Bra fitting help » Armpit muffin - migrated breast tissue, or just fat?
Cleo » Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) » 30FF 30:8
I have armpit muffinpocalypse with a lot of bras. Do I fix it by going up in a cup size or up in a band size? Or is this a bad swoop 'n' scoop? I have a 34 band bra that has terrible armpit muffin, so I'm inclined to say it's something to do with the wires not being wide enough for my breast tissue, and not just the band being too small. Any ideas on how to fix it?
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The straps look tight in these pictures, could you double check that?
They are pulling up the band in the back, and probably making the cup even smaller and contributing to the armpit issue.
Rule of thumbs for straps is: As tight as necessary, as loose as possible. Make sure you can comfortably fit 2 finger's breadth between the straps and your shoulders.
(In case the cup is gapping when you adjust the straps like that, the bra is simply too open on top, and tightening the straps further won't fix that.)
Next, the band should be parallel to the ground all around. It looks like yours is sitting a little too high up in the back.
Apart from that - Maddie is a terribly shallow bra, and the band is a straight band, not an U-band, so this increases risk of armpit fat too.
I've seen you listed the Cleo Kali and Juna in your profile - do you have armpit issues with these two as well?
And, do you scoop and swoop when putting on the bra? That's a technique to make sure all the breast tissue is inside the cups. There's a blog post with helpful information on that: http://brasandbodyimage.com/2012/09/05/putting-your-bra-on-properly/
Updated on February 3, 2017 Flag this
Based on your loose and tight band measurements, you may also be more comfortable in a 32 band...especially with bands that are tighter. This stretched band measurement says 29.3 while your comfortable band measurement is 30.8. Many 32 bands will stretch a bit less than 32, same as many 30 bands stretch less than 30", so it might be worth considering to see if it feels better.
Updated on February 4, 2017 Flag this