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    Hey kitty we have a bloody tiger here now.

    on topic now I think about it Jo Brand (lady comedienne and VERY big) in a semi serious moment described going to get measured for a bra.....the woman didnt actaually measure her just told her her size straight away and got a selection of bras. I suppose when its your job you get good at it.

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    Honeytongue [sign in to see picture]
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    The online guides do not work for me either. I have been to Bravissimo to find that a mate who gave me advice in a pub was spot on. I have not trusted the measuring service in M&S since they measured me wrong by 3cup sizes and then the woman tried to tell me that it was my fault that her eecommended bra did not fit.

    If you do not want to be measured, take a selection of sizes into a changing room and try them on.

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    Hi, girls,

    Despite the cat invasion (or is that just lots of pussy?) I shall persevere. Haven't had time to retype the long post I lost but some of the points are coming up here, largely that sizing is a bloody minefield. While i agree with the general principle of sizing by measuring the uderbust and then the overbust, there are so many shapes of women and such a range of sizes - say, size 6 to about size 30-something that a formula like that isn't going to work too well at the extremes even if it does in the middle of the range. Plus, being a man and therefore a different shape to any woman who isn't an olympic field eventer, it's harder still.

    Kitty, my sizing method is sort of the same but different. Start by getting a band size that fits snugly but comfortably. A new bra should be done up on the loosest hooks and still be snug enough for the band to take most of the weight of your boobs (I know, difficult to calculate if you have none). See how your bras fit round your back - if your bra collection is typical most will be one band size (possibly two if you're 'between sizes') with a couple of odd ones where the sizing is all to pot. If yiu have new bras that fit well round your back, go by that size.

    Now, the controversial bit. Although I have enough breast to fill a 38B cup, I need to wear a 38C usually as the 38B wires are too tight and dig into the sides of my boobs. If you're a small backed lady that probably won't be your problem - my chest is quite wide! But, and this is a big but, if you're under-endowed, you still want to get the cups so that the wires fit snugly round the base of your boobs even if they leave a little space in the cups. You'll probably find that on your frame, different styles, such as plunge, balconette or full cup will fit best in different cup sizes. Don't panic. As long as there's not a huge cavern in there you'll still be alright. And probably a plunge style will work well without leaving a gap at all. After all, that's what they're meant to do.

    If you do end up with a gap, use chicken fillets as advised earlier in the thread. Because different makes and styles of bra vary so much, I have them in three sizes plus a 'complete breast' style pair that I use when even the biggest ones don't quite work. I don't like wearing those much; somehow it seems more like cheating than the fillets. The thing about chicken fillets is they fit under or to the side of the breast, pushing you up or in and giving more roundness or more cleavage or both. Once they're in you don't feel them (well, I don't) and in a padded bra nobody will know you have them in. Also, if your lack of boobs means your bras tend to ride up, the fillets will stop that in its tracks, so it's actually more comfortable than without.

    If you're scared to get fitted, go to a department store and take a range of sizes into the changing room to try. If your OH is 'breast aware' you might like to have the help, or take a friend. But I do recommend getting fitted at a proper lingerie shop where the staff are likely to be older than you and they'll have seen it all - possibly even men like me! Once you've had a good fitting you'll be, erm, hooked.

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    yummymummy24 [sign in to see picture]
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    Awww bless you I sympothise I am the same!!! After havin my kiddies they have drained me and I still yet to find something (bras) to fit well :) i must say tho in the bedroom i find the nicest things to wear are fish net as they cover your whole body and dont emphasise so much in that genral area.... hope this helps

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    i have been mistaken for a boy before when out getting told i wasnt allowed to use the girl bathroom because am so flat chested i cant really pull off sexy outfits eather cause the fit fine everywhere but the chest area tryed a few things someone said go for a boob job but no way am i altering my body that way one thing i found can work is chest tape but its a very short slolution :(

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    It's no practical help whatsoever, but some of us chaps do prefer small boobs!

