NOTE FROM ALI: Recently, I got an email from Stacy, who asked a number of excellent questions about finding bras that fit. Turned out Stacy has a bra blog and was reviewing a number of books in the space. Lo and behold, she reviewed (and ranked) all of them! This is what Stacy had to say:
Stacy’s Bra Blog – Book Reviews
This list is going to start out from most helpful, or what I recommend, to what I found to be least helpful. I am mainly going to look at content but also how they arive to suggest bra fitting help. So for example,anyone who suggests the plus four, five, or six method probably wont rank very high on this list. Here we go:
Top Pick: Busted: The Fab Foundations Guide to Bras that fit, flatter, and feel fantastic by Ali Cudby– This book is very educational, and suggests trying stuff on, rather than working with the tape measure. She suggests if you don’t know your size, work with bringing the band down until it fits, then adding a cup size. This formula works out really well because I wear a 34 C that doesn’t fit, and with the suggestion, we can reduce it to a 30 DD/E. I have yet to try a 30 E bra on, however there is one that should be arriving in the mail shortly, and that will be my next review. She says there really is no such thing as being a cup size, and that makes sense. For example, a 36B is a 34C is a 32D, is a 30DD/E. They hold about the same amount of volume (or breast tissue), only difference is the band. Ali’s book also gives helpful hints on how to find your size for different models, helpful tips for washing, helpful charts, and a plethora of other helpful things. This book is so good I actually keep it in my purse so if I am hanging out with a friend who’s having the same issues I am having, she can read it, and apply it to her current bra knowledge. This book is extremely educational, and I like that about it. I think in fact to take it a step further, this should be taught in High School as a staple text book. Get this book, you wont regret it. My only regret with this book is not buying it sooner.
Check out the remainder of Stacy’s picks.