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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band78.0
Band Length58.0
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width18.0
Cup depth22.0
Depth ratio1.2
Cup height0.0
Cup separation1.0
Gore height11.0
Wing height12.5
Strap width1.3
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Didn't fit

Shape: round, projected, even, close set, on the narrow end of average root width.
Additional relevant shape note for this review: self-supporting

Strictly speaking, this bra doesn't fit, but I know that there can be trade-offs with wireless bras. I tried this first in a 30E, my usual size, and I literally fell out of the cups when I scooped and swooped, so I sized up to the 30F.

The not-so-great:
- I'd heard that Fortnight's wireless bras were accepting of projected shapes, but apparently not as projected as I am. The "gore" (well, center of the plunge) doesn't tack, and that's not a huge surprise. It does, however, smush me down a bit. Head-on, the smushing doesn't look too bad, and it's really only noticeable staring directly down into my chest, but it's not ideal.

- This bra really wants either more separate or splayed breasts with considerably less center fullness than I have. Despite the plunge design, the cups want your tissue away from the center and out to the sides. The cup is definitely too wide, but it's functionally a non-issue thanks to the lack of an underwire.

The good:
- So comfy! This is my first wireless bra, and wow. It's night and day compared to stiff underwires (of course, the trade-off is in fit and shape). That said, this bra reigns me in just enough that I don't feel uncomfortable moving around quickly or going up/down stairs.

- The workmanship is excellent, I cannot stress this enough. I had a bad experience with another indie brand, shoddy QC with things mis-stitched, threads coming undone, on more than one brand-new bra, but Fortnight is on point - there is not a single error in this piece. I would say this is absolutely worth the price I paid for it (a "treat yo self"-level splurge). If you can pick this up for anything less than retail you are getting a deal.

- The materials are GORGEOUS. The stretch lace cups have a beautiful, modern pattern and are surprisingly soft. The sapphire fabric of the band has a rich, satiny sheen and is quite comfortable.

- The band is firm and true to size on the loosest hooks, with heavy duty construction on the hook & eye closures in the back. Unlike some longlines, it doesn't ride up as it wears, staying firmly in place. Also, front strap adjusters!! Why doesn't every bra have front adjusters, goodness gracious it makes fitting so much easier.

The takeaway: wireless bras are a tough fit, but this isn't such a disaster that I'm sending it back. It looks beautiful, elegant, and it's SO comfortable. This is a treat yo' self win.

Sizing note for the matching, high waist panties: I'm ~28"/38" waist/hips, and the Medium fit with just a bit of extra stretch in the waist. I'd say their panties run a touch small as my best fit is typically a UK 10 or US 6/Small, so consider that when ordering.

Sapphire/Black colorway

Updated on Sep 07, 2016 Flag this

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    I have tried the Fortnight Vega and Luna, and I currently own the Mira. Fortnight is *relatively* better for people with some projection, meaning that it's more projected than most other wireless styles. That being said, most wireless styles are for extremely shallow types (think Freya Deco Soft Cup). Fortnight's styles work best on people who are slightly shallow or have average projection. If you have above average projection it won't work so well.

  • It's so pretty! Gores in wireless bras do not need to tack and are not intended to--the point of gore tacking in wired bras is so that the wires are braced flat against your body instead of digging in at an angle, but when there are no wires this becomes meaningless.
    I disagree that wireless styles are all shallow or meant for shallow shapes. The ones in smaller cup size ranges usually are but that is because that size range has a majority of less-projected shapes. Nonwired designs that go higher in cup size are suited to a range of different shapes. I would advise against a deep V plunge in nonwired styles for people who are projected and have center fullness, because lack of wires means the deep V neckline is just two straight lines, and this tends to cut into fuller tissue. But higher-cut cups in nonwired styles will fit a large range of shapes.

  • It looks pretty on you! Lovely bra.

  • I never said anything about "all" wireless bras. I said *most* wireless styles are very shallow.

  • Wow, this one looks gorgeous! I'm hoping to try Fortnight at some point as well.

  • I looove fortnights but band 30 is too tight for me to lounge in it so i need to get rid of mine in 30e :(((((((((
    btw this is as pretty as mira in navy and black! looks great!

  • Again Saskia saying "most" are shallow, that is just flat out untrue as a generalization across all size ranges.

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