Bra fitting help » Wrong shaped bra?
So I think(!) I have a basic understanding of what type of breasts I have- close set, projected, slightly fob, narrow roots.
I often get pain at the gore and tail of Spence, wires are often too wide and I can have issues with space at the bottom of cups .
I don't think this current bra is the worst fit- a bit of quadboob, straps too wide and wires too wide . Is this the wrong shape of cup to wear for my breast shape? How doe you know which bra to choose?
From what I have to read I would be better with a polish brand but all the letters and numbers are giving me a headache! I tried a couple of comexim years ago but the didn't fit so went back to ill fitting British ones!
Thanks in advance
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Hello. Hopefully I can help you out. We have similar measurements. I can give you a breakdown on what sizes I wear in Polish brands to give you a point to start. As far as other brands, they just don’t work for me. They’re too wide in the wires, and usually too shallow as well. Molded bras are my nemesis because they just don’t cut it.
Ewa Michalak: size 65GG for unpadded bras and 65GG or 65H in padded styles. My favorite is the BM style. An unpadded bra cup that doesn’t seem to come up too higher in the gore. In padded I prefer the PL with is a padded plunge.
Gorsenia: 30I, tho I will tell you this brand has a much higher gore. So if you have close set breasts it will feel more uncomfortable.
Comexim: 65K if it has a Polish sizing tag, or it will say 30H if I purchased it here from a U.S. retailer. Depending on the bra, sometimes I have to size down in the band/up a cup or go the opposite and go up a band/down a cup to get the right fit.
Hopefully this Polish fit info can help guide you in finding a bra that fits much better. Since switching to Polish brands I haven’t looked back.
Updated on March 19, 2022 Flag this
I have similar shape as well - with Comexim, you want to make sure you're trying the plunge, not the half cup styles. I fit an 80H Comexim plunge and wear a 32G/32GG/34G depending on the brand, for reference. Note that sometimes different fabrics from Comexim can fit slightly differently, so it's a little hit and miss, but it feels so good to have your breasts on the front where they go.
The bra you have on, just from this one pic, almost looks a cup size too small, but it's hard to tell without side view and could just be the wide wires orange-in-glass issue.
You may also like the Panache Ardour, if you're keen on moulded bras, as it does have better immediate projection and front and center shaping.
Typically anything called a "T-Shirt Bra" cut seems to be worse as far as fitting this general shape issue goes. If you're actually in the UK, some of the Debenhams ones have a better projected shape as far as moulded shapes go. The immediate projection thing on bottom can be tricky to fit.
Edit: Okay this is like the sixth time I've edited lol but with this shape issue, taking in the gore of a molded bra can also fix some of the issues with the shape and wide spacing - since your measurements are actually below a 30 anyway you might be able to do this and also benefit from improved back firmness.
Updated on March 19, 2022 Flag this
I will add to the other advice, this almost looks one cup too small, best way to tell is how the wires are fitting on the side on your breasts.
Given your ribcage numbers, looks like you could do with a 28 band. So going up one cup from 30GG would be 30H. And then sister sizing one band down, you'd need to move up another cup, to try a 28HH (going in UK sizes, will need to translate to other specific brands).
Looks like your breasts are very close together, so a plunge cut or something with a low center gore will help so it can sit on your sternum without your boobs pushing it.
Updated on March 21, 2022 Flag this