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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band82.6
Band Length55.9
Stretch ratio1.5
Cup width12.7
Cup depth27.9
Depth ratio2.2
Wire length24.8
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.2
Gore height7.0
Wing height8.3
Strap width1.9
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Skip to end for summary. I've had this bra for a little while now, when I first got it it felt too loose in the band, but it didn't ride up. This was comparing it to my Freya Lyla (4301)s (I had two in 28G, one in 28FF) which are based on the same cut but the bands are much tighter. I have since gotten used to the looseness of the band and it is much more comfortable now, it has been a few months since I got this bra and I am still wearing it on the loosest hooks. My measurements haven't really changed much, but I feel as if my breasts are a little less full (I think I've become more bottom heavy?) and that I might do better in 28FFs now and that this 28G might be slightly too big? I used to get slight quadboob and some armpit bulge in my 28FF Lyla after scooping and swooping, and while unless I adjust it frequently I'll still get minor armpit bulge there isn't as much of it and the quadboob is gone, the 28G Lylas I have now seem to have more fit issues, and this Arabella fits very similarly. The wires on this Arabella just a little bit too wide (I think the wires might be distorting slightly), about a fingers width or two on my bigger side, and I have a single wrinkle in the bottom of the cup. If I pull the fabric up so that there is no wrinkle the top portion of the cup becomes loose. I still consider this bra a really really good fit, but wonder if a cup size smaller would be better. Though honestly I'll take a small wrinkle in the bottom of the cup and wires that are slightly too wide over any amount of armpit bulge, not matter how small, so I am still very happy with it. I am not sure if the armpit bulge in the 28FF Lyla comes from the cup actually being too small, or if it just doesn't come up as high as I would like it to, but I feel like it is the later. Another thing, I definitely get the "freya fold" (wrinkle going from the center of the cup to the strap), more so than in my Lylas, but it is not visible under a shirt and I have been told that the fold is a result of the way the bra is cut and not necessarily a fit issue.

In summary: The band felt uncomfortably loose at first but did not ride up, now I am used to it and still wear it on the loosest hooks. I maybe might do better in a 28FF, the wires are a little wide on me and there is either a small wrinkle in the bottom or looseness at the top depending on how I adjust the cup, but am happy with it because I prefer those fit issues over getting any sort of armpit bulge (which I got a little of in a 28FF in a different bra with the same cut). I get the Freya fold, but have been told this isn't necessarily a fit issue and it does not show through my shirts. In addition, I *really* stretch my band out when I measure it, as far as it will possibly go, so the 32 stretched measurement is maybe a little exaggerated, like I said, I'm still wearing it comfortably on the loosest hooks and I measure about 27.

Updated on May 19, 2013 Flag this

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Fit information

On Sep 2014 It fit her!

On Aug 2013

Strap separation:
Not a problem
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it

On Feb 2013

Strap separation:
Not a problem
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it

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