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 Post subject: Looking for a Strapless Bra
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:17 pm 
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This is my first post in the forums and of course, it's going to be about bras. I wear 'em every single day, and yet I'm still not sure about my exact size!

I've been wearing 34A for years, but using this calculator: http://www.atlastravel.nazwa.pl/mini/, as recommended by Petite XXS (http://www.petitexxs.com/2010/06/tlbc-how-to-find-your-proper-bra-size.html), I am a 30C! Oy.

So, does anyone have recommendations for a great-fitting small strapless bra? My main complaint with all of the strapless bras that I've tried is that the cups gape at the top and it doesn't feel like it'll stay on all day long. The only one I've found so far that doesn't do this is a bandau one at Gap, which had that plastic sticky "make-this-bra-stay-up stuff" all across the top, but the bra showed underneath anything low-ish cut.

So a strapless bra, small size (30C, 32A or 34A)...any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Strapless Bra
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:06 am 
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The Little Bra Company now makes C cups, and go as small as a 28 band!

http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/bras/smooth-cup/sascha.html

I got measured as a 28C, but can wear the TLBC Sasha in size 30B (their bands run about one size small). I could probably go down to 28C because I like my strapless bras tight, so a 30C would probably fit you snuggly.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Strapless Bra
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:55 pm 
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I second TLBC. It gives a nice boost, doesn't slip, and doesn't have the silicone "grips" along the side.

One thing I did notice with my 30A though, is that the band has a tendency to "crumple" downwards on itself - I'm between sizes though, and it would probably be solved with a 28B + back extender.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Strapless Bra
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Hello,

One of the best places to get a strapless bra is from a company in Poland called Ewa Michalak. The site is in basic English. Make sure you follow their fitting instructions because they are different from most companies, but they work. You might find you go up a band size, from a 28 to a 30, because they are really tight. But they fit great . The website is http://www.ewa-michalak.pl/. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Strapless Bra
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:44 pm 
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i think that for strapless bras to stay up, you have to have both the right size and the right cut. if you're between sizes, you'll probably want to go with the smallest band size and the largest cup size that fit you.

i've had good luck with these:
freya deco strapless
b.tempt'd by Wacoal Faithfully Yours Strapless


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Strapless Bra
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Cathy, I really like Brastop for the tiny frame, not-tiny boobs combination. These guys seem to complement the above store, in that they are limited to D-K. And good for petites, this is the only place besides Ebay I've consistently found sub-32" bands available.

Make sure to resize using their tools and others online to be sure of your size though - if you consider yourself petite, it's entirely likely you're not really the 34"-36" band you've always settled for before :) I always thought I was 34A or 32B-C, but I'm actually a 28DD. The fit is unbelievably better, and I can't believe I ever tried wearing a strapless that wasn't a 28.


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