**EDIT** i know now this cup is definitely too wide. i still wear it on occasion, as it doesnt cause any major discomfort, but it doesnt technically fit, so ive updated the info to reflect that.
This is the first bra I've had that fits me in the cup and band almost perfectly, and is a size 34DD. I find it very comfortable, aside from one or two small things. Its a lined demi, so i don't get a ton of lift and no "push", but i wanted something easy to wear that i wouldn't need to adjust myself into all day. This is also the first non padded ... bra i bought for wear day to day, outside of work (its very physical, so usually a lined demi is what i use for that).
As looks go: This is a very light "nude" color, with a tiny white mesh/almost fishnet overlay that has rose scalloped lace on the bottom 3/4 of the cups and onto the band. The gore has criss-crossing strips of mesh covering it, like the way a boot laces. Attached is also a small white bow and VS charm logo. I LOVE the looks of this! Its very elegant and pretty, but also great for under t-shirts, since it matches my skin and the decorations are smooth. The downside is that the mesh snags very, very easily. it was a struggle finding one in store that didn't have a pull in it, so i had to have one shipped home, and I've already gotten them on the band and cup despite being very careful. Tiny hairs and fuzzies also get under the lace and are almost impossible to remove. this is definitely a hand wash bra!
Fit: Surprisingly, i like the shape i have in it. I feel rounded, and natural, and there is only a small amount of tissue escaping on the sides. This is partly because its a demi and the sides probably need to be higher, and partly because i am heading towards DDD, which wasn't available. The straps are pretty far set, but i dont experience slipping. They attach to the band in a slight "ballet back", which i love and tends to help keep them from slipping down. When i first wore it, i did have some strap rolling and cutting me in the armpits, but it seems to have stopped now that its been broken in. The straps adjust all the way. I have them almost fully lengthened, so for someone who needs longer straps this may not work.
The band is very stretchy but anchors better than most other VS bras ive tried. It is made of a band of the mesh lace with a thinner band of tighter elastic along the edges, which are really the only things that keep it anchored to you. For me, those tiny strips roll onto themselves after a while and cut into me, forcing a re adjust. This usually only happens if i have to tighten it past the first hook, or if i've been moving from sitting to standing a lot. I suspect the band needs to be tighter, but the material doesn't allow for that without instantly rolling. if the whole band were backed in the same stiffer elastic, this would be perfect. I am also on the small end of plus sized, so my softer back may be too much for it, and someone slimmer will probably not have this issue. The band does tighten back up nicely when washed, something most of my VS bras fail at. i get a mostly smooth back, until the rolling starts.
Overall i would recommend at least trying this bra if you aren't sized out, as its a pretty basic and very comfortable. It would probably work best for someone with a more slender back then myself.
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