Originally, I had been wearing the Safari Perfect Uplift in 32G, and it fit great. The graduated padding gave a nice little boost that helped fill the lack of bottom fullness. (I am 'mostly even/somewhat FoT'.) Now a couple of years later, the band started getting too tight, and uncomfortable to wear all day, and the cups started to quad ever so slightly. For a while it helped to wear it with an extender, but then even that wasn't enough. The quadding became more pronounced. Hence, I tried first going up a band size/down a cup size. The result is ...the band is perfect, but... 1: the cups are now too wide (sit too far into my underarms); 2: the straps are placed too far apart (cut into my armpits, and the cups buckle and gape with anything less than perfect posture); 3: the gore is too tall (the wires twist as if to try to lay one on top of the other).
* So yes, it appears the cups are still small that I would need to try the 34G; but the 34DDD/F is already too wide.
* Of note, the straps on the 34" band are wider and feel more secure. Both sizes have rows of 3 hooks.
* Bottom line, the difference between band sizes is consistent, but Le Mystere increased cup size by width, making the sizing inconsistent. The cups on the 34" are more shallow than the 32", so there's no point trying the 34G...sigh! Read more 149 more words
I now have this Safari Uplift in 3 colors: Black, Sahara and Calypso. The cups fit exactly the same on all 3 but there are slight differences in the bands. The black feels the shortest after it's been on for a while. Maybe the fabric is different on the black, because the bottom of the band starts to rub on my sides under the arms, after I've had it on a long time.
I first tried the 32F which was a tad small in the cup (but the band was perfect). So I was very surprised to discover such a huge difference in size with this one. It feels like a completely different bra. The band is still the same, but the cups are so much wider than the 32F that the straps naturally have to follow and so the top of the cups buckle under my armpits. The gore also feels taller in that it sits on my center closeness when standing, but yet falls away (by about 3/4") when leaning forward. As the cup size increases, it's definitely more shallow than projected.
This Safari Perfect Uplift Demi is a completely different bra than it's cousin #9978.
True to size stretchier band; softer fabrics and infinitely more comfortable; double lined, no exposed elastic; good support, but may stretch out quickly (?). Straps adjust long enough, whereas #9978 didn't. Strap design similar to #9978; both are restricted stretch, only partially adjustable; these straps are slightly narrower. This one's seamless demi cups are wider and more shallow. Not as much projection as its' seamed full cup cousin. Graduated padding in these cups gives nice lift without 'in your face' push up. (#9978 has thin foam padding throughout.)
As for actual fit: the cups were ever-so-small on me; the gore floated ever-so-slightly at the top (bottom tacked fine) and I quadded in the center...until I extended the straps all the way. Then the quadding disappeared, however sacrificed a bit of lift in the process. I fear the wires are already wide enough that the next cup size up would be too wide.
Tried this based on the reddit calculator, but it skewed small because one breast is smaller than the other. DEFINITELY too small. Sad because it's so soft and lovely, i'm sure it would be great for someone actually in this size.