The Lucy in 30FF which I couldn't fill completely 2 months ago and the 30FF Lyla that used to fit me perfectly, give me slight quadraboob nowadays. What happened? Luckily the Arabella runs a bit bigger in the cup (same size) and was big on me, so that one fits now. ... The Zia Balconnet 30FF is still ok (I think). And I'm guessing the Tara will also cause some quadraboob.
Is this really tissue migrating back to the front? Honestly I was quite skeptical about it.... but I don't know what to think anymore. It's time for me to switch to mostly 28GG/30G bras...
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All bra adventures
I got the idea from cellosubmarine.
Would anyone be willing to loan a bra or two so I could review for my blog? It could be any style, any brand but between the sizes of 28/30H-JJ, maybe K. I would pay for shipping both ways, and so I would only be able to take loans from inside of ... the US.
I would maybe keep the bra for a week top if it fits well enough, maybe wear it a day or two(not in a row) to get a feel for it and do a proper review. It would really be great if some could offer to do this. I really want more diversity of sizes, styles, and brands on my blog.
I would also love to be able to try some clothing, Pepperberry, BuiBui, Urkye, PUG, and ect..
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I've assembled and sewed it as a trial bra, you know, just to see how it looks like if I finally go into the miniscule details and all that jazz. And the cups are all wonky, lol. I have no idea where the end of the cup seam should be when attaching the cup into the cradle. So the left cup has a 3 o'clock horizontal seam, and the right cup has an 8 o'clock diagonal seam.
It still looks like a bra, though.
I consider myself lucky because there's no one but *two* Nordstrom Racks within twenty minutes driving distance from me. I decided to hit them up, because I noticed that they updated some sales items on http://shop.nordstrom.com/ and I figured "Why not?"
My secret of not making a whole morning or afternoon of it is I head straight for ... the bras, and once I'm there, I try to maintain that tunnel vision. As in: don't look at the seemingly endless variety available in 32Ds on up, because that will just make me sadfaced. Look at it as: at least I won't blow a wad of money all at once on bras because there's such a narrow range available to me. Don't look at the lovely Stella Mccartney bras --whoops, too late :'(
It turns out that both stores *had* added fresh pickings. And what did I find nestled amongst the meager 30FF/G options on an otherwise crammed clearance rack? Why, a Freya Deco Honey](model:5398) in Firecracker and an Ivy Longline Bra , both at the clearance price of $31.00. I tried on the Deco Honey in both 30G and 30FF, and ended up going with the 30FF. The Deco Honeys seemed firmer in the band than my regular nude and black Decos, which is a good thing. I tried on the Ivy in 30G, since that size seems to work well with the other Freya longlines I have. I know I probably shouldn't buy a bra I can hook on the first hooks, as is the case with the Ivy, but sometimes logic flies out the door when it comes to those longlines!
I also tried on a Marina Padded Half-cup in 30FF and a Chantelle Paris Paris Demi in... 32DDD (ha!), I think. I say "ha!" about the Paris Paris because I should know by now that I'm not going to fit a 32DDD anything unless the cups run huge or something. And sure enough, the second I leaned into the bra to put it on is when I noticed the wires weren't even going to go around my boobs. I didn't even bother to fasten it. But! I need another black lacy bra like I need another hole in the head, so. Sadly, the Marina was a no-go, too. In 30FF, the cups fashioned my boobs into an awesome quadboob formation. The tops of the cups, it's like they were trying to cleave my boobs in half. Such a shame, because I love the purple trim and the jewel-like colors! OH WELL. I also tried on a Taylor in charcoal but decided I was pushing it, band-wise, it being a 32F. WHAT DO I NEED ANOTHER TAYLOR FOR ANYWAY.
I ended up taking home the firecracker Deco Honey because apparently I really need a bright red bra in my life that will be just like the bright purple bra that's on my way from Figleaves.com OOPS. And the Ivy. I searched for matching underwear, and lucked out with a Deco thong in firecracker. I'm glad I decided to check out the stores, because the prices were marked down lower than on the sale section of Nordstrom's site. Plus, it said that the Ivy was unavailable in 30G online.
