Almost a year ago I had tried this one in the next cup size down, but I didn't keep it. Since then I've change size (which might be a certain amount of migration). Anyway, the problem I had back then is the same I'm having now. By all accounts it fits, except when I roll my shoulders forward. Then I get the gaping, in a buckling-at-the-strap sort of way. Somehow, it seems that if the manufacturer would simply attach the straps closer to the apex of the cups it would immediately fix that problem. (It's the same problem I have with most bras, and I don't ... understand why they put the straps so close to the armpits. But it does make me wonder if the gaping issue I have would be a problem at all if I were not 'low-set'.)
The shape is an interesting mix of both natural and rounded. Kind of a modified pointy-round, and definitely projected kind of shape. Keeps the girls very front and center. The cups are fairly stiff and don't have very much 'give'; not as stiff as the Freya Deco, but not nearly as conforming as the stretch cups of the Wacoal Lace Affair.
The gore is a tad wide on me, both at the top and at the bottom, but it's not unbearable once I get it on properly.
The band is firm and true to size. For some reason, the hook & eyes are scratchy on my back, and I can't figure out why.
Update: I modified the straps by adding a color-matched, non-stretch binding along the straps, 2" just above the cups. I then positioned the binding into a triangle shape, attaching the other ends to the cups, in line over the center of the apex. This gave 2 results - #1: it reduced the stretch in the front straps; #2: the straps now spread the support of the weight from the apex, rather than only at the armpits. Tada! It solved my gaping problem when I roll my shoulders forward!
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- This bra's measurements have been altered
- Modified straps at point of attachment to cups. Created a non-stretch "triangle" above the cups. Straps now pull from the apex of cups.
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