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1/11/10 2:19 P

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I have the same problem here... I am nowhere near my goal weight and hoping for a smaller chest size as I lose weight. I was between B/C before I started gaining weight... but that was many pounds and a child ago. Right now I am a DD. It is almost impossible for me to find shirts that fit. Even though I am overweight I have a petite frame (not that they make petite clothing to fit me... but if I lost some weight I would be wearing petites because I have short arms, narrow shoulders, and a short torso). I don't wear shirts that button down unless it is something where I absolutely have to. Then I just have to buy shirts that are huge to fit across my chest. I usually wear a lot of stretchy pullover shirts, t-shirts or sweathers. I love 3/4 length shirts too (they are not 3/4 length on me either). You are definitely not alone! I so wish clothing manufacturers would start to realize we are not all cut out of the same mold... I know that so often I feel alone in being "hard to fit" as well.

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1/8/10 6:02 P

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I know exactly how some of you feel. It's so hard to find things that fits both my body and boobs.

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4/3/08 10:26 P

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My starting weight was 147 so I'm only 13 pounds smaller. In many people's eyes, that isn't a lot of weight. In my eyes it is because I've been called 'fat' even by strangers and I was never more than 15 pounds overweight until very recently and then no one called me fat outside my father. When I was a teen and in my early 20s, I felt I was obese although I was no heavier than I am now. Sometimes, I have to remember that I am no longer that person.



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4/3/08 10:11 P

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Lillian64, you're mindset is not uncommon. There's a great book my mom gave me when I was a teen called "There's a bat in bunk five". It is by Paula Danziger. It's the sequel to "The cat ate my gymsuit" but in it the one of the issues the main character deals with is changing her internal self image after she has lost a lot of weight.

Sorry if that was too much of a tangent but I'm a librarian!

To respond to the original post, I have had the gap problem with button downs where I'm showing my bra. I am about the same size as you but fortunately or unfotunately my bottom is bigger as are my arms so that is not my main problem. I do tend to avoid petite tops though. And yes, although it took me forever to admit it tailors are darn useful! The length of a top can make all the differnece!!


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4/3/08 8:21 P

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The ones that I needed to throw out because they were falling off me (The elastic only goes in so much) were mediums. That should have been a hint that I would need an extra small, not just a small. It's just that I see myself as overweight so I have trouble realizing that I'm really that small.

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4/3/08 7:42 P

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I have this exact same problem, maybe even a little worse.
I'm 4'10" and I'm a 32D. I've always had a problem finding clothes that fit me. I sometimes buy pants in children's sizes but often have to buy larger shirts.

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4/3/08 7:17 P

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I was a bit embarrassed because I didn't want to try something on today. I was buying sweatpants. I asked if I needed a small or an extra small. The store clerk was tiny and she insisted that I could probably go with a medium.

I didn't try them on until I got home. I bought the small. I should have bought the extra small. They're only sweatpants and they have a drawstring that I can tie so they'll be comfortable. I would have liked them to be a little tighter so I wouldn't feel lost in them, well maybe next time, I'll try them on before buying them.

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4/3/08 7:08 P

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Luckily I'm pretty proportionate in that area...but my arms seem to be short compared to most shirts...I just love the 3/4 length sleeve style...of course it's not 3/4 length on me...but fits nice.

I've even had sweater sleeves reknitted to fit better, so tailoring is a great suggestions. I think if you stick to higher quality and put the money into tailoring it will be worth it...accent with a trendy accessory that isn't size restricted.

And don't think it's embarrassing.....We've all had faux pas..(check out the 80's hair) b/c you are aware of the issue that's part of overcoming the battle

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4/3/08 5:51 P

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while I don't have this problem, my sister does :)
she will fit her bust, but looks for tailored shirts that already dart in under the bust and around the waist. She also wears a lot of stretchy knit shirt (including v-necks) and wears a camisole underneath so she gets some extra support and coverage. hope this helps :)

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KATYLADY77 Posts: 49
3/29/08 10:38 A

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for shirts i find that wal mart has good sizing also name brands at the mall like liz claiborne ....clearance clearance clearance lol
my biggest prob is pants
i have short legs and it is hard to find a size 20+ petite and even when i do t he legs are to wide they assume that because i have a big belly i have big legs!
my legs are ok (well my thighs never used to touch lol)
so if i find them that fit in the waist the legs are either to long or w ay to wide...even when i was thin i find that capris are more like pedal pushers or look like i bought my pants to short
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3/29/08 7:44 A

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Very common. I don't have this problem since along with the boobage I have broad shoulders and fairly wide ribs. If you can find petite shirts, that can be an option so they don't make you look lost in your clothes.

