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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length66.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width14.0
Cup depth26.7
Depth ratio1.9
Wire length26.7
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.2
Gore height7.3
Wing height9.8
Strap width1.5
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My measurements for reference: snug 32, BTT 30.5, standing 38.5, leaning 41, lying 39. Pendulous, projected, narrowish shortish root, FOB/even (I think). I have a lot of outside fullness.

This was my first bra that fit (I've had it for several months now). The Caramel colour is a decent nude, if a bit dark for my skin tone. I chose it because of the stretch lace, mainly, because I had an Andorra that I loved although it was far too big for me once I stopped breastfeeding. This is less lacy and more business-like than the Andorra, but not too plain. The main part of the cups has a subtle houndstooth pattern, which gives it a little interest.

When I first put this bra on, it is perfection. Seriously. In that moment, I think, I will just keep buying this bra and no other forever. Band is comfortably snug, the gore tacks, the wires are a good width, the cups fit like a glove on BOTH sides, the side panel pulls in my outer fullness, and it gives me a lovely lifted round shape. It's comfortable. The seams are smooth and don't show through anything. I mean, what else could you want, except to have it in every colour?

However, by the end of the day, that lovely soft material and stretchy lace get tired. The lace starts to flap just a little bit near the gore. I won't say my boobs sag, exactly, but they're certainly much more relaxed than they were in the morning. The shape is still decent, more natural than round at this point. It still looks fine under the clothes. It just disappoints me a little when I take off my shirt.

The stretchy fabric is what gives the fabulous fit, of course, but the flip side is that it doesn't seem to hold up so well over time. (And yes, I hand wash my bras always!)

That being said, it's still one of my favourite bras. I will definitely buy more, but probably won't pay full price.

Caramel colorway

Updated on Dec 04, 2014 Flag this

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  • I have a black one that's on my "Get around to making a listing" list if you are interested. Only worn 2-3 times.

  • I remember you also said in your comment yesterday that the Envy's fabric kind of gives up on you over the course of the day. I was surprised by that, because even though we have similarly sized breasts (30FF here), that has not been my experience with either of my Envys ("nude" and cassis).

    I think this is where shape/tissue consistency comes in, since I have firm tissue (hardly any difference between my standing, leaning, and lying bust measurements) and a self-supporting bust. So the bra has less work to do on me and keeps its shape over the course of two wearings between washes. At least that's the best explanation I can come up with.

  • plutonium743 yes, I might be interested! I need a black bra.

  • Mareka I most definitely don't have firm tissue! So that is probably the issue. I'm making my poor Envy work too hard :)

  • I'd like to add that depending on how much of a 'puller and tugger' you are over the course of the time you're wearing the Envy (or any bra that features stretchy lace in the upper or entire bra cup), that can affect whether or not it gets a bit 'floppy' towards the end portion of a single wearing. Sometimes it's unconsciously getting adjusted by the wearer, especially if they are moving around a lot and thus want to make sure their boobs stay in the bra. If you're new to wearing bras in the right size, habits that were developed when you were wearing a not-so-ideal bra size sometimes need a conscious effort to break - I know that's been true for me. In the wrong size I was constantly fiddling and adjusting my bra trying to not only be comfortable but to compensate for its moving, pinching, and general weird sensation. I catch myself doing that on occasion now that I've figured out my size range, even when there's nothing needing to be adjusted.

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Fit information

On Mar 2016

Still mostly good, just getting loose due to weight loss.

Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it

On Apr 2014 It fit her!

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