I measure as a 30F, so compared to the 30F, this bra has taller cups, and more space seems to be added in the top part of the cups. I think I'll try this in a 32E since the band is extra comfortable compared to the 30F.
PS: I also tried the Bravissimo Luna, and I like this bra better because the materials feel sturdier.
Me: Soft tissue, average root width, tall roots. Breasts are relatively even when supported except for the tall root bit. Center fullness has pretty much ruled out balconettes for me, but I have a problem with underwires 1) not staying in the IMF and 2) digging into my ribs. I'm guessing it's a shape/projection mismatch issue. I typically measure as a 30F. I don't have a lot of "squish" in my underbust so a 29-30" band is ideal for me.
This longline is pretty sporty - a lovely plum purple mesh fabric with copper hardware. Although it's a longline, there are only three hooks to fasten at ...the back - the band becomes narrower there so it's easy to do up yourself. There is no boning but there is a second line of elastic along the sides - from the inside it honestly looks like a regular bra with a longline band sewn over it. It's pretty supportive though so I'm not complaining.
The elastic at the edge of the cup cuts in slightly but since it's only more towards my sternum, it's not visible under tops. There is some shaping but it's not as fully front and center as, say, Cleo Marcie or something like that. But it's still lifting and rounding for my not very-self-supporting-breasts, just not so much "centering." I don't care because IT'S COMFORTABLE (and still looks good under tops). I sat in it for a bit and it stayed in the IMF. I love the longline band!! Read more 145 more words