One datum in all of this is that sizes do change. I hung on to some of my old pre-pregnancy 36C bras for the longest time, hoping things would change (or that I would shrink). Nope. Even now, in menopause, I'm now a 32DD. A bigger band and smaller cup really doesn't work, and now things are even more not fitting. The last time I tried a 32D, the band was right but the cup was too tight. But a DD cup is too big...it's very subtle but definitely slightly big. And 34 D is just ridiculous.