Stella is a new Bravissimo style. It looks like a bralette, but this triangle bra has underwires. The cups are unlined, unpadded, seamed lace. The gore is extremely low. This super low gore was the main selling point for me. Most plunge bras are still too high for me in the gore area. When I wear an Ewa Michalak PL or 3D all day and then try the Stella on, I can see where the PL or 3D's wires were lying on breast tissue. Stella's gore is mercifully low and narrow. The narrow part is important, because sometimes a short gore will still be too wide. Sometimes a ...short gore also starts too high up compared to the lowest point of the underwire. A short gore doesn't do me much good if it's positioned where the top half of a tall gore would be on my chest.
If I hadn't read many Stella reviews saying to size up in the cup, I wouldn't have ordered both 30F and 30FF. The 30F technically fit. In a too small cup, I usually get spillage under the arms. I don't get that in 30F. However, the 30FF has a rounder, more projected profile and is more comfortable than the 30F. I returned the 30F. On the return paperwork, I requested an exchange for another 30FF. Bravissimo's website says 30FF is sold out, so we'll see. I hope they come out with Stella in a nude-for-me color. I believe the lace would be opaque enough in a nude-for-me color to be the perfect summer bra. Read more 152 more words
Me: 30F/32E. Center full, close set, relatively even when supported, tall-ish roots. Not particularly narrow - average to wide roots. Soft tissue. Shoulders are on the slightly narrow side so some balconettes have straps that are too wide for me.
Not a ton of lift or "centering" but an alright shape, although pretty east-west. Wires are very low on both sides so I can see how people with wide roots might have tissue spilling out on either side. It actually plays nice with my soft tissue - I don't spill out (usually with something wirefree I'd spill into the center). Comfortable, breathable, nice for summer.
I bought the Bravissimo Stella bra in a size 30F (my usual size). At the beginning the band ran quite tight, but after a few wears it was okay. This bra runs small in cup size as well, I wish I had ordered it in an 30G. The cups are a bit shallow for me, so combined with the too small cups and the low cut plunge my boobs fell out in the middle after some minutes of wearing it. Other than that the bra is beautifully made, the lace & the style are simple yet sexy. The non-padded cups have a soft lining on the inside, so there is no itching. If you are thinking about buying this bra, I recommend you go up at least 1 (if not 2) cup sizes.