The Dotty Spot is said to run slightly larger in the cups in the original aqua/red, and I think in black/café the cups are closer to being true-to-size. It is pointier in the black/café than aqua/red. I found the central gore puts just slightly too much pressure on my sternum in both colourways, and I'm not quite sure why, but it isn't a huge issue. I wore my usual size, and it isn't too loose in the band at all.
Ridiculously gorgeous bra, even if it is rather pointy on me (apparently it's a lot less pointy under a J cup?), though I found the black/café pointier than the aqua/red. It takes a lot of jiggling to get into the right place, but settles over time. Good fit and comfortable, although the central gore does put a bit too much pressure my sternum - I'm not sure if it's slightly too long or short, but it isn't a huge issue. A lot of reviews say it runs large in the band/cup, but I've found my regular size to be fine - it's about half a cup larger in the aqua/red than a usual Bravissimo 30JJ, I think, and I found the black/café more true to size in the cups.
Well. It IS pointy, as so many people have noted. And east-west-y. And my boyfriend hates it. But you know what? I have been wearing this bra constantly. It is so comfortable. The band is firm and back-fat repellent, the straps are comfy, and my boobs are very well taken care of. They really feel supported. The gore sits flat, the print is adorable... I love it. And yeah, my boobs look kind of funny under most shirts. I just don't really care. Oh and it looks AMAZING under a lot of dresses, especially stretchy and retro ones. If you have told me when I got it that I'd be saying this, I would have laughed, but... I think I'm going to order another.
The only cons for me are as follows: The wires are WAY too wide for my narrow-root boobs. They come half-way around my sides. For a while they were really poking, and I tried unsuccessfully to bend them, but luckily at this point things seemed to have work themselves out and the poking is gone. It still leaves a ...bunch of weird empty fabric on the sides, which my boobs sort of settle into, but it would be much better for me if the wires were significantly more narrow. I would also prefer a closer-set center gore, but I say that about pretty much all bras. And lastly, while they are comfy, I think the top of the bra would fit slightly better if the straps were a little closer in. You can kind of see in the pictures that if I hold up the front of the cup more, I get a better fit. But oh well. Like I said... Sooooo comfy. Read more 111 more words
Updated on Jan 17, 2013
Center gore comfort:
Underwires dig into sternum, because they are too low
Dotty Spot 30JJ: I have ignored all the reviews that were ranting about how pointy the shape of the Dotty Spot is and though to myself: it won’t be that pointy on me. LOL I was so wrong! That bra is made to poke someones eyes out with it! No, really I would have loved this, if it gave me a Cleo-like round shape! I have to say that it is a very supportive bra and very comfy material. The wires are strong, shoulder straps wide just like I like it and the print is just soo cute. But I have no occaison to wear it. It is not suitable for everyday wear (at least on me, I heard it is less pointy in smaller sizes) therefore it’s going back. I wont buy a bra even on sale which I know I will hardly wear. It is really that pointy. So keep that in mind before you buy it. Do you like a 50s retro pointy shape? Then get this bra. It is cute as hell, comfy and supportive. If you prefer the round shape of Cleo Balconettes / Panache Jasmine then avoid it.
Comfort: 5 Very comfy material. Good support & uplift.
Apperance: 2 ...The print: I love it!!! Soo pretty. I don’t know If I like the black or the blue one better But the shape is just odd.
Quality: 4.5 looks good to me (I won’t keep it so I can’t say how it will wear out in time)
Overall: 3.5 / 5 hearts Give it a try if you don’t mind a pointy retro look