This is my first bra-sized bikini top, and I can't imagine going back! It looks so much better than those stupid triangle tops, and it held up well at the beach all day. My breasts were secure, so no more accidentally flashing people. I felt much more comfortable. One thing that I don't believe was mentioned on the site is that this top isn't padded. My nipples were under the seams though, so that wasn't an issue.
Also, I normally wear a 28 band, but I ordered a 30 since ASOS doesn't make them. It worked fine for me.
This is an "okay" fit, but I have to tighten the halter a LOT (so much so that it hurts my neck) if it's going to life the girls at all. I don't really recommend this to others. As I don't swim often, this does the job, but I'm definitely not going to put it on otherwise.
I'm currently on somewhat of a mission to find usable swim tops after spending a life time in crappy ones. It's my side project when I'm not busy overanalyzing what size and alterations I want to attempt on my next go-round with Comexim.
This was the other top in my original order of two "30G" bikini tops from Asos. If you read my 32G - Asos Swim » Hidden Underwired Print Fuller Bust Bikini To review, you'll know already how much of a disaster the white one was. This one is not *quite* so bad. This particular mix n match style runs looser ...in the band than the hidden underwire, and bigger in the cups. However, it's still a big fat LIE that Asos Swim uses UK sizing, because I ordered this as a 30G from the size menu and received a US 30G/UK30F. So, keep that in mind.
30F is a cup smaller in volume than I can usually wear. This top is workable if I don't scoop & swoop. The band is TTS, which means it's too big on me, so I cut strips of elastic and sewed them to the inside of the band to act as a tightener. I would say the cups, at 5.3" wide and 9.0" deep, are TTS for a typical 30F - the problem being, I am not a 30F, I'm an FF-G. So, if you're a true 30F and were to get hold of this top, it would probably fit you quite well.
The double tie halter strap is simultaneously cute, and a giant pain in the ass to tie behind your neck. The insides of the cups have a side sling mesh, which is a great idea in theory, but in reality, if the mesh doesn't cover your nipple, you'll end up with a weird pointy shaped bulge. Of couse it doesn't cover my nipple, so if I were to wear this much I'd want to sew in some liner pads, but the cups are barely big enough to begin with, without pads.
The color is much more vibrant than the website suggested, which I liked. It's a bright teal blue with a crochet lace overlay and visually it's just very cute!
I kept it, and have swam in it twice, but the jury is out on whether I'll actually keep it long term. Read more 296 more words
Band is too big, cups are too small. Aside from those obvious fit issues, this particular version of the Asos Mix and Match halter has really thin liner fabric since the outer is a lace crochet. There a piece of firmer support liner in there too. Where the support liner ends your breast tissue pops out into the really stretchy nude liner, make for a very odd shape. Otherwise it would be super cute. Hopefully they will make this again with a better liner.