EDIT: after wearing this a little while, i realize i need a cup larger. the under wire digs on the sides a bit, and i do quad out a small amount, which is disguised by the stretch material but becomes obvious when moving around. The band has also loosened quickly, and now i wear it on the middle hook.
i wanted to wait a bit to review this bra because -GASP- i think it actually fits!
I love the looks of this bra- a satiny pink lower cup with a pink mesh upper, the tiniest navy trim along the cups and band, a few well placed navy bows, even ... the straps have astitching detail. its nothing over the top, but it doesn't feel boring either. The shade is a soft, ballerina pink and while i don't usually go for pinks, its really lovely and combines fantastically with the navy. Claudette has the best color combinations! i do see some wrinkling of the satin near the cup seams- i think its more of a construction issue than fit. pulling up on the cup a bit seems to smooth it out, i took some pictures of it to show.
I would dare to say the fit of this is very nearly perfect! finally! In the front view, i had been a bit hasty with picture taking so some tissue isnt scooped, but it does all fit nicely. now that its been worn, it seems to have relaxed a bit and the band feels a tad looser- but no riding up. the 3 hooks took some getting used to and made it feel more tight than i'm used to at first, but it hasn't been painful. The shape is lifted but natural, and i actually feel comfortable with it. Its taking time to get used to a non-lined cup, and the others I've tried make me feel like my breast shape looks too naked.
The cup may be ever so slightly too small- on my larger breast you can see a slight indentation, but no quad boob so far. I think the stretch mesh does a great job of fitting both sides without one bulging and one gaping. This is the best fit Ive had on both sides; if i went up a cup, i worry id get gaping on the smaller side. if i can find one on a website that offers free returns and shipping, I'll likely give it a try just to compare.
The only major issue i have with this bra is that unfortunately, it doesn't prevent show through for me. In a knit sweater i can see my nipples and the seams of this bra clearly, where the satin meets the mesh. I don't understand it, since in a graphic printed t shirt i don't notice, and i don't see it when just in the bra, but knits can be bastards i suppose. Its a very minor issue, but it will prevent me from using it with light colored shirts with no pattern or print to camouflage. I'm hoping to find something similar but more lined for those uses.
Ive ordered some dessous, and I'm hopeful they'll be just as good, if not better!
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