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Old 11-15-2016, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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No need to be sorry! I'm not hung up on boob size, as I think my size is decent enough, regardless of what it may actually be. I just want to get the best bra to ummm....yah know......present them. LOL
I am going to take the advice to get measured elsewhere though, because Victoria Secret IS where I got measured! Maybe they are wrong!

Listen, if it helps put things in perspective for people, I am 50 years old. Now, most people would never guess that, and I could tell them I'm 37 and they would believe me. People tell me I have a baby face. I dunno. And I don't have a frumpy body. I have like 10 pounds I could shed, but nothing bad. My boobs are in pretty decent shape to be 50 years old. They still have good perk. HOWEVER, lets face it..i aint 21!!! So, u know, Id just like a bra that helps keep them decent looking

Edited to add: And yes ive been tomboyish all my life..jeans and sneakers. Sometimes I need a bit of help with what looks good and in style, and what flatters my body and what does not.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
It sounds like we are quite similar in style, taste, and age. I am 39 and just got fitted last year. I am a jeans and tennis shoes girl myself. Another tip that makes them look good is to wear v-neck tops, not scoop neck. They flatter you better and don't make your neck feel constricted.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:10 AM
 
Location: equator
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I think minimizers might not be all that harmless in the same way mammograms might be damaging.


I often keep the padding in bras/swimsuits --not for added bulk--but to keep something else from becoming too prominent!


And seat belts (shoulder part) can be awful for the busty among us. Some don't adjust enough and cut into the neck!

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Old 11-15-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The idea that all you have to do is get fat and you'll end uo with "huge" boobs is just not true like jade was saying. Some people are predisposed to it with more tissue and glands than others.
True. Some women gain their weight below the waist when they plump up. It really only exaggerates how small the top half of the supposed hourglass is. They turn into a pear shape.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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See..I don't find D's to be like..HUGE or something? I'm kind of low key and critical about myself, so maybe I'm just not seeing it.
It could be that the trend of the last 20 years or so to augment or pad to a D or DD has skewed your perceptions (and you're not alone in that).
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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My contribution to the Great Boob Thread is this bra-fitting guide from Her Room: Bra Fitting - Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Measuring & Fitting A Bra You'll learn more things about breast shape, bra construction, and proper bra fit from that page than you probably ever wanted to know!
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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My contribution to the Great Boob Thread is this bra-fitting guide from Her Room: [url=http://www.herroom.com/bra-fitting-center,954,30.html]Bra Fitting - Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Measuring & Fitting A Bra[/url] You'll learn more things about breast shape, bra construction, and proper bra fit from that page than you probably ever wanted to know!
I've been applying for that job forever no luck yet..I do keep trying though!
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:03 AM
 
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I vary in bra sizes (depending on the bra) because I'm petite and often have a hard time finding bras that fit correctly. (I am small, narrow-boned but not completely flat-chested either). I absolutely HATE padding as well. (I don't like the idea of false advertising or feeling like I have two small pillows strapped to my chest.) Most of the bras I own are considered 't-shirt' bras. They have smooth cups with minimal padding (just some 'molding' so they don't look lumpy under thin or form fitting shirts.)

Maidenform
Custom-lift Push-up bra has very minimal padding and they have a good range of sizes. I own several and they are some of the best bras I've found so far. So I recommend checking those out...
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:48 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I vary in bra sizes (depending on the bra) because I'm petite and often have a hard time finding bras that fit correctly. (I am small, narrow-boned but not completely flat-chested either). I absolutely HATE padding as well. (I don't like the idea of false advertising or feeling like I have two small pillows strapped to my chest.) Most of the bras I own are considered 't-shirt' bras. They have smooth cups with minimal padding (just some 'molding' so they don't look lumpy under thin or form fitting shirts.)

Maidenform
Custom-lift Push-up bra has very minimal padding and they have a good range of sizes. I own several and they are some of the best bras I've found so far. So I recommend checking those out...
If that is your pic on your profile I can see what you mean, you are very petite and pretty.
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I vary in bra sizes (depending on the bra) because I'm petite and often have a hard time finding bras that fit correctly. (I am small, narrow-boned but not completely flat-chested either). I absolutely HATE padding as well. (I don't like the idea of false advertising or feeling like I have two small pillows strapped to my chest.) Most of the bras I own are considered 't-shirt' bras. They have smooth cups with minimal padding (just some 'molding' so they don't look lumpy under thin or form fitting shirts.)

Maidenform
Custom-lift Push-up bra has very minimal padding and they have a good range of sizes. I own several and they are some of the best bras I've found so far. So I recommend checking those out...
You are likely in the wrong size! You might need something like a 26 or 28D or E.

Take a look at this website to see what a size like that would look like.

Welcome | Bra Band Project
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I vary in bra sizes (depending on the bra) because I'm petite and often have a hard time finding bras that fit correctly. (I am small, narrow-boned but not completely flat-chested either). I absolutely HATE padding as well. (I don't like the idea of false advertising or feeling like I have two small pillows strapped to my chest.) Most of the bras I own are considered 't-shirt' bras. They have smooth cups with minimal padding (just some 'molding' so they don't look lumpy under thin or form fitting shirts.)

Maidenform
Custom-lift Push-up bra has very minimal padding and they have a good range of sizes. I own several and they are some of the best bras I've found so far. So I recommend checking those out...
Same for me. I am 5'0 in height. 130 in weight. I went to a breast specialist for issues. But it did come up that my breasts were very large for my frame.

I think I am a 34DD. But bras are a nightmare for me. I try some on, and they feel perfect for a while. But doesn't take long for them to wear out, and the girls are falling down again.

My breasts aren't the perky type that's so popular. And a good bra that holds them up and makes them look a bit, BETTER would be great.

I may need fitting, or a special type of bra, who knows. Last time I got fitted for a bra, I was a 34B. lol It's been years since then. A reduction & lift may be in order for me. So the girls are more...nice-looking lol

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