Bra fitting help » Cups too tall, wrong size or shape?
Bravissimo » Georgia Bra (LN563) » 34K 34:15
There is very slight wrinkling at the top of the cups. It is very minor but it feels like I would have some extra room there, if my boobs were even fuller on top. A good thing for full on top shape.
The cups are very deep and projected, I get to fill the bottom of the cups quite well. On the side I have some empty fabric, as the wires are about 1-2cm too wide (this is standard for me in every bra so if everything else would be ok, I would not mind...). The cups are really really tall. They come up really high under my arms. No way some underarm fat can escape these roomy cups.
At first I only moderately adjusted the straps but when I saw the wrinkling, I adjusted them as short as possible. I still think, I could make them a tiny bit shorter if it was possible. I posted 2 pics where I hold up the straps some more, it would make the shape from the side better and get rid of wrinkling.
The lace at the edge of the cups is stretchy. The top section of the cups is a flimsy stretchy fabric but has a non-stretchy lining for stability.
I find the band quite stretchy for a bravissimo bra, not up their usual very firm bands that I know from Darcy, Selina, English Rose and Urban Rose. When I shorten the straps to the maximum I feel like the band rides up. I know it does not really but it feels like it would during longer wear. The band is not really too big tough. Probably it feels big because the cups are too big. Also I find the shape quite pointy from the side. It is not too visible in the Pictures but compared to my Tango or Ariza it is more pointy.
I only wore the bra for 10 mins since I most likely have to return it, but I kinda have the concern that the bra could become unsupportive over the day and I get neck pain from pull on the tight shoulderstraps. Also the gore could get uncomfortable as it would dig into my boobs.
Another issue I have is that the wires at the gore Always fold over each other no matter how I adjust my boobs in this bra. I don't know why that happens. I don't think that there is not enough center projection. I find the cups deep, wide and tall usually this is what I need in a bra (although I need more tall and deep than wide cups). I don't know if I should get a 34JJ or just let this one be and go for another Darcy or Selina if left in my size…
ribcage 74cm, 79cm, 85cm.
overbust in a bra (panache floris) 111cm.
breast perimeter lying 37cm.
breast perimeter 45cm standing.
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i've never worn any bravissimo, but my experience w Ewa is that small band / large cup tend to get taller when they get bigger. It looks too big to me - but of course we probably dont have the height measurement for one cup down anywhere
Updated on February 18, 2019 Flag this
I think in a size down it will cut into your tissue.
This is a simple case of shape mismatch and there's really not much you could do to alleviate that.
The wires folding in the center in my experience could be due to two things--there is not enough room for center fullness, or the band is too tight, bending the wires in all sorts of weird ways and making them fold over each other. It could be both but if the band is fine for you (too stretchy even) I'd bet on center fullness thing.
I do find that Bravissimo bands have gotten super stretchy. I can wear a 28 band in Bravissimo which I can't do in any other brand.
This bra looks for a little more even to upper fullness or taller roots. You look like you have shorter roots and (I may be off base here) but slightly fuller on bottom, and so the issue with the empty cup on top.
I do think this *is* your size (at least cup size). I can't say for sure because I see no measurements, but see how nicely you fill out the cups at the bottom? It looks good to me. Shortening the straps will not fix the issue, as you don't really want your cups to start on your shoulder.
Now take all what I said with a grain of salt--I am by no means an expert. Just some thing I've learned in my many many fitniggles I had.
Updated on February 18, 2019 Flag this
To me this looks like a too big bra combined with unsupportive materials. I noticed that the wrinkling is everywhere- probably because the bra is stretching against a firmer seam. I would be interested to see you in a 32K with firmer materials.
Updated on February 21, 2019 Flag this