I thought that sizing up would make things better. They didn't. This bra is still very shallow and cuts into my tall roots. If you're very shallow, don't have much immediate projection, and have short roots, this may be for you.
This bra is great for wide breasted girls. The cups are actually separated a good amount (1cm wire to wire). Nice simple aesthetic too. Very soft and smooth and comfortable. Except for one issue that drives me MAD. The elastic used along the top and bottom of the band is round, causing you to perpetually feel like this bra has rolled up on itself and try to straighten/smooth it out!
I just purchased this bra. My first assessment is that this bra fits good and comfortably.
The band fits snug, holding the bra in place while raising my arms and moving around. The wires sit nicely against my chest. I have not experienced any trouble with them digging into my chest yet. There is some quad boob effect on my left breast, due to its slightly larger size. However, the cup creates a nearly smooth line on my right breast. I was not able to fill the cup with either breast when going up a cup size, so I settled for this fit. The fabric is super soft and comfy.
I wore this bra back in the day in 30C, but of course this size was always too small for me. At one point though, I considered Betsey Johnson bras in 30C to be my best fitting bras. Now that I've discovered my proper size and seen my cup size increase and become less shallow, this bra no longer works for me. This particular style from Betsey is extremely shallow, more so than the other styles I wore regularly (the Starlet and other lace cups are better).
I've tried this more recently in both 30D and 30DD, and while the wires and cup shape are better ...for me in 30DD than 30D, it's still way too shallow. I am busting out of the middle of this bra while the shallow cups cut in and minimize me. Not a good look! I think this is a great option for people who are truly shallow, but not for average or projected shapes.
I've also found that when the cup shape is a mismatch, it can cause discomfort in the wires. The wires on this bra dig in for me and feel like they are rolling upward and into my body. This happens to me often with bras that are too shallow. Haven't quite figured out a technical explanation for this, but unfortunately it made the bra really uncomfortable. Read more 125 more words
I used to totally love Betsey Johnson bras as it's one of the few US department store brands that carries a TTS 30 band. I've tried many of the styles, but in the past always purchased a 30C. In retrospect, all of these bras were too small for me, and actually after scooping properly, I've found that 30D is a bit small as well. I should probably try a 30DD if I see it around, but unfortunately it wasn't available when I placed this order.
I didn't realize it originally, but this particular style is on the shallow side and fits noticeably shallow. I own ...this in 30C in two colors and this is my first purchase of the 30D. Immediately even before scooping, there's some overflow on my larger side, and once I'm fully scooped, both sides show this effect. It's also obvious from the side profile that it is too shallow, since I don't get the projection or round shape I would normally get from this style of bra.
This style is also a partial band, which tends to cause problems on my bony ribcage. Without a stable cradle, the underwires on many styles will end up digging into my ribcage. This bra is also a little bit uncomfortable, but it's tolerable. I wish it were a full band though. Heck, I wish it were just properly styled like one of my UK bras--full band, wide elastic, wide straps, and a little more projection! Read more 146 more words
I've always been attracted to this graphic color and print, finally ended up getting one.
The band is pretty firm. There is a empty space at the bottoms of the cups for me due to it being shallower. I might have tried to make it work anyway in the past, but my bra wardrobe is pretty complete right now. A really beautiful bra overall!