Shallow boob heaven!! This is tied for the BEST-fitting bra I own (along with Masquerade Alice, also 30DD), and I have tried a dozen styles so far. This is by far the best-suited to my shallow, wide-rooted boobs. I love it so much, I got 2 of them!
I wouldn't mind if the wires were a *hair* wider, but the shape (open on top, 2 vertical seams) is ideal for my shallow boobs. I love that it has a relatively short (5.5 cm) gore, too.
This would work for someone needing a 28E or F, as the band is short for a 30 (unstretched, it's barely longer than my 28F ...Cleo Marcie, and shorter than my 28F Freya Just Flew In).
It has a soft, thin nude-colored foam lining (with 2 vertical seams), covered with lace. When I modeled my first one for my boyfriend, he said "wow, it's beautiful!"
Others on reddit/r/abrathatfits have mentioned that the lace is itchy, but I haven't had that experience at all. It feels like I'm wearing nothing - angels on my boobs, for sure. Read more 71 more words
This bra is not a good shape for me, and I'm 100% certain it's a bad size as well. This is no fault of the bra, of course, but I knew it didn't fit from the get-go and I kept it anyway. The band is way too tight, and I realized just now that it's because stretched-out it measures 29". I'm exactly 29" around, and a 30" band is often my best bet. It's interesting reading about this bra stretching out, because I haven't experienced that at all (yet).
It's very pretty and feminine - I have one that is just peach or pink. I think the split strap ...and the bow are pretty, but I like to be girly like that (under my clothes). The straps, however, are way too far apart for me.
I don't like the shape the bra gives me at all. At first I thought it was interesting, and I liked how it seemed to fit my wide-set breasts perfectly in a way that other bras haven't so far. But I quickly got over that. Maybe it's indeed because of my wide set, but I prefer to be pushed up and together... not down and out. This bra makes my chest look very wide and yet also quite flat because it squished me quite a bit and gave me a monstrous quad boob on my left side (the larger side).
The worst part for me is that even though I have quad boob and am more or less pinned down by this bra, I don't fill out the bottom half of the cups at all. The fabric wrinkles and forms a pretty significant crease that ends up making me look like I have square boobs. I have tried to hike up the straps, but inevitably it settles back down. And anyway, if I adjust the straps the necessary amount, I get even more quad-boob and then the bra is basically in my armpits. Beautiful.
I'm posting this one for fitting help, because clearly I've got the size wrong ... but I also am inclined to think that maybe this bra doesn't work for my shape. Read more 249 more words
This bra is really cute and works well if you need a low center gore. The cups are too small for me now, but when they fit it was very comfortable. Soft stretchy band so doesn't give the best support ever.
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.
Normally I don't go for real "girly" bras, I'm more of a "meat and potatoes" kind of person when it comes to bras, meaning I normally go for more understated and practical designs, think solid print t-shirt bras. But something about this bra just drew me in and I needed to have it.
It's really cute, even if I don't do the cuteness factor justice. Being a mesh band I thought it would be very stretchy, but to my surprise it is nice and snug. It's more of a balconette style and has non padded, sewn, three section cups which is hard to find ...in my size. I have never been able to wear a balconette, the wires have always been too narrow for me, but these wires are wide enough for my wide roots.
Overall it's an ok fit, but the wires don't stay put and slide down. This could be one of two problems, either the cup doesn't have enough immediate projection or the straps are too long. I have the straps shortened to the max, so I can't tell if it's bottom cup depth or the straps causing the issue. Being shallow, I've always had the opposite problem of the cups riding up so I wouldn't think the cup depth would be the problem. I may have the straps shortened a bit and see if that helps.
Even with this issue it's still comfortable to wear and cute, but doesn't provide the support I though it would.
Wide, very shallow tall root boob heaven. These fit my very shallow, wide and tall root shape perfectly! I have never had a bra with cups this shape fit so well. The lace lies perfectly against my chest without gaps, wrinkles, or any other indications of an ill fit. I love this bra so much that I bought another one in Snow.
The straps seem to stretch easily but I know that I can make them a little tighter, so it's an easy fix. The band stretches easily too, and I love it because I don't like to be squeezed.
The only things that is a little off for ...me is the width of the cups. I am going to alter it so that the wires touch at the center like the Natori Feathers. My breasts are very close together and the wires sit on my tissue a little bit, so once I alter the bra it will be absolutely perfect.
I am so excited that I finally have 2 bras that fit - this one and Natori Feathers in 30D!
I'm currently favoring - holy smokes I have a bra that fits!! - versus what I look like in a shirt. Since I've found bras that fit, I think that I look better in my clothes in general. Next I would like to find a nice push up bra and I really need a strapless bra for a wedding this summer. Recommendations welcome!
EDIT: 8/3/16 - after wearing it for a work day I have found that the gore is too high - it irritates my sternum. It is fine to wear and I love it because it fits just about perfect for me, but after about 10 hours the gore starts to irritate my sternum. I wonder if this will abate once I alter the wires to touch in front? I'll update as necessary. Read more 207 more words
This bra fits very well and is the first balconette style I have owned. I don't know why I tried it on several times before buying it. I guess the lace had me concerned that it would show, but I really don't know why I worry about that so much since I mostly wear t-shirts and don’t wear a lot of white. I do get a very tiny gap near the gore on my right breast which is a bit smaller than the left, it's such a small gap it is only noticeable when I move my arms in certain position or am actively trying ...to see if I get any gapping. I just wish I had bought it sooner and that I could have worn it out of the store. I think this is the first bra I've had that the underwire doesn't get pushed down, it's great to have wire that stays at the IMF. This is probably my best fitting bra with my Parfait Charlotte in a close second (Charlottes band is a bit tight otherwise it's a great fit). I do think that the cups may run large on this bra and a bit on the small side (perfect for me since most 32's are a bit loose and 30's a bit tight), since I don't fit in many 32DD bras including other Betsey Johnson styles Read more 129 more words
This seems to fit pretty well. The wires are wide enough, and the general shape is good. It's a foam-dome, so I can't really tell 100% sure if there's gapping underneath, but there's no gapping on the topline or armpit areas.
