If you are bra shopping, Nordstrom is where to buy bras. They carry high quality brands and they offer a proper Bra Fitting Service. Wether you are a 32DDD, 36c bra size, or a 30G bra, a proper bra fitting is essential for every size! You may be surprised at how wrong you where about your bra size. I went from a B cup to a double d bra size.
I tried the Nordstrom Bra Fitting Service
Bra shopping is a pain, isn’t it? I’ve felt zero excitement over bra shopping, which many of you can relate to. I’ve always just gone to Victoria Secret. I’d find the molded cup tee shirt bra section, find the size cup my breasts filled, with a comfortable band.
Bra shopping is as bad as jean shopping or bathing suit shopping. Those two things are just demoralizing as shopping for a new bra. Bra shopping is simply a nuisance or chore purchase and kind of pointless for us little breasted folks. Slipping bra straps is just a thing everybody puts up with all the time, isn’t it? I’m small in the bust so I’ve never felt back pain or the lack of ‘support’. I didn’t realize that my bra size was wrong and actually not providing me with any support at all. Because I never filled a cup properly, I figured I was just really small breasted and needed padding to provide my shape.
I’ve been fitted a few times before at La Senza and Victoria Secret. Those stores always put me in a 36 band with either a B cup or a C cup. I never questioned it and felt confident I was just that size.
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What to expect at your Bra Fitting appointment at nordstrom
Last week I was at Nordstrom shopping for a new bra. My current bra was slipping off my shoulders to the point I safety pinned the straps to the inside of a dress. I thought I’d find something similar to replace it with there, thinking the straps had just stretched out too much. Nordstrom is where to buy bras in Vancouver.
The department manager offered me a Nordstrom Bra Fitting and luckily for me she was persistent and convinced me I needed a fitting. I didn’t have time that day but she told me I was probably not a 36B (what I had grabbed off the rack) and by vision she could tell I was more likely a D cup.
Was she crazy? She couldn’t be right…
I thought she was crazy so I left but I came back a few days later with more time and gave in to a proper fitting. The manager told me that they actually do a 30 day training course in fittings and are trained by representatives of all the brands they carry since different bra brands (French brands vs. American) have different sizing scales.
The fitting took about 25 minutes and consisted of the fitter measuring me over my bra with her standing behind me. Once she decided on my band size (smaller than I expected) taking three sets of measurements with my inhaling, exhaling and relaxed standings she brought a variety of bras in that band size in a few different cup sizes. C, D and DD and a variety of different styled bras and variety of brands.
I really thought she was insane when she brought me this bra in a double d bra size which is the style bra she starts off all fittings with. It was bigger than my head! She had me pull my top down (facing the wall with her behind me) and she passed me the bra over my head to put on and she hooked the back and adjusted the straps. And oh my god my breasts filled that DD bra and it felt snug around my ribs and my breasts where lifted.
Shocked at my new size is an undestatement
I looked in the mirror and I was shocked that I looked more proportional in this new size with a nicer profile silhouette and higher breast. It turns out the reason the DD size is the right cup size for me is that I actually have large breast but they are shallow (not projected) and tissue goes all the way up to my collar bone and under my armpits. Some breasts have a very narrow base and project but I have a very wide base.
This means that I need to find a specific cup style that doesn’t cut me off too low causing quad boob and that the cups are wide enough to scoop me up in the underarm area. Having the right band size (snug!) is what gives you 80% of your support and creates lift. Another thing to look for is seaming in the cups which provides you with the remaining lifting and shaping.
My b cup bra was not working for me because it was resting on top of all of that tissue and not scooping up and supporting me at the band, and the band was so loose that the straps would move around and loosen themselves up constantly. A really great resource for you for deciding breast shape vs. bra style is this Reddit group called A Bra That Fits.
Get a professional bra fitting, anywhere!
If you aren’t near Nordstrom or a lingerie boutique that specializes in fitting, there are other options. There are guides online showing how you can measure yourself. Just don’t go to a ’fast fashion’ brand for a fitting. Or one of those brands that have ’unique’ sizing.
Where to buy bras: For size 32DDD / 30G Bra size
She had my try on unlined bras too! It turns out, what is my ideal fit for my shape is a low cut unlined bra. Soft cup lace bras without padding and in a demi cup (half cup) style is now my favourite! It’s not hard to find good quality bras at nordstrom!
This Chantelle Opera Demi Bra in a 34D (not a DD as it is a French brand and sized different). This was the revolutionary try on for me because never in a million years would I have known that a soft cup ‘sexy’ bra could give me shape and lift without relying on foam molding. I know you A and B cup girls know exactly what I’m talking about!
I’m loving this style for summer because it is very breathable and cool. Also, I love that it has vertical seams which as I mentioned above, give great lift and shape. And lets face it, a lacey pretty bra make it exciting to go bra shopping! For modesty you can add some cups or inserts as I do but if you are wearing a thicker tee it’s really not necessary. This was another Chantelle bra that she had me try on that we both agreed looked ideal, but I didn’t purchase.
Good Quality Bras at Nordstrom
Since making my new bra purchases, the giant Wacoal Tee Shirt Bra (molded but not padded cups) and my lacey soft cup Chantelle bra, I am really happy and excited about bra shopping. If you are looking for where to buy bras, nordstrom is one of my favourite spots. Nordstrom carries the very hard to find 32DDD bra size as well as 30G.
So far neither of these bras have had any strap slippage or even strap movement. The Wacoal especially is very, very supportive and stays put. I initially had really horrible back pain after a full day of wearing my 34D cups and very sore breasts up top around my collar bone but I realize that I’ve gone a lifetime without having any breast support and I also had a lot of breast tissue that has never actually been inside a cup before or lifted up that high.
Adjusting to my new double d bra size
There was a lot of muscle adjusting going on that first day to my new double d bra size! I’ve been so used to how an i’ll fitting bra feels that I was very aware of how these new bras felt on.
My old 36B bras are now in the bottom of a garbage can and I’m very tempted to throw some lighter fluid on them. If you haven’t had a PROPER fitting yet get on it!! You will feel like a million bucks! You will probably spend all your lululemon budget on new bras though.
Nordstrom Bra Fitting
recommendation for bras for plus size women
If you are a double d or larger cup size, or you need bras for plus size women, look at the brand Behave Bras. Behave Bra from sharktank is a great style of bra for plus size women. Its not carried at Nordstrom, but definitely worth looking into. I’ve heard great reviews!