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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length63.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width12.5
Cup depth20.0
Depth ratio1.6
Wire length23.0
Cup height14.0
Cup separation2.2
Gore height6.8
Wing height9.0
Strap width1.3
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I had never heard of the Fantasie Twilight, but I purchased this blindly because it comes in a shade called Envy, which looked like hunter green in the photos. For some reason I love cool greens, and this didn't disappoint, as the shade is a deep, gorgeous forest green with blue-grey undertones in person. I would've been tempted to keep it just for the color alone, but thankfully it actually fit!

However, Twilight is unique in that it is quite different from the rest of Fantasie's Side Support styles that I've tried. Almost all the other styles are made from rigid fabric, giving the cups a lot of support. With the exception of Illusion, stretch cups are a rarity in the Fantasie collection. However, the fabric is entirely different from the stretch knit used in Illusion (similar to Panache Olivia), as Twilight has stretch lace cups lined with lightweight mesh. The mesh doesn't contain spandex, but it does have mechanical stretch, therefore the cups are quite forgiving. The Side Support name is also kind of misleading here, as the "side support" panel is really just a vertical seam that also has mechanical stretch. The side support panel isn't reinforced with anything to actually provide more support, so it doesn't function to push tissue forward like in a traditional side support style.

The cup is a 4 piece construction, but the upper panel is much shorter than most of the other Side Support styles. The bottom 2 panels/side support panel are both stretch lace lined with mesh, while the upper panel is stretch micromesh. The upper cup edge is finished with an elastic binding, and I found that this did dig into my tall roots a bit, so this won't be good for someone with both upper fullness and tall roots. The elasticated cups should accommodate a wide range of shapes, however, but I think naturally firm, round shapes will get the best shaping from this bra as the cups are not particularly supportive. Compared to a standard Fantasie style, this gives me a very natural shape.

The wires have a natural C curve and fit me well, and are a bit longer than the standard Side Support wires. Interestingly, this bra is constructed without a separate cradle. The cups are simply set into the band, without any additional seaming or stabilizing fabric on the cradle. The band is made from double layer powermesh but the upper and lower edge elastic are both pretty narrow. For this reason, I don't think this bra will be a good option for larger sizes. This would really be best for core sizes, up to maybe E/F. Note that the band measures a bit smaller than most 30DD Fantasie bands I've tried, but it doesn't feel as stable as it should, due to the narrow elastic and lack of a supportive cradle.

Trims are simple, with picot edge satin straps and a metal teardrop charm at the center gore. The lace pattern reminds me of a cross between Freya Love Note and Freya Soiree, as it has an open crochet lace effect. It's a clean and modern take on lace from Fantasie, perfect for those who are less drawn to the frilly floral pieces of their staple line. Or, just get this bra because it comes in gorgeous jewel tones. It's a lovely and lightweight option for those who don't need a ton of support and don't mind a natural look.

Envy colorway

Updated on Jul 27, 2020 Flag this

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