I *so* want to keep this bra, but I would have to do some alterations to make it fit.
Bottom of cup
Center gore -- Lies flat (hooray!)
Side gore -- Placement good, doesn't poke. This surprised me, since the side gore is so tall and I'm short torso-ed, but the side gore is perfect... it's the strap that cuts into my front underarm crease that is the problem. (see below)
Band -- Ridiculously stretchy. I will have to try on a few more times and wear for at least an hour to decide if the band is too stretchy for me.
Top of cup -- Gaping from what I ... call my "short" boobage, but others call "shallow" boobage. If I lean over, the majority of the cup fits perfectly, but the top looks like there's a 1" ruffle attached)
straps -- *WAY* too far apart. If you pull them off to the side where they would naturally land, it is actually outside of my shoulder width and I do NOT have narrow shoulders - I am just more round than skinny oval body shape. Angling them inward and making them like a racerback would require altering the ruffle-y bit at the top of the cups.
I am contemplating altering the band location (like here: http://dressingcurves.blogspot.se/2012/03/alterations-moving-strap-position.html). That would also solve the flappiness of the top of the cup. Not sure yet.
The bottom of the cup and the wire feels so comfortable! But the band is WAY too stretchy and I'd have to do some serious surgery on the strap & cups. I don't know what to do.
I marked "Comfort" as only "Good" because the lace is a bit scratchy. It is a new w/o tags bra, so that might soften with washing.
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