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Bra Fitting?

I have wanted to get fitted for years.  I went to Vicky's Secret one day and they measured me but they did it with my shirt on and right in the store (not dressing room) and people ended up telling me that didn't count b/c it wasn't a real fitting.

So now with the wedding coming up, I want to get a real fitting and get a good bra for my wedding day (and some every day bras that enhance me a little bit more!).  

I just made an appt for a place here in Atlanta that is famous for bra fittings - their bras are really expensive, but I'd pay more for a great wedding day bra.  My dress is very structured on top so I don't need a corset or anything else, just a good strapless bra.  

How many of you ladies have had a bra fitting before?  Did it really help in terms of you buying the right size bra?  

Do you already have your bra/undergarments for your wedding day?  If not, are you willing to spend more to get the perfect fit?



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Re: Bra Fitting?

  • edited December 2011
    I've never had a professional bra fitting but being very heavy up top I've always had to go to speciality stores to buy good ones that support me, which unfortunately are quite costly. When I went dress shopping I just told her the size that I usually buy and she had to improvise but the strapless they had in stock fit well;  I was pleasantly surprised.
  • tyboydtyboyd
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    I've had a bra fitting before at Intimacy. It was a real eye opener. You can really feel and see the difference when you have on the correct size. They also teach you how they are suppose to fit and stuff like that. My REAL bra size is not really sold in "regular" stores. lol. But for your wedding day, splurge on one of those $100+ bras! You won't regret it!

  • cincy2011cincy2011
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    @ tyboyd: yep, I'm going to Intimacy also!  I can't wait to find out my real size.  I am prepared to splurge for the wedding day...I'm so excited!  
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  • tyboydtyboyd
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    Their bras are so pretty! The one I wanted was beautiful and it was $110. One day I'll be able to spend that type of money on ONE bra! lol. My size is a 32 C or something crazy like that.

  • desi2002desi2002
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    I had a fitting after I had my baby. Boy, did I need it! I move up a from 34B to a 36C. 
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  • tamtam7tamtam7
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    I had the same kind of fitting that you described Cincy at Gap Body, and I wondered if that was the right bra size.  I had been wearing that bra size for years so I figured it was right, but I've been wanting to get a good fititng too because I don't think the size she told me was accurate.  FI has expressed some concern that he thinks my bras may be a bit too tight because I have scratches and scars around my bra line which would indicate that, uhh. yeah, they may be a bit too tight  I'm pretty sure they don't have a store like Intimacy here in NC, but I would definately go if I could.  I do not have my wedding day undergarments yet, but I have been thinking about it.  I think I'm getting a body shaper to tighten up my belly area.  I was thinking about getting spanx and I know they are expensive, but I spent a lot on my dress so I want to make sure that I look my best in it.  I'm actually torn between the spanx and a longline bra.  Cincy (and the rest of you ladies as well), are you planning on wearing shapewear?
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    @Tam
    I want to wear shapewear...I dont need to though cause my dress is a corset.
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    In Response to Re: Bra Fitting?:
    Their bras are so pretty! The one I wanted was beautiful and it was $110. One day I'll be able to spend that type of money on ONE bra! lol. My size is a 32 C or something crazy like that.
    Posted by tyboyd
    Whooo!  $110!!!  Well it better last a lifetime and have a couple of diamonds encrusted on it or something!  LOL  

    We'll see, I am willing to spend some significant $$ tomorrow if it truly gives me the look, comfort and feel that I need on my wedding day.  Yeah 32C seems like an oxymoron - LOL!   That means you're really petite with big boobs....what a cute figure you must have!  (jealous!!!)  Wink
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    In Response to Re: Bra Fitting?:
    I had the same kind of fitting that you described Cincy at Gap Body, and I wondered if that was the right bra size.  I had been wearing that bra size for years so I figured it was right, but I've been wanting to get a good fititng too because I don't think the size she told me was accurate.  FI has expressed some concern that he thinks my bras may be a bit too tight because I have scratches and scars around my bra line which would indicate that, uhh. yeah, they may be a bit too tight  I'm pretty sure they don't have a store like Intimacy here in NC, but I would definately go if I could.  I do not have my wedding day undergarments yet, but I have been thinking about it.  I think I'm getting a body shaper to tighten up my belly area.  I was thinking about getting spanx and I know they are expensive, but I spent a lot on my dress so I want to make sure that I look my best in it.  I'm actually torn between the spanx and a longline bra.  Cincy (and the rest of you ladies as well), are you planning on wearing shapewear?
    Posted by tamtam7

