Va Bien Response: It sounds like in fact sizing down in the cup would have been the right move – if the wire is too long and extending beyond the bust, and into the side, the cup was too large.
Jess from MN, USA
Va Bien Response: CK, why should you be used to wearing too small cups? Today there are lots of brands out there that can provide you with the proper size cups! In this case, sizing up in the band was a good move, as you indicated that the bodice fits nicely ; however your starting point for the cup size was too small – you did not need to size down in the cup because you were already wearing a size too small. Regarding the length, most customers find that 1503 has quite a long stride (torso) measurement – longer than other bustiers on the market – and that it runs down to the hips, covering the tummy bulge. However, in the end it is a bustier, not a bodysuit, and if one’s torso is long enough, then pairing up with a control brief is required.
CK from Seattle, WA
Va Bien Response: One common fit issue with all bustiers is that on pear shape body types they fit tighter than desired around the midsection – this is because the bra band size, which typically measures around the mid-upper back, is not a measurement that will apply to the midsection. If you are a pear shape, we suggest sizing up in the band – and also down in the cup, to balance the fit.
Alisha from Chino/CA/