I love this bra! I think it is much prettier than it looked online and so flattering on me (which is extremely unusual)! I'm dealing with wide-set, average to wide short roots, upper deflation with some lower projection, very soft. I think this bra is actually the best fit I have found, so far and it is definitely my current favorite! YAY!!!
The flexible, soft cups seem to be somewhat uniquely shaped and it works well for me (but I can see why it wouldn't work for everyone.) I think I generally fit more like a 28DD/30D, but in this model, the 30DD is where it's at. It's ...slightly big, as I have a tiny bit of gaping at the top edge of the cup, but it honestly quite minimal and the lace trim helps hide it. It still looks and feels beautiful.
I want to say the cups run somewhat small, except they are kind of stretchy and I think that it would actually fit true to size if it is the right shape for you. It is not quite as shallow as I thought from the pictures. It actually gives me more forward projection than I expected and a nice lifted, rounded shape. The wings are tall enough to give me the side support I need and the lightly padded cups provide shaping without being too rigid. The band feels true to size. Although a little bit squeaky, the cups and band are so comfortable!
The thin double straps are pretty and feel OK on me, but I can see how they might not be comfortable for people with heavier breasts. (I don't know if they are wider on larger sizes). They don't have any stretch so they do dig in to my shoulders a little. They are also unusually short. While they fit my 5'1 frame, I have to make them almost as long as they can go. The gore is on the wider side (around 1 inch width), so it's going to better fit people with some space between their boobs.
It is worth noting that the 30D, which I also tried in the same colorway, seems like almost a different bra. Something about it seems disproportionate to me. I need short cups, but those were way too short. The cups were definitely too small and gave me serious quad boob, so while I think the DD might be true to size, I think the D runs small. Which is odd. The wings weren't high enough. If I had tried the 30D first, I never would have tried a different size, because it really was that different and I didn't like it at all, even before I put it on. In contrast, I fell in love with the 30DD as soon as I opened the package! Read more 360 more words
I have a better idea of what shape my breasts are now. I've been told they're set close together, so this bra digs into my sternum and the edges of my root. I fill out the bottom of the cup, my breasts are slightly pointy, so I can't completely fill the depth of the cup and there a gap along the top, even when I scoop and swoop.
I feel like this bra is smaller than other bras that I own. Though I'm measured 30E with the ABTF calculator, the 32 band does actually feel snug enough to prevent a ton of ride up, and I do need a 32E to not have the horrendous quad boob in a 30E. The underwires are wide enough. Just kinda sad that Wacoal doesn't make it in 30F.
There was data missing for 36DDD, and it was a few dollars from Amazon...
I was prepared for a wide and shallow cup. Ciao Bella is not wide in 36DDD with a 5.75" cup. However, the single seam half cup, is shallow near the wire.
The lining in this cup is especially soft. It is not breathable cotton, but it is remarkably soft. For sensitive skin, the lace covering the cups may not be soft enough for those with sensory concerns.
The straps are adorable with the three strands merging into one flat piece of elastic behind the shoulder. However, if the band is not snug and you have soft ...tissue, these three strands may feel like steel wires. Self-supporting breasts, however, may find them both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable; lucky you https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />
The gore, like 99.9% of gores available today, is too wide for my center full, close-set breasts. It is the standard width of both Curvy Kate and Wacoal at .8" wide. However, these wires are easy to overlap which would create a .4" gore.
The wings are too tall for my short-waisted figure. And, the straps are only partially adjustable which may pose a problem for those tall and/or low set users.
Lovely bra for those who can tolerate gores, high wings, and immediately shallow cups. Read more 113 more words
The raw data on my bratabase measurements show that I should wear between a 24:7 and 24:8, and the UK bra size calculator recommended by reddit puts me at a 26E/26:6. I got this bra in a 30D because I heard they run tight/it was on sale/I was having trouble adjusting to the idea of 26E(UK)/26DDD(US), let alone 24F(UK)/24G(US). It fits well on the middle hooks.
This is the comfiest bra I've ever worn (this is not a high bar -- I've apparently been wearing at least a cup size too small for years). It doesn't do much other than holding my boobs in place as I walk around (no push-up, thin padding, no shaping, no compression, etc.) The colors of the Baja Blue are beautiful. Cups and straps both a little too far apart for a petite person like myself.
Those with sensitive skin should look into the materials used on the inside of the cup. I had a bit of a reaction the first time I put it on. It abated.
Background first: I have wide set, shallow, slightly splayed boobs; tall roots but soft and deflated, so my braless shape is full on bottom. The left side is about half a size larger than the right, but it's also more deflated and concave on top when unsupported.
I was happy to finally have a chance to try the Ciao Bella Balconette, which I've had my eye on for months. This bra is awfully pretty -- I love the lacy look, and it gives me those nice mounded hills above the bra line. The wires are just right, the cup volume is right, and the top of ...the cup fits smoothly. The band is firm but comfortable, maybe just a little more rigid than ideal for me. When I lifted my right arm, the underwire on that side flexed away from my body in an unusual way -- I'm not sure what that means, and I don't think it would be a problem, but it did surprise me.
I loved this bra until I started trying on shirts. Through t-shirts, the shape is weird on me, kind of like having breasts made of polygons instead of hemispheres. The lace shows through t-shirts, of course, and the seam right over the nipple is especially noticeable. Arrgh! I wanted to love this bra! It does feel good, and it does fit; maybe I will look again someday in an actual store, in case the funny outline was just my particular specimen. Read more 148 more words
30dd fits my 29" ribcage perfectly, cup depth and wore width are perfect, I did have to move the wires outwards to make sure my breast tissue was fully encased in the cup, gore tacks, doesn't dig in. I did notice my right boob is slightly smaller then my left , so I'll be adding a tiny bit of extra padding. Over all great lift almost rounds my boobs out up top the way no other bra could. Shallow up top with slight bottom fullness and slight protection, also I have slight inner fullness, seriously loves how it rounds my upper portion out and evens the overall roundness it's great
High rise , gray lace over bright pink padding colorway
This bra fits great for me (wide/shallow FoB) other than the band that is too large. The straps dig into my shoulder a bit and I think they would feel better if they were completely elastic as opposed to half of it. I'm thinking of removing the straps and wearing it as a strapless (it would solve the problem of the bra rising up when I raise my arms). Overall the quality is good and it's gorgeous! The wires seem wide (not too wide for me) but might be a problem depending on your shape. As the other reviews have mentioned, the lace is scalloped but it lies flat for me and doesn't look like theres gapping even though there is slight gapping on my smaller boob.
This one fits! Horray~ I measure at a 28DD but have shallow breasts and wide roots, so the tissue expands too much to fill a DD. A 28" band sometimes cuts into my ribs after long wear.
This 30C balconette bra fits very well and is not too tight. It is a very pretty bra, though there are a few things I'm a bit picky about.
The lace is slightly itchy where it touches my skin but I'm hoping with wear it'll soften up. The strange design choice for a semi-scalloped lace trim also looks strange...kind of like gapping issues from afar. ... As with all lace bras it's not super versatile so wear under thicker fabrics. It also gives a more conical than round shape. It's also slightly squeaky if you stretch the band too much when you're wearing it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
The straps are not fully adjustable but it was fine on me. I did not have to adjust to the shortest it could go and I am only 5'0.
Otherwise the lining is very soft and comfy and the bra itself is very cute!
Edit: Ugh almost perfect with this one. The squeaking is audible under clothes and the straps are slightly too wide. They fall off even at the shortest length. Read more 121 more words