Oprah was right.
A huge majority of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and roommate/bridesmaid Liz and I discovered exactly how true this is today on a pretty elaborate shopping spree that has re-vamped my wardrobe very nicely. (Liz literally threw out half of my closet and forced me to buy new stuff!)
source (from google images)
But anyway, back to the bras.
So, Oprah's intervention (above) and other recent news has stressed that women should probably be down a band size and up a cup size from the bra they currently wear.
Liz and I both went into Nordstrom with ill-fitting bras today, ready for a fitting. Liz has recently lost weight, and was convinced she had gone down a cup size, while I had recently become aware that the fact that my bras tend to stick out funny and the lines show through my tee shirts probably meant that I needed another size as well. We were convinced that I, too, needed a smaller cup size. After trying on another roommate's bras, I decided that Victoria's Secret bras (especially in the size they have sized me as every time I've gone in there) do not fit me. So, Nordstrom it was. We had heard rumors about Victoria's not-so-great sizing procedures (from VS employees), and figured a new place would do the trick.
Um, it sure did something anyway.
Liz, who walked in trying to find a balance between 36C and 36D was sized as a 32DDD!
I have always been a 36B and was trying to face the facts and possibly go down a cup,
and I walked away purchasing two bras in size 34D which fit perfectly.
(granted, I was sized as a 34C and most of the ones I tried were C's, the brand I bought just fit better with the D cup)
I would never have imagined that I would ever wear a C cup, let alone a D.
So, why am I sharing this? Honestly, does the entire world wide web need to know my bra size? Well, no. But, once I got these bras that actually fit, I tried on clothes, and everything looked so good - not to mention it boosted my confidence immensely. So while my actual size doesn't matter, the experience does, and I really think every woman should re-evaluate and make sure she's wearing the right bra size. If you've only ever been sized at one place, and have any reason to doubt what you've been wearing, I highly suggest you go get a second opinion. It really does make a difference.
source: natalie dee
don't believe this comic; bra fittings are your friend.
oh, and this blog has some great insight on the subject. Now go and enjoy your newfound knowledge and get thee fitted.