There's just enough room in the cup for my breasts. If I were only a little more FOT, I would have four boobs (which probably makes this a no-no that one week of the month when I'm fuller). Only extremely deep breaths and/or pushing my shoulders back as far as they go makes the seam cut in on top. The style is similar to Freya's unpadded plunges, but with a higher gore and a taller cup, which I'm guessing is what makes this bra not cut across my breasts like those Freyas do. It gives a similar shape, but more upfront and uplifted. The cups are wider than ...I like, but not shallow, and I'm glad to say this bra seems to work just fine.
The solid beige on the band, straps and base colour of the cups is a light vanilla toffee, which is a perfect skintone colour on me. I simply adore the palette of this bra; the soft browns and lilacs, with contrasting aqua and green lines in the pattern, and a darker brown for the embroidery on the upper cup. The look of this bra reminds me of the design on many shortbread biscuit tins or boxes of Scottish fudge, and I love anything that reminds me of things I can eat, especially cakes, biscuits and sweets. Because I love those things. C'mon, who doesn't? Read more 120 more words
I was so hoping, despite all my rational knowledge/guesstimate to the contrary, that this bra would work perfectly...
In terms of volume, it's technically a fit, but there's a shape incompatability going on which makes for a few quirks. The wires are a comfortable width for me (I'd heard that Bravissimo bras ran narrower than Cleo, but perhaps that's not true in my size range).
Depth should be perfect, but the bra actually looks too deep on. This is because the top edge of the cup is extremely unforgiving, and seems cut for a FOB-only shape, whereas I'm quite even top and bottom. As a result I get some cutting-in ...along the top edge and a sort of upside-down orange-in-a-glass effect of not being able to fit all my breast into the cup. Soft tissue means I can swoop and scoop assiduously and it sits okay after that, but it still cuts in a little.
Additionally, the bra's apex expects wider-set breasts than I have. As a result of all this, I can get a bit of an elf-shoe shape. Swooping and scooping away from the gore adjusts everything as it should be and so gives a more rounded shape.
The gore, as always, is too wide. It tacks, or at least one of the wires does; the other floats because there's simply no room for it. Story of my life. However, the cup does seem to have plenty of immediate projection along the height of the gore to cope with my inner fullness admirably, which is a rare thing indeed.