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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:29 pm 
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I love the bras from la senza and since im from the UK i'm lucky and able to purchase them :) Another place that sells them is Marks and Spencer! Hope I was of some help :)
UK La Senza has much better size selection than the Canadian stores!

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Hi ladies, I'm hoping you can help me out. I've been reading through many of your blog posts about bra sizing and The Little Bra Company all day (seriously!). I'm really interested in trying this brand as well as possibly some of the VS Pink styles some of you have mentioned, but I'm still torn about what size to get. I think I'm somewhere between a 30A/B and 32A. My under-bust measurement is 27", underarm method is 30", and full bust is 30.5". The particular styles I'm considering are the TLBC Angela, Lucia, Yvonne and Sascha, and the VS Pink Push-up bras (the "wear-everywhere" 2-pack, push-up w/ lace, "lace-detail push-up" and push-up w/o lace). I've been wearing the VS Biofit (32A and 32B) and cotton push-ups (not the Pink version) in 32A for some time now, but the band and straps are slightly too long and the cups gap a little.

Thank you so much in advance! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:04 pm 
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If you're wearing VS and the straps are riding up so that they're not horizontal the whole way around, I think you need to size down the band to a 30. When you size down a band, you usually go up a cup size so a 32A becomes a 30B. A gap in the cup can mean that the band or the cup is too large depending on where the gap is located (towards the bottom of the cup or in the middle, etc). I know VS Pink bras tend to have the cups closer set together which is better for petites. I'm not sure about what size you'd be for The Little Bra Company, but it's probably best to send an email to them to get the best answer. Good luck! =)

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:15 pm 
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Roxy wrote:
My under-bust measurement is 27", underarm method is 30", and full bust is 30.5".


I don't have any experience of TLBC or VS bras, but in general, those measurements make me think 28C or 30B - probably 30 in TLBC bras, since I've heard the bands run small. I agree with Stylepint that emailing them might be the best strategy, though - they should be able to give you more specialised advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:38 pm 
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Thank you ladies so much! I kind of suspect I might be a 30B too. I went ahead and emailed TLBC and am waiting on a response. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:55 am 
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Just an FYI, Dillard's is having their semi-annual Intimates sale (also Victoria's Secret!). They have beautiful/comfy/sexy underwear at Dillard's for $1.99 and up! They also have a good selection of bras on clearance that start at $10. (Why do the 32A's run out first?!?!) SIGH I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I can't buy bras based on size anymore; I HAVE to try them on first because every brand is different. Some 32A bras look pretty funky on me, too tight, too loose, etc.
Anyhoo, I found Jasmine and Ginger start at size 30A! (I wear size 32A "normally"). :D They fit pretty well. I saw them on sale - 2 bras for $40!

http://www.dillards.com/endeca/EndecaStartServlet?splashlink=header_lingerie&N=1603941+2010978

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Roxy wrote:
Hi ladies, I'm hoping you can help me out. I've been reading through many of your blog posts about bra sizing and The Little Bra Company all day (seriously!). I'm really interested in trying this brand as well as possibly some of the VS Pink styles some of you have mentioned, but I'm still torn about what size to get. I think I'm somewhere between a 30A/B and 32A. My under-bust measurement is 27", underarm method is 30", and full bust is 30.5". The particular styles I'm considering are the TLBC Angela, Lucia, Yvonne and Sascha, and the VS Pink Push-up bras (the "wear-everywhere" 2-pack, push-up w/ lace, "lace-detail push-up" and push-up w/o lace). I've been wearing the VS Biofit (32A and 32B) and cotton push-ups (not the Pink version) in 32A for some time now, but the band and straps are slightly too long and the cups gap a little.

Thank you so much in advance! :D


I just wanted to report back that I think I've found my correct size, and it's 30B. :) I've tried a few bras from TLBC and this is what I found:

Lucia in Vintage Sage, 32A - I bought this size based on what I thought I should be, and it fits well in the cups but I'm already starting to use the middle hook; I could definitely size down to a 30B.

Sascha in Nude, 32A - Both the cups and band were a little big on me; I think I'd need a 30B or maybe even a 30A. I haven't tried the black or ivory colors, but I'm wondering if the newer nude fabric runs bigger (it was pretty stretchy). Might try this again once it's available at more online retailers.

Angela in Nude, 32A - Holy crap, quadra-boob for me. I also tried on my friend's 32B, and it was slightly better but I didn't quite fill one of the cups! The cups were very close-set on the 32A and cut me off at the sides. I'm not sure a 34 would be much better, so I think I'll just have to go without the Angela.

Also waiting on Yvonne in Nude/Mocha 30B, Isis in Black 30B (my 32B friend got this in black and nude and she LOVES it, but she said the band on her nude one runs about an inch shorter), and Ethel in Lavender 30B from Linda the Bra Lady (she has/had a 25% off code going...I think it was from Daily Candy). Will report back on these when I get them! :)

Oh, I also bought several of the VS Pink Push-up bras in 30B during the sale, but I didn't like the scoop cut, and the cups were still set pretty far apart - hardly did anything for cleavage. The bands were also not as comfortable as the TLBC ones. 30B does seem to be correct size at VS, however.

Also wanted to add that I remeasured my underbust a little more tightly, and it's closer to 26 than 27, so the 30 band makes more sense now. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:35 pm 
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The La Senza Perfectly Me Lace Push up runs small too:
http://www.lasenza.com/eng/products/bra ... 215501-053

The band on this one runs even smaller than my VS PINK Wear Anywhere! I'm wearing the 32A, and I can only pull it out about 1/3rd of an inch in the back. The cup also gapes a LOT less than the VS , although it does still exist. Wearing the VS, I would flash everyone EVERYTHING if I wasn't wearing a crewneck tshirt, so this La Senza bra is a very welcome change. It also comes in a bunch of pretty colours.

I'm still waiting on my TLBC Sascha in 30A, so I can't compare.

(My underbust is 26" and bust is 28" for reference)

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I am a 30B with Victoria's Secret bras and I'm pleased with the fit. It makes me feel more womanly lol! I want to add another alternative is that the AERIE, American Eagle brand also carries size 30 and I feel like their 32 band fits smaller than the Victoria Secret ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Size 30 Band Bras and Below
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:57 pm 
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Hey everyone! I was wondering if I could get some advice regarding my size. My measurements are as follows:

underbust: 25 in
full bust: 31 in
overbust: 28 in

I've tried using several bra calculators, and even emailed TLBC, but I'm just so.....hesitant...especially when it comes to buying bras online. Can you tell I've never done this before? :oops:

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