Soon to come, my reviews on said bras
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It's funny cause it's (at least partly) true
The Definitive Guide To The 10 Types Of Bras
...can we use bikini tops as one of our everyday bras? Hack the bikini closure and put on proper hook-and-eye. I've never owned a swimsuit/bikini because one, I can't swim to save my life, two, sunbathing is so not our thing/culture. I'm brown enough without the help of the sun. Asians love to be white instead ... /> So yeah, I've been eyeing a few bikini tops just because they are way cuter than ordinary bras. Can we? Can we?
And also, I've never tried Freya unpadded bras since wearing my proper size, and I would like to give it a try once more. What Freya bras that are suitable for FoT boobalas? I've tried (in the wrong size), Jolie Balcony (28E), Lauren Balcony Plunge (28F), and Deco Strapless (30FF, gore doesn't tack, cups still too big, wires too wide).
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Now that I've discovered Parfait is probably not going to work for me (unless I lose a massive amount of weight and magically go down 2 cup sizes), can anyone suggest their favorite evening wear/fancy gown undergarments? It is a halter strap dress. Would I be better to go with a strapless and a shaping camisole? I think Bravissimo may ... have a bustier in a G+ cup size, but it had poor reviews on the site. My other option, since the dress fabric is quite thick and structured is to go naked, but the thought of going braless for 12+ hours makes me want to cry on the inside.
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Totally just got a sorry we missed you note in the mail from the USPS because I ordered a bra that was due to arrive today from Ewa and of course needs a signature or someone to be home. Soo frustrated since I work tomorrow I can't go pick it up! That means I can't get it until Monday! I've been waiting forever and a day for this to come in! This is crazy frustrating! I just want my beautiful bra!!!!!
I'm sure you guys understand this frustration!
This post is quite negative. I’m sorry for that but I have to rant a bit. I’d love to be more positive but sometimes I just can’t.
I’m so frustrated with my bras right now. Panache Harmonys wires were trying to kill me and now I have bruises and deep red marks all over my ribcage and under my arms. ...
I wore the bra on a train ride of 3 hours today. I have never been so glad to take the bra off at home. Putting on my Tango was a relief.
But also my beloved Tango does annoy me lately. If I’m honest with myself, I’m having slight quadraboob in this bra It’s not severe and everything else about the bra is good but I’m annoyed that it does not fit perfectly anymore. Otherwise I’m very worried that one size bigger (30K) just will be too big. On the 30JJ I have to adjust the straps all the way to get a decent fit. If only the top section of this bra would be a bit more roomy!
I don’t feel happy with any of my bras right now besides my altered Panache Ariza. I know, I should be happy that I at least have bras that fit decently and I rather wear the Tango for the rest of my life than no bra or a badly fitted 36E (I don’t want to go back to the terrible back pain) but Is that too much to ask for some (beautiful) bras that also fit perfectly?!
The Tango is cute but also a bit boring. I’d like to have some other (prettier) bras too that fit me. What am I doing wrong? Am I asking for too much? Should I be happy that at least one bra fits more of less in my size?
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Filed under Bras ups and downs
Ever since learning about MyWifesBusty's guide back in late June 2012 I have been almost obsessed with bras. From bra fittings, to bra styles, to bra brands, breast shape, bra shape, wire width, measuring tapes, F, FF, G, etc., I think all of you might know what I mean just a little bit.
Bratabase, I have a confession to make...
I'm ... not wearing my new bras.
Yes, I'm still wearing my 38DDD full coverage bras from Lane Bryant that I bought last September that looks more like a plunge than full coverage. I realized today that I'm not even touching the Cleo and Panache bras I bought a couple of months ago that I went on and on about, the ones that I thought fit me so well.
Truth is, I wanted them to fit me so well because I felt like that would be my ideal size. I'm not one for negativity when it comes to body image, because I love my body and I fully support body positivity in everyone. It's just what the tag said made me feel good. Also, I was spending way too much money on bras when I need to be saving up for a place of my own.
But they're too big. About a cup size too big, and I know that, and therefore I haven't been wearing them at all. Not only that, but the wires on all three are ridiculously wide for my narrow breasts.
So with that said, I'm going to sell them. It's sad, because they're beautiful bras, but I can't just keep them because the label says G and that makes me feel good.
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