Very disappointed in this bra and in the entire Awareness line, which is new to me. Wacoal is expensive and worth it for the right fit but these bras are terrible! They are so tight on the loosest option that they leave red marks for the first few wearings.
I bought this bra as a "replacement" for a Wacoal bra that was perfect for me but has been discontinued.
The biggest difference between these two bras is the amount of fabric in the band. This new line of Wacoal bras (yes, I tried different cup sizes, went through the returns process, and found it true of all in bras in the Awareness Contour Soft Cup Bra line) offers less fabric for the same price one always pays for Wacoal.
The only GOOD thng about this bra is that the straps don't slide and that after the red marks disappear the wearer somewhat "gets used to" the fit as being supposedly "proper."
I won't be buying any more of this bra and if Wacoal doesn't get its act together I will be waving goodbye to the whole Wacoal line.
You obviously think you need to wear a soft cup bra. You probably should try a nice contour underwire in 34D. You might be trying on the wrong band size. If the bra hurts on the loosest adjustment then it is obviously too small and she needs to go up a band size---but not necessarily a cup size. The straps on the one you bought have not changed but it is not the same strap that in on the other Awareness bras by design. I think you should try style 85340
in size 34D.
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")