I was surprised reading other people's reviews of this bra which seemed overwhelmingly negative. I own two of these which I got used, and I love it. A lot of reviews say the band is, but I usually wear a28 band, and the 30 fits me well, after being well-worn. Also reviews go both ways on the cups running large and small, but mine fit very well. I get support which is nice as my breasts are getting heavier and not wanting to stay firm...
I don't think this bra will work for shallow boobs or anyone with sloping or narrow shoulders. It definitely felt like the straps were digging into my armpit fluff I don't think any amount of size changes would have made it work for me.
I kept seeing these Alegro bras all over Ebay. I haven't seen a lot of reviews on them, but since they aren't too expensive and I fell in love with the "Green Ash" color, I took a chance....and regretted it. Too be fair, this bra is pretty and actually, quite comfortable. However, it seems cheaply made/flimsy. The band is super stretchy and unsupportive. The lace along the bottom of the cup is so delicate, I don't think it would last a day without fraying. The straps are odd and I'm worried they would break if I made any sudden movements. They are not fully adjustable since they come ...as two pieces attached to each other. The front piece of the strap is attached to the cup with a thin plastic hoop. It is two strands with NO elasticity, they almost look like ribbons. This front piece of the strap is looped, not sewn, around the end of the back piece of the strap, which is a typical elastic strap. It's hard to describe, so I uploaded pics. Anyway, I just don't see this bra holding up very well. But here's the worst part. THE SHAPE OH GOD THE SHAPE is AWFUL! It is super pointy but manages to give me major quad boob as well. There is no elasticity at the top of the cup. I'm by no means a bra brand snob, but you could do much better for the price, I paid 19.99 USD. I've picked up NWT Freyas & Curvy Kates for half that, and while this bra is pretty (from a distance) it is not comparable in quality whatsoever. My advice-save your money. Fortunately, the seller takes returns, phew! Read more 179 more words
First, I'd like to say that this is a very pretty bra - deep blue lace overlaying a very pale nude (ish) mesh. It's just enough to keep nips from showing and still sheer enough to be pretty sexy. In other words, it's practical enough for everyday wear while still being nice to look at.
Unfortunately for me, the band is too large. This is somewhat expected, as it's a 30 back and I've got a 27" ribcage measured comfortably. The cups fit me fine (I believe my ideal size would be a 28D, so in the same cup family) except for one quibble - they wrinkle at the ...top. I think that this is because they're not molded and yet come up pretty high on my chest, and because my chest is on the small side, I don't have anything to fill in up there. It seems like a relatively unfortunate design choice, and I'm guessing many people my size will experience cup wrinkling at the top.
So while it's a cute bra and fits true to size, I'd suggest steering clear of it if you have small, firm breasts that won't fill the shape of the cup. Read more 89 more words
Stretchy band. Lace under the arms is a bit scratchy and uncomfortable, but it's not something you'd notice once you had on a shirt. The top of the bra does cut in on my bigger boob. I am shallow boobed, and knew this might be the case, but this is my first bra in my better size, so was willing to experiment.
The color is very bright pink, with a black underfabric. A sparkly little bead and bow in the center. Cute.
Update 2 months later. Lace got softer after washing. Wires a bit to narrow, sit on tissue at outer edge. It seems to have stretched out, I'm wearing it on the second hook.