I live in Singapore, so I don’t have access to most smaller European, American brands...
Finding a bra for myself is such a hassle; because I have such an odd bust. My boobs are small, but all the bras that fit me in the front (they’re so small that even the 32A cups aren’t filled properly) hurt me terribly in the band area (they always leave red marks on my skin). Is it normal that I feel as if the bigger the band size, the bigger the cup size? When I go up to a 36A the cups do not fit at all... Still haven’t found a properly fitted bra
Does anyone know a good bra brand for weird busts like mine?
This might sound funny but I swear by Aerie bralettes via American Eagle Outfitters: https://www.ae.com/aerie/aerie/s-cms/4840006?cm=sCA-cCAD&navdetail=mega:cat6610030
This summer, I stopped wearing bras with wires except for special occasions/work demands, and thought I would just resort to never wearing bras again, as there were no beautiful feminine bras without wires. And then I discovered Aerie.
I always read the reviews before ordering as sometimes the x-smalls aren't small enough, depending on the style (aka any halter bras!).
But they are incredible!! So feminine, can make my breasts look bigger or smaller depending on the style I choose, and I have received SO many compliments on my bras when wearing them underneath tank tops.
Ribcage is 25 inches, bust is 32 inches. A size 26 sounds small and weird but many people measure their bra sizes incorrectly (ie many girls in a 32a should be wearing a 28c) so it wouldn't be an uncommon size if people wore bras the right size. However...a 32a doesn't need as much support as a larger cup size so they are fine in a 32 and most women with small ribcages do not have large cup sizes so it's impossible to find small band + large cup...
I didn’t want to make a new thread since this is bra-related, but it might be slightly off-topic:
does anyone here have experience with pain in your ribs from bras? Recently I started having a lot of pain when I wear a wired bra, so I switched to padded bras with no wire, but now I’m also getting the pain from those. I switched to those elastic band crop top-type bras with no padding (calvin klein for example has those) but at the end of the day my ribs hurt again. Going up a size hasn’t helped the issue unless I go up so many sizes that the bra is ridiculously big on me.
Anyone else with this issue or maybe some advice? (Going braless isn’t an option for now because I don’t want my nipples to show)