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I took my measurements this morning to see where I am. My chest is 36", but my rib cage just below my boobs is 29.5". Does this mean that I'm technically a 30E?!?! That sounds so disproportionate, but I don't look disproportionate! I typically wear a 34D; though I did notice this morning that the back rides up a little...

Tue. Feb 21, 10:22am

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I think the inches measurement is actually ABOVE your bust - so right under your armpits.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 11:10 AM

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Victoria Secret site has step-by-step instructions.

click on the link below and then click on

"Not sure about your bra size? "click here"


Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 11:11 AM

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Huh... According to Victoria's Secret, then, I'm not a 30E, I'm a 34B. I know that's not true - especially at Victoria's Secret! The cups on their 34D's are way too small! At a real store, though, that's kind of what sorta fits... Stupid boobs...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 11:26 AM

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Yeah, mine were way off with Victoria Secret as well - I was fine if I used the difference between ribcage measurement and bust measurement to find cup size - but geez, if you follow their instructions and use the BAND size to find cup size - that's waaaaay off!

You're right - stupid boobs!

Try the jcpenney sizing charts for lingerie...

Measure around the chest, just under the arms, above the bust. This is your BAND OR BODY SIZE. If your measurement ends in a fraction or is an odd number, round up to the next even size.

Measure around the fullest point of the bust, keeping the tape level without pulling tight. Refer to the chart at right, the difference between measurements A & B equals CUP SIZE.

Cup Size
Difference Cup size is
0" AA
1" A
2" B
3" C
4" D
5" DD
6" F(DDD)
7" G
8" H
9" I


Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 11:37 AM

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That's what I thought! Damnit, back to a 30F! Do those even exist?!

I think I may try to find a 32D or 32DD...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 11:39 AM

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