This is my first underwire bra that I've bought since being properly fitted. Based upon my measurements, I should be a 40KK in Bravissimo sizing, but after reading reviews on it that it runs a bit small, i decided to size up to the L cup. Great thing i did! This bra is very supportive and very sturdy. I've been able to wear it all day and not worry about unnecessary jiggle or having to readjust my breasts in the cups. The only issue i've had with this bra is that when i wear it on the loosest row of hooks, its still a little too loose, and straps end up digging into my shoulders.Luckily on the tightest setting, the band is tight enough... i dont need my straps trying to support the weight of my boobs lol. Other than that, this is a great bra!
I really hoped this bra would fit, because the star pattern and white fabric make a nice style (and there are so few white bras out there!), but unfortunately the fit is a somehow off.
First, the construction - the cups are made from a single layer of non-stretch fabric. It's a full-cup design, made from four parts. The seams on the inside of the cup have some loose threads, but otherwise the sewing is reasonably tidy. The band is also made from a single layer of stretchy powermesh. It looked to me in the pictures like it had side boning, but it doesn't. The materials feel sturdy ...and are quite soft. Compared to an older Bravissimo Alana, the materials are significantly softer, both in the cup and the band.
Since the fabric on the cups is completely non-stretch, the cups really show any asymmetry or a too large/small cup. The shape is very projected at the middle of the cup, but average projected at the bottom, giving more of a "green" shape. The wires are a bit too hard for me and the gore is stabby. I'm having a bit of a shape mismatch, a better fit for me has more bottom projection but creates a rounder, flatter shape - that's why the Bravissimo Millie in the same cup size works better for me. For me, full cups don't usually tend to work.
Regarding the sizing, it seems consistent with the usual Bravissimo sizing, in that the band runs true to size/tight-ish and the cups run one size small compared to the usual British size. Read more 158 more words
My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.
The band runs about a size larger (32"), and the cups are pretty true to size.
I had high hopes for this bra, but it just didn't work for me. It gives a fairly droopy/"upside down 7" shape, and the side sling creates a weird tension in the cups that cuts into my breasts. The middle and inner part of the cups seem to have enough immediate depth, but the outer part of the cups are a strange wrinkly mess (partly because they're too wide). My search for a Cleo Lily replacement continues...
Another bra that certainly couldn't fit me, but as I have it in my hands brand new and there is very little about it on Bratabase, I've measured it.
This bra is unlined. The straps are a bit stretchy and fully adjustable. The cup is sewn of four pattern pieces. It's nice that the navy stars on white background print covers the whole bra band and not just the front.