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Need a bra with super uplift. Any recommendations?
I have a beautiful dress for a special occasion but my rubbish bras are ruining the look of it. Saggyness just isn't cutting it. I need to hike 'em high I am a 36FF, very soft and unfortunately rather droopy boobs these days. I know balcony style are often recommended but dress has quite a high neckline so I would prefer full cup. I can't wear moulded cups at all - slight size discrepancy means I can't get both sides fitting well. Black preferred. Quite a specific list of requirements but hopefully someone can recommend me some gems. Thanks
Fairly sure my bra size is right. Did the sizing according to the bra intervention thread. Had previously been wearing 40E according to M&S sizing. Those bras are laughable on me now - I could fit a small child under the band with me! My current sad bra situation is mostly due to my bras being old and well worn. Keep meaning to replace but just haven't got to it. Seams won't show through the dress - it has an underlayer and then sort of crochet lace on top.
Bravissimo Satine - I was very wary as it's lightly padded and do not need my norks padded but it's SUPER flattering and really comfortable to wear and gives a great shape. I went in for a fitting and she recommended it to me immediately - she was bang on.
Not if the bra is the right size and shape.style for your shape- depends on whether you are full on stop or not. There is a slight size difference between styles in Ewa M and any brand. The BM in Ewa is the most generous in the cup I think, that isn't padded but it gives good uplift. They do a SF style that isn't padded, fits like the BM, but has a more rigid lower section to the cup, I want to try that as I prefer unpadded bras. I do have the padded styles though, apart from the plunge which I haven't tried but gives amazing cleavage apparently.
No quadboob with a well fitting balconette. A lot of bras that claim to be balconette are barely distinguishable from a full cup, anyhow and there's a risk, if your boobs are the spaniel ears type like mine and many others of anyone over 25 who has had kids, that a full cup would have excess fabric that you couldn't fill which might show through.
If it's a very special dress, any chance that you can get to a good bra fitter's like rigby and peller, or even to a bravissimo, who can at least confirm your size and might be able to help you find a good shape for you.
I can vouch for the uplift with some curvy kate bras, btw - some of them give my own spaniel ears a lovely round mound shape, while everything else that fits comfortably has a bit of a torpedo effect.