Either this bra runs 1 cup size too big OR 95D - Ava » Manche Soft (1130) is designed for and would be true-to-size for AVERAGE to SLIGHTLY TALLER than average breast ROOTS. Breast root fit is roughly indicated by cup height and would be a particularly important consideration for people with firm breast tissue.
As someone with shorter than avg roots and soft tissue, I could size down 1 cup size from my true 40:6/42:5 = US 42DD = EU 95E to EU 95D and the bra fit.
Sizing down predictably minimized the gaping at the armpit-adjacent top of the cup AND forward projection. I consider ... this a shape trade-off, which my soft tissue allows.
The gore tacks. Soft, seamed 4-part cup lies flat, conceals my minor asymmetry, gives an uplifted rounded side profile, front view separated and natural. The side support panel does not give the center forward cleavage like the Panache Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) or Sculptresse Chi-chi Full Cup Bra (7695).
I am able to wear the aforementioned models as everyday work bras despite their serious shaping and firm wires.
Manche feels less heavy-duty in comparison.
Unlike another reviewer, at my avg height of 5'6'' I do not have issues with this bra's wings.
I don't particularly notice this bra while wearing and can comfortably lounge in it.
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