Bra fitting help » large gap at top of cups, FOB bra recs?
Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 32D 32:4
I've been told Marcie is a good bra to diagnose fit issues, so I thought I'd give it a try. I think (though I'm not too sure) that I am more projected than shallow, FOB and have narrow and short roots. My main problem with the Marcie is the large gapping at the top of the cups (most obvious in the 3/4 view). The cups seem to fit on the bottom and sides, the band feels comfortable. I think I need to try a bra more suited for FOB breasts? I've also tried the Cleo Piper which was a little better but still the same problem. Any recommendations on where to go from here would be great! I'm definitely willing to try other brands as well.
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I'm wondering if this bra is just straight up too big for you in the cups--some of the pictures make me think that you're not quite filling out the depth either, along with your horizontal perimeter of 7.5 inches versus the bra's cup depth of 8.4 inches. If that were the case, you'd likely need a bra with wider wires if you sized down to 32C, though. Also: I see your straps are all the way loosened. What happens if you tighten them?
With the Marcie being discontinued, it might be hard to get your hands on a 32C, so I'll say instead you might want to try a molded style since unlined bras seem to be giving you trouble. You're kind of on the edge of 'sizes you'd find at most local stores' and full bust sizes, so you might have a bit of a weird time if you find a 32D is too big in one brand or a 32C is too small in another as they very well might not have a 32C or 32D for you to try, but specific molded bras I know of in roughly your size are the Panache Porcelain Elan and Freya Idol. Freya also has other molded styles like the Offbeat and Deco, and they tend to make Cs and sometimes even Bs as well.
Updated on June 3, 2021 Flag this
I agree with bustyand that this is too big for you. Your nipples are below the deepest part of the cups, and the empty space is either because the cups are too projected overall or expecting much more upper fullness than you have. Marcie is best for full on top shapes.
I do think your measurements point to a 30 band, which explains why the band on this bra is riding up. So you should try 30D (one band size and one cup volume smaller than 32D).
Have you tried any padded halfcups? Those might work for your shape.
Updated on June 4, 2021 Flag this