- Center gore comfort:
- Underwires dig into sternum, because they are too high
- Strap separation:
- Not a problem
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UPDATE on June 22, 2013: I have lost over 30 pounds since I first got this bra and it no longer fits me. The underwires are sitting too low on my ribcage, even when I readjust them, they'll be back to the same spot 2" below the root of my bust within a few minutes. There is lots of empty space at the top of the cups when I place the underwires where they should be and I'm not getting any support from this bra. It was nice while it lasted, but now I need to go down a cup size or two.
The Melody bra is a reasonably good fit for me.and should be good for daily wear. It fits quite comofrtably despite the fact that the underwires seem to go past my armpits and reach almost all the way around to my back. The pictures I have taken show some wrinkling at the top of the cup, but it is very mild and not present when I am standing/sitting straight up. The wrinkling does not seem to detract from the shirts that I've worn over it, either. The band seems to be moderately tight on the loosest hook, but not as snug as I would like since my rib measurement is closer to a 24/26. The shoulder straps are not obtrusive and stay on my shoulders with out my having to adjust them.
The material is smooth and silky, which I like a lot. I have sensitive skin and I cannot stand to wear bras made out of even slightly scratchy material for an entire day. I am quite fond of the design of the mesh on the top of the cups and think it matches the teal color perfectly.
I was recommended this bra because it is supposedly modeled after the Panache Harmony, which is sadly being discontinued. The Harmony is my favorite go-to bra because it is very comfortable and it suits the shape of my boobs very well. So when I ordered the Melody online, I was hoping that I'd get something very similar. While this bra also fits me pretty well, there are some distinct differences from the Harmony.
Like the Harmony, it gives me a nice, rounded shape. Beyond that and the comfort level, though, is where the similarities end. I felt somewhat disappointed that the cups come up significantly higher than those of the Harmony and because of that, it will not work with a lot of tops I own since I prefer V- and scoop-necks to flatter my body shape. Winter is approaching, so I suspect that this will get more use with my warmer clothes. I've also noticed that the underwires seem to come up a bit higher than the Harmony, especially at the center gore. The center gore is probably the biggest problem I've had with this bra as they tend to poke me in the sternum. I have managed to fix this problem by gently bending the last couple inches of the underwire forward and I hope that the poking will calm with more wash and wear. I do think that the manufacturer could have put more cloth around the end of the underwire for more comfort
This might not be my beloved Harmony bra, but it isn't a bad bra by any means. It will be good for day-to-day wear and the prettiness won't bore me to death. I am still searching for the perfect bra to replace the Harmony when it no longer becomes available.
Hopefully I will remember to update this review once I've owned this bra for a few more months.
Updated on Jun 22, 2013 Flag this
On Sep 2012
She hasn't added any bras that fit her correctly.