Ah, I have not many women who share my build!!! I wore underwires for years, and they did not really fit, but I had to have something! 34
ribcage, I wore a 38DDD because that came the closest.
Then a shop that catered to mastectomy patients and made custom bras helped me find a 34 G
About 5 years ago I quit the underwires.
Now I order a stretchy bra that is cotton covered lycra in size 34FGH. It is made by leading lady, and they put it on sale frequently. It is also sold by Bare Necessities. They charge more than LL.
I have been very comfortable wearing this, and when they begin to let go, I sometimes wear two, one on top of the other... gives me quite a lift.
I realize previous posters have mentioned cancer risks,but at 69, and wearing a bra since 12years old, I have not had any cancer of any kind except from sun exposure, but not melanoma, (the scary one).
I think it's a good idea to assess cancer risks individually. Most Permies are clean living with much lower than average exposures to carcinogens, and yet we have unique family histories to concern us. But those risks that the medical professionals worry about are from numbers and actuarial tables, and I am an individual, not a number, and .... doing good so far!