My favorite padded bra! (Currently the only one I have that fits really well!) I LOVE the way the band is, with the three straps along each side of the hook panels, if that makes any sense. (see pics) I think that's part of the reason it fits me so well. It's like the added elastics give it a bit more give than a regular bra band does. Plus, it's so gorgeous with the black stripes and the little tassel in the middle! This is one of my best fitting bras ever. I love it!
Band is firm, like most black bras are. I can wear it without an extender fine but I am aware of the band. It is my only non altered Comexim. The cups on this one are narrower than my two customs, but only slightly. The elastic on the band is wrapped in the tulle making it very soft.