After reading the reviews for all the strapless bras I thought that this was probably the one I wanted. I haven't purchased a strapless in years, but I've been a standard 36G in Fantasie and Panache for a few years now and reading the recommendations to go down a cup size, I bought a 36FF.
Pros: The band fits wonderfully - perfectly snug, the way I like it - so no problems there. The silicon grips make it feel very secure.
Cons:The cups are definitely too big and gap away from me at the sides, though. Having nursed 3 children, I'm not perky at all anymore, so I could understand a bit of a gap at the top. But the sides? Also, while I like separation in a regular bra, I find that I prefer a little more cleavage with a strapless, given the type of dresses and tops I would wear a strapless bra with. This bra is almost a minimizer in this respect, and offers no cleavage enhancement at all, which is fine, but not what I'm looking for. I don't think that this will change with a smaller cup size and I'm hesitant to go smaller than a 36F to get a good fit. So this bra is going back and I'll have to try a different brand.
You might try the 36F. If the bra is gapping at the sides it should be too large. It is difficult to find a push up strapless in your cup size, but you could also try the Freya strapless Deco style 4233
for a little more “vavoom”.
Jen from Lacey, WA USA
Petite (5'3" and under)