Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A win for crappy fitting bras! The M&S fail...tut

Just a quickie about Marks And Spencer's absolutely awful fitting bras. And I mean AWFUL. Firstly, there were 3 styles in my size, which  30G. Yes 3! So I tried them all...



This is a style I've battled with before, so I thought I'd try it again for the purpose of this blog. It's a very pretty padded plunge bra, withpeach polka dot lining inside the cups, and I really wanted it to work. The back band is fine, however, the cups are tiny, more like an F, giving me 4 boobs and even the dreaded side boob! Not good! However, if you're an F 
cup, remember to size up and you might be on to a winner!


I love the vintage look of this bra, but again the cups are too small, particularly on my bigger boob, as you can see. The band again was nice and snug, so stick with your usual back size but size up by one cup I'd estimate.



My third and final fail! Supposedly this is a push up for enhanced cleavage. Um....
As usual for me, the straps are far too long, and are not fully adjustable, which in turn makes the cups appear much too big. The back band is also very loose, so if this is a style you're keen on, try a back size down.

While I was trying these on, there was a teenage girl being fitting in the next cubicle. She measured up as a 28" underbust, and the fitter recommended a 28 or 30 back, in a D cup which is fine, and then went on to say that they didn't have anything in stock in that, so perhaps she ought to try a 32 back. Anything to get a sale. If I wasn't pushed for time, I would have waited around and handed her my magazine from Brastop! Speaking of Brastop, my next blog will be all about my massive £140 order from them!

When I handed the bras back to the lady at the desk, I mentioned to her that the fit on each one was different and subsequently awful! She went on to tell me that the inconsistency is due to the bras coming from different manufacturers. Where is the quality control? Where are the product testers? Where's the LOGIC in this?!

TTFN, thanks for reading :)

4 comments:

  1. I have that first bra in a 30G when I'm usually a 28FF/G. I found the fit was perfect although the back was too big (28 was too tight). x

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    1. M&S bras are way too random! Their lack of FF's is bizarre as are their band measurements. I was told that they come from different suppliers so there's no uniform sizes across their ranges! Shocking!

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  2. Reminds me of some of my ebay findings.
    Some of the 30Ds are perfect for me, some of the 28DD too.

    and then, there's this 28DD that's so snug I can wear it around my THIGHS...

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    1. I just don't get M&S. Sadly it's such a well known store and lots of women really rate them for their lingerie and fittings! If only they knew...

      And are you setious about the thigh thing? Insane!

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