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AIBU to ask for help from the Bra ladies again......?!

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Silverstar2 Wed 03-Apr-13 07:20:21

Ok, I know IABU, but am posting here as no replies yet on the Style and Beauty boards.............

Hello, I am hoping you will help me. I thought I had it sorted - tried many a bra, been to Bravissimo, found the wonderful but so painful I couldn't wear it Andorra, but finally seem to have settled with the Cleo Juna style. I have a couple of the Cleo Darcy, in 34G and GG, but am still getting lots of underarm fat and a bit of back fat. Now, I am a size 16/18, so do I have to accept that this is as good as it gets for me?? Before finding these threads i was a 38D, and measure 36 under bust, 46 over. The 34 band feels good, I don't think a 32 would even do up!

Even the lady in bravissimo said underarm fat it just a fact of life.......

But I was just wondering, before I accept it for good, if there is any other advice?

Thank you!

SS2

InMySpareTime Wed 03-Apr-13 07:29:19

<channels SorrelForbes>
Have you scooped vigorously? It can take some time to retrain lost migrated breast tissue.

Silverstar2 Wed 03-Apr-13 07:56:06

Oh yes I scoop like mad! It just still seems to be there, this lump of fat under each arm (TMI, sorry).

Maybe it is just my shape :-(

InMySpareTime Wed 03-Apr-13 08:04:46

Give it time, persist with the scooping. Years of ill-fitting bras will have slowly moved the breast tissue, it will take a while to move it back.

It does take time for scooping to have a proper effect but I'm wondering - do you have quite a long torso by any chance? On me, most of my bras come up high enough under the arms that once I have scooped in it's kind of hard for it to escape out of the top again - I occasionally have to "rescoop" the backfat though.

Silverstar2 Wed 03-Apr-13 09:03:47

I don't think so, as I am only 5 foot 1! It just seems that the bra cuts across the fat bit, and no matter what i do it won't go in.

I will continue to scoop!

marriednotdead Wed 03-Apr-13 09:24:36

A couple of thoughts.
Have you tried venturing into a bigger cup i.e. a H?

The depth of a Juna cup is quite shallow (think base where band is to top of cup by armpit). A deeper cup would hold in more squish boob. I know the Andorra wires are evil but perhaps another style would be better. Fantasie Elodie would be my first suggestion and Panache Melody full cup -in a couple of cups bigger- my second. Finally, Panache Elsa. <wishes she had bra cam at times like this>

Silverstar2 Wed 03-Apr-13 09:44:49

Hello MND and thank you for your reply - I forgot to mention - I did take your advice, and tried a Fantasie Elodie - you recommended a 34FF - and those side supports were the work of the devil - I tried to get used to them, I really did, but it had to go back.

You are right what you say about the Juna style - it is only 2 hooks, and does seem quite narrow compared to the rest of the bra - my squish (such a lovely why to put it) just sort of hangs there, there is not enough band to cover it. The GG only just fits - as in there is a bit of gape in my smaller boob, so I don't think I could go to an H.

I may look at the others you suggested. I still mourn the Andorra, it was just lovely on me, and although I had a tiny bit of under arm fat, it was minimal.

Grrrr, just when you think you are sorted! I have spent a FORTUNE on bras lately............. what a waste most of them have been.

marriednotdead Wed 03-Apr-13 10:39:30

Curvy Kate bra bands are quite wide, may be worth a shot... Probably need to start with a GG or H though.

Silverstar2 Wed 03-Apr-13 10:53:48

Thanks - any suggestions on what CK would suit? I have more 'volume' at the bottom of my boobs, not top (so a bit saggy at 41 years old 2 kids later kinda thing)......

marriednotdead Wed 03-Apr-13 22:31:34

Hmm. Most of the styles I've tried seem quite good at coping with softer, bottom heavy my boobs. The Tease Me was pretty comfy IIRC, I'd probably avoid deep plunges though.

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