So, Fashionable Reader, recently I did a blog post about ordering for the new Rack. Sadly, it's the usual rigmarole of nothing fits and trying to find what does.
A reminder, measurements.
What did I wear in bras? Panache 28J, Freya, Fantasie & Cleo 30H, Royce & Anita 32H
I used tape measurements and this bra size calculator.
What did I order to try? Freya 30FF, Royce 30FF (then 32F)
What do I still want to try? Fantasie & Cleo 30FF, Anita 30H
1. Bra that Gives Good Vintage ShapeWhat I used to wear: Freya Dotty Nursing Bra 32H
|Freya Dotty Nursing Bra|
What I ordered: Freya Dotty Nursing Bra 30FF
Results: Band was exactly right, but cup was about a size too big. Returned and reordered in 30F.
Cost of having a Rack: $11 return shipping/hassle because larger bra sizes rarely offer free returns (and counting), $46 for the bra
2. Sports Bra
What I used to wear: Royce Women's Impact Free Cotton Sports Bra 32H
|Royce Women's Impact Free Cotton Sports Bra|
What I ordered: Royce Women's Impact Free Cotton Sports Bra 30FF
Results: Band was far too tight, and cup was about right. Returned and reordered in 32F (up a band = down at least one cup). I'm thinking Royce runs on the old style of band measurement = add 2 inches to the actual measurement.
Cost of having a Rack: $52.54 (this one has free returns) but I'll still need at least two other sports bras.
Results: Band fit perfectly on the 32F, cup also fit perfectly but if I order a second one, I might go down to 32E for more support of higher impact exercise. This one will do for hiking and biking, not running.
If you have a really small rib cage this is the sports bra for you!
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