After my first Braologie order arrived too small, the company allowed me to mail the bras to other women and remade the bras in a better size.
The new bras that arrived were a vast improvement. The band was slightly more snug (though not nearly as snug as other bras one would order in a 28 band... the Braologie bra is designed to provide support with a looser band), though still more relaxed than other bras I own, and the cups were a good fit! Having the removable padding in the cups is also a LIFESAVER-- one of my girls is a bit smaller than the other, and this ... has been endlessly frustrating to me recently. A bra with removable padding solves this issue.
Unfortunately I did run into some other problems that came from the bra cups sizing up. A wider underwire was used, so it comes up higher on the sides. The wings were also quite a bit higher. My smaller bras had about 5.5" tall wings, which were taller than anything else I owned, but the newer bras with larger cups had 6" tall wings, which suddenly sat in the clear territory of very uncomfortable. I felt a good deal of digging and chafing in the armpit itself, but it was difficult to get a photo of it (though eventually I did). I e-mailed my concerns to Tallia, the representative I have been working with, and she was wonderful-- she acknowledged the concerns and asked me to wear the bras a bit, so that we could determine if the discomfort I was feeling was because I was unaccustomed to having such high sides, or if the sides were truly digging into my armpits.
I wore the bra for about 9 hours, and ultimately I came to the conclusion that because I have such a petite torso, the wings were in fact just too high. An extra half inch on my torso is a lot of space, and with the underwires sitting where they were supposed to be at my inframammary fold, the wings of the bra were sitting very decidedly in the armpits and caused a great deal of uncomfortable chafing after a full day of wear. Tallia is allowing me to return the bras to be altered so the wings aren't quite as high.
The Braologie bra has much higher sides than most of us are used to, I think, and of course the purpose of this is to help hasten the movement of migrated breast tissue back to the chest. Any purchaser of a Braologie bra will need to accept ahead of time that the height of the sides might feel a little weird because of how tall it is, and this will be different than actual pain from TOO high a side. After working quite a bit with Tallia, however, I feel comfortable with my decision to have the sides shortened slightly--they will still sit higher than other bras I own, but I think this should entirely solve the chafing issue I was experiencing.
The other small problem I experienced was that the straps were far, far too long and cinching them up properly placed the adjuster in front of my shoulders. This issue will also be fixed with the alterations.
So I have one more go at fixing the bra-- this time the height of the wings will be reduced and the straps will be shortened. My hope is that this will officially solve the issues I've had so far, but I feel confident that ultimately I will end up with a very well fitting, supportive Braologie bra.
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