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A quick bra question

(5 Posts)
PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 14-Jan-15 10:36:01

I wear the Bravissimo Purity molded bra for work in a 34H - it's the only molded bra that comes even close to fitting me. I've noticed that recently the cups seem to gape more than usual (there's always some room at the top of the cup due to my shape) and I'm wearing the bra on the middle hook. Do I just need to try going down a cup size as I know that will affect the back size?

I'm so much more comfortable in a good balconette but I need something 'less prominent' for work!

Thanks in advance.

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 14-Jan-15 11:02:54

It could just be that the bra has stretched with age - how old is it, and how much is it being worn/washed?

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 14-Jan-15 11:25:58

It's around 3 months old and is worn for a couple of days most weeks - I have 4 Purity bras that I rotate and I wear each one for 2 days this time of year.

Oh and I machine wash them...

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 14-Jan-15 12:00:05

It could be that you need a size change, but it could also be that age and regular wear is already getting to them. Unfortunately some bras give faster than others, machine washing seems to be particularly hard on mouldeds I've found (I'm guilty of this too!). I think I would be inclined to try a brand new one in the same size and see how it fits, and then judge from there whether you actually need to go down IYSWIM?

Have you tried the Cleo Maddie btw, it's a moulded balconette so might not gape.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 14-Jan-15 12:05:30

Thanks Statistically. I'm in the process of trying to find a swimming costume from Bravissimo so I'll order a new bra at the same time.

I did try the Cleo Maddie and unfortunately I couldn't get on with it. The cups were too small (and didn't go any bigger) and the straps were too thin and cut badly into my shoulders. It's a shame as I really liked it!

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