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A Busty Girls Guide to Boobs – Fitting

As a very busty (42K) lady, I know the importance of a good bra. It’s important to strap the girls in to a bra that fits properly. So many people wear the wrong size bra, which not only affects the appearance of your breasts (quad boobs??) but it can also cause real issues. If your bra hurts, digs in, pulls on your shoulders, tries to impale your tits with its underwire, causes bulging or gapes etc, then your current bra is not for you.

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Wearing a poor fitting bra can cause a number of issues. Backache, sore shoulders, neck pain, headache, trouble breathing, skin conditions (man, fungal infections on your underboobs are a thing and they are NOT FUN), circulation problems, stress on muscles and bones, and probably some other stuff too.

Health issues aren’t the only problems a poorly fitting bra can cause. A rubbish bra can throw off your posture, but also make you look a bit… weird. Quad boob, saggy boobs, looking bulky, broader or just strange. A well fitting bra can change your entire silhouette, as well as ease any discomfort and pain.

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So? How do you know if your bra would be better off as a bird feeder? Here are some ways to tell if it is too small:

  • Thy cup runneth over/you get quad boob – your cups are too small.
  • The band digs in – you need a larger band size! A bra should be tight but it shouldn’t be digging in like the string on your Sunday pork roast.
  • The wire wants to impale you – usually this is due to cups being too small.
  • The shoulder straps cut in – this can be down to small cups, but sometimes the band can be an issue too.
  • The centre gore doesn’t want to nestle in to your bossom – if the wire is pushed away from your body, the cups are too small. The wire should not be sitting on top of any breast tissue!

What about if it is too big? Well, there are ways to tell that too.

  • It’s riding up – this is pretty common. If the band is riding up your back, then it is too big. The band should stay horizontal the entire way around your body.
  • Your cups have room for snacks – if your cups gape, they are too big. However, most pairs of breasts are asymmetrical; if one is bigger than the other, you should fit to the bigger breast. Doing this can result in one cup gaping, in which case you can try another style bra, or use a fillet to even things out if you’re self-conscious. Generally, nobody else will be able to tell.
  • Your cups dimple or wrinkle – they’re too big!
  • The band is loose enough to use as a slingshot – you should be able to comfortably slide a finger under and around the band. If you can pull it more than 2 inches away from your body, then your band is too big.

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So, if the cups are small, size them up, if they’re big, go down a size. Same with the band, right? Well actually, it’s not quite that simple. Bra sizes are relative! A 40D will have the same cup volume as a 38C. This is called a sister size. If you go up a cup size, go down a band size; if you go up a band size, go down a cup size. So, if you have an issue with your bra fit, but feel it is minor, give your sister sizes a try first or try a different style of bra. Remember, fluctuating hormones can alter breast size, so be mindful of this when fitting. Swollen period boobs, anyone?

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If your bra is miles off, I highly recommend getting fitted by professional.

I hope this helps any tangled titties! This is by no means a professional or comprehensive guide. I’m just sharing my experiences as a plus sized, well endowed woman. If in doubt, go and get fitted.

P.S! If you’re wanting to check out a lingerie blogger who has a wealth of information as well as recommendations, I highly recommend checking out the beautiful George from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.

All images in this post are stock images as I’m not comfortable with sharing my own undercrackers with the world.

10 thoughts on “A Busty Girls Guide to Boobs – Fitting

  1. Brilliant tips and tricks for finding out if your bra is correct for you or not, I also love the added element of humour to lighten the whole post. As a fellow busty girl I struggle to find my size unless I want to pay through the nose or have an ugly bra, I tend to buy when the sales are on, are there any hidden gem shops that you go to that don’t have crazy price tags?

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

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    1. Because of my size, it’s very very rare I can find anything in my size at all if I’m honest. Sizing can be a bit suspect at times but ASDAs George range actually often has some gorgeous bras up to fairly large cup sizes! That’s where I got a lot of mine before I got too big for.. well… everything. Bra stop is a good place to shop online for a variety and they regularly have sales on. M&S have some lovely bras too. I found all the ones I got there were more mature but not boring and bland.

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      1. I have this same issue as most places only start the bigger cup sizes from a 34 and I wear a 30/32G depending on the shop. I used to shop at asda when they had the Katie price range and did do my size. I’ll have a look at bra stop and M&S thank you for your recommendations 💕

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    1. Haha, I was an early bloomer and at first, I loved it, I was like yesss, I’m womanly now! (I was a tomboy so got called a man and bullied a lot) but then I realised they were annoying! x

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    1. I’m glad you liked it! A lot of women don’t even realise their bra is particularly bad until they get one that DOES fit perfectly. It’s pretty heavenly, I must admit. I really feel for women in bad bras! x

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