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Bras » Braologie » Foundation Bra (the Lacie) » 28E 28:6

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Fits ribcage69.6
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band74.8
Band Length60.7
Cup width14.0
Cup depth19.8
Wire length23.8
Cup height16.0
Cup separation1.9
Gore height7.1
Wing height12.6
Strap width1.7
Hooks4

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  1. 6
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    Ok, I was VERY excited for these bras to arrive, and still am very excited. Braologie seems to be working some things out in terms of their fit, so I wasn't holding my breath that this bra was going to fit well...which is good, because it didn't. They have a great return policy, however, and seem very dedicated to achieving a good fit with their customers, so I have high hopes.

    So, yes--no, this bra did not fit. I wear a 28FF in non-padded Cleo bras, and usually a 28G in bras that have any sort of padding, but in this scenario, I provided measurements along with my size, ... but still no-go. There is major quad-boobage, which can be seen in the pictures--like, MAJOR. The worst quad-boobage I have ever experienced. However, like other reviewers have noted, this bra is designed very differently than other bras, and it seems like breast tissue was magically appearing in the cup that I don't seem to see or find in other bras.

    The cups definitely are too small (especially with the inserted pads), definitely 1 if not 2 cup sizes. The inside of my cup measured 8" deep without pads, compared to my Cleo Melissa, which measures 9.5" deep. Despite the quad-boob, which made it a bit hard to judge, I think I would love the shape it if it was a size that fit. I had some major concerns about the bra creating a cone-like look, however after having tried on the bra, I don't think it would make this silhouette for someone similar to my size. I could see how breasts with a lot more volume than mine might run into that problem, but I think I may be able to avoid it. I also appreciated the ability to add in padding inserts, though with the amount of spillage happening I had to laugh a bit as I removed it. In a good size, though, this would be perfect for correcting my smaller boob problem.

    In addition to the cups being too small, the band was also too large. The bra came very generously with an extender, which leads me to believe that Braologie is aiming for the band to be quite snug when you first get it. I immediately had to put it on the smallest hook to get the support I needed, however. On the tightest hook, it felt great as a starting point. The power-mesh sides are quite stretchy and VERY comfortable. If this could be adjusted so that the tightest hook is actually the loosest hook, I think we'd be in business.

    So, those general fit issues being known, I'll toss in my other cents USD on the Braologie Contour Bra. I love this bra. I think it is gorgeous, and honestly quite sexy despite being a behemoth. I am dedicated to getting it in a size that fits properly if at all possible. It is not a delicate, lacy thing--it is an ass-kicking, boned, boob-super-weapon lacy thing. After I strapped myself into it, I felt a relief in my shoulders that I have not felt in a long time, unless my husband is being my handbra. Even with the cups not fitting correctly, it was a relief (and admittedly, I'm sitting here in my Curvy Kate Princess noticing more than I did before how sure, it provides support, but not SUPPORT in all caps like the Braologie bra did). The fabric is thick and heavy duty, but still soft and comfortable. The insides of the cups are a softer cotton. The cups are padded and well structured. The stitching is all very well done. I did not find the elastic along the bottom edge to be irritating. I felt very held in wearing it.

    It does fit very differently than other bras. I'm usually cognizant of my underwire when wearing a bra, but with this bra, it's there, but not the star of the show, not the thing that catches my attention. The band definitely feels like it's doing the hard work here. The four-hook clasp on the back is also rockin'--it's not a longline, but it's in that sort of magical place in between. I'm a fan. With the Boobs-Lifted-And-Pushed-Together approach, I get some killer cleavage (too killer in too small a cup size), but I'm surprised how comfortable I feel with my boobs touching. It actually feels pretty nice.

    The other elements all feel well crafted. The straps aren't super wide, but I find a 3/4" strap to be fine enough for me. Everything is lined. I also found ordering this bra to be a nice experience. Tallia at Braologie was very prompt in answering my questions, and because I ordered my bras over the Chinese New Year and it caused a bit of delay, they express shipped it to me for free. I appreciated their good customer service.

