Disclaimer- This will be a bit long.
I started my bra journey this year. I remember using a bra size calculator I found long ago and it giving me some "ridiculous" (the same one the ABTF cal gives me) size and thinking "no way, it's drunk". I carried on wearing 32Cs without much problem. Adjusting your bra throughout the day is what I thought was the norm.
Then, I discovered the subreddit ABTF and the calculator. Didn't measure myself correctly, got a 28E/F result. Tried the 28E, didn't work. Measured myself more correctly (or so I thought), gave me 28DD/E. All the photos of those sizes here didn't look like my breasts at all. Measurements of the bra seemed too big for me. Still got a bunch of bras. Some of the unlined ones have some wrinkling, little gaps but look alright under clothes so, it's close enough to ABTF. Learned I was a 26F according to the calculator. The comexims, which I thought would be perfect and a bra that actually fits, is secretly not. Just doesn't feel right.
I have a constant battle with the calculator, trying to see if the result makes sense to me. I have conical breasts so, it must be overestimating my size but that doesn't look like me either and it doesn't fit well. I have taken my measurements so many times, pressing in my puffy nipples (because that's suggested for conical breasts/puffy nipples) more and more, it still doesn't make sense! Nothing fits like a glove or actually, a bra. I'm comfortable enough in my unlined bras and bralettes but constantly having questions about bras, shapes and variances in sizes with different brands has really tired me out.
Almost all my free time, I'm trying to find more information. Something could click and it'll all make sense but it has not. I know it's generally a long journey until you find the right bra and finding the perfect bra is not really possible sometimes but I'd still like that. It can wait a bit, though. It occupies too much of my brain space and time. I think I need to focus on other things for a while.
This was just a rant, needed to get all this out. Thanks for reading my rambling and may you have better luck :')
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