This bralette is really beautiful! I love seeing more unusual designs also in larger sizes / plus size. Unfortunately this is too small for me (36GG), but I think this could work well for someone who wears a smaller cup size.
Regarding the construction, there are a couple of loose threads, but the quality is overall good, and also it's definitely ... better than the velvet bralette from the same collection. What is interesting is the way the band is made. The back part is a sigle layer of powermesh. Then comes a side stay, and then the front part is made from a layer of satin with very little stretch. The last part at the middle, close to the hooks and eyes, is satin reinforced with non-stretch mesh. Overall this works well to keep the band in place and prevent it from rolling up, especially considering that the 4 hooks and eyes are in the front. I've only tried the bra on for a few minutes, so I can't tell how this holds up with wearing or washing. The straps are quite wide and comfortable.
The triangle cups are made from two layers of non-stretch mesh, the top one having pretty floral embroidery. The mesh is not too soft, but it feels quite sturdy. The cups are quite shallow as the shape is given only by a vertical dart. Although they are significantly too small for me (2-3 sizes probably), I think this is quite supportive and would look very good in a correct size. I am not sure if this is only because of the size mismatch, but it doesn't look like it would work for a lot of inner fullness.
The sizing for this bralette is plus size UK clothing sizes, which makes it quite difficult to get the right size. One thing that would help would be if they provided a conversion table between the usual UK bra sizes and their clothing-sized bralettes. Otherwise, it's a bit hit or miss. As far as I can tell, this bralette would work for a 34-36 band and probably F-FF cup. Overall, this looks like it would be comfortable in the right size.
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