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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band75.0
Band Length64.0
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width13.0
Cup depth21.0
Depth ratio1.6
Wire length22.5
Cup height13.0
Cup separation2.0
Gore height6.5
Wing height8.0
Strap width1.3
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Shape: round, projected, even, close set, on the narrow end of average root width.

I'm going to try a slightly different review format moving forward that highlights what I think are the most important fit characteristics of a particular bra right up front, so those skimming reviews will see the most relevant info first. Here goes!

THE TAKEAWAY: This is the t-shirt bra of my dreams, folks: a smooth silhouette under figure-hugging clothes WITHOUT the limitations (read: lack of immediate depth) of a molded cup. Want cakes on plate cleavage without going Polish? The Mimi excels for even to FoT shapes. It handles center fullness nicely, and the gore is not excessively wide or high. Wires run about average width. Band is stretchy. Consider sister sizing down for best fit.

DETAILS: In previous seasons, this bra came in not-so-appealing (to me) animal prints and I entirely dismissed it. With the AW16 rose print, I was willing to give it a shot - and I'm so glad I did! All of my bras are unlined, with the exception of the full-cup 30DD - Parfait By Affinitas » Charlotte Padded Bra (6901) , so this 3 part padded half cup is a brand new shape and experience for me. Um, IT'S AWESOME. Don't get me wrong, you will pry my perfectly fitting 28F - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) from my cold, dead hands but having a nice, lightly padded bra to wear under t-shirts is a welcome change of pace. And did I mention the cakes on plate cleavage? I've yet to find a non-molded plunge that both fits AND gives me some cleavage (seems to be an either/or - I get NO cleavage with my unlined bras, and hella cleavage with my Cleo Neve, although it's wayyy too wide and shallow for me), but the Mimi fits the bill. It's not *crazy* cleavage, but it's there, and is a nice complement for v-neck tops.

This is a keeper. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that they're moving away from the animal prints moving forward - the blue polka dot print for SS17 is also cute and very wearable. If only they made this in a selection of nude tones, this could legitimately be a holy grail bra for a lot of people - I feel like it could sell like hotcakes, especially in the US, where unlined bras are not the first choice for most.

Rose print colorway

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  • 1

    I'm jealous it worked for you. I couldn't get the wires anywhere near my IMF and the gore floated. It was a mess. :(

  • 1

    I love your new format, although I still read the whole thing. Great job, very informative.

  • Beautiful!!

  • 1

    What a great fit and such a beautiful bra on you!

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