Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, slightly FoB, slightly centre full, splayed, never met a gore I didn't like, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG
I band size up for Gaia as do with Comexim. Fit is comparable.
This bra has an interesting feature new to me. The bottom part of the cup has two layers. What I would call the "normal" layer of transparent mesh on the Inside, with a bathing suite type spandexy layer on the outside. I cup sized up for this model ... and it was a very sensible thing to do as I am at the larger end of my cup size in other Gaia models. The top part of the cup is stretchy lace on top of a layer of stretchy mesh. I would call this bra thoroughly lined, without being padded in any way. It gives my FoB highly immediately projected natural shape a super lift. The shape is pointier,but, by no means conical. However, It gets its lift from very wide set and heavey duty straps in a real balconnette style. In spite of fitting everywhere else, the straps really dig in. The narrow wires help in that the straps do not attach actually under my armpit as some Panache and Curvy Kates can, but it is not wearable.
Gaia has a couple of styles just like this with the spandexy outer layer. I can see the attraction and the pattern is very pretty. But the strap set is just impossible. Three hooks and very wide straps, in this size anyway, and a sturdy set of wires thicker than my other Gaias. The 70J is classified as a "Maxi" size where 70I is still the regular model. I suspect the "Maxi" classification means that I am normally not quite heavey enough to justify the extra support.
Top of the cup does cut when I move around so FoT or tall roots might have trouble.
Nice, expandable side boning that is making me fall really in love with this brand.
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