Here is how the Marta looks on (much) smaller boobs:
Definitely no wow factor with the very basic colorways but the contrasting lace makes it less plain and the strap detailing is a nice touch.
Comfort & FitFabric. The microfiber is smooth and the lace is on the softer side and has moderate stretch -not as much as the other styles, but enough to prevent cutting in or gaping on different shapes.
Band. 2-hooks, as with all the styles I've tried; it's not a dealbreaker, as it does not cut in like say, the dreadful band of a Cleo. It is mesh, but reasonably soft. I find Rosme bands to be true to size, maybe slightly on the loose side, but not enough to drop down a size.
Cups. Decidedly aimed at full-on-bottom boob shapes. Though not to the extreme that the Annija is. A balanced shape might do well with the Marta, though you are still going to get a shape that is on the pointy side--just not to the degree that I am getting here.
Good lord, I feel like I'm in danger of putting someone's eye out.
This is similar to the shape I get with Curvy Kate (see Dreamcatcher) though this shape is actually a bit better than CK.
The cups are cute quite low for a balconette and are almost giving a hybrid plunge effect.
The cup is not too small, but I'm getting that squared-off triangle shape I also get with Curvy Kate.
The shape of the cup is just not a great match for my full-on-top shape. And the lace isn't stretchy enough to overcome that, the way it is in the Mona.
When Do I Wear It?It's not going to be very often. Even under a structured blouse, the shape will be too projected and pointy. Under a drapey knit fabric, this shape would cause epic boob-tenting of circus proportions. Which really just leaves sweaters. Very thick ones. Which I cannot wear to my overheated office. So the usefuless of Marta is very limited for me, pretty much just to weekend grocery shopping. However, if you are full-on-bottom--and you happen to like that moderately pointy/perky shape--this would be a good choice for a fairly comfy work bra that is a bargain.