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Lacey Bra (LN486)

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  1. 7
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    30JJ

    Fits

    The Lacey bra is one of my favorites from Bravissimo! I fell in love with it when I put it on. This 30JJ is a bit tight for me in the band so I wear it with an extender for first few wears. It has the wider band and straps and the 3x3 hook closure. (Weirdly this bra comes up to HH- cup with a thin bands 2x3 and thin straps, which I very much disliked. )

    The bra is one of the most supportive bras I tried from Bravissimo. The cups are quite tall and a bit on the shallow side. They are not too shallow to cause ... issues for me. The cups are also very roomy and the wires are an average width for this size range. The cups are made of a nice lace and lined with beige fabric on the inside. The upper part of the cup is stretchy in sizes up to J - cup but from JJ cup it has an extra lining that isn't stretchy.

    I do like the unstretchy cups too, as I have enough room on top for my tall fot boobs. They also feel very supportive and the Lacey is the bra I can wear all day and move around a lot and nothing ever falls out of the bra. It's also very comofortable to wear all day. The straps are wide and more centered on this bra compared to other bras (as Bravissimo states on their website) I think it does make a difference as they are less likely to slip from your shoulders. This is good for me since I struggle with too wide set straps on balconette bras that cut into my arms.

    I highly recommend the bra especially since it is so supportive in larger cup sizes. I just have to say that the slight shallowness and the height of the cups could be a problem if you have short roots and need very deep cup. For my shape Lacey is close to perfect. I'd buy it in every color.

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      Pretty! So glad you found such a good fit.

    • 1

      Love the pretty lace on this and the color is so fresh and airy looking. I can totally get behind buying what you love in every color they make. :)

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  2. 5
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    34JJ

    Didn't fit

    The Lacey is a 3 part cup construction, Bravissimo calls it a full-cup. What is new and special about this bra is that it features centered straps! Bravissimo claims that they solved the problem of straps slipping off your shoulder. Since I have rather narrow shoulders for my size and some bra straps are just too wide-set for me, I was very curious about this bra.

    The cups on this bra are very tall, the wires are rather narrow for the size range. The cups are lined with a nude fabric under a pretty red lace fabric. The lace on top of the cups is stretchy, but the nude lining is not stretchy. The bra gives a really nice round shape, I found that it even "minimizes" a bit, look at my angle pics. I don't have the issue that the straps cut off my arms which is certainly an improvement. The cups were slightly too tall for me and the band was a bit too big. I will try this bra in a smaller size.

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    Updated on Apr 15, 2019 Flag this


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      Ooh narrow wires and centered straps? I should probably try this some time in the future

    • 1

      The pattern on this one is nice. I hope the smaller size works out for you.

    • 1

      It looks a bit wide on my pics but I think that is because the cups are too big for me on this one.

    • Hopefully that's the case and the smaller size works out. Are you going through the return/exchange process for this one?

    • Yes they received my return of that big parcel full of bras. I'm still on the fence with this one. It's quite pricey at full price. Also I really need a nude bra for summer, not a red one (although at the moment I need just any bra that fits).

    • Hey you know they say red is the new nude bra!

    • I still need a red bra that fits to try this, brasaremean. Soon(TM)

    • Hm but the lace will show under a t-shirt...

    • Everybody knows you are wearing a bra though.

    • Yes true. Also nude bras still have seams that show.

    • Just try it under a white shirt and see how badly it shows

    • Sovavosi i couldn't for the life of me find a good red bra :(

    • I wish they had Panache Andorra in my size, I liked that bra and it came in a lot of basic colours. :|

    • Is andorra a good bra? Because I wanted to try it but I was scared of Panache wires and the fact it prolly won't have 3 hooks in the back

    • I returned the bra already. But I can try it with a red Tango tomorrow.

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      I really liked it when I was first starting out and wore a 32G. It fit my shape pretty well. The band felt tight to me though. Hard wires don't bug me that much unless they are trying to punch through my sternum (Jasmine).

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      Sovavosi Oh I liked the Panache Andorra back in the day, and I was very sad when I grew out of it.

