I have heard the white version runs large in the cup and band. I usually wear a 32G, and followed the advice I get on Curvy Kate's molded bras- band size down, cup size up. The band was still a generous fit, and the cup was pretty generous too- I may have been able to go down a cup, sometimes it is difficult to tell with half-cup bras. In either case, it gave me lovely uplifted round shape.
Looks and practicality- The satin looked lovely, and the colorway rich, but the ruffles looked silly on me (I'd been apprehensive but thought I would give it a shot). Moderate cleavage for me, thanks to the lift. However, I generally wear close-fitting tops and the ruffles showed bumps under pretty much all of them.
This bra is not for most ladies in summer. If you often wear sweaters or thick tops, however, it will give you an amazing shape and look fun as well!
Fit as expected. Band runs loose, with the tighter elastic along the band, which can be painful if its tight. Cups run about 1 cup size too small. I've had several of these, in different colors and sizes. This peach and purple isn't the prettiest of the colors, but since these are discontinued, I really wanted one in a size close to mine. For me, these cups fit better than the newer Tease. The gore is very wide though, and that causes fit issues for me.
Sizes oddly... I fit a 32G in Freya and would in most Curvy Kate except the center gore tends to be too wide on me. The width was not an issue in this bra. The band is a BIG 30, I did get it slightly used from another poster so perhaps it stretches quickly? The cups are small, dropping a band and moving to the GG still wasn't enough to hold it all in - but the cleavage was spectacular.
The bra is beautiful but I may have trouble figuring out what I can wear it with as the ruffle detailing on the top of the cups is rather pronounced.
I thought this bra fit for several days; I had noticed that the base of the cups was sitting below the base of my breasts, and pulling it up only helped for a couple minutes. However, the top of the cups was full without overspill, so I didn't pay much attention to it until I was able to try a cup size down. The top fit the same, but a 30G got rid of the empty base.
I love the shape of this bra, and the lace trim is not as noticeable under clothing as I had feared.
Bought 28GG, 28H, and 30GG for comparison. (I'm normally a 30G or maybe 28GG.)
According to my results on Bratabase (pre-order) 28GG would be too small in the band and cups, 28H would be too small in the band but fit in the cups, and 30GG did not fit the owners, so no recommendation. (I also said 30FF would be too small in the band, but fit in the cups.
Update: The 28H ended up fitting me best. See my review for that size: http://bra.pe/RnT/. I find the band on the 28 could be smaller, so a 30 band was definitely too big.