- It's not as tight as it initially appears. It's just very awkward to do up because of the boning.
- It's extremely textured, so it's not going to work under something slim, unless you don't mind seeing bones and lace on the right side of your thin cashmere.
- The cups are crazy - and I don't say that lightly. I cannot imagine a breast that will be long enough to fill them out. Oh, I know there are women to fit every bra. But I've never observed a breast (and I've seen lots of them) that would work with this wide-to-long ratio. Because of it, the cup fits a good size up (maybe a size and a half). You'll observe, even in the photo of the bride from the post referenced above, the model isn't filling the bottom of the cup. The only way, it strikes me, that this product hasn't gone the way of extinction (or improvement) is that this isn't an every day item for the modern woman. Someone wearing it twice a year isn't going to quibble over the extra i.e. unused bottom cup length if the overall shape works because of the cup boning.
- Really, not to harp, but I've given this a lot of thought. Are "full figured" women - which one assumes cannot squeeze into a 34 back that fits more like a 32 - of generally different breast shape? I've never seen a large woman with large breasts up close and personal. Large woman, small breasts? Check. Small woman, large breasts? Check. Maybe the Goddess sloper is for large backs and large chests and the designers haven't scaled the shape of the cups for the 34 back size-purchaser?
- Because the fabric is so sturdy, and because of the cup boning, you can get away with wearing this despite the length of the cups - but why? IMO, a bra's got to fit. All the way around.
- The majority of my body fat hangs out below my navel and above my pubic bone. Can't tell you how unattractive it is to have the bottom stay stop right above that. The look is totally "slim Krissie-meets-tube of toothpaste". Note to readers: I'm beginning to think that for women of my shape, the body suit is a much better alternative. It doesn't suck it all in as much, but it doesn't emphasize one's (seriously pasty-white) tummy.
- My husband gets brownie-points for telling me, unasked - and sincerely, that he doesn't feel the corset does anything to make me seem shaplier above the lower abdomen. In his opinion, I am always the shape that the corset emphasises, just as much as the corset emphasises, so it's not worth wearing. He totally concurs that the figurative arrow pointing to my "belly button bunny hill" is really unfortunate.
Another option is that I may offer it up to a reader of the appropriate stats. Something tells me there will not be a lot of takers. If your back is that small and your tits are that big, you are likely related to Jessica Rabbit.
So here's what I suggest: If you have Jessica proportions (Rabbit or Simpson), drop me a line and you might be the beneficiary of a new long line bra.