The mesh band material feels a bit flimsy, and the elastic doesn't seem top quality so I have questions about how long it'll last, but fit is the most important thing.
Not a fan of the bows and junk either. Personal preference!
The bra is pretty comfortable, but the lace cover and seams show up under clothing. Also, even though it is lined/lightly padded, my nipple outline shows through shirts, giving me "headlights", which I don't like. The cup fits fine, but the band is too large - I'm really more of a 28 band, but that is impossible to find in stores here, and I was desperate. It might be the too loose band, but I don't think this bra does anything for me shape wise. My breasts just kind of sit in the cup, whereas in the freya longline I own, my breasts are lifted up, and the side support pulls the in.
I feel like the lace won't wear well. There is a bit of fraying already along the seams at the top. I imagine it will only get worse, as it looks like it may snag easily.
In summary: comfy, kind of cute, but not a favorite.
I was uncertain about this one when I first tried it on, as the band was incredibly tight and my breasts spilled out a little over the top. I thought maybe it would relax/stretch enough, but after a few weeks, that hadn't changed. AND I discovered that I wasn't scooping my breasts into my bras properly. When I did that, I decided that it was definitely the wrong size. Otherwise, it was comfortable with no itchiness or poking.
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.
This bra fits just like the Eyelet Lace style except it's not so good for tall roots. The Eyelet Lace has a lot of open space at the top edges of the cups but the Starlet Lace is more closed in at the top edges. Otherwise, it's not bad. If you have a shallow, broad rooted, and short rooted shape go for the Starlet Lace.
I got this bra from mercury . It turns out I can fill the cups completely, and the top of the cup does not cut in, but it is very tight under the armpit area, which gives me significant armpit rolls. I guess it is related to my high-set breasts--the bra looks much higher on me than on mercury's pictures, and reaches my armpit easily. This bra should work for someone who is low-set and FoB/with short roots.
It is as wide and shallow as I've found. My only gripe is that the wires don't feel like they come up high enough on the sides, and the band feels thin and weak - I wish it had side support panels, those make me feel tucked in.
My first attempt at finding a well fitting bra without adding inches to the band measurement to get my size. I tried on dozens of bras at Nordstroms and only found a few that seemed to fit my wide root/shallow breasts. The Betsey Johnson Stocking Stripe bra was the best fit by far for me. I've been wearing 34/36 A and B cups for decades and could never understand why I couldn't find anything that fit right. I've got excess tissue under my armpit that is finally in a wire wide enough to encompass it. There is a very slight quadboob effect on ...my larger breast in the 32DD of the Betsey Johnson Stocking Stripe. The 32DDD that I tried on fit perfectly but I was afraid that I wouldn't like how high the side goes up on the larger cup (possible chafing), so I'm trying out the 32DD for now to get used to my new fit. I'm anticipating the need to go up to a 32DDD in a few months anyway, so this has been a good place to start for me. For the first time ever, I fill up the inside of the cup and there is no gaping on the top edge of the bra. These bras are so comfortable and I'm loving the colors. I'm so sad to see that this bra is now discontinued and is being clearanced out of many online stores. My only slight con so far with these bras is that I get some creaking noises from them when I bend or twist my torso. It's very minor, though, so it's not a big deal to me. Read more 180 more words
This bra fits like it was made for me. Well, the cups are. The band is too stretchy.
The cups follow the curve of my breasts pretty much perfectly. Width is good, no gaps, no weird lines. The straps adjust short enough. They're not fully adjustable, but they are more adjustable than other half-adjustable straps I've seen.
The band, when brand new, was true to size, stretching to 30 inches flat. After a day of wear (at the tightest hook), they've stretched to way more than that, clearly, as the band was riding up. This is also due to the fact that the elastics in the band are THIN. Normally elastics are 3/8" (1/2" for thicker ones) but these are 1/4". They're stretchy and look like they'd stretch out pretty fast.
The lace is comfortable, not scratchy at all. Strap width is good too- they don't dig into armpits.
Great fit, though it felt a bit tight at first I know it will stretch a bit soon with wear and wash. I just switched to 32DD/34D from wearing 36B/C cups and that is also why it feels so tight in comparison.
For having seemingly even, inner full breasts, the line of the cup is right near/at the fullest part of my boobs. Despite this, quad boob is almost nonexistent even after a proper swoop and scoop. The Gore tacks nicely and is very comfortable.
The wire is nice and wide and long, it goes past my armpit which is very comfortable for my wide roots. I can't believe I was trying to squeeze into B cups for the last 10+ years, even if the band size was 36.
The style is cute, I love the partially transparent wings and band with the opaque striping.
The almost perfect bra for me. I fill the cups near perfectly. The band is just ever-so-slightly too loose, and the straps are ever-so-slightly too far apart. The gore is comfy, and tacks almost-but-not-quite completely.
glad you love the Betsey Johnson Eyelet Lace. I recommend all of the Betsey Johnson bras except for the Stocking Stripe (not as shallow as other Betsey bras) and the Starlet Lace (not for tall roots).