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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band86.4
Band Length64.8
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width17.8
Cup depth35.6
Depth ratio2.0
Wire length38.1
Cup height0.0
Cup separation1.9
Gore height10.2
Wing height11.4
Strap width2.3
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I found this bra on eBay really cheap, so I couldn't resist purchasing it to try it out before taking the plunge and making an order with Bravissimo.

After putting it on for the first time, I fell in love. It is SO comfortable. Nothing pinches and nothing is binding. The band is very stretchy, so even though I normally wear 32 bands and am slowly transitioning to 30 bands, this one feels very good. I can still pull it an inch or so away from my body, but I don't have a problem with it riding up, so I'm just going to keep it on the loosest set of hooks for now.

The straps are too far apart, which is normally the case with any bra for me, but it's cut low enough under the arms that there is no chafing. Just because of that, I find the bra straps very tolerable and it adds to the comfort of the bra.

The cups are a bit too small and cause quadboob after I scoop, which I was afraid would be the case when I ordered it. Actually, before I scooped, I was shocked to see how much tissue I had under my arms! Without trying to sound vulgar, it was nearly a full handfull of tissue under each arm that was overhanging. I used to wear 34 bands religiously and then changed to 32 a few months ago, and now wearing 30 bands I can more obviously see how much migrated tissue I have. Many have commented on how this particular style runs small and it is suggested to size up to prevent the top of the cups from cutting in, so I would definitely confirm this to be the case.

The shape is very uplifted and offers some projection, which I like (I really don't like bras that minimize -- I tried to hide my boobs for most of my life, and I'm over that now.) To me, it's similar to the shape that I get in the Panache Jasmine. It's not rounded, but it's not overly pointy, either. Everything is up-front and center, which is what I prefer.

I have already placed an order for this bra in a 30K, so I am eagerly awaiting its arrival. I've only worn this bra for 2 days, but I am quite happy with the comfort and shape, even though it's a little too small. I am confident that I will love it even more in the proper size. I have a feeling this may become my new go-to everyday bra.

Full on bottom girls, this is a great bra for us. I don't even feel like the pictures do it justice. Normally, I feel like I just look deflated at the top in most bras, but the way that this bra uplifts, it gives me the appearance of full all over boobs (at least to me, anyway....maybe it's just because it's too small lol.) I feel like I look MUCH better in this bra in person than what the pictures represent.

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Updated on Jan 14, 2013 Flag this

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    In the 30K you will get rid of that quadraboob but I think it will still look great on you. From my personal experience most Bravissimo bras (at least the balconnettes modelled after the Alana) are constructed for full on bottom breasts. Also they do generally not allow too much volume on top and tend to flatten my full-on- top breasts (see my 30K Linear Rose disaster) and are if I don't size up 2-3 cup sizes an epic fail on me.
    The shoulder straps dig into your arms because they are too far apart - I have that issue too - it gets better the more you wear the bra & wash it. I don't even get red marks anymore.

  • A handful is what I have in my armpits as well. And no bra does take care of it because it sits higher. Extremely frustrating!

  • What is it that some people call the underarm fat spots...."wings"? I have a problem with those in many of my bras, but it just seemed amplified in this one.

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    *Underarm fat behind my arm (felt like I should clarify)

    @alisa: Thank you for all of your info regarding this bra! You are the person I stalk the most on here because we're so close in size, so I love hearing your feedback. :-)

  • Do you mean at the top of your back even?

  • No, mainly just a big chunk of fat/tissue that hangs over my bra strap at the part where my underarm meets my back.

  • Ah, yes I see it now. I get like that in every bra apart from 36J Andorra I think.

  • It's not really evident in my pics because I had just swooped and scooped, but before....whoa, it was bad! lol

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