While I’m in a period of wakefulness (and not coughing my guts up), I figured I’d review the two 65Gs that were sent to my friend in LA for me to pick up while I was there on holiday this past weekend.
The two bras were sent to me from someone in one of my Facebook groups. She’s pregnant and won’t be able to wear them again for a while, so she sent this and the S Mojito to me as part of a really kind offer. I was unsure if 65G would be too big or not, as I only knew that my former 70E S Szykus was too small. I just wasn’t sure how much too small it was. Given the great opportunity to try this size and cut, I decided to go for it. I figured that they might be too big without the cookies, but fit with, and if they don’t fit at all, I’d pass on or trade with the same good vibes/karma with which I received them.
I have tallish roots that are shallow and narrowish. My fullness leans towards center full and even, with a little bit of fob. My tissue is soft and malleable, as well as pendulous which adds to the functionally fob and short roots (tallish but shallow). I gained fullness on top and on bottom with the growth that I experienced in the fall last year, but my soft tissue still doesn’t play well sometimes. It’s a bit like putting pudding into bras sometimes. I need depth at the wire and only average depth at the apex.
This bra is a lovely darker nude with a light shimmer. I think I have seen it referred to as “biscuit” and I can understand that. It’s a bit darker than my skin colour. It reminds me of “Nude” or “suntan” pantyhose. The fabric is smooth, and the center gore has a bow with a little pearl dangle. The bow and the straps are a little bit lighter than the rest of the bra. This has the classic 3 part foam cups with the cotton lining cookie pockets which open up facing the wearer instead of facing the cup of the bra as they do in the CHP. The band is classic power knit and stretches nicely. I’m ok with the loosest hooks...it’s comfortable.
The fit of the bra is pretty much as expected...too big without the cookies, but pretty perfect with. It’s possible that post ovulation/pre-period boobs *might* fill the gap without the cookies, but I don’t know. Since I am sick, I expect that will be a bit delayed, but I’ll try it again then and see if I can fill out the cups with the swelling. The straps are on the wide side (the Ewa norm), but not as wide as I was expecting...not that much wider than my 65FF/70F BM/PL. The wires are still surprisingly narrow. I clock them out at 5” or just a smidge wider. I think it’s a tiny bit narrower than the Mojito. I have marked it as fits...in the initial fit bit, I marked it as doesn’t fit, because without the cookies, it doesn’t. But I marked the cup aspect in the assessment as not a problem, because with the cookies, it does fit. My pictures are marked as to which is which, but once you get to the angle pics, it is pretty obvious which is which.
It’s a good basic bra, however I don’t find the colour especially suits my complexion. It’s ok, and would probably do the job in a pinch, but I know that I can find other fleshy toned bras that are closer to my complexion than this. This bra has some nice aesthetics, and with the cookies in, fits me pretty well, but it’s not quite right for me, so I’ve made arrangements to exchange it for a 65FF PL that I know will be better for me. I’ll keep my eyes out for better nude/fleshy tone bra like this. The Bravissimo Satine with houndstooth has potential...
Updated on Feb 20, 2019