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Unread 11-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #3706
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After averaging the way you describe above, I then went up 2 or 3 sizes and bought the men's tri-top. It worked out well.
My chest size averaged to 36 inches and that's a medium on underworks. I'm a little nervous to go 2 to 3 sizes up but also nervous that medium won't fit just because I gotta squueze my boobs into the compression shirt. Lol What should I do?
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Unread 11-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #3707
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My chest size averaged to 36 inches and that's a medium on underworks. I'm a little nervous to go 2 to 3 sizes up but also nervous that medium won't fit just because I gotta squueze my boobs into the compression shirt. Lol What should I do?
I went 2 or 3 sizes up and still can't get it off without assistance. It also constricts breathing a little, but is still reasonably safe so long as I don't run up a staircase... I would be scared to go to actual size.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #3708
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I went 2 or 3 sizes up and still can't get it off without assistance. It also constricts breathing a little, but is still reasonably safe so long as I don't run up a staircase... I would be scared to go to actual size.
If it's too big or small I can send it back for a different size atleast? Wow, those shirts are that effective?
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Unread 12-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #3709
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Yo, so I usually use an underworks binder but uh... I'm doing a crossplay that requires me to do an open chest binding and it hasn't been working for me.

I'm a 36-38D (depends on the brand) and I get a weird bump while attempting to do the open chest binding. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? O.o has this happened to anyone else?
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Unread 12-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #3710
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If it's too big or small I can send it back for a different size atleast? Wow, those shirts are that effective?
I get a weird little uniboob in the middle if I were to go with just the binder over a tanktop or with a really tight shirt over it, but beyond that it's pretty effective. It took me about a week to strategize how to get it on by myself, lol. I still have not found any way to get it off by myself, and after getting it to shoulder-level, someone else has to pull at the thing until it comes off XD

I believe they do allow them to be sent back for another size. I was about to actually send mine back when I figured out a way to get it on lol. *please note--this is my first and only binder. Normally, I cosplay a girl, though after this I'm considering being Howl next :3
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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:08 PM   #3711
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I get a weird little uniboob in the middle if I were to go with just the binder over a tanktop or with a really tight shirt over it, but beyond that it's pretty effective. It took me about a week to strategize how to get it on by myself, lol. I still have not found any way to get it off by myself, and after getting it to shoulder-level, someone else has to pull at the thing until it comes off XD

I believe they do allow them to be sent back for another size. I was about to actually send mine back when I figured out a way to get it on lol. *please note--this is my first and only binder. Normally, I cosplay a girl, though after this I'm considering being Howl next :3
Okay, great. I wouldn't see why they wouldn't let me exchange it. I think I'm just going to go for a large since the maximum chest size is 40 in for it and see how it goes. I'm not going to be wearing skin tight clothes so I'm not worried about the chest bump, but I do know what you mean. I've binded in the traditional means and still have a weird lumpy and mostly flat chest. XD So good luck to the both of us. lol
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Unread 12-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #3712
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I'm a 34-36B, and usually ACE does the trick well enough without going tight. So should I get the Tri-top or this? I do wear crossplays that have a lot of layers, but also have on in progress where I'll only be wearing a tank top.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #3713
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For the past several years I've used the following Rainey compression vest for my crossplays:

http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/produc...st.do?id=10030

And it's always seemed to work quite well, no complaints there.... Since I'm cosplaying "Avengers" Loki next, however (and might need to do duct tape dummy'ing or a plaster cast of my chest for the armour, which would, of course, by necessity have to be done over anything compression'y or flattening like this), I'm minded to wonder if there might be anything better still out there, which will flatten me down even further. In perusing back through this thread, I note that folks have been recommending the following, the one on the left:

www.underworks.com/996.html

But apparently this, the Underworks tri-top, is also recommended?

http://www.underworks.com/987.html

Which one do you think will help effectively flatten me down even further still? (which would also be good for my Anakin and Lestat, etc., come to think of it) To be sure, the cost of both, even with shipping, I think works out to be even cheaper than just the one Rainey compression vest - go figure!

Also, since I'm a 34C bra size, would that mean I'm a Medium (34-36) in the tri-top, and a small in the Underworks Double Panel compression shirt? Or is it best to go one size smaller? My experience is only with the Rainey thus far, so yeah, any insight from experience is most definitely appreciated - thanks so much!

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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:12 AM   #3714
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Would a binder hurt developing boobs?
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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:44 AM   #3715
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So, I'm a 30DDD and I'm thinking of crossplaying as Legolas. Using a super-tight sports bra with an ace bandage over that, I can get pretty flat, but it still looks a little odd. Maybe if I layer a couple t-shirts or tank tops under Legolas's shirt and jerkin, it will hide the oddness? Does anyone have experience with this?

There's still the fact that I have a very slim frame overall, but I don't think that there's much I can do about this. I'll just be a tiny Legolas, since I think if I try to pad out my clothing too much it will look unnatural.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #3716
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Would a binder hurt developing boobs?
I think it would be fine as long as you don't wear the binder super often.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 07:16 AM   #3717
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Would a binder hurt developing boobs?
I am pretty sure that it would. I know I've seen it mentioned on this thread that binding often is not a good idea if you're still growing because it can be damaging. I can't be sure if you shouldn't do tight binding period or just need to be careful about it. If you can, do a search on the thread. I know it's been brought up before.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #3718
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Okay. Thanks. ^.^
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #3719
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I got my Underworks tri-top binder in the mail today and wow, I'm really impressed by the results! For sizing I did what's been recommended here (averaging your bust and under bust measurements) and from that ordered a size small. I think a medium would have worked better because I couldn't get it on at first but after some major stretching out of the small I can get it on and off just fine!

Just thought I'd add what my experience with sizing was since I see questions about that getting asked a lot here :3
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Unread 01-20-2013, 12:08 PM   #3720
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Wow, this thread is exactly what I've been looking for! I've been trying to find a way to compress my 36DDs in order to crossplay for the first time, but the ace bandages really restricted my breathing. The sport tape method sounds like the best route, even as an aid over a simple ace bandage --since it stated that it might not work with anything over a B. I'm trying to get the flat chest look with the ability to breathe. Anyone who's been to the LA convention center knows there's a LOT of walking involved, and I don't want to pass out from the train station to the front door. I'll try this and see how it works out. Thanks for the helpful tips.
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