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Cleo » Kayla Balconnet Bra (9221) » 30E 30:6
Will try different size. Wires too hard or band too small. going to try 32dd and 32d.
Pic #1 and 12-17 are after doing a swoop and scoop, on loosest hook.
IM not sure how to delete the others- some are on tightest hook, some are on loosest (labelled)
Basically, and I am still wearing the bra, this 30 band feels comfy on the loosest hook. However, you can see that it doesn't tack at the bottom. Even if I pull it tighter, it does not tack. I wonder if I have pectus excavatum or prominent breastbone or other weird sternal shape?? This is maybe why no bra fits me right??
I tried bending the gore out a bit and it is not as stabby (still kind of stabby though).
The R cup is a little too bit, but not sure if going down a cup size would be too small for L breast.
Would you recommend trying a 32dd or 32d, or staying w this size if i was gonna keep it? would 32 be less stabby? worried it would be too floaty in the gore.
I tried pushing it up more in my IMF but then it really feels floaty/like it is encroaching on breast tissue and not snug enough (as in, not tacking under breasts/on front- band feels snug on the sides). THis is the case with pretty much all of the cleo bras I tried, and pretty much all bras in general.
Also with a tee shirt it kinda looks like my breasts are being pushed too far inward and therefore look smaller, if that makes sense. Probably because i have broad shoulders and am used to lightly lined/padded bras. (VS perfect body, natori t shirt bras). Also with the unlined cups you can def see the asymmetry more which I dont like.
As far as 30 vs. 32, I switched to a 30 because gores weren't tacking with 32s and everything only fit on the tightest hook -- I was always told that is a sign to size down. These were mostly chantelle, wacoal, and natori. Also nordstrom sized me into a 30ddd chantelle unlined bra (which felt too constricting and scratchy)
I am currently wearing a natori tshirt bra most days in a 32dd, but on the tightest hook. when i manually tack the gore, it is a t least a cup size too small. The 32ddd either was too big/tall if I remember correctly, and still did not tack. I will post pics later.
The only bras I have found that tack at the gore are cleos and panache in balconette style, but maybe that is because of projection and or style vs. band size. I will probably order the hettie, kayla, and marcie in a larger band size just to compare.
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Only the wires need to tack, not the fabric, i think. It definitely looks like its just a bit of 'chicken-chest' or whatever its called. I really wouldnt worry about that.
In my size range, something that doesnt gap or quad enough to be seen through clothing, and doesnt hurt, is a unicorn bra. I know in your size you have so many options, but dont make yourself crazy trying to get a bra that fits like it was built for you if you have bras that you are happy enough with.
I'm mostly concerned about the fact that it looks like there is empty space at the bottom of the cup near the wire. To help figure out what band fits better, try putting the bra on upside down and backwards, so the cups are hanging towards your rear, and see what is most comfortable WITHOUT worrying about the cups. The band has to fit first, then you figure out the cups.
and remember you cannot wear one size in every bra - different bras fit differently, both in the cup and the band.
I honestly cant see a huge difference between the fit of the cups with tightest/loosest hook, but it sort of looks like the cups fit better on tightest hook? But over-tightening the band will stretch out the wires, making the cups wider and shallower than they are supposed to be.
Updated on January 6, 2018 Flag this
I'm with dbmamaz I am unclear on what you mean by "gore does not tack"? When we talk about gore tacking we are talking about the ends of the underwires. Not the fabric edge of the band that is pictured in one of the last photos. I can't see from the photos, but you should be able to feel whether or not the wires are able to sit flat on your body or not. If they are, then the gore officially does tack.
Agree with the rest of DB's advice as well
Updated on January 6, 2018 Flag this
do you think you might have a mild case of Pectus excavatum? that would surely cause the gore not to tack.
Updated on January 10, 2018 Flag this