I ordered a S/M for my 13 y/o, who is wearing a 32B bra elsewhere. I will be ordering the XS to try and see if that fits her better. The extra back strap was handy, but it was not a significant size difference from the one already on the bra. Having a shorter back strap available may resolve some of the size issues for her, and we may see if her grandmother can alter it any to fit her better. A dancer who is broader through the chest and shoulders will likely fit this bra much better. My daughter is extremely narrow-shouldered. Her sisters are not as narrow, and may grow into this bra.
My daughter is very small around her rib cage (31 inches) but has a large cup size. I wish you would have bras to size instead of s/m/l/xl. The l/xl I had to get her does NOT fit around, but there was no option, as she would fall out of the small/med. They could also be a little more supportive for those girls who are more endowed than others.
I am a 34 D and this bra has a Great amount of padding.
It's not amazing support but it works for Dance costumes that you need it for. When you criss cross the straps it gives more support. I really like this Dance bra compared to the last one I had.
This bra is great for the clear straps that can crisscross or be straight. The strap around the back is clear and great for low leotards.
One problem was the pads inside the bra. They were deeply creased and could not be smoothed out., which showed through the fabric. We pulled them out an put in others with no issue.
There are a few good things and there are also some not so good things with this bra, which makes my decision on how to rate this on the fence. It comes with 2 clear back straps (which I don't recall it listing on the description) which is great, so if the strap its attached with is too tight, you can change it out to the longer one. I'm always right between sizes so having the extra strap is great. The straps in general seem like they will hold up and I like how you are able to wear it either halter style, crossback or like any other bra. The fit of the bra however is a little strange.....I am a 34A so according to the size chart I should order a S/M, which I did , but I almost feel I could have gotten away with ordering the XS. The cut of the front is good for whenever low cut costumes come into play, but I felt the cups were sooo big for the sizing. They also came up to where they connect to the straps in the front pretty high. The molded cups that came with it were all kinds of oddly shaped, so I don't think I'll be using those.
Overall pretty comfortable and seems good quality, just feel like the sizing is odd. Not sure if I'll be exchanging this but I guess I would recommend if your on the smaller side in the bust department, size down.