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My breasts have a fairly narrow root and a lot of forward projection, so I need quite narrow, deep cups. I'm also moderately full on top. My current favorite style is the Fantasie Florence, even though the band is a little looser than I'd like, because it seems perfectly designed for my shape.
What other styles are good for this ... shape? I already know that padded halfcups are a disaster on me.
I used to wear the Freya Pollyanna, but it's discontinued and the successor style (the Faye) pushes my boobs out to my armpits--not my favorite look. I'm a fan of the Jolie (also about to be discontinued), although there are days when it cuts in and gives me a bit of quadraboob. I've worn Ewa Michalak plunges, which have very narrow wires, but the wires are so hard/inflexible that they hurt even in the right size.
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Is Lane Bryant my only option for my size? It's looking like I'm around 44-46 band size with B-C cup size (still trying to find the one bra that fits perfectly, and happy with a relatively comfortable but slightly large 46C). I can't seem to find any online bra stores that cater to both the large band size and the "average" cup size. I'm getting really frustrated.
So quite a while ago I heard that you should scoop from the back area as well (I've always just scooped from the side). I've always thumbed my nose at this telling myself that I didn't need to as there was nothing there anyway.
This morning I decided to give it a go just so I could say I tried and ... it made no difference so I could just keep going with the side scoop I'd been doing. I reached all the way around as far as I could. The resulting bulge told me I needed to find somewhere for this excess tissue to go so I tried shimmying the wires up but even pulled up as far as they could go I was still bulging.
I stubbornly went to work like that anyway thinking it would probably settle down during the day. It didn't. When I extend my arm to the side or behind me the bra cup is rolling down and if I bend over I feel like I'm actually going to fall out of the bra. Here's a tip, not a good look to be trying to hold your boobs in your bra all day at work!
My weight hasn't changed, my measurements haven't changed and I'm not pre-mentrual. So I guess by scooping all the way from the back I have found something extra to bring forward. The bra in question is actually quite old and probably due for replacement, its fastened on the tightest hook and I can pull the band a good 4 inches away from my back. I can only imagine a new bra making these problems worse so I am thinking I will probably have to try sizing up in the cup. What do y'all think, sound like too small a cup?
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My Masquerade Delphi balconette bra arrived today, and it fits! The 30 band is really snug and I'm still getting used to it. The cups also fit but the vertical seam gives me a "strange" shape, kind of pointy, perhaps it will loosen up after a few washes? It's really a lovely bra and it's the first lacey/fancy one I ... have owned.
I had visited Dillard's in another city and they had so many bras! It seemed like every style had a least a 32D and I even found plenty of 30DD and even a 30G. I did try on one of the 30DD, a padded bra. It didn't fit at all though. The band had to be the same or looser than my 32 bras and the cups were much to small. I imagine it was just that brand/style since this 30DD Delphi fits like a glove!
I went to TJ Maxx too since they often have 32D. I tried on 5 and none fit just right so I didn't buy any of them, even though they were priced so well. Most of the bands were too large and the cups were all padded and too small.
I guess it's just an endless search for more well-fitting bras.
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Hi, I still don't really get this. Herroom in their test talks about both fullness on the top and then about "oversized upper breast tissue". How do they differ?
To me it seems that fuller on top is a variable that you can have both with full on bottom and "oversized upper breast tissue"?
But can you have oversized upper breast tissue and still not be full on top?
Bras I Hate: HerRoom.Com Makes Me Want To Punch A Seagull
I've been reading a lot about women who hate beige bras because for a long time that's all that was available to them.
Though I certainly understand the sentiment, that's not my story.
As a teen, while my breasts were on the large side for my peer group, I was still in a standard size. My bras were either pretty white satin ... and lace, or sexy black satin and mesh, with the occasional blue thrown in. Beige was neither pretty nor sexy. Beige bras were for moms or grandmas who didn't care.
I bought my first beige bra when I was 21, a beautiful Vanity Fair in a colour they called Fawn. It is still one of my favourite bras ever- it's buried at the bottom of my lingerie basket because I can't bear to get rid of it.
Throughout my 20's my breasts continued to grow, and eventually I found myself sized out of the local market. At one point I was living in a pair of identical black and white Bali bras which were technically 3-4 cup sizes too small, but had stretched so much they were just wearable. Then disaster struck: the white Bali disintegrated in a bleaching accident, and suddenly I had only one bra which worked with about half of my wardrobe. I searched every store for a new white bra, wasting money on 3 different bras which sort of worked in the fitting room but were useless once deployed in the real world.
