Pros: This bra offers fantastic side support. The bra in general offers fantastic support, so much that I feel myself standing straighter. In fact, I'd say the bra forces better posture on my part. I guess this is what it feels like to have the bra support the breasts instead of my shoulders and back doing the work.
Cons: I really wanted to like this bra. However, it lends a somewhat conical profile to my breasts. The apex of the bra and of my breasts align perfectly so that, beneath clothing, I end up with Howard Hughes/sweater girl look. I suspect that my breasts do not project enough or that I simply don't have enough volume. It does look more rounded if I wear a half-cup insert. When I went down a cup to the sister size 30DD, the smaller cup generated a slight quad-boob effect at the same time as an even more pronounced bullet bra look. The lace could be a bit better made. It is fraying a little bit already. And it gets itchy as the day goes on.
Because the bra provides such great support, I'm not willing to part with this bra. Although I won't be able to wear it with my usual t-shirts, it's a great bra to wear at home lounging around or underneath something that's less form-fitting. So, yes, I'm keeping it and will likely get another one when this needs to be replaced.
Updated on Jun 05, 2014