I'm totally obsessed with plunge bras at the moment, got an Amazon gift card for Christmas, and this was $18 - thus, the Cabaret came to be. It's being returned so fast I'm not bothering with fancy-pants blog photos or a full write up; I took these in my bathroom on my iPhone and did some quick and messy tattoo editing. It's a fail on me but it's my brabligation to add it to BTB and give you the takeaways. My opinions of pros and cons are all my own and relative to my size and shape, so as always YMMV.
PROS: very short wings (2.6"). ... Shortest I've found to date. All the chafed armpits out there should rejoice - you'll be safe in this bra. Low gore (1.6"). Oodles of immediate projection. Relatively narrow wires (5.1"). Short-root/FOB friendly cups with a closed edge that seems like it would prevent my soft tissue from sliding out of the middle. Firm wires that don't distort on the tightest band setting - could be a con for those with sensitive ribcages. Pretty aesthetics, with the sheer black mesh and barely-pink accents. To be fair, I'm not a fan of the black and hot pink one, just the black-and-blush colorway.
CONS: True to size band - this is actually a pro for most, but a con for me since it wasn't available in a 28F. Oodles of apex projection - again, could be a pro, however this is a bra too projected for me. There's a sentence I never thought I'd say. There's a lot of wrinkling at the apex of this bra. If the cups weren't so closed off I could do a 30DD, but the cup shape is simply a mismatch for my own. Wide gore (1") - will bother the very close set among us, did not bother me since I am slightly splayed. Somewhat scratchy/rough material reminiscent of Cleo by Panache that feels like it would soften with wash and wear.
So in the end, the Cabaret came close but just didn't get it done. I wish it did, and perhaps I could pinch the extra apex material and tack it down, but I have so many well fitting bras that for the price of this one and considering the band alteration it would shortly need, it just isn't worth it. This bra reminds me a lot of the Freya Arabella plunge and I adore the aesthetics of both, but the Arabella stabbed my sternum. All pictures were taken on the tightest band hooks.
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Black and blush colorway
This bra is not owned any more
Updated on Dec 31, 2016 Flag this