Professional bra fitting. Go get one!

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  1. beaucoup

    beaucoup DIS Veteran

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    Went today. I knew I had been wearing the wrong size. I would never have tried on the size she brought me. But WOW, what a difference the right size makes.

    Just go get measured & fitted.

    I went to a Lady Grace store since they have now opened one in my part of the state.

    That is all. :goodvibes
     
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  3. npmommie

    npmommie <font color=red>Channels George Michael in her car

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    Do they measure over your bra or do you have to get bare up top?
     
  4. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc <font color=royalblue>We had a wonderful time, but

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    I went after my mastectomy. The women at the store were wonderful, getting me exactly what I wanted.

    That one stop did so much for my self image!! I was smiling all day, finally able to wear a T shirt without a blazer!!!
     
  5. beaucoup

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    I wondered about that too before I went in.

    She measured over my bra & over my shirt. Asked if I liked wire or no wire, seams or no seams, soft or molded cups. Then brought me 1 to try on. Then she wanted to see it on, no shirt to see how it fit, then we tried a few other styles. I also wanted to try a sports bra & a sleep bra, so tried a couple of those. Honestly, it didn't take long at all.

    Very professional. Pleasant personality. Laughed about how I had now joined the DDD club. :eek: I will definitely be going back to the store & not just getting Just My Size or Playtex 18 hr bras at Walmart or Kmart any longer. :rotfl: And the price was not as scary as I thought it might be.
     
  6. PlutoPony

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    Absolutely agree - it can make a world of difference, in looks and comfort!!!

    Another good store for this is Nordstroms. Think just about everyone in the department is a certified fitter and most have experience with breast surgeries as well.
     
  7. beaucoup

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    I noticed a sign up at checkout about mastectomy fittings.

    I was worried about coming out of there looking bigger than I had gone in or being cone shaped. :rotfl: Not the case at all. The girls are riding higher, but I like it!
     
  8. kwelch10377

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    I did one at Nordstrom a few years ago and I was so happy that I did it.

    Nordstrom was great too because they really didn't pressure me into getting a whole bunch of new bras and the prices of the bras really weren't too outrageous for the quality and style.
     
  9. pigletgirl

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    It's amazing how a good fitting bra looks under tops! Well worth the $$$ to spend on nice bras.
     
  10. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc <font color=royalblue>We had a wonderful time, but

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    Honestly, I went after I was done with reconstruction-- I was the size I was going to stay. During reconstruction, it was "best guess" and a blazer every single day.

    Quick hijack: Did I mention I teach high school in a coed school?? The funniest (??) was during radiation, when I started to burn a bit. My doctor told me I couldn't wear a bra for a week. I reminded him that I taught teenage boys, and that as a math teacher I give lots and lots of one on one extra help. He was sympathetic, but firm-- an infection would be a problem. So I did what I had to do, and my friends and I got a good laugh out of it for the week. One greeted me every day that week with "How's it hanging, Alice???"
     
  11. denisem

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    :rotfl2: :thumbsup2 Amazing how humor helps during those times, huh? After my surgery (and before bra/prothesis fitting) I announced during dinner with close friends I had discovered the true meaning of "stick a sock in it!". ::yes::

    Back to OT: That was my 1st professional bra fitting and wish I had done it years earlier. I'd been wearing the wrong band size all along and it really made a huge difference in comfort and fit. Go for it, ladies (I almost typed "girls" but thought that could be misconstrued). ;)
     
  12. TLuvsD

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    Go for the Fitting...and take your daughter, too! My D was wearing completely the wrong size. I took her to Victoria's Secret, the sales staff was very nice and she is so much more comfortable now.
     
  13. redlight

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    Yes, do it.
     
  14. castmemberb4

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    I did one at Soma , didn't like the bra, went to a different Soma store told them the problem with current bra, after measuring me she said she'd put me in the same size. I could pull it off over my head with out unfastening !!!!
    I need to go some place better. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  15. minniecarousel

    minniecarousel <font color=royalblue>Chris Isaak fan<br><font col

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    I went to Nordstrom for a fitting. Bought one Wacoal bra and ordered more on Amazon because they were cheaper.

    My sister had a lumpectomy several months ago and I've told her I'll go with her when she's ready to get a good bra.

    I haven't parted with all my old bras yet, but I will.
     
  16. Jill in Chicago

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    I was wearing a 40 C and what I really needed was a 38 D. I thought a 38 would be WAY too small, but with the D cup it worked.
     
  17. DLBDS

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    OP, after reading your post, I quickly glanced at your name and read it to say "B-Cup". I did a double-take. :rotfl:
     
  18. CaliBear

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    This thread is timely for me. I got a bra fitting today and feel like a new person. Like others, I was wearing too big in the rib cage and too small in the cup. The result was not enough support. My new bra is snug and I am very happy. :goodvibes
     
  19. Callie

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    I went into Lane Bryant two weeks ago.
    I finally found some bras that are comfortable, and don't give me cone ****s! Not to mention they are cute. When you are my size, it's hard to find cute ones.

    They were really nice helping and giving advice. Didn't really need measured because I had an idea of what size I was. They fit too.

    I figure they see so many people topless, and its just ****s. :blush:
     
  20. beaucoup

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    :rotfl: Oh how I wish!!!!!! :rotfl2:
     
  21. beaucoup

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    Me too. I have my new sleep bra on. Its very comfy. When you are as big as I am, it is nice to not be floppy everywhere. :goodvibes
     

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