This bra's band runs so small. I originally ordered this in my usual 32D, and it fit like a tight 30DD, maybe even a 28DDD! I exchanged for a 34C and that fits perfect. Maybe the +4 rule does apply to this model? The gore works on my close set breast. I always have problems with front close bras and this one I have no problems. The cups are also shorter so they don't dig into my front armpit area.
Me: Center full, close set, immediately projected, omega shaped, very short waisted, shallow and wide underarm tissue,....
This gore is among the lowest I've experienced. Although I wore this for only three minutes before removing it, the wire stayed in my IMF at the gore. Earth moving observation. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> This may be a good option for the close-set, center-full. I purposely selected the verb "may" because although the gore is remarkably low, the cups are not designed for my level of center fullness. There was considerable quadding along the cup edge.
The material is soft and padding/lining ...thin. The band is easily one size small, and two sizes small if you prefer your bands less tight.
The wire pushed down on the outer side of the wire. I'm accustomed to wires pushing out in the center, near the gore. So, the outer side of the wire was new. It is very likely I require a 34DDD in this model, but I'm not motivated to try a larger size. Within three minutes, I had experienced enough.
Please know, for a few reasons, wires and my body are incompatible. If you can wear wires and need a low gore as well as a front closure, do try this model. One exception: the straps adjust a total of roughly 4". I'm very short-waisted and had these adjusted as short as possible. Problematic for some users.