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Making a bra work that comes not in your size?

Do you do this? What I mean:

I got a 34H - Sculptresse » Candi Full Cup Bra (9375) It's super comfy and the cups fit me well. The band is firm on it but for best support I have to close it on the smallest setting already. I know you should not do this with a new bra.
Would you keep it and make it work or let it go?

Then I exchanged 32HH - Bravissimo » Lacey Bra (LN486) for the 30JJ - Bravissimo » Lacey Bra (LN486). The 32HH felt unsupportive because it had only 2 hooks, thin band and straps and no extra lining. The bra above JJ cup is completely different, it is super supportive and comfortable too. It just boob heaven. I don't feel like I have big boobs or they are in the way when I wear the bra. The only problem: the 30 band is tight and I have to wear an extender. Sadly the supportive construction only starts at JJ cup and my old 32JJ is too big. I feel bad since I fit myself into a too small band but the bra is just so good.

So yeah I would love to wear both bras in the correct size but Sculptresse starts at 34 band and Bravissimo changes their bra construction below JJ-cup.

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Shared on Feb 04, 2020 Flag this


  • I have been guilty of buying a band that's about 2 steps bigger and then taking it in.

    If it supports you, and it's not uncomfortable with the adjustments, I don't see a problem with it. I mean ideally we'd all love to wear our size, but sometimes it's not possible when manufacturers don't make bras in a certain size, or with certain constructions, so then we become inventive and have to make do with it.

    The only concern would be if this would affect the life of the bra, but that is dependent on how much importance is placed on that

  • That band is not going to stretch out unless you wash on hot. It’s double lined knit and very sturdy. So why not?

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