When I received Bravissimo's Ivory/Ice Pink Rococo Charm bra late November 2012 or early December 2012, it fit well. I would've ordered a 28F, the size I already had in Bravissimo's Tanzania Stripe, but they were out. The Ivory/Ice Pink 28FF Rococo Charm arrived, and it fit! Now, mid-February 2013, it seems to flatten me out a bit, if I look at the side profile. (A few weeks ago, I tried the Tanzania Stripe in 28FF and 28G, because my 28F Tanzania Stripes (I bought two) no longer seemed to cover enough, though they didn't flatten me from the side view. To my surprise, and you can ...read about it in my 28G Tanzania Stripe review, both sizes fit. There was less mounding above the top line of the cups in the 28G, but I still got that Marie Antoinette cleavage.) I wonder whether my cup size has gone up. If it has gone up, will it go back down during different parts of my cycle? I don't know.
What I did conclude about the Rococo Charms (I bought two) in 28FF is it is a much less comfortable bra than my 28F Tanzania Stripes. I haven't worn the Rococo Charms much as a result. I have enough comfortable bras now that I don't have to tolerate scratchy materials, poking underwires, or digging in straps. The underwires are not too wide for me in the 28FF Ivory/Ice Pink Rococo Charm, but the channel should be cushioned better.
The colors used in this bra are unfortunately a good example of how not to combine colors. The outside surfaces look fine, but the inside juxtaposes a cooler pink with a warmer pink. The warmer colored underwire channel and back band therefore looked dirty, even when new.
On the good side, the outside color is very pretty and can pass as a nude color for me. I mainly wear dark tops to minimize my upper body, but occasionally I want to wear a nude color bra.
Edited to add: Since I bought the 28FF Bravissimo Rococo Charm Bra, I've discovered I can wear 30 bands and still get adequate shaping and support. For comfort, therefore, I no longer wear 28 bands, except in bras with extremely stretchy 30 bands. For this reason, I would suggest you look at the band measurements of this bra and compare them to yours, if you're thinking of getting this. Read more 291 more words
This bra is adorable and I lusted over it for quite a long time, not realizing that the shape really wouldn't match up with my breasts and that the size would not work.
The cups on this bra run exceptionally shallow and wide. I loved the width and the sloping shape of the underwires, but the lack of projection combined with the excessive (in my opinion) height of the gore made the bra jut out quite funny between my breasts. Like someone was building a picket fence in my cleavage!
My breasts looked smashed against a wall because I had more projection than the bra would allow, and the gore ...height made the underwires stick up above the tops of my breasts when I slouched and thus the tops of the cups to gape open rigidly. It was quite awkward.
I'm disappointed that the shape of this bra didn't even come close to working for me. The photos make it look wearable, but I just didn't feel comfortable in it and got no support. Part of this was probably due to it being a band size too large for me.
I did find that the cup lace did show a touch under thin stretchy tops, mostly at the center of the bra which made it questionably artificially nipply. It didn't bother me much, but some might care.
The lace is gorgeous and the color is unusual and beautiful. The fabrics are soft and comfortable. For the right boob shape (or the persistent enough woman) this could be quite a stunning bra for the Pretty Boobies Arsenal. Read more 154 more words
I fell in love with this bra as soon as I saw it on Bravissimo's site. Granted, the pistachio/black combination really did turn out less green than I had expected, but the bra is still very beautiful. The fit, however, is a different story.
The band is very snug. I border between 28 and 30 and feel better in a 28 band, but with this one, I had to use an extender. It's buckled on the first row of hooks, though, so no big deal.
(EDIT: After three months of very occasional wearing, the band stretched and I don't need to use an extender anymore)
The shape from the side is ...nicely round and minimises the boobs a little (see picture of "bra beneath clothing"). The shape from the front is okay, if a bit too wideset for my taste. The straps are definitely too wideset - not as much as to fall off shoulders, but enough to show under sleeveless tops. And although they are fully adjustable (plus points for that), they are also decorated with stiff, widely spaced semicircles which rub against the skin and remind me of razor wire (a bit poetic, but sadly true!)
The center gore goes quite high on this bra, but I like that. The bra also doesn't really give that much support and doesn't push up at all - the shape it creates works well for square necklines and looks positively ghastly under V-shaped ones.
Lastly, the cups. Now, I probably should be wearing a 28J (if they made it), so I won't go into the depth on how they don't fit me too well, but I would like to point out the crazy width of the underwires. Measured from end to end, they are 35 cm long, which is almost the same as the Panache Confetti in the same size. However, if you look at one of the photos above, I have laid the underwires on top of each other - while the white Confetti curves upwards quite symmetrically, the pistachio Rococo Charm just goes on and on. You know how sometimes underwires poke you in the armpit? The Rococo underwires go *past* the armpit (can be seen on the picture "from the side") I'm afraid that if I wore a larger cup, they would actually curve around my side and touch the center of my shoulder blades!
(EDIT: Through trial and error, I've figured out I usually wear a 28HH in Panache, 28J in Curvy Kate and 28/30GG in Freya. So for this bra, use your Curvy Kate size)
All in all, I am rather disappointed in this bra. I love the color and the decoration, but it is so weirdly uncomfortable to wear that had I tried it on in a changing room, I would have definitely left it at the store. Read more 360 more words
Too elastic wires and really short band. Cups are deeper than in my other (well-fitted) bras, but wires ends at my back and a big part of cup is under my armpit, so there's not enough space for boobs. I really like the look, but it's unwearable in this size.
I got this bra used from a reddit user, and unfortunately the band ended up being way too big for me (it rides up so much in the back). The cups *almost* fit; if I did a tiny alteration near the gore or under the arm it would be fine. I would say this is pretty true to size, maybe a hair on the big side for the band because it has been worn before. I do love the colours though; the cups and band are a little brighter and more saturated then they look in the pictures, and the detailing is what I would call a deep-hot pink, which compliments the coral-pink of the bra so well. Too bad it doesn't fit me!
Very wide and shallow, this fitted okay when I was 30FF in Cleo Juna and 30F in Freya Lauren half cup, had the snuggest band of the three which has not stretched out too much for me. The wires are too wide for me, and now the cup is definitely too shallow and gives me a very square shape with quadboob. Have bent the gore away from me to make it comfortable.