02 December 2010 @ 09:16 am
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26 November 2010 @ 07:46 am
I'm on bridesmaid duty again, and my bff is eyeing up this dress.

I haven't owned a low-back bra since I was sixteen, but they must exist for us. I'm a 30G in Freya and a 30FF in Fantasie. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks!
24 November 2010 @ 01:02 pm
I'm looking for articles/blog posts that explain why the common misconceptions about bra sizing are wrong. I know there are several that I've read, I just neglected to bookmark them and now can;t find them.

23 November 2010 @ 04:30 pm
I entered my underbust and overbust size on this website just for kicks. They don't even explain how to calculate your bra size from your measurements, just have you use their calculator. At a 29 underbust and a 35 overbust, they tell me I'm a 34A. I think their calculator is broken--even if you do add five to the underbust, aren't you still supposed to use the absolute difference between that and the overbust to calculate cup size?

The stupid. It burns.
19 November 2010 @ 10:29 am
It's one of our first genuinely cold fall days up here, and I'm thinking about fashion for boobs. I know that it's conventional wisdom that if you have a substantial bosom, you should avoid high necklines at all costs lest you look dumpy. But when it's winter, I already have real problems with staying warm, and wearing v- and scoop-necks just leads to more freezing.

What do you all do in the cold months? Build up your resistance to cold and brave the weather with a bare sternum? Buy bullet bras and resolve to rock the sweater-girl look in an angora turtleneck? Move to St. Tropez?
16 November 2010 @ 08:37 pm
What do you guys think of the idea of having a questionnaire to use as a resource for thirty_twod? (maybe share with other sites?) I've made one using google docs but wanted to get peoples' opinions before publishing it.

So far the questions are:

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15 November 2010 @ 09:56 am
What Katie Did are conducting a survey of their customers' measurements to get an idea of what sizes people wear in their bras and in other brands. Hopefully it will make it easier for us to know what size to order from them, because they use the same "add 4" system that M&S, VS et al publish and we know it doesn't work for their bras. I wish M&S would do something like this to improve their service... maybe we could send them this link?

13 November 2010 @ 12:14 pm
All have been sold. Thanks!

Fantasie 4510 30E in Black. Band has stretched out some, but still fastens fairly tightly on second hook. $12 shipped.
Fantasie 4510 30E in Nude. Same details as above.Slight wrinkling in cups (doesn't show through clothes). $12 shipped.
Freya Deco 28F in Nude. Worn very little, and still fastens very tightly on first hook. I had to go down a band size in this one, but the cups are just too small for me. Asking $18 shipped.

If any of these catch your fancy, let me know! Thanks!
10 November 2010 @ 03:46 pm
Enter the code HELP at checkout to get 10% off any full price items. Just got this in the email this morning 'cause I left some items in my basket :-) It's valid until the 23rd of november.
08 November 2010 @ 12:21 pm
I've been wearing Lane Bryant/Cacique balconette bras for years, and I've been fairly happy with them, but I keep having to tug the band down my back during the day and I finally got tired of it. So I decided to try going down a band size, since from everything I've read my band was probably a size too large. I also decided to try some new bras, but in retrospect it might not have been the best idea to change two variables at once, because now I'm not sure what to do next.

I've been wearing a 44DDD/E, so I ordered the Elomi Jasmine in 42E, and the Elomi Smoothing Seamless in 40E (since the reviews say it runs large in the band). They're both lovely bras, and the band seems to fit well on both of them--it's snug and supportive on the loosest hooks, but doesn't bite into me like some of the smaller bras I've tried on--but I'm spilling out the top of the cups like whoa, especially on the Jasmine. Now I don't know if I should order the same bras in a larger cup size, or if it's just the style of these particular bras that doesn't work with my particular breasts and I should try different bras. DDD/E fits me just fine in other styles, but then, the other styles I tend to wear are molded-foam balconettes and plunge bras, so those leave room for error, so to speak. Do any of you have any experience with the sizing quirks of these particular bras, or have any other advice for me? I probably will order another of the Cacique bras in the smaller band size, but I'd also really like to try some other bra styles, as well.