At first I thought this shape wasn't good for me, then I realised I was wearing the bra too low on my bust, so my breasts couldn't settle properly in the cups and quad-boob happened. Now I'm careful when putting it on and it fits perfectly! No spillage, and it looks great because it brings my breasts together instead of letting them flap at my sides. From the side view, the shape of my breasts is not the extremely rounded one you get from padded/moulded bras, but it looks natural, as if I'm not wearing a bra. Lovely color and model, I especially like the small ribbons and roses on the gore and where the straps meet the cups.
Nabbed this on a whim, mostly because it was on sale (as far as Bravissimo ever puts things on sale) and I wanted an unlined plunge bra.
The fabric is quite starchy, which led to some scratching from the ribbons on my first wear, but I expect that to ease with a wash or two.
The band is stretchy, more Freya than Cleo. Gives good shape and uplift. I get some cutting-in along the cup's top edge, because these days I'm a deep breath away from being a 30G, and also because I have inner fullness. The flip side of that is that the top edge of the cup is firm enough that it does an okay job of arresting the plunge slide my soft tissue is partial to, so I don't have to do too much readjusting during the day.
Bravissimo plunges, vol III. Well, it seems that Bravissimo suffers of the Eveden-syndrome, in other words there's a noticiable measurement gap when the band size moves from "petite" (30 and below) to regular and the cup size from large (below HH) to really voluptuous (J and up). I have this same bra in 32HH and the difference in cup size is quite significant. First of all, the J cup is much wider, the underwires reach a lot farther towards my back under my arms. Fortunately there's depth in the cup profile, so the wires don't dig in at all. Also, the lowest part ...of the cup is weirdly flat, which means that a dense breast like mine won't settle into the very bottom of the cup but leaves a half an inch empty space, which then creases a bit. A visual problem, the bra is very comfortable to wear. Pros: - pretty, summery style - soft material - a true plunge shape without the EM or Freya Deco-style vavoom lift - sturdy band - soft, wide straps
Cons: - cup is quite wide in J cup Read more 78 more words
First time wearing it and fastening it on the loosest hooks is a bit too loose--middle hooks are good. The top band of the cups are tight--it digs in slightly. The wires dig into my ribs directly under my breasts (but this is a problem I have with pretty much every unpadded underwire bra). Center gore is flat against my chest, but I can't help feeling that the top of the cups and the wire chord (the distance directly from one wire end to the other), are both slightly too small, or just not the right shape for my breasts.
Bravissimo is the other brand in the industry that has managed to do a seriously good plunge for larger cupsizes - and with a plunge I mean the center gore is really low. (The other brand is EM.) The Sweet Medley doesn't let you down, it's consistent with Bravissimo's other plunges in both size and quality. Pros: - a true plunge shape, without the in-your-face-vavoom!-effect you get with EM plunges or Freya Deco in smaller sizes - soft, summery material. Sturdy nonetheless. - broad, soft straps that surprisingly do not ruin the rather delicate look of the bra - really wonderful colour - comes in J-cup - band runs true to size
Cons: - runs 1/2 cupsize small - pays to buy a bigger cup if you're normally on the upper edge of the size - may be stretchy in the band in the long run - remains to be seen
Terrible terrible incompatibility here! This bra is made for full boobs without any breast tissue in the upper inner quadrant. So I have both quadboob and too much fabric going on at the same time. Extra apex fabric, and extra fabric on top of outer quadrants. So the cups are both too short, and too deep and too wide at the same time.
Also the wings are too low, the gore is too low. Everything with this bra is too low and too projected for me. Which of course is why the cups end up too wide. This bra combined with my 32HH - Tutti Rouge ...» Betty Bra (TU103) made me finally conclude I'm full on top. So no plunges for me, and certainly no Bravissimo plunges
Also the fabric; seriously this bra has the most scratchy lace that has evur touched my boobs. I had to rip it off 2 minutes after taking the pics. But maybe it is because of the cutting in so I might be unfair to it.
The bra in itself is drop dead gorgeous with pink embroderied flowers on a bright light apple green, but it would never fit me in whatever size I tried it in without very heavy alterations so I'm not keeping this bra.
Stuffed measurements branarchist method: Cup depth 32 cm Projection 11 cm Width 16.5 cm Cup height 16 cm
Measurements in the usual way: Cup depth measured loosely is 33 cm, but it stretches to 36 or even close to 37. Wires are wide indeed with 17.5 cm at the very least between them. Read more 159 more words