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Jan 12, 2018 » All bra adventures


Jan 12, 2018

Went to a bra shop today after trying to order online with only a 2 out of 6 fitting well, and another I altered to fit. At the store the lady asks what size I was currently wearing. I said a 30DD and I have a Freya 28E. She scoffed and said I was "too small" to be a double D, and looked more like a D. Then she measured my underbust and said I should wear a 32. I've measured my underbust multiple times myself and in a fitting store and it hasn't changed in 2 years. Its about 29.5 inches.
I said I'd try what she brought, but in general 32s get too loose quickly, or I have them on the tightest hook. So, after trying on multiple bras I have walk away with a 30D, 32D (she put on middle hook, I know I'm going to need to shorten the band because I moved it to the tightest hook) and a 32D that the shop had altered to a 30 band (technically making it a 30DD) for another customer who never came to pick it up. These were all on clearance - Freya, Fantasie and Wacoal...thank God I have a serger and sewing machine and good seamstress skills.

It was just odd to me that she didn't understand a 32D cup size is the same as 30DD...

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  • Yes you would think people would know more about what they're selling, but hey... at least you got some clearance goodies!

  • I am always surprised and dismayed by how little these "experts" know. Holy crap this is your industry, you should be educated. I could go on rants about how many people have tried to place me in a B or C cup when I'm an E or DD. It seems like the simple concept of subtraction and ribcage to bust ratio is beyond a lot of people. Glad you found some goodies though and have some serious sewing skills!

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