I knew the band ran tight in Orla, so this time, I went for a 32 back. The plum colourway seems not as firm as the white/ivory/vanilla, which I had a little trouble closing in a 30 band. This fits looser, and I'm most comfortable on the middle hooks.
The cups are somewhat wider than I want, but not uncomfortably so. The bottom cups are shallow, leaving just a little bit of empty space as I need more projection. The gore is mostly tacking (floats sometimes due to my centre fullness) and I do not quad out of the cups. The shoulder straps are very wide-set, which might be ... a problem for ladies who have narrower shoulders than I do. The lace and embroideries are very pokey through tops and shows through most everything - so don't wear this with anything even a little bit clingy.
The Plum colourway is BEAUTIFUL - rich and deep and neither too blueish nor too pink. I am not, however, a huge fan of the beige lining on the inside of the cups - it works on my pale skin, but would look strange on someone darker.
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