Bra fitting help » Cups or band too tight, maybe both?
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It seems like the cup and band may be slightly tight or just the cups?... IDK
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It doesn't look tight from the pictures. It actually looks like a decent fit: The cups are filled out, the wires are not distorted. Although the mark in #10 looks like the wire is slightly too wide for you. When you stick your finger into the cup next to the wire at the sides, is there empty space?
A bit of back- / side fat is perfectly normal as well as red marks, but yours are barely visible.
However it should be way too tight according to these measurements. Are you sure these are correct?
If the stretched band length is equal to your tight ribcage measurement, you shouldn't be able to breath. Can put a few fingers under the band and take a deep breath?
Updated on July 9, 2018 Flag this
The band is definitely too tight for your ribcage. I used to have exactly the same measurements and my then good fitting bras had unstretched band lengths of about 62-64 cm and stretched up to 72/73cm (meaning the point, there the stretching gets harder, stretching way further distorts the bra!)
The cup cuts into your inner tissue because it is too shallow there. That might be because of stretching the bra too much, but it could also be due to the cut of this bra in general.
Updated on July 14, 2018 Flag this
I think this looks like a really decent fit. The band looks 100% good. Make sure you try the bra on upside with the cups behind you so you can test if you really feel like it is too tight.
It also looks like if you did a good Scoop and Swoop that you would start quadding alot more than the pictures suggest.
Could also be that you are simply not used to feeling a nice snug band, the extender will help alleviate that till it loosens up a bit.
It also looks like the gore could be sitting on some some breast tissue, it's kind of hard to tell. If you can, wear the bra w/o the extender for a couple hours and then take photo's on the markings as I can't see them at all!
I definitely think the cups are too small, but if you got the 30D you would probably end up suffering from wires much too wide and a cup too tall.
ThirdLove bras are created to make the badly fitting/sized "high street" sizes look better on, so they generally have issues in general IMO.
Are you Scooping and Swooping every time you put on a bra?
Updated on August 2, 2018 Flag this