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Fashion and sizing

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
So I spent an hour wandering around in town the other day trying to find a bra that would fit. I couldn't, unless I got the £25 one from Marks, or got a bus to White Rose (would take about 3/4 of an hour) to go to a specialist underwear shop. I couldn't get one to fit because they all start at 34" across the back, and I'm 32" on a "fat" day. All I wanted was a plain black bra with straps. :rolleyes:

I have a similar problem with tops, 5'6" tall, 34"bust, 24" waist. Can't take kids tops because they're too short, ladies are huge on the ribcage/waist.

I thought it was fashionable to be thin. So why don't they make clothes for thin people? It's not a case of me needing to put on weight, no ribs/bones stick out etc, I'm just too curvy, and evidently in the wrong places.

I know larger ladies have a problem getting clothes too, but I think anything below a size 8 and you'll struggle to find well fitting clothes at all, particularly on the high street. Any thoughts?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So I spent an hour wandering around in town the other day trying to find a bra that would fit. I couldn't, unless I got the £25 one from Marks, or got a bus to White Rose (would take about 3/4 of an hour) to go to a specialist underwear shop. I couldn't get one to fit because they all start at 34" across the back, and I'm 32" on a "fat" day. All I wanted was a plain black bra with straps. :rolleyes:

    I have a similar problem with tops, 5'6" tall, 34"bust, 24" waist. Can't take kids tops because they're too short, ladies are huge on the ribcage/waist.

    I thought it was fashionable to be thin. So why don't they make clothes for thin people? It's not a case of me needing to put on weight, no ribs/bones stick out etc, I'm just too curvy, and evidently in the wrong places.

    I know larger ladies have a problem getting clothes too, but I think anything below a size 8 and you'll struggle to find well fitting clothes at all, particularly on the high street. Any thoughts?


    so you're a 32" bust and a 34" bust and you're thin, but you're too curvy?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    32" is the measurement around my back, you know how bra sizes work? You get the size around your back, ie 36 and a cup size, ie D, so in my case, 32B is my bra size and then 34" is the measurement around the fullest part of my bust. You don't have to be fat to be curvy. Did you know that all women have waists, hips and a bust? Not all of it is determined by fat, a lot of it is based on the bone structure underneath. Some women just have more obvious curves than others.

    If you don't know what you're on about, sod off. :rolleyes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    If you don't know what you're on about, sod off. :rolleyes:


    excuse me?!

    perhaps you should've been clearer.

    so you sod off. :p

    :grump:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you don't know what you're on about, sod off. :rolleyes:
    Tbh lucifer devil has a point, dont be so touchy.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tbh lucifer devil has a point, dont be so touchy.

    thankyou.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    every high street store i know (select, new look, dorothy perkins, topshop, river island, etc) go down to a size 6!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    try the petite section?

    i'm not too sure what you're on about with your bra size.. are you saying you're a 32b? because bras that size arent hard to find. even size 30 arent too hard to find now.

    im a size 6/8 and have no problems getting clothes on the high street, don't even need the petite section most of the time.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    every high street store i know (select, new look, dorothy perkins, topshop, river island, etc) go down to a size 6!

    Haha, I know!

    Dunno what the problem is. She can either go to Miss Sixty, they stock for reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally skinny and petite madams in there. :\
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kat_B wrote:
    i'm not too sure what you're on about with your bra size.. are you saying you're a 32b? because bras that size arent hard to find.

    one of the most common sizes, i'd say. asda sells them, tesco sells them, M&S sells them. in fact, pretty much everywhere does.

    i'm a scrawny person these days, and i don't have any more problem finding clothes to fit than i did when i was a normal size. it's crappy for everyone.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    how can you not find a bra in a 32b? its a really common size
    debenhams do loads of sizes, im a 32c and i find my size no problem
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    im a 32a and have no problems getting them...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    im 32b and i find bras that size not too much trouble. I agree that 34s seem to be more common, but theres still lots of places that do 32s. M&S, new look, tkmaxx, miss selfridge, BHS, debenhams, etc
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Come back and moan when you're a 32FF.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    whinge time

    i'll jump on the bandwagon and have a quick vent about sizing.

    i'm a 32dd bust which isnt really that much of a problem, apart from t -shirts with lycra that i want to fit my ribcage and tummy stretch too much over my boobs making them look like balloons or something. i'd be a size 8 up top if not for them, I have to get a 10. Also, i have wide hips and skinny legs and a little bum. I have to buy my jeans size 12 for them to fit my hips, but they gape in front or in back, and NEVER fit my legs or my bum tightly enough.
    WHY don't shops do between sizes. Or something. I can't shrink my hipbones to make them stick out less, maybe I'll just have to get fatter to fill out my jeans. Bring on the Twixes please.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most shops sell 32A keep trying as the shops you've tried may have sold out.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm with the majority on this. I'm a 32c and find most shops sell 32's. Okay sometimes you can't find anything in your size but that's more they've run out i think like lea says rather than they just don't cater for people. I find nowadays shops have a really large range of sizes as they have to.
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