I bought this bra in a sister size from a more appropriate band size (65J), and it fits very well. This is the first bra I've tried since I hit 30H where right out of the box, nothing is trying to stab or chafe me to death. Samanta's scaling mentality suits my frame, narrow roots, and projection nicely. I wear a 30H bra in UK sizes, but the scaling for bras with that band-cup ratio from British retailers is often awful for my frame and projection.
This bra is full-coverage. It's also half-padded, which means that the lower 2 sections of the 3-part cup have padding, while the ... uppermost section is unlined. Lined bras don't usually suit my tastes, but the padding of these cups feels very nice. It is a very light foam with a delightfully comfortable outer fabric lining. It's not thick lining, either: it's a little thicker than the padding of a Freya bra, but is not thick enough to add bulkiness to the bra. Also, this bra is a miracle for projected people who want a padded bra. The lined cup section is somehow deep enough at the wire that there's no crumpling of the padding at the bottom of the cups.
I am full-on-bottom, and there is a small amount of wrinkling in the cup's upper section, even though the top edge of the cup lies flat on me. (This went away entirely once I tightened the bra's straps.) This might mean that the bra is well-suited for even boobs, or those with tall roots. The shape the bra gives is very round, but the seam between the lined and unlined sections introduces a rounded corner. This gives the bra's roundness a little more of a natural look.
The fabric on the outside of the bra's cups is pretty roughly textured. I like textured fabric in general, and I think it adds a lot of intrigue to this bra. Luckily, this rough fabric is never touching the skin of the wearer. The padding serves that purpose in the lined area of the bra, and the upper cup section has a softer lace layer between the skin and the textured fabric that is totally invisible unless you're looking for it.
The band seems like a true 32/70 to me. It fits me on the tightest hooks, and is made mostly of a really soft, sleek microfiber. It's totally unnoticeable on my back. It has flexible boning, which I removed.
The straps are only half-adjustable, and are stretchy in their adjustable section, so if you're short and don't know how to hand stitch, watch out. The straps were definitely workable on me at 5'3", but the bra fits more securely now that I've made an adjustment to how short the straps can get. The straps are pretty well-textured too, so there is no danger of your setting slipping while you wear the bra.
This bra is just super-well made. The detailing is classy and doesn't feel overdone. The difficulty I had in ripping the necessary stitches to shorten the straps really won me over on this brand. Some details on this bra that are hard to see in stock photos are: a silky overlay on the wires on the front, the fact that the band immediately next to the cup has a section with the same lace of the upper cup, and just how cool this embroidery is. I don't think I've ever liked bra embroidery with flowers this much.
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