gives a nice rounded shape. not very comfortable though. the material is a bit rough and i can feel the wires a lot. straps are just about long enough, would prefer if i could make them a little bit longer (i've never had this problem before). true to size.
I think this is probably my best fitting bra in the cups. I bought it on a trip to the uk where i got to visit bravissimo and actually try on bras (rather than buying online and having to guess what might fit and sending things back!) Unfortunately there wasnt much that fitted. This and the bravissimo Satine were the only ones. And i was wanting something non padded.
The fitter suggested that i need low balconettes like this one as, for example the bravissimo balconettes are very full and high on me and i have empty material at the top of the cups. I think this is because ...i am bottom heavy, but i am not really sure....????
In the pictures it looks like there is a little bit of quad boob. But i dont think it is so in real life.
The band seems really tight. Maybe a little too tight for me. The fitter said it was ok, but it is very firm. My back measurement seems to have recently got a bit bigger, which is good for me as before even some 28s were too big. But now i am finding firm 28s like this quite tight. It is strange because i just measured this and my curvy kate dita plunge (to add them both to bratabase) and the measurements are surprisingly similar and yet this feels a lot less stretchy and tighter.
The wires seem quite wide. For me they are good.
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I got Kali because it is a sister to Lucy, however I think Lucy has better immediate projection at the bottom. Kali seemed very shallow at the bottom for me and my breasts started pushing the wires down my ribcage within seconds of putting it on. Returning it. A bummer, because I prefer Kali's hearts to the the embroidered flowers on Lucy.
I read reviews that indicates this bra runs small in the cup so I ordered a size up. I have to wonder if the cup issue only applies in certain colors as the orange color way is a bit too big for me - I can fill the bottom and the outer side of the cup very well but the top gapes. With a lot of adjustments I can make it work - but who has time for that? I might try to get this in a 34F as I do like the bra.
Appearance wise, this is a pretty bra. I went out of my comfort zone and got the bright orange. The heart accents are adorable.
Still trying to find the right fit. This comes pretty close . Love the color of this bra. I gave it an okay for under the arms because it isn't bad, but probably is slightly higher than I like . Not uncomfortable though. Straps are also slightly wide. There is wrinkling in sides of cups under arms which I'm having in every bra I've tried so far. I may ask for fitting help to see what the issue is.
I don't like the fit on the band or strap. The fabric isn't soft or comfortable. After wearing for 10 minutes I was already hating it. I think the band's run small in this bra too. The cups were the most comfortable part of the bra but perhaps not a good fit for my shape.
Right shape, wrong size for me. I also tried this bra in a 30GG, which I kept.
My breasts are wide set and splayed with outer fullness, fairly dense, and fit in bras as though they're even (or near even). I also have a v-shaped torso. Band is on the snug/tight side for a 30. The red is prettier than I expected--between a strawberry and raspberry red, maybe?
This size looks really close in pics, but...too small in the cup. The wires are possibly slightly too narrow, the lace cuts in (mainly on my larger side, although with the way the lace is, doesn't look as bad as it is), and the gore lifts on my larger side, despite not having close set breasts/the gore not being too wide for me.
I have erroneously believed my breasts were shallow. For more than twenty years my breasts have ached from bra wearing. I'm very motivated to find a bra that fits! This is my first cut and sew bra that allows some projection. Wow! Kali gathers, lifts, and supports. However, some quadding occurs where the cup meets the lace. The firm band stays in place. The materials are slightly itchy, but considering the support Kali provides, I will happily suffer. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> This bra fits me like an exceptionally tight sausage casing. Please keep this in mind as you look at photos: it should not "fit" this tightly. The wires are not high enough or wide enough, but I'm determined to find a cut and sew that is.
EDIT: I fit much better in a 30G Kali, but the cup is too tall!