Firstly, the band runs tighter than normal, so obviously go up a band and down a cup size. When I purchased this bra three weeks ago, it was snug, but not painfully so, and my breasts settled in fine. I've worn it a total of 4 times and washed it after the second wearing; washed in a front loader machine and laid out flat to dry.
It's now painfully tight. The length of the band is actually the longest of my bras, but it's the tightest which makes absolutely no sense to me. In addition, I've now got overflow in the front of the cups, and the armpit 'rolls' I've got are forcing the tops of the cup in front of my armpit to roll inwards, and the elastic and the fabric on the wings have warped. It appears the fabric has stretched, but the elastic has not.
On the plus side, the sides are high enough that it prevents a muffin top from forming on the band on the sides and back. But that's about it.
Updated on Nov 29, 2012 Flag this