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Cleo » Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) » 34FF 34:8

I posted previously with my Cleo Piper Longline 32H, with a too-tight band and underwires that hit an inch below my IMF. ( )

This is attempt #2, Cleo Hettie 34FF. I let the straps down entirely and yanked up the band. The last two photos show it with the straps shortened (side and front shots). I'm trying to figure out:

a) my supported shape (tricky because my soft, pendulous boobs fill any shape)

b) why bras usually rest below my IMF (I yanked up the band but suspect it will drift down)

Thoughts: the bigger band definitely feels better, but I don't feel supported. The wings may be too short. The Hettie underwires seems wide enough near my armpits, but the cups taper inward.

Just a note—I also tried the Cleo Marcie 34GG. Way too big—massively too big. I went down two cup sizes for the Hettie, but it seems Hettie’s cups run smaller, so that was a mistake. Amazon is out of stock on the smaller Maries.

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