Well, one person's drafting error is another person's good luck, I suppose. While this doesn't exactly fit from a technical perspective, with slight quadboob and not enough projection at the wire line for me, it really does what I want it to do. It's discreet (no nipple show-through), the wires are wide enough for comfort, it doesn't cut in under the arm, and it has a flat profile. I am personally trying to minimize, not maximize. As others have said, this is not a good draft (or perhaps a small-size grading error), and wouldn't work for anyone who doesn't really want to smush their breasts. For reference, I am a 30C who's very wide rooted. Oh, and there's kind of a corset-lacing kind of detail on the sides, which I dislike but of course YMMV. The only way I can imagine this bra in this size fitting properly is on someone who's very conical and therefore has very little projection at the perimeters of the breasts.
....I don't quite understand the sizing standard used to make this bra.
To say it did not fit is a gross, hilarious understatement. The cup was nowhere near...enough. In any dimension. Remember that thing when you were wearing 2 or 3 bandsizes too big and 4 letters too small? Yeah it had that thing going on.
It's a shame bc it is really pretty. But there was nothing I could do to possibly make it wearable.
The bra cup is much too shallow, which is so strange given that I have a different Alegro in 30D which fits fine. In order to fit into this, I need to place the cup further up on my breast tissue and let the gore sit atop. The straps are a bit wide, but the straps function as nice side support. I just wish that the cups were deeper because the bra is quite attractive.
Band: I have two of these bras, one in burgundy and another in black. However, the black seems to have been stretched out by prior people trying on the bra. Hence, the band was too big. Also, there are other dimensions that differ between the two bras.
Straps: Too wide set and not enough leeway to adjust. My breasts are high set and as such, I need all the strap adjustment I can get.
Cup: The cup is cut much too low. It is definitely not meant to be a functional bra as much as a sexy bra. Much peekaboo to be played.
Center gore: For the bottom of the cup to sit against the bottom of my breasts, I need to raise the center gore a bit and it then sits on my breast tissue.
I really wish this bra fit, it was so incredibly comfortable! The top of the cups kept cutting into my breasts creating serious quadboob, but ordering a 30E would have been far too large. The cut just isn't right for me, and I'm not sure who it would work for. Make sure there's a fair return policy when you buy this bra, not because it's poorly made or uncomfortable (just the opposite!) but because it's a tough fit and may not work for you.
This was a mistake waiting to happen. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> My boyfriend insisted it would at least work out a little bit. He was wrong.
I do love the color of this bra. It is basically the popular, radiant orchid color. None of my pictures show the true beautiful color of this bra.
One wonderful thing I love about this bra is that the wires were the thinnest wires I have ever felt. I really liked that myself. It is rather flat like, something to keep in mind. Also the band was rather stiff, I only wore it for 10 minutes so not sure if it would eventually stretch out.
Oh my gosh, I did NOT expect this! Floating gore and major squish/quadboob! The cups are quite wide (which actually was okay) and very...shallow. No, not shallow, flat. There's just no other way to describe it. There's just one vertical seem, and it's placed rather towards the center, which makes the outer "half" flatten out as the underwire extends it around your side. Result: breast inside the bra is squished flat, breast outside the bra is popping out like crazy. The band is also ridiculously stretchy. Strangely very comfortable, all the same!