Bra fitting help » Wires sliding down
Ewa Michalak » Sf Nibynic (1133) » 75H 34:11
Not enough immediate projection, wires too tall. A perfect fit is probably not available on the ready make market, will try sewing my own custom size.
Back for fitting help part 3 - I'm almost there, y'all! This bra is technically wearable, I'm not falling out. Unfortunately it's just really uncomfortable.
About me: center full, pendulous, projected, short waisted and petite with large cup size
My issues are: 1, painful pressure on my lower ribs from the wires. 2, if I pull the bra up into my IMF (it doesn't like to stay there), the underwire comes high into my armpit to stab and rub. 3, less important: the straps are too wide, and there's strap gap.
I think I actually need a 70 band, because after wearing it for a few minutes the bra warms up and I can wear it on the smallest hooks (at that point the band feels quite snug, as shown in the photo).
However, I don't think sister sizing down to a 70HH will fix the wires sliding down. You can see in my photos that the bottom of the cup is folded under my breast tissue. Sizing up or down doesn't stop the wires sliding down; it was worse in a 75GG (http://bra.pe/X3O8/), and it also happened in a 75J (http://bra.pe/X3KM/).
Two theories: A, it's because the gore doesn't tack, rotating the front of the bra away from me and down. Or B, I need more immediate projection at the wire.
My question: Where to go from here? Should I try something else with Ewa Michalak? I've had Kris Line and Gorsenia recommended, does anyone know particular cuts that might work?
I'm also concerned that after so many years wearing wireless bras, I'm unprepared to handle the inherent pain of wires. Am I right about the issues I mentioned, or does this fit look normal to y'all?
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I think it’s likely this style may not have as much immediate projection as you need if it happens in a bigger cup size. Have you tried a BM style? I couldn’t find a good fit in the SF or PL but love the BM. I thought both SF and PL were shallower at the wire if I remember correctly.
Gorsenia is cheaper but you can tell in that in the quality. They have a similar half foam lined style. I don’t know about Kris Line. You could also look at Comexim plunges and half cups maybe?
Updated on October 1, 2020 Flag this
As someone that has worn a too-big band size for the first decade of my bra career I can definitely see the standard issues from this represented here. *if the wire is in your armpit = the band is too big. This is an absolute rule in my experience. Also, this looks like one of the bra styles that I simply cannot wear bc it is too wide, like, broad... and I to will plop out the center of this style. I’m too unfamiliar with all the brands discussed here and I’m newish to the site so I’m going to leave it at this- this looks more like a balconette kinda style and those are just hell for me, there is weird intense pressure/pain in my ribs after a while. I’m currently only wearing soma bras atm but I’m trying to look into some other brands as well, but I keep going back to my 3 stand by’s at soma bc I can’t seem to find anything elsewhere that isn’t some crazy material and I am ridiculously sensitive to nylon and polyester materials. IN CONCLUSION- I think you should go with the 70, you should always be starting a bra on the loosest hook, bc the tightest one starting out only means that thing will gradually shimmy itself up your back and into your pits over time.
Good luck, hope this isn’t a garbage comment!
Updated on November 13, 2020 Flag this
Last thing MsMarbles, be my twin lol our measurements are identical boob wise. 1. Yes you need a 32 at least and can fit in a stretchy 30. Yes this bra doesn't have enough immediate projection but when you find the right band shoot for a bra with 13.5in depth bc if it does ever get that immediate projection the depth is going to be a problem if it's incorrect. Your boob is still going to punch the bra down trying to get to the more spacious top of the cup with immediate projection. I strongly recommend Comexim the alterations are unmatched and keep me from buying EM. You likely need straps moved in, gore lowered, narrowed and overlapping, and 1cm of depth added at the wire. I wish you the best 💙
Updated on December 20, 2020 Flag this