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Sage in Cotton/Lycra blend
This would be the second of the two Decent Exposure bras I tried. This one is a Cotton/Lycra blend, at a 90% Cotton to 10% Lycra ratio. I opted to go with the Sage color, but there are about a dozen or so color options.
The website only lists bands of 30 and above, with cups up to an L, but I knew from Sovavosi that you can order a smaller band within the notes. I requested a 26 band, and within the back and forth with Decent Exposures, I found out that they can do up to an M cup, so I opted to try it. They recommended getting the cups lined for extra support, which I said sure, even though it wasn’t really needed for my purpose of sleeping in. I also opted to get the 2” ribbing instead of elastic for the band, as for me, it is typically more comfortable. For whatever reason, the lining of this one is a Cream color instead of the Sage. While it does match nicely, I would have preferred the same Sage color. The lining seems to match the outer cup in size and tension, which is nice, as this is not the case with the Forest Cotton one.
Compared to the all cotton Forest bra, I like the fit and hug of this one far better. It still has that frontal tug which pulls the side seams forward and thus on breast tissue which is a bit irritating, even with the cotton thread used. While both bras were lined both front and back for support, it does not feel like that extra back lining adds support. Overall, it is still comfortable and works well as a sleep bra, so I am happy with it.
Now for measurements:
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 16” and stretches to a max of 27”. It has no hooks, so it is a slip on. With the max of 27”, it is quite comfortable while on but is a real pain to shimmy it up over my hips. Since my hips are around 35” and my bust 42”, it is easier to shimmy up then try to pull over and down.
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: 10”
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.
Compared to the Forest, the cups on this one have 2” more give to them, which could also be why they hug better yet stretch more comfortably.
The cup width measures 7” from center looper to side seam, and has a height of 11” mid way on the cup area. The looper puts the gore height at 4.4” and width at 0.5”, but the looper can be removed, though I wouldn’t recommend it personally. It does a great job at putting a bit of separation between the breasts. The band ribbing is 2” tall and quite comfortable.
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 Flag this