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Ezri_B
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2006 08:43:44 AM »

Bust- 46
Underbust- 40

These I know off hand, I don't have a tape measure on me right now, so I'll get the rest for you later.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2006 08:51:06 AM »

this is a great idea.  according to sewing patterns, i'm horribly disproportionate.  

Bust (at largest circumference): 33 1/4 inches
Underbust (which'd actually be your bra size, easy one): 28, which is definitely not my bra size, but i never see anything that small.
Waist (smallest circumference): 25 inches
Underarm to waist: 11 inches (not that off from others' so far, but i always have to add 3-4 inches in length to tops.)
Hips (largest circumference): 32 inches, lopsided but level.  straight on my left side, curvy on my right.
Underarm to elbow: 8 3/4 inches
Circumference of upperarm: 9 1/2 relaxed, 10 1/2 flexed.  aww, i'm weak, i know.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2006 09:16:36 AM »

Well, I only have a few of these measurements, but I did want to add a thing or two about bra sizes. I've worked at both Frederick's of Hollywood, and Victoria's Secret, and I've been through a bra fitting or two (or two thousand!). Anyhoo, most women wear the wrong bra size every day! Like 75% of us.... it's kind of a scary thought, beacuse an improperly fitted bra can cause back problems and be terribly uncomfortable.

So first take your underbust measurement. Mine's 30". After that, you take the full bust, mine's 36". WIth these two numbers, you should be able to get the correct size for you. To the underbust measurement, add 5". That's right, +5". I don't really know why it's 5, but both lingerie stores I worked at used this same method. So for me, I'd add 5" to 30, to get 35". That's your band size, I go back & forth between a 34 & 36 (depends on the maker.) To find your cup size just subtract the two, so 36"-35" = 1". One inch difference is an A cup, 2 is a B, 3 is a C, and 4 is a D. Yeppers, this formula makes me a 34 (or36) A cup.  You can aslo go for your "sister" size, which another bra specialist at VS told me about. Step up one cup size, and down one band size. It really didn't seem like it was going to work for me, as I"ve never filled out a B cup in my life, but she was right! (and I should have bought that 34B cup! LOL)

My measurements are -
Under bust- 30"
Full bust- 36"
Upper bust- 32"
Waist- 27"
Hips- 37"
(Circ.) Upper arm- 11"

Ysolda - do you have problems finding jeans that fit? I noticed our measurements are similar, and I can't find ANY pants that fit both in my legs & waist!
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2006 09:28:05 AM »

Bust (at largest circumference): 35
Underbust (which'd actually be your bra size, easy one): 32
Waist (smallest circumference): 29 inches
Underarm to waist: 9
Hips (largest circumference): 38
Underarm to elbow: 9
Circumference of upperarm: 11.5

I usually have to combine the directions for various sizes to make anything that fits me; I don't have much in the way of curves, so the standard differences between sizes are usually way too much. 
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ysolda
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2006 09:32:13 AM »

Fortune_32 I have two pairs of trousers that kind of fit. The ones that fit best are from H+M, they are in danger of falling down sometimes though. My weight seems to fluctuate every few months though so that doesn't help. Mostly I wear low cut jeans, but then the ass is often too small (ie. nonexistant). I basically rely on my hipbones to hold trousers up, finding trousers that fitted my waist would pretty much be impossible. I wouldn't be able to get them on.
On the plus side, take a look at vintage sewing patterns (and knitting ones) a lot of those fit me perfectly. I've made trousers before, and I'm definitely planning to again.
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orange_angel
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2006 09:58:32 AM »

I also have sizing troubles, mostly with trousers, so I think this is an important subject.

