i am a heavy woman and i love underwires but they ride up my back and cut into my side.is there anyway to reduce that? thanks
It sounds like you're wearing the wrong size. I highly suggest getting a proper fitting (usually held at dept stores a couple of times per year) by a professinal (read: not a random salesperson).
Riding up in the back is generally caused by the bra being too loose bandwise or the straps are too tight.
I also second getting a professional fitting, although finding the right bra really is trial and error. No one bra is perfect for everyone, but a comfortable bra really does exist.
Since I'm really top-heavy, I recommend Goddess or Glamorise bras. Not the prettiest, but they are comfortable.
Lane Bryant (the brick-and-mortar stores, not the online company) has an excellent selection of bras in larger sizes. I don't wear plus-size clothing, but I find very few bras I like in my size (D-cup) at department stores and even lingerie stores. This past spring, I discovered the Cacique bra line at LB, and I have to say that these are the best-fitting, most comfortable and flattering bras I've ever worn. Like the original poster, I always had a problem with ride-up in the back, but no longer with these bras. I'm not sure what size you need
The number of the size you are wearing is too big. This used to happen to me, than an older woman I worked with just bluntly told me that I was wearing the wrong size bra. I went an got fitted, I went down in the band (or number size) and then up in the cup size. Now when ever I gain or lose more than 10 pounds I go get fitted and purchase the proper size bras. They really can make a difference in your comfort and in the way you look.
really? according to mags i have read i am wearing the band 3 sizes smaller than i should and the cup is one too big...
but when i measure according to catalogs to order bras i am wearing 3 sizes smaller than it says i should....
IME, also being large breasted, if the band size is too small, that is when it rides up. Also, if you go up to the right band size, you probably won't have to have as big a cup as what you are presently wearing.
that is what the BRA FITTERS say................................i have yet to find a comfortable bra.......................and YES i have been fitted!
I put very little stock in the standard bra size calculation. The formula says that I should wear a bra 2 cup sizes smaller than I actually do. Even when I got my expert fitting, the professional was fooled until I undressed. The best thing is to see a professional who can help you find the right cut/size. You can be one size in one brand and a completely different size for another style. Remember, you should consider a size a suggestion, not a number set in stone.
i am wearing a 44dd and the mags say i should be wearing a 50 which is wwaaaaaaayyyy to big.there is a store i went to when i had my breast reduction.....i think maybe i'll go there.