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Well, to my (kind of) amazement, this is my first Feathers bra to fit perfectly.
I recently went down about a cup or so, and I just had a feeling that a 32C would fit over a 32D. Luckily someone ended up listing this as a give away, because I've wanted to try another but I haven't wanted to risk spending the price that they retail for just to try one.
It also isn't feasible for me to just take a trip over to Nordstrom again just to size myself, as I've moved out into the boonies and I don't have my car/a parking spot at my new place. So, ... I'm super thankful that this popped up, and that it actually worked!
I did not want another 30 band in this, regardless of having tried a 32DD with a crazy big band that rode up; the 30 bands in these bras have been really uncomfortable for me. One even measured about 27-28" in a 30 band. In this one, I don't have any issues with the band riding up or digging in. I also don't have any of my previous issues with cup puckering on top or bottom. This bra has a width that actually works for me though, and the depth does also. I suspect that as the sizes increase, the bra gets more wide and shallow? Either that or I am becoming just a little more shallow.
As for the cup separation, it is still mildly too separate for my boobs, but not to the extent that it makes me quad at all. I am considering trying to sew it up to make the cups closer and give me an even better fit, but as of now, it doesn't bother me too much.
After trying on the Claudette Dessous in 30E, I did notice that I have lost a little bit of center tissue, so this could also explain why the cup separation isn't as problematic as I'm used to.
So about the bra, it has fully adjustable straps, a lace band, about 1.4" cup separation, 5.2" cup width, and I believe about 7.2" cup depth. The width and depth seem perfectly fine to me This about matches my best fitting bras, which have 5-5.3" width and 7.3" depth, except they are very centered.
I'm happy, considering I've wanted this bra to work for so long.
The cups give a nice, rounded shape, and the mesh "sling" overlay on the cups is very comfortable where it hits on top.
I've been wanting a nice fitting black bra for a while, so I'm happy =)
After wearing twice I realized that the separation did start to make me quad throughout the day. Ahh what a shame. I love the Feathers bra so much. I guess this is just another Claudette Dessous for me.
Maybe one day a narrow, close set, projected Feathers bra will be made. One can dream.
Just wanted to note that I altered the gore to make the wires overlap.
The bra actually fits MUCH better now, but I feel a bit insecure about my bigger, left side having so little coverage.
Think I ought to try this in a 32D or 30DD and alter the gore again, but for now this is the only thingcompatible with my lower tops.
I think, because of the shape and consistency of my breasts, I may just be compatible with various types of bras (shallow and narrow or projected and narrow), though obviously projected and narrow are closer to my original shape.
The Feathers in this size isn't wide like the others I've tried (30DDD,32DD), so keep that in mind
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Altered Gore: wires now touching
Updated on Jul 01, 2016 Flag this
This bra is so pretty and fits my wide/conical breasts well. It almost even gives me a hint of cleavage, which is nearly impossible with my breasts. Even though it's low cut, my areolae do not peek out.
Updated on Sep 05, 2014 Flag this
This is a beautiful bra! I'm just not sure I have the right size. It is a 32C.
***The gore tacks perfectly and there is no gapping in the bottom or the tops of the cups.
***The band feels somewhat too loose on the loosest hook (I used to wear 34 A), but quite snug on the tightest - I can still pull the band about an inch away on the tightest hook, but there is some "fat" overflowing on the sides/back of the band when it is on the tightest hook. I also have the bones from my ribcage right underneath my breast tissue and I can ... really feel the pinching more on the ribs when the band is on the tightest hook.
***I do feel like there is a tiny bit of space at the very bottom of the cups. When I scoop and swoop my right boob can fall out of the cup, yet the left one fits quite well (my right is bigger).
***The sides of bra seem to cut into my "armpit fat" and it is kind of annoying and uncomfortable - but the bra may relax over time and I might just get used to it.
I feel like maybe I should try a 30 D or 30 DD perhaps....makes me nervous because I am so darn bony right underneath my breast crease. I like a lot of things about this bra but something seems off....I am also getting used to not wearing a padded push-up for once in my life - I have worn push-up bras almost exclusively for years!
Updated on Nov 19, 2013 Flag this
This bra is my first effort to actually purchase a bra with a small enough band so that it actually...supports me, instead of just covering me.
I'm apparently a wide set 30D or 32C and I'm not very full at the top, so this bra was more or less the only one in stock at Nordstrom that fit me. Luckily, it's not a quite a solid foam t-shirt bra and it works with a lot of my clothes.
Wearing it for a couple of days, I can say it's fairly comfortable. After most of a day it starts to feel as if the band is too ... tight. I'll be interested to see if this works better as it stretches.
ETA, a month or so later - the Natori in 32C does fit me, but I'm finding that something about the underwire isn't quite right. Even though the wire seems to fall in the right place, it hurts at the outer side of the cup on the right after I've been wearing it for about half a day. I'm inclined to seek an alternate bra without an underwire...
Updated on Oct 29, 2013 Flag this
It fits! Finally, a bra for work that does not have empty space in it. This is new so I cannot speak to how it will hold up over time, but it is so nice to finally find a shallow profile 32C in a contour bra, not heavy padding, just enough for work to make everything look smooth.
Pro: Perfect fit for my small (as in flat) but not narrow or pointy breasts. 32 fits comfortably around my ribcage, and the cups are the right size, in the right place, and finally the right volume as well, no gap or space at the top. Not busting out of it either, it fits just right.
Con: I think the band is a little big for a 32; can fasten it on the smallest hook when new. Expensive. Not many colors available.
Overall, very high recommend if you have similar shape.
Updated on Nov 16, 2011 Flag this
This bra is very comfortable.
Updated on Mar 14, 2018 Flag this
Updated on Feb 18, 2018 Flag this
I would love if this would fit; it is light, sexy, and comfortable. The band is stretchy and fits best on the last hook, and 32 bands generally seem to fit me snugly/well. The cups are too small and shallow for me and seem to have nonexistent immediate projection, resulting in a dip in the fabric bw the wire and IMF. Cups not wide enough to contain my wide roots. Boobs (and eventually, nipple) escape to the center when worn. I am fairly sure this is just the wrong size for me, altogether, which was surprising. Going to try some others with a better understanding of how my boobs behave in anything but a bralet.
Updated on Feb 22, 2016 Flag this
I picked this bra up as a first recommedation for shallow shapes. In that respect, it is amazing. I get zero gaping at the top of the cups which was a first for me and it is just beautiful. The lace is gorgeous. It sits low enough that I can wear a deep v and it will never show. My only issue is that the cups are ever so slightly not wide enough. When I first scoop and swoop it feels okay but after a bit of movement, I can feel my breasts escaping slightly at the outside edge of the cup. I'm going to try sizing down in the band to see if it resolves the issue but honestly, I will continue to wear this bra even with that minor issue.
Updated on Dec 26, 2015 Flag this
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