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Having put on some weight recently (change of medication ) I re-measured, and am 38JJ/38K . So, onto Bravissimo and Brastop, but I have a problem. Boobs are wide and shallow, so the majority of underwires rub in my armpit (yes, I do scoop, but there's still overweight fat there ). Does anyone do a wider underwire which is more like \_/ than U?
And secondly, I have narrow shoulders, does anywhere do bras which have the straps more towards the top of the cup, rather than at the side (if i wear one like that, the straps roll outwards towards my shoulders at the front, then fall down).
Ideally I don't want a non-underwired bra because they're scary because they seem to sit quite high on the chest, and I usually wear V or scoop necked tops, so anything which is too sports bra like is visible. But at the same time, I don't like the wobbly boob I get with lower cut bras.
yes most of them are balconnettes, that tend do have wider placed straps. Full cup bras, and some plunges have narrower ones. Curvy Kate does not make too many of those. Freya and Fantasie might also work for you, the wires are wider than Panache.
Or you can also get a racer back clip to pull the straps together.
[sigh], I'm just going to have to buy loads and send them all back, aren't I?
I did try a Bravissimo shop a couple of years ago, but wasn't impressed (assistant wasn't helpful when I said I didn't know what type of bra I needed, and just brought me similar to what I was wearing, but in a slightly better size. I might need a small local shop where the ladies size you by eye as soon as you walk in don't I? Annoyingly I know the owners of the two ones nearest to me, and they're not people I want to strip off in front of. Any recommendations in Croydon?
It sounds as if you might get along better with Elomi bras. Centralised straps will stop the slippage and armpit wire digging. There is a Leia outlet (they own the brand) in Bluewater but they have lots online.
how weird married - I have several of those on the way from Brastop to try on . I'll see what these ones are like, then make DH take me to Bluewater for a shopping session. They do look like they might work.