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Old 03-12-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Surprised we've made it three pages without a mention of panache. I am a 34FF (after getting professionally fitted) and can basically pick one up their bras up anywhere and it works perfectly. They are mostly the balconette bra style. Also look into Nordstrom Rack. After getting professionally fit I went to the rack and dig around to find the size and pay way less. I just around a band size and cup and band size but end up right back at the 32ff. Good luck.
Panache is hit or miss for me. Have high set breasts, narrow roots and a short torso. Many underwires either up too high for me. They are never my most comfy bras. I have about a 1/3 chance of it working out. Cleo seems to work better for me (even though panache owns them they are cut differently). I am pretty hard to fit sadly. Brands that used to work for me no longer do.
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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The closest Rigby is in Atlanta. I appreciate everyone's input...let me clarify that the bras I have (size 36D) fit me very well; they are comfortable, not too tight or too loose anywhere, and have decent support...but I am stubborn about what I'm seeking. I just don't understand why all my bras have such long straps (maybe because of the size of the bra). There is no woman size 36D who has breasts higher than mine? I want the bras she's using. And I want straps that won't slide out of position (i.e. get longer) because of the weight of my breasts, also more back support should help with this.

The Cacique invisible backsmoother looks like something to try!
I, too, have a problem with the straps sliding to the side. When I mentioned it to the fitter at Rigby and Peller, she told me that I could bring the bras to them and they will have a seamstress fix them. That said, I've not done it because most of the time it isn't a huge problem for me.

Best of luck to you in finding the bra that is a perfect fit for you!
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Get yourself into a store that has a professional bra fitter. I would never attempt to try and find a fit via online.
I second this.

If you are having a hard time finding the right bra, you are ordering the wrong size.

Go to Nordstrom, they have to take classes on this.

I'm the same size and have never had a problem finding a bra.
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Old 03-12-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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Thank you jade, I bookmarked a Cleo page. I wasn't able to go to Soma today but I will go...and will check out many of the sites mentioned. I am hopeful!
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Old 03-12-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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I like Cacique. I found a style I liked and now I buy them on Ebay. I put the size and model# in search and I have all different colors NWT
Yup, once you've been fitted professionally, pay for the bra you like (very rude not to) and then go online.

My favorite brand, Chantelle, is one I found online, after I had a good idea what I really liked and what fitted.

I also look for good online deals on Wacoal and Freya, but Chantelle is what feels best and lasts longest. Not to mention I think they're the prettiest!

I'm 36G.
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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Yup, once you've been fitted professionally, pay for the bra you like (very rude not to) and then go online.

My favorite brand, Chantelle, is one I found online, after I had a good idea what I really liked and what fitted.

I also look for good online deals on Wacoal and Freya, but Chantelle is what feels best and lasts longest. Not to mention I think they're the prettiest!

I'm 36G.
Yes, absolutely buy at least one.
I think the style can make a big difference in fit. My favorite Freya style so far is the Patsy in polka dots. I have quite a few of each color & matching panties.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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NJDevil,

Check this Wacoal bra out from Nordstrom - I adore it! I can take a 30E, 32DD or 32DDD depending on the style and/or brand and this has been a bra I can either size up or down in with zero issue. I adore it!

Wacoal 'Finesse' Molded Underwire T-Shirt Bra | Nordstrom

Also, it took me close to probably 2 1/2 - 3 years to find a brand, style AND size that fit me perfectly. It takes a lot of time and effort, and although it can be extremely unpleasant and irritating, it is very rewarding when you reach the final product. Hang in there!

Last edited by Elusive Enchantment; 03-12-2017 at 06:01 PM.. Reason: Just wanted to add some more thoughts...
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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I hear a lot of radio ads for ThirdLove bras. https://www.thirdlove.com/

One thing that sets them apart: they have half-cup sizes. I thought they were only online, but google tells me they're carried by Nordstrom.
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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You should also go to Intimacy and Dillards for a fitting. They are the best at sizing and helping find the right bra in my experience.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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You should also go to Intimacy and Dillards for a fitting. They are the best at sizing and helping find the right bra in my experience.
Intimacy is now Rigby and Peller as R & B bought out Intimacy.
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