I LOVE this bra. It is "lightly lined" in that it has molded, foam cups, but there is no added padding. For a lined bra, it is remarkably lightweight, and it's incredibly soft and silky-feeling. This provides good lift and shaping for a naturally "uplifted" look, and it's smooth enough to wear under any type of clothing. It plunges low enough at the gore that it works with low-cut shirts as well as T-shirts. While Katie is very similar to Aerie's iconic "Sunnie" bra, I prefer Katie for myself. Sunnie is a wonderful bra, don't get me wrong, but Katie's narrower center gore is ...more flattering for my shape. My boobs want to exist in my armpits, and while Sunnie fits perfectly, it doesn't pull my breasts more front and center. Katie definitely does, and I like the look a lot. Regardless of how small I am, the perk is long gone, so I appreciate bras that give me a little uplift. Katie is a really pretty bra that can be dressed up or down, depending upon the colorway and the matching underwear (or not). If you have my shaping I hope you get to try a Katie soon. Read more 99 more words
Really a 30:9, sister sized it for convenience. So of course band is way too big, but cups fit perfectly. If you can find this one in your size, I recommend sizing down in the band since it's nylon - super stretchy.
The fit is nice and it was the first bra I found after finding out my correct size. It doesn't fit quite right but it's tolerable. The material is soft, the elastic isn't too stretchy and the straps adjust to right where I need them.
I have 4 Aerie Katie bras in 2 colors and 3 sizes. I have two nude 32As, a coral lace 32A, and a nude 30B. All the 32As fit about the same. They are shallow, full coverage bras that fit me like a glove, but the bands are just way too big for me, so I eventually got the 30B. I'm not sure if this is because my 32As are so old or because of Aerie's size differences or just a change in the way Aerie makes their bras, but the 30B has stiffer molding and is more projected and FOB. There is some noticeable empty space in the bottom of the 30B compared to the 32As, and the top part of the cup feels a little shallower. The apex of the cup feels more wide-set, and the cups feel shorter, though I'm not sure if this is actually true. All in all, I'll still wear the 30B because the molding makes the fit issues less noticeable and the 30 band provides a little support.