I had this bra for 4 months. When I first got it, it was a perfect fit. I was shocked at how well this bra fits... since I made the "risky" decision to size down from my usual 32JJ in Bravissimo. It was such a bargain at the sale price.
First about the bra: It's a balconnette bra with cups made of 4 parts. It is not the traditional side support construction but the bra features the "triangle" part where the cup meets the straps that also appears in Ewa Michalak SF / BM. It also features a stretchy lace top section. Camilla is one of the few bras ...from Bravissimo that does not come with the extra lining on top of the cups above HH-cup. The color is a darker sage green but it looks lighter because of the beige mesh fabric underneath. The material is very lightweight, the stretchy lace is very thin but still holds in the boobs quite well.
The fit: Oh how was I surprised how narrow these wires are.(I mean for an UK brand!)
Wow! The wires are just right for me in this bra! I wonder if this bra features more narrow wires in general or if there is just a big gap between 32JJ and 32J in wire fit? Also the bra brings my boobs to the front. It also offers enough room at the centre. I noticed that the wires fold a bit over each other, but it does not bother me. Since I have close set boobs that are very full at the centre, I get some almost cleavage in this bra. The band runs true to size but I have to wear this bra now on the tightest setting to get enough support since I lost a tiny bit of weight since I got the bra.
I think that this bra was inspired by Panache Jasmine but it is so much better. The narrow wires and the cup construction remind me of Ewa Michalak SF bras. I wonder why Bravissimo discontinued it? Maybe the color wasn't popular? It's really a good bra... Read more 272 more words
I have another one of these in a 32J that is now too big. See my review here 32J - Bravissimo » Camilla Bra (LN597) . It was has more info on the bra itself. Since I really liked the bra I wanted to try the smaller size. Unfortunately it did not work out.
What I loved on this bra: that the wires are fairly narrow and the cups are deep and have lots of center room. (Note that I have to wear at least a 32J in Alana but can get away with 32HH on this). So I say that the cup volume would be ...good for me, it fits. The band is okay too, it is on the bigger side. I also noticed that it stretches out quickly with wear on my 32J.
Why do I not like it? First the Camilla bra is not the most supportive bra out there. It has a very thin stretchy lace at the top of the cups and much projection. The cups are very open on top and allow lots of center room. I almost get cleavage in this bra. But it also allows a lot of movement. It was okay though for occasional wear. The 32HH now has only a two hook fastening, a thinner band and thinner straps. It makes the bra feel really flimsy and unsupportive. I feel like I would have to adjust my boobs all day. I also feel like my boobs push the bra down on the front and the band rides up at the back. It is a too weak construction for my size. Read more 162 more words
A balconette that has a stretch lace upper. This bra gave a really round shape, upfront, narrow, and supported. That being said, the straps...THE STRAPS. So uncomfortable. They came up high on the sides and were very wide. They rubbed just in trying the bra on and I found them to be painful. They would absolutely chafe me. If this is an issue for you, do not buy this bra. The upper lace was also very thin and stretchy. I did not have any real issue with it other than it just didn't feel supportive there to my soft tissue. I felt as though I could fall out ...of the top. For someone less soft than I am, this could be a winner. Wires were not an issue and stayed out of my armpit area. Gore was pretty narrow. Wires and gore were less firm and "intrusive" than that of a Cleo balconette. Band was true to size. The bottom of the band has an extra addition of some lacy elastic. I found it didn’t lay flat and rolled up, so while it isn’t an issue, it’s useless. This could work for a variety of sizes and needs, it just depends on what you find comfortable. Read more 98 more words