I did it!! This is the first bra I have that FITS!! (But Bratabase won’t let me mark it that way).
Without the straps drawn in toward my neck, every fit parameter is PERFECT. Literally like it was shaped custom for my body!! The straps are easy to adjust and thick, the lace and color is GORGEOUS, and fabric is ... breathable and stylish. But, I enter my fit data based on how the straps are when drawn in toward my neck (how they’d be if they were multiway).
With the straps drawn in, the wings cut into my armpits by being too tall, though the wire doesn’t bother me in the slightest. If the fabric softened up enough, that issue might resolve itself. Potentially, styles that aren’t as lacy might not have this issue at all. Maybe even trying half-cups would be a good idea, since they’d come up less high. The gore also becomes a little too short and a little too narrow, though as you can see from the pictures, it has a partially overlapping gore, so perhaps one without this feature will be perfect. Additionally, the band becomes slightly too tight and the lace itches a tad in the back, but I think this is merely a function of it being a lacy bra, and therefore having less stretch than a non-lace bra.
All that being said, it still isn’t comfortable enough for everyday wear in the condition it’s in. Without being able to multiway, it’ll eventually kill my bad shoulder, and I am way too scared of that alteration to attempt it myself (and have no idea where I could take it to have that done). For now, my project will be keeping my ear to the ground to find someone who can convert the straps. Even in the mean time though, I think this could be a great stepping stone for me in terms of finding a bra that does fit and is comfortable enough for everyday wear.
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 Flag this