    I'll be seeing if I can get these exchanged for a better fitting size. I'm really hopeful, because I think this would absolutely be a bra I would wear regularly, and feel great about wearing. My fingers are crossed :)

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    • So, is 28E their sizing or your guestimate? If I missed that in your review, I'm sorry... it was a long one, but thank you so much for all of the detail and the great pics! The nude color is much easier to see what is going on than the black Braologie bras I've seen posted so far. :-)

      I have had email correspondence with Tallia as well and I voiced my concerns about what appeared to be only 1 seam in the cup. I'm a 36J with very soft breast tissue, so a single seam seems a little ridiculous to me. I also wanted to know if they had a size chart and what size she suggested for me, but she did not want to give me that information. She also didn't mention the return policy when I emailed about being hesitant to try the bra when she couldn't answer my questions about sizing and structure of the cups to my satisfaction.

      Kind of frustrating, really. So far, only a 4-part cup has fit even remotely well, as the others are all too shallow and my breasts are quite projected, when supported properly. A single seam in a cup feels like a cruel joke to me. LOL

    • 28E is the estimate of what I ultimately ended up getting :) I am a 28FF in most unpadded cups, a bit on the small size of a 28G in padded cups, and the bras I got were about two cup sizes too small. I agree that the nude makes it a little easier to see the detailing, and I love the details! :)

      I think the issue with the size chart may be that they are still adjusting it as they figure out how to make the bra work for larger sizes? They also seem to do an amount of custom alteration for your size, so I wonder if that plays into it. It sounds like for a cup size like yours, maybe they would need to redesign the bra...similar to how some companies have >G< cup designs for the same bra styles? But the bra itself is pretty amazing, I've never had a bra fit quite like it before, so who knows if the single seam might actually work well?

      Overall, my experience with their customer service, and their return policies, have been really good :) Sorry to hear about your frustrations!

    • You might be right about the sizing. I wonder if there might have been some kind of misunderstanding with Tallia or if she just has too many customers beating down her door from Bratabase to bother with a hesitant one. LOL

      Looking back at her emails, she did suggest the "full coverage" instead of the Lacie. The full coverage still appears to have a single seam, but it's horizontal. I've made a bra with a horizontal seam myself from a graded pattern. It was horrible. Think pointy, flat pancake at the tips. UGH. Maybe the pattern was just not a great one for larger busts.

      The full coverage looks to be very different - separate in the center, with a higher gore and no touching breasts in the center. Wish the Braologie modular kit someone just posted about came in the full coverage. I would have jumped on that!

    • Hi there, I seem to be Braologie bigger size guinea piG :) They told alisa some bratabase users are testing how cups work in biger sizes, and I guess that would be me. So I'll test them as soon as I come back from Rome.

      @mtblankus - I can't be more serious when I say this bra is nothing like the bras you have tried. These bras are hevily padded and boned, they do not rely on seams for support.
      And what Tallia ment when she said they will make the cups to your satisfaction, she will try and try until she gets it right, and there will probably be no extra cost for you in it.

    • So I'm going to put in my two cents and say that the fit runs a lot like Freya (Pollyanna and similar) in 28F, if maybe a smidge smaller. The cups are shallower but more open on the top, and so I'm getting about the same level of coverage/spillage compared to my 28F Freyas.

    • I just added a review of the full-coverage bra for those who were interested in comparing it.

    • Hi, sorry I couldn't find an information if you did get the bra in another size. I just found out about this company and am thinking about getting the lacy bra as it looks really nice!
      Thx :)

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  2. 2
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    Didn't fit

    Holy cleavage, batman!!! I got this bra from another bratabaser who got it from another .. I swear this bra was made for me even though it was custom made for someone else!! I'm wearing it with an extender right now as it measures about 29 inches stretched and I'm quite bony (I also want to extend its life) I haven't had cleavage like this since I was wearing my ill fitting VS bras! Like others have said, the wings come up a bit high under the arms but I'll take one for the team because it's sooo comfortable! Didn't have to bend any wires on this one ... as I had no uncomfortable digging whatsoever! Other users have guessed that this bra was about a 28 E but I disagree. I purchased it based on measurements I had seen on bratabase and they were so close to mine! ( I best fit 30Ff cleo bras) it works extremely well with my wide-set shallow breasts bringing them right next to each other for TO DIE FOR cleavage I never thought I could get in a proper fitting bra. Please braologie, make a strapless ?! My life will be complete if you do!
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  3. 2
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    Didn't fit

    This bra is a little too small for me, but I'm kind of in love.

