You asked Larinda, not me, but I will answer your question anyway. Personally, I wore the wrong size for years, and it never actually felt bad but I just didn't love the way it looked. No bulging or anything, but the bras just didn't seem particularly supportive -- they weren't doing as much work as I would have wanted them to do, let's put it that way -- and I thought I could do better. So I went to look for new styles to wear, and that's when I got measured and figured out that I might have been wearing the wrong size (as usual, I needed a smaller band and larger cup size). Once I found stuff that fit me better, like Larinda, I couldn't go back. Once you get used to shopping online, it is definitely possible to find nice bras under $60 and even under $40. The smaller your band size (below 34) and larger your cup size (especially from D to DD and from F to FF), the harder it is, but it is still totally possible. It just takes some patience for trial-and-error. I used to have to do some really wacky stuff to keep them clamped down while dancing or working out (in particular, for a few years before figuring out the correct size I routinely wore TWO BRAS! one on top of the other! -- which, yes, should have been a red flag). But now I can get adequate support from any functional everyday-type bra, because they are snug around my ribcage and support from below instead of from the straps.