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I got this bra two years ago but it isn’t very worn because of the fit. I have slightly uneven breasts, and this bra makes my left breast look so balloonish and massive that I don’t enjoy wearing it unless underneath something very loose. The center gore floats away from my sternum. I recently measured myself on the r/abrathatfits calculator and got 30C. I understand my band size of 30 (this bra is on its innermost set of hooks in the photo), but aren’t 30C and 34A sister sizes? I am also not really sure of my breast shape; I thought I was shallow with wide roots because I’m basically flat under most shirts, but I’m still relatively projected compared to some of the examples. I just want to confirm my size+shape before I drop any money on new bras, especially as I am a broke college student. I usually wear bralettes/sports bras because it seems like I burst out of A cups, but B cups gap a lot. I really hope I can someday fit into a real bra like the lingerie adverts or some of the other women on this forum. Thank you for reading!
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This is not really a sister-size dilemma as sister sizes only go so far! If you are measuring out at a 28 inch band, wearing a 34 band is not going to work. I am a 28 band and have been there and done that! A really large band with too small cups leaves you with a bad fit. The biggest thing to wrap the brain around is going sub-32 inch as that automatically means more difficulty with finding bras in a store to try on.
Be brave and try a 28 inch band with an E cup. 30C does not seem realistic given your measurements and appearance. The cup depth measurement on this bra does not look like it would fit your bra tissue if the band was not so big. Have a look at people on this site in a 30C bra. They do not look like you.
The first 28E (or 28D or 28F or 30D....)probably won't fit right. Try again. Fit the larger breast and put a cookie in the with the smaller breast. I repeat "put a cookie in the smaller side". You are not a freak and it is unrealistic to find a bra that fits both sides well. Go slow as you are going to have to figure out what cup width and depth means to you when buying a bra. Remeasure yourself. Remeasure your bras. It takes practice and helps to understand how bra construction is designed to fit you. Check out the measurements on bras listed on this site.
Welcome to the sub-32 inch band club and hope that you like your new profile once you find a bra that fits you better than anything you have right now.
Updated on January 16, 2021 Flag this
I know aerie sells 30 bands. Have you tried a 30C from them?
Updated on January 15, 2021 Flag this
As Calluna mentioned Aerie has 30C & 30D bras. I recommend trying those two sizes from there. My daughter wears a 30B in the Real Sunnie underwire bra from there. She loves it and it’s her go-2 bra. She has one side that is bigger as well as some scoliosis and this bra fits really well with her fit issues. She’s also more wide set and shallow. You can catch Aerie bras on sale for a pretty good price.
Updated on January 16, 2021 Flag this
It probably won't be much help, but here are my two cents. Sister sizing doesn't always work, at least from my experience. Every time I do Sister sizing, I end up with a band that doesn't give me as much support because it's, even on the tighest hook, not really tight and a cup that I a little or a lot gaping of. Having said that, when I was 17-18, I preferred wearing A cups, though I was a B cuz it made my boobs look more projected. You can try if you like, which is what I Did later on in life, look for bras with more padding or more projection. Just so you know, cup size can grow and I'm living proof of that, though usually it involves gaining weight. I know it's not much help and I hope someone who knows more would help you as I lived through these difficulties too. Mind you, I had to live with the fact my 4 year younger than I Sister had more than 2 sizes of band and cup bigger boobs than I and now believe it or not it's the other way around.
Updated on January 17, 2021 Flag this