I’ve found at least one new bra that fits and I’m quite excited about it. I tried on a 36H, originally, but the fit just wasn’t “perfect” and that’s what I’m looking for. It’s called the Chantelle Rive Gauche and it’s just beautiful!
For every bra that I try on from the online websites, I’ve been keeping notes about fit for each bra.
Here is the Chantelle Rive Gauche in 36H:
And here are my notes: Very slight pucker at top, underwire sits low on ribcage (trying smaller cup)
If you look at the pictures, you can see that the cup is just too large overall. And the underwire extends way too far into my armpit. But, I loved how this felt, in general, so I wanted to try again.
Now, I didn’t attempt to sister size because the band fit just fine. If the band had been loose—this one fit on the loosest hook rather than the tightest—I would have gone down in the band and up in the cup so that the coverage remained the same but the band would have been tighter; or if it was too tight in the band, despite being on the loosest hook, I would have gone up in the band and down in the cup to, again, keep the coverage the same while making room for my torso circumference.
Neither was the case, so I just went down in a cup and it fits AWESOME!!
Here is the Chantelle Rive Gauche in 36G:
I’ve ordered two more in that style: a Hazelnut Nude and a Cappuccino so that I can wear them under my work tshirts. And keeping this black one.
I’m still on a quest for more styles because, really, you can’t have just one. Lol. My 2nd round of bras netted me two that I will try sister sizes--the band was just a bit snug--and 14 that are getting a complete exchange.
Here’s what I received for the 2nd round:
The journey continues.