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Have bra cup sizes changed?

I was ALWAYS a 34C. I've lost weight, I know for a fact my boobs are smaller after having 2 children and I am now a 34D. What is that? Has anyone experienced this?

Thu. Apr 17, 8:51pm

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Oh, oh, oh...same here

At my heaviest I was a 38D, then a that I am running again and have started losing weight with PT's 36D bra's are gaping. I HATE IT! Because I love my boobs and my butt...they are my curves! Bye, bye boobies!

Friday, April 18, 2008, 12:47 AM

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OP, I haven't really heard of that before! Mine went bye after losing some weight, and so did my cup size. Hmm, other than the numbers, do they seem bigger or smaller visually? I wouldn't doubt though that certain manufacturer's change their cup size, to make people feel better. Kinda in the same way jeans do. Some companies make theirs smaller - I used to wear a size 8 in one brand, now, at the same size it's a 12!) and visa versa.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 1:56 AM

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Try getting measured professionally.

Bra sizes seem to differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, unfortunately. I was measured professionally in a store (Marks and Spencer, do you have them in the States?), and in their underwear I was found to be a 38F in underwired bras, and a 38E in non-wired ones. All very well until I tried on bras in my size in another store, Evans. I took at least 6 different ones into the changing room, and every single one was far too small!

I must recommend being properly measured to every woman on PeerTrainer. It's amazing the difference it makes being in the correct fitting bra. When the fitter put the right-sized bra on me my breasts were so perky they could have had someone's eyes out! I was like one of the Fem Bots in the Austin Powers film! ;-) Just remember that you may have to be re-measured if you choose a different brand make.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 9:58 AM

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Sure. Before I ever gained weight in the first place, I was a 38C. At my heaviest (about a year & a half ago) I was a 54DDD. ALL FAT! Though we all do know that breast tissue is mostly fat anyway, right? Well now, at 55 lbs down, I'm wearing 46DD. Probably will never get back to a 38C (due to being over 40 and sagging from the weight, etc), but I'm hoping for at least 38D some day.

Big boobs aren't all they're cracked up to be. I'll never understand why some women get implants. The bigger they are, the more trouble they cause -- achy back, sore shoulders, inability to sleep on your stomach, inability to talk to someone with their eyes looking you in your eyes, etc.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 10:10 AM

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Depends where you shop. "Trendy" places, such as Victoria's Secret, etc., have "vanity sizing" for their bras, where women want to think their boobs are bigger than they are. When I was an A cup elsewhere, I was a C at Victoria's Secret! Now that I'm a D or DD elsewhere, even the biggest cup sizes at Vicky's don't fit me.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 4:29 PM

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Interesting PP - i have only worn victorias secret bras for about 8 years now...and while I have bigger brests I never thought i looked like the D i wear there (c now w/ weight loss!) - i wonder what my size is in "real life".

Friday, April 18, 2008, 4:33 PM

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Another thing to keep in mind is that bra sizes only take two things into account, when there are more considerations.

Your number reflects the width around your rib cage. Your letter, the depth of the cup. However, how wide the base of the cup is will vary from mftr to mftr, as the base width of a woman's breast will vary from woman to woman. Some women's breasts are spread out further than others, some have wider backs than others- all these are the kind of things that cannot be reflected in a number/letter size, so that you simply have to find a brand that is made for a woman with your proportions, or try on all different kinds.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 4:36 PM

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Amen 10:10. I so feel your pain. I just wish the girls would get smaller with my weightloss. Instead, they stay the same. GRRRRR. 38DDD so not fun. My back is screaming at me.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 5:11 PM

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I was a 38 DDD and had a breast reduction. Afterwards I was a 38C. Now, 10 years later I am a 38 DD. I actually weigh less than I did the day of surgery but my breasts keep growing.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 6:32 PM

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4:36--this is wrong. The number is typically the measurement of the area under your bust plus 4-5 inches to make it an even number. The cup size is a reflection of the difference between the measurement of widest part of your bust and this calculated band measurement; this is why someone who wears a 36D does not typically have larger breasts than someone who wears a 40C. Look at bras; a 32B will have a much smaller cup than a 38B.


Friday, April 18, 2008, 8:55 PM

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