Bra fitting help » Too little upper fullness or okay technical fit?
Cleo » Piper Longline Balconnet Bra (9357) » 30DD 30:5
I'm not sure if this is a good technical fit in the cups, or if this bra is expecting more upper fullness than I have. I seem to be even vertical fullness with average (?) to tall roots that are thin on top? I'm still not 100% on that part (root width is about 14cm and height of about 13cm).
This is with the bra on the tightest hooks, and the back tends to want to drift a bit up, so I know the band is a bit too large.
I was also told that it seemed like I tend to wear my bras a bit low: I did a higher scoop and swoop with this one than I normally do, and it does seem to fit better. Did I do this right? I wasn't really ever taught how to wear a bra other than to put it on and avoid gaping.
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The Pipper bra is meant for short roots or functionally full on bottom roots. It is not very accommodating to tall roots at all. I think that is the main issue. It also looks like the wires are a tad wide for you, and it could be because of the shape mismatch. I would try Boux Avenue bras in 30D and 30DD. I say to try a 30D as well because of the wide wires in this bra. Though could you please give me your overbust measurements because I want to double check size. But ya, I think Boux Avenue will fit you best. I recommend starting with their Sasha longline: https://www.bouxavenue.com/longline/sasha-longline-bra/102872_01BX.html
And I recommend trying anything Mmmh with taller cups because it’s more guaranteed to be suited to your tall roots such as: https://www.bouxavenue.com/bras/cherisse-plunge-bra/107291_20DP.html?cgid=1000027#srule=price-low-to-high&start=86&sz=12&p=8
Updated on November 10, 2023 Flag this
I bet if you shorten the band and do a good swoop and scoop, you would be pleased with the fit. It is amazing how a too long band can make your boobs disappear! If you still have a bit of wrinkle at the top, a few stitches to tack down the extra material should do the trick or even hand stitching in a bra cookie. It is a lovely bra and overall a good shape for you. As a petite bosomed gal myself, looking very similar to yourself, I have been repeatedly told my breasts are shallow. Not true, nor do I think yours are. Searching out 28 inch bands will help to find true fits without altering the band though I find that shortened 30 bands with narrow wires work well too. Freya 28D bras, ones with an open cup have worked well for me with minor alterations when necessary. One additional comment, is that I generally find balconette bras too wide for my frame, looks like you lucked out with this one!
Updated on November 17, 2023 Flag this