Damn, I just forgot how to write reviews as I haven’t done it for very long time due to many other more important stuffs I have to deal with every day.... secondly I’m not the person who likes to share pics with bras on but I felt this one totally deserves that (my bf probably would get mad if he’d see that 😅) . I got this bralette recently as I feel like sometimes I just need wireless bra for wearing it at home but at the same time get some support. I must say the bra has it all. I didn’t wear it for long time but ...couple of hours while doing some tidying up at home definietly made it to pass the test! It’s bit pricey but feels like it’s totally worth it. I tried before Freya fancies top, Cleo bralette, Wacoal and few other high street but none could meet my expectations. The only other bralettes that I can accept is Bali and Due Lune (it’s more like for romantic night rather than wearing it daily). Cups are good volume for my recent ups and downs, and probably I could do with 30E-F as well. They have little of stretch. Band feels comfortable and secure, not too tight (I’m 72cm underbust). Straps placement works well on my narrow shoulders, they don’t adjust but I’m fairly high get and is fine. Now need to get the grey one and I’m sorted for next couple of months! Read more 140 more words
The Zara is beautiful to look at and well constructed overall. wireless bra that actually keeps my breasts at a decent height. If you can sister size down to a smaller band/bigger cup than your usual Bravissimo size, it might work, but the looseness of the band combined with the non-adjustable straps makes this less than ideal for larger ...cups - unless you have firmer tissue and/or somewhat self-supported breasts.
The cups are have a side sling and are built very well for my shape with a nice, high gore. But this bra is at least 1 cup size too small for me & the band is very stretchy, which means the straps take the weight of my boobs and they dig in quite badly after a bit. There is a really miserable thick seam right at the pressure point where the strap sits at the top of the shoulder. (See pics) Yeowch!
This was the bra that taught me what a bra blog tried to explain - though I'm not at all projected, because I am pendulous I need more projection @ the wire. Otherwise my breasts push the wires down and out of my IMF, causing the tops of my boobs to spill out as the cups are pushed downwards, making the band ride up and causing a lot of stomach & shoulder discomfort. Sheesh! #liveandlearn
I kept it - but I will definitely let it go once I find something more comfortable to take it’s place. Read more 191 more words
First I want to thank martka00 for this bra. She would not stop to recommend it and now I finally have one. I actually really like it and it's better than I expected. Okay... my expectations of non-wired bras are pretty low: I just wish I be able to wear it to sleep and lounge a bit. I never expected for it to be an option for full day wear and leaving the house at my size, and it isn't.
First sizing... on Bravissimo page they recommend to size up. I agree, but it's not possible for me. At 32JJ/K currently this bra does not come ...in my size. So my only option is to size up in band and hope for the best. I think my 34HH/J would fit a true 34HH best. It is wearable in larger size maybe up to 34J/JJ (my sister size) but there will be bit over overspill either on centre or sides. Since it's a non wired bra it doesn't bother me too much that the "cups" don't fit correctly. I probably use part of the band as extra room for my boobs on the sides. Also there will be mono boob, it can't be avoided as the cups don't seperate.
I really like how comfortable the bra is. It's like wearing no bra. I even prefer this over my sleep bras as they feel a bit bulky with their padding. Zara looks and feels delicate. You think it would be weak then, but it isn't. I think for a wireless bra it supports my boobs quite well. But there is a lot of weight on the straps. They cut in after longer wear (or thats why I only wear it to lounge) also the band is bit large on me and rides up so slightly. The decorative lace at the band will also roll up, I even had to hold it down to take my photo. It is what it is, but it doesn't bother as it's so delicate.
