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Screw You, American Bra Companies.

A while ago, I started doing research into bra sizing and how to find one that fit me better. I got my boobs done a few years ago and it really did not occur to me that bra fitting would be an issue, since I had only ever chosen bras to make me look like I had boobs, not because they fit. Well, it turns out Western bra sizing, much like all ready-to-wear, does not cater to different shapes. My current ribcage measurement is 28, and my bust measurement is 37. The closet size I measure for in Western sizing is a 32 DD, but the cups often don’t fit, the band is loose, and my back hurts frequently. But after bumming around the internet, I ran across this adorable girl Brittany’s blog, Thin and Curvy. She has this problem, albeit by natural means, and decided to write a wonderfully informative blog about it. She has a very different measurement system, one which makes much more sense to me. She also has a lot to say about the standardizing of bra sizes, which everyone is shuffled whether they actually fit into those sizes or not. But the best thing of all is, she reviews and provides links for European bra companies that make bras in a larger selection of sizes. Using her measuring guide and recommendations, I ordered a few bras by Freya off of Ebay, for some very nice prices. ( like 13 to 20 bucks prices!) I ordered size 28 FF – my first one arrived today and yep, it fits great. No gapping at the center, it lies flat against my ribcage. The underwire fits all the way around and the band is a perfect close fit. And, its PRETTY!! It is the Nancy model.  Here is what it looks like: (not me in this pic 😉

So yeah, I’m pretty happy. I’m never going to settle for American fit bras again, and I won’t have to spend a ton of money to do it either.

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2 thoughts on “Screw You, American Bra Companies.

  1. I love Brittany’s blog. She is the reason I started blogging. I too have implants and found it very difficult to find bras that fit. I started wanting a 32D and with help from her blog and a few others tried a 30F and 28FF. I’ve had another surgery to repair a complication, and wear a different size now. Her blog has helped me so much! I always love to find other women who are augmented and hear that they have proper fitting bras!

    • Nice! Thank you for commenting, I don’t often get to talk with women who have had implants as well and it is nice to know I am not the only one with frustrations! I often wonder what other women do in this situation. I really love that all this information is available to us now via the internet, and that there are people like Brittany who devote time to helping and teaching other people.

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