The good: - super comfortable - soft & smooth fabric - fits well enough - easy to find & inexpensive!
The less good: - band too large (UB: <26") - too shallow - cups are verging on too far apart (even for me!) and too wide - almost too closed in on top - the 'full coverage' look is really not my style, but in this case, it's working for me
In sum: This is a practical, comfortable, easy-to-find bra that isn't technically a good fit, but works well enough to still be a staple in my bra rotation. I'm going to attempt to alter the band, which may have the consequence of pulling the wires even wider and shallower, but I think it'll be worth it.
This bra is for: shallow, broad rooted, medium or far apart spaced breasts. If you are very FOT or very tall rooted this might not be for you. This is about as broad wired as I can stand for bras. If the wires were any more broad (Freya Deco Strapless, Natori Feathers) I would not want it. I don't like the colour and I will be exchanging it for another colour.
Ok so as much as I've always resented the fact that I often have to shop at stores geared towards juniors to find bras that fit me, I have to say that I had a really great experience at Aerie yesterday. Had ordered the Hannah in a 30B and a 30C to see what fit. The 30C was a better fit but not a good style for me. I went to the store to return them and just thought I'd double check to make sure that they didn't have any 30 bands in other styles that I could try in the store. The sales ...girl got her manager, who was really nice and helpful. I told her why the Hannah didn't work for me and she said she'd check the stockroom and brought back a Blakely and a Sunnie. I liked the Sunnie better, but the one she brought me was baby pink (not really my color...). She checked the stockroom again and found 2 in black in my size. Best of all, she gave me the buy one get one half off deal from the website even though it wasn't going on in the store. Overall a very good experience!!!
While not 100% ideal, the Sunnie is definitely the best-fitting bra that I own at the moment. The Hannah and the Blakely both felt bigger in the band. Though the Sunnie only measures about .5 in shorter stretched (by my measurement), it feels much tighter (in a good way). I think this is because of the fabric, which has a lot of stretch to it but is doubled on the band. Strangely, I can wear it on the tightest or loosest hook with equal comfort. And it's seriously comfy. The fabric is wonderfully soft. I do think that aerie cups run a tiny bit small, but not by a whole cup size, maybe by half a cup. The great part about this for me is that I'm a bit uneven (left breast seems to be a 30C and right a 30B), so it's only the teensiest bit too small on my left and big on my right and gives me a much more even look than most bras. The top inner side of the cup just barely cuts into my left (larger) breast after swooping and scooping, but within 5 mins I've settled into it well. And the part that cuts in is very much on the inside, so you can't tell under a shirt since that's where the fabric is suspended between my boobs anyway.
I think that the reason that this one works (and the hannah didn't) is because it's higher cut and the cups are slightly closer together. My ideal bra would have a slightly wider spacing, but since the higher cut edge begins pretty shallow and has a much more gradual/less abrupt curve than the Hannah it does seem to work despite the fact that I don't have much tissue there. Wish it were a little less boring looking, but overall I think it's a good everyday bra and am happy to finally have something that fits nicely and is so comfortable. Read more 441 more words
One of the first bras I bought after being semi-properly measured. I was still in denial that I could be a 32DD at the time because of my slightly tuberous/small boobs, and was just learning proper fit so I kept settling. Don't settle, it costs too much money https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":p" />
Anyway, this bra is super comfortable. It's probably flat out the most comfortable bra I own, next to VS Body. I don't know if Aerie's cups run big or if this just fits because the band is mega stretchy and too big for me. I would really wear it more if it weren't for the bigger ...band. It doesn't ride up, I'm just very picky and like the firmness of a tighter band. I also can't scoop and swoop and keep the tissue in the cups with 32 bands.
The thing that does annoy me about this bra is that the elastic seems kind of cheap and it's very thin. It reminds of that really thin, non sticky medical tape lol. Otherwise, this bra is great if you're not too picky(or if you are try sizing down in the band and up a cup if the size is available) and looking for ultimate comfort. Very soft fabric and stretchy materials make it hardly noticeable. I'm slightly shallow and slightly tuberous/slightly round, I don't usually have any problems with Aerie or VS molded bras, but in any case these seem more odd shape friendly to me.
--EDIT-- I've decided to keep this bra just for practicality's sake. Its difficult to scoop/swoop the band being so stretchy, so without that I don't quad much anyway. I've had to use this bra and my other Aerie for interviews with certain shirts recently because I didn't have any light bras and all my dark bras were also 32D. So, until I get money to replace these, I'm holding onto them.
This bra is super soft and fits well, except I feel the underwires are not completely encasing my breast tissue at the sides (feels like it's digging in a bit). The band does fit like a true 30 and feels comfortably snug on the second hook. I think a 30C would work better for me, which is suprising...but I am filling this one out well and the slightly wider wires of a C might work better if the cups aren't too deep for me.