I only own this bra. In multiples. I've gotten myself into a bra-rut.
It's reliable, if you don't mind that it's expensive and the underwires break like clockwork every six months in the SAME place where the wing meets the cup and it only comes in four colors (black, white, beige, and light pink).
It's fairly invisible under clothing if you don't mind a little quad boob now and then, and the uni-directional nature of this bra's fabric only causes your clothing to twist in odd directions some of the time.
The poking of the underwire into your upper arm is mostly manageable, and over time, you barely notice ...the mild nerve damage occurring.
It's a sensible, no-frills bra, nothing pretty about it, but then again, why would you want to bring attention to your femininity, you crazy, over-feminine nut! No pretty colors or lace for you, you've already got huge boobs, so that should be enough.
Generally, it's an ok bra to wear when you've given up hope on finding anything better. It'll get the job done, for a while at least. Read more 75 more words
Sizing in this brand Cacique by Lane Bryant seems to be different. I was told this, their 38H corresponds to a US 38F or UK 38G.
So I accidentally ended up with a bra that's approximately two sister sizes off my current size (UK 34H) when I bought this for $5 at a thrift store. I had expected to make a Franken-bra, and at the time I got it, about five years ago, I was closer to a UK 28F, but have been wearing it with no alterations as almost my only bra since I got it. (Unsure if at the thrift store for sizing being off or ...store closing or what. Also no idea where it could come from, there's rarely even DD or DDD's near me!) Great holster that will keep the girls in place. Seriously it could probably be a sports bra. After five years of being almost my only bra worn, I wish the straps would stay tightened still, but it's still a decent fit.
My natural shape is more projected and I know this flattens me out a good bit, but is also sister-sized, so while I'd rely on someone else for shape/size tests I dont think this is the best option for the most projected shape, but I dont think it's really that shallow either- more of a good sized cereal bowl shape. I fill the volume most days, depending how everything sits, but occasionally fall out under the band a little, or over the top/middle if the band has fallen down too low since I'm pretty close set (really just classic too far along the sister size issues, since I'm gapping at the opposite side of the cup if I am falling out somewhere). It's hard to compare to other shapes since I dont have other bra's in this size range. I have 34DDD's I quardraboob out of terribly, but I tried on an Elomi Cate in 34H that fit nicely if that helps you figure out my shape that's trying to fit into this bra. I consider myself fairly evenly full vertically and horizontally (2.5/5.5 shape-wise on that chart) with maybe a tiny bit more fullness towards the center horizontally. I'm close set, but as the gore is floating an inch above my sternum instead of touching, I cant say if it'd be a problem or not if it touched- maybe slightly wider gore than I'd want. I dont have any issues with the wire. I've never been stabbed by this bra in 5 years, and the wire is still safely enclosed. (I wasn't 100% if it did have a wire or just really good structuring for a long time).
Probably the best-constructed bra I've ever owned. After about 5 years of almost everyday wear there's possibly some band stretching and the straps loosen themselves instead of holding to where they were tightened. No fraying or tears or wire issues. The biggest issue is that recently the lining/padding started to show nipple bumps (mine are harder and I have modesty issues with the bumps showing) So I'm assuming the foam or whatever is starting to decay or wear out. Pretty good for 5 years of everyday wear and -the horror- washing and drying it in machines. Honestly, I couldn't expect more out of a bra. It has tried so hard to fit me. The perfect everyday bra for me. It kept everything smooth/seamless and nice under t-shirts and anything else I has on. I absolutely LOVE this bra, and I'm very sad to find out its not actually made in 34H UK/34K US or I'd go buy more. Read more 495 more words
Surprisingly comfortable even though it is a cup size or so too big. Overall its just a blah bra though it the kind you have just to cover your nipples. No lift, or separation just overall not that great.
The balconette bras by Cacique are wonderful. I have loved them for years. While they have extended their size availability, I will soon size out of their options again. Brand new, this bra fits on the tightest set of hooks. The straps were way too long but I took this to a tailor and had at least 2" taken out. Now the straps are barely short enough. I should have had the tailor take out more of the length.
This is one of my less well fitting bras.It's really, really comfortable. However, it stretched out fairly quickly and it continues to stretch as I keep wearing it. I have had to take out 2" from the band and I'm tempted to take more out. It's held up very well, in any case. If you can deal with a tight bra for ~2 weeks and you're in Cacique's size range, go for it. the comfort and smooth cups is pretty worth it.