I'm not usually one for bright colors, but the vibrant purple and splash of pink are really cute. The mesh is weirdly soft! I noticed that it completely lacks side boning, which feels a little weird and sad, but I don't think it affects fit in my case.
The fit is eh-more-or-less-okay. The wires are a smidge wide and the wings are lower than I'd like, and there's a hint of extra space up top, but it's comfy and supportive and the wrinkles dont show under clothes so I don't mind the mild wrinkling at all. The band is nicely snug around my currently 26" or so ribcage even though the numbers say that it stretches all the way to nearly 31", probably thanks to the type of elastic or something.
I'm not entirely sure what's going on with this one. The band fits great. The gore is lower than my Cleo Lily, which is a huge relief. Surprisingly, the cup is perfect on my right boob and wrinkly on my left. I thought any size difference between my boobs was negligible but I guess Lucy doesn't think so. The cups also feel like they're just a tiny bit too wide. [Edit: this is negligible.] Regardless, it's comfortable and seems like a decent enough fit, so I will be keeping this one.
Edit: or maybe not. I got another Lucy in 28D which is a better compromise for both boobs imo, with only the slightest quad on the right.
Edit 2: Actually, I'm not sure about that anymore. The 28D is fine on my left boob and quads on the right. The 28DD is fine on my right boob and wrinkles on the left. Which one fits better overall seems to vary by time of month so I might just keep both.
The cup size is a perfect fit. It was a bit scratchy when it was new, but softened up nicely after a few washes. Band is a bit tight, but this is by far the best fitting bra I've had yet, so I'm wearing it anyways. One minor downside is it seems to have a bit of a minimizing effect, and the band likes to work its way down throughout the day. I think the lower projection may be a bit too low. Overall the fit is ok though!
My first bra bought at my first real fitting - trial, error, and Victoria's Secret had me wearing bras with gussets an inch from my sternum that, somehow, also managed to cut bleeding welts into me unless I sewed padding along the band. After a few frustrating rounds with the internet and a tape measure, I drove two hours to Dallas and hoped they knew what they were doing.
I left my old 36DDD (hahahahaha) behind in the boutique's trashcan and walked out wearing this! My mind was blown. I honestly didn't believe that it would ever be possible for a gore to sit on my sternum, and yet! ...My boobs were not only facing forward, but I looked much narrower. I used to be very self-conscious about the way my chest's width overwhelmed my petite figure, but it suddenly looked like just an average chest.
The internet had told me to expect some discomfort as I adjusted to this new, tighter band, so I tried to tough it out as my new bra's band cut into my sides and left angry red marks on my torso that lasted for hours after it came off. I told myself that tissue would migrate or the bra would stretch out... rookie mistake.
And therein lies the learning experience - I'd finally found such a thing as too tight! I got a bra extender, so I still wear this model, but the next time I bought a Lucy, I ordered a band size up. Here's where it gets weird. I bought a white Lucy on which the cups ran small, so I ended up in a 34FF. But then I bought a red Lucy, and the 34FF cups were a size too big.
This is a great bra that does NOT quit. I should have worn it out four times over by now, but it's still just as taught as when I bought it. Don't expect this one to loosen up, because it won't.
Also expect the cup size to vary between colors. The bands seem consistently too-snug, but the cups seem to be pretty random, within a 2 cup size range. Read more 247 more words
It fits!! This is the first bra I've gotten that actually fits without any need for alteration! Plus, I really like the rounded shape it gives me, and the color is an awesome electric blue (Malibue Blue).
The Lucy runs true to size, with a tight band, wide wires, medium height gore, and a classical 3-part balcony shape. It worked well on my wide root shallow boobs with medium projection. I am even shaped and the Lucy is known to work well on full-on-bottom to even; but it will cut in on full-on-top boobs.
Comparing the two colors I own, I noticed that the band runs stretchier on the yellow than on the navy. It might have something to do with the dyeing process: Fabrics in dark colors always run a bit tighter/less stretchy than brighter dyes. Also, the yellow one is a little bit more closed on top (the lace part is tighter), so it's cutting in slightly.
The top of the bra wrinkles, the wire digs into my underarm when I bend over, and the top of the gore also pokes into my chest as well. The band feels very tight even on the loosest hook, but only stretches out to about 2-3 inches, so I could just not be used to such a tight fitting bra yet. The straps have a really pretty scalloped edging, but I find it to be a bit scratchy. The straps also feel a bit too wide-set for my liking.
It's a gorgeous bra though! I might give it a try in a smaller cup size to see if it helps with the wrinkling. I'm still trying to figure out the right size, so maybe a smaller cup size will suit me better. The Malibu Blue is a lovely blue shade, and the Neon Orange is a bit more pinkish than I expected.