This is a good, basic bra IF you aren't full on top. I don't find anything "balconette" about the shape; it's full coverage on me and comes up awfully high into the front of my underarms - but I am short.
The straps (as others have adequately noted) are pretty ugly but they are comfy. I find the 32H (red) a slightly better fit than the 34GG (black), which would indicate that it runs large in the band, but there is a little wrinkling at the bottom of the cup. I could not size down, though, because the cups would definitely cut into my upper breast ... fullness. I can just squeak by with the H as it is.
The shape is "fine" if you don't mind a little minimising. Nothing to write home about, but again, it's a basic. The seaming & lace trim along the top are nice & flat under clothing.
I would prefer it to be lined to prevent show-through, but I do appreciate the 3 hooks.
An additional note after wearing a few times: this bra has a break-in period. I've worn them a handful of times each, and they have been a little more comfy each time - particularly at the front of my armpits where they were most problematic in the beginning.
Final assessment: I'll keep it & I'll wear it regularly, but I wouldn't buy it again. It would be a great bra for someone taller or with a longer torso who had some migration to tackle.
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