I am having such a hard time finding a good bra! Even after finding my bra size. Any boob twins out there who can help?
After amazing help from all of you (in this thread
) I have discovered that my true size is closer to a 28D instead of a 32B. (27.5/28 Underbust, 32 standing bust, 33 leaning bust) However, I'm having a hell of a time finding a good bra, especially in a 28D.
I've been finding that I fit better in most cuts made only to go as small as a 30C, but then the band stretches out easier and thus gets loose again. I know I can alter the band on 32s and 30s, but that tends to make them a bit uncomfortable with how the straps end up in the back and the lumps from cinching the fabric/elastic. I shop Figleaves and Amazon most often and live in SLC.
- I have shallow, wide-set, low on bottom breasts. They tend to need some lift from the bottom and full coverage over the top makes them look like little mounds under my shirt.
- I'm skinny so sometimes the center gore pokes my sternum. I have tried some high-center-gore bras where the band and underwire felt GREAT but the cup fit horribly.
-I like a nice rounded shape that gives a big of cleavage. They don't tend to make these in the 28D sizes.
- I get problems with gapping and edges because of my shallow shape, however I'm pretty sure that if I go down a size I will spill over. (Uhg.)
-I do my research on reviews and Bratabase, but I'm not finding a true boob twin out there.
Bras that work:
30C Bow Bra
is okay, but the straps run short.
30C After Eden
fits amazing, but the lace band is stretching out.
32B from Target
is actually an amazing fit in the cup, but I'm on the tightest hook so I'll have to alter it at some point.
30C Betsy Johnson
Demi is okay, but the edges don't sit flat on top.
30C Besty Johnson
softcup is okay, but the wires are a bit jabby.
30C Betsy Pushup
fits amazing, but again the band is getting a bit loose.
30C B Tempted
is super comfy but the band runs really big.
Bras that I tried that suck:
28D Freya Softcup
was just too big over my boobs, I kept it though. (Or did I return it...?)
and another 30C
that both were a bad shape on me.
28D Cleo Plunge
was super tight in the band and the cups have edges. I had to keep the one I bought because I got it from HerRoom on closeout.
felt amazing on the band and the high gore was comfortable, but the cups had the orange-in-the-glass effect where they were too small and too big. Looked horrible under a shirt.
28D Freya Plunge
the gore was way too low and cups were really large. The gore tried to dig under my ribs.
28D Curvy Kate Smoothie
just arrived today and the cups make little mounds on my chest.
Also not ALL the bras I've tried too.
Is there any hope for me with this shape? Are balconette bras going to be a joke on me? Am I stuck with loose bands or altering bras? Are you my boob twin?