Bra fitting help » Spills over sides, cups don't fit well, band fits ok
Cleo » Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) » 32D 32:4
Shape mismatch bra not a good fit. Band is fine though
I got my bra measurements from brasizecalculator.tk and they suggest I'm a 30DD or 32D. I ordered this Cleo Mddie in both sizes and neither of them fit correctly. Is it the band? The cup size? The wrong style? I think I'm FoB, Wide root, slightely splayed and projected. Maybe I'm wrong?
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This is absolutely a shape mismatch, and the wrong size. It's too small in the cups and too shallow. The cup depth is only 7.3" - your measurements indicate you need something closer to 8.5" depth. The band is small for its size, if your stretched measurement is accurate. Most padded Cleos run stretchy in the band, so I'd be surprised if this only stretches to 29.5, but it's possible I suppose.
If the band feels tight, it's likely because the cups are too shallow and too small. The wrong size/shape cups will affect how the band fits. I would absolutely NOT recommend 34 bands, ever. You should be fine in 32's and even 30s in Freya or stretchy bands. I don't think this band is too small for you. I think you should check out more projected cup styles, which unfortunately are usually not molded bras. Padded projected bras include the Polish lines, but I'd start with a 32DD in Cleo Lucy/Kali or Lily/Erin if you can still find one. Scoop and swoop, see how it fits (it may not, and that's fine) and go from there.
Updated on August 13, 2016 Flag this
This is approximately the right size, just the wrong style for you. Cleo provides lower coverage than most other brands, while you need just a little more, so just stick with the 95% of other bras that offer more coverage. In most bras a 32 will be perfect for you, but this one, as you can feel, is a little tight; most Cleo bras are.
Are you scooped in? You don't look it. Do a quick search for "scoop and swoop."
As far as other sizes, it will def depend on the bra; you may need a 32DD in some, and the occasional 34C or D. I would not try any 30 bands. Since 32D is a relatively easy-to-find size -- Victoria's Secret, Soma, and department stores/chain stores all carry it -- why not try some bras in person? Even if you are located in a rural area and have to make a special trip for this, it's going to be well worth your time. Trying out bras painstakingly one by one by mail honestly is a sucky process, and there's no reason to do it if you are such an easy to find size.
Updated on August 10, 2016 Flag this