For the longest time I thought I was 32C-D. I currently wear 32D, but I still have spillage and have to use the tightest hook to get any support, so I sorta expected that I was wearing the wrong size anyway.
I recently stumbled upon this thin and curvy blog link
And it says that adding 4-6 inches to your band measurement like most companies tell you to do is completely wrong, and that they tell you to do this so they can sell more bras and not have to manufacture more variety of sizes.
I'm most likely a 28F size. That's crazy because most people can't even believe I'm 32D. I search for 28F and there's barely any places, even online, that sell them. Knowing that I'm actually 28F instead of 32D makes me irritated knowing I could be getting much better comfort and support.
Don't worry about what "actual" size you are. Just go to a store where they have a lot of bras and try them all on in different sizes around your size, you're sure to find some that fit. And different brands are also sized differently.
There are definitely styles where the 32 will be much tighter than others.
Try a 30DD before you jump to the conclusion that you are a 28F link
That will give you some ideas for brands, then you can shop around for better prices.
That's quite interesting. Hmm, makes sense though. There's lots of gimmicks in this world so that people can make more money. Sneaky. I'll definitely be checking that blog out to see if I have the right size :)
Definitely go in to Nordstrom and have them fit you. I'm a 30D, and it's really hard for me to find bras, but I've found a few websites that are helpful. Nordstorm has some, but they're usually really expensive. Look at asos.com, herroom.com, and barenecessities.com
I heard a lot are like I know my mom is but I think I'm wearing the right size
I was wearing the wrong bra size before. I thought I was a 36b but I started to realize it didn't fit right. Then I tried a 34c and it fit much better but I soon realized it was too small and my boob was pushing the middle part that connects the two cups completely off my chest. So then I tried a 34d bra and it fit much better :)