(Original post by Not Invented Yet)
I have a question. Can your boobs shrink when you gain weight? I've put on some weight recently, and when I went to buy a new bra I had to get the next back size up (which I was expecting) - but I had to go down a cup size. Why would that have been? I'm pretty sure I was wearing the right sized cup before, and I definitely did need to go down a size. Why have they shrunk?!
This is from Figleaves.com and should explain what happened in your case, but in reverse
How bra sizes work
It’s important to understand that the band size and the cup size work together. One of the most common misconceptions is that a D cup is always bigger than a C or B cup. In fact, a bra’s cup size is dependent on its band size – so a 32D holds the same volume as a 34C but is actually smaller than a 38B.
What does this mean in practice? Well, if, for example, you are currently wearing a 36DD and you want to go down a band size but keep the same cup, you will need a 34E, not a 34DD, to accommodate your breasts.
Re: BRAS! Is it true that if you go down a band size you go up a cup size?
(Original post by Hmm.)
So if I was wearing a 34A and my band size got smaller, I would have to wear a 32B? Or am I just totally muddled?!
Also, have I been mistaken in buying bras that fit better on the tightest hook setting? Should I buy bras that fit better on the loosest instead?
Yeah, its true that a 34A is pretty much equivalent to a 32B. But when you say if 'my band size got smaller', if you mean that you'd lost weight, then its probably worth remeasuring your bra size altogether because your cup size may have changed too.
And no, you're supposed to buy bras that fit best on the loosest hook setting. The elastic in bras can start to stretch over time, so that way, over time you can start moving the hook to the tighter settings and the bra will still fit you.
I bought a cheap sports bra the other day and it was rubbish, I've never really bothered before because I've just ran on empty back roads and held my arms against my chest....but I'm having to change my route and realise I look like an idiot doing this. It also makes me run in a strange way so I twist back and forth at my waist and give me stomach a harder workout than my legs (if that makes sense).
I need a really decent sports bra that leaves my breasts with minimum movement when jogging, have any of you tried particular bras that have worked really well, especially for bigger bust?