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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band100.3
Band Length80.6
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width21.0
Cup depth46.4
Depth ratio2.2
Wire length41.9
Cup height38.1
Cup separation1.9
Gore height14.6
Wing height15.2
Strap width2.2
Hooks3
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Index38:17
EU85L
FR100L
US38L
UK38L

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After receiving and trying the Annie in a 40L I decided to order this bra for those days when the 40 would be too big. I was surprised by how snug the band was, how less up front the cups seemed to be, and with the straps being fully shortened.

Week 1
I am between a 38 and 40 band so I generally do not notice much of a difference going from my 40 band Alana on the middle hooks to a 38 Alana on the longest hooks. With Annie, going from the 40 to the 38 was very noticeable, to the point where I thought an extender would be needed. The biggest of the surprises was how less up front I felt compared to the 40 band as I assumed the shorter band would center me even more. The last surprise, the straps being fully shortened was weird and left me wondering if the bra had been previously worn.
I do get a torpedo shape with this Annie but I had this shape with the 40L Annie and it seemed to slowly work it's way out.

Week 2
Actually, this is more like 3 weeks later. In retrospect, I think I can understand why the 38 band did not center me more than the 40 as I described above. The 38 band needs to stretch further to be fastened and hence pulls the cups further away from each other. Maybe. In between wears, I wore my many Alana's and noticed that I preferred to wear them more than either of my Annies. The Annies did not leave me feeling as secure and I think this was due to the upper cup feeling a little loose, to the point where if I bent over, I would get that sensation that I could potentially fall out. I would not actually fall out but I was more conscious of it than with the Alana's. This and the fact that the cup is a tad roomier left me feeling less secure. I suspect the Annie is FOT friendly compared to the Alana but not as much as the Gemma.

3 months later.
I just started to pay attention to the depth ratio in the measurements table and this Annie has a 2.3 ratio compared to the Alana's 1.9.These ratios though are from the initial measurement data and I will likely update these with current measurements. The torpedoey look I get is much more pronounced with this 38 band than the 40 and does not seem to be working it's way out compared to the 40L. Maybe it just needs a little more time/and a few more wears.

I really do wish the stars on the upped cups were a print instead of embroidery as they are visible under a single layer top. In fact, I assumed they were going to be a pale blue when I first ordered this blush pink colorway. The cups and band have stretched out a small amount since my initial measurements and I have updated the table accordingly. The straps are among the best I have ever had. There have a few reviews on Bravissimo that complain about them but I have nothing negative to say about them.

Blush Pink colorway

Updated on Apr 28, 2021 Flag this


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Fit information

On Jun 2021 View measurements

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum

On Apr 2021 View measurements

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum

On Jan 2021 It fit her! View measurements

Gore does not tack but is not an issue, Band is very snug but extender not required

On Nov 2020 View measurements

Gore placement not an issue, Band is very snug but extender not required

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Band fit:
I can fasten it, but it feels too tight

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