I think this is ideally a bra for someone more shallow and wide set than I am. As much as I tried, I just couldn't get it to sit any less than an inch below my inframammary fold, due to the bra's lack of projection and a too-wide gore. So pretty though!
I have teardrop shaped breasts, shallow on top and full on bottom. My left is decently larger than my right, and a slightly different shape, so I sometimes have issues where the left cup of a bra will bulge/quad and the right will gape. They are also wideset, fitting three fingers comfortably in between.
Natori seems to be the brand of all the favourite bras I currently own, though stores near me don't have much selection in my size and I haven't yet tried ordering online (I'm pretty much a beginner at bra fitting and learning about breast shapes). This one is my newest bra and I think it ...fits me the best so far out of all the ones I own. I got it because I was very happy with my Natori Feathers Plunge, didn't have a black bra, and didn't have a racerback bra.
This bra has a wide set gore (well, its really just a front clasp) at ~3cm, which works really well for me as I'm now discovering the underwires of all my other bras are too close together in the center which tends to pull the gore very taut (sometimes even away from my chest so it doesn't quite tack). This bra doesn't have that problem at all for me, which is great! If you have closer set breasts this bra likely won't work for you.
The outside of the cups is probably pushing it at being too wide/tall for me, but I still think this bra looks and feels very good. The tops of the cups lie flat and flush against both of my breasts, though the right gapes a little if I move my arm forward or shrug (pretty typical for me since that side is smaller).
This band feels firmer than my other 32DDD Natori (the plunge I mentioned before), but it is a lot newer so its possible the other one stretched out some. However the racerback does have a layer of mesh under the lace which the plunge doesn't have, so that may be contributing as well. If I am feeling bloated or put on a few pounds I don't go for this bra for that reason, and my skin is pretty sensitive so it sometimes turns red around my ribs when I use this bra, but in general I consider it a plus because it feels very supportive. Looser/stretchier bands tend to leave my back feeling achey after awhile. The fabric is comfortable and doesn't cause itching for me at all.
I wish the straps were a little wider set as I think my breast shape looks better if I hold the straps apart a bit, but since this is a racerback its to be expected that they fall closer together and under clothes this bra still looks really good. The lace for the most part isn't visible under clothes, but can sometimes show slightly through slinky thin fabric (see picture)
Overall I'm happy with how this bra works for me. Read more 388 more words
Standing up straight this bra looks great, bending over any which way and my boobs start to escape out the front. I tend to fluctuate in cup size quite a bit so this is best for my smaller than usual days or during times I'm more svelte. Being a racer back style it works pretty well for any racer back style clothing. I have found the straps to be a bit to close to center for some clothing but it's not usually an issue. The strap sliders are a hard metal and at times have been bothersome when adjusted over my clavicle. The cups are quite shallow for my shape and tend to shift down which isn't helped by the very stretchy straps Overall this is a very pretty bra and I would love if I could wear it comfortably more often. When scooped and swooped my breasts look perkier and firmer, as long as I don't move too much.