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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band76.2
Band Length66.0
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width12.1
Cup depth17.8
Depth ratio1.5
Wire length21.6
Cup height12.1
Cup separation2.5
Gore height7.0
Wing height7.4
Strap width1.9
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I think this has been the most surprising fit on this ongoing quest.

I don't know if this counts as an unlined bra, as it has two layers of fabric (maybe the inner one counts as lined?)....but it is definitely unpadded. This is the only unpadded bra I've put on that actually gives my soft, deflated boobs a nice shape, with good support and doesn't cause deep creases where the seams are. It even looks nice under clothing (though if you have very prominent nipples and don't want them to show, you might need to wear thicker fabric over it).

It's pretty comfortable. The band has decent, but not excessive, stretch to it.
I think the cups probably run true to size and I also think that it fits me in almost an unintentional way. Because of my short roots, the half cup fits like a full cup on someone else. They are slightly big on me...but only a very little bit..and I think this is because there is room for a taller root (though probably not very tall. Just more so than I am). I don't really get any gaping (which I have in pretty much every other bra). I get a little wrinkling, but find that even if I add padding, it's still there and that might just be the way the fabric pulls.
The gore sits flush, doesn't dig, and the width suits my wide-set roots.

It's a shame I kind of can't stand the color. It's a pinkish red (with pale pink bows) and does not match anything that is actually red...not that I own anything red anyway." alt=":)" /> I'd like to get it in the blue-ish color, but haven't found it in my size.

I generally have trouble finding something that has a short enough cup, that offers smooth shaping and wings high enough for decent side support, wide enough gores and underwires that enclose all of the side tissue, that doesn't dig into my sternum, and doesn't cause simultaneous gaping and quadboob. This bra has none of those problems for me and actually works! I am surprised every time I put it on! Out of 38 attempted bras, so far, only 4 have been close enough to fitting that I could cut the tags off.

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    That looks very nice on you. I hope you find that blue colour in your size soon.

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    sereneindeed this is extremely interesting! I hadn't thought of this bra as a possible fit solution for short roots in this size range. I'm glad you shared your analysis. Thanks for the review and pictures!

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    Thank you! It was an exciting discovery!

    Bratabase has been so incredibly helpful and informative...I kind of love writing reviews and adding measurements and contributing to the community.

    My particular size and shape issues seem to be an uncommon combination and I've had trouble finding advice for it specifically, here or anywhere else on the internet. But, with 7 billion people on the planet, I am positive there are others out there. If I am going to be on a (semi insanely obsessive) fitting bra mission, I might as well share what I find along the way. :)

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