I hated this bra. I wanted a supportive, strapless bra, so I got this one based on the glowing reviews. However, this bra is not supportive and does not stay in place despite being the correct size. (I have several bras from this website that I love, and I know my size.) Perhaps with the straps it wouldn't have slid down my torso, but without straps, it doesn't work. Also, "lightly padded" is not how I would describe this bra. I would consider this full padding, which as a DDD cup, I would never want. Finally, as a seamstress, I noticed unfinished seams where the underwire was inserted. Rather than a closed, finished seam, the tube enclosing the underwire was sewed shut and simply cut above the seam. Sloppy.
I have never heard of the complaint about unfinished seams. This is a beautifully made bra. Being a DDD and wearing without the straps the support certainly is not going to be what it would be with the straps. But our customers still say for a strapless it is supportive especially in the bigger sizes. There are many bras in the market place with inches of padding in the cups. This is not the case with this bra. It is lightly padded but it is molded so the cup is stiff.
RS from USA
Petite (5'3" and under)