Here are my criteria: Cotton (not negotiable) Mini-shirt/knee-length Short sleeves (at a push cap sleeves, but not straps/vest style) Integral bra or cropped top type shelf thingie Ideally NOT Empire-line - just makes me look pregnant.
I'm a 34G and have looked at Brastop and Bravissimo, but it's all a bit dire.
TBBH I've had the most success with cheap, knot fronted / cross fronted, jersey day dresses - no shelf as such but when cut and sized right the pleating gives a nice wee bit of support and a better shape than a shelf, for me. large but spaniel eared norkage here
Im here Im presently wearing a Next cotton long white nightshirt to bed and its lovely cause it is big and room but sort of cute too. Im not wearing anything under it at the moment as I get hot in bed. I am with you today on the research thing.