For a while I wore a very consistent 36C. I could pretty much pick up any bra, in any style, from any brand and it fit like a glove (for my boobs). Then as I got a bit older and a bit heavier and the ladies did too. I found myself trying to make my 36C bras work, but they wouldn't cooperate. I would spill over no matter what I did with the straps or the hooks...not a pretty sight and very uncomfortable too.
I went to Kohl's, they always have a sale on something. I looked around, but it appears that the cute and pretty designs stop at 36C. I went up to a 38C, found a few that worked and went about my life. Weeks and months passed, and I spent my days adjusting my bra.
My best friend told me that she went to a boutique and got fitted. So simple, but seems so awkward...turns out it's not. I visited a shop in Glendora called Undercovers, a very knowledgeable woman measured me and brought over options. She's had years of experience and know her stuff. I was actually very comfortable the whole time...and walked out with two new (and amazingly comfortable) bras.
While I was paying for the purchase she went over with me the importance of hand washing bras (and apparently any items with Lycra). She gave me a sample of Forever New Fabric Care Wash and told me how to go about the hand wash process. Basically you fill a sink/basin with water and add your soap, swirl your bras around then let soak for five minutes, hang up to dry. Haven't actually done it...we'll see.