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Old 01-25-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
 
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Default Spinoff: Where to get fitted for a bra??

I have never been properly fitted for a bra, and with giftcards for Victoria's Secret, I was thinking I would go there to get fitted and buy a bra. Are there any other places that you would suggest going rather than VS? TIA for any input!
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:00 AM   #2
 
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I can tell you where not to go: VS. Those young girls know how to sell, not how to fit. If there's a speciality store for women who've have mastectomies or are extra large, go there. Even if you're closer to an A or B, those places are best. If that's not available, then Macys, Nordstroms, Dillards often have trained bra fitters.

Wherever you end up, make sure you learn how to fit yourself. Then you can go to VS and get something.
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:05 AM   #3
 
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Perhaps its just me but I don't think VS bras are that great, especially for the price they charge.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:12 AM   #4
 
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Perhaps its just me but I don't think VS bras are that great, especially for the price they charge.
They are pretty. That's about the only thing nice I can say.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:31 AM   #5
 
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What I like about VS is that they don't change their bra style for D, DD.
Other bras will be so nice in A, B, C, then as soon as it's D, they have a similar bra but it looks more like it's for an old lady.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:36 AM   #6
 
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Even if you get fitted, still try on a range of sizes and see what works for you. For example, if you normally wear a 36C, at least try on a 32-38 band size, in cup sizes B-DD. I was shocked when I tried this about a year ago.

I wore a 36C since I was about 12 until a year ago. I always thought they fit fine. And I'm all about fashion, and love to shop, etc., so I had definitely thought about bras alot. Then one day I put on a 34D. The band felt so much more fitted, and the girls were all up and perky, without the bra creating any lines.

You'll know it when you find the right size. It'll feel awkward at first, and you'll think "Holy crap, I can't go out with the girls up this high and perky", but as soon as you get used to it you'll never go back!
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:44 AM   #7
 
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I know that my VS only sells bras in sizes 32-36, with B and C cups. Isn't that ridiculous? Especially since many of their models are so...buxom. I agree that you should go to either a specialty store or Nordstrom's. Or you can grab the same style of bra in a bunch of sizes, and try them out for yourself.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:46 AM   #8
 
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What?! I've never seen a VS that doesn't have a lot of D and DD cups at least in those drawers. That's crazy!
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I can tell you where not to go: VS. Those young girls know how to sell, not how to fit. If there's a speciality store for women who've have mastectomies or are extra large, go there. Even if you're closer to an A or B, those places are best. If that's not available, then Macys, Nordstroms, Dillards often have trained bra fitters.

Wherever you end up, make sure you learn how to fit yourself. Then you can go to VS and get something.
I agree. I've had a couple of fittings at VS, and tried on bras according to the size they suggested, and they have not fit well at all.

I LOATHE bra shopping!
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:33 AM   #10
 
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I think Nordstrom's has fitters. Also a small chain called Lady Grace.
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