I would never have tried this 32E Stella McCartney bra had it not been for the $9.97 price tag at Nordstrom Rack. It was originally $110. I'll measure the bra later, but I can assure you the band does not stretch much. I usually wear 30Fs, but this 32 band is firm. It helps it's a full band. The cups are more rigid than I prefer. Sometimes I have to reposition myself in the cups, which rarely happens with my other bras. I'm used to lightly padded bras that are more lined than padded. I may take in the center gore later, as it's a bit wide. The ... look of this bra is more aggressive than most. It's certainly a change from flowers and lace.
Edited to add:
Ten months later, I have not worn this bra again. I think I figured out why. The Jodie Rocking pink and gray snakeskin printed fabric doesn't feel authentically me. It's too rocker chic for me.
Notes on construction:
(1) The outside fabric is silky snakeskin print fabric. Each cup has one vertical seam. There is a little decorative trim at the top of the cups that is black fabric, but the trim doesn't factor into the fit. The inside of the cups does not echo the vertical seams of the outside material. The inside of the cups is a smooth, black, felt type material, except where that decorative black trim is at the top.
(2) The straps are detachable at the front, where they attach to the cups. I find this strange, as the straps are only partially adjustable, and it's not like you're going to cross the straps in front, over your chest. Or, at least, I'm not going to. You may want to; I'm not trying to live your life for you! Anyway, just thought I should mention it.
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