Bra fitting help » Scoop and swoop leads to spillover
Freya » Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234) » 28FF 28:8
Larger size decided upon.
After several years, my Deco bras are finally wearing out, elastic and all, and I'm concerned that I'm in the wrong size. When I tried on this same size in a store it was too small and I had a lot of quad-boob.
All pictures are of my old bras.
When I scoop and swoop I have to adjust and tuck my breast tissue back into the cups otherwise my nipples are pouring out.
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I would agree with dbmamaz, you need a larger cup size for sure.
The wrinkling on the cup actually tells me the outer material is stretchy while the padding is not. This is typically an indicator that this outer material got rubbed loose (like under a tight fitting tanktop) or that the padding shrunk in the wash and that outer material did not. This can throw off the look and give the illusion of the cup being too big even though the padding is being pushed to the max. That is a quality issue and not a fit issue though, and would ultimately be an issue regardless of fit.
You stated in your review that you have wide set breasts, but they look fairly close set to me. Did you mean you have wide roots and need the wider wires this bra offers? If your roots are wide, there are many options available to suit them, but I must warn that when the cups are too small, our breasts tend to get squished into that extra cup space before spilling over the top, so your roots may not be as wide as this bra leads you to believe. With a properly fitted cup you may find that you really need narrower wires after all.
I must note that few can pull off a molded cup as it requires a precise set of breasts to fill the nonflexible molding. You have to have the right amount of tissue in the perfect places with the perfect amount of squish factor. If your breasts don't meet the molded cup criteria, you'll get a less than ideal fit as a result. Most bras have some stretch and give to them, molded cups by nature do not. Due to these factors, no amount of sizing up will help.
I would suggest trying a few varieties (both brand and models) in a cup or two larger. Unpadded bras are far better for seeing and feeling true fit, so I would highly recommend trying a few unpadded ones to gauge the fit better. It would allow us too see issues easier and pinpoint where the fit troubles lie as well. Padded bras, especially molded cups often hide those issues. Often you can find bras on Amazon with free returns, which allows you to try more variations without any added risk or expense.
I also want to add that you should always enter each of the bras separately even if they are the same model and tag size, as their measurements would be different even if only slightly. Adding them separately helps to strengthen the database.
Updated on June 14, 2018 Flag this
Definitely too small and possibly also too shallow. Look at your breast perimeters vs your cup depth - way off. OTOH, its VERY unusual to have all 3 perimeters be identical . . . are you sure you measured 3 ways, followed the instructions?
Updated on June 13, 2018 Flag this