This is a gorgeous, moulded, demi-cut bra. The multi-layered bow and victorian charm are a classy touch.
The band is tight for a 30, which is nice. The 30F only has two hooks (when you go up to a FF there are 3!). The straps keep the pinstripe look going, but it is not as decorative as the thicker straps of the 30FF. The downside to the pinstriped straps means they are only halfway adjustable. While I normally have to do some serious strap adjustment, I didn't in this bra, so the partially-adjustable straps weren't a problem.
The cup is shallow in the center, like most Parfait's I've tried. That being said, the gore does tack despite my quadboobing. However, there is some serious shape incompatibility. My center heavy boobs get pushed up and out by this bra, causing a bit of an east-west appearance. On me, the apex of the bra is out to the sides (I swear I look like a box when I look down on it - flat from the front all the way out to the seam, then straight back to my sides). A friend tried it on though (shallower, more FOT boobs, not center heavy at all) and she looked stunning in it despite it being a size too big. No weird apex stuff at all. I get cleavage in this bra. Not deco cleavage, and not squished up cakes on a plate cleavage, but classy, gently rounded top and center cleavage (ignore the quadboob). The lace on the top of the cups will show through a thin shirt.
Despite the shape incompatibility, I love this bra. The pinstripes make me feel like a classy, sexy 1920's gangster. I seriously wish I could wear it as a top. Every time I put it on I feel like I need a fedora and a martini. If only it fit my boobs better!
Updated on Oct 06, 2015