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I grabbed this Alana bra in the sale section. I love the lilac / light yellow color combination as it is so unique. Apart from that I like the Alana as a staple but it's not the best bra for my shape and I struggled very hard to make it work in the past.
my shape: narrow - medium wide tall root, full on top, center heavy and projected.
The Alana bra is very closed on top and the fabric has no give, so if you are full on top size up. I did in this bra as I usually wear 32JJ/K. The 32KK fits me quite well, band feels ... snug enough but not too tight. The cups fit well and there is no cutting in on top for once! Yay!
The wires on this size are very wide and they have a more V shape than U shape. I prefer the U shape --- V shape wires go just very far back. The bra feels still supportive though. The cups have decent projection and I don't get a too pointy shape. The fabric comes very high under my arms, I first found it uncomfortable but it's a matter of getting used, the wires don't stab me but they shouldn't be any taller or they would. The straps are as always on balconette styles very seperated and I'd like them to me more centered as they are right in my armpits.
I gave the bra 1 hour trial at home. I think it's okay and the size is correct and it does it's job.
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 Flag this
This bra is quite pretty, I really like the patterns on the upper, mesh portion of the cup, and the color (Iris) is a lovely purple. The straps are really nice, substantial material (not too thick, just enough that they feel sturdy), soft to the touch, good amount of stretch. It has pretty bows in the middle and on the sides of the cups. The bra feels light and comfortable to wear, and is probably a great bra for someone who fits the shape well.
The cups are three-section, with a small inner section, and large outer section and an upper mesh section.The straps attach to the outer section. ... The main parts are a two layer mesh material, the upper section is one layer of sheer mesh with embroidered patterns on it. The band is a single layer of mesh with a strip of the same material as the straps along the inner edge (continuing down from the strap attachment to the hooks).
The cups are relatively wide, but narrower than comparable size Goddess/Elomi bras. The cups are fairly shallow at the bottom and reach full depth fairly slowly. (This was a big problem for me, I need the cups to be full depth, or close to it, almost immediately.) There is very thin edging, but no real amount of band below the cups. I found the straps to be much too wide-set, probably owing to them being placed in the same position as any smaller size but with a cup this big, it winds up with the straps very, very far apart, so they were basically in my armpits.
The bra fit over my boobs nicely when leaning over (and actually looks pretty good before I "scoop" ) but once I stood up and fastened it (and scooped), they didn't get along so well. The combination of the wires being a little too narrow for me and the bottom bit of cup too shallow meant that I couldn't get the wires to align properly with the base of my boobs (the wires sat too low on my torso, with an empty space under my boobs). The top of the cup would have been great if the straps were attached at a different angle/further in. (Basically if I held the cup an inch or two in from the strap attachment and pulled up a little, the top of the cup looked great.)
This bra helped me figure out pretty conclusively that a balcony/3-section cup is unlikely ever to fit me properly (a "full coverage"/4-section cup handles the cup depth at bottom and strap attachment angle problems better), and that I really do need extremely wide wires.
ETA: I wanted to mention that I did *not* find that I needed a bigger cup size in this bra, compared with the Oriental Bloom, as some have reported. My soft breasts and I do not have a problem with the tightness/enclosedness of the top of the cup.
(Note: I tried this bra on with an extender, as I intentionally ordered it on the tight side and I didn't want to damage the band or hooks trying it on. My report of "how it fits" as far as the tightness of the band is based on how it would be if I didn't have the extender.)
Updated on Oct 16, 2012 Flag this
I really thought this bra was "it" but once I wore it for a day I noticed wrinkling UNDER the cup and my boobs did indeed bulge over the top. I love it and only wish I had gotten the right size. As it is, I will still be wearing it.
I gues I should take some more time to tell you all about the bra: It is pretty comfortable and while I am usually highly allergic to any shape that is not completely rounded, this shape is naturally minimizing, more natural but not pointy at all. I love the shape. It is absolutely great material, too, besides being very pretty- I can tug at it and it retains its shape.
Updated on May 25, 2011 Flag this
Straps have a glittery fabric which irritates the skin quite a bit. Little too close-set for me, but otherwise fits very comfortably. Band is comfortable as well for someone in between a 32 and 34 band.
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 Flag this