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C Essential Full Coverage T-shirt Bra (3816)

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32

70C

32:3

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70D

32:4

2 bras

70E

32:5

2 bras

70F

32:6

5 bras

70G

32:7

0 bras

34

75C

34:3

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75D

34:4

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75E

34:5

0 bras

75F

34:6

0 bras

75G

34:7

2 bras

75I

34:9

1 bra

36

80C

36:3

0 bras

80D

36:4

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80E

36:5

2 bras

80F

36:6

0 bras

80G

36:7

1 bra

38

85C

38:3

0 bras

85D

38:4

0 bras

85E

38:5

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85F

38:6

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40

90C

40:3

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90D

40:4

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90E

40:5

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90F

40:6

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42

95D

42:4

0 bras

95E

42:5

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44

100D

44:4

0 bras

  1. 70 C-G ... (32 :3-:7)
  2. 75 C-I ... (34 :3-:9)
  3. 80 C-G ... (36 :3-:7)
  4. 85 C-F ... (38 :3-:6)
  5. 90 C-F ... (40 :3-:6)
  6. 95 D-E ... (42 :4-:5)
  7. 100 D-D ... (44 :4-:4)

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    70E

    Didn't fit

    This bra is comfortable, and at first I really liked it. Then I started getting picky with it and I found a few issues: the gore gaps a bit at the bottom and I get a small amount of pinching at the top of the cup. I think also it may be a bit too full coverage for my liking. It is a really nice bra in general.

    Asphalt colorway

    Updated on May 05, 2016 Flag this


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    70F

    Hasn't set fit

    I'm new here, and totally confused.

    After losing 30 lbs I decided it was time to treat myself to properly fitting bras. Who knew it would be so difficult? Went for a pro fit, wound up with a Chantelle Full Coverage 3816 70F. Both fitters pronounced it perfect, but I don't particularly like the fit of the cups, feel they go too E/W and a little flattened, not sexy enough. Second pro fit put me in Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234) in 32F. Sexy, but cup gap all over the top. So much for the pros.

    I've been doing a lot of ordering online and returning. I thought if I can narrow down my breast shape it would help, but I can't even do that! I thought I was FOT, now I think I'm FOB. Thought I had narrow roots, now I'm convinced they're wide.

    The more I read, the more confused I get! Any advice for someone who is a total novice at properly-fitting bras would be appreciated.

    Updated on Oct 06, 2014 Flag this

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    • 1

      OK so first thing--the great advantage of Bratabase is that you can focus on numerical measurements instead of getting all tangled up in descriptors like "narrow" "tall" "full on top or bottom" etc. These descriptors are subjective and make sense only to a person who has seen a lot of different pairs of boobs in bras. When you are only just starting to figure out your own boobs, you have very little frame of reference so objective data is more useful.

      Let's start with cup width. When you wear your new bras, where are the outside ends of the wires positioned in relation to the outer edges of your breast tissue? Are the wires sitting on breast tissue (usually obvious because this is uncomfortable)? This means they're too narrow, usually. Are they RIGHT outside the edge of the breast, i.e. half a fingerwidth or less from the edge? That usually means it's OK. Is there more room between the wire and the edge of the breast tissue, like an inch or more? That means the wires are wider than you need.

      Based on this, you can see whether the width of this bra's cups works for you. Measure the cup width and determine whether you want something close to this width, narrower or wider.

      Next: cup depth. In your size range, your lying down breast perimeter (for just 1 breast, the larger one) usually works as a decent guideline.

      Once you have these two numbers, plus your optimal band length, you can do a search by measurements on this site and use photos and reviews to assess which of the results seem like a good bet :-)

    • Thanks, wendybien! That sounds so easy, I wish I had found this site weeks ago!

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    70F

    Didn't fit

    I tried this on at Nordstrom Rack today. It was very comfy, but as often happens with me and molded bras, I had extra space between the apex of the bra and my boob. I also didn't fill out the bottom of the cup completely.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Sep 08, 2014 Flag this


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    70E

    Didn't fit

    Accidentally bought this at a boutique for a lot of money when I was first getting some new bras, and it doesn't even fit all that correctly. It cuts into my armpits, the gore floats, the cup's too small, and any number of things now, but it could probably be comfortable for people it fits (so long as they don't have problems with the armpit).

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jan 22, 2014 Flag this


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    70D

    Hasn't set fit

    This bra fit my larger breast well, and the gore was very flat on my sternum. Unfortunately, the cup on my smaller side seemed a little too big.

    Updated on Dec 12, 2013 Flag this


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    75G

    Didn't fit

    While this bra initially fit well, it quickly stretched out, to the point where it is uncomfortably loose. I also experienced some tissue migration after wearing it for a while, so the gore no longer tacks and I quad boob when I scoop and swoop. I also had to get rid of the tag because it was crazy itchy, and the straps refuse to stay up and adjusted properly - I often have to fix them several times a day. The bands are much too wide for my breasts as well.

    Updated on Sep 27, 2013 Flag this


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    80E

    Fits

    First specialty shop purchase from a pro bra fitter. Fits well, comfortable to wear, chafes a bit around the armpit / strap attachment but might break in a bit. Overall a quality bra, but a bit matronly looking. I could learn to love it.

    Updated on May 15, 2013 Flag this


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    70D

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Nov 06, 2012



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    80E

    Fits

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jul 23, 2017



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    70F

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jun 07, 2013



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