Italian sizing info needed

  1. I'm considering ordering a top that's on sale. The only available size is an Italian 44, which according to the size chart is an equivalent to a US 8. Does Italian sizing generally run smaller than US sizing? If so, then I think the 44 might be okay, seeing as how I usually wear a size 6 in tops. I'm worried that if it's too small, the top might gap between the button closures (I'm a 36C).
    Any help with sizing would be appreciated. TIA! :nuts:
  2. It really depends on which Italian designer -- they're not all the same. Prada cuts really tight across the chest for most women with chests. Armani cuts bigger in the chest. Those are the only two I have much experience with. Post whose top it is -- maybe you'll get more help?