I was actually visiting a combined HomeGoods/Marshalls, and this beauty was just draped, abandoned, on the top of a night stand near the rugs in the home decor half of the store, allll the way opposite of the intimates part of the store. I was enthralled. And it was only.... $3?!?!?! It used to be in a 2 set but the other was missing (I work next to a sibling brand, T.J. Maxx, so I know how frequently those discounted stores get shoplifted from), so it was majorly marked down. And do you see the COLOR?!?! Even before trying it on, I was in love. Dusty pink is one of my FAVES. I found the intimates part of the store, and there wasn't a single other bralette like it.
As for fit... Band is definitely large-ish, but works on the tightest hook for extra strapped-down support. It gives a pushed-up appearance, at the cost of projection, but I definitely like it for when I feel sexy while lounging around on a day off from work haha. It's comfy, the cups stretch to 9.5 inches deep, which works in my favor (unlike the black Target one... That had NO stretch) and doesn't make me completely flat chested. Overall feeling uplifted and keeps my boobs out of my armpits. Yay!
Construction notes: The front of the cups overlap, the bottom of the cups are flat attached to the longline part, and there's boning in the side channels. I guess this gets a little bit annoying, but not really with the band being stretchy rather than firm. The whole front half is also lined with a stretchy soft mesh. Wish it would have continued through the wings, but the lace sure is pretty. Raw edges are covered in binding on the inside. If there were underwire channels (filled or not) the cup width would be perfect for me. The boning makes sure no breast tissue falls into the band. And the cups also stretch enough to nearly fill the very bottom of the cups! Straps are plush and adjustabel along the whole length. Overall, the quality of this bra is super duper nice. Really sad Laura Ashley doesn't do bralettes any more.
AND THE COLOR. ON MY SKIN?!?! SO PRETTY!!! I almost want to remove the comical bows; I just feel like a more simple and sophisticated look would be better for a bra that makes me feel sexy. Wish straps were the same color too. But overall, I like this bra a lot.
Updated on Dec 04, 2017