Yesterday we reached 7000 bras. That was 41 days after reaching 6000.
I'll shut up now about thousand bras until we reach 10000
At this rate we should reach 1000 bras by mid Feb 2013, will you help me make that happen sooner?
All bra adventures
*Fleurty: 36F-G (checking out size)
*Tease me 34GG 36F-FF white and coral
*Thrill Me Jade/Fuchsia 36F-FF
*Thrill Me Whine/Navy 36F
*Thrill Me Grape/Jade 36F
*Thrill Me Peach/plume 36F
Pollyanna: 36F and G
Tanzania Stripe 36F and FF
Parisan Plume 38F
Those were the sizes closest to what I could find in those stores.
Cancelled: Rhea 34H, Confetti 30J and Pollyanna 30J
Want: PL Garden. PL Milady CHP Milady CHP Ametyst among others.
Cleo Natasha 30F - Swimming in it.
Cleo Juna 30E - Quadboob.
Seriously. What the absolute frick?!? If there is such disparity, even within the same brand, how does anyone ever fit in anything?
I know we're supposed to be asking for bra advice (teehee sorry!!) but I'd realllly like to know if anyone owns the Tempt Me shorts? I've never tried any CK bras or underwear before so I have no idea how the sizing is. I researched a ton online and I know that the other showgirl ranges' shorts/briefs run small but I can't find much about the tempt me shorts. I'm trying to purchase one to mix and match with a bra I have with the same colours. Does anyone know how it fits?
Usually I hate them because of the pointy deflated look they give, but I want to give unlined bras a try again and need some recommendations for sizes/styles to try. I would say I'm slightly full on top, or more that my boobs start higher up and end lower as well. There really isn't a whole lot of depth to ... them, which is why I prefer the moulded bras in UK brands because you mould to them rather than them to you. My shape sucks basically!
Unlined bras I've tried:
Freya Rio, Arabella, Pollyanna, all in 28F, the tops dig in and the center remains unsupportive - yeah, I know...orange-in-a-glass, unfortunately wider and shallower cups are too shallow. I was able to try Monet (I think? it was last year, kind of a pink, red, orange watercolor with green lace at the top) but in 28E, wasn't allowed to scoop properly, it was cutting in and the point was even worse. Retro full coverage, 30E, same problem, and the cups were unusually small!
Fantasie Karly, Bridgette plunge, Bridgette basque, 30E. The plunge was way too small, Karly wasn't as bad but it's too small now and I don't think I work well with plunges from this brand. The basque actually fit quite well in the cup, very rounded, I'm guessing this is because it's a balcony so a bit more full coverage. BUT...I'm noticing on my larger boob it's cutting in, more pointy. Most 30's in this brand are huge but the basque has a stretch of 28" so I'm able to wear it better. Plus it's longline so it's harder for the wider band to move around. I have tried Belle, but again...it was in store in 30D, DD and E. Wasn't allowed to scoop properly but I could tell (last year, 5-8 pounds ago) that the E would have fit, the band was too large though.
Panache Harmony 28F. If I weighed 105 it would probably fit, but right now it's at least 2 cups too small. I liked the shape it gave when I was thinner but I cannot wear a partial banded bra because of health reasons.
Various bras from the M&S Ceriso range, 30DD and E. Too pointy and wide set for straps, uncomfortable materials.
I feel like there may have been others, but those are the most I remember.
Right now I think I'm bordering on needing a cup up based on how my current bras are fitting. I know I need balcony/full coverage over plunge because of where my breasts start at the top (and there is muscle too so this makes it worse). I would *prefer* a cup with vertical seams only, but the only brand I can think of that makes this is Chantelle and their 30's fit like 34's. Any advice? TIA! =)
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I'm going to try some comfortable bras from ordinary stores tomorrow.
This is a combination of a bra adventure and an answer on a comment by t_maia in the 'Fitting Help' section. Because it’s a solved case: http://www.bratabase.com/troubleshoot/dhkjx/, I give my answer in this section.
t_maia, first I'd like to thank you for the very thorough and professional sounding explanation. It makes perfectly sense. I already knew this ... kind of measuring from the Busenfreundinnen. They advised me a 30J/JJ. Now I am a little curious if you’d agree with the advise. My under bust measuements are: 77 cm’s loose. 72/73 cm’s medium tight and 68/69 cm’s as tight as humanly possible. My overbust measurements are: standing: 105 lying down: 103. bending forward: 107. My perimeter is around 40 cm’s. My projection measurements are: 16 cm’s biggest breast, 17 cm’s smallest breast. So the weird thing is that my smaller breast has a larger projection than my bigger. Does this make any sense?
Today my Panache Harmony Balconet arrived in size 28K. Now I clearly see, how ‘reversed letterphobia’ really looks. There is some quadraboob going on on my left cup (my biggest breast), but the wires look severely distorted and too long & too wide. However when I put an extension on the back, the cups are obviously about one size too big. They clearly run about one cup larger than the Andorra. Apart from this, I think this is not the right style for me. Like the CK Emily it somehow exaggerates the difference in size between my boobs. Also I am now rather sure the Andorra wires are wide enough for my shape. And as I suspected a bit, although I can close it easily, I really don’t need a 28 band – at least not in Panache
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I bought a Harlequin Masquerade Delphi bra a while ago. I really liked it at first but now I'm starting to dislike the bra. The straps are very wideset and it seems I'm constantly pulling them back up my shoulder. I'm very petite so I'm sure that's why. The band is fine but I'm sure the cups are too small. ... It is really bad on my larger breast. Blah, now I don't know whether to sell it or what. I feel like the wires don't extend far enough into my armpit and it cutting into breast. It is a 30DD but I think a 30E would have been perfect. I might list it on here for sale once I measure it.
In lighter news, I have two bras on the way! One is a Maidenform 32D strapless convertible bra. It was $10 and shipping was free. I heard the band runs pretty tight and it also has a silicon band, so I am sure it will fit well. I also purchased a M+S 30DD unlined bra from ebay. This will be my first unlined bra since I always thought I was too pointy for it, but I hope it will fit well.
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I noticed tonight that my profile is still showing a bunch of old bras that no longer for as fitting. I checked the page for one and the time before last that I took measurements I had set it as not fitting. Some of them are also bras that are marked no longer owned as I sold them.
I guess ... my main concern is if this is affecting my recommendations and if someone is trying to see what else fits now to help decide on a bra that they are getting misinformation. I feel like it didn't have these old bras before but I could be misremembering.
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Just got my first Ewa Michalak (the CH Lato in a 65F) and it fit perfectly!
65F - Ewa Michalak » Ch Lato | Bratabase