for comparison i bought both this 34DD and the 34E, and neither quite works. this is the smaller bra, and i would call it slightly more successful. in the pictures, i have settled a bit into the bra and not scooped fully, so you cant really see just how much spillage i have going on. design wise this is pretty and simple, with little button details on the gore and a subtle dotty fishnet sort of mesh overlay on the band. The cup material is smooth and the band feels quite thick and sturdy.
I get some quad boob, more noticeably on my large side and towards the center ... bottom. though i still have it on my smaller side as well. Im FOB, so in the larger size i get gaping on top instead. I mind the quad boob less, as i could at least pull it off as cleavage in the right shirt. I think i might just not be shaped right for molded cup bras, as this is a common predicament i face with them.
The straps aren't as wide on this one, though they still seem to pinch my arm pits, especially if i reach forward at all. They've also got this strange trim on the inside edge that might be lace and is itchy as hell. Its very uncomfortable, and i dont think i could wear this for more than an hour or two without wanting to rip it off. The gore is thankfully low enough to not dig me, something i experience with many fuller cup bras that keeps me from wearing them.
The band feels snug on the first hook, but i've heard they relax a bunch. for my 34 inch measurement, this feels right as the max of how snug i could take a bra- anything more would be painful, and as is i notice feeling a little compressed. Since i don't plan on keeping this,i cant wait and see, but i imagine it would at least give another half inch or so and be more comfortable. Its worth noting the trim that is on the band is also on the bottom of the band, although i dont know if ti bother or not as all i can notice about the band is the snugness.
Thankfully i used shop runner through bare necessities and its great about returns. I've ordered a Parfait Jeanie, in the hopes that perhaps i will find a better match in that.
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