Fits ribcage 27
B. perimeter 11.5
Stretched Band 34.5
Band Length 26.0
Stretch ratio 1.3
Cup width 6.0
Cup depth 10 at rest, stretches to 12! So many sizes in one bra!
Depth ratio 1.7
Wire length 12.0
Cup height 7.0
Cup separation 0.9
Gore height 3.7
Wing height 4.2
Strap width 0.6
Strap length 15 (at front seam)
Cup is a 2 piece build with a single vertical seam up ... the center- this design favors outer fullness as the inner panel carries only about 40% of the overall depth. Gore is about the same height as the wing, and wider and taller than I personally prefer having been spoilt with polish patterning, but getting enough space in the lower inner where it's been 99% of the time too tight in the lower inner cup.
Not seeing any east west separation, but it's possible more side-set projected people may find this style not supportive enough to compensate for spread, as Marianna has a whole lot of width due to the super wide short wires.
Fabric is 84% polymide, 16% elastane! That means a lot of spacious forgiveness in Marianna, but it's not a 'one size fits all' situation. So at first handling this bra feels extremely soft and lightweight, with a fine nonstretch duoplex lining, which has some mechanical give which is most evident about 1/3 the way up from the bottom. The outer lace only covers 5.5" cup height before terminating into a very fine dotted mesh which also has a super soft finish to it; upper cup is 5" long on the inner portion & another 4" long from the deeply curved armscye to wing.
This proportion gives a really low neckline which could be fidgety depending on how short or high ones roots run, and how fast one fluctuates where one is fullest. My full on top teen declared this style to cut in during 1st day of high tide, and I found it felt like it was being pulled down strongly during mine. Otherwise evenly full folks may have it harder and need to opt for a size up.
The strap to armpit zone is *chefs kiss*, wow and finally, something I'll not need to carefully scoop out some space for super high set + short/FOB shape. Still must take in the buttery soft band (boo hiss oh well).
Marianna bucks a lot of style trends in that it appears to accommodate a variety of shapes and sizes, with the caveat that the very full on bottom will need to gauge their underwire tolerances well as this style is going to run on the tight/shallow/short end of fit due to fabric being stretched and pulled to accommodate lower fullness.
My only gripe with this style is that the upper cup is lined in a tight elastic which cuts into my tall roots and spoils the otherwise 'braless' feel.
Updated on Oct 22, 2022 Flag this