Love the contour cups for smoothing out headlights & uneven breast size & working under any clothing. Have worn Cacique balconettes for over a decade and found them to be very high quality and consistent in size. The cut of this one is different (smaller band) than the balconettes, so I needed to size up from my usual 34/36. The cup ran small. Very comfortable, great range of colors, washes beautifully. Would like more lift, but support is great for low center.
This bra is beautiful, I wish it had fit better. I bought it new with tags, write it once for about 5 minutes to assess the fit. I then wrore it again for about an hr once the tags were off and realized the bra did not work for me at all. For one the cups are much too small, but I couldn't return it. And the straps are for a person with a less lengthy torso. At their loosest (11 3/4" or 30cm) they still cut into my shoulders horrendously.
The bra does not seem to be stretched out anywhere, it has never been machine washed and is a beautiful ruby red. The cups are very close and there is hardly any center gore. It came with air push up pads, which would be great for someone who fit the bra properly.
This bra was given to me as a gift, and it just doesn't fit me correctly. I'll give all the helpful information I can: - Bra material is super comfortable. - The shape was incompatible for me. My boobs just wanted to fall out of the center (I'm super close-set) and I had empty space at the outer top of each cup. If you have narrow, close-set breasts I'd steer clear of this one! Also, the cups (not the underwire, but the actual cup fabric) comes up very high under my arms. - Bra seems well constructed and it felt very sturdy in my hands. Even the convertible straps are less ...flimsy than most that I've worn. - The bra is banded (meaning that the band continues around the body below the underwire), but it follows the curves of the cups VERY closely-- it is not straight across. - The band measurement is stated to be 38", but that was just about maximum stretch when I measured. Unstretched, the band is only 30"! So it would probably work for a good range of sister sizes. I usually wear a 34" band and I fastened it on the outermost hooks. Read more 87 more words
This is a pretty good bra for one so far away from what I should be wearing. The depth to width ratio is to shallow for me, but it served me pretty well. The straps are convertible in back only to make a cross-back.
I found this bra used (for $1). I suspect its previous owner was relying too much on the straps, since they are trying to curl up, and are borderline too long for me, but the band still has tons of life left in it.
Since the straps are multiway, it gave me the freedom to take lots out of the band without worrying about causing the straps to be twisted or in the wrong place. I just took the strap off, folded the band where I wanted it, and put the strap back in a logical spot. It's now essentially a 34FF.
Like most mainstream molded cup bras, it fits ...me great in the cup. I'm even, round, and pretty soft, so I rarely get gapping or unfilled space, as long as the cups are close enough together.
The center gore is tiny, but the cup edges extend over an inch above it. Because the wires don't quite touch in the middle, I'll probably take a teeny bit out of the center gore until they do. (I'm very close set.) I might also shorten the straps, since they are only half adjustable and the front half is nonstretch. I think a higher proportion of stretch material would make them more comfortable.
Overall, this was a great deal for $1 plus alteration time, and is a pretty, comfortable bra that doesn't show under clothes. I think I'll be on the lookout for more Cacique sister size bras I can alter. Read more 137 more words