Since I have quite a few Bravissimo bras here, I want to write a short overview on their bra the styles. It's about my size range 32HH / 32J. Please read carefully on Bravissimo page which features will be on you size, each bra is different with it's changes in larger sizes.
Group 1: Balconette bra / no stretchy lace:
32J - Bravissimo » Alana Bra (AU01) : new cut. (will do comparison of old new cut in a future post) firm fit, top section tends to cut in a bit on full on top boobs, overall very supportive. 3 hooks.
32J - Bravissimo » Dina Bra (LN578) is cut like Alana, 3 hooks, firm support. (why is this discontinued?!)
Similar styles (my research): Zoe, Lola, Candy Bliss, Rosa, Gabby, All older Balconette styles
(32J - Bravissimo » Maya (LN655) it is different in looks but the bra that is underneath the lace top is a balconette cut with no stretchy to me looks like Alana cut. Thick band, 3 hooks.)
Similar styles: Arla
Group 2: Full cup bras / no stretchy lace:
32HH - Bravissimo » Georgia Bra (LN563) : I don't like the fabric on it, it's kinda cheap looking and thin. Support is decent, 3 hooks, normal straps.
32HH - Bravissimo » Darcy Bra (LN260) : fabric cheaper than it used to be what happened to you Darcy? Where is the thick satin-y luxurious fabric? Ugh Also thin shoulder straps, 3 hooks. Darcy has stretchy lace but in 32HH it is lined with unstretchy fabric.
Similar styles (my research): Melrose, Selina, Selina Lace, Georgia Mesh, Erin, Evie, Lottie, Zadie, All older full cup styles
Group 3: Balconette bras / stretchy lace:
32HH - Bravissimo » Millie Bra (LN566) : OH I wanted to love it. Stretchy lace that moulds to shape, NO elastic band at the edge! 2 hooks in 32HH, thin straps.
32HH - Bravissimo » Camilla Bra (LN597) : loved my 32J but it wasn't the sturdiest of bras, but it fitted so well. The lace on top of the cups is super soft, wires are narrow, reminds a bit of EM SF bra. But oh this 32HH is even weaker thin straps and 2 hooks. Zero support left.
Similar styles (my research): Amelia, Blair, Iris, Ivy
Group 4: Full cup bras / stretchy lace:
32HH - Bravissimo » Lacey Bra (LN486) tall cups, stretchy lace with an elastic ribbon at the edge tends to cut in. 2 hooks in 32HH!!! Thin straps.
32HH - Bravissimo » Lacey Floral (LN652) : basically the same cut as regular Lacey just more fancy looking.
Similar styles (my research): Anna
So oddly group 1 works best for me, despite my full on top boobs. I just need extra support also of the upper cup half. In Group 2 I would have to size up since the top sections are not roomy.
Group 3 & 4: The bras felt unsupportive and weak. Like I would have to adjust them all day. Also mad jiggling going on just when I tried them on for a short time. I doubt I would feel comfortable all day. Also that the bands were thin and only had 2 hooks did not help with the support.
Millie and Lacey are good styles and I think about trying 32J or maybe even 30JJ so I can get a thicker band for better support.
Which styles you like from Bravissimo?
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