I ordered this bra in 36I (unfortunately from Amazon) and was happy enough with the fit to remove the tag. Fitting problems aside (ordering a 34J next time I order this brand) the bra does create a bit of a 1950's torpedo shape.
The WORST part is that the fabric under the band and on the straps feels like having the hook side of Velcro rubbing on you all day. At first, I didn't notice, but after about 4 hours it was bad, and the next day it hurt within 30 minutes of wear. It was so bad that I removed the bra AT WORK. I have a horrible red area up the line from my armpit to just over my shoulder and several other spots the bra has rubbed raw. It's such a shame that the fabric has that awful quality to it since the structure is fine! I wish I could return it, but it took wearing it to discover the problems!
Look carefully at the back view and you'll see the offensive little loops in the bottom tape. Even washing and drying in hot water will not make them better.
Goddess Response: We’re so sorry this bra caused you such discomfort. It is the first time we’ve heard of problems with the fabrication, and we’ll certainly pass on your concerns to our designers.
You mentioned that next time you would order a 34J, and by the sound of it this could alleviate some of the problems you’re experiencing. Very often, if the band is too big, the bra can move around the torso creating friction. By tightening up the band a bit, the bra won’t move around like that, and it won’t create that awful rubbing and chafing.
A snugger band also provides a greater level of support and stability. Have you soaked the bra in fabric softener? We find that quite often this helps to soften the edges. As for the ‘1950s’ look you spoke about, sometimes we can experience a more projected look when the cups are slightly too small, because too much breast tissue can be forced into too small a space. Please refer to HerRoom's Bra Fitting Page to help you find your perfect size.
Crystal from Ann Arbor Michigan
Petite (5'3" and under)