    Yeah, that type of casual fitting is just to make you feel like they did something, LOL!  But I heard if they don't take you in the dressing room, undress you all the way down so they can see if one breast is bigger than the other, etc. then it's a waste of time and inaccurate.  I heard that Macy's and Nordstrom do a good job of bra fitting in their lingerie departments, so maybe you want to try one of those? 

    I am not getting shapewear, only b/c my dress is very structured on top so it holds me in completely and makes my stomach look extra flat - YAY!  And the bottom is so big and poofy with all the layers of tulle that it won't matter what the lower half of my body looks like, it'll be completely covered!  Laughing  FYI, I have heard repeatedly that Spanx are worth the money and you can see/feel the difference vs. cheaper brands.  If I was getting shapewear, I'd get Spanx.

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  • cincy2011cincy2011
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    I had a fitting after I had my baby. Boy, did I need it! I move up a from 34B to a 36C. 
    Posted by desi2002
    Girl you're gonna make me try to get pregnant sooner than I thought!  LOL!  That is a nice size increase!  
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  • tyboydtyboyd
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    In Response to Re: Bra Fitting?:
    In Response to Re: Bra Fitting? : Whooo!  $110!!!  Well it better last a lifetime and have a couple of diamonds encrusted on it or something!  LOL   We'll see, I am willing to spend some significant $$ tomorrow if it truly gives me the look, comfort and feel that I need on my wedding day.  Yeah 32C seems like an oxymoron - LOL!   That means you're really petite with big boobs....what a cute figure you must have!  (jealous!!!)  
    Posted by cincy2011
    LOL! GIRL, since I've met Babe, I've gained like 20 pounds! Well, I still only weigh about 135. But my boobs are NOT big! lol. Now, this DONK I got going on... another story!!! AND you are NOT big!!!
  • tamtam7tamtam7
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    Tyboyd, I gained weight when I started dating my FI too.  And I have the small boobs big donk issue!  I tried on this dress that I'm wearing for my e-pics and had to go up a couple of dress sizes because it fits too tight around the butt/hip area, but I will have to get it taken in up top because I'm on the itty bitty t--ty committee.  I actually saw a t-shirt that said that when I was down in Atlanta (Little Five Points).  I thought about buying the shirt but then I thought, I really don't have to draw attention to that fact.  It's pretty obvious. LOL.
  • tamtam7tamtam7
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    In Response to Re: Bra Fitting?:
    In Response to Re: Bra Fitting? : Yeah, that type of casual fitting is just to make you feel like they did something, LOL!  But I heard if they don't take you in the dressing room, undress you all the way down so they can see if one breast is bigger than the other, etc. then it's a waste of time and inaccurate.  I heard that Macy's and Nordstrom do a good job of bra fitting in their lingerie departments, so maybe you want to try one of those?  I am not getting shapewear, only b/c my dress is very structured on top so it holds me in completely and makes my stomach look extra flat - YAY!  And the bottom is so big and poofy with all the layers of tulle that it won't matter what the lower half of my body looks like, it'll be completely covered!     FYI, I have heard repeatedly that Spanx are worth the money and you can see/feel the difference vs. cheaper brands.  If I was getting shapewear, I'd get Spanx.
    Posted by cincy2011
    Thanks for the tip Cincy re bra fittings.  Also, thanks for the info about Spanx.  I'll have to check into it.
  • edited December 2011
    I thought I was the only person who gained weight when they started dating their FI. I went from 110 to 150, and I'm still flatchested but I gotta donk lol. I guess I won't be flatchested for long though with the *new developments* lol.
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  • tyboydtyboyd
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    @Tam: Spanx can work WONDERS!!! lol.

