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>The Intrinsic Link between the Inside and Outside

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>I’ve not been blogging much recently and it mainly boils down to the fact I’m having something of an identity crisis which has nothing to do with fashion at all, but to do with me and where I fit in. It’s made me see that I dress to suit my mood and personality but also the position I see myself in in society. At the moment I just dont know where I do fit in and it has made it basically impossible for me to be creative with my outfits at all. Even putting on a simple t-shirt and jeans fills me with doubt over whether it is a good colour or shape on me. Everything feels up in the air and I don’t have the confidence to post pictures of outfits that I just don’t feel right in and at the moment that’s pretty much every outfit I wear.

I’d never really realised just how linked the two were. Usually I’m of the ‘fake it til you feel it’ camp but I don’t even know where I want to be so can’t fake being there already to give me the confidence to dress myself appropriately.

Is it just me who literally wears my emotions?

>More on Bras

>I could go on for quite some time about this issues but I won’t bore you for too much longer. Check out Corinna’s comment on my post below for more great advice and I have found some great links for even more information on bra fitting:

http://www.shopisabella.com/boobologist/bra-fitting.asp
http://www.wikihow.com/Measure-Your-Bra-Size

I also have to have a little moan about the availability of small band size bras. I need a 28 and I’m not alone in this, however I am not an 11 year old girl and want women’s underwear not teenage first bras! I also need something more than an AA cup, so please someone tell me where I can get nice, adult bras at reasonable prices in a 28D. Here endeth my rant.

>Bra Sizes Revisited

>I genuinely believe that having a correctly fitting bra is of absolute importance to all women. Not only will it provide comfort and support but will make clothes hang much better. See my previous post on this subject to see the difference it made to me.

It is also important to check regularly that your bras still fit. Not only does body shape change over time and also with any gain or loss of weight, but elastic stretches and regular washing affects the bras. So this is today’s mission for me, having lost some weight my bras are just not fitting right anymore so it’s off to the shops for me. And whilst on this subject I would like to publicly complain about the lack of shops which cater for smaller band sizes. I am very limited in where I can look for bras because of this. However, big praise for M&S who do stock a fantastic range of sizes.

So use the following tips to make sure you get the best fit.

1. measure under your bust this is your band size – you don’t need to add anything.
2. measure around the fullest part, the difference between this and your band size is your cup size.
3. keep trying on lots and lots of different styles and sizes until you find one which fits perfectly. Each different brand has it’s own shapes and sizes and you will probably find that there is a brand which works just right for you.
4. you should only be able to get 1 or 2 fingers under the band. It will feel tight if you have been wearing a larger band size – this is fine the band is where the support comes from.

>One of the 80%

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Well I had a revelation yesterday. Having spent years complaining about my lack of boobs it appears I was one of the 80% of women wearing completely the wrong size. So after taking lots of advice I headed out to M&S to see what would fit me better. Here is the result:

Before I was wearing a 32B after I am in a 30DD! They are such a better shape and so much more comfortable. So girls – go and get properly fitted! And if you can’t get somewhere here are some top tips:-

1. measure under your bust this is your band size – you don’t need to add anything.

2. measure around the fullest part, the difference between this and your band size is your cup size.

3. try on loads of different styles and sizes to find something which fits properly.

4. you should only be able to get 1 or 2 fingers under the band. It will feel tight if you have been wearing a larger band size – this is fine the band is where the support comes from.

Red Shorts – M&S
Shirt – New Look
Shoes – Priceless Shoes