- Center gore placement:
- Doesn't lie flat against sternum
- Top of the cup:
- Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
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The longline band may curl up a bit in front if you have a full upper tummy as I do, but it is absolutely worth it for the overall increase in comfort (dramatic) and general smoothing effect on back and sides. Strap placement is okay but I wouldn't want them to be a quarter inch further out -- for me, this is the limit. Padding is minimal, thankfully; I don't think it adds more bulk than a foam cup would.
This is another bra that fits radically differently when I swoop and scoop. Without doing so it felt unsupportive in the cups, and looked both too big in the cup and very wide in the underwire. Once I shifted things around, a few things happened. 1: The gore no longer sits flush against my chest; I can't tell if this is because the cup is a bit small or because my boobs are just more closely set than the bra design. 2: A small but visible amount of quad boob. It's confusing that this does not smooth out a bit of wrinkling at the top of the cup on my smaller side. Maybe a manufacturing flaw? 3: The underwires I thought were comically wide seem to be... NOT cutting into me in a way I thought was just a function of being squishy. Also, I have less armpit muffin than I have in any bra I've worn for a very long time. 4: I didn't realize that my bras were uncomfortably compressing tissue overall until I put on this one. Which feels much less restrictive, quad boob notwithstanding. Not quite there, but a step in the right direction. Now if only it looked better.
Note that I bought this bra secondhand, so I am not sure if there were any fabric changes as a result of washing.
orange w/ white polka dots colorway
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