This is a beautiful bra. The embroidery is so pretty, and I really love the eyelash lace framed flower in the middle instead of a bow or a button or some other embellishment. It's different, I like different. Browsing around in the Avocado site, it seems like this bra is no longer made in any color. That's a shame, as it's truly lovely and sophisticated. Unfortunately for me, that pretty embroidery shows through my t-shirts. Oh well. So, this bra is a first for me in that it brings to attention an unevenness I was previously ignorant of. I know most women have a bigger and a smaller side. I ...didn't think I was any different and knew my left side was slightly larger. But I've never had a bra that highlighted that so much. This one does. My left is larger and fills the cup perfectly, seriously, like made for my breast perfect. The right side, not so much. It fits well up to the seam separating the cup from the embroidered upper and fits well again at the eyelash lace trim, but there is a bit of gaping in between. Still normal, but what happened in this bra that I've not had happen before was my larger breast pretty much pulled the whole bra to its side so I had one part of the gore tacking nicely on my sternum while the other is sitting on my left side tissue. All the adjustments in the world wouldn't fix it, so I sewed the wires together and now it's much better. I can fit two fingers in between my breasts, I've never had to narrow a gore for myself before. Anyway, the rest of the bra is great. The band is nice and tight on the loosest hook, the straps feel good and aren't too wide set, but they are only half adjustable (I wonder if I could cram the adjuster onto that lace if need be) the front is trimmed with more of that pretty lace. The shape is a bit pointer than what I get from the rest of my bras, but it's still a nice one, sort of a rounded point, not a bullet.
I set the fit based on my left side after the (reversible) gore alteration. Read more 270 more words
This bra in this size is no longer available/sold out: I came to own it because I recently ordered the Avocado Camelia (S174F) in both 65G & H, and needed to return the too-big H. On doing so I happened to mention I loved the look of the Kyoto and was sad that it wasn't in my size to request an exchange ... and Avocado promptly sewed me up a brand new Kyoto in the caramel colourway!
Sadly, despite the 65G Camelia fitting me as if it was tailor-made, the Kyoto is far, far too small.
The band runs quite firm on this one: I tried it ...with the full length of an extender and the tension felt about right (but with the proper cup size perhaps it wouldn't feel so tight?).
The cups are so small on me it's almost painful. I get the most crazy puckering/pulling up the length of the lower vertical seam, the top edge of the cup cuts in to give me true quadboob, and I also get breast tissue pushed out the side of the cup into my armpit.
The wires are quite narrow; I'd need the proper cup depth to judge whether they're too narrow for me or not.
The bra itself is lovely: a sheer caramel coloured mesh, two layers in the lower half of the cup and a single layer along the top edge. The cherry blossom embroidery lays as flat as flat can be. Read more 138 more words
The detail on this is so lovely. The materials and construction are top notch, too. Unfortunately for me, the cups don't have the immediate projection at the bottom or at the gore that my rounded boobs require. If the gore tacked, I would have quadraboob. If I wore it, the base would be pushed down my torso and I would have quadraboob. Even if it fit, it would be more full coverage on my short torso than I prefer. The wires aren't Panache wide, but they also aren't as narrow as I've come to expect from Ewa Michalak and Comexim. 3 hooks & partially adjustable straps.
This is such a gorgeous bra. And the perfect nude for me! I can get away fine with other "nude" bras, but this is just perfect. I love the detailing also.
I'm not keeping this because for me, the band felt uncomfortable and (what settles my decision) the cups are surprisingly too wide. Like I could see the sides of my boobs about an inch from the wires and it looked silly. It's difficult to see in the photos. I would like to try this in like a 70D and see if it'd work at all. I found the band to be about 28.5-29". Cup depth was good, but as usual, wires are ...too wide for me. This has been causing me pain in my bras where this occurs..which is..most of them.
Fabric is like a smooth mesh everywhere, with embroidery in the centers. Gave me a bit of a funny shape. Almost downward 7, but nothing like my Gossard Phoebe. It was more of a rounded downward 7. Didn't care for it. Straps are fully adjustable.
Anyway. I'd recommend this to someone who does need narrower wires, to slightly average, a bit of projection, short (lengthwise)gore (this is one of the closest I have), and either likes a tight band and can wear a 29" with the wires slightly widening, or someone with a 28" ribcage.
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This is a really pretty bra. If you read that on my reviews a lot, its because I am a sucker for pretty bras. The embroidery and seaming laid flat underneath my tee shirt. Win! And didn't show under my white button-up. Double win! Unfortunately I get a sad shape on my larger size and a tiny bit of quadding along the top edge and I think the cup might be too shallow at the wires for me looking at the picture. Since I get a nice shape on my smaller size I think the cup is just a bit too small. From the whole two Avocado bras I have now tried, I say the cups run one size small or at least a half size too small. I feel I am relatively even or fob and wouldn't recommend this to someone fot. The top isn't stretchy. Its nice though for someone like me because it doesn't gap.
This is a really beautiful, well-made bra that unfortunately was too small in the cups for me as soon as I bought it. I hung on to it for a while hoping that it might fit after I lost weight, but that hasn't worked out.
BEAUTIFUL BRA!!!! Well made and simply gorgeous. Very comfortable. Cups are slightly closed on top, so this may be troublesome for more FOT girls. I am slightly FOT and only noticed that it was snug on top on my larger side.