How To Pick The Right Size Bra

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I saw this video, and thought wow! this lady really help you to understand, how to pick your size in a bra the first time. She also, explains size of the bra very well and what to look for when choosing a bra...... Cool stuff! :D

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Wow! Who knew there was so much to choosing the right size bra. I've been wearing them quite awhile now and I didn't know all this. Great video Plague. :)

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Great Video Plague :)

I followed the instructions because I was curious as to wither or not I was wearing the proper Bra size. I’ve been wearing a 36B all along because that is the best fit right now, 20 months on HRT and my breasts are still developing so have been monitoring because of needing to go Bra shopping.

I took my measurements as she instructed in the video (twice to be sure) and am 37inches around + 5inches around my breast. She said it’s a letter for every number ... that makes me A,B,C,D,”E”? Can’t be. I’m sure as a Transwoman having a larger torso makes all the difference and she never mentioned how to calculate “Double” (example; Double D .. my sister!). I guess I shall have to just ask for a fitting at one of the boutiques.

Beth

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Great info in the video...and here all along I was sacrificing comfort for what I thought looked sexy!......(Mental note....Bra shopping tomorrow...:)..)

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Wow Good info

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well true saying you learn something new every day now at least i can go to my local lingerie shop and buy a bra that will fit thank you

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For the first time I am considering going to a bra fitting.  Two days ago my wife was looking at me and said my chest was "enormous,"  Se said must be the swimming I do.  She wanted to see how hard I could make my pecks.  When I tried to tighten my chest the pecks hardly moved.  Rather what I had was quite a bit of breast tissue.  As she touched my softness she said "man boobs"  You may need to look into a bra.  I have been noticing breast growth in the last two years.  Any ideas of a good bra to try?  Dawn

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Dear Friends,

The video is EXCELLENT, and MUST VIEWING for cisgender and transgender women alike!

The only thing she failed to mention is when a woman puts on a bra, no matter what size she is, she should bend over at the waist and DROP her breasts into the cup.  This is true for ALL: WOMEN, but especially large breasted women, such as myself. 

Every woman, no matter what size she is, should be professionally fitted at least once a year.  Realize this is expensive, but it is well worth it. 

Dawn, I recommend Playtex bras for women who need a lot of support, such as myself, but in the department stores, they go up to DD (I forgot the band size).  For active women such as yourself, Dawn, I recommend a sports bra.  In my case, as a very large breasted woman, I wear Glamorise bras.

There are many excellent brands, so the important thing is to find a good lingerie shop (and I am not talking about the shops that sell the sexy lingerie) that takes this very seriously.  An excellent bra will make good fashion look great, and a poor bra will make even the best fashion look sloppy.

Ladies . . . it is all about the details!

Yours truly,

Monica

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Thanks Monica and my friends,

My wife commented yesterday when I was wearing one of my normal men's running tops that my breast profile (Side view) was the most noticeable.  I am sure I am still smaller than a B but now I am aware that I am showing.  I did some additional research and found a site specializing in men with breasts.  They suggested either binding them or getting a sports bra.  I do have several bras already but they are for me in girl mode.  The site suggested sports bras included Champion, fruit of the loom and under armor.  The goal is to minimize the bra showing, bra showing characteristics, straps, color showing; while under a shirt.  Another one mentioned for comfort alone was Moving Comfort.  I think my aging has made my hormones change and my natural ability to produce estrogen has caused this change.  I have always had lots of female characteristics and I now have natural breast tissue that is hard to hide.  The more I think about it I do not want to hide it.  I am actually proud that I my breasts are budding.  Dawn

Added - Just tonight my wife found me a Danskin sport top with built in bra.  (Purchased from a thrift store) I tried it on and it gave me good support.  The bra insert portion is minimally noticeable.  Then tonight was the real test as I went with her to dinner and wore it as my undershirt - no jiggling but it did lift my breasts a bit and it also felt really comfortable (Made them look more like Pecs).  It was actually nice feeling, as my nipples had been irritated/sore a lot lately with some of the shirts I had been wearing.  I will likely be getting a few more sports bras soon.  I actually have small breasts now and my wife agrees I need some support.

 

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Thank you all for the advice and is very helpful. I have had bra fittings but find this better advice. Now I need to try on something new next time shopping.

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I just walked into Victoria secrets & asked for my size bra with my particular color, shape, style etc.  I was than taken to change rooms & beautiful girl the change room specialist offered to assist me further.

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At first one is interested in all the specifications of owning to using a bra, but after a while, you figure it out, get me the right size with added incentive!?! Ha ha

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