This strapless is a miracle worker. True - it is not the most comfortable thing in the world, and doesn't look amazing without clothes (as it is so tight) - BUT all of this is outweighed by the fantastic (and frankly physics-defying!) support. The shape it gives is great, not too rounded and feels natural, and it does not budge all day! I find most strapless bras create a "boob shelf" which just is not flattering or stylish - this one does not. I think you have to approach this with realistic expectations - anything that is strapless needs to be very snug to stay up as all the support (right up to the top of your boobs) comes from the band, so it'll take a little getting used to. I found it true to size, but with the caveat that the band does feel tighter than a normal bra. This bra has opened up a whole new wardrobe to me - finally I can wear delicate clothes! I love the support to the point that I have actually worn it under tops that don't even need a strapless bra - it is that good!