I get slight quadboob, and my armpit tissue isn't properly contained; presumably the cups aren't high enough. The band is still a bit loose on me, but that's expected with my underbust measurement. It's very much a true "28, and if you're in between band sizes you may want to size up. I recommend sizing at least 1 cup size up from the regular Deco.
This bra is brilliant. It is way better for me than the regular Deco in the same size, which gaped horribly at the top even though the underwires fit. This is my new favourite bra, everything fit perfectly the moment I put it on. Stayed put the whole day.
One con I can think of is that the "sticky" strips that prevent it from sliding everywhere might get a teeny bit uncomfortable by the end of the day. May not work for boobs which are fuller on top as the cups would cut into the breast tissue, but is fantastic for tear-shaped boobs.
Edit: I have some scars from where the silicone strips have rubbed against my skin after a whole day of wearing this bra, so that isn't fun. The skin there also gets kind of tender after long periods of wear. Might just be that my skin is sensitive, but it's something to keep in mind.
I was hoping this would be good because so many people love it and I was looking forward to ditching my previous poor-fitting strapless. But it's wrong for me in so many ways. I literally made this account to whinge about it, and then I'll return it.
The Good: 1) It's a true 28 band! Yay! I'm a small 28 so finding a bra that I can wear on the loosest hooks is rare. 2) It's projected-ish for a moulded strapless. 3) It's not super super closed on top (I'm functionally FOT and most strapless bras dig in at the top on me.) 4) It's very sturdy and high-quality.
The ...Bad: 1) The cups are way too tall for my short roots. Like I could cut off an inch and a half quite happily. In its current state I couldn't even wear it with a scoop neck and that really defeats the point. 2) The wires are really wide. I know I have narrow roots, but these are like, right in my armpit.
The Ugly: 1) The wires are so, so, so unbearably hard. I can see how useful this might be in bigger sizes, but for a small cup size like a 28E it's overkill. It was excruciating after the scant two minutes it took to assess the fit. I could maybe deal with the tall cups and the wide wires, but this is what makes the bra unwearable. Read more 129 more words
My underbust is 27.6" and the band is really tight. It leaves me red marks on my skin every time I wear it. However, when I tried it with a hook extender, the band felt less supportive so I guess I made my choice right. It is a decent strapless bra and the wire is wide enough to cover my wide root/shallow breasts. The look is OK, not flattering but not sad looking either - well, it's a strapless bra so what can I expect?
It was a surprise find at a thrift shop. Unfortunately not my usual size (28D) since I have been wanting to try on the Deco Strapless. Not much to say about this bra as it's at least a cup size too large, if not two. The band is firm and I love the fact that the wings are tall. Two placements for the straps on the front and back which is quite nice for people with narrow shoulders. Overall, it feels like a very sturdy bra.
This bra used to be too tight when I first bought it (I had to get a stretcher band), but it has since stretched out and is comfortable to wear, and stays on under strapless tops and dresses.
The only real problem I have with it now is that where the straps attach the padding underneath the surface fabric has ripped, I imagine because of the pull of the straps. It's fine to wear strapless, but it looks off when worn with straps.
This bra was initially an okay fit, the band runs pretty tight, but after gaining some weight it's definitely too small. This is the only strapless I've found that's open enough on top for my shallow shape.