Cleo by Panache:
Kali Balconette Bra
Seamed, 3-part unlined balcony cup underwire bra
U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion.
Heart embroidery on molded, double-layer cups
Fully adjustable, close-set, stretch straps won't slip
3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure
Scratchy but well-fitting
I'd read reviews online that said the band would be too tight in the beginning but loosen. That is what happened for me. The first day I wore it, I slid a pad of post-its between the band and my back because it was just SO tight. Ow! After that, I wore a camisole under the bra for a couple weeks & added a bra extender to give it just a quarter inch. That worked like a charm. Now I can wear the bra as one should, without the jury rigging.
When measured, I'm a 29DD/E but bras don't come in that size, so sizing is hit and miss. In this, I'm a 30E. I interpret that as the band running small, regardless of post-its. Despite all that, it's currently my favourite bra, mostly because of the fit. The wires lay flat for me and I'm not doing the shift-the-shelf-up-shimmy. I wouldn't do anything upside down in this, but I can skate in it and neither it nor the girls shift. Hallelujah.
The other thing I like about the bra is that gives a nice, proportional look. I don't look busty when I wear it. I love that.
The downsides, other than the break-in wackiness, are the harshness of the fabric and the set of the straps. I won't be able to wear this in the summer. The direct elastic (rather than fabric covered) and the "lace" are just too harsh for my skin in humid conditions. The straps I wear loosened to I can pull them in off of my shoulders and onto my clavicle. It pokes me under the arms if I don't.