I ordered Marilyn before in 36E cause their calculator gave me that size. Bad idea. Do not use their calculator. The band was way too loose and the cup too small. I passed that bra on.
Marilyn in 70I fits a lot better (if not a little too roomy in the cups?) I think in EU size I still have to order 70H despite this recent growth. Or maybe that's just Gorteks sizing.
Marilyn is made of nice stretchy lace all over (similar to Wacoal's Halo Lace bra kind of). It has three part cups that are reinforced with mesh wings for a little side support. The cups.... honestly give ... a nice shape. Different. It's kind of east-west rather than front and center but in a shirt it doesn't look half bad. The top of the cups are finished with stretchy elastic, but it doesn't seem to cut into my soft tissue terribly, it's very very mild. It could be though because there is not much lift and so all the tissue under my collarbone doesn't get lifted either so there's nothing to cut into.
The cups, however, are very very wide. At least in this size. They go all the way to my armpits. They are VERY firm. It doesn't bother me so much, I think what bothers me is that bra is kind of itchy on me which should be solved after a wash or two. On my smaller side there is some wrinkling along the wire, but overall nothing too terrible.
The gore is a very strong (but not painful) tack.
The band at 70 is like a Ewa old 70 band. It's more similar to my Fluo than her newer bras. Do not downsize in the band! It's very very tight.
I think I want to replace these straps with a lot wider ones. They're just not very comfortable this thin.
Overall, I like Marilyn. I do wonder if I could have ordered a 70H and gotten away with it? Right now I'm at my 'high tide' days so the cups fit, but I'm not so sure about when I'm on low tide days. We'll see.
This bra makes me a little more confident that my 70G EM bras will fit just fine. The cups on these are huge (28cm depth, maybe even more) but they fit decently well!
Update: I have tried on several occasions wearing this bra but the wires are just too darn wide for me and it bothers me A LOT. On top of that I find that after an hour of wearing it, the support just vanishes for some reason. It could be the cups are too big... who knows? I will not reorder this bra.
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