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I like Casey https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I tried this along with Jeanie (my review for that one is here http://bra.pe/XRj1/) and this is definitely my favorite of the two. In terms of appearance, Casey is a pretty plain bra, but it does have the (not-fully-attached) lace at the sides/bottom of the cup to give it a little more appeal. I tried it on under a very thin cami yesterday and didn't notice the lace, so I'm expecting that it won't be a problem under my regular shirts. The bra fits comfortably, and the leotard back means these straps work much better for me than Jeanie's straps. The band is comfortable, not too loose or too tight, and the cups are fine, no gaping or quadding anywhere. It's not padded, really, but it does provide a nice boost without flattening or squishing, and the shape is nice, not conical, but also not super round.
I've seen a lot of people comparing this to the Freya Deco, either recommending it in addition to the Deco or as an alternative to the Deco. I'd recommend it as a Deco alternative--alternative as in, "I want something that looks like a Deco without the Deco's problems". I have never met a Deco that I've liked enough to keep. They're too shallow and rounded for my FOB, self supporting breasts, the apex of the cup (where it projects the most) is usually too high for me, and the cups themselves are too tall and cause major gaping in my regular size, and squishing and quadding if I size down. I have no such issues with Casey and that makes me very happy.
My one qualm with this bra is that, similar to Jeanie but not quite as bad, there's too much coverage (in my opinion) for a deep plunge. The inside edge of the cups is simply too high to be worn under my deep v-neck tops, which is a problem, since that's what I bought it for. I think I might keep it anyway, though; it's pretty, it's comfortable, it does give a nice shape and good boost, and it was inexpensive (hooray!), and also because I think it would make a great alternative for my Cleo Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) since it's a lot less visible under my thinner shirts (because of the way the cups are shaped on Maddie, I tend to get visible lines at the tops of the cups). I'll probably have to look elsewhere for a true plunge bra, though.
Update: As much as I liked this bra, I ended up returning it solely because of the coverage issue. I kept finding more and more shirts that it just didn't work under, so I felt like it would have been a waste to keep it and just have it sitting around most of the time. I would definitely still recommend it to others who don't mind a little more coverage, though.
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Updated on Feb 29, 2016 Flag this