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Glamour girls wearing bras that don't fit

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06 September 2012 07:29
alshepherd
Model


I've noticed a lot of very well known glamour models wear bras that don't fit, they tend to be in bras a lot smaller than thier actual size. why? is it the thing to do?
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06 September 2012 07:31
BaileyK
Model


Cause they want to?
Because it makes the boobs look bigger.



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06 September 2012 08:28
Purple_Girl
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Purple_Girl
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United Kingdom
Lothian
West Lothian and Edinburgh

A surprising number of women in general wear the wrong size of bra, it mostly comes down to not getting properly measured/fitted.
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06 September 2012 08:43
laurenlangley
Model


If I do a shoot I am always asked to wear full sets-ie: stockings, suspender belt, briefs/thong, bra, all matching....however as a size 36H/HH, I find it near impossible to get all items in the correct sizes, and a set from Bravissimo, the only company I've found that sells such sets, is usually around 80 pounds per set.
Obviously I have invested in whatever sets I can find at my size(anne summmers just brought a set out at 65 pounds, for example) but otherwise if I want bras in pretty colours or cheaper (as a set would end up costing me around the same price as a 2-3 hour shoot) I will get a larger back size (40 inches) and buy a G or GG bra-the extra room in the back provides more room in the cup, but the fit is obviously not ideal, however sometimes its my only option other than standard black and white bra sets.I hope things change in the near future, if I ever see an H cup bra more often than not the only available matching pants sizes are 18+ size because they seem to expect breast size to be proportionate with dress size. Aggravating..........
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07 September 2012 08:13
IainT
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IainT
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Bedfordshire


As a general rule..pretty much for modelling in general, not just glamour modelling....and in an ideal world..

Bra's should be on the small side as far as cup size goes, (maybe a cup size to small) this enhances the breasts, but if anything they should be one size to large around the shoulders, this helps prevent them cutting into the flesh/causing bulges. So if a model is 32D the ideal modelling bra is probably 34C

Panties/suspender belts are better to be a size to large, not a size to small, as a lot of models seem to insist on wearing. You want to avoid panties cutting into the flesh or creating a muffin top.
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07 September 2012 08:29
laurenlangley
Model


As usual Iain has made some good points,I always buy my lingerie on the loose side, for modelling purposes my bra size is 38H and I have just bought three lovely sets from Bravissimo for 115 pounds,gulp!
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07 September 2012 17:00
zoepinknose
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zoepinknose
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Europe
Spain
albox Almeria

I bought a bra 2 sizes too small the other day ... By mistake but it makes the girls look blooming amazing!!
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08 September 2012 01:15
Chrestomatics
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Chrestomatics
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United Kingdom
Merseyside
Liverpool

It might also be to do with the source of the underwear?
Most fashion houses only tend to send out samples in a size 8 so if the shoots are for the fashion house a size 8 is all you are going to get. This is a current issue for me as I have some work for a corset retailer and all the items I have been sent to photograph are a size 6/8. Not easy finding an curvey hourglass shaped model in size 6/8!
If the photographer is sourcing then have they taken an educated guess at what size is required/found it on the sale rail and thought now just need the model to be the right size/been mis-informed on what size is required?
If the model is sourcing then I would presume they would get the best fitting size for them? Although I have been known to make the wrong assumptions before!


08 September 2012 06:35
alshepherd
Model


Looks like I need to get myself some smaller bras eh :P x
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09 September 2012 09:42
AbiHillModel
Model


Quote from Chrestomatics
It might also be to do with the source of the underwear?
Most fashion houses only tend to send out samples in a size 8 so if the shoots are for the fashion house a size 8 is all you are going to get. This is a current issue for me as I have some work for a corset retailer and all the items I have been sent to photograph are a size 6/8. Not easy finding an curvey hourglass shaped model in size 6/8!
If the photographer is sourcing then have they taken an educated guess at what size is required/found it on the sale rail and thought now just need the model to be the right size/been mis-informed on what size is required?
If the model is sourcing then I would presume they would get the best fitting size for them? Although I have been known to make the wrong assumptions before!



Clue in the thread title - glamour girls. Not sure how it works exactly but if being styled by a stylist, its up to the stylist what sizes they get hold of. If they cant get hold of your size you wear the nearest to it.

80% of women wear the wrong size bra, I personally find bra shopping INFURIATING because the variation between different brands is absurd. I got measured a 36AA once, then a week later was struggling to pour my girls into a 36C in another shop!

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