Bra fitting help » Otherwise-perfect bra has WAY too wide wires
Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 28E 28:6
So first off: obviously the wires are too wide. That's the most obvious problem! My issue is...honestly, the rest of the bra fits really, really well (or at least, my left breast--my right breast is small and impossible). The breast separation feels right, the gore tacks, the gore height doesn't bother me, AND my breasts fill the bottom of the cup (an issue I've had with my current bra, the Cleo Maddie, which is too shallow for me). PLUS, this bra gives me the best lift of any bra I've tried on.
All this to say: what does this say about my breast shape? Where should I go from here? I've learned through trial and error that I'm pretty solidly in 28E territory, that I have more-shallow-than-projected breasts, and that my breast tissue is ALL in front (none on my sides, once I've scooped it all forward).
For other points of reference, I've also uploaded photos of me in the Cleo Hettie (28E) and Freya Fancies Plunge (28E).
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Do the wires cause any problem or are they only too wide? If they do not cause any discomfort - ignore it. The bra may not be a technical fit but will work in every day rotation. On the smaller side of the size spectrum you do not need tons of support from the wires.
You could test narrower wires with polish brands or maybe Freya unpadded plunges (you will need to size at least one size down, but I am not sure if they are a good choice in our size range). I haven't tried Freya because I stumbled upon the polish brands and sticked to them.
Updated on April 10, 2019 Flag this
When you take the bra off, are the wire marks also really far back? Is it uncomfortable to wear? I don’t think that leaning over is the best test because 1) it forces your tissue further forward with gravity and 2) you don’t walk around leaning forward all the time. I don’t know what else to say so maybe someone else can chime in.
Updated on April 9, 2019 Flag this