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My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle
This review is for the black colorway.
This is a fantastically comfortable bra. It is lightweight and breathable, so great for summer, and it absolutely disappears under even the slinkiest of blouses. If they have your size, get it. You will not regret it.
I will definitely say this is a practical bra for me, because I do not really care for the stained-glass-window deal that bra makers love to use for many DD+ bras, but everything else about it makes up for that. I often have problems with underwires poking me in the boob ... at the sternum, but the center gore is definitely low enough that it is no issue. I am pleased with the coverage I get in spite of it being a plunge bra, and I like that it isn't really padded because sometimes you just want to wear a regular dang bra already. As far as shape goes, well, it is a pretty natural shape for me, with a tiny bit of lift and some nipple discretion from the padding, so it basically looks like I am not wearing a bra at all - and THAT, my friends, is the mark of a top-notch bra. So in spite of the funny sheer triangle on top of the cups, I will still say that I am in love. Definitely worth every penny.
6 month update (more like 8 months): The mesh band has stretched out a lot, more than I would have hoped for the price considering I haven't had it even a year, but it is still good on the tightest set of hooks. I will have to look into taking it in within the next few months, though.
I also have problems with the Orange-in-a-Glass effect a lot, and this bra is no exception, meaning I am a little to FOB for it. The wrinkles at the base of the cup are pretty definite when the bra is not being worn, but they disappear, more or less, when I put it on, and you can't tell at all under clothes.
Overall, I would still say it was a worthwhile purchase. I have worn it as a daily bra and often to work (where I should probably be wearing a sports bra, on account of physical labor, but I don't have one), and it's held up nicely.
Updated on Oct 11, 2014 Flag this
Very comfortable fit. The lace is not itchy, and it stretches well. My only problem with this bra is that the cup attaches to the strap VERY high, so it will not be wearable under certain shirts. The plunge is nice, and the cups are supportive while the liner feels like the most comfortable tshirt you've ever worn.
Updated on Jan 09, 2017 Flag this
I bought this bra used from a fellow Bratabase user. Why have I waited so long to try this?! It's everything I've been looking for! This bra is an absolute must-have to every woman's bra collection! I love it! In fact, I got it in the mail over 14 hours ago, tried it on and still haven't taken it off yet!! It feels like a comfy sports bra, I can def sleep in this.
Other than the band being stretched out from regular wear, this bra fits perfectly. I was looking for a simple, plunge type t shirt kind of bra but without all the padding or moulded ... cups - just something soft, lightly lined and seamless. This bra gives my girls an amazing shape without any bulkinness or stiffness and looks good under shirts (it is lightly lined tho so the nips can show thru, but that's ok). The wires fit perfectly, just enough width, just the right height and the gore sits low enough for me. It really doesn't even feel like a bra.
I'm glad I was able to try this bra out so I know now that it is def worth spending the money on a brand new one (and I've found them fairly cheap on eBay, in all sorts of different colors). My only complaint is that Natori doesn't make this in a smaller band size...a 28G in this would be perfect! But I can def swing the 32DDD. I HIGHLY recommend this bra!!!
Updated on Feb 18, 2015 Flag this
Why do I keep buying bras with band size 32? (Because they're beautiful and almost-perfect.) Having purchased several bras last week, the majority of which arrived this morning, I've reached the conclusion that I really can't get away with wearing bras of this size anymore, despite what Bratabase says when I put in my measurements.
First, the good things. This bra is beautiful in color and detail, with lace in all my favorite places. It is very soft, and the wider/shallower cups seem to be well-suited to my breast shape.
Unfortunately, the straps on this bra are just too darn wideset, to the point of digging into the connective tissue ... between my arms and breasts and causing pain. I am pretty sure that this is due to the bra's band being too large for me, based on the fact that I don't run into this problem with the bras I've tried with 28 or 30 bands. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for this bra in a 30DDD/E, but I think I may have to pass on this one for now.
Thank you, Love4Pollinators, for the fast shipping and high-quality bra. Unfortunately, I just jumped too quickly and should have waited for the same bra in a different size. Please don't be offended if I re-list!
Updated on Sep 06, 2016 Flag this
What can I say?! I LOVE this bra!!! I first tried a pre-owned Natori Feathers in nude that I bought from another fellow BTB user It was shown lots of love, and rightfully so But the band was rather stretched out and as much as I loved it, I had to part with it as the band was just too loose for me. So I decided to buy one brand new for myself, in the White...so pretty!! And what a difference!
There's just something about the simplicity of this bra that makes me fall in love with it! No ... padding, no push-up...just lightly lined and simple. I love the plunge style, which is oddly enough pretty difficult to find in a bra that isn't padded, a push-up or completely unlined! I think that's what makes this bra somewhat unique and special. So simple, but sexy at the same time. It's not a perfect, "proper" fit, but pretty dang close. The only issue, for me, is the band (as always). I can make do with the 32, but with a 27" underbust, it's def a bit loose. Surprisingly, tho, it's not too bad, esp since this is brand new and "unstretched" out bra. It's pretty snug and tight, for now Lol. But everything else fits perfectly. The gore doesn't tack as properly as I guess it should, but it works for me. The width of the cup seems wider than what I would normally do, but it still works. The wires don't dig in or come out too far around my back. They seem perfect. The depth of the cup is just right! No quad boob, no gaping...just right. The straps aren't falling off my shoulders and I like that they're placed farther inward on the back of the band (always seems to make for a more supportive, stable fit for me). I LOVE the shape this bra gives under clothes, and it's a super comfy fit!!! I wanna buy the Feathers in many different colors, and try lots of other styles by Natori!!!
