I love this bra. It is so comfortable that I have fallen asleep in it. It lifts my boobs and even makes them appear more round and smaller in a shirt. For me, this is not a bad thing as I have always been self conscious about my chest. I have several of these bras and switch them out daily. One thing though, and I'm not sure how to get around this "conflict"...my bra is not a racerback style. It is more like a "leotard style" I guess, with a rounded U-shape at the back. However the style number on my tag is listed 65547. The cups and band are lace and quite nice. And this can be worn with a thick strap tank style top without showing. They do stretch out if not circulated, but if taken care of it is a very nice bra.
By the numbers, this bra fit, but I returned it anyhow. I didn't like the shape it gave my breasts -- too flat, not perky. This shape might be great for someone with ample projection looking for minimization, but not for me.
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts) * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line) * short roots * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full) * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, ...not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
Fit Details: * Strap separation: good * Straps adjust short enough: yes * Band length: good * Band Height: ok to borderline short (tiny axillary skin spillage) * Cup fit: GOOD but BAD. Cup smooth along top line. Bottom filled nicely. Nice rounded shape (not conical) but too flat. Under a shirt, I looked like an A cup, not a D. Kinda like a sports bra with separation. * Gore fit: Very good. * Wire length: GOOD. (This is a toughy for me. I need long wires for wide-set breast tissue but am petite so many long wires poke into the armpit.) * Cup width: Good. Wider than most. (Most cups aren't wide enough.)
This is amazingly supportive and lightweight because of the laminated lace. It has all the benefits of Wacoal's popular Halo Lace (http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dinel/) with more supportive fabric and a slightly wider cup. And, this lace is softer to the skin and more supportive than Ewa Michalak laces. I'm so eager for Wacoal to expand their size range.
The gore is too tall, but the wires are close together at the bottom. This dimension is critical to my comfort. Most manufacturers have wider gore bases which cause wires to sit on breast tissue along the length of the gore and around a portion of the bottom of each breast. But, replacing these wires with shorter Bravo Bella flexible wires will dramatically improve my comfort and negate the gore height issue.
It is one size too small for me. Otherwise, I'd happily keep this for summer. Hides effortlessly under white knits on pale skin.
Lots of support, I used to wear this when I had a job that required working outside and moving a lot of gear around. A step down from a sports bra, but feels close to it. The inside of the cups is sometimes itchy, but I think it might be from lint and etc getting stuck in it in the washing machine or from the fibers breaking down over a the several years that I've owned it. I had another one of this model but after lots of wear, (2 years?) the wires started to poke through in the gore area. The band has not loosened very much. Lace texture is slightly visible if I wear a very smooth textured shirt, like an athletic top.
This bra was the 1st of the 2 I bought back in 2007 to wear with my 2 silicone breastforms(size#7) from Amoena. I bought this 36D that I used with a extender. a month or so later I bought the same model in it's sister size of 38C. I didn't know about sister sizes back then but the wonderful SA who fit me did. I just didn't realize it then. I must say both sizes of 36D and 38C work well with my forms and very comfortable.
I was fitted into this bra at Nordstroms. I was wearing a 34D or even sometimes a 36B. So the idea of 32DDD was strange at the time. Now I've done some research and I realize you shouldn't be adding 4 or 5 inches to your underbust measurement. So anyway, I like this bra but I think the wires are too wide for me. I know they are supposed to fully enclose your breast tissue, but I think this goes too far an the sides and it ends up hurting me. I thought at first I just needed to wear the bigger band sizes ( i measure 28.5 - 29" underbust) but now I have other 32 and 30 band sizes that are fine(sort of, see future reviews!). So I have come to the conclusion that the cups are too wide for me. Good quality though, it should work for someone with wider breasts.