    First of all, some unique design things that I like a lot:
    - four-hook columns: this is great!
    -super-high side wings really keep you in there
    -cups are designed to hold in the armpit-flap area
    -super-narrow center gore
    -great quality and workmanship

    The support I get from this bra is incredible. Even though the back is too big, the wide four-column band gives me more than adequate support and stays put. The bra also comes with removable pads, which are great for those of us with asymmetries.

    Braologie really wants you to wear this high up on your back. ... They also seem to focus on trying to migrate the breast tissue/breast root upwards, which may or may not be what you want. My breasts are medium-low, and I'd say if you have very low-set breasts, it will be hard to wear this bra where it's designed to be worn.

    The customer service is outstanding. The rep said that they can make 26 bands. They're incredibly responsive to email and genuinely interested in making the product work for you. I'm currently ordering this bra in a 26GG (one absolute cup size up and one band size down). I would not hesitate to recommend this manufacturer.

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  4. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Too shallow, but pretty lace and great coverage.

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    Didn't fit

    If think if you fit well in half-cups and balconettes, Braologie may fit as well. It seems to lift from the bottom of the cups in the way that half-cups and balconettes do. The best part of the fit for me is the tall sides, because it's very, very hard to find such tall sides in a bra for my small breasts! The cups have 3 part seams, they are lightly padded, and the bottoms are lined with sleeves for push up pads. The bra has a leotard back, which is ideal for rounded shoulders. The band is made of stretch mesh and elastic, with 4" tall sides ... seams, and soft boning. The cups have a "platform" that connects them to the straps, which works to keep underarm tissue inside the cups. Unlike other "side support" bras I have, Braologie has wide back wings as well as tall side wings. This element in the design gives tissue nowhere to go but forward into the bra's cups.

    When I first saw pictures of Braologie bras, I thought they looked like padded push-ups designed specifically for exaggerated cleavage, and to make breasts look larger. Braologie claims this is not the case - they really want to design functional, comfortable bras. I was concerned that the center gore would sit on my breasts, too, but Tallia, my Braologie fitter, told me the designs intend for the center gore to touch the breastbone. Apparently on some wearers, the center gore can "float" but Braologie intends for that to be temporary. Braologie's philosophy is based on "reshaping" breasts that have been deformed due to wearing badly fitted bras. In addition, Braologie aims to eliminate underarm rolls. The bra itself does this, because the cups are designed to fit breasts that are full on the bottoms and sides. In addition to covering armpit rolls with the sides and cups, Braologie claims that wearing their bras can eventually lead to armpit tissue "remigrating" back to the main parts of the breasts, causing the wearer perhaps to need a larger cup size. The "floating gore" is supposed to accommodate this transition period.

    This design seems ideal for those of us who project sideways instead of forward. The key is that there is enough room in the bottoms of the cups not to cause my breasts to be squished together or to fall out of the cups over the gore. With this design it is imperative that the cups are big enough for all the tissue, otherwise there would be cutting, plunging, and squishing everywhere. The cups come with padding in them, but I removed the pads right away. They feel bulky to me, especially because this design has a lot of "push up" to begin with. Perhaps the cups aren't so bulky with larger breasts, but I prefer enough room in the cup for all my breast tissue.

    Other things I've noted so far: The band is definitely the tightest on any bra I've worn. I hook it on the loosest hooks, and it is snug. For the first time in my life, I may use the included extender with this bra for awhile. The "Beige" color is a very good match for me. The Beige color in the Lacie is a completely different color from my Beige Casual; darker and more tan than yellow tones. For such a high functioning, everyday type bra, it is very pretty.

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    Didn't fit

    This size is just an estimate based on my usual size and the fit of this bra. With a lot of scooping and a little wiggling, I can manage a bit of cleavage with the pads in, which is just short of a miracle for me! Initially I was concerned that the cups were too large, but after adjusting the straps down and a lot of scooping, they seem decent.

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    Didn't fit

    This bra is very different from all the others I've tried so far. It was transferred to me from curlewgirl (thanks so much!) and comes from braologie. I am doing the review with the included pads inside the bra, but not using the included extender.

