Femininity Expert Denae Doyle Explains How A New Girl Should Get The Right Fit
Okay, now… getting a bra that fits and is comfortable! This is difficult for even the seasoned genetic women. Having the back snap ride upward will cause the cups of your bra to look un-natural and it causes the cups to “point upward”, and only padded bras stand upward when we’re 18.
The new trend, with gg’s… since ‘the’ bra fitting show on Oprah… is to have a smaller band size and a much larger cup size. There was only one little problem with that. There were no stores that carried the larger size cups over a size D or Double D. Just recently, some of the better retail stores; such as Nordstrom’s are carrying the larger cup size of E. If comfort is more important to you, than the largest cup sizes, here’s how to measure for your first bra!
Using a material tape measure, measure your chest, below the pecks. Measure snug but not tight.
You can only get bras band sizes in even numbers. (i.e. 36, 38, 40, etc.)
If you measure 38" your bras band size will be 38 or 40.
If the total is an odd number go up one inch. Example: If the total measurement adds to 41", then add one inch to make it 42" - this is your bra band size.
It is important to not have your band size tight, as this causes a roll of skin under your arm… and causes a bulge in the back of your dress or under the arm area. If this happens, here are my suggestions. First, try increasing your band size up. I suggest getting a band size that fits comfortably and does not go up in the back, but will stay down. This is very important when purchasing a strapless bra, as it will always slip downward in the back as well as the front.
Look in the mirror, and try to select a cup size by your body size and proportions… and mostly by your shoulder size. If you’re tall and thin… I suggest you select a smaller breast size. Women’s breasts are mostly all fat. This is why; women’s breasts get larger when they’re pregnant or when they have gained weight. If you begin looking at breast size of genetic women, in relationship to their height and weight… thin women and or tall and thin women will naturally have small breasts.
I occasionally will meet a genetic woman who is thin, and has larger breasts and she will always say… it is genetics in her family. Generally, until breast implants, only women with extra weight had larger breasts. A great example is Dolly Parton. With her new ultra thin body, there is no way on earth her breasts would be that large. I recently saw one of her original photos from Hee Haw when she was about 21 yrs old and she was very short and thin, with very small breasts, probably an A cup. For a trans woman, getting clothing to fit, is often difficult; so don’t cause additional fitting problems with a blouse that will not button, due to larger cup sizes.
So, if you like large breasts, please first take a look at your body type. Always look in a mirror and turn to one side; and cross both arms under your breast forms and bra. Your arms should cross, directly under your breast line, (for a general rule). If your cup is pointing upward, then go back to the measuring tape and get a larger band size, which will stay down better in your back and under your arms. OR try checking how high your have the straps, and let them down some. Now, turn to the side and look again. Fold your arms and see if your arms fit nicely under the bra. If that doesn’t work, try 2 or 3 higher quality brands as they have better holding fabric and styles. Lastly, try several other styles of bras. I have found molded cups with no seams look very natural and have room for breast forms.
Good luck and if you have any questions please write me!
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