I think this has been the most surprising fit on this ongoing quest.
I don't know if this counts as an unlined bra, as it has two layers of fabric (maybe the inner one counts as lined?)....but it is definitely unpadded. This is the only unpadded bra I've put on that actually gives my soft, deflated boobs a nice shape, with good support and doesn't cause deep creases where the seams are. It even looks nice under clothing (though if you have very prominent nipples and don't want them to show, you might need to wear thicker fabric over it).
It's pretty comfortable. The band has decent, but ... not excessive, stretch to it.
I think the cups probably run true to size and I also think that it fits me in almost an unintentional way. Because of my short roots, the half cup fits like a full cup on someone else. They are slightly big on me...but only a very little bit..and I think this is because there is room for a taller root (though probably not very tall. Just more so than I am). I don't really get any gaping (which I have in pretty much every other bra). I get a little wrinkling, but find that even if I add padding, it's still there and that might just be the way the fabric pulls.
The gore sits flush, doesn't dig, and the width suits my wide-set roots.
It's a shame I kind of can't stand the color. It's a pinkish red (with pale pink bows) and does not match anything that is actually red...not that I own anything red anyway. I'd like to get it in the blue-ish color, but haven't found it in my size.
I generally have trouble finding something that has a short enough cup, that offers smooth shaping and wings high enough for decent side support, wide enough gores and underwires that enclose all of the side tissue, that doesn't dig into my sternum, and doesn't cause simultaneous gaping and quadboob. This bra has none of those problems for me and actually works! I am surprised every time I put it on! Out of 38 attempted bras, so far, only 4 have been close enough to fitting that I could cut the tags off.
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