I have never found a perfect bra. The closet I got was Broderie by bravissimo which has been discontinued. I am 36 j/k and have very strange shaped boobs. They always go sideways rather than in front and the central boning never sits flat on my breast bone! I have just lost a stone in weight, and the problem is getting worse. The boning in the centre sticks out almost at a right angle, there is also spare material in the cup. Any ideas? Thanks.
Whether you are a J or K is hugely relevant. Up to J gives you most Cleo (by Panache) styles. JJ means that Cleo Meg or Marcie in J will probably fit. K means only Panache Jasmine as SC mentioned. The only issue with the Jasmine is that it has stretch lace at the top of the cup which weakens fairly quickly in larger cups. Nothing a bit of reinforcement with less/non stretchy fabric won't solve though.
Deeper cups means generally that less of the boob is actually attached to your body at the root, giving a more oval/oblong breast shape. It has nothing to do with how firm or soft your breasts are.
The bras above cater for this shape much better than their more shallow, rounded counterparts, and give a much better lift as a consequence.
Swimwear. Bravissimo own brand as it's wires are narrower- size up a cup, or a band if you're a K. There's a blue/green tankini in at the mo that is really good, can't think of the name for the life of me but it should be easy enough to find.
Uh oh. That doesn't sound good. When I went to the Covent garden shop, the assistant didn't measure me, just looked and said I was a 34. I don't think they did a k cup in those days, so she sold me a 36 and told me to stitch the back tighter. So if I go down to a 34 back, I need an L cup?
I think I either need to sit and cry, or traipse up to London, which I hate as I feel like a freak!
Thanks. Yes I will order a few. I have the blue green tankini in my basket, and a pyjama vest top ( the bottoms will have to come from primark!) the total already comes to £90. The price of having big boobs ( probably would have saved enough for surgery by now!)
Re the blue tankini, it didn't work for me at all in a K, no lift or shape at all, made me look very droopy. I found the Curvy Kate tankini the best this year, as it is like a bra with a top over it. Still not the best shape but lots of lift.
The Boudoir is out again but only in a pink and cream colour. Bring back black please Bravissimo!