Vabien Response: A bustier might not work with your silhouette, try a long line such as VaBien 506
in 40DD if the cup 38DDD (not the band) was ok, paired with a high waist shape piece.
Diane from Sanger, CA, USA
Regarding the garment, if the smaller cup fit but the band was still too small, we suggest stepping up one more size in the band and down one more in the cup. This should result in an accurate fit. So, instead of a 40D go to a 42C.
elizabeth from Charleston SC