The only thing that works for me in this bra is the 30 band, which feels true to size. My estimated size here and on abrathatfits is 30DD/E.
The cup shape, material and style are not made for small, rather empty, soft breasts without any upper breast fullness to fill them out. This style definitely requires more projection than I have. The material feels like it would soften up nicely with a wash or two. The mesh cups are unpadded and have an additional inner side sling for support, but with such soft breast tissue, this only creates more awkwardness to the shape.
The gore of this bra made ... it completely unwearable for me (even if the cups fit right), The underwires dig into my sternum painfully (making me feel bruised)...more than any other bra I've ever tried on. Even cotton balls between my skin and the wires didn't make it tolerable.
Update: I pulled the wires so they are slightly wider, which took away the pain at the sternum.
Although this will never be a bra I can really wear, I have also realized it does something most bras I've worn in the past don't. It pulls in and supports the breast tissue (that tends to bulge) that is near my armpits.
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