My shape (as far as I have figured it out): average root width, tall roots, even fullness, projected, very soft breasts.
I bought this bra about a year ago, when I thought I had shallow, wide-rooted breasts. (And it was this bra that helped me figure out that I am not!) While pretty and practical, this one is a shape mismatch for me - it is much too shallow. My breasts push the cups down and then fold into them. I also quad from the top - after a proper swoop and scoop, my nipples sit *just* above the cups. Which looks hilarious, but obviously means this one is ...not wearable.
The band is giving. If you prefer a firmer band I wouldn't recommend this one. Other than that, it is a well-made and comfortable bra. If the shape suited me I am quite sure I would wear it all the time!
NB. For the cup height measurement I measured the centre inner seam from the wire to the top of the lining. The lace overlay seems, to me, to more aesthetic than a functional part of the cup, so I did not include it in my measurement. Read more 87 more words
Great bra for the shallow breasted brethren. Did fit beautifully, but unfortunately, I have gained a little weight in the past year (also may be experiencing tissue migration if that is a thing, or maybe I just want to tell myself it is).
Strangely, I tried another Lepel bra (the bouquet in 30E) and the band seemed to have less stretch. The Fiore Balconette seems to have quite a bit of give in the band, so if you're worried about it being a band size too tight, that shouldn't be a concern.
Otherwise, seems true a size and good for those with shallow breasts with a wide root. Can look a little strange under a t-shirt, though due to ornamental details.
The gore doesn't sit flat and I don't believe that a 30F would either as I'm not sure I fill the cup anyway. It is very shallow and looks corset-like from the side. I think there was free space at the sides under my arms and the lace on the outside over the padding was not flat ( I'm not sure what this meant). I think implants may have the tissue density to push out the cup at this size. Or it may work with other breast shapes to mine.
I love the design, balcony's are my favorite. It doesn't quite have enough depth for me making the wires very slightly rest on my side breast tissue, but it isn't a big problem. The center gore for some reason will not stay, it pushes out a little, I think that's also because of the lack of depth. The straps are set a little wider than I'd like, but that's how all balconies are. The band seemed too tight at first, but since then I have lost about an inch off my rib cage, and it stretched out some so now it fits perfectly. I'd say it's more of a 28 band.
This bra is very comfortable, even with the slight fit issues. It is soft, not itchy.
The straps are fully adjustable, which I love, even though I keep them at an average length anyway.
Really pretty bra, but the band ended up being too loose and the cups too shallow, I am shallow-ish, and small after tissue migration. Felt rather flattened out under clothing, but could be due to shallow cups. Band could easily be a 32 as it is very stretchy