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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band101.6
Band Length86.4
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width23.2
Cup depth45.1
Depth ratio1.9
Wire length44.5
Cup height36.8
Cup separation2.2
Gore height13.0
Wing height17.1
Strap width2.2
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The Alana in mint colorway was my favorite until Bravissimo released the papaya . I purchased 2 in early 2016 along with a mint 38L and I wish I had bought more. As usual, Bravissimo refuses to re-stock their Alana fashion colors so once they are gone, they are gone. I get my usual Alana fit and comfort, including days where
the 38 band is more important than the 40L cup, and vice versa.
I also have Bravissimo's Georgia in mint and while I like this bra, I prefer the mint Alana more.

June 2020,
The band is getting close to being stretched beyond comfort, the result of my wearing this colorway more than any of my others. I am thinking of moving the wings of my 38L to the 40L cups but my sewing skills are fairly poor and so I hesitate at the chance I may ruin both bras.

Aug 2020
The band and straps have suddenly lost most of their elasticity and so this bra has lost most of its comfort and support. Wearing this on the tightest hooks now results in a loose fit and can I easily fit 3 fingers underneath the band. Interestingly, the cups continue to provide comfort and support.

Sep 2020
I thought it would be interesting to compare my original measurement data for this bra to what they are today.

.......................................... original / current / difference
band length un-stretched... 34.00 / 33.50 / (0.50)
band length stretched......... 40.00 / 42.00 / 2.00
cup depth.............................. 17.75 / 19.25 / 1.50
cup height............................. 14.50 / 16.00 / 1.50

The (0.50) inch decrease in the un-stretched length was initially surprising but is likely the result of 50+ hand washings.
The 2.00 inch increase in stretched band length is not overly surprising.
The 1.50 inch increase in cup depth is very surprising.
The 1.50 increase in cup height is extremely surprising.

These results lead me to wonder whether Bravissimo deserves its reputation of being small in the cup and a buyer thus needing to size up. Yes, a bra will initially feel small/tight but will it expand with break-in? I plan to explore this further.

Note: I do not use the cup over knee technique to measure cup depth as I think a more meaningful and relative data point is when a cup is occupied by ones breast. I think it makes sense that depending on bra style, bra cup dimensions can also vary during the life of a bra.

mint colorway

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  • This bra in mint is one of my favorites. It still fits after 4 years and am able to use it still on the middle hooks.

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