Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-24-2014

I have lost some weight and my bras seem a little big. I think I need to go down a size. Do you go down in the cup size or the size ? Thanks.

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-04-2010

Give yourself a treat. Go to one of those places that specializes in fitting them to you. I've always thought that would be nice to do. You've earned it.

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Registered: ‎12-14-2011



Congratulations on your weight loss. How about going to one of the department stores for some assistance? Or Victoria Secret? Good luck.



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Registered: ‎06-10-2015

I would go to a big department store or a lingerie shop to get re-fitted.  Congrats on the weight loss.  I went and had a fitting done, best thing I ever did. No more guessing what size I wear!

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Registered: ‎05-13-2010

I really wish they'd bring back genie bras.  I totally missed those new ones that sold out in a flash (3pk) with the sort of jacqard (leaopard) print.  I love my genie bras.

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Registered: ‎12-30-2016

Get professionally fitted.  It makes a big difference. 


I get all my bras and panties from Soma.  They measure me every time. 

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

I agree with those recommending a fitting by an experienced fitter - at a retailer where you like the choices as well as the prices.  If you have a Dillard's in your area, I'd go there - especially if you're someone who really needs a bra.  I wouldn't know where to shop if I were small and firm -  that ended for me when I was a fifth grader.


I've lost and gained weight way more frequently than I ever should have -  and can tell you that I always have needed to buy a different band size, but I've sometimes stayed with the same cup size -   and I've even had to go UP a cup size. 


No way could anyone but a good fitter give me my best look.

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Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Try getting fitted from a department store,

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

As I lost weight, I had 2 or maybe 3 fittings at Nordstrom. Guessing at my size, on my own, I was WAY off.  

Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Registered: ‎05-13-2010

@Bri21  I discovered Soma years ago and found their beautiful invisible lines firm control panties.  Unfortunately they stopped selling them in firm.  I go back every once in a while to see if they brought them back but to no avail.  I stopped shopping there.  What a loss for me.


I go to periodically now and bought another brand or two in firm control but they do not hold a candle to the ones I found at Soma.