Lindsey, we’re so sorry you were disappointed in this bra. The boning should not pop out after a few hours of wear! The band does run a bit snug in this style, and we very often recommend going up in the band and down in the cup. Could it be the band was too tight for you and there was simply too much strain on the frame? Perhaps Universal Cup Size 42D3 would work better for you. And yes, with our exclusive design using boning in the cups and body of the bra, this style is designed for maximum stability, lift and support!
As always, in order for the bra to be able to do its’ job, it’s essential to be in the correct size!
Lindsey from Cincinnati, OH USA
Our fit tips are just suggestions, and may not work for every body. If you’re finding the band is a bit big, try the 38D. This style is designed for maximum lift and support, with boning in the cups and in the body of the bra. If you’re looking for a bustier which will be invisible under your clothes, take a peek at elomi Smoothing Underwire Bustier Bra EL1231 in our Elomi brand. This style features seam free cups for a completely smooth silhouette. We recommend you go down a band size and up a cup size in this style, so please try Universal Cup Size 36D2.
Soaking the garment in fabric softener usually takes care of any itchiness.
AAL from New York, NY
It could be that you’re just not adjusting your breast tissue into the cups properly: Make sure you’re “swooping and scooping” all of your breast tissue from the back to the front and into the cups. The under-wire should sit behind all of the breast tissue on your ribcage. This will change the fit of the bra completely, and you’ll find you’re bringing the breast tissue out from under your arms and into the cups where it belongs. Your waist is more slender, and the cups are fuller. The look is curvy, not wide.
Jessica from Wisconsin
Congratulations, it sounds as if you finally found your perfect size!
Our recommendations are meant to serve as a general guide to help you find your size in a particular style, and might not work perfectly for everybody (meaning ‘every body’). There could be many variables, including differences in cup size depending on whether the breast tissue is firm or relaxed, or band size depending on personal preference…
Samantha from El Paso TX USA
If the shape of the cups was ‘weird’, it might very well be the cups were too small for you. An easy way to test if this is the case is to reach back and press on the back end of your under-wire… –you should feel them sitting behind your breast tissue on bone: If the under-wires are sitting on top of your breast tissue, the cups are simply too small.
If you’re looking for a seam-free bustier, you might want to try elomi Smoothing Underwire Bustier Bra EL1231
. This style runs big in the band, so I would try a 36D1.
Hannah from Chicago, IL USA
Very often it’s how you’re adjusting your breast tissue into the cups that makes all the difference in how a bra fits and most of all how it feels: Make sure you’re “swooping and scooping” your breast tissue from the back to the front into the cups. The under-wire should surround all of the breast tissue and sit behind the breast tissue on your rib-cage. Please refer to Tomima’s 3 Steps to a Fabulous Fit for some helpful hints too.
Melissa from South Lyon,MI
In this style, we recommend you go up one or sometimes even two band sizes, and then down one or two cup sizes for a perfect fit.
Gloria from Boise, Idaho