April 8th, 2013

Bra Sizing Myths, Facts, And Why We Shouldn’t Feed The Trolls

Image: http://fullerfigurefullerbust.com

 

A very popular blogger posted today COMPLETELY misinforming people about bra sizing. Said blogger then proceeded to delete EVERY single comment that proved her wrong, and post a self righteous comment about how she was putting comments on moderation because bra promoters decided to step in.

 

This is very disappointing, and untrue, as I was refreshing the page reading every single comment, and they were all just from women with boobs who knew that she was telling fibs.

 

She also replied to my comment telling her that I thought she was wrong because I am a 28E and anything bigger in the band rides up, telling me that I must be wrong because an E cup ‘is as big as a pair of watermelons’. She then deleted my comment. Oh me and my chain of lingerie stores, wading in trying to self promote. Not.

 

I would like to direct my readers to this Flickr set which will hopefully help anybody with a shred of intelligence see that cup size (letter) by NO MEANS equals size of breasts

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76304212@N06

 

I would also like to direct you to George of fullerfigurefullerbust.com (pictured above) who did a video proving that the ‘add inches’ method of sizing is ridiculous and does not work in practice

Finally I shall leave you with my two blog posts on the subject:
The importance of a well fitting bra
Signs your bra is the wrong size

 

And a very well explained fitting guide by a redditor
Excellent fitting guide

 

It makes me sad in this day and age that people like this force upon women this idea that if your letter is higher than C you have mutant tits and must be wrong, please head to your nearest store stocking a terrible range of sizes to be shoved into something they sell just so they can make money and you can feel normal again. Oh and by the way boobs only exist in sizes 32-38 A-D and if you think otherwise you are OBVIOUSLY an idiot.

 

People like that are the reason we can’t have nice things. Just because a size isn’t sold commonly doesn’t make it wrong, but trying to force women to buy common sizes over well fitting sizes IS. How are manufacturers ever going to stock a realistic range if there isn’t the damand?

 

We are very lucky in the UK that we have stores like Bravissimo to turn to, but even to people in other countries, the wonderful Ewa Michalak will make you a bra in just about any size you need if you drop them an email, and all for about £30 including shipping, which is no more than you would pay in Ann Summers or Victoria’s Secret!

 

We do have options, and we don’t have to be complacent! Don’t just accept the lies people try to shove down your throat, use the intelligence I know you all have, and do some research. It could save you years of back ache or even increase the size of your bust a tiny bit (a lot of us have boob fat chilling out under our armpits from years squashing it there trying to wear B cups when we’re really E’s… help yourself help your boobs, and let it migrate back to where it’s supposed to be!)
I’m going to go chill out now, because this made me so mad tonight! I hope that you can see for yourselves that the evidence is there, and adding inches is a comfort/preference thing ONCE you know your correct size, not ‘the way to fit’.
Thanks to George for letting me use her picture for this post, I know in my previous posts the images I used were mostly of very slim ladies, as that is the shape that I am, but I thought it would be nice to recognise that you don’t have to be skinny to be absolutely gorgeous, and I’m sure not all of my readers are the same shape and size as me! Here’s to ladies, and breasts, boobs, and tits of all shapes and sizes!

 


17 responses to “Bra Sizing Myths, Facts, And Why We Shouldn’t Feed The Trolls”

  1. Great post! That other blogger was completely ridiculous– she clearly lacked any expertise in the issue and her way of handing negative commentary was just dreadful. Uggh.

  2. gleepface says:

    Thank you! The thing that angered me the most was that most of the comments she deleted were just normal women with breasts who knew she was wrong and told her why.

  3. Amber says:

    Yes! Excellent post. So well written. I ended up seeing a lot of the comments from women on her blog that were actually buying into what she was saying. Very sad. Wonderful post, thanks for writing this!

  4. gleepface says:

    Yes it did make me very sad seeing all the people she is influencing. I especially despised the way she played down the need for D+ bras and told people measuring on naked boobs was wrong.

  5. kat clark says:

    really good posy. So many people wear the wrong bra size so for someone else to be posting incorrect information is just seriously unhelpful. The Flickr gallery you posted also really shows how different sizes look – just because you have an 'E' after your number doesn't necessarily mean they're going to be massive!

  6. Sara Thomas says:

    This is such an interesting post. I always thought the whole one down, one up thing was weird because the difference in size of a C cup pad to a D cup pad is pretty huge. I missed all of this, who was doing this?? 🙁

  7. gleepface says:

    It is sort of true, because it's all about volume, but it doesn't work in quite such drastic jumps as she was suggesting to some of the commenters. I'd say you can go up or down one band/cup size, but any more and you won't have a good fit. Personally for me if I vary at all from what I measure at I get a terrible fit. Some people it just doesn't work for. This post explains it really well http://blog.butterflycollection.ca/2012/05/bra-school-not-all-d-cups-are-same-size.html

  8. gleepface says:

    Yeah I think that Flickr gallery is one of the most useful resources for proving to people that all is not how they've been taught. I think I'm going to do a proof video of my own, you can't deny the label and fit of a bra!

  9. Sara Thomas says:

    I've never actually been measured, I'm far too shy!

  10. XxxLoveIsBeautyxxX says:

    brilliant post! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know!

  11. Great post! It's a shame when some misinformed bloggers can't accept they might be wrong.

    Bra sizing is such a tricky thing, everyone really needs to have a proper fitting!

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  12. Hearts&Crosses says:

    I haven't got a clue which blogger youre talking about, but that is horrible and given blogging a horrible name 🙁 Im a 34E and recently did a lingerie post that showed lots and lots of options for girls with bigger posts, lingerie sizing is very important and now adays there is so many options for girls of all chest sizes, thanks for bringing this up, it was wonderfully written

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  13. JustJoannie says:

    Thanks for the share! The fitting guide you posted a link to was spot on! I actually used it the other day when I purchased one of those sexy
    Fashion
    Bras
    online. Thanks so much!

  14. gleepface says:

    Yay glad it helped 🙂

  15. gleepface says:

    Thank you! Much appreciated 🙂

  16. gleepface says:

    They really do, it's such a shame the high street is letting everyone down.

  17. gleepface says:

    Thanks!

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