My measurements:
Bust (at largest circumference): 36"
Underbust (which'd actually be your bra size, easy one): 31,5"
Waist (smallest circumference): 28"
Underarm to waist: 10"
Hips (largest circumference): 42"
Underarm to elbow: 10"
Circumference of upperarm: 12"
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2006 10:33:12 AM »

Bust (at largest circumference): 33
Underbust (which'd actually be your bra size, easy one  Wink): 28  (I think your bra size is 5" larger than this measurement, I remember seeing that somewhere)
Waist (smallest circumference): 26.5
Underarm to waist: 9.5
Hips (largest circumference): 38
Underarm to elbow: 10
Circumference of upperarm: 9
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Fozziebear54
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2006 10:37:54 AM »

So first take your underbust measurement. Mine's 30". After that, you take the full bust, mine's 36". WIth these two numbers, you should be able to get the correct size for you. To the underbust measurement, add 5". That's right, +5". I don't really know why it's 5, but both lingerie stores I worked at used this same method. So for me, I'd add 5" to 30, to get 35". That's your band size, I go back & forth between a 34 & 36 (depends on the maker.) To find your cup size just subtract the two, so 36"-35" = 1". One inch difference is an A cup, 2 is a B, 3 is a C, and 4 is a D. Yeppers, this formula makes me a 34 (or36) A cup.  You can aslo go for your "sister" size, which another bra specialist at VS told me about. Step up one cup size, and down one band size. It really didn't seem like it was going to work for me, as I"ve never filled out a B cup in my life, but she was right! (and I should have bought that 34B cup! LOL)

Is this formula supposed to work for everyone? I ask mainly because I have nearly the same measurements as you do (one inch less on each), but am definitely NOT an A cup... and if I'm a B, I'm on the large side of it.

As for the survey thing...
My Measurements:
Bust (at largest circumference): 35"
Underbust (which'd actually be your bra size, easy one  Wink): 29" (or 30", depending on various things)
Waist (smallest circumference): 28"
Underarm to waist: 13"
Hips (largest circumference): 32"
Underarm to elbow: I can't measure this myself... Silly measuring tape, trying to run away or something.
Circumference of upperarm: See above.
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chickenlady
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2006 10:44:06 AM »

my measurements:

Measurements:
Bust (at largest circumference): 34"
Underbust (which'd actually be your bra size, easy one  Wink): 31"
Waist (smallest circumference): 25"
Underarm to waist:10"
Hips (largest circumference): 35"
Underarm to elbow: (can't get this one cos it is difficult to measure yourself and hold the tapemeasure in place with one hand!)
Circumference of upperarm: 10"

like most others I also have a problem with clothes and not being average size.....  and yes my bust/underbust measurements are correct - I am a very small AAcup (and that is AFTER having 4 children and breasfeeding them all......  the only time I have had a decent sized bust was when I was breastfeeding  (a C-D cup).....  and people wonder why I was either pregnant or breastfeeding for nearly 8 years LOL....  if you larger busted women think it is difficult to get a nice bra that fits, you should try getting anything smaller than an AA cup!

add to this the fact that I have long legs and long arms - I either have to knit sweaters etc myself or put up with the sleeves ending half way up my forearms....  trousers are not so bad - I can usually get them to fit as long as I go for the long leg/tall women versions
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ysolda
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2006 10:48:44 AM »

So first take your underbust measurement. Mine's 30". After that, you take the full bust, mine's 36". WIth these two numbers, you should be able to get the correct size for you. To the underbust measurement, add 5". That's right, +5". I don't really know why it's 5, but both lingerie stores I worked at used this same method. So for me, I'd add 5" to 30, to get 35". That's your band size, I go back & forth between a 34 & 36 (depends on the maker.) To find your cup size just subtract the two, so 36"-35" = 1". One inch difference is an A cup, 2 is a B, 3 is a C, and 4 is a D. Yeppers, this formula makes me a 34 (or36) A cup.  You can aslo go for your "sister" size, which another bra specialist at VS told me about. Step up one cup size, and down one band size. It really didn't seem like it was going to work for me, as I"ve never filled out a B cup in my life, but she was right! (and I should have bought that 34B cup! LOL)


How does that work if the number you end up with after subtracting is negative?
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