I too went down a cup size, after reading reviews but the fit is still not perfect. I get a bit of double boob if I bend foward. A full cup size bigger would have too much though. Band size is also a wee bit generous. It regains major points for the side sling, which is actually a proper side sling. If you have breast tissue extending under your arm it's ideal. More bras with side slings, please, Bravissimo! The narrow gore also sits perfectly flat in the middle, even with next to no space between my boobs. If you have wide-set boobs maybe not the style for you.
That said, it is a very soft cup, so don't expect the same support and oomph you would get from a padded or moulded half-cup. It still gives quite a nice, but more natural, shape. Not as natural as a fully stretchy lace cup though.
The sage colour is perfect for me as a redhead, a real rare find. Love it. More subtle greens and blues please; duck egg, eau de Nile, steel blue, midnight blue, celadon green etc...
The fabric and style are lovely. It's also incredibly comfortable for an underwired style. So I will keep as a beautiful everyday bra. It is a bit creaky where the underwire channels are. Hoping that settles down.