In this picture, you can see I'm not really packing much in the chest department. I'm not wearing a bra of any sort, by the way. You would probably guess that I'm an A-cup if you already know how to properly fit bras, but I actually measure at 24F.
|Yes, duckface. It's supposed to be a ridiculous picture|
With my measurements of 24 ribcage and 31 bust, I get the size 24F. Wait, what? 24F? Do they even make this size? Yes and no. The size exists, but currently only Ewa Michalak (a bra manufacturer) makes this size, and even then it's a custom size.
Bra sizes are normally made in 28 bands and onwards, in 2-inch increments. Cup sizes are determined by how many inches the cup size differs from the band size, in simpler words, cup size is relative to band size.. In my case, 31-24=7. According to the chart below, a 7 inch difference is an F cup.
|Click for a larger view! courtesy of a redditor from r/abrathatfits (name will be edited when I check it!)|
ON TO THE REVIEW!
Since the 24F I should be wearing is kind of expensive if I custom order it (currently the only way to get it), I ordered a couple Limited Collection Marks and Spencer bras in 28DD. 28DD is the sister size of 24F, meaning if I go up in band sizes but want to keep the cup volume, I add two to the band size and go down a letter (or double letter, as in the case of Ds, Fs, Gs etc).
|Sorry about the unshaved pits, my husband is living No Shave November vicariously through my armpits|
My thoughts on this bra:
The straps are waaay too wide set for me. I don't feel very comfortable with the strap placement. The band is snug, and does not ride up when hooked on the first one (Ladies, that is how you can tell if the band fits!). I don't experience any quadboobing, nor gapping (how you can tell the cup fits). It's a pretty good bra, and I can only imagine that the bra would fit much much better on someone with a 28 inch rib cage measurement.
I would buy maybe another of these bras, I feel like I look fantastic in it :3
More reviews to come!