      I think it is a good bra. the straps are rather thin like on a CK Victory. It felt more supportive than Jasmine, but the cups are more shallow and it runs a bit small. (So now I'm around 32J/JJ I would probably need a 32K in this bra, if it's still like it was back in 2012)

    • brasaremean Andorra is on clearance on eBay for 14.95£ from Belle Lingerie. I admit I was tempted for 1 second to order a 32J, but I need to focus on bras that will more likely fit me than on bra experiments because something is cheap and I'm curious.

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      Not in my size :( I need a 30GG per measurements. Cheapest I've found anywhere is 30GBP with shipping

    • brasaremean Keep a saved search on the size, so you get notified when a new colorway goes on sale.

      The Lacey bra comes now in this lovely cornflower color for spring: https://www.bravissimo.com/products/lacey-bra-cornflower-ln486cfr/
      If my red one fits like I hope it will, I will add this to my wish list.

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  3. Bravissimo Lacey is one of my favorite bras. But it's also a tricky one. It's hard to find the right fit in it for me, since I'm right between the sizes where the bra constructions changes significantly. So Lacey bra up to J-cup comes with a stretchy lace top section. From JJ-cup upwards there is an extra lining under that section that isn't stretchy. Which totally changes the bra.

    JJ+ cup is a tall full cup bra. Below J cup is a fullcup bra with stretchy lace top similar in idea to Panache Jasmine, Envy or Andorra. Envy and Jasmine are far more open on top, the lace ... is more flimsy and they feel less supportive to me. I think if it resembles one of these it's mostly Andorra as that one is also on the more shallow side. Lacey is superior as it doesn't have the super wide and extremely hard Panache wires.

    So I had 30JJ (currently too small), 32JJ (currently fits but is just a tiny bit too tall) and also this 32J, which fits kinda okay.
    First overall, the bra is rather shallow and tall. It's nowhere near CK shallowness because I can't wear CK at all. The wires are moderately wide / average for the size range and don't come up too high on the sides which is a plus. The band fits like you 'd expect a 32 band to fit - true to size I will say.

    It is comfortable to wear on my non-pms boobs, but as soon as they get into PMS mode (1/2 cup bigger) I have the issue with the shallowness on bottom... I feel like the bra wants to slide down a bit everytime I adjust it back--- also my fot boobs stretch out the top section quite well. It shapes nicely to a round shape and the cup edge doesn't cut in. So ideally I'd own a 32JJ in this bra with with the below J-cup stretch construction for my PMS boobs.
    Overall the bra is currently one of the few that is wearable and I like that it is supportive all day and doesn't hurt me.

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      Oh, yeah, I can see some of those fit issues you're talking about. This bra is really pretty on you, though! I'm glad it works okay.

    • 2

      It looks like the kind of bra that makes your boobs a ball, which I like because it holds them closer to your chest. Maybe I could try a 40J...

    • cupandahalf I love the close to chest round shape! Lacey just does that. it even minimizes a bit from the side and it's the total opposite of Ewa BM or Panache Jasmine shape which are too open on top and too projected. The wires on the side and the gore are not extremely tall but the cups are and the straps are centered. I think you would like it :)

    • I wore this today but just changed into another bra. It kept sliding down at the wire. Also there was quite some pressure on my shoulders from that. The bottom of the cup too shallow for me there even on my normal boobs. I was adjusting it 2-3 times until I got tired.

    • :(

    • Wearing it tonight to give another bra some rest, some slight quadboob is happening and I'm nowhere near PMS yet. I'm definitely a 32JJ in this bra at the moment.

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      Thanks so much for reviewing this one! I've been making my way through allllll the bras on Bravissimo and had my eye on this one next. It looks amazing on your shape! I'm pretty FOT with softer tissue and it is *hard* to find a good bra! I'm on the J/JJ line with you and I really need the stretch lace from the J shape so I think I'll take the plunge.

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      CAGirlGoingPolish Thanks for your comment. I'm glad my review was helpful :)
      I'm happy to read from a fellow Bravissimo girl we are so few here. Which bras did you try in the past?
      Lacey is really good if you prefer a bit more close to chest fit as it's more shallow than other stretch lace bras like EM BMs or the Jasmine - they are sometimes too open on top to fully support full on top boobs.
      Lacey is a good "middle ground" here. I recently got this in a 34J as I wanted the stretch version, will review soon.
      In the non stretch version (JJ+) I'm probably 32K now.

