This seems to have a smaller band than others I've purchased in the same size. If I were to buy it again I would have gone up a band size. Boning along the wings prevents this long line from rolling up like others do.
Another day, another mail order bra fail. But I expected it, since I ordered it based on misjudging the fit of Panache Ava. First off, the cups are obviously just too big. But even if I sized down in the cup, I suspect I'd still contend with what I think is lack of immediate projection. I'm very newly learning about this by looking at others' pictures here, realizing all underwires sit way down below my breasts, and never experiencing lift in unlined bras (and I only wear unlined.) Although in the side pic the wire seems to be at the edge of my breast, and not in my ...armpit, I think it is too wide. I believe that the sliding-down-the-ribcage thing has been masking too-wide wires/too-deep cups. (Also, the other wire is definitely further out into my armpit.) I am a total newbie to diagnosing wires, and can't tell whether these are too high, but I think so, ever since someone introduced me to "short roots" yesterday. Same as how I describe the wire width -- wire height doesn't look incredibly problematic (except from the side) because it's just sitting too low. I can say the bra wire is uncomfortable pretty much all over. Although I know I'd come closer in 28E or 30DD, I'm going to post this for a fit check because its problems are the same as 70%of bras I've tried. I used to think of this as categorically as "all bras make my breasts wide" but I'm now I'm beginning to see that cup width, wire height, and strap placement, and other factors are at play. Many wired and seamed bras give me virtually no shaping benefit over my braless/braletted breasts, yet without the comfort and natural feel of those options. Lose-lose. Read more 189 more words
This bra is gorgeous. Unfortunately, it's a little closed on top, which causes it to dig in a little bit on my larger breast, and wrinkle on the smaller one. This is mild enough that I would probably keep it, but enough of the support to keep the band down digs in a little on the upper edge that I don't love this bra. Overall, this seems really well made, and the longline band stays down quite well.