I am shallow, slightly FOB/almost even, with tall roots and I get inner cup wrinkling and the top is too closed and cuts into my upper bust. This bra has pretty wide wires. The gore is too spacey for me at like an inch wide incl. wires. I'm definitely too shallow for this bra: I can't fill the apex of the cup so the extra fabric bunches up and looks like a pointy nipple. I'm not an expert but I think this bra requires more immediate projection than I have.
This is my first true-size swim bra, and as I anticipated the band is stretchier than regular Cleo bras but still solidly supportive and firmer than a typical Freya band.
I have some issues with the wires being pushed together and sometimes overlapping at the gore, not when I first put it on, but after wearing it for a while. The wires don't tack to my ribcage, probably because of the bandless style, the cups' width, my too projected boobs, or the too loose band. It also creeps down my torso because of the same reasons, creating an air pocket at the bottom of the cup, and spillage over the top of the cup. These are all things that appear after some time of wear, and especially when I'm moving around a lot, something which tends to happen ...more when I'm in a swimsuit (I'm not the laying-on-the-beach-tanning sort). This is a bra that would work well on people who are already friends with the Lucy family of bras, a cut that I'm largely incompatible with, or at least need a smaller than usual band in, to make it stay up properly. (Yay for narrow, projected boobs stuck on a tapered ribcage! Sigh.)
And a note on the appearance: very nice colour combination; aquas, pinks and yellows in an abstract watercoloury floral pattern, looks good on tanned and pale skin alike. Solid aqua for straps and the clasp at the back. So sad this doesn't fit me because it goes so well with my homemade swim shorts. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Read more 125 more words