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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band109.2
Band Length94.0
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width24.1
Cup depth45.7
Depth ratio1.9
Wire length45.1
Cup height29.8
Cup separation2.2
Gore height12.1
Wing height16.8
Strap width2.2
Hooks3
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Index40:16
EU90KK
US40KK
FR105KK
AUS18KK
UK40KK

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Didn't fit

Purchased in July 2014 along with 2 other Melody's, I had very high hopes for this bra. Prior to this purchase I had been stuck thinking Goddess and Elila were the only brands that could come close to providing me with comfort and support (they didn't). When my order arrived, my excitement was quickly replaced with disappointment when I put each of them on. I was quadding a little on my larger side and yet I was not filling the bottom of the cup on any of them. I also could not tighten the straps enough to compensate. Very frustrating.
A year or so later, I joined Bratabase and learned about Bravissimo and their Alana bras. The Melody, while a seemingly very good quality bra seemed inferior to the Alana. The measured cup depth was very close between them yet I had close to an inch of emptiness at the bottom of the Melody with quadding on top while the Alana gave me neither. I consider myself to be a little FoB but I suspect the Melody was designed for those who are more FoB than me.
In terms of quality, the Melody is excellent and am sure would last for many years for someone with the right shape. The materials are nice and soft, especially the wings and fasteners but for me, the shape mismatch was too obvious. I have kept all 3 Melody's in the hope that I might someday grow into them but so far that has not happened.

White colorway

Updated on Jun 17, 2020 Flag this


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Fit information

On Mar 2020 View measurements

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Underwire length:
Runs too high under the arm, it pokes
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)
Strap separation:
Are too far apart

On Jan 2020 View measurements

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Underwire length:
Runs too high under the arm, it pokes
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)
Strap separation:
Are too far apart

On Sep 2017 View measurements

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Straps adjustment:
Straps don't adjust long enough
Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
Strap separation:
Are too far apart
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)

On Mar 2017 View measurements

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Top of the cup:
Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)
Strap separation:
Are too far apart
Straps adjustment:
Straps don't adjust long enough

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