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Bra fitting help » Gore not tacking

Curvy Kate » Bardot Balcony Bra (SG3101) » 40J 40:13

Issue resolved

The wires were the problem, as you all correctly observed. However, the issue was actually soft wires and gore height. I replaced the wires with 30HH Panache wires I had lying around and I now have a tacking gore and a lot more stability. The Panache wires are firm and can hold up the gore against my heavy tissue better. They are narrower but for some reason the cup is not too deep now, it's just right, probably because my tissue is dispersed to the front instead of to the sides now. I have sewn them into the channels so I have a 1 inch allowance at the top of the gore too, so my touching section doesn't push them out. This has improved fit all around as I no longer have chafing where the band turns under or under my smaller side armpit because the wires are holding me aloft and not getting up into me. As a bonus, the band feels nice and snug and quite supportive now that the wires are narrower and placing more tension on the back band. Couldn't have figured it out without you all. Thanks!

Original problem

Can anyone tell me why during normal wear of this bra the gore stops tacking? I scoop and swoop and everything feels great. Then 10 mins later I feel unsupported and I see the gore isn't tacking anymore. What gives? I really want to wear this bra because it should fit! Also I'm used to the top of the gore being pushed out due to touching tissue but not this far! I mean we are talking 2 inches off my sternum but I don't quad when it is tacking. Bonus points if you can use physics to explain the problem to me. Finally, is there an alterations solution?

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