- Top of the cup:
- Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
- Cups separation:
- Too separate for my boobs
- Band fit:
- The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)
- Cup's width:
- There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)
- Center gore comfort:
- Underwires dig into sternum, because they are too high
- Strap separation:
- Not a problem
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Despite the fact that I marked off pretty much every fit issue possible, this bra is...actually really comfortable? One of the closest I've gotten to the Holy Grail "feels like I'm wearing nothing at all (nothing at all, nothing at all)" bra. I have no idea what pre-Bra Epiphany me would think if you told her that someday she'd forget she was wearing a bright fuchsia mesh bra with a big cyan bow in the cleavage.
The band is not very stretchy, which I like. It rides up a little on the loosest hooks, but I don't feel it sliding around my back all day, and I don't mind wearing it on the second set (not as much as I probably should, anyway) because it doesn't feel like it will stretch out that quickly. For reference, I measure 27.5" underbust and am pretty bony.
I can't tell if the cup size is wrong or if the shape is just not that compatible with my breasts. It's definitely quite pointy, which I don't mind, but the apex of the cup sits about 1-2 cm above my nipples, so things can get a little weird if I get cold. I fill the whole cup just fine, no wrinkling. I think that, on me, some of the pointiness also comes from the three-part construction, where the inside-center piece (the one with the embroidery) sits very flat when the cup is filled and squashes down my breast tissue in the center. I'm pretty full in the center so my ideal cup shape would be more rounded here, but this actually works well for minimizing cleavage under work tops that would be completely inappropriate if I wore, say, a Deco.
The mesh is comfortable and not at all scratchy, no complaints there. The fabric on the wire channels feels a little thinner than on some other bras, and the wires are definitely pokey if I bend over, both in the center (where it's poking breast tissue--ow) and on the sides (where it's poking ribs instead--still ow). I think this would work well if your breasts are full on the bottom with a lot of projection and a little less fullness in the center than I've got.
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