I'm in love with so much about this bra: the fire engine red, all-over lace is stunning. The materials are lovely and soft. There is ample projection, but the cups also run at least half a size large and somewhat wider than I expected. Unfortunately, it's an incompatible shape for me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> That red, though! A full review can be found on my blog.
Etta is one of my favorite bras ever. I love the dainty floral print, the super soft lightly padded cups, and the smooth satin finish. It worked surprisingly well for my pendulous, FoB breasts and short roots. The 28G was too big in the cup after losing some weight and the 28F - Bravissimo » Etta Longline (LN412) was too small. It's now my goldilocks bra as I think I need a 28FF for the fit to be just right. The three-part, padded plunge style is reminiscent of a Comexim plunge bra. I've put more details and a full review of the fit of both sizes on my blog, plus a brief review of the 28FF - Bravissimo » Satine Bra (AU15), the cut on which Etta is based, for comparison. I hope to try the new pink colorway as well.
This was my first attempt at this beautiful lace longline bra. Both the cups and band were too big for me. The band runs true to size for a 30, but the cups run at least half a size to a full size big. The wires are much wider than my Freya padded half cups in this size. The gore is also taller and quite wide, which did not work for my close-set boobs. The 4-part cups are fairly closed on top and projected, so good for full on bottom shapes, but probably would cup in if you're full on top. Other notable features of this bra are really soft and stretchy straps and only 2 columns of 5 hooks. The materials are soft and supremely comfortable, except, in my case, for the wide and tall gore. I loved how it looked so much that I ordered it again in 28FF - Freya » Fancies Longline Bra (1014). I've written up a full review of that bra on my blog.
Freya's padded half cups have always been a go-to for me. Fearne was on my must-have list since I saw the AW16 previews. I just love the pattern and the bra looks so much nicer in person than in the promo photos. The material is delightfully soft and smooth with quality finishing. I think it's flying under the radar, and that's a shame, because it's beautiful. Unfortunately, the 4-part padded half cup from Freya is a shape mismatch for my narrow, projected, close-set, FoB, short-rooted boobs. I wish it fit. There's a full review on my blog!
This was my second attempt at finding a padded half cup that fits from Gorsenia via Othereden.co.uk. My first was 65E - Gorsenia » Margo Padded Balconette (K280) which was a little bit too small in the cup. Patti fits much better, and it's fun to finally have a really vibrant color in my bradrobe again. Just look at that coral! This model comes with cookie pockets, unlike Margo. It's the ideal cut for me - ample room at the wire, tapers enough on top that I don't spill out, but doesn't cut into my roots at all. My only quibble is that the back closure materials can be a little scratchy on my sensitive skin for the first few wears. Full review on my blog!
About 6 years ago, I began my journey to find a bra that fits. It has taken me through hundreds of bras across dozens of brands. By now I have a small - but mighty - collection of bras that are a great fit, bras that are very comfortable, and bras that are very beautiful. The rest of the pieces in my stash are either no longer my size and/or just too cute to part with. Normally I preface even my most positive reviews here with caveats about something that wasn't quite right. It gapes here, it wrinkles there, it cuts in, it won't stay put, the band ...tension is uneven, etc. Losing weight along the way has made it even more tricky to nail down my size and a great fit that I could replicate. When I first ventured into Polish bras and Comexim in particular, I struggled at first to find the right alterations and it seemed hopeless as bra after bra *kinda* fit, but something was off. When I did get a plunge style that fit, I ordered 4 more and none of them fit like the first one.
Over the years I've found some decent fits across a few brands and some very pretty stuff (RIP Fauve) but that special a-ha "perfect fit" moment I saw others experience had eluded me. Until now! This set is everything I dreamed of: uniquely beautiful, supremely comfortable, and a fun pattern with custom alterations to the bra and the briefs. My review is coming in a bit late, but I'm glad I managed to snag Aida before she disappeared. The set was literally made for me (thank you, Comexim, I don't know where I'd be without you) and it fits more perfectly than any other bra I've tried. I finally found my best alteration combination: 3HC with overlapping gore, straps moved in, and - the wildcard that paid off - added depth at the wire. In my current size (60HH) I don't need narrower wires or reduced cups or a taller or shorter gore or anything else I had been messing with to no avail. Now I'm desperate to try this cut it in an unlined style and see if it works with that, too. Full review on the blog!
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I'm glad I accidentally got sent this bra because it gave me the opportunity to find out which bra in the entire history of undergarments is the worst possible bra for me. I now avoid unlined seamed bras such as this one like the plague. The "fit" was basically what you might expect of a bowl of jelly upturned into a butterfly net. Obviously seams=support doesn't apply to unlined bras when they run into my soft boobs. I have never felt so horribly jiggly, floppy and unsupported in a bra. Not to mention how itchy and wrinkly the cups were. The material is like torture.
0/10 would not bra again.
That said, if you can wear unlined plunges, it seems as good quality as my other Freya bras.
Finally, a Comexim that fits! My latest order was supremely successful. I tried a 3HC in my new size, and finally found the cut and alterations that work for me. Plus the print is so pretty. It's even nicer IRL than in the stock photos. Full review on my blog!
Margo is a really pretty floral print padded bra with embroidered lace and a cameo gore charm that I adore. This is the second Gorsenia bra I tried this year. I wasn't optimistic after 65F - Gorsenia » Cheri Soft Underwire Bra (K221) didn't work for me at all, but I think I've found my style. I love the look of this bra - it reminds me of a Victorian rose garden - and the cut fits me much better than the Gorsenia unlined bras. It runs pretty much true to size, so unfortunately this was one cup size too small and the band a ...little bigger than I need. Gorsenia makes a couple styles of padded balconette and they seem to be listed here as all the same (sharing measurements), but this one is not the same as the 2-vertical seam cut like Gorsenia Solange Padded Balcony Bra (K159) . This one has a 4-part cup with a horizontal section across the top. In general, it fits very similarly to a half cup, but with good projection and is accommodating to my inner and apex fullness. The cups are also fairly narrow for a padded bra and the low side wings add to the comfort.
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