It's not scratchy fabric, but it causes itchyness; softened up (a little) after washing. I tend to prefer plunges, since my breasts are close set, so I'm not used to the tall gore. At first it felt like it was pressing in, but not so much as to cause any pain. In fact, it lay flat from top to bottom, so I think it's just a matter of getting used to a balconette. The outer wire width is OK on me, but if I went up a cup size, I probably wouldn't fill it out. Even before trying it on, the seams on the cup were ... a bit puckered from the stitching, (which is a manufacturing defect: the thread tension was too tight for the weight of the fabric.) But thankfully that effect lessened after washing. The seams are sewn with a flat felled seam, then are covered & top-stitched. The 3 sections of the cup merge at the apex of the cup and inevitably, there is extra thickness, and it resembles a nipple under thin shirts, whether or not your own lines up with it.
The black band across the top of the cups are only a tiny bit stretchy, and when I hold my posture correctly, the edge lays nicely flat. But if I slouch my shoulders whatsoever, that edge becomes open & vertical, creating an edge you can see under your clothes. At those times in my cycle when I am a little fuller, that effect goes away. The straps are stretchy, fully adjustable and flocked on the inside edge, so are very comfortable.
Bottom line: it fits fairly well, but not my favorite. I can't ignore the itchyness (regardless how many times I've washed it), and it just doesn't have the lift these old girls need to look younger.
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