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Angela (3401)

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  1. 28 A-C ... (28 :1-:3)
  2. 30 A-C ... (30 :1-:3)
  3. 32 A-C ... (32 :1-:3)
  4. 34 A-C ... (34 :1-:3)
  5. 36 A-B ... (36 :1-:2)
  6. 38 A-A ... (38 :1-:1)

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  1. 5
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    28C

    Didn't fit

    I bought this bra after some fitting advice that I might look into a 28C as opposed to a 28D. Unfortunately, this bra was not the answer to my fitting conundrum.
    The Angela, from TLBC, is a plain, push-up/plunge T-Shirt bra. It's an everyday basic, and from what I understand, supposed to fit a petite frame. This seems clear - the front of the bra, measured from one underwire to the other, is only 10 inches across. I had read some reviews stating that TLBC bras ran small in the band, as well, but I did not personally find this to be true.
    Now, this did not fit me. ... I normally post pictures of myself wearing the bra for my reviews, but I actually felt indecent wearing this. I bulged over the cups a lot (probably aggravated by the large amount of padding in this bra) so I can't really make recommendations about fit - I feel like the cups may run small, but I don't have much basis for comparison.
    However, I can say that this felt like a really nice bra, and even though I'll be returning it, I'd definitely recommend a look-see to someone in TLBC's size range. The bra was super soft and had very comfy underwires, to my surprise. The straps on this are fully adjustable and removable (but this is NOT a strapless, so don't wear it without them!) so you can make this a racerback or halterneck or whatever else. This does have only one hook closure per column, which is a little unfortunate, but probably not the biggest deal in this size.
    My one quibble with the quality is that the center gore is rather thin, and in my experience, these gores tend to wear out and stretch out quickly.

    SO: Buy this bra if you're looking for an A-C cup, smooth, versatile bra with more than a hint of padding. Do not buy this bra if you think you might be a little past their size range, do not want a big boost, or if you're hoping for a 28-that-is-really-26 band.

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  2. 1
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    28C

    Didn't fit

    This bra brings the boobs to the front and center of attention! This was one of the rare times in my life that I felt like I had cleavage, except this time it was in a bra that didn't add huge amounts of padding. It was also the first time I had ever experienced quad-boob, which is only the beginning of the fit issues I had. The band was WAY too tight and I had deep red marks for hours. I spilled out the front and sides of the bra, something that had never happened before, and somehow it made it seem like I was in a bullet bra. The worst thing was that even though I only wore it for about 2 hours, I could still feel pain in my breasts for up to 24 hours afterwards. It turns out TLBC runs small in the band and the cup, so technically this fit more like a 26B. Too bad, it was pretty and would be excellent for a night out when you need some oomph.

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  3. 0
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    30B

    Didn't fit

    I really wanted to like this one because it gives good cleavage and is a good convertible T-shirt option for petite women. However, the cups are WAY too small for me -- I think I would probably need a 30D which TLBC doesn't offer. I like that the straps are close together enough that the straps never fall off, but this is just not the bra for me.

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    Updated on Apr 19, 2015 Flag this


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    30B

    Didn't fit

    I got professionally fit into a 30B in this bra and even though the bra calculator put me at a 28DD. The band felt very tight compared to a 30" bra from Lula Lu petite. The cup fit very strange on me. I'm full on bottom with shallow breasts. The top gapped but the cups could not hold my breasts when I used the scoop and tuck method. My boobs would get creased and a fold developed on my sternum and my nipples would peek out over the top. The shape is also a bit more conical and pointy than I would like. The material however is very nice and soft. The straps would not stay put where I adjusted them, however. There is only one hook for the closure.

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    • It sounds like the wires were way too narrow for you and the cup shape did not respect your natural tissue distribution, so your boobs wouldn't stay in. Are you looking for a better bra?

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      Good luck with your search. Almost all of the 30B bras I own have more room in the cups than this bra, going by the measurements.

    • wendybien Yes I am starting to look into 28DD,30D range for balconette type bras. I am still a bit skeptical of being able to fill such large cups so I might try ones in a 30C range if that is the case.

      runs_with_scissors Thank you! I must admit it is a rather frustrating/expensive endeavor.

