My fit needs: projected, immediately projected, slightly narrow, fob with tall roots (functionally even), very close set, very center full. This bra is way too shallow, small, and slightly wide, I can see my boobs settle at the middle of the cup instead of the bottom. The straps are also too wide set. But I really love the color and the fact that it's a halter, so maybe I will diy a projected yellow halter bikini so I can fulfill my Rikku fantasy
After my success with the Cleo Hattie Bandeau Top, I decided to pick up another similar looking style from the same eBay seller. Once again, I was able to snag a complete set (ruffle bottoms in XS) and two different top styles to try (Bandeau and Padded Plunge). I ordered this in my current normal size, 28E.
The Matilda styles are made from a stiffer shiny pink foam lining, making the cups stiffer and more structured. In the bandeau style it's not a big deal, but I can feel a little bit of emptiness at the top of the cup just due to the shape, as ...it is quite projected and then the top closes back in. In this Padded Plunge, I found that the foam creates a very sharp, pointy diagonal seam between the upper cup and the lower cup. Even though the cup depth fits me, I feel that the shape of the cups doesn't suit me. Once again it is very projected and closes back in, so the fullness is not at the right part of the cup for my shape.
The fabric of my set is matte blue with a geometric pattern of diamonds and waves. It's simple, but still feels fun. I got the bottoms called "Frill Pants" in size XS, my normal size, after having tried a S and finding it way too big. They look really big compared to my other bikinis, but they fit fine. I think this fabric doesn't stretch as much as the American bikinis I am used to. Even though they are considered ruffled, the ruffle itself is actually just at the top of the leg opening, so it isn't too much.
Please see my separate review for the Matilda Padded Bandeau Top. Read more 196 more words