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Lovely bra from VioletIridescence! I’ve had my eye on it for a while but was gun shy because it was a longer stretched band than I usually take, and half cups tend to be tall on me. But after my rib cage inflammation flare up recently, I thought it might be perfect to have something a little looser to play with. I do find that I can do it up on the middle hooks, but end of the day swelling gives room to expand some, so I think that it’s going to be perfect if/when I have another flare. The cups are bordering on too ... tall, but kind of wrap around the top of my tissue and it’s fine. My tissue is soft and shallow on top, so vertical height of cups can make or break a fit.
The materials of this bra are very comfortable and soft. The black lace is lined underneath with beige, and I’m an unusual move, there’s a tulle side panel on the outside of the cups which connects at the straps with an appliqué flower and then extends up the straps and wraps around them. The straps are probably my biggest criticism of the bra. While beautiful with the gathered tulle, they are only partly adjustable, and I would say I’m not particularly low set or high set, but I have them tightened pretty much all the way. And they’re quite wide as well as wide set. This is one of the first bras in a while that I’ve had to regularly fiddle with my straps during the day. They are quite prone to slipping off my shoulders. The bra cups are fairly narrow and projected, but on the wide side of narrow, and slightly shallow if you are more than average projection.
I’d still say that it’s a success and even though it’s not a perfect fit right now, I know it’s going to be a big help when I have swelling again. I have a pretty good shape with a soft, lightweight bra that’s made from some lovely materials.
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 Flag this
I ordered this from Town Shop with their 15% off + free shipping promo. It was shipped same day and arrived to me within 2 days of placing the order, which is pretty fantastic. Can't recommend them enough!
I've always thought Aubade bras were extraordinarily beautiful and sexy, but until their recent launch of a G cup in some models, I've been way outside their size range. Design-wise, this bra is phenomenal... no criticisms whatsoever. I want to keep it out on my desk just so that I can stare at it! The delicacy and quality of the lace, which scallops at the neckline and bottom of the ... band, is totally unlike anything else I own. In combination with the gathered black tulle straps, gauzy side panel, and guipure flower appliqués, it's sublime. The band, like the few other French bras I've tried from Lejaby and Empreinte, is totally plain on the backside.
The comfort feel is exceptionally high for such a decorative bra. The band and inner materials are silky soft, so despite the glamorous look of the exterior I easily forget I'm wearing it. The band length compares to an Empreinte 30. It measures looser than what I would normally wear, but doesn't ride up on the third hook. I don't feel like I need to hook it as tight as a UK 30 in order to get the same amount of support, if that makes sense. The cups, surprisingly narrow and projected, give a nice naturally rounded profile. The halfcup shape is a little fuller coverage than a Polish halfcup, and gives a "soft hills" rather than y-shaped cleavage effect. My only disappointment with this bra is that the straps are only half-adjustable, and currently I have them adjusted as short as they go. I'm neither tall nor petite at 5'5" but now I'm wondering if I'm higher set than I thought. Eventually, a strap saver may be in order!
Updated on Dec 19, 2016 Flag this
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