Found this bra for cheap so took a chance with it since I really need some nude bras. It is very short for a 30, it only stretches to 27.5 inches , so definitely size up. The band is very firm. I normally wear a 28 , so it works okay for me. Cup size seems to be pretty true. I normally wear 28GG or 30G. Tops of the cup is stretch lace and cup height is only 6.75 inches which is great for my short roots. Probably not great on tall roots or very full on top boobs. Gore is taller than I like. With touching boobs, I have so little ...room for gore. Despite that, one wire does tack, the other wire is slightly resting on breast tissue. I am very center full and this bra accommodates it quite well. There is 1/2 inch elastic crisscrossed at the bottom of the gore on the reverse side, so it really grabs. Straps adjust the entire length and are not too stretchy. Shape is a natural understated look. Not quite as up front and center as a Cleo. It looks quite smooth under a fitted red T-shirt. Might show more under a white or very light one.
Wires are pretty firm, close to Cleo. I need a lot of immediate projection and this may be borderline since I do have some discomfort from the wires at the front. I don't have any orange in the glass issue though. Wires are wide on me. I do better closer to 5"
Overall a nice, very sturdy bra with excellent lift for my heavy boobs. It is one of my better fitting ones. Still looking for the perfect fitting one though.
The Lingerie Outlet (eBay seller) sent me this size by mistake. I had ordered 36FF which is what the hangtag says, but the bra itself is really a 32FF as the sewn-in label states. Dedicated bratabaser that I am, I still wanted to add the information before I return it.
Betsy has the same type of construction as Panache Jasmine, with side support panels and a stretch lace upper cup. The side panels and lower cups are a jacquard patterned soft knitwear and lined with firm tulle. It seems like it would provide excellent support and a rounded, centered shape with plenty of room for immediate projection ...and center fullness. Band is the same jacquard knitwear with very firm elastic and stretches to only a little over 29" before the wires begin to distort. I'd say it would fit like a 30G. The wires are firm but not harsh. 2 hooks spaced 3/4" apart provide a secure closure.
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Backlog from January continues...this was tied with Panache Clara as the best of the batch, but neither was a perfect fit for me. This one fit slightly better in some ways, and not in others. I liked the look of it better.
This bra has a stretch lace upper, which was nice, and it was light. The back was a bit tight for a 30, and felt closer to a 28. I had very minimal in cup quadding, which honestly, in retrospect, would probably not be there if I was in a larger cup. The problems with the bra and my fit, are the wrinkles near the gore, so not enough projection at the wire (again potentially remedied with a larger cup) and that I don't think I was getting much support from it. My boobs look droopy like they are too heavy and the bra said I give up. And I don't have super huge breasts!
It's still a pretty bra, and maybe I will try a different size one day and see if it fits any better.
So, I've found an unlined bra that actually technically fits well! The band is small for a 30, shoulder straps are quite stretchy and comfortable, the wires are wide enough, and the cups don't wrinkle or dig in. (I assume the stretch lace at the top of the cup helps greatly) The nude color is a nice match to my skin tone, and the fabric has a subtle geometric pattern which I like. Unfortunately, the gore gores me, (they all do) and the fabric felt a bit itchy. I've never experienced this with a bra and, I wanted to scratch all day! Hopefully another wash or two will fix the itch.
This is a lovely and underrated bra. It fits my short roots beautifully. The only fault in the fit is the underwires are just a bit too narrow for me. I also wish the straps were a tad wider. The bra is well made. The design on the lace is quit lovely. The cups and lace have about a half inch stretching capability, are well projected and the cup is double lined. I also owned this model when I was a 32H(us size), so speaking from a 30DD size and 32H, this bra is very supportive and very comfortable. (The 32HH has thicker straps). It is so far my favorite and best fitting bra.
Prior to my weight loss and when I was breastfeeding I was a 32FF. It was my best fitting and most comfortable bra. I loved it so much, I now also own it in my new size. Sadly they don’t make this bra anymore, but if you have soft, “deflated”, “saggy”, breasts with short roots it’s worth trying to get your hands on it. For a plain nude bra, it still offers a touch of sexiness although it’s simple. The flower design in the lace at the top of the cup and at the gore is such a pretty touch. The bra itself fit so comfortably, and offered stellar support, giving my breasts a nice rounded perky appearance.
This bra was not for me, but it did have some good things going for it, and seemed to be well made with soft materials.
First, the things that were good (for me and my close-set breasts with immediate projection and tall shallow roots): stretch lace at the top section of the cup - no cutting in or weird wrinkling on top, narrow gore that was pretty comfy, narrow wires.
Unfortunately, the bra just didn't give the kind of shape I prefer, it didn't really lift the breasts at all. They looked pretty saggy and sad to me (see the side shot), so I'm not keeping this one.
I had to push the underwires to the armpit ends of the channels for the gore to fit properly and not hurt. Other than that, it fits on my smaller days. The side cup panels do make an odd shape but it's not uncomfortable and not noticeable under clothing.