I already have this bra in 32J, 32JJ and now in 32K, so it was always with me on my size journey. It's a special bra because it looks like a crop top. I like that about it. There is a regular bra under the top part hidden with wires. The fit on this 32K is spot on for me, the band felt at first a bit snug, but it stretches out quite quickly as I know from experience so I prefer to break it in rather than size up. The cups fit well, they are not too tall or too wide for me. The bra give a forward projected shape ...and keeps your boobs in the contour of your body. I love that about it. It's a very flattering shape, rounded and uplifted. Support is great thanks to a thicker band and 4 hook closure. Straps are half adjustable. The only thing I have to mention, when I first break in a new Arla I get some weird wire pain by the middle of the day at the underwire on the sides. I need to use some braliner for relief. The more I wear my Arla the less painful their are. I think it mights be the rather hard wire + thick band + tight fit causing this? Read more 108 more words
The Arla bra is based on 32J - Bravissimo » Maya (LN655) but it has a t-shirt fabric over bra rather than a lace. Maya comes with 3 hook closure while Arla with a 4 hook closure in sizes above GG - cup! The Arla is a truly amazing bra! I would not want to miss it and I'm sad I did not buy more before it was sold out in the black color. (There is a new white / navy one that comes now up to K cup!)
So when I put the bra on it felt very tight. The band is on the smaller ...side. I can close it, but I prefer to break the bra in with an extender. If I'd buy another I'd go for the 34HH even! I also think that because it's a black color, the band feels tighter. It's about 2-3 cm smaller than on my Maya. So as soon as I added the extender I was in love with the bra! It feels so supportive. I love the wide band with the 4 hooks! The cups are a good fit on me and the fabric offers some extra coverage. I can wear this bra under a low cut top and it will looks like I wear a cami top underneath. The gore will never show.
Speaking of gore, it tacks and the wires are of average width for this size range. I have no issues. The shape I get in this bra is perfect, round and fron't and center. There can be no east west as the top fabric also helps to center the boobs. It feels supportive and comfortable all day. I just feel so neatly dressed and have never to worry about my boobs with this bra. There can also be no quadboob or gaping on show since the upper fabric will smooth it out. I think that this bra can work for well for minor size fluctuations that don't affect support. (Like 1/2 cup size PMS differences) It was very comfy on my PMS boobs while other bras hurt me.
One thing I don't like so much is the decorative orange band under the bra. I mean it looks cute on the photos. In reality it just rolls up especially if you have some extra chubb under the boobs... it does not lie flat 1 sec. So if it rolls up under it can bother me. I have a trick now so it does not bother me. I already roll the band up but so it's up on the outside so it lies outside of bra on the rest of band and wire. Apart from that this bra is everything and I wish Bravissimo brought the black back and added more colors or neutrals... I'd buy it. Read more 360 more words
I wish this bra worked for me but sadly it does not. I find the wires just under my boobs to be very uncomfortable, and I can't get it to sit properly in the IMF. I need more immediate projection than this bra can give me. The gore does not tack on me, it's not very sturdy so I think that also has something to do with it, but since that's hidden under the cloth-part I would have overlooked that if the rest of the bra was comfortable.
The wires are also very wide.
The band is on the tighter side so I had to wear extender. ...Maybe in a 36J I would have found this to be more comfortable but I think it's a shape issue in the end.
I like the look of this, although I'd prefer a single color over stripes because it's more versatile to wear peeking through low cut tops. the band curls up and I tried to fold it like alisa had showed me how she did, but I couldn't get it to stay that way, I think my fat roll didn't approve. I like the straps they are very soft, although because of that I had trouble adjusting them. The inside bra is okay fabric, not scratchy or anything like that, and the top-fabric is very soft.
It has 3 rows with 4 hooks, so if you need an extender maybe that's tricky. If you don't want a super snug band I would size up.
If your shape fits into this bra I think it's probably a very good bra, but for me it doesn't work https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Read more 175 more words
---> pls read my edit at the bottom of the review, my feelings about this bra have changed.
I gave this bra a raving review back in spring 2020 when I got my first of these, check out my review of 32J - Bravissimo » Arla Bra (LN680) for more information. Since then my size was all over the place and I went up in cup size 1-2 cups and maybe also a bit in band as I used to be between 30 -31 underbust and now I'm more around 31-32 underbust.
This Arla bra is a bit too small for me in band. I have to break ...it in with an extender. In hindsight I should have exchanged it for a 34 band, as it still feels very tight. I really like all about it, the material, the support, the nice shape it gives. It's just that this bra does not do the same magic as my old 32J Arla did. It's after all just a bra - and it hurts me during the day at the underwire and I hope to remove it soon. Old Arla went to hiking with me. I prefered it over a sport bra. This bra I'm not sure If I wanna wear if I don't have to (if it comes up in my rotation and I feel guilty of owning a bra I paid full price for I don't wear)
I really hope it's just a size thing - maybe that I fluctuate a bit on the larger side and the bra is just a bit too small. I hope it will fit better once I go down a bit in size (hopefully). I could try 32K or 34J/JJ but I don't feel like it currently. I'm not sure if the bra maybe just doesn't work so well above J - cup in general like all bras do. At some point they just fail at support large heavy busts.
Update Dec 2020, after owning the bra for 5 months, it has become one of my faves. I can wear it a full day without issues. It's supportive and comfortable. Since I'm a bit between sizes right now, I wear it with an extender (use 2 extra rows from the extender) and only wear it on my smaller days. I also like how the top edge of the bra underneath has light stretch (not stretchy like some lace bras but just light stretch in cup edge) and it doesn't cut in my FOT boobs as much as other bras who are a bit on the smaller side. I really love and recommend this bra in larger sizes if you like average wide wires - they are in this size just right for me. It is very supportive with a thick band and 4x4 hook closure and also looks really nice, the shape is rounded from the side and front and center (no east west going on) from the front! Read more 384 more words
Fits ribcage 27 B. perimeter 11 Stretched Band 29.5 Band Length 22.5 Stretch ratio 1.3 Cup width 5.7 Cup depth 10.0 Depth ratio 1.8 Wire length 11.0 Cup height 7.0 Cup separation 0.9 Gore height 3.5 Wing height 3.6 Strap width 0.7 Hooks 3