tl;dr LISTEN TO THE LYNX PEOPLE ABOUT SIZING. BUY A LYNX NOW.
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So. I got the 5Z - Lynx Sportswear » Zoom Sports Bra (LSBZ) according to their measurement chart, but somewhere in my head I think I am smaller than I measure (short boobs, nonstandard shape, etc.), so I write to ask if I can get this one (5D) to try on at the same time. They rock and say to leave a note. I order the 5 Zoom and they send this 5 Dart along with an envelope to send back the one that doesn't fit. (The ... nice lady says I will probably fit the Zoom, but she wants me to be sure by trying on the Dart, too.)
I get both. Try on both immediately. Laugh because the Lynx lady was SOOOOOOOOOOOO right. A few days later, I do the "official" try on with pictures.
Not sure if you can see in the pics, but... it doesn't matter what shape your boobs are. It doesn't matter if they're short. (I cannot say if it matters if they are extra tall - someone with those boobs will have to try it.) YOU NEED TO GET THE SIZE THAT FITS YOUR REAL DEPTH MEASUREMENTS.
The Dart is too small for me. The band stretches and would fit me, but the other fabric flattens me down when I put the bra on. (If you see the pic, it looks like there's a lot of extra fabric in front, but the bra is smashing my boobs top down before scooping.)
You have to scoop your boob and place it where it should be. The point of the dart (the sewn dart) will likely NOT be at your apex. It will be on the side of your boob somewhere toward the top half. You will have to stick your arm in the top and lift the boob into place and/or stick your hand underneath to place it.
IT IS EXTRA DIFFICULT TO DO THIS WHEN YOU ARE TRYING ON A TOO-SMALL SIZE.
After doing this, ouch! It may be hard to see in the pics, but there are severe pull lines across between my boobs. This size is just plain too small for me and actually provides me no support when jumping - You'd think the too-small bra would be tighter, but it's not. It just smashed me down, but doesn't hold me anywhere. When I jump in it, everything moves up and down.
Soon I will update my 5 Zoom with pics and a review so you can see one that fits EVEN THOUGH MY BOOBS ARE SHORT.
(Sorry for the caps, but certain parts I want to make stick out.)
(Only marked Quality "Good" because I've not washed it a lot yet. Will update after seeing how it holds up.)
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This bra is not owned any more
Updated on Oct 11, 2013 Flag this