I grabbed this bra (papaya/khaki colourway) on sale, and as a consequence I now own a bra that's been tried on a lot. Brand new, the band is stretched out enough that I need it on the tightest hooks to be comfortable, so I'm not going to get a lot of life out of it.
I grabbed a second, more recent, colourway at the same time, and the measurements between the two are wildly different. This older model has a longer and stretchier band and far narrower wires and deeper cup -- enough that while the 30G fits me in the recent colourway, in this one I'm pretty sure I could get away with a 30FF without any/much cutting in. There's no wrinkling or empty space in the cups at all because tightening the straps takes care of it, but I can tell from where the seams are sitting that the cup is either too big or just too deep for me.
BEWARE Nipples will show, specially dark nipples, I don't have a great problem with this but I don't use it with light tops. I love this bra, It ma not seem like it, but this bra is really supportive, and since it haves elasticized top It helps me to conceal my uneven breast a lot more than other styles. not a lot of bras are sexy and supportive at the time. Band is a bit loose. If you are in between band sizes stick with the smaller band size, and size up on the cup to maintain in the same size volume. say: if you have a rib cage ...of 33 inches, and regularly use a 34 FF, go down to a 32 band a and go up to a G cup. My only complaint it would've that there is a bit of inconsistency in sizing, not much, but second bra in this model fitted a bit loos at the elasticized top. I solved with a little stitch. Beware that it come with a lot of starch, and as you put it on the first time it might be a bit scratchy, soak it for 30 minutes in cold water and mild soap, wash it off, the material will be softer after the 2nd wash is much softer,and gets even better at the 3rd. Read more 116 more words
I really wanted to like this bra, but it's not the right shape for me. I sized down in the band and up in the cup, as recommended, and that was definitely the right move. Still, though, I can easily fasten the 34 on the tightest hook. It seems sturdily sewn, although a little scratchy out of the box.
In the cups, this bra is both too big and too small. I'm not full enough on top for it, and I've got big gaps along the tops of the cups. These could theoretically be taken in with a dart, since the cup tops are gently elasticized (which I'd like ...a lot if they were closer to fitting). The straps are soft, fully adjustable, and are close enough set to stay on my shoulders, and pulling them up does help with the fit up top. At the cup bottoms, though, the wires are too narrow and too deep for me. The wires are reasonably wide -- they hit maybe an inch in front of my underarms -- but not wide enough for me. They're definitely cutting into breast tissue, and, at the same time, I've got a little orange-in-a-glass space at the base of the wires.
So, I'd recommend trying this if you need wide wires, are full on top, and like a deep cup shape, but for me, this one is going back and I'm not going to try another size. Too bad! I love the colors and my husband loves the sheerness of this bra. Read more 148 more words
I love this bra but the wires are too tight. I can only wear it for 3 hours before it starts to hurt. I am between sizes 30D and 30DD, so I normally choose the 30DD to avoid digging in from the underwires. It fits in every other way and is so freakin cute! I really want to buy it in 30DD. Hopefully the cups won't be too deep in the 30DD. The wire width is 4.5 inches on this bra, I think is small compared to most 30D's.
The band is kinda loose and stretchy. Not the most stretchy, but noticeably so anyway. The cups fit perfectly on the top and they suit my breast shape (top heavy, pointy) nicely. The cups are not wide enough. The underwires do not dig in or hurt, but I could stand to go up a cup size and down a band size.
Basically fits. I think the cups are wide enough but the wires are just a bit too narrow for my frame, so by the end of the day they're digging a bit at the sides. I get a tiny bit of bulging in the stretchy top panel, not really enough to call it quadboob but I'm hoping the elastic there will relax a bit with time.
EDIT: after a couple months of wear and breaking in, this has turned into the winner of my collection. The wires have relaxed enough that they don't seem to dig anymore, the cup fits smoothly, and I find myself wanting to reach for it every day but resisting because I want it to last a long time. Will probably acquire one or two more if the opportunity presents itself.