Bra fitting help » Started quadding and collapsing cups
Comexim » Basic Plunge Bra (170) » 60P 28:16
I am now quadding in this bra, and it is collapsing at the bottom and being pushed down my ribs. It fit better when I bought it a couple months ago, although the band was very stretchy and I have to wear it on the tightest hook. I recently lost 5 pounds, wondering if that can affect the need for more immediate projection if my underbust is slightly smaller? And of course my breasts seem a little larger. Curious what you guys think has happened here. Also curious for new recommendations. I have been trying to put off buying many bras as I am about to start going to the gym, and I am hoping that may reduce my breast size at least a little, but obviously no guarantees there...
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The cups typically collapse when your breasts are too heavy for their construction. This can be due to a variety of issues: lack of the needed immediate projection, too low of gore (so the wires don't have enough leverage to work in unison with the band), the band being too large/stretchy and not keeping the cups in their place, the wires being too flexible, just to name a few.
Photos can be very deceptive and hide the noted fit issues, so unfortunately what you see doesn't always show through on the photos shared. I am having trouble seeing what you discribe, as it looks more like center spillage than quadding to me, but you know what's going on in front of you.
So I'll base my suggestions on your measurements. 1st, I feel you are measuring your cup depth small, instead of reflecting the true potential of the cup. 11.8" is way small for a 60P/28KK cup-even for a flat measurement. Honestly that more matches a small 60O for Comexim, so I feel this bra runs quite small in the cup. From my experience with BoB Comexim bras in this size, they do run small in the cup though, so it doesn't surprise me. This cup should still have a max stretched cup potential of around 14" based on the Comexims I had in a 60O so if the top of the cup is more closed that would be why it wouldn't be accommodating enough for your 14" perimeter.
We already know this band is ridiculously large for a 28/60 band and not at all common for a Comexim 60. I know this figure would be a bit off since you measure after wear which will give a falsely larger band measurement both flat and stretched, but regardless of that margin of error, this one is just too long.
I feel you just got a dud of a bra, not typical of a true Comexim 60P bra in any way.
Based on your rib measurements, I would say you should be going with a 30/65 band, as a tight 28"/comfortable 29", you are going to get a lot of wire distortions on a true 60/28 band which will throw off the cup fit and give you a variety of fit issues.
With your breast perimeter of 14", I think a 65N would best suit you, though you may need a 65O for models that run smaller or more closed in, such as the Basic here. With your center spillage issue, I suggest avoiding lower gores, as they will make it worse.
Updated on January 8, 2019 Flag this
This has happened to me while trying on bras, it always happened with bras that were one cup size smaller, have you tried going up a cup size? That usually solved the problem for me.
Updated on February 11, 2019 Flag this