The colour of this thing, omg! It's absolutely amazing. Grey-violet, so so nice.
AprilGoulding has raved about her Gorsenias and seeing as I'm trying to find options other than EM because of the inconsistencies with the brand, I decided to give it a try. It did not disappoint, however I think this might a cup too small for me (as this is technically 30G), but I'm afraid in 65J it will be too large? Does that make sense?
This bra checks a lot of marks for me.
At this size, the bra has three part cups with a horizontal seam, and a vertical seam with stretch lace on top. The support on these cups is superb! Seriously, they feel very sturdy but at the same time it doesn't feel bulky and the lace isn't scratchy or anything. The tension between stretch lace and bottom cup is even so there is no in cup quadding (which I get with a lot of stretch lace bras). It has very narrow wires (they really are EM narrow, honestly), but they don't feel so rigid they poke. Overall, the cups are comfortable, if a little too short at the sides (because the band is not very wide, I think). The shape, though! Perfect round shape (as round as it gets for me, heh). I've learned not to expect this shape and never seem to quite get it unless the bra is too small, so maybe in 65J I wouldn't get this same shape.
Big big minus--the cups have the horrendous elastic on top. These, of course, cut in. If I take them off, will the stretch lace be able to support the tops of my boobs, though? I don't dare do it. The stretch lace does feel very flimsy... I'm afraid the elastic is what's holding the bra together.
The band is a 65 through and through. Equal to my EM 65s (the non-rogue ones). However, a big minus is that there are only two hooks and because of that I feel the stability of the bra suffers. I would be willing to pay extra to get that third row https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />. The band doesn't feel too tight or too loose, just right.
The gore is not too wide, but it's wider than EMs. It tacks, no surprise there. The straps adjust long enough for me, surprisingly. They have very little stretch to them as well, so it's pretty lucky that they're long enough otherwise this bra would be unwearable for me.
Overall, I like this bra. It almost fits. Almost. I think I will wear it anyway as this is as close as I have to a fitting bra that is not EM right now.
edit: so I cut off the elastic. Not too much of a difference, but it does lose shape and get some in cup quadding without it.
Updated on May 06, 2019