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Reducing the size of a padded-sewn (not molded) cup

My left breast has over an inch bigger perimeter than the right, and the right is also less upper-full. As a result the left fits a 26G/28FF best while the right fits 26F/28E, for about 2 cup sizes difference. If I compromise and wear a smaller size, the gore-side underwire always ends up pressing painfully on my left breast tissue. So if I get a bra large enough to fit my bigger side, is there a way I can take in the smaller cup to eliminate the gaping at the top? It always shows under knit clothing. I can see how this can be done with unlined bras, but what about lightly padded (but not molded) ones?

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Shared on Jul 30, 2020 Flag this


  • Always fit to the bigger side and maybe try using cookies and insertable pads. Altering it is possible, ofc, but it'd be too much of a hassle

  • So, I’ve heard that advice a lot and I feel like I must be the only person this doesn’t work for. The wires on the too-large cup always hurt me no matter how much extra padding I put in them. I’ve never tried it before but I think the only way I could get a bra that’s too big on one side to not be painful is to put a smaller wire in the smaller side and then sew the cup smaller.

    But your problem is the appearance of it, not pain, so adding extra padding should probably work fine. :)

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