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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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 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.
The cups are too wide and the projection at the gore is too shallow for my boobs. The stretch lace at the top of the cups is very accommodating for full on top boobs. The straps are also set too wide for my frame so they cut into my underarms, and the top of the underwire digs in under my arms.
Cups are stretchy and can accommodate 7.5-8.5 depth. Great for uneven breast like mine. The band is slightly tight but I feel it will stretch out with time. The gore is too tall, but if I move the underwires to the side where the band is, then it doesn't hurt.