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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band74.9
Band Length59.7
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width0.0
Cup depth22.9
Depth ratio0.0
Wire length24.1
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.0
Gore height6.4
Wing height7.0
Strap width1.5
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I bent the wires outward a little to better encompass the sides of my breasts, and I think the bottoms and sides of the cups fit pretty well. The tops of the cups are empty (expected, as I don't have the FOT breasts this bra wants) but the wrinkling doesn't show under clothing, so for a transitional piece to get me through as my shape keeps changing, I'm calling it a win. (I am considering altering the top lace panels to more of a sweetheart neckline in order to better fit my frame. Tucking along the seam and tacking in place looks doable.)

The cup shape is decidedly pointy, but not in a bad way. The side support panels hoist my (widely splayed) breasts inward so the nipples are pointed front and center, which they don't do naturally at all. It's especially weird to be able to lift my arms and NOT brush the sides of my breasts with my biceps. The band is comfortably snug on my 26 1/2" ribs and nothing digs or pinches.

Lemon Fizz colorway

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  • I'm new to commenting on fit, so anyone please correct me if necessary. Just wanted to agree on trying a smaller cup though. The wrinkles below and lateral to the horizontal seam, seem unlikely to be resolved by alteration. Maybe that 28E will solve all?
    Still, if it doesn't show under clothes and you are comfortable/happy in it - that's all that matters.

  • I'm not sure that this bra will fit even after alterations, but it is worth a shot. I tried Dreamcatcher as well with similar results. You definitely look projected and full on bottom. Have you tried Freya unlined plunges? Curvy Kate's are just so full on top. If you do manage to fix it, please post about it :) I love seeing people's alterations.

  • I just returned my 28e to amazon, so maybe it'll still be $19.

  • prettyncharmuese how did it fit you?

  • The cups are too big here, try one cup size smaller. I am FOB and the Dreamcatcher works well.

  • PetiteCollegiate you just reminded me I have to put the pictures up. There was space at the top of the cup. I probably would have been okay with a cup size down. I would say, like most/all CK bras this bra is good for FOT

  • To be honest, it looks like all the photos on bratabase show a pretty awkward fit with this one. I think it's probablyjust an awkward bra. Even on the people who looklike they're in the right volume the fit is pointy. I had the frost/boysenberry one in 28F and it was really FoT. erispe what size/color did you have yours in? The way mine was sewed, I can't imagine it working for anyone full on bottom.

  • PetiteCollegiate - mine is petrol colour in 30D. This size is much smaller in label than what I'd normally get. Very deep cups, but wings could be higher. I don't get a pointy shape. Some tissue is not enclosed completely on the outer side. This doesn't show under clothes though.

  • I just had to put my Dreamcatcher on to check fit and it turns out that I've outgrown it on my bigger side. :( So now I really don't know how it would fit in the next size up. And I also noticed that the wire is shorter than the wire channel, which is why a bit of tissue is looser on the outside. When I push the wires outward in the channel, the fit improves. The bra now actually gives some crazy cleaveage, but also some quadding on my right side. I am confused about my boobs now, they look really tall rooted in this bra.

  • Wow that is a small cup for you! You're normally around 28E-F right? I did a fit check on mine to to figure out its ridiculousness. In my pictures, it sorta looks like I have tall roots too (which I definitely do not). I hate how so many brands have shorter wire channels than wires. That extra bit of wire channel is always so awkward at the end. i think you might do better to just try a different bra for a summer one. I loved the look of this one, but I think it's a weirdo.

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    PetiteCollegiate I am a sucker for petrol blue - the reason behind having this bra in the first place. CK bras tend to be wider in wires than I need. I might try this one in 28E or 30DD, but not really forcing it - just for science. ;)

  • Thanks, all. I put it on again today and it was even bigger on me than last night when I took the photos. I found a Freya on sale, though, so we'll see how that goes when it gets here.

    Is there a list somewhere of bras that are a good fit for short torsos/short roots/short breasts/etc? Thanks!

  • To get more responses, you probably want to do a fitcheck. Some good ones for short roots are: Curvy Kate Bardot, Cleo Lily, Lulu Tout Fleur Rose, and for you I'd try some Freya unlined plunges. Try some 28Es in addition to the 28Fs.

  • spiderwoman not a comprehensive list but I am short torso-ed, short rooted, narrow & projected. Cleo Lily/Erin & Curvy Kate Bardot are my go-tos. You may also have luck with Cleo Lucy. I order my normal size in those. I can also do some Freya unlined plunge bras in a cup size down. Typically stretch lace & our shape struggle to get along because at least for me, I lack any upper fullness or height to fill out the lace. Ymmv though.

  • I have a similar shape and have found that balconette and demi style bras work very well. The Chantelle Merci Demi could be a really nice style for you. You may also need to bend over when putting on the bra or the scoop and swoop to get all of the lateral breast tissue into the cup and position the nipples forward.

  • Thanks for all the suggestions! I really appreciate the help.

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