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have you tried royce online? there is a fitting thing where you put your measurements on and really helpful people if you ring up. I haven't seen the other advice you got but they do lovely (and comfy) bras.
Ok, that bra looks a bit insubstantial to me! I have limited experience of the JL own brand, but personally I think it's best to stick to proper, known brands when making a drastic change in size. BTW, that bra doesn't fit that model on the JL website.
Given those measurements it's almost certainly a style issue. I'd suggest ordering a few from somewhere with free returns abd giving them a long try on at home. Brastop is good. Sometimes you just can't tell if something is going to niggle based on a minute in the changing room
Curvy Kate are very stretchy and comfortable. I find Cleos (made by Panache) to be comfy too but quite firm. Freya and Fantasie are softer than Panache too.
Have you got a Bravissimo near you? That would be your best bet as the fitters there are very experienced and used to all shapes and sizes. Correct size bras probably do seem big to you because you're used to wearing something (and seeing pictures of models and celebs) that's much too small in the cup and doesn't cover all the breast tissue.
(The bra in the JL pic is too small. The wires stop half way round her breast rather than by her arm pit and therefore the cups aren't containing the bulges by her armpit which are breast tissue.)