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Forest in 100% Organic Cotton
While on the hunt for a replacement sleep bra, Decent Exposures was suggested to me, so I decided to give it a try. I ordered two different materials so that I could compare, this 100% Cotton one and a Cotton/Lycra blend. Both colors that I chose are Organic, and there are several organic options, as well as some colors that are not. Overall there are over a dozen colors to choose from, as well as various material 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 whole bra lined for extra support, which I said sure, even though it wasn’t really needed for my purpose. I also opted to get the 2” ribbing instead of elastic for the band, as I find it to be more comfortable. While this is typically done in the same color, they were out of the Forest for the ribbing, so they used black instead.
This one was lined in cotton in the opposite stretch for more support. The issue with this is the lining feels much tighter than the outer fabric, which has a too tall & loose look to most of it. I don’t think the opposing stretch works well for me, but honestly it looks/feels like they used two different sizes to make the inner and outer section. I have included a few photos of the bra on inside out to show the difference in tension. To compound the front oddity, the back also feels loose and my breasts pull the back and the side seams forward. This can be seen in the side view photos as the seams sit curved like ( instead of | that they are before putting the bra on. This does make the side seams rub the side of my breasts. It’s really as if they constructed the bra under the assumption of pendulous breasts, so you’ve got a scoop depth added in front instead of having the full depth at the apex. For me, this doesn’t work as I have perky implants and self supporting breasts for the most part, not pendulous in any way. I can see this feature being quite comfortable and less constrictive for those with pendulous breasts. While I feel it looks odd on my, it doesn’t affect comfort, and since I only bought it for sleeping, it will work beautifully. It’s just the esthetics that are lacking.
If I ordered the 100% cotton again, I would opt to skip the lining and order a cup size down (or even two) for light support instead. Otherwise, I would stick with the Cotton/Lycra blend as it feels more comfortable and has more hug and give. I would also order with shorter straps, as this length is a bit longer than I would prefer. Again, fine for sleeping, but longer than I need.
Now for the 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: 14”
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 width measures 7.5” 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 Feb 02, 2019 Flag this