In desperation I visited the only specialty store within driving distance, where I was wrangled into a scratchy, seamed, beige torture device which was expensive as hell, ugly as sin, terribly uncomfortable, would have shown through all my clothes, and still needed an alteration in order to fit me! (This store no longer exists- no surprises there). I was so desperate that I actually returned to the store a second time before deciding not to buy anything.
Two months later I was overseas, and went to a favourite lingerie store that had supplied most of my bras as a teenager. I tried on various sizes, and eventually alighted on a never-before-encountered cup size: the DD. I was overjoyed: the bra fit! Granted, it was not much more supportive than wrapping my breasts in toilet paper would have been, but it covered all my breast tissue and didn't poke me anywhere, and at that point this was enough for me. I bought it in every colour available: black, pink, 2 whites (just in case) and yes, beige.
These bras were my best friends for over a year. Then, on my next overseas trip, I was able to visit a specialty bra store. The lovely fitter found me the perfect black Felina bra: seamless, supportive, fitting, and comfortable. The only negative was some ugly (to me) embroidery where the cup met the strap, but who cared? I wanted the same bra in white, but as it didn't exist the fitter suggested beige. I didn't want the beige- it was ugly, so I settled for a lacy white too-pointy bra. It wasn't long before I realized that I really needed that beige bra in my life and bought it online.
Together with a hot-pink purchase from the same visit, these were my 4 bras for the next year and a half. The beige did most of the heavy lifting- I wore it more than half the time. It was the ugliest bra I'd ever owned, and yet with time I came to love it for its practicality. When the wires started coming out of their casing I painstakingly sewed them back in. I couldn't get a replacement because the model was discontinued, so I went on wearing it despite the stretched band and the discoloured straps (the result of my having to wear sunscreen every day in Summer).
I can wear a plain beige bra under almost anything. It disappears, becomes a part of me, lifts and shapes my breasts and then pretends its not really there. I can wear it under a shear lace top and it's safe for work. I can even wear it under sheer black if I'm desperate.
Eventually the time came to retire my loyal beige friend, as I had lost a lot of weight and my breasts were swimming in all of my bras. Fortunately, in the 3 years since my white-Bali disaster, Freya and Fantasie had found their way to a local chain. My first search was for a new seamless beige- I could live without any other bra, but not this one. I was almost ready to compromise on Fantasie's seamed Serene, when a fitter introduced me to Fantasie's Smoothing 4520 in "Nude". Plain as can be, rounded, beige with a slight sheen, it was love at first sight. I already know that the Smoothing is going to be a repeat purchase bra for as long as Fantasie keep making them.
And what about the old Felina? I'll attempt some strap and band shortening, and then probably wear her around the house until she falls apart.
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This is the new TV commercial for the most famous (unfortunately) Italian underwear brand, which is all about "discover your perfect bra". Truth is, it should be used to teach women what a proper fitting bra SHOULDN'T look like. God... whenever I see it on TV, I wanna scream!!
Discover your perfect bra by Intimissimi
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This is a post I must make, since it's just about a week ago I discovered the bottom root of my breast deep inside what I only have come to think about as me being fluffy. Following the lines created when bending over 90 degrees they led right inside that flesh. Just following the lines inside that flesh I found ... the root of my breasts.
Suddenly my boobs was so much heavier and bigger than I've ever imagined.
But the thing is I think this is kind of logic. Why would my body go ahead create fat on the part of my body that's the smallest part of my body instead of giving me bigger boobs when I gained weight? Where is the most logic way for a woman to have fat? Between her boobs and her tummy? Or on the boobs?
Is it not logic that a part of the boobs on a fat woman would slip down when standing up, concealing the lower part of her breast as "just fat"?
Breast tissue migration is real. If it's done by bra wires we don't know yet, as there is no study on the subject. However; doctors finding breast tissue where it should not be seems to be not very uncommon. Once again; look at this breast cancer doctor talking about it.
When I see a fat girl now, I cannot help thinking; is it possible she would find the root of her breasts deep inside what she thought of as "just fat" also?
And how many bra fitters will make this fault with fat girls?
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Breast Tissue Occuring In Armpit, What Should Be Done?
In this clip, Dr. Harness explains how breast tissue in the armpit develops and how to proceed if you feel a suspicious lump in that area. Click Here & Get T...
After waiting for two and a half weeks for my Figleaves order to arrive, I am disappointed. I ordered the Cleo Juna in 28D and 28DD. They both seem too big and too small at different points in the bra. It's a shame because the bras looked so cute online! The band fits comfortably but the cups are just too ... weird for my shape. I really like the look of the balconette, but maybe a plunge would better suit me. Wishing I had the money to stock up on a couple bras. I have two 30C's and a 32B but should probably be wearing a 28D/DD.
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