Soft padded cups, not moulded. Good lift and support without stiffness, but not insane cleavage. Center seam to support projected boobs. Because there's no moulding, it does relax. After 2 years of wear, the cups are starting to 'stretch.'
Soft padded cups, not moulded. Good lift and support without stiffness, but not insane cleavage. Center seam for projected boobs. This is my newest La Parisienne and it has not yet stretched or relaxed like my older ones.
Soft padded foam cups, not moulded. Good lift and support without stiffness, but not insane cleavage. Because there's no moulding, it does relax. After 2 years of wear, the cups are starting to 'stretch.' The band has stretched out too, but not to the point where it is riding up.
This bra is 99% perfect for me. The one thing that's a problem is that the straps are too far apart. This is causing the cup to distort a bit if I reach forward. I feel like if I could get this bra as a 30DD (thus bringing the straps in a bit), it would be the perfect fit. At that point the straps shouldn't dig in anymore, and the band would fit right too. It's comfy, it supports everything, and it looks nice on me. The push up effect is noticeable (in a more natural way). I really wish it had been available in a 30DD because I really did like the way it looked on me.
Just fyi, but the measurements I took of this bra were fresh out of the box, and with the push-up padding in. If you take the padding out you'll gain a small bit of cup depth (padding is about 0.25" thick). And with some breaking in, the band will probably stretch a bit more.
I bought this knowing that the band would be too large, but wow, is it comfortable! I need to shorten the band down to my usual 32-30, but the cup width and depth are just about right (for reference, I normally wear a 30F/30FF UK). There is a very decent amount of projection in the cups sans the included padding, and the foam is light and comfortable. It gives me a nice lifted, rounded shape, which is great for my narrow, projected self. The band is very stretchy, so I'm not sure how long it will hold up, but the other materials are very nice. I would prefer thicker straps, but they aren't too bad.
The bra cups are great for my immediate base projection. I don't feel squished or flattened at all, just comfortably supported. I have a tall root, so I fit better in cups made for even or full on top shapes. The openness at the top of this cup is good. The moulded cups gape a little bit when I lean forward. If the straps were placed closer together, I don't think this would be an issue. The underwires are the perfect width for my average root. The center gore is narrow, with the wire casings resting right next to each other at the top of the gore. ...My breasts have no separation between them, so the wires/wire casing are still resting on tissue. The gore is a little bit too high, and pokes me. The band is the most perfect tension I've ever felt, it's neither tight nor loose.
Update: My weight has changed, and the gore on this bra no longer sits flat. I'm feeling a little bit squished in the cups, and I'm wishing for a tighter band. It's still super comfortable, though.
This fits me really well, the only problem I have is with the center gore being a little bit too tall and it presses into me a tiny bit. I don't have this problem with the same brand but other models in the same size. Has not stretched out in the least (owned it for3 months now) and it's one of only 2 bras that I wear. I had also ordered the black version but it seemed really itchy, this one isn't at all.
I really like the way this bra looks. It's very cute, the construction is nice. Next time I would have gotten a 30C (or even a 28D) instead of a 32B. This is because the band is a LOT stretchier than other 32 bands I've worn. I think my ideal size is somewhere around a 30C, so I have to wear this bra on the last hook, and even then I feel like the band rides up a bit during the day and moves around just a bit too much. I also feel like the centre gore might be too wide for me, but I have that problem with most bras.