I highly recommend this bra if you're looking for a simple, no push-up padding or cookies bra that can be worn everyday and still provide excellent support and shape without sacrificing comfort!! And I like the White MUCH better than the nude/beige. SO SO pretty!!!
Updated on Dec 14, 2015 Flag this
This was largely an experiment. I'd lost some weight, especially in my boobs, and found myself able to fit into regular American-size bras. Still the very top of the spectrum, but I'll take it. I'd been coveting the Feathers for a while - Pretty! Lacy trim! Plunging neckline! And it fits, in the technical sense. It checks the boxes for cups, band, and it even takes the lead in the category of Not-Cutting-Into-My-Armpits, unlike SOME bras. (Ahem, pretty much every full-bust brand.) Yet, there's something a little lacking about it. Everything is very stretchy and flimsy and it ... just doesn't feel like its offering serious support. Under clothes, it looks just a little sad, unlike when I wear, say, my Cleo Lucy. Not much uplift or shaping going on with this. It's extremely comfortable, but leaves a bit to be desired in its purpose. Thus, my conclusion to this experiment is, even though I can it in regular bra brands, I would rather go with a full-bust brand since they seem to do a better job of actually being a bra. But I will wear this one around the house.
Updated on Oct 01, 2013 Flag this
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Updated on May 02, 2017 Flag this
I tried this one based on the Bratabase Recommendations, although I sized down in the band from the 34 to a 32. It was a little snug, but not uncomfortably so. The problem I had with this one was the cup is too shallow and sits well below my IMF. The cup width is OK under the arms, but the front of the cup is very open and stops short of wrapping around, lacking support in the center. So even though it doesn't quad on me, it ends up flattening the breasts out into ovals instead of a nice rounded shape; kind of odd looking. I ... doubt the next cup size up would fix that, since the width of the cup would also increase, which is not what I need. However, even though the cup is too open, the low gore on this is wonderful for my close-set breasts!
As for appearance, it's very pretty. I really like the floral print on the mesh overlay. However, I find the lace is very scratchy. It's not as noticeable around the cup, but VERY noticeable on the band. If it had a mesh lining on the inside it would be fine. This particular bra also arrived with a significant crease in the overlaid mesh on one of the cups, as it wasn't stretched properly around the underwire when it was attached to the molded cup.
Updated on Feb 06, 2017 Flag this
Short roots, projected, slightly narrow, close set, center full, omega shaped, even breasts....
I couldn't resist one last trial to find a wired bra that doesn't cause pain. Like the other Feathers I've owned, this is lightweight and effortless to wear. This is the one gore I've found in 158+ bras that doesn't sit on my breasts along the length of the gore and along the base of the cup. The only one!
Although the wider wire, low gore, soft materials, and simple design work well for me, the shallow cup does not. And, because I finally began trying wireless bras, I'm so happy and comfortable now, I have no need for wires.
Singing Natori Feathers praises loudly, but this bra just won't work for me.
EDIT: This bra, like many others, may fit perfectly if the cups were each shifted .25" toward the center. The cup appears to collapse because the center of my breast is not positioned in the center of the cup. Hmmm....
Updated on Oct 25, 2016 Flag this
I have teardrop shaped breasts, shallow on top and full on bottom. My left is decently larger than my right, and a slightly different shape, so I sometimes have issues where the left cup of a bra will bulge/quad and the right will gape. They are also wideset, fitting three fingers comfortably in between.
I love this bra. I actually tried it on and didn't buy it, tried to find something cheaper and more t-shirty and ended up coming back several months later because nothing else fit as well on me as this one. I also haven't had problems with the lace showing through shirts which is very nice ... and not what I was expecting. It definitely comes in handy to wear with things where cute patterns would end up showing through (I have the cafe colour, which works well as a nude for me).
I noticed other people mentioned the band stretching... I've had it over a year and haven't noticed much stretch myself, maybe a little bit, but it still feels tight enough and I still use it on the furthest hooks. I like the fabric. The band lace is stretchy and soft, but it still feels pretty supportive to me.
My favourite thing about this bra is the shape it gives. I think it looks very lovely and natural. It has good nipple coverage without making my breasts look larger like some bras do (making my boobs look huge is a total dealbreaker for me). I noticed other people mentioning that this bra gives great cleavage... well for me it gives absolutely no cleavage! That's probably just my bodyshape though, I have never had a bra that fits well give me cleavage (which is fine by me). I still love how this bra looks under clothes. If I try to scoop my breasts up further into the cup, my left breast does end up falling out some, but with a little tugging afterward I can adjust it to lie flush and it tends to stay pretty well put all day.
The underwire comes up nicely along the outside of my breast, but on the inside they're definitely too close together. The gore tacks perfectly, but theres a little gap between the front part of the underwire and the surface of my breast. This seems to be a problem with all my current bras, except the Natori Feathers Racerback. If you like this bra but find the cups are too close together in the front, that one is worth a try, though it doesn't give as natural a shape as this one, imo.
Updated on May 03, 2016 Flag this
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