Runs TIGHT. I'd recommend the 30 band for those who need a 26!
I first grabbed a 30E, and I could NOT get all the hooks closed without the delicate nylon lace feeling like it was going to rip!! The associate was able to help me, but the wires were SO strained, the cups were extremely east-west. We grabbed several 30 bands to see if the one I had was a fluke, but NOPE, all the 30 bands were about 2 inches shorter on both wings when held up to the 32!! I ended up going with the 32 band, because it was more comfortable, and because with my ... flared ribs in front, I need more flexibility since the bra has plastic boning that likes to dig.
I am surprised this molded cup looks and fits so awesomely on me. The wires fit perfectly, so narrow for a molded bra; there's no empty space in the bottom of the cup, so not shallow; and it BARELY cuts into my full on top breasts, not too closed on top! All three things that molded cups are notorious for!! The cup apex is a bit higher than my natural one, giving a slightly empty bubble in the direct middle of the cup, but I am VERY full on top and point slightly downwards, so that's fine. (I don't want upside down 7 boobs under shirts, so molded perky is just fine, haha). For those who are projected, the cup shape is PERFECT! Also, the gore is low, which is fabulous for my close roots. Being a long line, it feels very secure despite technically being too loose near the bottom of the band. It doesn't ride up, so I count that as fitting. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
The one downfall is that over time, the plastic boning has curved so that it stabs into my ribs. (Yay flared ribs.) This means that at the end of a long day, I want to rip it off, which I usually don't feel in bras that fit me! I've contemplated replacing the boning, or removing it all together. Because I freaking LOVE this bra! I want to wear it all the time!!
Other perks: BEAUTIFUL lace details up the straps. I honestly don't care if they show, because they're SO PRETTY. Also, they aren't too wide!! The straps don't cut into my armpits! The mesh is breathable, so I don't get sweaty despite it technically covering more skin. The color is FABULOUS on my skin. It's a bit more cool-toned than I am, but you can hardly tell. In some lighting, it blends perfectly. Works great for under thin summer shirts. Speaking of which...
...Now that summer is here and most clothing is thin and clingy, I need a bra that doesn't show through. I'm ok with seams showing, but prefer smooth under thin clothes. I never thought I'd have a molded bra again, especially being FOT and having immediate projection, BUT THIS ONE WORKS!!! YAY!!!
Would love to have this in black to wear as a crop top!
Shout out to The Pencil Test in Portland, Oregon for their forever excellent bra selection and customer service! ^_^
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