I tried this bra on a whim. I have a super short torso, and have never really given longlines a second glance, but with a color this pretty I couldn't resist at least trying... Plus my size was on Amazon so it was risk free!
First, the good: the color is gorgeous! It's a nice saturated cobalt blue. The eyelash lace is a nice touch. The straps are padded between the shoulder and cup (but this makes them only half adjustable).
Now, the bad: This didn't fit me at all. The band was huge. I could fasten it on the tightest hooks right out of the package; the stretched ... measurement is 39" on this 34GG! I actually double checked several times to make sure Amazon sent me the right size. I usually don't have an issue with Panache/Cleo bands, if anything they're usually too tight (I'm between 32 and 34), this was much looser than normal. It mostly stayed put due to being a longline, but definitely would've had issues were it a regular bra.
The cups were either a smidge too small or possibly the wrong shape. I couldn't get the wire to stay in my IMF, it felt like it was floating down a bit, plus I got noticeable quadboob on both sides. I think a bigger cup would've helped, maybe... But with the lack of proper tension from the loose band and the way the cup is shaped (NOT good for FOT ladies!) it was tough to judge. The gore tacked just fine, go figure. I kept trying to hike it up to get my boobs to settle into the cups, but it just wasn't working for me.
The wires are at least 1/2" shorter than their channels, which makes the wings do an uncomfortable pokey maneuver in my armpit. Despite the side stays and the band of elastic along the front, the section with the eyelash lace kept rolling up while I was standing still (not sitting or even walking).
There also seem to be some quality control issues. In addition to the very stretchy band, the lace had several runs/pulls/bobbles and there were loose threads attached all over the cup seams (see pics).
Despite how lovely this bra is, I'll be sending it back.
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Cobalt blue colorway
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Updated on Oct 05, 2016 Flag this