Me: 27" underbust, 33" standing, 33.5" hanging/lying
Boobs are even or slightly FOB, full/wide on chest, close-set, firm
I like tight bands. I wear 28E/F and tight 30DD
I really love this bra. You can bury me with this bra because it has not failed me for years--through my "Gee, I wish my 32DD bras were tighter underneath" phase, gaining and losing weight, and finding my real size.
I encountered this bra at a Nordstrom store and was mystified. I knew I liked the low cut & gore, but I was shocked to feel how tight it was compared to other 32 bands I owned--and it was strapless! I saw a 32DD ... as well (my size at that time was probably more like 28F, but I wore 32DD), but the gore was different and the cups further apart, so this size was the one I chose.
In 2010/11, I gained weight and a lot of upper fullness due to stress + Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and still kept myself on the loosest hook, not wanting to stretch the bra out, and I was pleasantly supported at probably a very full 28F/FF. In winter of 2011-2012, I lost 20 pounds of fat. My upper fullness took a huge hit, but otherwise the boobs looked about the same size and they fit in this bra just fine. Eventually, I found 30 bands existed, which lead me to the internet and I found 28 bands and proper sizing.
The point is: It fit me the whole time because the band rocks (it's tight, wide, and has little rubbery lining to grip onto your skin) and I was never actually a 32-incher.
Now sometimes I wear this bra on the tightest hooks just because I am so used to tight bras, but I can get away with looser hooks. I have black and tan; they're old but still fit, perhaps because they're more "special occasion" type bras.
I have given this bra as a gift to many 28-band folks and they adore it. It is so practical. The cups are smooth, padded to add about a cup size extra, and cut in the best way--not too high, and not too much fabric in the middle so you can wear this with low-cut tops. I compare it with the Wonderbra strapless with the hands inside, which is more high cut, and compare it with the Gossard Egoboost strapless, which has far too much fabric in the center and you can never wear it with cleavagey tops. :/ This bra always beats out those two even though I think those ones have tighter bands.
So check out the measurements and see if you feel like risking "your old size." The measurements I posted are from my 4-yr old bra. If you're really a 32D, you might want to size up a band.
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