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Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 30DD 30:5
I tried this bra again after 2 years. This bra fit fine once I scooped and swooped but as soon as I moved everything would come back out. I also seem to have lots of fat coming out of the back which I couldn't quite get in the photos. Have tried this bra in 30D and 28DD. 28DD was small in many ways and with the 30D the center gore was very comfortable but the wires hurt me on the sides. Without scooping and swooping I could fill out the bottom of the cups and the top did not have quadboob. After scooping and swooping I got quadboob and I feel like there isn't enough room at the bottom of the cup for the bottom tissue. I kind of like the center gore in this bra as well as the width of the cup.
I've been told that I have shallow breasts but shallow bras are too shallow for me. I think I'm more of Full on top, average root, and slightly close-set. In terms of how projected I am I have no idea.
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Honeslty I dont think you are full-on-top as much as you just have tall roots - your breast tissue tapers off slowly to the top, but goes very high, whereas the bottom slope is shorter, does that make sense? have you tried half cups to see if they would work better?
Updated on June 5, 2019 Flag this
Breast shape-wise, I think there is an optical illusion effect going on--if you view yourself in profile and measure how many inches of projection you have (chest wall to breast apex in a supportive bra) you are probably close to average for people in your size range. It's just the tall, gently sloping upper breast tissue distribution that gives a more streamlined appearance and may mislead some people into concluding you have an overall shallow shape. You definitely want to look for bra cups that are nice and open on top, while still having good depth on the inner half of the breasts, near the gore, where you appear to have the most fullness.
I also would advise you to watch out for bands that are unnecessarily tight as this causes cup distortion and makes it really difficult to figure out sizing. Your measurements suggest you're quite petite in build, but the optimal level of band firmness needs to respect other factors including body composition, bust size/weight and ribcage shape. The way the gore is digging into you, despite how lean and firm you are, the spacing of the straps and the way the cups are pulled outwards and back, and squashing you a little, with cup apex unusually far out on the sides, are also clues that you're getting some distortion. Some people really aren't sensitive to a tight band so you need to use other indications to judge if it's snug enough to throw off the fit. I think you would likely be fine in 30 bands in brands do not run small, but not Cleos.
Updated on June 8, 2019 Flag this
Many things that are not working for you with this bra! The wires seem too wide, the cups not projected enough nor big enough, straps are too wide your your frame, and the band is too big. Overall, I am not sure that this bra is a good match for you even if you got into a 28 band with a "larger than a D-cup" bra. Balcony bras do tend to be on the wider end.
In regards to having been told that your are shallow, I would not necessarily believe that. Examine your shape and measurements further for a better evaluation. It seems that ladies in small bands are often told that due to ignorance on the sales staff part, and that the store does not have anything to sell that is a good fit. Classic "blame the boob" for a bad fit.
Updated on June 5, 2019 Flag this