Why are racer back bras basically non-existent for small-band-big-cup girls?! There are so many shirt and dress styles out there that become impossible to wear, and converter clips for the straps of your bra are so annoying. This is a really cute bra and the lace is gorgeous. I agree with others that the fixture they have for hooking up the top part of the back of the bra is difficult to do on your own, though once I got the trick of it down it was fine.
This bra has very tall cups. I have very narrow roots (Comexim is the best fit for wires) and these are a little wide, but not as bad as Curvy Kate. They aren't very projected at the base of the cup, so if you don't have shallow breasts, you may find that the tall cup/shallow base of the cup causes some wrinkling at the bottom of the cups by the wires. I think the cups run a little small, but it's difficult to tell since my breasts are very projected, and that can make shallow cups seem small. I also wear a 28G in the Cleo Marcie, and I don't think I would size up or down in this bra.
The material is very soft, the cups are lightly padded, and the band is pretty snug. It's definitely not a loose-fitting 28. My ribs are 27.5" with little padding and it feels snug and firm. It ACTUALLY WORKS under my racer back style dresses too, which makes me SO ecstatic! This is a nice bra, even if it isn't my best fitting, and the unique racer back makes it worth it. I'm glad I bought it.