      The new Lacey Floral is apparently stretch lace up to K-cup!

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      alisa Yes! I've just started looking thru ur reviews and they're a godsend! TBH, I've had zero luck with Bravissimo recently. It's been 4 years since my baby was born and I'm only just now starting to try bras again.

      I've literally tried almost *everything* they have in 30J (except CK & Fantasie bcuz they've never worked due to east-west/wide wires/strap discomfort & too-closed cups, respectively.)

      The ones that might have worked if I could have gone up to a 30JJ or down to a 28K/KK didn't exist in those sizes :'-( oooorrrr ,like you've found, the stretch lace etc. disappears when you cross the JJ threshold. The ones that fit pretty well, though a bit more elf shoe than I prefer, like Arla etc. had comfort issues w stiff/thin/not supportive enuf straps, etc.

      Of course, Arla was part of my first order, and I thought I had lots of other good options. hahahahahahah I'm wondering if I should revisit it, but want to try some Ewa options first.

      I'm more than happy to answer any questions on specific styles - I took pretty good notes/pics before returning *everything*. (I need to post reviews - just hard to get uninterrupted time rn w CoVid risk & California temps & fires keeping my fam stuck indoors alll day for weeks now)

      My closest to a great fit was a Comexim Jasmine plunge UK 30K (65O?) from BOB. After reading ur reviews & some others I suspect going up a cup size to allow bra straps moved in & a bit more immediate projection @ the wires I miiiiiight have a decent, comfy fit. Still working up the guts to place that complex of an order, pay for shipping & accept it might be a wash. #true story

    • CAGirlGoingPolish Which from Bravissimo own brand did you try? Did you ever try Bravissimo Anna or Lottie? I watch those 2 in the sale.

      Arla did give you an elf-shoe shape? I mean Arla out of all bras? It gives me very round shape. True Elf shoe were older models like Ditsy Blossom, Dotty Spot or Marguerite - Alana or Melrose go a bit in that direction but not as bad. But everyone's boobs are different and everyone likes and prefers different bra styles.

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      alisa
      You're right - I've been pretty particular about elf shoe-ish-ness and Arla is far from the worst offender. I've always had a pretty lifted, very round profile in the past and I think with the changes my body has gone through I'm finding no matter what I buy, my breasts have more of a "natural slope" to them now. (read: more like the elf shoe) This is totally new to me and caught me by surprise. Since I posted this I've gone through another 20 or more bras and realized this is just what my shape is now.

      Truth is I was ordering based on what might have fit my pre-baby boob profile. I sagged down a full *THREE* inches thanks to breast-feeding, while still maintaining roughly the same cup volume (+/- 1 cup size or two) & now I have to learn how to accommodate the much more pendulous shape & softer tissue issues.

      It's been rough, but I hope I'm starting to find my way.

      Ok - Bravissimo bras:

      Are you ready for this? lol
      *Alexa
      Arla
      Fern
      *Festival
      Maya
      Maisie (5 yrs ago)
      *Niya
      Nonpadded & Racerback sleep bras
      Nova
      Satine (5 years ago)
      * all the "padded" were far too shallow and somewhat tall

      Just ordered Dina/ Jenna / Millie.

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      aaaaand forgot to order Lacey *facepalm*

    • CAGirlGoingPolish I have no experience with breast-feeding but due to weight fluctuations I went through a few size changes so I understand how hard it is to start with a new size / shape. :S Bras that used to work somehow don't work anymore. I hope you will find good bras for your new shape.

      I also heard that padded bras run shallow so I never bothered as my boobs never got along with them. I wonder if it's a soft tissue + pendulous boob problem? Needing more projection at the wire? I usually have empty space in bottom but lots of overspill on top.

      Fern lounge bra, is it worth it? Or similar to Nova in fit and support. Wich sleep bra did you like best?
      I once tried the cup sized padded sleep bra and hated it, it was extremely tall: 32JJ-K - Bravissimo » Padded Sleep Bra (NW265) , have not tried the unpadded yet.
      I like the racerback ones as they have thicker straps distribute weight away from straps and towards the back. Sadly the black ones run small so I can only fit into now discontinued grey 34HH-J - Bravissimo » Racerback Sleep Bra (NW234) . They should bring them back but up to K or L cup.
      What size are you looking at in Lacey?

