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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length55.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width12.0
Cup depth20.0
Depth ratio1.7
Wire length23.0
Cup height13.0
Cup separation2.8
Gore height5.2
Wing height8.0
Strap width1.2
Hooks1
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Index30:5
EU65E
FR80E
US30DD
UK30DD
IT1E

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I already tried this in 65D, knowing it was a size smaller than my normal size, and sure enough it was too small. I was finally able to get my hands on my normal size of 65E, and had high hopes since I liked the quality of the bra. However, while this fits, it is unfortunately not flattering on me, as the cups end up giving me a rather flattened shape instead of a round, lifted shape. I guess 2HC/3HC cup constructions are not usually suited for my shape.

The measurements of the cups are very similar to the Fantasie Erica Vertical Seam Bra, another 2HC style. However, this is where materials make a difference. Erica is also sheer fabric double lined with mesh, but the outer cups are rigid, therefore giving more support. The swirled lace used on the Pyramide is stretchy, and I found that the cups just did not lift or shape. While Erica's cups give me a softly rounded shape, it doesn't flatten me out as the rigid fabric pushes me up from the bottom of the cup. Pyramide's cups are too stretchy for me, so it ends up flattening the center of the breast and pushing tissue downwards and upwards, giving more of a pancake shape. I'm sure this would be better for firm, round breast shapes.

Other than the shape issue, the cups are comfortable and TTS. The wires have a nice rounded shape and are basically identical to the Fantasie Erica wires, but they have more horizontal flex. This quality is probably also why it flattens me out instead of lifting, as the cups are not as rigid as Erica's.

The band measures quite small on the flat, but like Natori bands, it stretches quite a bit. The wings are made from single layer mesh and both upper and lower edge elastic are quite narrow. The back of the wing is reinforced with an additional panel of mesh to distribute strap tension at the band attachment, and I think having this extra panel is what makes the band feel stable to me instead of flimsy, since usually I hate bands like these that don't have wide, supportive elastic. Both size 65D and 65E only have one hook, which is an odd choice for this size. You can tell that this is not designed as a full figure bra due to the narrow band, narrow straps, and lack of additional support built into the cups. I found the band to fit comfortably and TTS for a 30 since it is so stretchy and lightweight.

The cradle is finished with a crossover detail, and the gore is also very lightweight, being made of mesh with no additional tricot backing. The straps are twinned satin elastic at the front and plain in the back. The straps are not fully adjustable for this reason. The hardware on the Poppy colorway is gold throughout, and there is a small round gold charm at the center gore. The overall appearance of this bra is sleek, modern, and elegant.

I wish this had worked out! It is a lovely bra and so nice and lightweight, perfect for those days when you need a comfortable bra and don't need the world's most supportive band and straps. This may not be designed for much larger cup sizes, but I think this is great for core sizes. Just be warned that if you have soft tissue or average tissue and a shallower shape, this may end up being more minimizing than supportive.

Poppy colorway

Updated on Jul 25, 2020 Flag this


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