First I need to say this is the first plus size bra I've tried out. I may need to update my review of this bra.
Strange enough this bra gives me the best shape I've ever seen in a bra, perfectly rounded, no pointeness what so ever. Boobs are held very close to the body due to the shallow constructions of the cups and the upper section holding it in place on top of the cups.
I wonder why on earth bras are not constructed like this in general.
On my boobs it doesn't even matter that the bra is too big. It's still stable enough. But then ... you might want to know that my boobs are extremely shallow and I'm a muscular build that don't need very much stability. As long as the wires are wide enough a bra will work for me even if the cups is too big.
What makes this bra not wearable for me is the thick fabric. When it wrinkles on top it's just too visible under clothing.
What I love about this bra is the side panels. Compared to the side panels on my Panache Andorra, that just adds a flimsy fabric that doesn't help the shape, this is a totally different bra in that respect. In other respects they have that lower cut bottom section in common.
So let's nerd about shape and cut.
Alice is a four section cup with the typical balcony shape where the bottom section comes up to meet the strap. But the bottom section is cut in three pieces where the section meeting the straps is the side panel. That section is also cut shallower, just like my boobs ( I do think most wide boobs are shallower under the arms for I don't see how one could move the arms other ways) but it still has very wide wires that contain my boobs. It just distributes the boob volume way better than Curvy Kate, Panache or Freya.
Now I think it's probably nothing new for someone used to plus size bras as from what I can see most plus size bras are cut this way. I just wanted to be thorough on the matter as there might be more girls out there with those typically wide and shallow boobs that would appreciate this bra.
However it has problems. The fabric is so thick that it's visible under clothing and with the wrinkling on the top I get I just cannot wear it under clothing.
Also on my body the wires are too far apart. They separate boobs that are not separated so I would need to alter the center gore to make it fit better, but then the wires would've been to short on the sides.
Due to the thick stiff fabric with the thick embroidery it makes the bra not very wearable. At least not for me or another that often wear tight fitted or light clothing. Sad thing as I've never seen a better shape of my boobs in my life.
Once again this is my first try of a plus size bra but I still wanted to write the review.
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Updated on Sep 11, 2012 Flag this