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You should try 32E. It's the sister on cup volume to 34DD. If you think about it cups increase in proportion to the band size. The volume a 38C cup could hold, would be a lot more than a 30C for example.
Sorry I worded that wrong, going down a back size doesn’t equal going up a cup size, but if you go down a back size, you will need to go up a cup size to get the same Cup volume as your larger back size
Sister sizes of 34DD are 32E, 30F, 36D, etc as if you go down a back size you need to go up in the cup size to maintain the same cup volume. 32DD is not the same cup as a 34DD as the cup size is relative to the back size
For 28Es try bravissimo, bra stop and Debenhams. If you find a style you like having tried it on you can look it up on eBay and probably find it for a third of the price - there are lots of ex catalogue stock shops on there offering brand new bras etc.
That website and facebooks boob or bust (bob) page are amazing. Never get fitted at M and S they are shocking, bravissino and debenhams are brilliant, even my sister who thought she was small of boob at a 34b ended up wearing a 30D and that was a sight measurement from debenhams, bob measurement confirmed it, they also will be able to direct you to companies that stock 26/28in bras and be able to give you an idea on if the bras size small/large for that company or not.
I second Bravissimo. If you know what size in what bra you are (this can vary same as sizes vary between high street shops) then brastop and Ebay are good. As pp said, lots of shops on eBay selling ex-stock. Admittedly, some bras you will never get in sales but it's the same as with everything else.