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Bra fitting help » How come this bra doesn't rest on my IMF?

Cleo » Piper Longline Balconnet Bra (9351) » 32H 32:11

Issue resolved

Band too small and cups a poor shape match

Original problem

The underwire is about an inch below my IMF. Can anyone tell why? The cup width seems good. The band may be too small (I've gained 10 pounds and maybe should bump up to a 34). The gore *almost* rests on my sterum, and I have some top spillage, but I also have wrinkling at the bottom of the cup due to my IMF being higher, so I'm not sure if a bigger cup would fix the issue.

Background: I have very pendulous breasts and most bras, even professionally fitted bras, give me an achy pain on my sides after several hours of wear. It's not underwire pinching, and this pain gets worse as my bras reach the end of their lifespan, making me think it's a support problem. I switched to longlines three years ago, which cause less pain. I think understanding my shape might help, but because my unsupported shape is cylindrical and my breast tissue is soft, shape is really tough to tell.

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