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      alisa Thanks for the encouragement - Think I'm heading in the right direction. :)

      Padded bras can def be shallow @ the wire for me as well, but lightly padded / spacer foam lined bras were ideal for me in the past, since they gave me the rounded shape I needed and had more room @ the wire. I'm completely sized out of all the bras I know that follow that shape now so.... :p

      Fern bra was lovely, but I tried the 30J & I was spilling out of the middle and my poor boobs were drooping almost as if I didn't have a bra. The straps were also very thin, which was not comfortable for my shoulders w the weight of my boobs.

      Couldn't close the racer bra (bad joints) Unpadded sleep bra was much better. Tried the 32HH, but back was too big. 30J the cups were too big - strangely. 30HH prob would work, but I was out of patience w sleep bras by then. Looks like it would be as tall as the padded one tho... Maybe if you size down a cup from ur norm?

      Considering 30J in Lacey :-) Waiting for my last couple Bravissimo orders to get back to England so I can get my money back before I buy anything else lol

    • CAGirlGoingPolish
      I won't bother with the Fern then. I already own the Nova which I use as a sleep bra. I dislike it's thin straps - but I liked that the bra seperated my boobs better than regular sleep bra or Zara in summer months.

      Yeah putting on racerback sleep bras is bit of a hassle. I also think that's why they discontinued them. I was shocked at the size of that padded sleep bra- it was insanely tall on me and I was around size 32K back then so I did get my size. It felt uncomfortable. if I ever am on lookout for another sleep bra I'd try the unpadded.

      If Millie in 30J isn't much too small on you, get Lacey in the same size. Also the next size up will have the unstretchy lining. Lacey is taller than Millie but cup is bit similar but I find Millie a tad more shallow.

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  4. 2
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    32JJ

    Fits

    I exchanged my 34JJ - Bravissimo » Lacey Bra (LN486) bra for this size and it fits me very well. The bra features a 3 part cup construction, Bravissimo calls it a full-cup. The straps are centered on this bra so that they don't fall off the shoulders so easily and it's true, they don't ! Also the straps for once don't cut into my arms so much like on other balconette style bras, I'm looking at you Panache Floris...

    The cups on this bra are very tall, the wires are rather narrow for the size range. The cups are lined with a nude fabric under a ... pretty red lace fabric. The lace on top of the cups is stretchy, but the nude lining is not stretchy. The bra gives a really nice round shape. What is the best about this bra? I totally Forget that I'm wearing it at least for most of the day. That is a very good things since I'm used to bras that hurt me most of the time!

    The cups are really super tall on this bra, now I think even a bit too tall for me. I get some slight gaping where the upper cup meets the straps. (I have lost another 2 cms of bust circumferance since I received this bra. ) So it fits generously even on my PMS boobs. I think that the bra is a bit more shallow in the cups than the other Bravissimo bras so I really need the room at the center of this size and I don't think I can size down yet despite the slight gaping. (none visible on my pics since I took them few weeks ago) Also the bra is a full-cup construction, so it's full coverage and keeps the boobs close to chest. The band is a perfect fit on my 31 Inch (77cm) ribcage moderately snug measured, so If between 2 band sizes I recommend going by the bigger and not size down, the band is firm and tts on this bra.

    The Lacey my absolute favorite of all my Bravissimo bras I recently tried. I would repurchase this bra! The only slight downside to this bra is, that since it comes up very tall, that it can show on low cut round necklines, so it's better been worn with V-neck tops.

    Update after 6 months of wear at 2 times a week: band unstretched 70cm. Band stretched 85cm.

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      Looks amazing!

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      I like this bra on you. It looks comfortable and pretty. Gorgeous, sumptuous colour. And, you're right: it looks like it would be great under v-neck tees :)
      If it fits on all other accounts, I would not be concerned with the gaping at the cup/strap junction. I have this in many bras that I own due to my short steep roots - 2/5 to 3/5 shape.

    • The Lacey is still one of my favorites. I just think that it could hold up a bit better. there is some loose threads from the elastic of the lace already. I only ever handwashed the bra.

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    32HH

    Didn't fit

    Check out my review of 32JJ - Bravissimo » Lacey Bra (LN486) to read how awesome this bra is. On this review I will compare the construction of this 32HH to the 32JJ and why it does not work.

