I've worn this bra about 4-5 times and I have to say - it is one of the most comfortable bras I've ever worn in my life! It is perfect for lounging around the house or even if you need to go out - you don't feel like you're wearing a bra! The only drawback is that the cups are too small - it gives me the quad boob sadly. I feel that this would fit a 30B better! It is also a demi-cut bra, which I don't particularly like (I prefer full coverage) but it looks cute and better on smaller boob sizes.
This is soft, very basic, cute. Extremely thin straps that can be latched together in the back with a J-hook. I have short wide-set roots, with a frustrating combination of deflation and some lower projection, which makes bra fitting a nightmare. I had serious quad boob with this bra and think it's fair to say that the cups run small. The underwire was way too short on the sides, for me. This definitely did not work for my shape.
So I got this bra in a 30B and C to see which fit better. The 30C definitely fits better in the cup (gore tacks, doesn't in 30B), but the style is still problematic for my shallow shape. The cup is nice and wide and the spacing is great for me. Even though it's fairly low cut, the cup curves in at the top creating minor quadboob on my larger side and a bizarrely abrupt curved-to-straight silhouette on my smaller side. I do actually fill both cups out completely (no empty space under the sharp curve at the top), probably because they are lined, ...low cut and may run small.
The top being so curved/closed is definitely the issue. I confirmed this by trying it with the crossback option. Having the straps pull in diagonally opens up the top of the cup more and gives me a much more natural silhouette on the smaller and larger side (see pics). For reference, my underbust measures about 27.5-28 and this fits best on the tightest hook. Left perimeter is .5 larger than right, meaning a whole cup size difference between them . I'm including this note and pics of both sides to illustrate the difference between them since I think Aerie cups may run a bit small (from this experience and from reading user reviews on this site and theirs). I think that in most companies my left side is a 30C and my right is a 30B. Though the 30C fits pretty well, I think that in Aerie I might actually be a 30D/30C, which would confirm the previous statement. The upside to all this is that I'm kinda like two reviewers in one haha
Not sure that I'll be keeping it since I wear a lot of tank tops, most of which are not racerbacks. And honestly I find putting on/taking off crossback straps to be pretty annoying. But I do like some things about it (please see 30B review for notes on comfort etc) so we'll see. Read more 250 more words
I saw on Bratabase that this Hannah bra also had very similar fit to the Aerie Blake bra, so I decided to try it out. Well, the fit is similar, but the main difference is that...
...the top seam of the cup digs in much more than the Blake! This bra is definitely meant for the shallower of the 30B/28C with a little more on bottom and a little flatter projection in the middle. Whereas the cups on the blake were just a hair roomier on top, the cups on these were a little shallower and shorter, and dug into my breast tissue and caused some minor quadboob.
As ...with other Aerie bras, the band is extremely stretchy and could definitely serve a 32. I'm on the last hook and also on the shortest strap setting. Luckily this bra has an X back option which does help a little, but makes the cups feel even smaller
Bra quality is very cute, but just a hair too small and shallow in cups even for shallow me. For reference, my ideal size is around a 28C/D with a 27.5" underbust and a 31.5" bust. Read more 88 more words
This bra creates some quad-boob. the straps are very thin and a bit scratchy and the band seaming is kind of scratchy as well. I'm hoping that washing the bra will get rid of the scratchiness. It's cute and youthful looking. It's not the best fit but I'll keep it and just use it as an around the house bra. Couldn't go wrong with the price, on sale for less than $15. And I do really like the color.
Ordered this in a 30B and 30C since I'm still trying to figure out my size (and they were having a buy 1 get 1 half off, so it seemed like a good time to try out multiple options). While I think the 30C fits better, I think that this is just not a good style for my shallow shape. The cup cuts into my larger left breast. Low-cut styles usually seem to be good for me so it's a bit puzzling. I think it's that it's low cut but also very curved in at the top. The next size up is ...definitely better for me (gore lies flat in 30C and not in 30B), but the style is still problematic. In both sizes I fill out the cup completely but still quadboob on the larger side (less in the 30C). For more details on how the size up fits, please see my review on that size. That's probably a better representation of why the style doesn't work for me considering that I think the size is better for me.
Other more general notes: I got it in charcoal heather and I think that it's really pretty and simple. The black edging and bow are nice subtle contrasting touches. The fabric (cotton I think) is really nice and soft. The band runs a bit large for a 30 I think (stretches to almost 32 by my measurement) and was very comfortable. That said, it wasn't very tight on me (27.5-28 in underbust) so I can't really speak to how it would feel if it were, though the fabric is soft so I suspect that it would still be quite comfy. All in all a great everyday bra if the style worked better.
This is one of my favorite bra models. It works well for my shallow breasts, with none to minimal gaping depending on the particular design. If you are a well-endowed girl it will probably give you quad-boob, but I am glad it's around for girls like myself! It is comfortable, with a stretchy band and soft cotton cups. It does not do much shaping for cleavage or roundness, more of a natural shape, which I prefer most days.