The gore sits just over a finger off my sternum but otherwise is comfortable.
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- Raised gore, straps moved in
Vogue Purple Longline in 28L (60Q)
Vogue Purple is a full lace longline bra with black light foam under-cups for support. I have tried this bra prior in a 65N, and also as a regular band bra in a 60P prior. My band came unlined, though I have seen prior versions that were lined.
I ordered this one direct from Comexim, with a raised gore (2cm) and straps moved in 2.5cm. Since I want a label on my bras I also requested they use the UK bra label, as they don’t stock 60Q labels but they do have the UK equivalents for their Breakout Bras bras. I do feel my customizations were done, as my Vogue Purple 60P had a 3” gore height, and this one is 4.3” and the straps do not feel like they are in my armpits.
For the technical details:
All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup then band measurements for the same reason.
The band measures 23.25” and stretches to a max of 28”. It has 5 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops. All but one of the hooks are below the elastic on the band, so ultimately, this bra is being supported by only one hook and reliant on the unsupported lace for the rest of the support. The lack of stretch on this one is nice for me, but quite surprising since it is unlined.
Cup Depth as measured by:
1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance.
This measurement is: 13.25”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance.
This measurement is: 16”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
The cup height (as measured on the inner black foam cups and not the outer purple lace) is 9.5” while the gore is 4.3” to the bottom of the cups and the wing is 5.55” to the elastic on the band, not to the base of the lace. Like with Chevron, this one has 6” wide cups, which is wonderful!!
As for fit,
The straps do not adjust long enough, and you can see on the back photo that the strap area is actually wrinkled due to not being tight. I will need to shorten the straps before I can attempt to wear this for more than a few minute trial.
I feel that the hook/eye loop placement on this one (at least in my size) is of poor design, as it is not putting the support on the band at level with the cups, but well below it at the lace beyond the elastic. I am not sure how this one will fare with all day wear, but feel I will not be supported and will have back pains by day’s end. I will most likely order this one again, but as a regular bra so that the band holds the support of the breasts instead.
The black undercups actually cover my nipples (not the case on my prior attempts with Vogue Purple) which is a plus and hopefully this is help stop the cup collapse as experienced in the prior versions. The gore sits just over one finger off my sternum, which is about as close to tacking as I can get, so I am pleased with this as well. The cups feel like they are bordering on being too big, but this could just be due to the loose straps and the hook/eye loop placement. With this, I am sure it will make a good high tide bra for me, which is a difficult one for me to find.
Really aside from the strap length, I am actually pleased with this one. I did only have it on for about 5 minutes for a quick fit assessment, but it did feel comfortable for those five minutes. I will update if this assessment changes with wear.
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 Flag this