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I have almost given up on being able to find a bra that fits but I still have a little bit of hope. So far, every Elomi has been too wide, wires pinching me painfully in the armpits. I tried a Curvy Kate plunge in 40J that was too small, an Adella (Brastop brand) plunge in 40J that was too big and wide in the cups, and several others with way too high gore and the same problem with width. In recent years, the best fitting bra was an Ewa FB that was too big in the cups, but the wires fit perfectly in my armpits. I would really like to avoid resorting to Ewa, because shipping costs are now almost the same as the bras and they aren't exactly cheap to begin with. If anyone has a miraculous suggestion I'd love to hear it.

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Shared on Apr 22, 2024 Flag this

  • I measure my bras with the too high gore and the length of wires to avoid that pinch then sleuth around here on the website to determine what will fit. I live in a small city with 2 bras in my size. Orange and a leopard print - not to my taste though nothing against leopard! I often order on ebay or poshmark.

    I have also ordered from a Canadian online store called "your bra store". They have a variety of new bras in larger cup sizes. Shipping works out to be about $12 US. Returns are not free.

    Another solution that I do frequently is switch out wires. This has been a game changer in making unwearable bras comfortable with a custom fit. I save all my wires from dead bras. I have used shorter wires to get the poke out of my armpit or my gore. Used softer wires for that gore or rib ache. And, I have used narrower wires to decrease a cup width and produce more projection. This is the easiest alteration I can do and works well. Just a few stitches to secure the wire where it needs to be. This has saved many a bra where returns were a big hasell or not a possibililty. Good luck in your search!

  • jazzypants I actually ended up buying an Elomi bralette, because I went into the nearest town and visited the single place with bras in my size, and unfortunately they were all Elomis lmao. At least now I really know for sure that their wired bras don't work for me at all, I tried a bunch of different sizes and cuts and they all stabbed me in the arm.

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