Okay, weirdly, this is the ONLY molded cup bra I've tried on that did not gap in some position or another. I can reach my arms in front of me, slouch, whatever, and the cups still fit. Which is a tiny miracle, because I can't even get lightly padded bras to behave.
Josie is Natori's "youth" brand and comes in a really limited size range (I think 32B-36DDD). It just happens that in a stretchy band I can fit a 36 okay. The band on this is a tiny bit tight, but think "wear it with an extender for a couple weeks then it'll be fine" too tight. It's ... looser than my 85C Ewa bra.
Two big downsides. The first is that this is a sort of pseudo-longline bra. It's long in the front but tapers down to a 2-hook 1 1/2-inch clasp (which, really? You couldn't even do 3 hooks?). This means the band tends to roll up because it's not super stable. It also means if you want a long line for extra support you should look elsewhere.
The second downside is that the cups are covered in a fairly thick decorative mesh. It's cute (mine is purple over hot pink cups), but there's a giant thick seam down the center of the cup, which sort of defeats the one of the main purposes of having a molded cup (which is to have it not show under unforgiving shirts). Most of my tshirts are okay with a seamed lace cup, but this thing is like, KAPOW, CHECK OUT MY BOOB SEAM. It is the thickest seam I have ever seen on a bra.
I haven't worn this bra enough to comment on quality or comfort yet. It wasn't expensive, so we'll see how it holds up. Based on the fit I want to run out and try more stuff in this brand, mostly because I'd really like to have ONE molded-cup tshirt bra in my arsenal for those difficult shirts.
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