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Unread 01-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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XS or S size on FTM binder + (color= nude??)

I'm going to buy my very first binder and I don't want to pick the wrong size. Earlier I've used bandages and I find it doesn't work that well and sometimes I bind too hard and it have actually caused side effects that brought me to the doctor.
Anyhow, I'm going for Underworks. The thing is that I don't have that a big chest. The fullest part of my chest reaches 34.6 inches, and as the site suggest measuring under the bust line which is 32.3. Following that I should pick Small which is 32-34. Am I right? I'm sounding really blonde and stupid but I really want to get the right size so that I don't throw money on something that wont make a change. I have totally no experience with binders, so yeah.

Also, at Underworks you can pick the color "Nude". What more exactly does that mean? I'm imagining it's like those somewhat transparent nylon pantihose or something. I'm going to cosplay Germany from Hetalia, and he wears a black tank-top underneath his uniform and all and I'm probably going to walk around with an open coat this summer so I'm thinking the binder would probably be seen. Nothing can really be done about but if it's black it could "melt" together with the tank-top. But I'm still wondering what the nude one looks like.

Thanks in advance for helping a binder noob!
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Unread 01-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Yep, small would be your size!

Nude just means that it is skin colored c:
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Unread 01-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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Wait, are you picking the binder solely based on your under bust measurement? For underworks, you take both those measurements and get the average (your average was 33.45). Though it still comes out to a "small" for which ever top you listed. But if you buy from them again, make sure to pay attention to sizing, since it scales differently for each style.

This is what the nude binder looks like, here.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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just curious, i got a binder from underworks but its white, how do i make it nude to my sking color?
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Unread 02-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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I got the size small and it's actually a little too big on me, and my measurements are about the same as yours. There's this huge, awkward gap between the binder and my rib area.
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