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Bras » Bravissimo » Alana Bra (AU01) » 38L 38:17

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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band96.7
Band Length78.8
Cup width22.4
Cup depth44.8
Wire length44.2
Cup height33.1
Cup separation2.1
Gore height12.8
Wing height15.2
Strap width2.3
Hooks3

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  1. 10
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    Didn't fit

    A nice, supportive bra that gives a great shape and makes me look smaller it’s comfortable and I like the fabric. Being only 1.63m that doesn't give me much space under my arms and between my huge breast. So I like the wires size.
    I'm usually a 34-36 and bought 38. And the L cup is almost like KK cup from Panache. It’s my first Bravissimo and I must say it does run smaller than other brands, but it's a pretty good shape and the wires are comfortable.
    Unfortunately like very often the cup size is too small for me. (Tight but wearable)
    A very good bra but now to be really satisfied I wait larger cup size from Bravissimo Brand.

    Updated on May 25, 2011 Flag this


    • Annie- I'm curious since the 38L is still too small in the cup for you, have you considered trying the Alana in a 40L or the Harmony or Melody in 40KK and altering the band? Bravissimo send me a 40K by accident and it made me think of this.

    • Hello Manchan,

      In fact I do that very often with Panache, Fantasie, Freya, Goddess and Elila bras. But I can’t speak about that on Bradatabase because it’s not the aim of the site.
      Thank you for your advice! I think all of us have the same idea when we have too big breast for standard brands.

    • Aha, I see! I was just so depressed for you looking at your reviews, haha! Seems like nothing was fitting you besides unflattering bras. Us larger-busted ladies are quite the seamstresses by force of habit, are we not?

    • Unfortunately Yes!
      And more for clothes than bras in fact! lol!

    • I tried this brain the 38L and it is a nice quality item BUT it does not quite fit my boobs, and was completely unwearable as the back size is to large for me, 34 inches. Bravissimo please bring out some larger cup sizes.

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  2. 1
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    Didn't fit

    This Cobalt blue colorway may be my least favorite Alana. As usual, this Bravissimo 38 band is perfect for me but the cups are a little small, with quadding on both sides. The straps seem to be the weak point for me. The strap material is only average and stretches a bit more than my other Alanas. The strap separation is what is my main complaint as they tend to fall off my shoulders when on the loosest or middle hooks, a problem I do not have with my other 38 band Alanas.

    Cobalt colorway

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  3. 0
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    Didn't fit

    My nude Alana's are very different from other nude colorways I have had in the past. It's almost like there is a hint of pink in the material. This Alana was naturally very similar to the other Alana colorways I have. Comfort and fit with any Alana far exceeded anything else I previously had.

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  4. 0
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    Didn't fit

    My nude Alana's are very different from other nude colorways I have had in the past. It's almost like there is a hint of pink in the material. This Alana was naturally very similar to the other Alana colorways I have. Comfort and fit with any Alana far exceeded anything else I previously had.

    Nude colorway

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    Didn't fit

    My nude Alana's are very different from other nude colorways I have had in the past. It's almost like there is a hint of pink in the material. This Alana was naturally very similar to the other Alana colorways I have. Comfort and fit with any Alana far exceeded anything else I previously had.

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    Didn't fit

    Purchased in Oct 2015, this white Alana is still comfortable and supportive despite at least 100+ wears. I purchased this Alana along with a nude and Teal on the same order and the white seems to now be just a little bit less supportive, especially in the cup where I have a bit of sagginess, especially when compared to the teal. The teal was worn far less than either the white or nude so that could explain why it is still holding up.
    At the time of this purchase, Bravissimo was enduring a controversy relating to wires popping out of their channels prematurely. I was so thrilled with the ... fit and comfort of my initial purchases that I decided to double up on my Alana orders with the expectation that I too would have to deal with the wire issue. I have never had to. I hand wash all my bras regardless of brand so that may have contributed to my success with the Alana.
    One inconsistency I have noticed between different colorways is the softness of the hook and eye materials. Some, like the Papaya's I purchased in 2017 are very soft and luxurious while others, like all 3 on this order are rather plain. Curious.
    If you don't mind a tendency to a cakes on a plate look, the Alana may become a staple for you as it is for me. Through the course of time, I have noticed that my Alana's tend to initially have the cakes on a plate look but will soften and become a rounder shape with frequent use. This white Alana does not do a very good job of masking my nipples though so I tend to wear a camisole or add additional layers of clothing or if I have to, nipple covers, to compensate.
    I recently purchased the lilac/lemon version which has different straps that tend to roll up and dig in. That feels like a step backwards for Bravissimo.

