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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band86.4
Band Length69.9
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width14.0
Cup depth27.9
Depth ratio2.0
Wire length27.9
Cup height17.8
Cup separation1.9
Gore height8.9
Wing height10.2
Strap width1.6
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I have mixed feelings about this bra. I like the basic look of it, but I don't think it is working for me.

The band fits ok, but it feels like it will be too loose once it breaks in. This is a struggle I have with 34" bands (I think 33" would be perfect, but I obviously can only choose between 32 and 34.). The straps are set too wide for me. This causes two problems in this bra: 1) the strap/top of cup digs into my armpit uncomfortably, and 2) I think the wires go too far back for me - the underwire extends under my arm nearly to my back. However, the wire seems ok between my breasts (maybe tacks a touch hard) and the bra does have enough projection at the wire for me. I get some wrinkling in the lace over my smaller breast where the lace meats the fabric of the cup. The lace also gapes a bit when I move around. I was expecting it to move with me better, but it may do better for someone with more top fullness.

Finally, I feel like the cup gives me a slightly weird shape, but I can't put my finger on what I don't like about it. I think the set of the straps cause the bra to lift more from the sides which brings the tissue towards the front. That isn't necessarily a bad thing for some people, but it gives me a pointier shape than I want.

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  • I don’t see the wires as too wide but I see the loose lace and the in cup quadding which is never flattering, though invisible under clothes. Sorry it’s not a love bra. I don’t think that it’s a size issue.

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    Like many seamed Cleos, the Hettie can sit rather oddly on the breast if the angle of the upper cup portion is not compatible with the slope of your breast from apex upwards, so i can't guarantee that it would work super well in any size. However one thing I do remember from other reviews is that this particular bra appears to run SUPER HUGE in the cups. I think at this size, it was probably a case of cups slightly too large masquerading as a bad cup shape. The excess room in cups can give the impression of a too-loose band too, and certainly this combo of fit issues would cause the straps to be too far apart for you, and the wires to end too far back on your sides. If you really loved this bra and wanted to try another size I would probably suggest trying a 34E since it is so atypically large in the cups.

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