I ordered this 38L Annie in Navy a week after I received this bra in Blush Pink. The Annie uses the new narrow wires and Bravissimo advises to size down in cup when ordering. Previous to these two 38 band bras, I had ordered the Annie in a 40L, which was a tad on the loose side in the band and had noticeably deeper cups than any of my other Bravissimo bras. The 38 band Annie's are perfect in the band and the navy colorway seems just that little bit tighter than the Blush Pink.
Bravissimo's Alana has been a staple in my rotation but I have always felt I was between sizes, my perfect Alana would have been a 38 band with the 40L cups. This 38L Annie with the narrower wires seems to be the 38LL Alana I have been wishing for and is thus my perfect bra. To be clear though, the shape is definitely not the cakes on a plate the way Alana can sometimes be and on me, the Annie is a tad torpedoey.
I got the same initial odd shape that I got with my Blush Pink Annie but after a few wears I can already see the cups adapting better to my shape, just as the Blush Pink did. The upper cup is a thin mesh like fabric with a star embroidery which is visible under a single layer of clothing, I wish the stars were a print instead.
This bra is so comfortable and supportive. Unfortunately, Bravissimo has sold out on my preferred sizes so here's hoping they bring this back in other colors.
I think the bottom cup/seam are perhaps a little too supportive, leading to the initial torpedo shape. After say 5 wears, the material weakens a bit, leading to some give to the cup bottom and a more rounded shape as a result. People need to give this bra, and any of the other Bravissimo new wire bras, a chance to break-in before coming to a conclusion on fir and appearance.
Updated on May 31, 2021