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  7. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Purchased in Oct 2015, this white Alana is still comfortable and supportive despite at least 100+ wears. I purchased this Alana along with a nude and Teal on the same order and the white seems to now be just a little bit less supportive, especially in the cup where I have a bit of sagginess, especially when compared to the teal. The teal was worn far less than either the white or nude so that could explain why it is still holding up.
    At the time of this purchase, Bravissimo was enduring a controversy relating to wires popping out of their channels prematurely. I was so thrilled with the ... fit and comfort of my initial purchases that I decided to double up on my Alana orders with the expectation that I too would have to deal with the wire issue. I have never had to. I hand wash all my bras regardless of brand so that may have contributed to my success with the Alana.
    One inconsistency I have noticed between different colorways is the softness of the hook and eye materials. Some, like the Papaya's I purchased in 2017 are very soft and luxurious while others, like all 3 on this order are rather plain. Curious.
    If you don't mind a tendency to a cakes on a plate look, the Alana may become a staple for you as it is for me. Through the course of time, I have noticed that my Alana's tend to initially have the cakes on a plate look but will soften and become a rounder shape with frequent use. This white Alana does not do a very good job of masking my nipples though so I tend to wear a camisole or add additional layers of clothing or if I have to, nipple covers, to compensate.
    I recently purchased the lilac/lemon version which has different straps that tend to roll up and dig in. That feels like a step backwards for Bravissimo.

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    white colorway

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    Excellent!
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    Excellent!
    Bra appearance
    Excellent!

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  8. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I purchased the Papaya in 2017 in both 38L and 40L I find the 38 bands are perfect, especially since the straps seem to barely need to contribute any support, a real shoulder saver and I definitely do not have to worry about the straps sliding off my shoulders. On this 40L, I am still on the middle hooks but the straps do tend to fall off. I get some quadding on the 38 band but essentially none with this 40. My perfect bra would seem to be an Alana in 38LL or mybe 38M.Maybe oneday they add this size to their line.
    There seems to be nothing else in my range except the Ewa Michalak FB line. Although they have almost a dozen models, none currently appeal to me and at roughly twice the price or more, I simply cannot get interested in switching away from Bravissimo. My recent success with the Selina line pretty much locks me in with Bravissimo, perhaps forever.
    This is by far my favorite colorway, with the mint a close second.

    papaya colorway

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  9. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I picked up this mint Alana in early 2016. It was on my 3rd order from Bravissimo over a 4 month period. I had purchased this mint colorway in a 40L previously, I loved the color and the cups were spot on but the band was destined to become too big as it stretched out.
    The band on this 38L has been perfect over the past 4 years as I am most often on the middle hooks still. I will never tire of this color but the cups are another matter, as they usually are for me in a 38L. I have given up hope tht Bravissimo will ever ... put out a LL or M cup as I imagine there are not many of us out there who need this size.
    So, I get my usual quadding in this 38L but the straps are perfect, they never fall off and they tame any bounce I may have. The band is TTS and supports me very well as the strapless test confirms, the bra stays up and in place when I tug them off of my shoulders.
    I dread the day when Bravissimo discontinues the Alana. At my age, I am fairly certain I have stopped growing and although I may develop more sagging as I get even older, the amount of compression I currently experience does not bother me much and a little more should be ok. I hope.

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  10. 0
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    Didn't fit

    This Cobalt blue colorway may be my least favorite Alana. As usual, this Bravissimo 38 band is perfect for me but the cups are a little small, with quadding on both sides. The straps seem to be the weak point for me. The strap material is only average and stretches a bit more than my other Alanas. The strap separation is what is my main complaint as they tend to fall off my shoulders when on the loosest or middle hooks, a problem I do not have with my other 38 band Alanas.

    Cobalt colorway

    Updated on Jun 15, 2020 Flag this


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