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8/9/12 6:16 P

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MACANBEFIT, if you haven't already, you may want to try your 'swing size,' which is a 38B. As a bra band size goes up, the cup size also increases. Another thing to consider is that your sports bra should feel more snug than your lingerie bras. You should still be able to breathe comfortably though. If you want to try them on in person, you may want to try a smaller, specialty running store. They may be able to give you more personalized attention that you deserve!

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8/9/12 3:42 P

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MOVING_COMFORT, that you for your feedback. I will keep that in mind while trying on various sizes and brands of bras.

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8/9/12 3:17 P

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I'm no expert, but I remember when I was sized the girl that sized me said that if my band size went up the cup size would decrease. i.e. I could wear either a 36DDD or a 38DD (all depends on the brand). Was she wrong?

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8/9/12 2:52 P

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MACANBEFIT, if you haven't already, you may want to try your 'swing size,' which is a 38B. As a bra band size goes up, the cup size also increases. Another thing to consider is that your sports bra should feel more snug than your lingerie bras. You should still be able to breathe comfortably though. If you want to try them on in person, you may want to try a smaller, specialty running store. They may be able to give you more personalized attention that you deserve!

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8/8/12 1:50 A

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Macanbrfit, my husband recently asked me if there is someone who custom makes bras. I had never thought of that before, and here you are making the same comment. I wish someone did make them and t a reasonable price!

Thanks for all of the great suggestions, everyone. I will start researching those sites!

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8/8/12 1:03 A

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where you live,makes a difference in what brands you can find.
I had wonderful luck with the Olga brand in the USA.
I buy most of my bras from Winners now (I'm in Canada) and it seems that because I am an odd size, they are not too picked over and in fact, I can get some great clearance prices. But I usually have to try on at least a dozen to find one that fits.

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8/7/12 9:56 P

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Thank you for the encouragment and ideas. Will continue the quest and hopefully shapeshift enough to find comfort.

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8/7/12 12:33 P

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Thanks ISA8585. You have given me some good suggestions. I just need to try on different brands in different sizes to find out what fits in the band and won't pucker in the cup. Too bad there isn't a company that will custom make bras. emoticon

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8/7/12 11:07 A

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Don't give up on it. Whe I was sized at a 36 instead of a 38 I was uncomfortable at first. My body wasn't comfortable with the tightness. I would come home from work and tear the d* bra off. After wearing a few times and washing it it was fine. I to get a a little wrinkle at the top, I just make sure I don't wear those bras with tight shirts. That is just the cut/make. Keep looking your'll find something you like. Have you tried Wacoal or Chantelle? Also, have you heard of the mail order company Lady Grace? They have a 30 day guarantee (don't take off the tags/try on and return if you don't like the fit). Good luck,

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8/7/12 9:30 A

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I thought I was the only person in the world with this problem! I'm sorry to hear that there are so many others but also wondering why the bra companies leave us out. I have had numerous sales clerks insist they can fit me correctly but none have been able to and when I went to the moving comfort page and put in my measurements they said they don't have a bra for my size.

My problem is that I have a large rib cage so to fit it I should have an "A" cup. But it is impossible to find an "A" cup in that size. So I go down a size so that it is really snug and I need a "B" cup but never feel comfortable. The sales clerk said I should be wearing a "C" cup in that size but if I wear a "C" cup the top of the cup has wrinkles where I don't completely fill it up.



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8/5/12 10:42 P

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Thanks, Isa858! Years ago, I was fitted at Nordstrom's, and they said they didn't carry my size. I will need to try again!

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8/5/12 2:05 P

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Nordstrom will fit you and they don't insist on a sale. I buy my bras with them during the anniversary sales. Something they told me, if you are in the D range you need to try bras on and not go by the measurements on-line. Try them if you haven't found a place to measure you yet. I was wearing a 38D and my b's were looking saggy and tired. Now that I got measured I'm wearing the right size 36DDD and I've had compliments! No longer droopy by perky! I know bras can get expensive but if you are wearing the right size you'll feel and look much better. My favorite bra is the Chantelle. At the sale they were 20.00 less than normal.

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8/3/12 9:25 P

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If you find a brand that works for you, stick with it as long as they're making it. My favorite at the moment is a light inexpensive cotton sports bra for daily wear. I have a couple of more substantial ones for exercise.

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8/3/12 9:19 P

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I agree - I prefer to try on bras before purchasing them. But no stores around me carry 36DDD (or F or G). There is a lady nearby who does fittings, but you must purchase at least $100 worth of bras when you visit her, and that is a lot for everyday bras for me. Plus, what if she does not have any bras that I like?

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8/3/12 8:52 P

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there is no replacement for trying on. Everybody has a dif body and everybody also has dif breasts.

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8/3/12 3:50 P

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Depending on your size, if there is a Lane Bryant near you, they might treat you differently. Yes, I did have a problem with them not having my size, but I knew that was a possibility, because I have a 36" band, which is small for them. But they did measure me, and now I can try online again if I want to.

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8/3/12 3:40 P

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I wish there was somewhere I could go and get measured and try on different styles, brands and sizes of bras. The department stores in the US have various brands and sizes but the employees make you feel like you are inconveniencing them when you ask to be measured. The "outlet" stores will measure you, but only sell one brand and the styles don't always fit.
Twenty plus years ago I lived near a store that specialized in women's intimate apparel and they took the time to fit you properly. The last time I was in the state I went in search of that store, but unfortunately it had gone out of business. I'm looking for a store that treats me like a person and not a sale.

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8/3/12 12:28 P

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Frustrated is the perfect word for me and bra shopping. The last time I was measured, they swore they had my size but didn't. "Just go up a band size and down a cup size. That always work," she said. She did not believe me when I told her it does not work for me. I had to try on several bras to prove it to her. Ugh! Even though I do not like underwires, I wish the company that made my current bras was still making this style and size - at least they fit and make me feel like I look pretty in t-shirts and blouses.

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8/3/12 11:11 A

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I measure correctly, But the bras are too big in the cup. altho I started out at 42f, my band size is 38 1/2. cup size is 48, but very saggy so the top of it is getting looser. But I,ll fall out if it doesn,t fit right. Getting fustrated! Cherie

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8/3/12 10:59 A

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Thanks for asking this! I have a similar problem. When I am measured, they always insist that I should wear a 38 band because I measure in between a 36 and a 38. Then they are shocked when it is too big for me or already fastens at the tightest hooks (which means in a short time it will be too loose). When I try on a 36, it fits like a new bra should (usually!).

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8/3/12 10:29 A

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What should I do when the right measurement is the wrong fit? I have been measured as a 36C, but there are times when the band is too tight and the cup is way to big. This happens with sports bras, regular bras and different brands of bras. Where can I go to find the right bra for me?

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