Bra fitting help » Band is too long, but what about baggy cups?
Freya » Summer Haze Balcony (3991) » 32F 32:7
The band is too long, but I understand this is typical of Freya bras. I fasten it on the tightest hook and do the swoop-&-scoop, and my boobs fill the cups pretty well, except for a slight wrinkling and gap in the upper part of the right cup (my smaller boob). The wires match the line of my breast root along the sides, but on the right boob the wire is slightly in front of the root line, so I'm thinking the cups are too small OR I need wider wires. The bottom of the wire is about a finger width below my IMF, so I'm not filling the cups completely at the bottom. By the end of the day, the wires have crept down and are digging into my ribs, and the cups gap at the top. The straps tend to slip off, too. I know I need a shorter band, but I'm not sure about the cup size. Is it too big or too small? This bra is a 32F (UK size). If I go down to a 30 band and up to an FF cup, will that fix the problems? Or maybe the shape isn't ideal for me. I can wear this bra as is, and it looks pretty good under clothes, but I want to understand how to choose the correct size.
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It would help to see more pictures of you in the bra, more angles, and esp showing the issues you complained about
The cup looks too big. It also looks too tall. I think you may have short root. i wonder if a half cup would work better for you. Short root meaning your breast itself is short, from teh bottom to the top of the tissue. If the cup is taller than your breast it wont fit right.
So I dont think this particular model will work, but it wouldnt hurt to try it in a 30F
Also, look at your breast perimeters and the cup depths - cup is larger than your breast. however, it also matters the shape of the cup.
Updated on January 28, 2020 Flag this
Putting in my two cents! I am leaning towards the bra not providing enough projection at the bottom of the wire. You do not fill the bottom of the cup and it kind of kinks your breast tissue. Thanks for adding the improved side view. It looks like the wires are a good fit for the sides but not centrally nor in the IMF. It seems like the bra is pulling your breasts slightly to the sides.
I do not think that a different size in this bra would help - too bad because it is such a pretty colour. Balcony bras lean towards shallow cups and wider set straps, not the best features for you! Sorry, but I am not sure that I agree with dbmamaz about short roots - looks more average. Anyone with sure fire ways to determine that characteristic? Ah... the trickery of understanding our bodies and the bras that do not fit them.
Updated on January 29, 2020 Flag this
Hi, I tried this bra a few months back and this is one of the weirdest bra shapes I've EVER come across. I am pretty sure it's not you, it's the bra. So far there's only 4 of these on BTB and it hasn't fitted anyone! I also checked some Amazon reviews before I purchased it and they were pretty skeptical of the fit as well.
If the band is too loose then it's going to contribute to the issues of the cups not staying in place and the wires moving down, but in this case I am pretty sure the problem is that the cup shape isn't a good match for most people.
Here's the way I described it in my original review: "However, the cup here is extremely deep and juts out horizontally for a very deep bottom cup. The side of the cup is shallow, but the cup is very full at a point that is off-center and towards the gore. The top of the cup is extremely closed off and the elastic sits flush against my chest while the rest of the cup is a baggy mess."
I wouldn't recommend bothering with this in another size, although I agree that it would be better to go down a band and potentially down a cup if you really wanted to give it another go.
Updated on February 8, 2020 Flag this