    • Some of the calculators put me in a 28DD as well. I have a bunch of new bras coming in the mail soon (I might attack my mail carrier tomorrow, lol) so maybe my fit experiences with those will be useful to you.

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      runs_with_scissors That would be awesome :) I have a few coming in soon as well so we can share our experiences!

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      Just a general PSA here, don't confuse "large" cups with projected ones. Many women with shallower breast shapes are CONVINCED they have tiny tiny tiny boobs when really they don't (including a certain blogger who shall remain nameless). So they basically never look at cups larger than B when in fact they need a C, D or DD--just a very wide shallow shape with wires that extend out to accommodate the slope of the sideboob, instead of a narrow projected cup shape.

      I'm not saying this is necessarily you, but just throwing that out there. Many somehow seem not even to SEE the volume of their boob tissue that is located on the outer side of the breast--which is naturally where the fullest part will be on a lot of women in this size range. I think our culture must be too obsessed with cleavage or something--so many people think if you don't have any fullness at the center then your boobs are virtually flat. In fact you can have less than 1/2 inch tissue depth near the cleavage, but 2-2.5" depth at the outside of the boob that extends up higher than you'd think and that, yes, needs to be supported. I have actually sat down with friends and taken a marker to a profile photo of them in a bikini and outlined their actual breast mass and told them YO, ALL THIS IS YOUR BOOB! They were astonished. In their minds "my breast" was the 45% that was covered by ill-fitting and overly projected bra cups.

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      wendybien Those are really good points! I think what is a little daunting is finding those bras that do support a wider shape and for sideboob. I feel that a lot of bras seem to cater more for projected shapes. But I am finally (through some swaps) going to try some bigger cupped bras and hopefully I'll find one that fits me properly. I also agree and even admit to falling prey to our collective admiration of cleavage. Thank you for taking the time to give us all that info!

    • Oh, you're welcome, I'm severely addicting to both bras and giving advice, as anyone who hangs around here can tell you ;-) Good luck finding the right cup shape and size!

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      What's crazy is that when you do have a lot of Center fullness there's hardly any options for you. I have a theory that very large cup sizes are center full which probably gives the idea that your breasts are not large if they are not center full but it doesn't go both ways.

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      Very true xelestial !

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  5. 0
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    32C

    Didn't fit

    This bra was pressed on me by a well meaning (or hungry) sales girl. It's an improvement from my previous 32b but it clearly doesn't fit. The band is very, very stretchy, and my boobs come out the sides and quadboob like crazy. It's a very nice looking bra though. Lots of push up and no itchy bits.

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    30C

    Didn't fit

    This is a basic nude bra with clean lines. I did find the color to be too light against my skin to be considered nude (so it was visible underneath light-colored tops). The Angela has angled pads (non-removable) that create nice cleavage. The band is also tight. Unfortunately, the cups did not really enclose all my breast tissue on the sides, so it did not quite fit.

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    30C

    Didn't fit

    I measure to be a 26DD/E so this is in theory a sister size to me. The band is far far too big even on the tightest hook, but it does run true to size.

    The cups are a little too small for my breasts, and I think a 30D would fit me very well. I am a little more projected than not, and fairly narrow. In this size, I get classic spillage and gore-not-quite-tacking problems from too small cups. There is push up padding in the outer bottoms, and it does a very good job of holding the breasts front and center, with a round shape. If you can fit this bra, it should be a very sexy one. I would buy this bra again if LBC would carry my size.

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    30C

    Fits

    I've tried this bra in several different sizes, and this seems to work the best. It's still not terribly comfortable, but I think this may improve with time as I get used to it. I'm used to wearing an ill-fitted bra with too large of a band size, so it's an adjustment, and I'm hoping the comfort will improve.

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    30C

    Didn't fit

    Cups are too small; quad-boob. Unfortunately, they don't make a 30D. This is going back.

    Updated on Nov 14, 2012 Flag this


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    32C

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on May 25, 2015