In my size range, the Nuance Plunge has the following alterations: - straps moved in 2cm (roughly an inch) - lowered gore - reduced cup height
I also requested cookie pockets.
And this size includes a 3x3 hook and eye closure.
FIT: I wish I'd realized that I should go up one cup in Anna Pardal bras-- ladies, order one band size up and keep your cup letter/order your larger band size with the letter from your smaller band. And also wish that I'd realized I was going to grow somewhere between a half and full cup size by the time I got these bras. I think next time ...I will go for a 30GG, or even 30H.
MATERIAL: The material is so, SO soft. I just can't get over how soft it is-- not just to my fingertips, but against my breasts, ribs, and back. It doesn't just feel luxurious, it feels ridiculously comfortable. These beautiful bras will probably become my go-to, especially for long, stressful days at work.
CUPS: These bras are surprisingly forgiving of being a bit too big, and after trying a slightly thin and clingy work shirt on with it, I can say with confidence that neither the lace nor my quadding show through. These bras sort of make my quadding less likely to stand out; something to do with the way they're cut, I think. Also, despite the quadding, my breasts are actually contained even when jumping, wiggling, shimmying, etc.
Also, about reduced cup height: SAVING GRACE for short roots or boobs with tall shallow roots. Whatever it is I've got going on. This is a rare find, because I actually don't have gapping near the straps. YAY!!
STRAPS: For the first time, I don't have to angle my straps in to get them thoroughly seated on my shoulders. They're narrowly set, and I have another that I'm waiting on with the straps moved in even further (3.5 cm).
GORE: The gore is bizzarely comfortable, given that I usually can't handle a gore of 2"+. It's narrow, and even about an inch from its top is only about 1.2" across. So far it doesn't seem like the gore end of the wires sits on breast tissue at all, either-- HUGE relief.
BAND: The band feels firm without being pinchy, tight, or in any way painful.
WIRES: The wires sit right up in my IMF, although they do still depart from my IMF by about .5" at the far point, under my armpits. And that is in no way uncomfortable; the wires don't sit on my ribcage, which is a godsend.
After brief testing, unlike most bras I've tried so far, I can lay down without this one stabbing me in the sternum.
I can't say enough about the quality and comfort of these bras.
DOWNSIDE(S): The only downside I've noticed aside from my ordering cups a bit too small: there is some minor pilling on the lace. The lace is still definitely intact, so I think it may be a bit like how some fabrics shed when new. And also the long wait time, but kinda worth it. Read more 415 more words
This bra is very comfortable and incredibly soft. The lace does continue all the way around the band which looks great. I got this in a 32F since it is a Nuance Plunge and it was also the closest size that Erica at Sophisticated Pair was getting in. I had gotten the Stiff Cappuccino from her in 30FF and it didn't work out for me, it was unaltered and the cups were much to tall especially near the strap, I think it may have ran a bit taller since it was an older model, but I didn't get measurements because I was in a rush to ...get it ready to ship back. While the Caramel Latte Nuance plunge works much better for me than the 30FF Stiff Cappuccino it's not quite as good a fit as my custom ordered Comexims. I'm actually wondering if the cups were reduced at all, I have 65H that to my knowledge is not altered and has the same cup height measurement as the Caramel Latte, and my other 65H Comexims that are reduced 2cm measure almost exactly 2cm less than both the unaltered 65H and the 32F Caramel Latte.
I also tried the bra on for a bit longer today and I don't feel quite supported enough. I think it is a combination of issues causing this probably because without the cup and strap alterations the 32F is a bit too big for me. I have Comexim's in 65H (30FF) with 2cm reduced cups and straps moved in that fit quite well, both with and without alteration to the gore.
Update: I emailed Erica and she did find out that in my size the Nuance Plunge only receives a reduced gore and no alterations to cup height or strap placement. Erica has been extremely helpful and I am sending this one back for a Lady Grey in 30FF in the Sophisticate that does have all the alterations I usually get with the cups reduced, straps moved in and lowered gore. Read more 236 more words
I had hoped Anna's bras ran tight in the band. I was armed with an extender: it was unnecessary. If you need a 30" band, order a 30". This is the first bra in my correct size that lifts and centers my breasts enough that they meet and greet in the middle: imagine my surprise. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Just one month ago, I thought I was wide and shallow; not so in Anna Pardal's Caramel Latte Nuance. Although I don't fear I will fall out, there is more tissue exposed in the ...center than I prefer. Sadly, because of the impressive lift and center, the gore pokes the now centered breasts. Anna Pardal's Doyenne half cup has overlapping wires and excellent immediate projection which may remedy my fit issues with the Nuance Plunge. This is an exceptionally comfortable, supportive bra and a gateway bra for my Polish addiction. If you are narrow and projected, Anna Pardal's bras with her use of sumptuous fabrics may soon become your favorite bras. My first Anna Pardal but definitely not the last! Read more 86 more words
This bra is so unbelievably pretty … and SOFT! Omg, the fabric on this bra is insanely soft. I love it! The nude is also the perfect shade for me. It's a very light, warm nude. The pattern of the flowers does show through some clothing, but the lace and seems are very smooth and don't show under even my tightest of shirts.
Received on same date as my other Anna Pardal Caramel Latte Nuance Plunge in 30G.
This one has exactly the same setup as the other: standard Nuance Plunge stuff such as straps moved in, lowered gore, and reduced cups, and additionally has cookie pockets.
With the exception of the contrasting white flowers on the caramel colored background, this bra disappears perfectly under most clothing. Very thin or very light-colored shirts may show the white flowers.