It's a well-made bra but I'm not entirely sold on the shape. Keep in mind that I'm the opposite shape this bra is recommended for but it was on such a deep discount, I couldn't resist.
I had to shorten the straps down all the way (but I'm like 5 feet tall so you may not have this problem at all). I'm normally a 34F/FF but I got this in a 36F because I read the band runs tight. I haven't washed it yet, so we'll see if it stretches out with a few wears and washes. It feels like a 34, I hope it doesn't stretch out ... too much.
I tried it on a few times and the cups, while they totally encase my breast tissue on the sides, feel like they're *only* enclosing me in from the sides due to the plunge shape. And when I put my arms down by my sides, I'm very aware of the underwires poking at my arm fat. My breasts are naturally close together, so I love the fact that the gore sits low, but at the same time I'm worried my boobs will just fall out the middle as I'm wearing it. I can deal with all of this, but the bra is also quite padded and rigid, which I'm not a fan of. The top of the cups also curve outward a little because of how rigid/padded the material is, which looks odd. I almost thought I bought a G cup by mistake.
Underneath, there's about an inch of empty, flat space that my breast tissue doesn't fill. I find the foam lining to be very comfortable but I think the underwires are too wide for me, but I'm going to wait and see how it feels when I wear it throughout the day. I'm hoping a few washes will relax the cups a little. I'll update my review then.
Update: the bra is fine for most of the day but then the underwire becomes unbearable at the end of the day - painful and itchy, like its digging into my ribcage and sliding down. Hiking it up or moving it doesn't help and I have a red indent when I take it off.
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