Why I love this bra: - it has a very open cut, compared to most of the bras I see in my size (32DDD american/70F european size) - it's comfortable! the lace band is attractive and doesn't dig in anywhere. - it has removable booster pads, if you want a sexy cleavage look, keep them in, if you need a little more room in the cup (like I do) take them out, and the bra still looks great. - it looks better on me than it does on the models on the website! I feel like it's made just to make my boobs look better, while being comfortable and fairly ...supportive, which is something I have never felt about a bra before. Why I don't love this bra more: - This may be just because of the shape of my body/the fact that I should probably be wearing a 30F but it seems like the cups should be closer together. It almost feels like my breasts aren't round enough for it... if that makes sense. - It's not great under a thinner/tighter shirt, the lace is too bumpy. - with the cookies in, I get some double boob. without the cookies in, they still seem to want to pop out, but again this may be the fact that the cups seem too far apart as opposed to the cups actually being too small. Read more 121 more words
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle.
This review is for the Ultraviolet colorway.
I found this bra at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. The full-coverage Rive Gauche bra's center gore was way too wide for my breasts and the high center wires dug into my breast tissue, but the plunge bra is fantastic. The gore is low enough that there is no digging, which is an absolute must! Plus, it is really pretty and gives a nice green shape (a la Bras I Hate and Love), although not much lift and the push up pads are very thin. I love the ...color! And the straps! Raspberry over orange cups is great for my thing for bright colors, and the straps are split with a ribbon stitch down the center of each.
I have noticed that the seams of the back band seems to be causing some itching, something I am very sensitive to, and I also expect the roughness to get better after I wash it. The bottom of the underwires also starts to press on my ribs after a while of slumping sideways and sitting in generally awkward positions, which I do a lot, but, then again, this happens with most of my bras. I am also concerned about the outer ends of the underwires eventually poking through the casing because it feels pretty thin. So, basically, stuff to consider, but not dealbreakers for me.
I wear a lot of 30FFs, but the 32DDD(US)/32E(UK) on the tightest hook fits well enough - looser is definitely too big. Read more 155 more words
This is a very nice bra, but for me the fit is not right. The band is too big and rides up in the back, and I tend to spill out of the cups once this happens. Otherwise it is actually comfortable, I don't get any poking or digging along the wires. Again the straps don't adjust short enough for me, but her I had to tack them down to make them shorter. The cups are shallow, especially at the bottom, to create a lifted look, but in combination with the wide bridge the cleavage created looks more like spillage on me. I also found that the lace pilled up quickly, even though I only hand wash my bras, which was a disappointment.
The pros: This bra is so pretty! The lace is gorgeous. The inside of the cup has a soft satin feel that is glorious! The gore is nice and low. The pads are removable and I had to remove the pad on the left side as that breast is larger than my right. Overall, I would say this is a close enough fit. I may alter it later.
The cons: I did buy this bra used and I am more of a 30 band, so when I got it I immediately had to do it up on the tightest hooks. The straps are adjusted as tight as possible so over time I may have to alter those. I have soft tissue and close set breasts so I am very slightly falling out the center. Not enough to be concerned, but that is probably where I will make the first alteration.
I'm not sure if this happens to bustier ladies, but I get a really weird speed bump due to the padding at the bottom that does not go all the way to the top. It looks really weird, even under a shirt. Do you pull out the padding? Am I missing something?
I purchased the bra yesterday, 2/27/2013. Its a beautiful bra that give a nice gentle lift with the removable pads, as well as gives me a nice round shape. I'm top heavy and does not give me any quadraboobs. As far as I can tell during the short amount of time that I have worn it, it was comfortable and kept things in place.