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what is the standard etiquette for this? how do *you* go about it?
different shops operate with different size policies! i bought a couple today and tried them on on top of the one i was already wearing, but it was very awkward and it's just an INDICATOR as to whether or not they will fit, you can't tell for sure.
take it home, try it on. If it fits, keep it, if it's too big/small then take it back and say "This is too big/small, can I exchange it for the apposite size? Thanks".
does this not come under the standard 'you can not return undergarments' policy?
oh my dear brother, i never thought we would have this conversation
Normally I'm sat outside the changing room, looking bored, while you're in there crying with mother. I didn't ever want to imagine what the hell was going on inside.
normally wip em off when trying on kevin clein boxers at the market - so guess same applies
There are changing rooms, you take the bra in there and that's where you try it on. Same as any other article of clothing.
like at all. not even a little bit
different size policies!!!!!!
M&S, Debenhams etc usually have a special bra person (lady actually). They measure you, and even go and get them for you. They gently pull the curtain to, while you try it on, then they go 'Hmm maybe you need a smaller one - it's a bit tight there... Let me get you a different size.' It's quite a weird experience, but it all seems right in the context.
it's rare that i find bras in my size there so when it happens, it's not something i want to just ignore.
do they instruct you to bare your boob skin as you try the bras on?
Shouldn't be a problem.
you just take them into the changing room.
3. go "this bra is pretty gross but not ridiculously gross"
4. walk over to changing room
5. tell lady/man at changing room how many items i would like to try on (usually in the region from one to four)
6. locate an empty changing room
7. GET NAKED LOL
"have a little cry". Actually, I seem to only ever go bra shopping with my mother. Step 8: call my mum into the changing room with her and have a little cry.
You know. Stuff not fitting/making one look like a grandmother.
the fear... the fear...
it happens to EVERYONE. it's perfectly normal, honest.
Like a gust of wind.
if i even want to know what you're talking about now.
Unless you are a bespoke bra designer, I don't see how giving you my age, sex and location will stop me doing frustrated cries in the changing room :'(((
i ment going shopping for bras with your mum, its fun for both partys if you go with you gf
I'd forgotten that existed!
only two of them were bras, however.
this thread doesn't exist.
I don't want to get up early tomorrow. Thought you should know. On topic though: I usually just steal them by spraying milk in their faces and running away
i'm gonna try to get up at 11! wish me luck
but i did get up before 12 which is a minor victory.
or else go to a department store with fitting ladies. you leave your bra on, they measure you with tape, bring back in a few options, you change by yourself and when you're ready they come back in to see if it fits.
I hate bra shopping.
aroused me far more than i feel it ought to.
i mean, get measured in a proper department store and you should be okay
i don't understand how bras can be sized according to general size though (i mean, i'm a size 4-8 and my bra size is 32 c which is a size 10 i reckon)
A 32C is just a 32C. There's no direct correlation between body size and bra size, unless you're talking about a 46 DOUBLE J in which case you can safely assume the person is a fatty.
i'm trying to lose weight
how come it is possible to buy bras in size 8/10/12 etc?
are they just cheapo bras in places like topshop?
The number is supposed to be your bust measurement, and then the letter, I don't know what exactly it's for, actually, but I'd imagine it's about volume.
the number is the measurement for around the body (i.e. circumference) and the letter is your cup size (i.e. volume).
Don't ask me why I know that, but I just really, really wanted to add something to this thread.
And cup size is to do with volume, of course, right?
is the underbust measurement: i.e the circumference of your ribcage, and not the circumference of your ribcage + *insert preferred term, jocular or no, for the parts of the female body in question*.
and make me do a little internal "wtf" every time I see one for sale.
how can you buy bras by dress size, it doesn't make any sense! You get loads of them in topshop, then i cry because i have to buy bras in marks and spencers for them to even resemble fitting :(
but recently they've all been a bit rubbish. And the most recent time i went in i was with my boyfriend who didn't want to hang around and wait for me to try bras on, so i just bought a few in my size and of course none of them fit :( sigh.
I felt like a horrible pervert waiting for you in the bra section.
I hate it when the girlfriend is trying clothes on as the changing rooms are quite often near the lingery section and you just look like some massive weirdo standing around with wall to wall pants.
in the lingerie section of topshop - as fihiki says below, they tend not be underwired or very supportive
They seem to be really really tiny as well, like, the smallest possible size a size 10 person would be.
and besides, in proper places like that where bras cost a small fortune, the sizes are likely to be quite different from cheap places like h&m or topshop. like, a friend of mine went to one of those expensive places and they made her buy a G cup, whereas she would normally wear a D.
1) find your size
2) take it to dressing room to try it on
I feel like Father Ted.
is talking about bra's/being measured with female colleagues and out of the corner of my eye watching male colleagues in earshot studiously tunnel visioning their desk with red ears. hilarious.
Barry, for instance, can pretend to be a woman.
you either TRY them on or you DONT