This is the bra I ordered from EM on Black Friday. I ordered it because it is in very light soft pink, and I need something that can be worn under light-colored, low-cut clothes. This bra did not fail me in terms of the short cups. But just like every EM 3D/3DM, the wires are too wide for me. The straps are also wide-set. As a result, I feel my boobs are pulled to the sides rather than lifted up, if that makes sense. The cups are not gaping and the volume is approximately okay, but there is some empty space on the sides next to the wire. ... I could use a little less cup depth if the cups were narrower.
I would love some suggestions about what to try next for polish bras. I wanted to try the EM M cut, but they seem even wider than 3D/3DM? Comexim is a possibility but I am confused about their sizing. I really need something in soft/pastel colors with short cups and a low gore. So perhaps I need to ask for reduced cup height and reduced gore? What else do I need to get customized? Currently I am wearing my Curvy Kate bras--Bardot, Madagascar, and Jewel. They fit me really well, but non of them go with my light-colored, low-cut clothes.
Any suggestion would be appreciated. If you need to see my measurements/shape, I listed them in my profile.
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If you've had good results with Curvy Kate, the simplest solution is 28DD Florence in Blush (pale pink). Ellace in white may be helpful, too.
Ewa Michalak wide straps are nearly infamous. Some users experience great results moving the straps and attaching them a bit closer to the gore. It can change the fit of the bra...
Comexim. Do you prefer lined or unlined?
I second Ellace in white. Should be a very similar cut to your fitting Curvy Kates.
Love4Pollinators cupandahalf Thank you for the suggestions, but Ellace is a horrible fit on me. The cups are way taller than the said similar cuts. Florence does not come in 28DD. Besides, all these bras are balconettes, so the gore sometimes goes above the neckline when I wear my low-cut clothes. I really need a plunge bra in soft colors.
It seems the straps of this bra are wider than the EMs I previously own. I think this explains a lot--in the past I was able to wear the slightly-too-wide bras comfortably if the straps were not so wide to pull the cups apart. I may try to move in the straps or just tolerate it, because I like the look of this bra so much.
I am fine with lightly lined or unlined. Unlined bras work better in the hot summers (I live in AZ), but lined bras are great too, as long as they are comfortable and compatible with my clothes.
I was worried about Ellace being too tall, and Florence will be too. Curvy Kate Lifestyle now comes in a sheer beige. It's very plunging and the cups seem quite low, but it starts at a 30D. However I found the band a firm 30. Because it's sheer it might not be too dark on you.
Comexim Ginger might work. Light, very deep plunge.
It is amazing how the scaling changes in these product lines. In my size, CK straps are narrower than AN and the cups are shorter. We may need to enlist the help of someone more familiar with your size range.
Great news: Comexim will alter the straps and move them in for you :-) :-)
Replace AN with EM above. Autocorrect.
cupandahalf Thank you! I will look into the options you suggested. Looking at the measurements of Ginger, I may need something around 65E/F?
Love4Pollinators I agree, sometimes scaling changes fit in the larger/smaller sizes. In my size range CK also has narrower straps than EM. I am not sure about cup height since I have been trying different styles for these brands, balconettes for CK and plunges for EM. Normally I don't have issues with straps, it is only this EM bra. Are Comexim straps wide-set too?