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So I made it to LA after a full day of travel yesterday (partly because we opted to leave a lot earlier than we actually needed to but we were cautious in case of weather delays) and I convinced hubby that we should grab a lyft to Jenette Bras on Santa Monica Blvd today, as the convention officially starts tomorrow, making today a free day for us. He was quite happy to stay out in the waiting area as they were playing a great Spotify playlist of his favourite stuff and they had a photography book that had lots of musicians he liked (book was by a fellow that was a photographer for a lot of musicians in the early 80s or something like that). They pretty much took my word for my size and evaluated the fit of the bra I was wearing today (65FF BM Cabernet). She agreed that it fits me well, but did tighten the straps some. She pulled out a few things from the drawers and I went out to them and grabbed a few. One of the ones that she grabbed was a 28G Envy in a beautiful blue...close to navy but with maybe a tinge of teal. I’ll have a look at it to find out what the official colour is called. I will review this one next. On my own, I went to look at the drawers in my size range and pick out some stuff, and I came across Jasmine in caramel, a bra in a size that I’ve actually tried before (but never got any pictures of up here).

Now traditionally, Envy and Jasmine have not been my friends. They are too projected at the apex, and in the case of Envy, too tall. However, I have had some growth since the summer and it’s evened me out some with a little bit more tissue/volume on top that I have not had prior. My lack of upper tissue and softer, pendulous, fob breasts is often a problem for this kind of bra style, so I usually end up with a bit of a pointy shape because I just sink into the cups and fill the space until it’s done and then I often have spread out so forward in that deep apex that I no longer have enough tissue to round out in the bra on top. Given that I am somewhat more full on top now than the last time, I thought I would try them again and see if it is still a shape mismatch or if it’s a better fit.

I have to say that aside from the band being a bit too tight, I filled out the cups pretty decently! I don’t know if I could use a larger cup or not (given my fit experience with the 28G Envy), but in this size, I am getting a fairly rounded shape by contrast to the earlier tries before the new growth and increase in upper fullness. There’s a bit of wrinkling at the wire but it didn’t seem to feel like it was horribly shallow. My pictures do look a little bit weird because I have a bit of stretch lace that is bunched up and not smooth near the gore on one side, but I fixed it after the fact and I think that it’s a decent fit. It does look like maybe it’s a bit too small in the pics but it’s probably just the not smooth lace. So just imagine that it is smooth against my skin. I don’t know what a 28G, 30F or 30FF would fit like, but I feel like maybe it’s a style worth reconsidering again and possibly experimenting with. For whatever reason, they only carry Panache in the 28 bands so I could not try a 30 band. And, at least in the lighting of the store, it’s a decent colour on me for a nude/flesh/skin tone. It’s a soft and light bra, and I would wager it feels a bit better than the Envy.

For reference, see my 32DD review. I’ll see if I can find it and link it.

Also, I found the Imgur album from last March when I tried on this exact bra! Same size and colour! I added screenshots from the the album to the gallery here. What a huge difference!

As with the Envy, the big question is whether I’d buy one, and I think that the answer is rather dependent on the size, colour or print, and price. I feel like I might be able to wear it !well under my work uniform decently. I really do like a lot of the colours and prints that Jasmine is available in, so if I can do it now, it’s a plus. This also opens up the possibility of the Hettie and Kayla working for me as well.

Caramel colorway

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    OK I can't really see well enough in the blue Envy pics but here it is plain--that wrinkling at the base of the cups is a clear sign of too much lateral tension IMO. I think the band is at least a little bit too tight to allow good cup fit here. Maybe with an extender you'd see the breast settle more easily in there, idk.

  • Lovely rounded shape! It might just be due to the stretch lace not being smoothed out (and the tiny phone photo view I have) but it actually looks a bit small in the cup to me.

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    I definitely think that it’s a much better fit than before, and in comparison with the Envy that I tried on, though I think that some of the fit flaws are results of the band being too tight. I did not grab any pictures with the extender on.

  • It definitely doesn't look bad. If you could get it to be comfortable then it's a contender for sure.

  • Looks a smidge too small to me as well. Pretty though.

  • I was curious about the next size up but there wasn’t one. Once I unfurled the one bit in the stretch lace it appeared to fit me better. Still, the curiosity lingers.

  • If I can find a 30F/FF at a good price, I might consider it, but I don’t know if I am getting the better shape because it’s a tighter band.

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Fit information

On Dec 2018 View measurements

Straps are borderline too wide and band is borderline too tight

Strap separation:
Are too far apart
Band fit:
I can fasten it, but it feels too tight

This bra didn't fit her, but these did