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    I have to agree with Melis. I just had my first real bra fitting and let's just say I've been wearing the wrong size. Like, 3 sizes too small. I have a Nike suit for my boot camp class and it shows no cleave at all.

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    I've been sized properly, I'm a 36DD, and all my bathing suits have cleavage. Like I said, unless I have a suit that goes right up to my neck, I have cleavage. And I tend to buy bathing suits with more coverage rather than less. I'm shy and I have stuff to hide. I try to get cute little skirted ones when I can, or tankinis with skirts.
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    Ftr i have nothing against cleavage. I show it every day at the gym- it just happens from my sports bras squishing everything together and the type of tank I wear to workout. I just disagree with the notion that this suit was this woman's only option- I think that we all have some innate ratio in our minds- some acceptable or "normal" ratio of skin to fabric in our minds when it comes to what we are used to seeing as Americans. IMO this ratio was way off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I've been sized properly, I'm a 36DD, and all my bathing suits have cleavage. Like I said, unless I have a suit that goes right up to my neck, I have cleavage. And I tend to buy bathing suits with more coverage rather than less. I'm shy and I have stuff to hide. I try to get cute little skirted ones when I can, or tankinis with skirts.
    I just went in April. The woman put me in a change room, looked at me with my clothes on and put her hands on my sides, then came back with a pretty beige bra (I like beige, nothing fancy) in a 36F. I looked at it thinking 'no freaking way' and it fit me perfectly. I guess in my 36C I had a bit of spillage , mostly out the sides like under my arms. Feels weird to be properly contained, but did it ever change my shape in clothes.

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    I agree. I think she picked this suit probably because she personally liked it the most out of what she tried...not because she was forced into buying it or because everything else covered her exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    I just went in April. The woman put me in a change room, looked at me with my clothes on and put her hands on my sides, then came back with a pretty beige bra (I like beige, nothing fancy) in a 36F. I looked at it thinking 'no freaking way' and it fit me perfectly. I guess in my 36C I had a bit of spillage , mostly out the sides like under my arms. Feels weird to be properly contained, but did it ever change my shape in clothes.
    Yep, I've been down that road. I even produced an on-air piece about it back in my Oxygen days. Most women need less cup and more back, but some are just way way off in the cup too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smsturner View Post
    Yeah hun. Something tells me you aren't in this category. It really can be impossible.


    Ha! I only wish this were true. Having giant breasts is how I know the struggle that is finding a top that fits well. Difficult, but not impossible.

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with showing a little cleavage, but there's a lot wrong with showing everything *but* nipple, especially at a family-oriented water park. I admit I find it odd to be saying that because I'm usually pretty non-chalant about nipples, and I'm an ardent support of public nursing with the ridiculousness of having to keep everything covered, but I think in most situations that don't involve feeding a baby, you should keep your breasts covered more than this lady did.

    Depending on the bra cut, I'm right now either a 40G or a 38H. I get my swimsuits from Lands End. Even though the largest "cup size" they offer in swimsuits is DDD (which is actually an F) they seem to fit my bust pretty well. And if you have any questions about sizing, just call and they will help you figure it out. This one is my hands-down favorite: Women's Tugless Tank One Piece Swimsuit from Lands' End

    I also have one like this but in a different pattern and the legs are cut a bit higher. I ended up sewing the halter straps together because they wouldn't stay tied but once I did that, the support is excellent: Women's Keyhole One Piece Slender Suit from Lands' End
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    btw, have they redone bra sizes recently? Are the bra sizes now bigger on the tag than you actually are in measurements? I have a friend who is a G or H cup, and her boobs are huge. I just got measured as an F cup, but I think it's a scam or something. I think it's meant to make you feel better about your boobs, like they're bigger than they actually are. I don't want to be an F. I want to be a C again, like I was for the past 2 decades (minus bfing, of course). Okay, I can maybe handle being a D, but suddenly an F? Come off it. It's like what they did to clothing sizes - you used to be a size 4 but all of the sudden you're fitting into a size 2 even though you haven't lost an ounce. It's all in the marketing, no?
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    Its a total scam. There is NO WAY mine are a D. NO WAY (except I recently got fitted at Nordstrom and that is what I am comfortably wearing). I know its about band too, like, I could wear a 34C or a 32D, but, yes, I agree bras are vanity sizing UP the same way stores are absolutely vanity sizing down. J crew is the worst, IMO, about vanity sizing down. My body hasn't changed......their sizes have. I know it. It is so annoying to me because its so recent and so transparent and SO linked to the totally sky high movement of their prices, IMO.

    Like, Oh, okay, I will spend more if you tell me I'm a x not a y! yes please! x is soooo much better than y for $50 more! Grrrrrrrr!

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