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?
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.
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>
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.