I knew that a bralette in my size was going to be a big ask to begin with, so my expectations weren't too high going into this. However, I was hopeful, seeing the model in the photo appearing to be as well supported as you'd expect to see from an underwired bra. I do love the style of this. It's simple, understated, and the peekhole at the gore, along with the striped sheer band, are wonderful details. Unfortunately, without wires or other stiff support, this bra doesn't really make best use of those elements. Although this may be because, as I have noticed with Curvy Kate bras in the past, their bands and straps tend to be so elastic that it compromises how supportive they are. Firstly, I'll say that the band is stretchy enough I was able to slip this on over my head without unfastening the band. Due to how stretchy the shoulder straps are, my breasts sag enough in this that the cute open peekhole in the gore is folded over against my stomach. And the pretty striped mesh band rolls up on itself instantly, becoming a concealed sausage. This also means most of the support comes from the shoulders, which are not made of the softest material I've had against my skin and therefore pinch a little. With all that, I have a serious quadbood situation going on with the cups, and I unfortunately cannot recommend this. I'll accept less support for greater comfort, as I do when I wear elasticated sports crop tops as bras for manual labour, and I'll accept more support for less comfort, as I do every time I wear an underwire. But I see no reason to accept both less support and less comfort. Sad to say I'll be returning this. Although it may work well for Bravissimo customers on the smaller end of things (say up to an E?) or who have broad-rooted breasts that are reasonably self-supporting. Those of us with more pendulous chests will need to stick with underwires for now.