Unfortunately, I had to return this bra. I purchased this bra basically guessing on my correct size. I normally wear a size 38 DDD which is somewhat fine however I still experience top and bottom spillage which is the reason I opted for the 38F. I have extremely large ample breasts and most of my problems with bras have been with the cup sizes. Most bra cups are too small and not full enough for my breasts. However, this bra should have great support for a plus size person who don't have ample breasts. I returned this bra in exchange for one of the Goddess bras in yet a larger cup size. I will let you know how this works out.
You are on the right track, going up in the cup size to find the perfect fit. This style goes up to an H-cup, three cup sizes larger than you ordered (we have styles that go to JJ cups!) It bears repeating these Three Points of Fit:
The band must be snug around the body (like a hug) and be tight enough to stay parallel to the floor and not ride up the back
The center gore should “tack” between the breasts (be right up against the rib cage)
The under-wire should surround the entire breast and sit behind the breast tissue on bone
If all these things are happening, the bra should be a perfect fit.
Usually we find we get a better, almost custom fit if we go down in the band and up in the cup. Don’t be afraid to go up in the cup! Please don’t give up, I’m sure with a little patience and perseverance, you’ll find the perfect bra!
DiDi from Baltimore, MD
Tall (5'9" and over)