    @Tam and Rekaeagle: This weight gain is NOT what's up! I was 118. It's only been 11 months since we've met. I should only be 125, MAYBE! I was in a 4/6, now I have to get 8s, which is new to me. Or I can get in a 6 and dag on near have to have it surgically removed! LOL!!! I have a little bit of chest, but not some tig ole bitties! lol
  • edited December 2011
    @Tyboyd, I know it's not what's up. I don't even wanna talk about the amount of sizes I went up. But double digits are not cool and when it first happened I was kinda upset. I enjoy the curves now though. Funny thing is just when I started my new workout routine, I find out I'm pregnant. Oh well...hopefully I don't put on too much weight during this pregnancy. *fingers crossed*
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Bra Fitting?:
    Tyboyd, I gained weight when I started dating my FI too.  And I have the small boobs big donk issue!  I tried on this dress that I'm wearing for my e-pics and had to go up a couple of dress sizes because it fits too tight around the butt/hip area, but I will have to get it taken in up top because I'm on the itty bitty t--ty committee.  I actually saw a t-shirt that said that when I was down in Atlanta (Little Five Points).  I thought about buying the shirt but then I thought, I really don't have to draw attention to that fact.  It's pretty obvious. LOL.
    Posted by tamtam7
    Ugh...this is my issue. I gained 20 pounds over the last year and a half...now 145 and all on bottom. I am an A cup. I have been told that I shouldn't complain, but it makes shopping such a chore now! I am trying to come down off 15 pounds before July.
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  • tamtam7tamtam7
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    @Tyboyd and Eagles, shopping really has become such a chore.  I don't really know what size I wear anymore.  That's why I love shoes so much. I can't go wrong there. Oh! and I'm going to check into the Spanxx Tyboyd.
  • edited December 2011
    I wanted to do a bra fitting because I needed a minimizer bra for my dress. I was willing to spend some $$$ for this special occasion, but my fitting at Intimicies didn't go so well :( The lady tried to put me in a bra that was waaayy to big. The wires were on my stomach and she tried to convice me that was ok..lol...I ended up getting mine from the Maiden Form store at the North GA. Outlet.   
    I've gained weight in the last year, but fortunately the boobies have not grown. I'm already a D cup so I think I'm good there.
  • cincy2011cincy2011
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    OK you all have me dying over here!  Can y'all please pass some of that extra a** over my way?  I'm cool up top but need a little more junk in my trunk!!  LOL

    I haven't heard "tig ole bitties" in years - ROTFL!!!!!!  Thanks for that laugh tyboyd!

    I gained about 10 lbs after I met FI but since I've upped my workout routine and added in cardio kickbox classes, I lost it again - thank God!  B/c I was not feeling the back fat I had going on!  LOL
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  • tamtam7tamtam7
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    Cincy, I need to take a kickboxing class just to release some tension.  LOL.  Yeah Tyboyd, you had me cracking up too with that tig ole bitties comment.
  • tyboydtyboyd
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    @Cincy and Tam: I went to kickboxing twice at my gym and it kicked my @ss!!! I was about to die! We have a gym membership, but I just can't get in a routine! I'm gonna try really hard. And I gotta stop with the fast food, though it is MUCH better than it used to be!
  • cincy2011cincy2011
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    That will do it girl - if you do kickboxing a couple of times a week and cut down to eating fast food only once a week, you will see great results!  Just start slow - whenever I pushed myself to "go all out" with workouts I always stopped doing them shortly after.  But I started slow this time and I was able to slowly increase my workout sessions and decrease my bad eating habits.  It's worked out well!  
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  • tyboydtyboyd
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    I'll try again... might start this week. We'll see.
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