As a result, I'm compromising even more. Why? Because I'm not going to stick at this weight. This is road trip weight. This is two and a half months of traveling across the United States. This is sitting on my ass while I drove nearly 12,000 miles. lol. So, I compromise. I bought some bras at a couple places during my trip--adjusting for my new size but not really able to accommodate my actual shape. The reason being: the store that I stopped at didn't carry too many styles with medium to narrow cups. They carry Elomi and other wider-cupped styles/brands. I think it's because it's easier to put a narrow breasted woman in an Elomi and have her be satisfied with a "much better" fit than to try to carry the narrower cups and attempt to fit wider breasted women in them. Most folks I know would rather have a slightly too big garment than a slightly too small one...in any garment.
So, where do I compromise?
Usually in bottom of the cup projection:
(sorry for the blurry photo)
Yep, that's my finger sitting in the space that doesn't come out immediately at the underwire. You get this when you swoop & scoop and the cup is too shallow.
I already mentioned cup width. That's another place that I compromise.
My actual width is about halfway between where that underwire is and where that seam is. If the strap came straight down to meet the underwire, that's my root width. BUT the underwire doesn't jab me in the armpit, despite ending there, so I wear the bra for now.
As for other areas of compromise, when it comes to this specific bra, the cup is actually a hair too small. You can see it (sort of) in how the breast tissue is being dug into by the center gore and I'm quad-boobing a bit.
Luckily, the top of the cup is stretch lace so this makes it easier to just go with the flow until I can continue my journey for a perfect fit.
So...where do YOU compromise on your Perfect Fit journey?