So, I felt the need to update my Wacoal Petites bra size and fit tips since I discovered that I and one of my recent small-busted clients can both wear a larger cup in these bras than we usually take.
I came to this realization after my client, Karen, measured at a 32B but felt that this size might fit too large in the cups on her. I sent her two styles from the Wacoal Petites line: one 32A and one 32B. It was a pleasant surprise for me to hear Karen was happy with the fit of both bras.
I couldn’t help noticing that Karen’s measurements and my own are quite similar, give or take half an inch. I had been wearing a 32A in one of my favorite Wacoal Petite bras, but it was feeling a little tight even without the removable push-up pads. I decided to go ahead and plunge into a B cup… and I’m glad I did.
Like Karen, I discovered that the 32B fits very similar to the 32A in this brand — at least in the style I tried (#75627, photo top left). The only difference is a little more room in the cups.
It fits perfectly. With the pads in, there’s a hint of what Mallory K. once called “pseudo-cleavage,” but that scares me so I leave them out.
This bra has some padding already, so I really wanted to be able to wear it without the extra stuffing. The 32B still fits small enough in the band, obviously, and the wires don’t come up too high under the arms or too far out at the sides.
Now, get this: I wasn’t exactly spilling out of my 32A in this bra. It didn’t cut in at the tops of the cups, nor did it create the dreaded “quad-boob” effect that most women look for when evaluating whether they might need a bigger bra. I don’t think I’ve ever spilled out of anything in my life… I’m sure many of you can relate.
What I did notice was simply that it felt kind of tight, particularly at the bottoms of the cups where I have more volume. Going up a cup size didn’t cause any visible difference in the fit, but the 32B feels better on.
If you’re like me and Karen, you might be very hesitant to go up in the cup size in Wacoal Petites. I know all about those horrible gaps that standard-size bras cause, believe me… especially in size AA. In this style in particular, you are very unlikely to have this happen because it is designed to fit well on smaller breasts. Hence, less of that not-so-hot Grand Canyon effect.
One final word, in case you need additional convincing: I’ve also tried a 34AA in this same style, and I think it actually may have more room in the cups than the 32B.
You can purchase the Wacoal Women’s Petites Lace Front Contour Pushup Bra #75627 online through Amazon, or contact me for a complimentary fitting consultation and special discount pricing.
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