Bra fitting help » Freya Fancies: Band and cups too small?
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I ended up going with a 34 band and a Cleo Marcie (34E) that fits much better, although the wires are a little long. I will keep it though, because I am very pleased with the fit overall. Thank you so much for your help!
The band feels too tight and I think the cups (at least on my bigger side) are too small. I have triple boob going on! Not overly flattering. The bra leaves pretty significant marks on my skin, too.
According to 2 calculators (A Bra That Fits and Bratabase), I am a 32F/FF in UK sizing.
Do you think the issues I'm having with this bra reflect a problem with my sizing or the bra style itself? Should I return the bra or is there a "quick fix" like and extender that can make it a better fit?
Thank you! I'm new at this and waiting to finally wear a bra that fits me
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The cups are too small and you probably need a style with more space on top. An extender is not going to fix that. But I would get one anyway. They are cheap and more comfortable when breaking in new bras.
I would try some of the “Full On Top“ or “Even fullness”-bras from this list:
In my experience Panache and Cleo bras run a bit bigger in the cups so a 32FF could be just fine. You can test if the band is really too tight by putting on with the cups in the back and the straps pointing down. If it still feels too tight like this, try a 34 F/FF. Also are you sure about the “stretched band” measurement? It's smaller then your "Tight ribcage" measurement. And almost all of my 28Fs stretch longer then this.
The red marks look normal and are not a sign of a bad fit as long as they fade eventually. Some people just get more visible marks.
Updated on September 3, 2018 Flag this
The cups are much too small in my opinion. Try redoing the Bratabase fit process after entering your lying-down breast perimeter--this helps fine-tune a little and even after that you will find many users need to adjust up or down, they are still likely to need either a bigger or smaller cup volume. If you are young, have implants, are lactating or pregnant, are very projected, etc. you will usually need a larger cup than someone with very similar measurements who has softer tissue, or less perky breasts, or a shallower shape, or has looser skin. Once you have the cup volume closer to what you need, you can figure out if 32 is really necessary--many people with your comfortable rib measurement would prefer a 34, but on the other hand if your bust is indeed heavy with dense breast tissue, people in this demographic often find the support of a very firm band is quite welcome and more comfortable.
Updated on September 16, 2018 Flag this