I was. For years. Until today.
Let me give you the back story. I have never been fitted for a bra. Back when I started buying bras in highschool, I locked myself in the Myer change rooms one afternoon and tried on a whole heap of sizes. I chose the one that fit best and it happened to be a 12D. Now I was about 1.5 dress sizes bigger in highschool (I think it's called stress eating and the HSC) so I probably was a 12D. However as the years passed, I dropped weight without dropping my bra size. I continued to buy 12D out of habit and nothing else. I realised a few years ago that it was probably the wrong size but didn't think it was enough of an issue to try and fix it.....
....until I googled "wrong bra size symptoms" earlier this week. My biggest problem is that the band at the back rides up something savage. I keep trying to pull it down but it keeps riding up. And I've always worn bras on the loosest clip; whenever I did up the tightest or even the middle clip I felt like I was being constricted. So apparently the riding up band means the band itself is too big. Which makes sense when you think about it - how can a size 6 woman wear a size 12 band? Crazy. You'd think I wasn't University educated.
Another problem I have (and only in some of my bras, not all) is I don't fill out the cup. Which you'd think was another telltale sign but some of my 12D bras I can fill out no problem, but most I can't. Go figure. I read that if you go down a band size you need to correspondingly go up a cup size, but given I don't fill out my cup size in most 12Ds, I decided to stick with D but go down to a 10.
bendonlingerie.com.au was having a huge sale and I managed to pick up 2 Pleasure State bras and an Elle Macpherson bra for $44.85 all up (that's about $14.95 each!). It's still on but a lot of the good stuff is gone. Still worth a look though - RUN!
Anyway I ordered these 3 bras in a 10D and was so nervous waiting for them to arrive. I got home last night, dropped everything and tried them on. And can I just say...... my boobs have never been happier!! They are finally being supported properly, the band is staying down and I feel so comfortable. Funny thing is, as I still haven't been properly bra fitted, 10D might still be the wrong size but let me tell you it feels MUCH better than 12D.
I will be going into bras n things next week hopefully to get fitted properly and I urge you to do the same! If you have been fitted previously, did you find out you're actually a different size to what you had been wearing?
PS - I measured my underbust and bust and entered the measurements into various online calculators and they all told me I should be a 10A. Which I know is very wrong. I would advise against trusting these calculators without question.
PPS - sorry for this pictureless post. I don't think you want to see pics of me in my ill-fitting bra anyway!