I've been wearing Lane Bryant/Cacique balconette bras for years, and I've been fairly happy with them, but I keep having to tug the band down my back during the day and I finally got tired of it. So I decided to try going down a band size, since from everything I've read my band was probably a size too large. I also decided to try some new bras, but in retrospect it might not have been the best idea to change two variables at once, because now I'm not sure what to do next.
I've been wearing a 44DDD/E, so I ordered the Elomi Jasmine in 42E, and the Elomi Smoothing Seamless in 40E (since the reviews say it runs large in the band). They're both lovely bras, and the band seems to fit well on both of them--it's snug and supportive on the loosest hooks, but doesn't bite into me like some of the smaller bras I've tried on--but I'm spilling out the top of the cups like whoa, especially on the Jasmine. Now I don't know if I should order the same bras in a larger cup size, or if it's just the style of these particular bras that doesn't work with my particular breasts and I should try different bras. DDD/E fits me just fine in other styles, but then, the other styles I tend to wear are molded-foam balconettes and plunge bras, so those leave room for error, so to speak. Do any of you have any experience with the sizing quirks of these particular bras, or have any other advice for me? I probably will order another of the Cacique bras in the smaller band size, but I'd also really like to try some other bra styles, as well.