slightly projected? very soft and comfy, provides the right amount of coverage for me, band is super stretchy and comfy but may run loose, could probably wear the smaller sister size 32D but it fits quite well so its really not worth exchanging. i'm thinking the cups may eventually roll outwards at the top due to the way the bra is constructed,
This bra, although very similar to 3550, fit me very differently. It prefers breasts that sit further apart from one another. I did not reorder this bra in a smaller size because I need bras designed for close-set breasts. Looking at the cups, I would not have predicted a fit difference between 3463 and 3550. 3463 has a wider cup and a bit more distance between the cups.
The swirl pattern looks great in person although I was not enthralled by online photos. A more interesting black bra the swirls make.