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Online bra retailors for 28”+ DD+ bras

brasizepolice: [probably the cheapest you’ll find; ships from UK] [they have some 26” bands; ships from Poland] [ships from UK] [ships from US] [ships from US] [they carry some Ewa Michalak 26” bands; ships from UK] [ships from US] [ships from UK]

Great reference! I don’t think I’ve mentioned thebigbrabar or debenhams on here before.

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All the 34A bras I own. I just made this post to show you all my followers that bra size does vary with the brand you get. They’re all marked as 34As, but as you can tell, some are much larger than others and fit differently (of course). The green bra is probably the worst, it fits me like Cs and the very first beige bra looks like a training bra! Most of my bras are Maidenform or Soma. 

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70% of Women in the U.S. Wear the Wrong Bra Size! Are you one of them?



Almost 8 in 10 women are wearing the wrong size and you may be one of them. Why? Your body changes over time, and your fit will change year to year as you lose or gain weight, exercise more or less, and so on. If you are experiencing discomfort, spillage over your cups or back strap, tight straps, or a gap between your cups, you are most likely wearing the wrong size.

Measuring yourself for a bra is an art, not a science.

The simple fit guide below provided by Bare Necessities can help you. If you’re not sure what size you wear, or fall between two sizes, you may want to try several sizes and styles as a starting point.

Getting Started
It’s best to measure when you are wearing your most comfortable bra - one that has no padding and is not a minimizer.


Measure under your arms, high on your back, across the top of your chest. If this measurement is an even number, this is your band size. If an odd number, add 1” to determine your band size.


Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust. Next, subtract your band measurement from your bust measurement; each inch represents a cup size. For example: if your band measurement is 34” and your bust measurement is 36”, the difference between these measurements is two inches, and you’d wear a B-cup.


Try these tips and tests to see if your bra is flattering you as best it should.

Place yourself in your bra: Now that you’ve found your size, test your fit. Take the opposite hand from the side you are adjusting and gently bring the breast tissue from the back to the front. This movement will help you settle your breasts correctly into the cups.

It should feel good: A great fitting bra shouldn’t dig, pull, poke or otherwise cause discomfort. If it does, it’s not the right bra (or size) for you. Make sure it feels comfortable when you sit down and move around.

It should look good: Always try your bras on wearing a t-shirt – it’s the best way to see what it’s doing for you. A great fitting bra can make you look taller, will define your waist, and even make you look slimmer!

Don’t settle for wrinkles: If you see extra fabric or wrinkly, baggy cups, the cup size is too big. Try sizing down.

Don’t fall out: Take a look at the front of the bra. There shouldn’t be any breast tissue spillage, puddling, or falling out of the bottom of the cups. If there is, your cup size is too small. Try sizing up for a flattering, more natural looking fit.

Straps shouldn’t work too hard: Your bra’s support comes from the band, not the straps. So be sure that you’re wearing the correct band size. Too big, and your straps will end up taking the weight, which will cause them to put pressure on your shoulders and dig in.

Is your band straight? Look in the mirror from the side. Your band should be at the same level all the way around. If it is riding up in back, it’s probably too big. Try sizing down a band size or tightening your band.

Mind the gap: The center front of your bra should lie flat against the breastbone. It should not lie on top of any breast tissue. If there’s a large gap, you may need to go up a cup size.

How tight is right? Your band should feel firm and secure, but you should also be able to slip two fingers beneath the band in back, and one in the center in front. If you can’t, you may need to loosen your band a bit, or go up a size.

Underwires shouldn’t dig: Underwires should lie flat at the front of your bra, against your ribcage. If you feel your underwire digging into any breast tissue, you should try a larger cup size or a different style.

Bras stretch over time: Be sure you’re wearing your bra on the loosest hook. Your bras can stretch with washing and wear, so when you buy a new bra, it’s best to ensure it fits properly on a loose hook, so you can tighten it as needed.

How to know when you’ve found a perfect fit? Your breasts will feel like they are “sitting” in the cups, you will not feel any underwire pinching and your bra will feel comfortable and supportive. You shouldn’t have to settle for a so-so fit. Sometimes you will have to go up a cup size or two. Don’t let it concern you – sizes do vary among brands. Finding the perfect bra takes time and patience, but the way you will look (and feel) once you have found it will be worth all of your effort.

Reminder: Check back in six months or so. You should re-evaluate your bras regularly to be sure they are fitting you the way they should – because a woman’s body does change over time, and bras stretch and lose shape with repeated wear and washing. It may be time to stock-up again, soon!

Bare Necessities has a great fit guide, especially with its emphasis on constantly assessing your fit! <3

Again, I always caution against measurement, but at least they’re not like the silly geese who use the outdated “add 4 inches” method.

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