I had high hopes for this bra. When I tried it on, it is really comfortable, too. But, when I looked in the mirror, I was very disappointed. I started looking at more pictures here and elsewhere and I realized the SMALLER cup sizes look great... larger cup sizes - meh. NOT the shape I'm looking for. Seems kind of pointy, east/west, and droopy. Really disappointed in this one, so it's going up for sale.
Also, this is also a strangely NOISY bra, at least when new. There is a lot of creaking and groaning as the wires move in the channels even with small movements. Hopefully this is something that would stop after a break-in period, but I haven't noticed it with others before.
I have worn this bra for years as it is so comfortable. I keep looking for something sexier that sits lower at the front but I always come back to it. A lot of the bras I have tried are to high at the side and the wires poke into my armpit. It is a little tight at first but slackens off.
One of the few flattering things I can say about this bra is that it completely encases my breast tissue and it is comfortable. I like full-cup bras for daily wear, but I feel no more supported in this bra than I do in my halfcup or balconette bras, and certainly far less lifted. It is a rather dowdy bra in appearance, and I look dowdy when I wear it, as the shape it gives is much more saggy than I like (a "blue" shape). I feel lumpy and fat when I wear it, so I keep it for around the house or under sweaters.
The ...band stretched out quickly. After about one month of use (wearing about once every 5 days) I had to move to the second set of hooks. The center gore is too wide for me, which means that it isn't possible for it to lie flat - one wire will always be angled.
It is important to note that the measurements of the bra were made in early January 2013 and the bra was purchased in late October 2012. The band measurement WILL show stretching!
Update (February 2013): I am now wearing this on the innermost set of hooks, about three months after purchase with wearing it about once a week (and handwashing after each time it is worn). And, to be honest, the band is still too big; if it had 5 or 6 rows of hooks the band would be comfortable. I am not impressed with this, especially compared to my other bras which had heavier use and didn't need to be moved to the middle hooks until about 4.5 months after purchase. This bra is now for weekends around the house only. Read more 188 more words