A couple of readers commented in as to whether I found thought the band size on the Shanti Cross Back top might be too big since I sized up (from my regular Energy bra size) in it. Here are a couple of comparisons to Energy bras:
Size 10 Antidote Energy Bra (new Energy sizing) to Size 12 Shanti Surf Cross Back Top - pretty close.
Size 12 Zippy Green Energy Bra (old Energy sizing) under the Size 12 Shanti Surf Cross Back top.
So, no wonder the 12 Shanti Cross Back felt the best to me - it's pretty close to the size 10 Energy bra I normally take.