This is a padded, half-cup, plunge style bra. It's very pretty, but mediocre quality.
The band is entirely too tight. I can barely fasten it & have to take it off ASAP so as not to rip it. The band runs like a very snug 28, not a 30 band.
The cups are also too small, and to add to it, the padding makes them even smaller inside. The cups are about an inch too shallow & the wires an inch too short for me, at least. Padded bras can be problematic when the cup size is not adjusted to accommodate the padding, and that seems one of the issues ...here.
I'd say over all, the bra runs more like a 28DD or even a 28D than a 30DD. The cups are comparable to old 32B bras I have.
It's unfortunate, because I otherwise like the look of this bra & it gives good cleavage. I realize it's too small, but it still seems like it would not have a lot of coverage even in a correct fit, which seems hard to find in the sizes I need. Read more 77 more words
It's a brand new really pretty see through plunge bra. It's not padded. It has pretty lace detail about the cup where the cups meet the straps and also on the sides of the bra. The cups are a sturdy mesh with pretty embroidery. I never wear it because I am too close set.
After "properly" measuring myself, I deduced that I should be wearing a UK 30C. So I hopped on ebay and purchased this bra. While it looks gorgeous, it just doesn't fit. The band is way too small, the ends don't even meet behind me. The cups appear to be the right size, though. Guess I'll stick with US measurements in the future.
This is the first bra I tried in my newish size when I first learned about bra fitting.The size was about right,but the shape doesn't seem right for me. I think this would best fit someone with full on top or even fullness and more full on top.I seem to fill out the bottoms and sides of this bra well but had issues with the top,even in different sizes (tried 38E,38G,36G).I had a friend try this one on and she filled out the top part very well and she seems to be shaped the exact opposite of me.haha Even though the shape is wrong,I ended up getting one in a 38G and wear it sometimes cause it's so pretty and on occasion will fit me ok. Here's the review of that 38G. http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dl2bv/
I haven't had much luck with M&S bras or plunges in general (I have rather shallow, wide-set breasts and prefer half-cups), so I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortably this one fit. The cups are relatively shallow with the volume evenly distributed, and the cup edge neither gapes nor cuts in towards the centre. The wires are slightly narrower than those of the M&S balconettes.
Like many (most?) Autograph and Limited Collection bras, this one runs small in the band. As per the measurements, it's more like a 28 than a 30; my underbust is 26"/66cm and I can wear it on the loosest hooks without the band shifting ...or riding up, although if I preferred very tight bands I'd probably want a 28. The modal fabric is very comfortable and soft without being too stretchy.
Regarding the design, my only complaints are that the thin band elastic digs in quite easily and the edge of the satin trim is clearly visible under a thin top (it almost looks like the cup edge on a bra that's too small). It's still very wearable, but not ideal for fitted tees. Read more 79 more words