Straps are great! They don't slip, and they don't feel like they're situated too close together or too far apart. In fact I don't even feel them when I'm wearing this bra.
The underwire cups my breasts comfortably and do not poke under my arms. Gore is a tad high, and there was major poking into the sternum the first time I wore this bra, but 3 wears later, it is improving (not as poky). Centre fabric panel lies flush against my chest.
The balconette style cups are lightly padded. There was some gaping at the top until I swooped and scooped - then it fit ...my larger breast beautifully. Wearing this bra with straps helps keep the cup from gaping on the smaller breast.
Back band very snug, but is very supportive. Band does not ride up. 34 definitely feels too loose now.
[Update after 1month, March 2013: Band has stretched; can feel how it is looser than the band on a 28DD, which turns out to be my proper size (was recently fitted at Bravissimo). Gore no longer pokes. All in all, not a bad fit at all - funny how I've been mostly on the right track in terms of sister sizing: 34A - 34B - 32C - 30D - 28DD.] Read more 112 more words
Runs very small in the cups. It squishes my boobs together, and the gore sits right on top of my cleavage, so nowhere near the sternum. I get quadboob, more so when I'm wearing it with the straps attached. I'd estimate my size in this to be about a 30H, if it existed. The shape is also very east-west, which isn't odd considering the horizontal seam across the cups. Compared to the 30G - Freya » Deco Shape Moulded Strapless Longline Bra (1462), it's a better strapless, because the cups don't come up quite as high, and there's no gaping - it does look okay, without the straps, when I wear it under tops.
The beige colour makes it very versatile, and the floral pattern adds a cute touch which is often absent in strapless styles.
I don't think narrowing the gore will improve the fit much, but since I got it for less than £10, it's worth a try.