First off: I have wide and shallow breasts that are slightly tubular/conical in shape.
This was a mystery purchase. I could not find a single review anywhere on the internet for this bra. So I guess I'll be the first!
Overall, the bra is both very pretty and is very smooth. It would be a fantastic t-shirt bra. It's all very smooth, no hard lines. Just enough lace to be interesting.
The straps, while cute, are not very functional. They only adjust halfway, which is the bane of my existence and completely unnecessary. The non-adjustable part is very stretchy, too.
The gore is too wide ...for me, and cuts into my breast tissue. The cups are too deep for me, and the inner edge of the cup near the gore sticks out and is wrinkly. The cups do have a very open top and would work well for someone that is not nearly as shallow as me (but still is fuller on top).
The band is verrrry stretchy. At a 29" ribcage, I can already hook this on the innermost hook and it's still more stretchy than I prefer.
Overall, if the cups were shallower and the gore narrower I would definitely keep this bra. However, it is a terrible shape for me and I will have to return it. Read more 117 more words
Cute bra, but the lace in the sternum doesn't fit properly! It ruffles up a bit and looks funny. I did buy it secondhand, though, so maybe this is an issue with previous wear/tear or storage. Other than that, it's a pretty cute bra!
I tried this bra in 32D instead of my usual size of 32C, in part because it was on sale, and in part because I actually measure as a 32D/DD and wanted to see if it was worth trying a 32D. In retrospect it was probably a bad choice considering the 32C in Ciao Bella is almost perfect on me, save for the wires being almost too narrow. As expected, it was way too big for me. The wire width was perfect, but there was a lot of empty space all around the cups (most notable near the gore, as I'm very splayed and a bit separated). I think a 32C would have fit well. The bra is absolutely beautiful - a nice soft satin fabric edged with just a hint of lace, a lovely double spaghetti strap design, and pretty bow detailing. I may have to buy it in 32C.
I really wanted to like this bra, it is so cute and looks great with the matching underwear, sadly though there are some fit issues and I have to send this back. First the cups are just a bit too narrow for me, perhaps if they had a 28 band it would stretch the cups a bit wider but I am already on the tightest hook and while it is ok it could be tighter and still be comfortable. The big issue I have with the fit though is that I get a really weird gap right where the cup meets the center gore, I think it is ...due to the firm molding of the cups as compared to other similar contour balconettes I have it seems to project forward very quickly at the gore. The shape would probably be better for someone with more projected and close set breasts, for my shallower wide set pair however, I get this deep skinny gap, like I could stick a pencil in. The gap does not show under clothing and I am tempted to keep this because I love the look but with the band size, narrower cups and gap it is just not quite right for me. The quality is good and I do like that it has some comfort padding at the wings and between the center gore which makes it really nice for a skinny ribcage. Read more 132 more words
Tried this bra in so many different sizes, none of them fit. It's official: it's just the wrong shape for my breasts. Issues with this size: gapping on inside edges of cups near the gore, but quadboobing around the outside edges. Gore too high, straps slightly too wide. Boo hiss. I wanted this one to fit SO MUCH.
The bands must run large on this bra-- a 32 was perfect on the tightest hook, so I'll be returning this one for a 30DDD. Otherwise, this bra is perfect for my full on the bottom, wide boobs. I really like the extended band, it keeps there from being any weird bulging around the arms or the back. Nice and comfy, good lift and fit, though the non-stretchy straps do dig a little.
Very cute bra. Very soft and smooth under shirts and tanks. But that annoying bow on each strap is getting cut off as soon as i can figure out how since it is also keeping said straps together. I do suggest going up a cup size, it is slightly on the smaller side. Slight quadboob on my bigger side which isn't very noticeable(according to my husband, so....) but would still feel more comfortable in the next size up I'm sure. Also a very stretchy band so It will most likely be too big for me not too far down the road.
This bra is pretty much the exact same fit as my Le Mystere Tisha (955) size 30D, but with much more style and far prettier colors. It gives the same lift but it is much more comfortable; it is made of soft shimmery fabric with lightweight soft foam lining. It is not padded per se, just foam lined to prevent show-through -- all the lift comes from the shape and the fact that the cups are ever so slightly on the shallow side.
As for the band, I really need a 28 (my ribcage currently measures 26 in.) in most bras, but I ...can wear this one on the tightest hook, and I can always take it in if I feel like it. The center front of the band is arched upwards, which helps make the bra more comfortable. The straps are partially adjustable, with rigid "twinned" straps in front.
This bra gives a nice rounded shape but one does lose some projection, as is the case with most t-shirt bras. The quality seems standard. Since it's brand new I can't comment on its longevity.
I love the bright pastel colors that are currently offered in this style. What I'm not so crazy about is the antique colored lace -- it works with the cream, beige, and black colors but not with the pastels. With some contrast colored lace, this bra would be a total knockout. Even so, this bra was a pleasant surprise. I didn't expect to like it but I saw it for a great price and took a chance, and I think I'm going to keep it. Read more 175 more words
Band is way stretchier than the Ciao Bella in the same size. The cups also feel smaller so it gapes in the middle by the gore on both sides. It is an OK looking bra , my husband says it looks like a future bra because the whole front band is covered in the fabric. I would have gone to a 30DDD but figleaves didn't have the blue in that size. Returned it.