Sigh. I tried really hard not to get my hopes up for this bra. I mean, I wanted it to work - I want a strapless bra, and the idea that a bra with a low back could work was just so exciting. But I knew any number of things could go wrong. I ordered the 34G, because the reviews said it fit like a 30GG and the measurements seemed to back that up. The size was really weird on me. The band was too big unless it was on the tightest hooks. The cups at first felt too big, with gaping at the top. But then when I tried ...on the removable straps, the cups suddenly felt fine. Probably still a bit too big, but now I'm not sure how much too big, since it was so improved with just the straps. Worst of all is how the bottom of the bra hits me. I'll be the first to admit I have some unwanted extra tummy pudge, but I have never seen it look as awful as it does when wearing this. It's like it pushes all pudge from anywhere down and out the bottom of this. Then the boning stabs that. Worse, I don't think the band would actually stay up if it wasn't pushing itself up by stabbing my chub. The shape is very unflattering under clothes. So this bra isn't going to work for me. Read more 127 more words
Go by waist measurement, not underbust. The band sits lower on the torso, and runs quite firm. I tried the 34G even though I'm a 30GG/32G on recommendation, and while I could fasten it, I could just barely fasten it.
This garment is not suitable for someone with a natural high waist. It's designed to end at about the waistline, which is fine if your waist happens to be at your navel. However, if your waist is higher up your torso (in my case, my natural waist is barely three inches below my underbust), it will end on top of your hip bone. At best, it will ...be uncomfortable, at worst - if you're like me and have a little pudge around the middle, it will be the kind of unflattering that is so extreme that no control garment in the world can fix it.
In terms of cup size, the 34G actually was a little too big, but sizing down wouldn't have helped because it sat too low on my torso. I was being supported almost entirely by the body of the garment, with very little support coming from the cups. I think this may be the nature of the beast, as my underbust is smaller than where the bustier ends on my torso. I would need a 32 to get the cups firmly against my breasts at the bottom, but then would be unable to fasten it at the hip.
In all- just a bad shape match. I think it would be an excellent option for someone of a more hourglassy shape, but for an inverted triangle/apple, it's a bad fit. Look for something longer that will end at the hip instead of the navel. Read more 182 more words
The sizing is way off on this. I normally wear a 28-30F. The 32" band felt too small, I would probably be better in a 34". The E cup was too small, it didn't come close to tacking. I think this is mostly because of the cut, as there is no support due to the low back. It also gaps at the top, but at least it didn't gap at the top as bad as the Wacoal Red Carpet Bustier though.
The sizing is way off on this. I normally wear a 28-30F. The 32" band felt too small, the 34" felt correct. The D cup seemed like it had the correct volume, but it didn't come close to tacking (the gore sits about half-way out!). It also gaps at the top horribly because of the lack of tacking, as the low back gives it no tension behind the breasts. This bra effectively fits me band and cup volume size, but fails horribly due to design. Stay far away from this model.
This is a really neat bra, despite the seemingly arbitrary US sizing. It is hard enough to find a decent strapless bra for a moderately large bust, not to mention one so versatile. The band runs extremely tight on this bra and the cup runs large. Since the band of this low-back style sits at or near one's waist, I feel that it is better to choose the band size based on waist measurement, rather than that of the underbust. I think the 34 band would be best suited for waists 28-31 inches. I normally wear 30GG in padded styles and the cup depth is about right if I hold the gore flat, but it is both too wide and too tall to be a good fit for my short- and narrow-rooted, very projected breasts. I think the cups of the 34G would fit someone who normally wears 30GG or sister sizes, and has a waist measurement around 28-31" (71-79cm).