I wore this bra top in a size small for a dance performance. They were originally white, dyed blue and had a ruffle of fabric sewn across the neck strap down the front. I have virtually non-existent boobs, yet I looked decent in this top! However, these tops were flattering on the bustier girls too.
The strap on the top was nice and soft, and dug in much less that many. (As it is a halter, a little pressure is inevitable) Also, the fact that the strap pulls over your head instead of clipping was nice because I didn't have to worry about it coming undone on stage and flashing the audience! I also really liked the fact that the fabric was thick as I was wearing it as a costume piece, not an undergarment, so I didn't have any unwanted boob details showing even without nipple stickers or another bra.
I never wear a bra under my leotards, as I don't need the support, but it might be a bit bulky, as the fabric is rather thick. However, it is a super duper durable, very comfy bra top for wearing alone in class or on stage (with a little decoration, of course).
At my performing arts high school, we're not allowed to have any bra straps showing, and clear straps start to HURT after a while. I ordered this so I could wear a bra under my halter leos (since I really need to) and so I could stop using clear straps for a while, and this definitely supports me and doesn't show under my leo - not to mention it has all that and it's comfortable. Now I always opt to wear it whenever I can!
I love wearing this under my leo at dance class. It "holds everything in". I have a bigger bust but a large was just fine. I ordered 2. One was really tight around the neck and underarms. The other was a little loose around the neck.
But other than being a tad tight, I recommend it for anyone!
I don't know quite how to do the stars because I think for someone else, this would be terrific.
I have NO bust and a very protruding, large rib cage - I went according to the sizing chart which puts me at a complete "Medium" - unfortunately that left me with a nice fit in the "no bust" but no breathing room and what little fat I have squished around and down - not flattering *arrgh*.
I really think this would be terrific for someone with a little nicer chest to boob ratio - a five star even!
Oh - and the hitch around the back of the neck is totally comfy and solid, whether you pull it high or low. So normal sized folks -it's a *****