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Unread 11-03-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Tri-Top is too short? >.<

I'm a 32H (professionally fitted) and I bought a tri-top binder for crossplay. It's amazing, but there's one problem--the binder is long enough to cover my boobs, but not long enough to rejoin my body afterward, so there's an awkward, stiff overhang of fabric left crinkling in midair. It's unlikely to be a problem for Zuko, but it's noticeable under my Eren costume, even with an undershirt on over it. Any recommendations on how to safely/comfortably secure the bottom of the binder, or do I need to switch to a weaker but longer binder?
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Unread 11-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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Is the binder long enough to hang past the breast tissue or is it just barely, like right at the edge of them ?

What I'm wondering is if it's long enough but the difference between breast and ribcage is just large enough that it still sticks out and doesn't taper in dramatically enough to touch the body again.

The easiest thing to do would be to roll it up and over/under so that there's no "overhang". A longer binder I imagine would result in loose fabric in the midsection - and the binder material if you've gotten to experience it, doesn't breathe terribly well and can be absolutely awful to have all over you.
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To prevent my Tri-Top from rolling/riding up, I often wear some piece of shapewear over the bottom hem. This also smooths out the material under tighter fit tops. Might work for you as well.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #4
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What I'm wondering is if it's long enough but the difference between breast and ribcage is just large enough that it still sticks out and doesn't taper in dramatically enough to touch the body again.
Yes, that's what I was trying and failing to describe. What kind of shapewear do you use, Kell-chan?
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What kind of shapewear do you use, Kell-chan?
Oh gosh, something inexpensive from Target years ago - something like this, the type that covers just the waist. It can emphasize hourglass shapes a bit, but generally with my crossplays it's not particularly noticeable.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 02:25 AM   #6
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Hmmm. I wonder how well that would work for me, though, because I'm extremely hourglass (40-32-40), and he last thing I want is to make that more noticeable. Maybe I could use the shapewear but pad under it? I really don't know. :/
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^ Those thing really don't cinche you in like a corset they but smooth you out.
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