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.
Updated on Jun 17, 2020