I just bought this, so I will probably edit the review once I've worn it for a while. The bra mostly fits, but the wire pokes a little under my right arm. Technically, the center gore could lay a bit closer at the top, but I'm not too concerned and the bottom tacks fine. I think the 40G is as good a fit as I'm going to get in this brand because some of their 38H's are too tight in the band for me. I think a 40H might be too big.
The lace is pretty. I bought both the black and the cream colorway and my guy loved ...them as soon as he saw them. The stretch lace looks like it's a decent quality, not as cheap looking as my Parfait Sophia lace bra, but I'll know for sure after a few washes. The band is tight, more like a 38, but it could be because it's brand new and hasn't been broken in yet. In UK brands I'm a 38GG-38H, but the Cacique 38H's feel too tight in the band for me to comfortably get the bra on. Cacique seems to be closer to UK sizing than US, but it's not quite the same.
The bold lace full-coverage bra gives a nice, rounded shape.
My thoughts after wearing it for a day: The construction is not as good as my Elomi and Freya bras. I think most of my bras have a soft elastic tape under the gore but this bra does not, so it's rubbing uncomfortably there. While the bra feels too tight, the elastic band is rolling up a bit on the right side. The wires feel hard and uncomfortable. As far as I can tell, the bra is not riding up. I think the band tightness was probably because it was new and stiff as it seems to be loosening up, BUT the wires are still digging in at the front. They don't seem to be hitting breast tissue as far as I can tell, but they are digging into my sternum. Not sure how the band can be getting looser and starting to roll slightly at the sides and yet the underwire is painful.
The measurements of this bra are similar to my Elomi 38G, which runs a size big and mostly still fits (apart from some minor quad boob), so I'm not sure why this bra really isn't working. (After taking a couple pictures, it looks like there is some wrinkling at the sides). Read more 311 more words
I really like this bra. I weighed about 50lbs less when I first bought this style, & it fit wonderfully. Now that I've gained weight, it occasionally digs in at the bottom sides, under my arms (this is with a larger size). But, I think most any bra will do that because of my "rolls." Like any bra, the band does stretch out after a while, but I just buy it to fit on the loosest hook, then tighten it as it stretches. This allows me to extend the time it fits. With this method, I can get about 18-24 mos out of it ...before it's "downgraded" to a "yard work" bra. (I have several of these that I rotate, so each bra is usually only worn 2-3x per week, for about 18hrs at a time.)
It's neither hot, not cool. Although, I will sometimes get "boob sweat" when I've been running around a lot. (But, this happens with or without a bra! 😛LOL!)
Although there are 2 seams in the cups, & it's made our of lace, the pattern doesn't show thru under MOST cotton shirts. It will show under thin, silky like tops.
The cup lace is lined with a stretchy, thin, silky material (similar to a pair of panties). That keeps the lace from being scratchy. Which is a major problem for me with a lot of bras. I have very sensitive skin.
It will NOT conceal my "headlight." But, to be fair, I have particularly erect nipples that you can see even thru padded, molded cups. So, I've just learned to deal with it. (I think only a bandaid would fix the issue for me.)
It's a good quality bra. I haven't had a strap break, or wires pop out like I have in other bras (even by Cacique). My only complaint is that the lace becomes "dingy" easily. I wear black scrubs at work, so nearly all of my bras now have a dingy appearance over the entire bra, but especially concentrated near the side & underarm areas where it gets the warmest. But, it even picks up a little dinginess on the back straps. - This makes my bras look "old & dirty" WAY before they're actually old & dirty. I can't seem to find a way to wash it out, either. (I've tried Shout, Hot Shot, degreasers, pouring Tide directly on it & allowing it to sit.) Read more 315 more words
Unattractive and itchy fabric. Very grandma bra-ish. Tends to make slightly pointy boobs that angle to the side. Works as a very basic bra and the unlined cups make it work for a slightly bigger range of sizes but it's far from sexy.