you do and one of them told me about Bravissimo!

I logged on straight away and found the exact bra from Myer on the website for half the price and that was the normal price! I was ecstatic. I have never seen such beautiful bras and am now addicted.

It has been about 1 year since I found out about Bravissimo and must have over 20 beautiful, colourful, pretty bras. No more kneeling down on my knees in the bra shops struggling to get the bra right at the back against the wall in revolting granny beige!

Oh Bravissimo, I love you so!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Bra Sizing - What is it all about!


It can be really tricky to find the right bra size when there are so many labels who use their own bra sizing.

In general the sizes between AA and DD are fairly standard but once you go above these sizes it all changes.

Some manufacturers will use the sizes DD but then they will continue to E, F, G, H, I, J, etc. Others will use DDD to represent an E and some will even go on to use E, EE, F, FF, G, GG, H, HH, etc. This can make purchasing a large-cup bra difficult.

The manufacturers in Europe will stick to the standard AA, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, which will avoid the confusion of sizes DD, DDD, E.

To try and provide a standard scale, 85b.org has adopted a simple cup-size scale based on what is believed to be closest to a universal standard.

When in doubt, go into a store and get fitted and follow the advice, then it is all trial and error, from there.
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