What do you look for when deciding to buy a bra from a different brand? My under bust is 25.5". Primarily due to the firm bands I've been wearing Panache Cleo's for years in size 28F. My go to bra the Minnie doesn't seem to be available. I tried the Marcie replacement Asher and it fits OK but I'm not thrilled with it. Last summer I bought a Curvy Kate Ellace but never really wore it. The other day I wore it all day and it felt wonderful. What I liked best is the shape of the underwire. It matches me perfectly. Unfortunately, it's really hard to find right now. Bratabase lists the Bravissimo Elise as a similar fit. However, the band length is 1" longer. Due to my small size I've always been concerned about the length and stretch of the band. If the cups fit well does band length/stretch matter as much?
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