Bra fitting help » Very wide set and shallow (32A depth), with a larger root base (32C base).
This bra has the correct spacing and root/base size IF I get a larger band in a small cup size. I sewed the band shorter (and it's already stretched out because I can't find a replacement).
I 'technically' measure a 32A. But bras with the correct band length (32) have no cup sizes that will fit (due to ratio). 32A & B cups are spaced too close together, and 32B & C cups protrude too much (tons of extra gappy space).
I'm looking for a bra that has a C root, A depth, and extra wide-spaced. Bonus points if there's no major padding. I'm like 2 pancakes on a griddle. Please help!
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What are your measurements? I'm struggling to see how you are measuring at a 32A with your bust size as this 32C equivalent isn't looking too big to me. A really good shallow and widely spaced bra is the Natori Feathers but I'm not entirely convinced that's what you need without more information
Updated on January 30, 2019 Flag this
How about Cleo Jude? As far as I can tell, it's shallow with wide wires and widely spaced cups. Maybe someone who's had it can chime in. I believe I read that people ofter size up a cup with this one.
Updated on January 29, 2019 Flag this
I would love to see you trying on 28D's or 30C's before deciding root dimensions and bra needs. Once you are in this size you may find that your understanding, perception, and actual breast size will shift. I have similar measurements and a similar experience with trying too large bands in A cups to try and accommodate my breast tissue. I recall walking into a lingerie store and saying that I would be happy to try on 34 bands so that my breasts would not hurt from narrow cup widths and too small cups that squished me down. Daftness! I too find that The Little bra Company are too small as they do not offer large enough cups in the small bands. That is OK as the bras are a bit boring!
Swoop and scoop into a bra that fits provides amazing results. I always thought that I was flat as a pancake but it turns out that I am not when in the right band size with a cup large enough to accommodate all the breast. Another thing that I had to learn was to place the band (that initially felt waaayy to tight) in the right spot on my torso so that the wire was in my inter-mammary fold. What the heck is that!? This did wonders for supporting and cupping all my breast tissue where it needed to be.
This site is great for buying cheap bras to see what works. Don't buy too many at first as I found that I needed to learn a few things about my body and bra construction before I could make more intelligent choices on bra selection. I have also found that alterations are a Godsend to save a bra from a bad fit. There is not tons of choice in this size and darts and a band shortening work well.
Good luck with your bra hunting!
Updated on February 4, 2019 Flag this