I can't get close to fastening this bra, even with a friend helping. It runs very small on the band. The band construction is clever though. The outer layer is one piece and perfectly smooth. The inner layer has no stretch power mesh in the front to the side boning. I can see why they designed it like this--it prevents the cups from deforming while under stretch. Unfortunately, that only leaves about two inches on either end for the entire back. I can't imagine who this would fit on. Just holding it up, the cups seem to fit well and give really good shape, but there's simply no possible way to fasten it.
I was in desperate need of a strapless ASAP for my cousin's wedding, so I went to a local boutique instead of my normal order from the internet route. The fitter refused my request for any Freyas (for the narrow wires), and insisted that there was no way I was a 28 band. So I ended up with a 32D.
Besides the band being quite large, there is a plastic-y material lining the top and bottom band of the bra that rubbed me raw (I had tender red marks for a week after the wedding!). I think the too-large band exacerbated the rubbing issue, as I've had other strapless bras with the plastic and no problems.
I do like the construction of the cups; there's wire inside the cups to provide additional uplift, which is great!
Oh man...either this bra was not meant for my boobs, or this bra was not meant for big boobs. Terrible fit for my boobs, as you can tell. When wearing strapless bras, I have been told to go down a band size, but this bra didn't fit in my normal size and would have looked even more ridiculous in a size smaller. Might work for enhanced boobs though.