Delighted to find this in stock. Bought two to replace 38FF model 4500 that I bought in a local lingerie store that is now closed. I've been adding an extender. I went up from FF to G and got perfect fit. I've gained 50 pounds, so this is a very good thing for me to find my favorite bra again. The website tips on large-cup bra to fit narrow shoulders is spot-on. Although this bra is not a leotard back, the straps attach to the right spot at the back. The metal adjustment's in the back (yeah!) and the straps never dig me at the shoulder. I do the hippie-hippie shake and fill the cups perfectly. The back closure's at the right level and doesn't ride up. No underarm gap, no front bumper marks, smooth transition from top of cups at cleavage. I've washed these in a mesh bag in delicate cycle with warm water. For wearing only these two bras 7-days-a-week, they lasted up to 4 years. Eventually the underwire broke out of the channel at the underarm (never the front, which is a major wardrobe malfunction!) but I was able to repair the channel blow-out till I could buy a replacement. It's stretched out a bit, but I'd give this bra a 98% rating. Great fit for me, and well worth the extra cost. When I first bought this bra, the fitter/store owner put me in it and I didn't care that it was $50, and that was probably 9 years ago. I had worn 44DDD and 46DD's, whatever I could find, but this bra fits me best. I wore 38C in high school, and carried my breast weight high. With age the weight has dropped somewhat, but I still offer a high carriage and straight back. My shoulders are narrow; I understand this is a European characteristic. The bra label says this model is 38G Europe, 38I in the US. I've been recommended to custom-fit bras when I couldn't get a good fit. I used to get a leotard-back underwire Playtex 18-hr in Playtex/Bali outlet stores. This bra's perfect for me. Used to get black and white bras, but that local store owner convinced me that nude was suitable for all occasions. Some comments were made about this bra being too plain. If you need a lace-trimmed shelf bra to close the deal, go for it. I never lack attention from men of all ages; honey, they're not looking at ribbons or lace. Under clothing, this bra reads like a T-shirt minimizer. Why wear anything else? The smooth cup might be too revealing for some women, but that's not an issue for me. I wish the frame could wick away moisture, but the cup fabric and mesh back keep it fairly cool. Thanks again for the full description and additional comments on each bra. I was looking for a specific model that I had already worn, but your site has great info for anyone trying to buy a good-fitting bra.
Rae from Ogden, KS
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")