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Bra fitting help » Thought I was FOT/projected(?), Cleo Marcie has a lot of fit problems though

Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 32F 32:7

After a lot of trying to figure out what my shape was, I thought I'd finally figured out that I was somewhat FOT (I get quad-boobing a lot), projected, and narrow roots. A lot of people suggested the Cleo Marcie as a "test" bra to see if you understood your shape well.

After remeasuring for narrow roots and puffy nipples, the calculator put me at a 30E/F. Since I'd heard that Cleo bras run tight, I thought I'd try a 32E and a 32F, despite knowing it would be a cup size larger than the calculator. The 32F fit a lot better than the 32E, so the 32F is what I'm asking for fit advice on.

Unfortunately, this fits wrong in a lot of ways. I get quad-boob if I scoop and swoop, and it gets a lot worse if I lean over. The band is actually too loose in the pictures, but even when I tighten to the last hooks all of the fit issues in this post are still present. The top edge of the side of the cup cuts into my arm when I move my arms forward, and the gore presses painfully against my sternum, even on the loosest hooks. When I removed the bra I saw that there were red marks on my breast tissue (included in the photos). The wires are very obviously too wide, with the wrinkling and the fact that they're two inches wider than where my root starts.

I also get wrinkling at the bottom of the cup. The wrinkling on the band is confounding me; I'm not sure what that means?

I'm not really sure what all these fit issues together mean. Did I misdiagnose my shape? I know the cups aren't too big; in the 32E I was quadding so much I could barely keep the bra on.

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