The Mabel is a new style by Bravissimo I was very curious about. It got very good reviews and it's apprently a bra with the stretchy top section but it's not thin lace. I got my current usual size of 32K. The Mabel has new wires from J-cup upward which are supposed to be more narrow.
The fit: Bra was too large in the top section for me, there was slight gaping. Also the cups came up too high under my arm. Apart from that the bra felt supportive and good quality, so I decided to exchange it for a 32JJ. I recommend if you are above a J-cup to size down in cup in this.
I am really on the fence with this Mabel bra, I previously tried it in 32K - Bravissimo » Mabel (LN775) and it was slightly too big. So I exchanged for 32JJ. While the 32JJ is definitely the right size for me, I am still not super impressed by it.
My shape: narrow / medium root,center full projected, full on top.
So the bra is on the more shallow side, the wire is average width for the size. Luckily the cup height is a bit lower in this size compared to 32K so it does bother me less under my arms. The top section is slightly stretchy ...and adjusts to your shape. The straps are rather narrow for this size and they are very stretchy. The Gemma and Annie bra I tried before had the same straps, but Mabels are a slight improvement since they don't fold immediately like the other ones.
Why I am not in love with this bra? First I am not sure if it's supportive all day as I can only wear it 30min for trial. The stretchy straps kinda dig in already. The band also feels okay but I can fit 1 hand under it already. The cups are not projected enough for me on bottom. Which I can get away with that shape if the bra is tall enough to contain all my breast tissue I am not sure if I would have to adjust the bra a lot during the day if it wants to slide down. What I noticed: this bra and 32J - Fantasie » Illusion Side Support Bra (FL2982) have very similar fabric and when I put on both over each other they a identical! But I prefer wider straps on the Fantasie. I am really really on the fence with this one. Read more 197 more words