This mod was an experiment. Using hand-sewing, I shortened the band and padded the underwire ends with thick leather. The underwire feels narrow to me, but this may just be the widesettedness of the cups due to the too-large band.
The cups are too big at the outsides (mostly too wide). The projection is not too bad, and I can fill them in the middle and bottom. Molded foam cups aren't very amenable to tailoring, otherwise I'd have frankenbra'd them as well.
This is a 38G, but I am (probably) a 32H. Now modified, the band measures 31 unstretched and 37 stretched. For me, the band is still too loose.
A curiosity--an unsuccessful project, because the modifications couldn't make it fit. But it's a successful project because it showed me that a cup problem isn't fixed by padding the underwires or shortening the band. It's also successful because leather details and contrast top-stitching look siiick.
This bra's measurements have been altered
stitched thick leather to all underwire ends (at center gore and at wings)--am experiment to prevent painful digging/distribute pressure. Hand stitched a shortened band and decorative topstitching (by hand)
Fit: It's too big and just won't stay in place. I can adjust ...it so it *seems* acceptable, but then it just does whatever it wants as soon as I move. The cups are slightly too big, closer to fitting on my larger side, the straps are too wide for my chest. Most curiously, immediately after proper adjustment, cups are filled and when inhaling verge on the side of quad and when exhaling have a ridiculous gape (illustrated in photos). The side wings however, are high and wonderful and I feel all tucked in.
Style: Love the color of teal bra matched with the fuchsia/hot pink trim. Cups are seamless with a slight sheen; band fabric is double layered wth lace on top and mesh on the inside; band is continuous with added elastic (think: strap fabric) in trim color. Small bow at gore top, hooks and eyes, and Cleo slogans on inside channel all in trim color. The cups are moulded and evenly lined with no contour padding. If it fit well, this would be a great t-shirt bra.
Comfort: Cups are lovely and soft inside and out. The mesh pretty caused no problems against my skin. The wires seems fairly rigid to me and I could see the elastic trim on band causing irritation to sensitive and, after a full day's wear, all but the thickest (firmest?) skin. While initially comfy, the straps dug into my underarms and caused chafing, which I attribute to sizing. To compensate, I had the band fastened on the last column, and while that felt supportive, the bra still slipped down and dug into my ribs a bit.
So I'm not sure if my issues are solely size related or a combo of size and style, but I really like this bra and would love to get into a good fit. Read more 292 more words
This bra gives me the most amazing cakes on a plate cleavage/decollete I have ever had, and without the "smooshed boob" effect. I just had to buy it: it fits me perfectly and does not need any extra padding on the bottom to give me a boosted, round, front and center look which is still natural looking and pleasantly sexy. Will be great for dresses and for going out.
I am very pleased with how it looks: the colour is rich and the lace and contrast trim give it more interest.
I've previously described my appreciation for the look and feel of the 32F - Cleo » Morgan Moulded Balconnet T-shirt Bra (9361) on my first try (too large). I stepped down from a 32F to a 30F and I LOVE IT! There is some quadding, but slight enough that I can live with it. Straps are a bit wider than perfect but I don't get any chafing. In my photos you can see that I had the band on the last set of hooks (and was spilling all over out the back). I don't know how it makes sense, but it now fits better (by feel/comfortably snug) on the first set (yay!). In the future perhaps I'll try an FF, but I don't think I have enough going on to go up an entire cup size.
I think it is very beautiful. I love the colour. The band runs big and I should had bought the 30G as I am between sizes. I will eventually alter the band because it is new and I already fasten it in the second hook. Rides a bit in the end of the day. Cup runs a little small. Looks well under clothes, gives great round shape and creates a nice cleavage.
I love the shape that this bra gives me. The straps and gore are slightly too wide for my frame, and I can definitely feel that I'm wearing it, but it's the closest thing I've found, so far, to a good style/fit (I'm still very new to all of this!). It digs slightly under my arms after wearing for a couple of hours, and the gore is maybe a half cm from tacking...I am needing to hook it on the tightest row, but with an underbust of 26in, I am thinking that all 28s will likely be this way. All in all, it's adorable, and fairly comfortable. I'll keep it until I can find my magic fit!