I’m Amy, and I’m a 28FF.

Regarding my bra fitting journey, I didn’t know where to start really, my first bra fitting seems as good a place as any. I was 14 years old, and had been wearing various donated bras from older family members, in probably a large variety of sizes.

I went to Marks and Spencer for my first fitting, where the fitter passed a tape around my band and declared that I was a 34, then measured my bust and said I measured an AA but looked more like an A to her. Great. After none of the 34A bras fit me, she said I probably didn’t need a bra and that’s why none fit. Then she went on her lunch break, and I found a different fitter, who measured me at a 32C, then 32D after trying a few on. She did however tell me that as I was under 16, I couldn’t wear underwires because it would distort the shape of my breasts, and as the teen range didn’t stretch to a D I would need a non-underwired bra. I came away with 2 awful white minimiser t-shirt bras that made my boobs so pointy, and were so embarrassing for a 14 year old to wear.

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As you can probably guess, I paid no attention to her ‘no underwires’ rule. I probably should have listened because now my boobs are horribly misshapen…. I jest, they’re fine. I was 32C/D for the next few years depending on weight gain/loss, and having intermittent back pain that was put down to my posture. Then in November this year I discovered r/abrathatfits and found out that there are bands under a 32 and cups over a G.

After measuring myself I ordered my first properly fitted bra, a curvy kate thrill me in a 28E. I was amazed at how good my boobs looked in it, but the gore dug painfully into my chest, and I had to stuff it with cotton wool to make it wearable. But no more back pain after a few days of wearing, it was a miracle! I had a few more 28Es, and was happy with them!

Then tissue migration struck. I decided to go to Bravissimo and get a fitting, I came away with a Deco in purple 28F, A satine in ivory 28F and an ordered masquerade rosetti 28F. I actually ended up exchanging the satine for another deco, the 28f was just too small in the cups. I also had to return the rosetti, which lead me to consider my shape issues. The gore sat on my breast tissue in the middle, I have very close set breasts, and it poked under my arms, I have narrow roots.

Based on shape issues, I ordered an Ewa Michalak PL Onyks 28FF from ebay, grabbed a bargain! It’s comfortable with an extender, I think the cups are a little small, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction for me. Where I’m at now is trying to get a hold of an Ewa Michalak plunge in a 28G, without paying full price for a non-returnable order, and starting to have issues with Decos rubbing under the arms and needing to have straps adjusted as tight as they’ll go.

 

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I’m constantly on the hunt for my perfect bra: a narrow, short plunge with adjustable straps and a low gores in around a 28FF.  But I’m not fussy…

-Amy

8 thoughts on “I’m Amy, and I’m a 28FF.

  1. I have recently discovered that I have been wearing the wrong size for decades! Thank you for sharing your story with us 🙂

    • So do I, by almost a cupsize I think! I didn’t know how common it was until I started spending so much time on bra websites.

  2. It really felt awful reading what your fitter said to you! That your boobs were so small they didn’t need a bra. Such ignorance and way to go, yeah, making a girl believe her back pains were supposed to not be rectified!

    I also believe that breast shape won’t get distorted by underwires as long as you wear a bra that actually fits you. Why would a “hug” that’s JUST right distort your boobs? It just doesn’t make any sense! If anything, I believe boob shape would be distorted by NOT wearing the most supportive bra you can get your hands on! And bras with underwires usually are the most supportive!

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