It fits, but I feel unsupported, I think because the straps do not adjust as tightly as I'd prefer. Also, the band is slightly too loose.
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This is a really pretty bra -- I really like the color and the lace. It's well-constructed, and the cups are suited to my full on bottom shape. It provides good lift and looks very good under clothes. It's slightly pointy, but I'd much prefer that to an upside down 7 or square shape. There is a perfect amount of bottom projection, and the bottom panel is large enough to be good for my shape. There's no spillage, and the gore tacks comfortably. The cups are just the right width and depth, I think.
The band is just barely tight enough -- I need to fasten it on the last row of hooks in order for it to work. And the straps have some cushy material attached to the shoulder areas, which means they don't adjust all the away. In fact, they don't go quite tight enough for me to feel comfortable. I have learned that just-slightly-loose straps is a major cause of shoulder pain for me, and I may need to take them up a little. I'm also not thrilled about the band, but I've read that this band is looser than other Panaches, so I'm willing to take it in at some point if necessary.
Now about the stretchy upper panels: I need more... Securing up there. The stretchiness gives me a nice, smooth line across my breast tissue. There's no gaping and no spilling. But the stretchiness does make me wonder if I'm missing a fit issue that would be clearer if the lace were less forgiving. Also, even though I'm tightly hooked in and the lift and shape are good, the loose upper panels make me feel like I'm flopping east and west a bit. Now, I'm not STAYING there. The bra does keep me in a good position, but I just flop back and forth a little. Not up and down, just side to side -- this is a new sensation for me. I wish the upper lace were not QUITE so freewheeling because I think that would make me feel more supported and comfortable -- so I'm thinking maybe the Floris is indeed the right place to go from here.
Ultimately, the bra looks good. I need to wear it for a longer time to be sure about comfort. The comfort level and fit are clearly not perfect, but they are not bad either. I wish I had had the option of trying on a 30HH because I think it would be helpful to me to compare the two and see if one works better than the other. This one DOES fit much better than the 34GG that I was able to try on in stores. All in all, this is not a total loss. It's 100 times better than the sizes and fits I was looking at 6 months ago. I'm keeping the bra because I know I can use it. Taking in the band and taking up the straps shouldn't be too difficult when it comes to that. I was really excited about this bra, but when it comes down to it... That Curvy Kate Gia that gives me a square and upside down 7 is more comfortable. Gah.
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