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When I first got the bra, it was a good fit considering the difficulty I have with fit. I wore it a lot because it was the only one I could wear for long periods of time without being in extreme pain. I had made some alterations to the bra and they seemed to work, but now they are not working. Bras always feel too big at the center (sternum) section, especially if they have a triangular shape. I made that section smaller in this bra. Now, after years of wear, the middle section feels as if it could be a little wider.
Also, the band in the front was painful to wear and caused red marks, so I curled it upwards and stitched it down by hand. This seemed to help, but it actually feels like it would be more comfortable if it were up higher. I made darts in the top of the cups to prevent the cups from gapping and now the top of the bra seems too high. The band width has always felt a little too narrow although it has 3 hooks. Now I have to pin the band at the closure to make it a little smaller. After a couple of hours of wear, I have to keep re-adjusting the hooks to make it comfortable. I always have problems with the straps being too far apart (thus the bra is too wide in the front). If I pull the straps into a racer-back style, it feels like I have more support. The bra I am referring to is the first bra shown (not sure why they all show up in the request). I have fit issues with the other bras shown as well. I have described the fitting problems separately with the picture of the bra.
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You definitely need a larger cup volume, and your measurements also point to a 36 band. Try measuring yourself with this calculator http://brasizecalculator.tk/
Updated on July 11, 2017 Flag this
I think some of the problems you're experiencing come from a too large band, which naturally places the straps wider than your frame. Comparing your measurements to bra measurements here, you might fit anything from a 34E to 36F (U.K. Sizing). Wearing a tighter band will keep it from sliding around as well.
One of the reasons your bras are settling on your ribs instead of up by your breasts is because the cups are too small. It could be that you are shallow on top, or you could have short roots which mean you don't fill out the tops of bras but you need more room at the bottom, which means your breasts push the bra down to get more room. I think you are full on bottom, so that's where you need a lot of room.
I'm not an expert on your size range so I won't comment on bras to recommend. Hopefully others have some good ideas.
Updated on July 12, 2017 Flag this
Ugg, none of these bras are any good! Its a bit hard because obviously every bra you show cant be the ones you measured, and they've all be changed so much that nothing seems really right. I'd say you are FOB (full on bottom, meaning you have more tissue below the nipple and less above) and fairly narrow/projected. Ugg, I have no idea in that size range or FOB. But you need to try osme other brands for sure.
Updated on July 11, 2017 Flag this
If you've been wearing this bra for years, then you probably just need to get a new one and decide fit from there. This one has most likely lost all it's elasticity and support.
I can only comment on the fit for the bra that your talking about in this post and the one you have measurements for.
You should post separate fit checks for the other bras, just wanted to note that bra cups made of lace can be just as supportive as any other bra cups. And that all of your bra bands are too large. Please input your measurements here and check out the size recommendations. Also double check your measurements for accuracy, I had to check mine a half a dozen times. Also try www.brasizecalculator.tk or ABraThatFits on Reddit has a calculator to determine a size starting point. ABraThatFits on Reddit also has ALOT of fantastic material for people to learn about shape, breast root and projection. All of which are very important for fit.
When putting on a bra make sure the under wires are sitting directly under the breast in your IMF, close bra and scoop and swoop all tissue into cups.
Updated on December 29, 2017 Flag this