This is a really well designed undergarment, but I found it somewhat uncomfortable and I wasn't happy with the fit and the way is squished extra flesh up into my armpit area. The cup size was correct, and so was the band size, but perhaps I'm just too fleshy for this particular design. I really liked the smoothing outer layer of material that camouflaged the boning contained within the inner layer. But once on--and I had to fasten the hooks and eyes in front and then spend about 5 minutes rotating the garment around correctly and straightening it--the underwire and cups seemed to ride too low on my chest wall/ribcage, and created a kind of fold in the cup. The side boning, when the garment was hitched up so the cups sat correctly, created a bulge under my arms that was very uncomfortable.
My normal bra size is 34DD, but because I'm so fleshy around the torso and have a belly, I went up a band size. I know it's not recommended for petite proportioned women, but I prefer a longline that comes over the hips, and this one actually was perfect in that respect. I was really hoping this would be a comfortable longline, but it just didn't work for me. I had to send it back, unfortunately.
VaBien Response:Thanks for the complement on design. This style might have worked out if sized up another band size and down a cup size. The bra would still fit, but the bulge around the underarm area would be alleviated.
Stephani from Alexandria, VA, USA
Petite (5'3" and under)