The straps are non-adjustable. They are just okay to me but I doubt they work for everyone. For Bralette with adjustable straps I recommend Bravissimo Nova. On the other side there are no plastic bits on the straps so they are comfy to lie down and nothing cuts in. I think it's either this or that... I wish Bravissimo would expand the size range and make the Zara Super Bralette in sizes JJ/K and KK/L I'm sure it would sell like hot cakes. It's already good as it is but would be so much better if I could get my actual size. Read more 333 more words
Zara is a bralette, made of stretchy lace. The sizing is more like in underwire bras which is very nice, cup size and band size separately! I usually wear 28F / 28FF in underwire bras, or 30E / 30F if the band is tight. The customer service from Bravissimo adviced me to get Zara in 28E-F and the fit is spot on. Cups don´t cut in, band is perfectly supportive, cups stretch slightly and the shape is very good - not too pointy or droopy. The band rolls up on me though. Beware that straps are NOT adjustable at all, so it is a hit or miss. For ...me it was perfect.
So I like the Zara bralette very much! What I don´t like is the cut of the matching shorts. I don´t know why, but at the website there is always only a front photo of matching bottoms - I would definitely need a backside photo as well! I thought the "short" cut would cover my buttocks but it doesn´t. The cut in the back is like in brasilian briefs which I don´t like - I might cut up the shorts and use the lace parts and sew something more comfortable myself. Size M in true to size in my opinion though. Read more 104 more words
Normally wear a 34HH I would prefer a band that didnt roll up for more support, the entire 1-2 inches rolls and just sits in the intermamory fold. (Perhaps the tanktop version would have helped and had the weight hold down the band?) Without much strap help, it requires support from the straps, and adds pressure there. Straps also seem to want to crumple up/ not sit flat and are not adjustable. Aside from the band, the center does not touch my sternum at all, and would look very uni-boob if I wore this under any shirt as the material simply goes from apex to apex. The cup area is ...somewhat wide and somewhat not projected enough (Im learning with this shipment Bravissimo and me are not the same shape), due to this, the cup forces tissue into armpits somewhat. This is a bit irritating when I move my arm back and forth. I was hoping to use this as a summer lounge around the house/ sleep top, but the material may be slightly too abrasive/not as soft as I hoped. The material feels soft, but I think the holes in the fabric combined with me not being used to having that much tissue pushed into my arm's path that combine to make it irritating. Especially if you are a 34J I would urge you to consider sizing up in the cup if larger sizes become available (this is the largest size currently), Im not sure there's much extra room. (A note from after measuring, my bust is normally about 46-47 inches and measuring with this on it is squishing me to 43 inches- explaining why it feels like so much tissue is squished in my armpits, because it is squishing me four inches. For a bra meant to fit 34:13, this is measuring at only a 9 inch difference, not 13)
Nipple bumps definitely show as this is unpadded, although since there is an outer layer and lining layer, a skilled seamstress could likely add padding if wanted, however these two layers are sewn at each seam, so it'd take a bit of effort.
I really liked the quality detail that I've seen in the Bravissimo bras. I got the caramel colorway- a sort of coppery medium brown color. For the hooks in the band they used rose gold. It seems like a high quality touch and complements the color nicely. Read more 291 more words
This bra and the Bravissimo Flora are basically identical in shape. Of the two, this is the looser one. The band feels like it's about one size too big. I was fastening it on the tightest hooks right out of the box. Cups are true to size with plenty of stretch to accommodate monthly variance in size. The whole thing is made of stretch mesh with a stretch lace overlay. Seams and a side support panel give the cups some structure and lift. There's a bit of separation between the breasts, but mine will slide toward the middle after I've had it on for a while. It's less ...supportive than the Flora, but still good for a wireless bra.
On the downside, the straps can't be adjusted. They're a bit looser than the straps on the Flora, but not much. There is a seam on the straps right at the top of the shoulder that can get irritating. Another potential annoyance is the longline portion of the band, which rolls up easily. It doesn't bother me, but it may bother others.
I got it in a pretty cornflower blue color that was on clearance. The lace is a basic patterned lace, not excessively flowery but definitely feminine looking. Read more 98 more words
This bra is SO cute and comfy! I love it. It offers a fair amount of support for a bralette. I've had it a little shy of a year, I've found that I can't quite wear it out a full day without the lack of support causing shoulder pain but it is the perfect bra for lounging or working out in.