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3/28/08 11:09 P

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I have this problem. I am 5'2" and a D cup.
You have to find styles that flatter you. If I wear a button up shirt I need to wear a minimizer.
I usually wear fine knits or modest v-necks.
I find that shirts that come in right under my bust (smallest part of a woman) and then slightly flair out are most flattering for me.
I also agree that you need to check into your bra situation. If you have a proper fitting bra it will automatically lift you and make you appear thinner.
I use to be overly concerned about my large breast and over compensated and end up looking dumpy. Don't do that to yourself.
Go get a good bra and then try on styles that you normally wouldn't consider and I am sure you will find something you love.

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3/28/08 6:54 P

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Just a suggestion, but if you get a blouse that fits you everywhere but the bust, wear a tank top or camisole under the shirt and then you can leave the buttons open where it normally pulls.


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3/28/08 5:04 P

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Nope, not a mutant :) I buy a lot of stretchy tops so they'll cover my chest and not bag around my waist (yes, it does make you look sort of dumpy). I usually stay away from anything with buttons or a V-neck.

Like someone else mentioned, buying tops is as difficult as buying bottoms for me as well. It's a good day when I get one that fit and looks attractive - not dumpy or promiscuous ;)

Another suggestion would be to get your bras professionally sized. It makes a difference in the way your clothes fit. Have you tried the minimizer bras? They're not pretty, but they do work and can usually reduce you a whole size.

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3/28/08 4:42 P

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You are not a mutant - I know a lot of petites with large breasts, although I am definitely NOT one of them. The rule of thumb is to always buy clothing to accomodate the largest dimension and that makes sense because it's the most comfortable fit. So my guess would be tailoring stuff or buying tops that have enough stretch to accommodate your chest while flattering the rest of you. Stretch knits, pullover tops, that sort of thing...

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3/28/08 4:39 P

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I'm 5'2 and somewhere between a 32 and 34DD. My problem is finding bras. I generally wear a size small in shirts. For some reason I don't usually have too much of a problem. I might have to try on two or three, but I will always walk out with at least one. It could be because I have a relatively narrow back and narrow shoulders. A tailor isn't a bad idea. Buy a size too big and let them take it in. It's usually not that expensive.

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3/28/08 4:23 P

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I don't know if others here might have this problem but thought I'd start somewhere and people my size might understand :). Thank goodness for the Internet because I can't imagine talking about this problem to someone in person! I don't think there is a real solution for this except to hire my own tailor but thought I'd see what feedback I can get from others. Problem: I'm petite and my boobs are too big for my frame. Seriously. I'm 5'0, currently 112 pounds, and I measure at a 34C, borderline D, making it nearly impossible to find shirts that fit well. If a shirt fits my shoulders and arms nicely, it stretches tightly (and noticeably) across my chest. If a shirt fits my chest, it hangs on the rest of me so much that it makes me look like a little kid playing dress-up with her mother's clothes. I know it's an odd day when a woman complains her breasts are too big but there you have it. I have a hard enough time finding pants that fit since I'm so short but since I've been bouncing around between 105-115 pounds, it's been difficult to find tops as well! I don't feel like looking into a boob reduction (my husband would probably kill me anyway! :) and I figure they'll probably shrink if/when I finally start losing weight so in the meantime I'm left to suffer with my wardrobe and dress in layers as much as possible. I guess I just needed to vent. Today is one of those days that I'm wearing a blouse that doesn't stretch enough so I have to watch how I move or else the space between the buttons gap open (even more) widely and people can see the color of my bra. Anyone else ever have this problem or am I just a mutant?

Thanks!

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