For kicks I decided to take a trip down memory lane and dig up an old model bra that used to be ubiquitous. Way back when, after we grew out of the "Teen Form Training Bra" days, we didn't have Victoria's Secret, or Aerie, or Soma, and we had nothing like Bralettes to soothe our distorted boobs. Shopping for bras created quintessential memories of Body Shaming to the maximum. In high school, I think everyone I knew wore a 34 (not because they fit!), in basic white Playtex, or Maidenform bras that looked just like this.
I loved Bali "natural woman" bras, but I was ...most partial to Olga bras. I can't remember the model name (Bodysilk maybe?), but there was a certain "front-close" bra that basically got me through high school and college. It seemed front close bras were more available then. This was good for me, because the alternative was (as shown in these photos) to have my tissue smashed down all over my ribcage, with weird extra pointy unfilled fabric at my nipples. I used to think this meant I was "flat-chested". And maybe I am, but not in the way I thought as the time! This particular Bali Flower Bra doesn't look very good under my clothing because it's shape is really out of date. This thing provides lift like no other, I'll give it that. However it tried to project the lift (literally) into the tips of the cups so boobs look like thin tubes with conical ends.
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Grabbed this from a free box. In gently used condition. Previous wearer must have worn this white bra with black shirts as there is black fuzz pilling all over. I've washed and dried and will list this for free soon. Band was hard for me to measure the stretch, so it might stretch even wider. Wire are extremely bendy and the material is very light and stretch. This would be very easy to alter to a smaller band size.
I've worn this fantastic bra as my everyday bra for many years. The wide band supports most of the weight of my "girls",so the shoulder straps put very little pressure on my shoulders, even after a full days wear. In fact the fit is so good that I rarely have to fiddle with the straps or tug at the band. For those of us with "more up top" the support and cup coverage make this a great bra to wear while working out. There are a few downsides however; the firm support and construction give a look that is too "pointy" for some wearers. The cups are seamed and will show though some tops, it's an underwire bra so get used to the idea of hand washing it if you want it to last the longest. Also the color selection is pretty limited as your choices are white, beige, and just recently midnight. I was thrilled to find this bra offered Midnight at last.
Even if this bra fit me right, I don't think I'd keep it. Brand new and fabric is already frayed at the gore and on the straps. The hardware on the straps also feel like cheep, not durable, plastic. Though, for <$20 I guess who cares. On second thought, for $20, if the cups weren't so laughably empty, I'd keep it, but this one I returned.
Best fitting bra I own. The band sits as it should but the gore between breasts isn't strong enough to stay against my ribcage, creating a sports bra type fit... Which is good... But I still hold hope there is a 2 boob bra that loves me somewhere out there!
Gives a slightly pointed shape, much more than most bras today, but definitely not pointy enough to be a bullet bra. Gives some structure to my soft tissue, though a bit more structure would still be helpful. Bottom of the gore tacks well but the top is pushed out slightly because there is not quite enough structure to prevent my soft tissue from forcing it outward as my tissue tries to pool in the bottom of the cup. But I have this problem with multiple high-gore bras and it is not as severe as usual with this one.
I can jump up and down in this bra with very little bounce. It's more supportive in that way than any sports bra I've ever owned. I saw an Amazon reviewer mention using this as a sports bra and I think it would work well for that.
This bra has been serving me well in the short time I've owned it. The one thing I'm not terribly fond of is the pointy look that it gives me. If you look at some of the reviews of the bra around Amazon and places of the sort, you will see that others liken it to a bullet bra.
Otherwise, I love the support that I get, especially around the sides of my breasts. The one thing I am wary of is that it seems to be stretching out quite quickly. I am going to give it a rest for a while though and see if it recovers.
Grossly mis-sized in this now, but when it fit, it was an okay support bra. Gave a very pointy shape and large amounts of coverage. The boning in the sides poked a lot, despite the band being quiet stretchy, and I felt like the wires themselves came up very high, and poked into my armpit. In my opinion, a very ugly bra as well.