The middle panel is really uncomfortable -- this hard, pressing presence on my breastbone. My settled breasts leave the top of the cups unfilled and prone to bunching. the underwire does not sit flat on my chest. the lace shows through a thick t-shirt.
However, the color is nice and the material feels nice and durable.
Chantelle Response: We are sorry that the 3281 isn't fitting you the way you would like. You had mentioned that the underwire wasn't sitting flat on your chest, which leads us to think that it might be possible you're wearing a band size that is too large. The reason being is that, when your underwire fits correctly, it should lay flat against your body at all times. A band that is too large can also cause bunching in the cup because there isn't enough tension in the band to pull the cups back towards your breast tissue. If you think the band is indeed too big, try this bra in a 34F (which is the sister size of your 36E). If the fit seems correct, then this style just might not be right for you. In that case, we'd suggest our "C Magnifique" (style 1891), which has completely smooth, soft, full-coverage cups, lightly padded straps and underwire, and a wide band that supports busts, while smoothing the back.
Petite (5'3" and under)