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 pretty fantastic as far as comfort, but with shallow breasts that are fuller on the bottom, the fit was never perfect. The lining along the top of the cup has always buckled, and I have never actually filled out the top of the cup (it's a tall, somewhat form-holding lined cup, so there weren't wrinkles--I just lived with not filling it out all the way).
First off, this bra is actually a very light pink-peach color. Some people actually have this skin color naturally. The fit: band size, cup size, cup shape, cup separation, and gore height are the exact same as for the Betsey Johnson Stocking Stripe bra. It fits me very well in all aspects.
I tried on 10 different bras yesterday from a 30D to a 30F in lots of different brands and this was the only one that fit really well. It is probably the best fitting bra I have purchased in a year! I'm not yet sure if it will be comfortable for long periods of time, but it was comfortable when I tried it on at the store. The only thing I have any concerns about is that it might be a little looser in the band than I would like.
I think this bra is pretty darn stretchy aka not the best quality. Furthermore, the way the strap forks before it attaches to the cup can cause a lot of underarm rubbing. Perhaps shorter torsos should stay away from this bra. The meshy lace on top doesn't always lie flat, but at least it is not made from an itchy material.
Update: I sized down on this bra to 30C. The straps are still a bit wide, but the bra is more comfortable now and doesn't bruise my armpit. I still feel Betsey Johnson Eyelet Lace is a far superior version of this bra and better suited to my shape.
Purchased this pre-owned bra on ebay so that I could try the style. I found the bra didn't maintain its shape well over the course of a day's wear, and that my breasts were lopsided several times. The color looked slightly dingy and the style wasn't my favorite look.
This bra is slightly too deep for me, as I am a shallow 32D. I can wear the Betsey Johnson "Eyelet Lace" bra comfortably in this size, but the "Zipper Stripe" has too much volume at the apex of the cup. (Although it doesn't gap much at the top.) Is a very comfortable, lightweight moulded cup!