    The pros: This bra looks really nice on. I like the lace and I love that I get cleavage! This is the only bra I've tried that has given me any so far, but all my other bras are balconettes, which may make the difference-- this one is more of a plunge-type. The wide band feels very secure around ... the sides and on the back, without squeezing me too much. Even though the band is too large for me, it does not slide around with movement and is quite comfortable. It seems very well-made and gives a great shape under clothes.

    The cons: This is just a lot of bra. The underwires come up too high in the armpits, and the wings come all the way up into the fold of my armpit when I wear it. It's a bit stabby there and is the main factor in me not wanting to keep the bra. The cups also come up pretty high on my torso, and show underneath a normal tank. I have to adjust the straps almost to their fullest to get them to sit right, which causes the little adjusters to sit right on top of my shoulders. The band stretches to two full inches larger than the 28" it is supposed to be. It seems as though braologie prefers a wider but looser band to give support. I think all of the cons (except the last) are caused by the fact that this bra was made to fit someone else's measurements. curlewgirl's breasts might just sit lower on her torso than mine, which if they do, would be the reason for all my gripes with the fit. I imagine one made for my body would fit me better.

    The bottom line: I think this is a nice and well-made bra. It is comfortable, gives a wonderful shape and makes my boobs look good. However, it does not quite work for me, so I'll be passing it on to someone else in the community. Overall I am impressed with the bra and am considering ordering my own based on my measurements.

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    • Hi,

      It's really great to hear your comments. Especially not the praises since these are the comments that are the most constructive and we can find ways to improve our products further.

      Before explanations and judgements from us, would you mind posting pictures front, side and back on here? But if you do not want to at least contact us via email so we can have a further discussion. We really want everyone on here to know why our bras are designed the way it is.

      Thank you.

    • Pictures have been uploaded and are pending approval.

    • Any new comments now that my pictures are up, braologie ?

    • Sorry, we are still new to bratabase, but where do I see your pictures.. :)

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      Avi_ Finally, I see it.

      The comments I'm about to make might get a bit of criticism, bear with us, keep an open mind.

      For this one, I would like to clearly highlight that we are commenting on our own bra, not other brands, so when discussing how to wear the bra, it doesn't mean it will be right for other brands. Am I even making any sense... Here goes...

      The bra cups are actually too big. We can't really comment on the band, seems ok, but we know everyone on the boards likes that tight fit so I won't further comment on it. What I will comment is if it still gives support but not too tight and no indentation, why not?

      You are trying to fit your breasts into the cups, actually you are trying to forcefully fit your breast inside the cups, trying to get the support of the cups, so that is why you need to wear the bra so high and bra straps short. If you wear it lower, it gaps? It is because the cups are 1-2 cups too big for you actually. If the cups are 1-2 cups smaller, you will still fill those cups, can get support, and don't have to forcefully and wear the bra that high up. The side wing (band) is actually so high that it is almost cutting on the "roof" of your armpit. We admit that are side wings wear a lot higher than other brands, but not so high that it almost cuts up on the "roof". Some wearers might have discomfort on the side because we are migrating the tissue from the side to the cups. We are trying solving problems (migrating tissue), not covering up (covering it up with shapewear). But in your case this is different, it is really cutting up on your armpit causing the discomfort.

      1-2cups smaller will do wonders. Your breast will be even fuller up top, with support and all the good stuff, less of the bad stuff.

      I first glance at the pictures, it looked like we "locked" our bras on you in the upper half of your body and shoulders. It shouldn't look that way, it should be more "airy".

      We will post a blog topic soon describing how you can feel how are bras work without trying them on in person so everyone can gauge and understand why are bras are designed a bit different than the others.. It's going to be one weird blog post.

      Again, this post is about OUR bras, we are not saying this is the case for other brands. That is why every bra comes with a tutorial on how to wear it. We think even that's not enough, videos are trying to be made this into a clearer subject.

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      It is not as if I am pulling the bra up ridiculously high or anything, that is just how high it needs to be for the underwires to sit where they should - right on the inframammary fold. I also do not think I am over-tightening the straps, that is how tight they need to be to avoid being nudged off the shoulders. I think probably you are right, the cup is too big, or at the very least, there is too much of it. But going down too much in size would cause the cups to spill over, unless the shape of the cup is different also.

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    Added on Jul 08, 2013



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