So, I ordered this from BraStop when they were having a sale, and since reviews I'd read said it tended to fit small/tight in the band, I decided to order a 30GG. Bad idea. I was a little worried about how big it was when I first unwrapped it, but given as my mental image of what a bra that should fit me would look like, and the size of ones I actually own are, I didn't think much of it. Trying it on, I found that the band was actually fairly loose, and I could easily fasten it on even the tightest set of hooks right off the bat. Not to mention I could fit 2-3 socks inside of it+my boobs. So, long story short, it's going back for an exchange, but it was definitely an educational experience.
This bra is very tall and shallow in the cup, so it didn't at all want to sit in my inframammary fold. When first swooping-and-scooping into the bra, the underwire situated itself a good two inches below the root of my breasts. If I hiked it up to where it needed to be, the band suddenly felt far too loose and the straps - even fully tightened - were several inches too long.
Despite fitting poorly, the bra was actually quite comfortable. I contemplated keeping it just to bum around the house but figured the underboob sweat if it kept slipping down would be intolerable.
If you have wide set, tall breasts that are shallow - especially on the bottom - then this is a great tshirt bra. The materials are very soft and comfortable, but since it is molded you will need a compatible breast shape to get a good fit.
Would be a nice everyday bra, but unfortunately the straps are too long (only adjusts half the strap) and the cups come up too high on the side. The too long straps make it ride low on my body.. thus the quad boob.
I've yet to find a T-shirt bra or low-neckline padded bra that doesn't cut into my breasts. This was no exception. There just wasn't enough space for my breasts, and I am usually a 28J. Other than that, the patterned mesh material seemed flimsy and probably the seam wouldn't last, but the base material felt very sturdy. That's probably because of how heavily padded and stiff the bra was. The shape it gave was too wide to be flattering, but the low gore was one of the most comfortable I've experienced. Didn't dig in even a bit, since it was so padded.
The Bad: Feels cheapish compared to my Fantasie or Curvy Kate. The underwire sits too low and digs in when I sit down. Regarding the other issues, gore sat off my sternum and quadboobed a bit. Then the worst part, there is no way this is a 40 inch band. The tag says 40, and on a full exhale-tightest possible my UB measures about 38, and I can not get the hooks together, they fall short about an inch. Had to use an extender, which barely got the job done. NOT the bra for me. I DID however, pick up a 40E as well, reviewing separately.
I can make my boobs fit into this bra, but keeping them where they should be is the problem...would require multiple intimate adjustments per hour, which I just cannot sustain during the work day or anywhere in public. Although I do tend to have this problem in most bras I own (my breasts are too close together, probably?), it's a far bigger issue in this bra in particular.
Pros: soft, breathable fabric looks sexy when adjusted properly no underwire poking for me
Cons: straps too stretchy, not able to adjust short enough too much of a plunge to contain me cups too far apart for me underwire slides down as day goes on causing [a] breasts to slide out the middle a bit (quadboob), [b] bottom of cup to fold, [c] gore to pull away from chest
Well, I figured this was such a cute bra, I'd try it again. Based on the measurements of the 30G (here on Bratabase), and my experience with how stretchy the band is, I ordered this size. I even ordered the matching panties in UK 10, because I was feeling whimsical. Anyways, it's pretty comfortable, but it feels all-over too big, so I'm going to exchange it for the 28G, which has already been reserved for me, and I'll put that up after it arrives.