Cleo Meg and I are *NOT* friends. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> This is my second try with a slight size adjustment.
I first tried my go-to size, 36J, and was able to make it wearable with some serious wire bending to get the gore to lay flat and wearing a bra liner under the front band, where the elastic was curling under and digging in. The cups, however, had gaping at the top edge and, more bothersome, there was puckering along all of the cup seams that was very visible under a thin knit shirt or even a thick T-shirt.
I like ... the design. Pretty bra. The print is pretty and I LOVE the tiny charm on the center gore. VERY supportive. So, I decided to give the 36HH a go to see if a smaller cup would fix the few problems I had. And did it? Yes and no.
The gore lays flat - right out of the box! First bra that has done that for me - EVER. And the wires are close to the right spot under the arms. They don't poke, but they might be a smidgeon too far back (wide). I think the cups are 8" wide and 7.5" seems to be perfect for me.
The band fits perfectly snug on the loosest hook. The straps, well, I'd prefer them wider and cushioned. A true comfort strap would be nice. The width of the elastic straps (0.75") and the scalloped edges on them (and elsewhere on the bra) really bothers my sensitive skin. Also, only 2 hooks on the band. Seems to work with 2 hooks, but I'd feel better with wider straps and 3 hooks and I think it would be more comfortable.
The cups do NOT fit. There is slight quad boobing even on the smaller breast and it's making some bizarre thing happen along the top of my larger boob. I tried to get a close-up of it, but it's hard to photograph. Quite obvious in person, though, and weird. Makes the breast look misshapen.
And that pesky puckering? Yeah, still there. Still very visible under a T-shirt. A visible seam I can live with (barely), but a puckered seam? No. I think the seam has no stretch while the mesh has a tiny bit. This equals a pucker all along the seam.
Too bad, because I really like this bra. I don't want to let it go. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" />
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