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I can’t say that I’m officially happy with this bra/bralette. I found it online for a good price and it says it is the right size in xs for my 30F/FF bra size. It’s got redeeming qualities to it but the fit is lacking for sure.
For starters, please look at the measurements with a grain of salt. It’s not really easy to measure something like this, but I did my best.
The band on this one is surprisingly snug, and borders on too snug. For a lounge bra, I need some slack for confort. Although it measured perfectly within my stretched band range, I now have it off and my sternum is hurting despite the lack of wires. I’m not sure how this would happen, but I did, only after a few hours of wearing it today while I was cleaning and doing laundry.
The cups are quite stretchy but resistant and I think my problem lies with the fact that I have very soft tissue and lack the firmness to counter the resistance and so it’s smushing me some. I’m also not filling up the cups as nicely as I could if I had firmer tissue. I don’t think it is a size problem. I just get an East West shape from the front, and a strange profile from the sides. I recognize that it is not a wired bra and I can’t expect a wired bra shape.
Also, I don’t know if it’s a flaw, design aspect, or a result of the previous owner (28GG with firm, fot, heavy breasts) but on the side of the cups, it’s puckered like the fabric is loose. The previous owner did not wear this a lot, and it’s ok the outside, so I don’t think that’s it. Is it to stretch more with more volume? I don’t know.
The material is a lot thicker than I expected, though it’s pretty soft. The design in the band is quite subtle, and the straps are decorative which is nice in such a basic style. It’s got lots of internal fabric designed for the shaping and support, and while it’s soft, it’s a little industrial feeling.
Under a loose top, it’s a pretty natural shape and I’ve worn it around my building for laundry, to check the mail, and take the recycling and compost out/down. It’s okay for short term but I just can’t get comfortable enough in it. My aerie chill bralette is way more comfortable than this. It’s also at least as supportive considering that it’s not got any internal shape and support.
Updated on Dec 06, 2019