This is my first Anna Pardal bra, in the "Sophisticate Balconette" cut. I'd almost completely given up on Comexim after 3 failed attempts. But what a wonderfully pleasant surprise this bra turned out to be!! THIS bra is that "perfect fit" I've been searching for!!
I never would've even come close to achieving this amazing fit if it weren't for Jaimie's help at Bra Obsessed!!! If I had ordered this bra myself, I know I never would've ordered it in THIS size! Thankfully, Jaimie knows exactly what she's doing! She's terrific! After reviewing tons of pics and analyzing my size and shape (mostly by looking over my entire Bratabase ...profile) she was able to recommend the correct sizes for me to try. If they didn't fit, I could easily return or exchange them. But there is no need. Every bra (all 4 of them) that I ordered thru her with her suggestions has fit to a tee!!! I'm so happy!! And I'm super grateful she was kind enough to take the time to help me so much!! I can't find a single thing wrong with this bra. It feels like a perfect mold of my own boobs!! Haha!! I've never had such a perfect fit in a bra!! The gore tacks perfectly, without digging in, the cups are filled perfectly without any gaping or quad boob, the edge of the cups lay perfectly against my boob, the straps are perfectly placed, the wires hug the outside of my boob just right, the wings are perfect height and the band is exactly how I like it - tight and snug on the first hook. And with 3 rows and 3 columns of hooks I feel the extra support I like without the band moving an inch up my back. I've kept the bra on since I first tried it on over an hour ago and still no complaints. A bit snug, but not uncomfortably so. The cups are a little crinkly right now but the bra just needs to be broken in.
I will say, the band and cup on this do run on the smaller side. Just to give you an idea, I normally wear a 65FF/60G in Ewa Michalak, and a 28G in most UK brands (32DDD in VS). So I wasn't expecting this bra to even come close to fitting in a 30GG!! But I'm very happy I listened to Jaimie and took her advice https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> The band on this bra only stretched to about 27.5"!!! It's more of a true 28 than it is a 30. So I would def suggest sizing up in both band and cup.
Overall, I'm ecstatic with the fit of this bra. And I HIGHLY HIGHLY suggest you shoot Jaimie an email at Bra Obsessed if you're having a hard time pinpointing your size! The bras may be a bit more pricey, but it's so worth it!!!!!! That price includes special, individualized, personal fitting/sizing assistance, along with the convenience of not having to special order in Polish!! Lol!!
UPDATE: Finally decided to pull this baby out for a nice, cozy rainy day. Wore it all day and night but when the time came, I couldn't wait to get it off!! Not the most comfortable bra I've worn. And I just prefer a smoother fabric under shirts. I also feel like it was a bit too minimizing. I'm a padded bra kind of girl, and I like a bit more "oomph!" It's a shame, esp since Anna Pardal is no more https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> But I would've loved another one in a different fabric and perhaps with cookie inserts. It would be my dream bra! Hopefully, it just needs to be broken in, it's still pretty stiff and scratchy. Read more 527 more words
Cup height is 6.75in tall. Love this bra except it's still a little tall at the strap. But the space isn't obvious under shirts. The band is rather tight but I'm gonna try an extender and see if that helps. Overall I love this bra!!!!
This is my second try on this bra. The gore is a soft tack. I have touching breasts. The very narrow cup width follows my breast root perfectly.This is a first for me . I believe this cut has reduced cups, gore and straps moved in 2cm. l have a small amount of gaping on my smaller breast. The larger fits well. I'm not that crazy about my already overly full center breasts being pushed even more toward the center. Since taking the pictures, I've lowered the strap about 1/2 inch on my larger breast and that keeps it from pushing against my smaller breast and gives better symmetry. Band is very small, fits more like a 28. For comparison, in a Cleo bra I wear a 28GG or a 30G.
I believe I'm the third owner of this bra; it's the Sophisticate cut and the first Anna Pardal I've tried! It's a deep, saturated cherry red with oriental-inspired lace overlay and trim, which looks exactly the same as the Comexim Geisha. The design is not overly decorated, finished only with matching red bows on the straps and gore, and black straps with a subtle glossy finish in the center. I think Sabine's charm lies in its elegant simplicity, which allows its beautiful, well-made materials to shine https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I admit, I've hesitated to order directly from Anna Pardal before, noticing that many of ...her bras look extremely similar to Comexim's, which are much more affordable, and wondering whether the extra luxurious details were worth the cost differential. Now that AP has gone out of business and I've had the opportunity to try this one, I really do see the appeal! The inner lining of the band is silky soft, the cups are cut in perfect accordance with my breast shape, and the band is firm, stretching not much beyond 28". In fact I'd say that this 30GG fits band and cup volume wise more like a Comexim 60J, it definitely isn't a true to size 30. So, possibly consider sizing up if you're on the larger end of your usual band size. Sabine's very thin foam shapes the breasts into a flattering round shape without adding a lot of bulk or extra padding, in contrast to say Ewa Michalak's S cut, which gives a super projected look that can make me extra conscious of the size of my boobs and can only be worn under very fitted shirts to prevent the dreaded "boob tent" look.
The only thing that I dislike about this bra is that it exaggerates my tail of spence a bit, but that's much more the fault of my individual anatomy than the bra's. I think I could do with just a hint more immediate projection, but we'll see how Sabine fares with further wear https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
This is the Sophisticate Cut which includes reduced cup height, reduced gore height, and straps moved inward 2cm. Additionally, this gore has overlapping wires: swoon. Fortuitously, this bra does not swallow my very short roots. The cups are fantastically designed to lift and center. The straps are narrow enough to patiently sit on my shoulders without adjustment. The wings are high enough to contain all tissue and low enough to create complete comfort. The cups are expertly lined in cloud-like cotton. Anna Pardal bras have been thoroughly and thoughtfully designed! I will patiently wait for this level of comfort. However, like every other Comexim plunge I've tried, there is not enough immediate projection. I feel overstuffed into a too small space near the wire. With a heavy heart, I admit this piece of art and engineering does not fit. However, I will eagerly trade for an Anna Pardal 30GG Doyenne Half cup https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />