||[Mar. 28th, 2006|02:35 pm]
Need More Support?
If you're reading this you probably have some interest in large breasts. You may even have large breasts. If you've been looking for a place to talk about them without people salivating or staring, you've found the right place.
The userinfo says it all, really. If you've found yourself making adjustments in your yoga practice to accommodate your front matter, or searching in vain for your size at Silk & Satin, Victoria's Secret, or La Vie en Rose, to be met with blank stares and "I don't think we carry that size" when you request a higher-than-D cup size, or you've found that you cannot find a bra that fits for less than $100, then sit down, have a cuppa tea, let me know you're here.
Some bra-and-breast-related reading:
Bitch.Phd'sUltimate Bra Post, includes advice on fittings in the U.S.:
So listen up. The *vast* majority of women are wearing bras where the band size is too big, and the cup size is too small. Presumably this is because, having been, say, a "C" at 18, a woman decides she "is" a C cup, and when she puts on weight she just goes from a 34C to a 36C. WRONG. When you put on weight it changes the size of your breasts, not your ribcage; in most cases even a fairly substantial weight gain (or loss) won't change your band size more than one step. . . .
Ideally, you want to be fitted by someone who KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING. In the U.S., this means going to Nordstrom's (or, if you're lucky, to a good independent lingerie shop). Do NOT go to Victoria's Secret. In fact, never go there for anything. If you aren't lucky enough to have access to Nordy's lingerie department, you will need a tape measure, your torso, and the ability to add.
Ultimate Bra Post, part II has more information, from one of Bitch's commenters:
The thing is most places don't want to carry cup sizes bigger than a DDD, so they cheat a little bit by putting you in a band that is a little big. If you measure 34 at the ribcage and 43 at the bust, the way I fit you would be a 36G (one cup size up from a DDD) but with the add five method you would be a 40C.
Bras Beyond DD is a useful combination rant and resource, and always makes me feel better after an unsuccessful bra shopping trip. Cat's manifesto" "Nobody should have to wear a bra that has shoulder straps that dig in, or a bra that gives you that uncomfortable, unbecoming, and unhealthy quadruple-breast look."