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Bra fitting help » More cleos- last 7 pics post swoop and scoop

Cleo » Kayla Balconnet Bra (9221) » 30E 30:6

Issue resolved

Will try different size. Wires too hard or band too small. going to try 32dd and 32d.

Original problem

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.

Any advice??

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