This bra is a must try if you have back and/or shoulder problems!
For reference I wear a 36J in Panache, a 36JJ in Elomi, a 36HH in Freya Hero (not sure about other models).
This bra has saved me. I have a kind of arthritis in one of the joints of my collar bone that sometimes just cannot handle having ANY weight on my shoulders (like not even a heavy necklace). So when it get's bad, bras become a BIG problem.
I didn't think I would ever find anything strapless in my size that would actually hold up my boobs but this bra does! I was fitted in a store ... (Brava Woman in Sydney), which I don't usually do because I already know my size but I'm so glad I tried it because I would have never thought of trying a 42G.
I think I would be happier with a 38 or 40 for my rib cage but unfortunately I have a bit of a tummy and because this is a very long long-line I need to size up otherwise it's too tight further down. I find that with the 42 if I use the closest hooks on the top two rows then this makes it a bit tighter at the top. Because it's quite tight further down and because of the boning this bra still manages to hold my boobs up very well even with the larger back.
The bra does gape outwards from my chest in the cups, they are not empty gaping, I just feel like it needs to be pulled in at the back - this might be because I had to go up a few sizes as mentioned above. The gore sits away from my chest but this is a small price to pay to not be in pain and it is not uncomfortable in any way.
The shape is very pointed and retro, def not round, but it gives impressive cleavage for a strapless. The appearance is really elegant and high quality.
The boning does dig into my ribs a bit if I'm sitting and don't sit up straight, but I guess that's just good motivation to have good posture!
The lift is fantastic for a strapless bra. My breasts are very much lifted, no sag at all. I'm quite impressed with this as my boobs are large and heavy!
If you have back problems and need a strapless bra that is supportive to wear on days when you can't handle straps you should definitely consider trying this one - and don't be scared off if they don't have your size - experiment! I find that even with a much larger back size than normal (and smaller cup size) I still get great support.
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