I originally ordered a 36C in this corset style bra to wear under my low-backed wedding dress. I chose it because of the low back and the pretty lace. I wear a 36C at Victoria's Secret and was assured by Emily that it would be a similar fit. I also ordered the Dominque Noemi Strapless Balconet Bra in a 36C. Emily helped me select matching panties for both of these bras and I was anxious to try them out. When I tried them on the Annabel fit well in the waistband, but the cups were much too large! It did not fit like a 36C and I was very disappointed. The Noemi created a muffin top which was also not an option. The matching panties to the Annabel (I ordered a L) were HUGE. I mean huge. Total granny panties, which was the not the look I was going for for my wedding day. Needless to say, I returned everything. However, I did order the Annabel in a 36B and it fits perfectly. I am keeping it. I ordered the matching panties in a M and they are far too tight! So, I would recommend going down a cup size if you decide to order this bra. I will say, though, to be careful because HauteFlair does not offer free returns, so unless you are willing to shell out $10 at UPS to send it back, make sure you get the right size!