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where to buy bras with a smaller than 28" rib cage?
I have very narrow frame and technically am a 28, but often find a 30 more comfortable. Some bras come up smaller than others. I'd say if you really do end up less than a 28, your lack of 'padding' will mean you'll find something slightly bigger than your actual measurement more comfortable, if you see what I mean.
I thought a 28 would be tiny....but even in this 30 I'm wearing now one of the straps has started falling down my shoulder (a sign the bra is too wide in the back, as the straps are too far apart for the width of mt shoulders).
I'm 5'3, slim, but far from skinny, and really enjoying getting fit and toned. Lots of petite women are smaller than me, I'm wondering where they buy their bras, or if they're all stuck in the wrong sizes.
There are various options for 26 backs with large cup sizes. You can get them custom made from Polish firms over the internet, e.g. Ewa Michalak. You can also buy 28 backs and wear them on the tightest hook from the beginning instead of waiting for them to stretch, or select ones that come up unusually small. Or you can get standard 28s altered by a seamstress. But tbh if you're currently wearing a 30 back I wouldn't worry about it too much yet: 4 inches is a lot to lose off your ribcage so it may never happen.
Good point! Just measured and I'm 31 inches around the rib cage.
I'm rotating 2 bras I got from bravissimo (was fitted properly). One's a longline, and today I'm wearing a t-short style bra. It's just started falling off the shoulders, and definitely feels looser than when I first put it on a few weeks ago.
Will see how it goes, I don't want to rush out and spend lots of money if I'm going to change size again in a few weeks. I've given up gluten, and I'm usually really bloated and I think that was making my rib cage fuller, hence why it's shrunk so rapidly after a few weeks of exercise and healthier eating.
Depends on the brand completely. Freya bras I find are not good for a 30. Where did u get your measurement from? I am around the same as you except I wear a 30H. If you have been properly sized ignore the next link. booborbust.com
Have you considered that the style is the cause of the shoulder straps slipping off? I find I can't wear balcony bras for that reason; the straps are set further apart in that style. It's nothing to do with the back being too big. I find plunge styles are better. Also, sizes vary within brands. I've recently ordered 5 bras from M&S. I kept one. A 30D . All the others were the same size but one I could barely fasten, another was too big, and another had tiny cups.