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    I use to bra fit and I would recommend air filled or padded bras rather than liquid or gel as they give more shape. The wonderbra full effect bra I found was most comfortable and omphing for customers and friends, I would recommend it!!! x

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    I remember reading about a new bra that adds several cup sizes to your chest. I think La Senza do one but can't remember where the other is. Will update if I can find it but the general idea is that it's more padded than a normal bra but not as heavy as a gel filled one, kinda like a bra with inbuilt chicken fillets that are padding if that makes sense?

    Edit -It could have been Victoria's Secrets. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/19/victorias-secret-miraculous-bra_n_850877.html

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    I have rather small boobs, but found that certain bras and types of clothing can help.

    I got this, which enhances your shape with a bit of padding, but still feels pretty natural. http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=20239 -Its not available on here anymore, but worth a look.

    I've also found that (I just realised how obvious this is..) wearing tighter tops makes me look a bit bigger. I usually just wear a tshirt with a slightly scooped neckline, not too low but not right up againt the neck if you know what I mean. I also like to wear those tops that are a little baggy, but those make my boobs like almost non existent.

    I know it probably doesn't help, but be confident with what you've got :) I'm pretty flat chested and have found that most men don't even care. I have considered a boob job in the past, but just thought, who am I getting it for- myself, or others? Now, I don't care what people think of me and my small boobs!

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    From a male perspective I can only echo QueenC - it's the woman that matters, not the boobs. I've had partners with all shapes and sizes of boobs from nothing to rather a lot and they were all very lovely. And taking a reverse view, as a male I have larger boobs than you'd expect, but I'm still me, and if people don't like my chest sticking out a bit more than normal that's their problem.

    None of us is physically perfect and I guess most of us are more worried about our weak points than anybody else is. Life's too short to worry about this sort of stuff - if you have your health, cherish it, and if you don't, you'll already know there's more to life than big tits (nice though they are...).

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    sub-kitten wrote:

    Cat Lady wrote:

    Thanks sub-kitten and PinkPolkaDot. It seems the online guides aren't all the same as the results vary between them! Think I may need to go down a size. There's no Bravissimos near me though.

    You're welcome. Comfy & supported boobs makes for a happier girl :] Marks & Spencer are also very good for fittings too.

    Shame la senza shut down they were always helpful with measurements :)

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    MrsKitty [sign in to see picture]
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    Any one got any suggestions on what dresses ect to buy from lovehoney that can be worn with a bra just tried one on nice dress just to big im a 6-8

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    maarks and spenser last week mesured me at 32C today got mesured in two different stores and it turns out im a 34DD there not all good

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    your boobs in the pic look great :) i'm jealouse :P

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    Kitty please dont be, do you want the. you can have them....

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    Small boobs are great!

    Cleavage is sexy but some of us just don't have boobs that like to do it! Mine are fairly small, quite perky and they're not exactly far apart but getting cleavage is a real challenge!

    Go to Ann Summers/La Senza/M&S and get a proper fitting. Don't measure yourself at home for some reason it said I was a 34AA too (I was mortified) but I'm actually a 30-32 C cup.

    You can buy cleavage enhancing bras but I find them a bit ridiculous and uncomfortable to be honest.

    The best bra I have is just a plain black bra from La Senza. There's nothing special about it but it gives me better cleavage than the specialised one and doesn't have ridiculous padding! Have a shop around and see what suits you best x

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    MrsKitty [sign in to see picture]
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    yeah i had a bra from la senza that i loved mabe me feel really good then it broke and they didint stock it anymore

    any sugestions on some nice stuff from here to get that can be worn with a bra?

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    thank you :) will have a look

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    Jimi Duro [sign in to see picture]
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    Nothing wrong with small boobs !

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    Jimi Duro [sign in to see picture]
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    Small Feet are my thing LOL

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