Anyways, it's too small on my large boob - both as seen by slight quadro-boob and a non-flat centergore. Bumme
The shape is definitely purple shape, http://brasihate.blogspot.dk/2012/01/what-exactly-is-good-shape.html and I am definitely more of a green-seeker, but I can't deny the front view of this is great. I'm still deciding whether to keep this. I got the set, and it looks so awesome I could just stare at it for hours, but sensible, I shouldn't keep it, as the bra is too small, and not the shape I want. But oh. I love it, haha :b
It is not as wide as Bravissimos other half cups, which is a welcome alteration I think.
The cup consists of 4 vetical panels, which gives that lovely cakes-on-a-plate look.
The band is very comfy, usual Bravissimo-snug, and nice wide seams which I think is essential for comfort.
I've been keen to get my hands on a Bravissimo half cup for a while, as I thought it was my best bet of trying out a half cup with Ewa Michalak's styles being a bit too small in cup volume to be likely to work. I got this bra second hand from another user who'd worn it a few times.
Bravissimo's half cups in this size range consist of 4 vertical panels with the outermost one being the tallest and connecting to the strap. The straps are sturdy, wide, and fully adjustable. The bra fastens with 3 rows of 3 columns of hooks.
The bra is super lively ...and colourful! It reminds me of tropical birds, which makes sense considering the name. The seams don't really show up under tops, but the print does, so you'd need a thick top or a second layer with almost any colour you wear.
The band of the bra is too big for me, which is totally unsuprising considerding my snug underbust measurement is less than 28". There's no 28 bands above a J cup in Bravissimo, and the half cup ends at a J anyway, so this was my best chance to try out the cut. The wires are quite a bit too wide and the straps are set a long way apart, which means I need to angle them to stay on my shoulders. However, the shape the cup gives is great! I feel lifted and supported. It works well on my firm, slightly fuller on top breasts. The trim on the top of the bra cuts in a bit, but I suspect that sizing up would just end up with me having an even wider cup and not much more room on top. As-is, I think it would make a nice special occasions bra for someone who is fuller on top with a medium-wide root. If the straps were a bit closer together, it could even be an everyday bra, the design seems to be quite good.
I'm planning to try some alterations on this, as the overall cup shape is good to see if I can get a better fit. Read more 250 more words
Comfy! Band is backfat minimising, nice wide confy straps, good smooth materials on the skin, no scartching!
Awesome shape! Very round, close to the chest, slightly minimized from the side, purple shape from the front, not east - west by any means. Cakes on plate ^^
Supportive! Seriously, if it wasn't for the strap position (far apart) this one could go up to KK. And an everyday bra.
Note fore wires - very wide. Will suit shallow boob ladies. If you are not one, you can still wear it if you accept some empty space bear the wires. Existance of such does not compromise shape or support.
Note for cleavage - gore is very high, forget V necks with this Note for print and thin clothes - the loud print shows through everything thin. If you wear dark clothes, white parts will pop out, if you wear light blacks will.
Note to self and everybody else: Get matching knickers with it! Get Sweet bon bon bra - it's the same cut!
This is a very pretty bra, as far as I remember the band seemed fine (I normally wear a 30/32) and comfortable, the cups were maybe a tiny bit big for me personally but wearable, wish makes them run a bit small I think - (32J in new Curvy Kates, 30J in Cleos). But the cups go very far in the back and I found them to be so uncomfortable I had to sell the bra.
I originally didn't have much interest in this bra until George of FFFB did a review on it. The catalogue image wasn't terribly exciting, but once I saw how it would look on a bigger chest, I decided I had to have it. Conversely, I thought the catalogue image for the Fleurty was quite nice, but once I saw it on a bigger chest, I became less interested. The bra is decently comfortable, but the wires poke a bit on the sides and the band is a fair bit too tight unless I use an extender. The band has stretched from wear and now I can actually do it up without an extender, but it's still not very comfortable. I love love love love the pink lace and wish this bra fit better. I'll probably list it once I get more bras that sort of work.
I finally found the size in Bravissimo half cups that has almost as much projection as I need. Unfortunately it comes with way too much cup height, super wide wires, and straps and band both that are far too long even at their shortest.
This bra would be a beautiful fit for someone who was actually a 38 band and had the breast height to match a frame of that size, so long as their breasts were shallow relative to that frame.
Unfortunately Bravissimo half cups just do not get along with my projected bust.
I didn't realise until measuring, but this runs pretty tight in the band. I've worn it a few times and it still stretches to under 30 inches, so it could be a good one for small 30s. The high central gore isn't the best for my close-set boobs, but it doesn't really sit flat anyway given that the cups are too small. I kept this because it's really pretty, but to be honest it didn't really work when I was a 30JJ, so it definitely doesn't work now I'm a 30KK. It would probably best fit someone who is usually a 30HH/J in Bravissimo's own bras.
The wires are slightly wider than I'd prefer, and the cups are fairly shallow. The main issue I have is how wide set the straps are - they tend to dig a lot on my narrow shoulders. I'd still recommend it to anyone in the size range, as it is STUNNING. I'm pretty heartbroken that it didn't really work for me.