Bra fitting help » Cup side carving into tail of spence
Freya » Cameo Moulded Plunge Bra (3160) » 38E 38:6
I've been on a long journey looking for a fitting bra, but this is the first time I'm asking online for help.
I've been at a bra fitter last week and she said I should try the EU size 85F or 90E. At her store sadly no bra fit, because the wire always pokes into my armpits.
So I ordered some bras and this is one of them. The wire doesn't seem to poke, but the cup side carves into my tail of spence. The cup doesn't look completely filled on top, but other than that I'd say it's a good fit. I'm probably sending it back, due to it being uncomfortable to wear.
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Hi and welcome!
Firstly, if there were zero bras that fit you in this store, I would go elsewhere if you can. And also perhaps take the fitter's advice with a grain of salt.
Just so you know, on the 'brafitting web' it's usually recommended to try a 'cut and sew' unlined bra, instead of a molded / padded one, especially for a fit request: as we can't see what's happening inside the cup right now. Molded bras can be notoriously hard to fit for a larger bust.
Regardless, I'll try to help:
If this bra is uncomfortable I'd return it. Looking at your measurements versus the bra's it actually would be too small in the cups. Visually it looks 'okay-ish' but not a big improvement on your average H&M or other basic chain store bra. I'm sure you can find a better fit that's not uncomfortable!
You mention wires poking you in multiple bras: that may be related to height and/or torso length. If you are short or have a shorter torso, sadly most 'standard' bras will be made with more height in mind.
For an unlined bra (to help figure out your size + shape) you could try Curvy Kate, or unlined Freya plunges - I think mostly those have somewhat lower side wires!
For example https://www.brastop.com/products/curvy-kate-lifestyle-plunge-bra-navy?variant=32463597109322 or https://www.bratabase.com/browse/curvy-kate/ellace-balcony-bra-ck4401/ I've also heard good things about Elomi in your size range.
In Europe, Lace:Lingerie is a pretty good website for larger cups.
Amazon and eBay also have a variety of bras available. Brastop, BelleLingerie and Bravissimo are some well-known UK retailers (shipping worldwide) with a good selection.
Looking at your measurements, depending on how tight a band you're comfortable with, I suppose you can try 80/36FF or 85/38F for sizes.
Keep comparing measurements on here before ordering, as different brands or models will fit differently!
Good luck (:
Updated on June 15, 2021 Flag this