    32HH features narrower shoulder straps that are fully adjustable. The top of the cups is made out of stretchy fabric with no extra lining. The cup edge features an elastic band that tends to cut into breast tissue. The band is more narrow than on JJ+ range and only features a 2x3 closure!

    Why did I not like this bra:
    First the cups were a bit on the smaller ... side. I think I could have made them work if it weren't for the elastic band that cuts in. But what I disliked the most about this bra: it did not feel as supportive as I would expect a bra in this size. 32JJ and this are worlds apart. The narrow band with only 2 hooks is more for looks than support. Some prefer that so it looks more elegant than "industrial" look of larger size bras - look up my 32JJ Lacey it looks just as elegant as this!

    Apart from my personal issues in this particular size range I really recommend the bra above a J- cup and in smaller sizes. It is good! Just be wary if you are around HH-J range of how the bra changes.

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    30G

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    It is a full cup style of moderately stretchy lace. It provides a minimized, natural, but very round shape. From the front it is slimming, but not front and center. Basically its a very rounded all over shape from the front. It gives a very round, somewhat minimized shape from the side. I really appreciate it distributing my tissue out and compressing it some to my body. If you want a more projected look, another style would better suit you, or size up in the cup. I also really appreciate the softness of the lace, the smoothness of fabric under clothing, and the short wires. I am center ... full and close set, so the wire gently rests on my tissue slightly but I do not find it uncomfortable. The cups are tall. I do not notice any gaping or real issue, but a lower cup would be more comfortable overall. The straps are also more centered on the cup, so they are not wide and irritating. The bummer is the band seems slightly large. I'd love to size down to a 28 band, but they only offer a 30. The stretch lace on the top of the cups have a thin elastic strip to keep everything contained. I find it to be comfortable and I don't need to adjust while wearing it. The wires are a little wider than I need, but they are comfortable and do not poke or dig. I think this is either for those who are firm and shallow, or soft (as long as you seem to take on the projection of the bra and not force bras down at the wire). Because the lace is closed on top, this is not going to work for FOT shapes. Close set folks may also find issues, although the wires are softer and do not cause pain for me resting slightly on tissue. For me, this is the bra I would sacrifice perfect fit for the minimized, round yet natural, overall comfortable fit and look for.
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    Floral Navy colorway

    Updated on Sep 21, 2019 Flag this

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    30JJ

    Didn't fit

    Check out my review on the Lacey 30JJ cornflower colorway here https://www.bratabase.com/bra/dnc8y/ for more info. Both bras fit similarly and I wore them during the same time frame. Currently it is too small and I need a 32JJ in this bra.

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    40K

    Didn't fit

    I bought this full cup Lacey in May 2019 but had not worn this often enough to be able to perform an informed review. I do not wear this bra often simply because it is too small and gives me significant muffin top (as opposed to typical quadding) that I cannot hide unless I layer myself up. I have a number of 40K bras from Bravissimo that are all uncomfortably small in the cup but I do keep buying them because they are always the largest band/cup available in that model and I like the style. I guess there is a part of me that hopes to grow ... down into them as I age.
    This cornflower colorway does look fantastic on my skin color and not only feels supportive but also makes me feel like it will be supportive down the road. When I do wear this Lacey, I definitely feel like I am being minimized, which is a good thing, no cakes on a plate here. The straps feel a bit too wide set which happens on pretty much all of my 40 band bras from Bravissimo. Perhaps one day I will try the Rixie clips that supposedly can help reduce the effective band length although I have heard they can sometimes damage the band.
    Aside from the quadding described above, I get a round and uplifted shape, perhaps a bit more rounded than my other Bravissimo bras and more importantly, my boobs are more front and center with very little side boob and therefore less rubbing from my arms as I move about. The Lacey also has extra lining in the cups which helps to hide ones nipples and is much much better at this than the Alana.
    As usual, the gore does not tack and I also get a bit of rolling up of the band beneath the cup. This is not a deal breaker but I seem to experience this more on the Lacey than on others.

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    Cornflower colorway

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    Black colorway

    Added on Sep 17, 2020



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    36J

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    White colorway

    Added on Jun 30, 2018



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