This is an unlined mesh plunge bra with double-layered mesh in the bottom two sections of the cup.
My shape: I am fairly projected, with fairly narrow roots, tall roots, I lack fullness above the apex of the breasts. I am also close-set.
How this bra fits: this is my favourite bra! I love it. The wires are fairly narrow - visualising how wide they would be were this bra a balconette, I am getting about 5 inches, which is perfect for me. The wires are firm, too, so they don't particularly widen when this bra is worn. As with the Bravissimo Elise plunge, there is oodles of immediate depth ... here, and a fair amount at the apex, too. The top section of the bra is slightly less closed than the Elise, although it doesn't have any stretch to it. It cuts in to my tall roots ever so slightly, but not enough to show under t-shirts at all. It gives me good lift, I get a natural-looking shape, slightly rounded. Love it.
The band was on the tighter side when I first got this, I'd estimate that it stretched to around 27 inches. I've rather worn this bra to death already (every second day since the day I got it, bc it is so utterly comfortable) and it has stretched out some. I'm pretty sure a wash and longer rest will tighten it back up. In any case, the band is on the tight side of TTS.
Looks: the cups are sheer. If you are a pale Caucasian with pale-coloured nipples, this bra could work as a nude. My nipples are too dark for that to work for me. The shade of yellow is soft, fairly pale. It doesn't drain my skin though, it's a warming yellow on me (yellow would ordinarily be a no-go for me). It would also look great on darker skin tones, everything from olive-toned to ultra-dark black skin, the colour is one of those very forgiving, soft shades. (I really love this bra, I can't stop waffling, lol). It's a simple bra, pretty and understated. The bow at the gore nudges it in the direction of pretty, and I'm going to remove it for that reason (I have a number of pretty bras, the simplicity of this one is what appealed to me).
Don't know how the colour will hold up with handwashing, it's light enough that it may grey with time. I'm going to invest in some good stain-remover so I can keep the shade nice.
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