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Cups are very narrow and deep with a lot of room for center projection and very good immediate projection. There seems to be a slightly pointed area at the center apex.
I think the band probably runs true, or maybe slightly small.
Even though the gore is a little too tall for me, it lays flat and is not uncomfortable , I think because finally I have enough center projection . You can see on the picture that the wire on one ...side is very slightly on my one breast but not uncomfortable at all. I usually sew the wires together from the back side because I have touching boobs. On this bra I could narrow the gore at the top by 1/4" by doing that and I don't think it would then be on either.
This is supposed to be a Demi bra, but on me because I'm so short rooted, it is like a full coverage bra. I normally wear a 28 but this 30 isn't too bad. It didn't seem to ride up on the loosest hook. I don't know if that is because it has enough center projection and immediate projection. Normally a 30 band this size would be riding up on me in the back and the wires slipping out of my IMF. However, I could also wear it on the innermost hook without being uncomfortable. So I do worry about it getting too big as it gets older. I wish this brand came in a 28. The wires are nicely padded so it is very comfortable, the most comfortable bra I've tried. Even though the wires are really really narrow, I still have the same wrinkling at the side of the cup under the arms that I have in every single bra I've tried. I think it could be because most of my breast tissue is to the center and not to the side. I can get rid of it by lifting the cup where the strap meets the cup.
I found this bra on clearance, still quite expensive though. I tried it in this size and one cup down in size. My UK size is 28GG or 30G This was much too large in the cups. Definitely need to size down in the cups. See review for 65F .
Seriously, one of the most comfortable bras I have ever tried on. Didn't work for me however. I am center full, short rooted, evenish, soft, pendulous, projected and narrowish. The reason this bra didn't work for me is the center fullness. I'd need at least a cup bigger to have the gore have a chance of tacking as well as the cup not squashing my boob into strange shapes. I can only compress my soft boobs a little, which also tells me the cup might be too small for me.
The straps are fully adjustable, and a hair under an inch wide. Comfortable, smooth and stay in place. ...They might be a touch short for people who need very long straps. The back has a nice U shape the band goes up some to meet the straps as well. Pretty sure these are center pull straps. Does not irritate the armpits by being too wide.
The band is stretchy and comfortable. SO comfortable. Doesn't really ride up and is this soft material that when my arms rub against it, doesn't irritate the skin. Has a very subtle black on black pinstriping.
The cups unfortunately are what let me down, I think looking for a more FOB shape than I am. Three part balconette cup, with the upper being a non stretch lace component and the strap connecting to the outside panel. Nice deep cup, probably closer to a GG than a G. Plenty of room for bottom projection and I didn't have an issue with that. I didn't get a lot of lift from this bra and an odd shape on the top half of the bra. The lack of lift cantilevers out the gore and it doesn't tack on me (by two fingers all the way down, but when I lift my breasts with my hands it gets closer to tacking but I get cutting in on the top of the cup. I also have straight sides on the side of the cup and I don't really get a rounded shape from this bra.
The wires are narrower in the channel than say Panache and have room to narrower if needed. Doesn't help with the shape I get from it, though.
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I freakin' love this bra. I've been dealing with myofascial pain lately (one of my main trigger points is at the band area of the bra, over my back) and this bra manages to be loose (I sized up from my proper size of 32 band)- but also supportive. It gives great lift. The cups are, as always with Empreinte, very deep especially at the centre cup. It's a perfect basic that is also sexy and elegant. And it's amongst the most affordable models of this brand.