On my recent trip to Nanaimo, I happened to pop into Addition Elle store. My intention was to check if there was any Ashley Graham lingerie on sale and to get something fun to wear. The lady asked me what my size was and as per usual I said 44 double-D. She said I highly doubt that - you're wearing the wrong size and me being stubborn I said no that's the size I always wear. So she lets me try on the bras I find one I really like then she says and is quite persistent about giving me a bra fitting. I was shopping with my fiance and a friend didn't want to hold up so I declined but then I considered and I had her do the fitting.
What I learned when she measured was that you should be wearing your bra with most of your breast weight being distributed to the band and that it should be tight to your rib cage. With her measurements I should be wearing a 40 band size. And when she measured the cup size I should be wearing an H cup...What what she also noticed was that I had indentations in my shoulders because I have been wearing my bra's too tight in the shoulder straps because the band size has been too big that it slides around and doesn't give me support. Also oddly enough I have been having reoccuring shoulder pain where it is potentially from a pinched nerve from the straps being too tight on my bras.
I have always worn 44 double-D as long as I can remember and technically it fits because the extra inches on the band give room for the cup size but it's not always pretty. I recently got a new sports bra which was a 40 E and I also didn't really believe the lady that it was going to fit right so much so in fact that I had or not even though I bought it two months ago I put it on today and really notice the difference and appreciated it.
Thank you worker from Lady Sport and Dayla from Addition Elle Nanaimo!! Get fitted asap to help your 'girls'.
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