Hey guys, gals, and everyone else.
I’m going to guess if you have boobs and are between the ages of 10-80 that you have a bra by Victoria’s Secret. If not, you’ve most likely seen a store or commercial for this infamous lingerie and clothes outlet. I have to tell you two things, and I swear they connect this time. 1. You’re wearing the wrong size bra. 2. Victoria’s Secret (and many other stores) are sizing you incorrectly on purpose. Wait! you say…How can this be? I shall tell you my child, come and take a seat.
This may jump around but just staywithmeonthis okay? Think of how many different body types are in the world. Now think of how many types of boobs there are in the world. And you’re telling me that a single store can stock a bra for every single size? Well obviously not. We all know someone who sighs when they pass VS because nothing fits. Now what percentage of women or boob owners do you think VS sizing actually caters to? I’m going to estimate 10%. Yeah really. But so many people shop there! You’re going to say. Yeah, because they size you to fit into their stock. AKA they size you incorrectly on purpose. I mean….look at this.
Why, for the band would you measure above the fullest part of the bust? Hmmm. Last time I checked the band was below the bust. “To use the add 4 rule of course Mar!” That rule is as old as your grandmother…literally. When lingerie first appeared there was little to no stretch in the material. Meaning to be able to inhale, you need more room. Now fabrics have come a long way. They can bend, breathe and stretch with you.
Think of all the people who buy a strapless bra and say it never stays up. Well that’s probably because it’s 4 inches too big. You wouldn’t buy pants 4 sizes too big and expect them to stay in place would you? No, of course not. And to think that your band is where all the support is supposed to come from!
SO here’s an experiment…if VS says you wear a 38 C…I’m going to guess you wear a 34 DD at least…depending on your boob shape and composition.
You’re probably gasping ad thinking, there’s no way I could have that big of boobs! I hate to break it to you…but DD (or E) is not that big. Really you should be thinking of it in inches instead. This means your measurements would be roughly 34 inch band and a 39 inch bust. Making a 5 inch difference from band to bust. That’s not a lot…especially when it’s distributed via 2 boobs and over any upper back tissue. So basically…two 2. 5 inch boobs. which is not very big.
There’s a lot to go into this so watch this video on how you should be REALLY measuring yourself!
A great point…you can not have a cup size without a band size! A 28 DD is not equal to a 40 DD!
Now I’m not bashing Victoria’s Secret’s products. I do like them! There are many other brands that are good, and many that are better though. I bet after measuring yourself you’re going to be a bit annoyed. Why? Because you either won’t properly fit into VS stock anymore, or you’re a “strange” combination of measurements. (Love yourself honey I’m a strange measurement too). Take no fear! Just type “Stores that sell 32DD bras” into google and you should be on your way!
What do you guys think? Is it shady that stores measure you on purpose to fit there stock? Where you surprised to find that your bra is the wrong size?! Let me know down below!
Stay Sunny ❤