Bra fitting help » Puckering at bottom of cup
I returned this bra.
Wires may be slightly too wide as there is wrinkling on the side. There is also some puckering in the bottom of cup right above the underwire when I manage to get it in my IMF. Gore tacks but seems like it is sitting on breast tissue right at the top.
I am kinda at a loss on what bras to try next. My breasts come very close together about halfway up my chest (mid point when the girls are supported). I can barely fit my pinky in between them at that point. I believe they are splayed, projected, and somewhat bottom full. Average to narrow roots. Maybe tall roots?
The biggest three issues I keep running into are: gore too high/sitting on tissue even in “plunge” styles, wires running too wide/high on the sides, and wrinkling at the bottom of the cups once I have wiggled to get the wire into my IMF.
Trying to ease back into bra life from being in sports bras/bralettes. I’ve been wearing softcup/wireless bras mostly at this point. In these styles I don’t have to worry about the center gore, but I’m still getting better support than I was. I have another fitting help request wearing a Comexim Ginger Cookie plunge in 36JJ (sized up in cups due to Breakout Bras recommendation). I’ve tried many bras in 36J UK at this point, including: Freya Fancies Plunge (gore on tissue), Curvy Kate lifestyle plunge (gore on tissue, wires too wide), Curvy Kate top spot balcony (wires and straps too wide, gore on tissue), Curvy Kate Wonderfull full cup bra (gore on tissue, wires too wide), Goddess Kayla Full Figure underwire (way too wide, gore too wide/high), Elomi Kim and Matilda plunge styles (wires too wide/high on side, gore sits on tissue).
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I used the ABTF calculator and I also got 36J. We have very similar measurements. But when I tried bras in that size I had ALL the same issues you are having with some of the exact bras that you are trying. I feel your frustration! I posted a help request and Adler613 gave me wonderful advice to try sizing down in the cups. I was so skeptical because I know exactly what you're saying with the gore issues and wires feeling too narrow so I thought I had to keep sizing up in cup. I'm sitting here in a 34H Freya Fancies and I can't believe how those issues are resolved when the cup is much smaller. I ended up going down a band size as well because although my 36 band looked nice and smooth, I feel the 34 is actually snug enough to support my chest.
I would say the way your cups are wrinkling is exactly how my cups look when they are too big. Please look at my many reviews of the Elomi Kim- that can give you an idea of how you may look in the different sizes. I really was amazed at how going down in the cup gave me more room and solved those issues you mentioned. I'd say once you get a better idea of your cup size, you may find those styles actually can work for you.
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