For years this has been my all-time-favorite bra. I love the gel straps as I have heavy breasts and tender shoulders from physical problems. The "U" shaped back helps keep my straps on my shoulder instead of falling down on my upper arms. Today, there are no DD in size 42 or 44, so I am not able to purchase anything. :(
I've been wearing this style for years now and find them to be very comfortable, and offer support for my DD breasts. The cups are unlined, so don't expect the bra to hide the pokies under a thin top, but that also makes it nice in hot weather when a layer of foam traps the heat. The gel straps do help, but sadly need to be a bit longer for my frame.
I found this Playtex Secrets style about 3 years ago. I wear a 42DD. This bra is very comfortable with fantastic support and the gel straps stop the shoulder indentations that come with other styles. The only drawback I've noticed is that the material is very tight when you wear the 1st time or 2. They loosen up quickly but DO NOT lose their shape.
Very pretty, and I'm in love with gel straps! The gel is a bonus because it's the wider shape that actually makes them more comfy. No more perma straps in my shoulders after I take it off! These should be standard in all of your bras! The only thing that bothered me was that the lace overlapped the fabric edges in some areas, (but especially the straps), and was a bit scratchy at first. After a wash, it was fine. I'm positive that I will be checking out more of these! Thank you!