Man but I wanted to love the fit of this bra as much as the look of it. Ultimately, though, I couldn't ignore the cons:
- I absolutely could not get the underwires to nestle and stay in the crease of my boobs. Instead they liked to do their own thing and float and run down my chest and generally party. I expect this is at least in part because the firm elastic band you usually find at the bottom of the bra is at the bottom of the longline, with nothing really tacking it to you at the underwire but the weaker powermesh.
-The side boning bulged strongly out ...towards the bottom and I couldn't get it to lay flat. This exaggerated my current bumps and created new ones, and wasn't a particularly comfy feeling, although it didn't hurt.
-The whole mess felt very unstable and jiggly. The gore couldn't be convinced to tack, in this or the too large size up I tried. You wouldn't want to be running for a bus in it, and while I don't mind jiggle too much, I think it'd be noticeable in daily activities too.
-There's a mesh outer layer on the cups which poofed out and looked kind of odd, at least in these cup sizes. It seemed to lay flat under clothes, though.
-The longline bit in front didn't want to actually stay down when I moved. Note, I am fat, so there's plenty of tummy influencing this. The elastic at the bottom hugged well, so it didn't want to flip up like Evenden's longlines, but it rode up instead. It also felt weird when trying to tug it down to adjust, like there wasn't an even length of fabric all along it, so you had to put more pressure in some places. Also, it was pretty impossible to accomplish this tugging down without also moving the wires down.
It was really nice having a band that deep in back, but I had to ask the boyfriend for help with it. I did also quite like the shape with clothes on.
Oh Carmen, you're beautiful, but it just wasn't meant to be.
My usual size is 30K, but I think a 32J is probably actually the best size for me in this at the moment. My underbust is my narrowest point, as I have a rounded tummy and a V-shape ribcage, so about an inch above and below my underbust will measure closer to 32 inches. The band does ride up very slightly at the centre of the back, but it doesn't actually move, and any tighter would be too much for my tummy and result in the band flipping up all the time, so I'm happy with the 32. The ...gore doesn't sit flat at the top (not sure if this is due to an issue with construction, or just gore height on my close-set boobs), but I don't get overspill or gapping, and I get fairly decent cleavage. The straps are fairly thin, though I don't seem to get any issues due to strap placement. The sides are a little high, but again, not too bad. Saying that, I don't find this bra particularly supportive. It feels wonderfully supportive if I push the gore flat, but with the gore lifting slightly, I do get a lot of bounce moving around. Definitely more of a looker rather than an everyday bra.
It being a longline skews the measurements slightly, so: measurement from top of the gore to level with the bottom of the underwires: 13cm; measurement from top of wing to level with the bottom of the underwires: 13.8cm. So overall I would say the cups are average width, shallow depth, but open on top with a fair amount of vertical volume (i.e. a good cut for cakes-on-a-plate cleavage). Disappointed that the band only extends about 3.5cm under the wires in this size - I'm guessing this is the usual issue of them using about the same length band for all sizes, resulting in larger cups taking up most of the longline space. Still, it's longer than most bras and still looks cute. The colour is a lovely bright pink, and I love the pink mesh overlaid onto a light base for the cups. The floral embroidery is definitely a nice change from the usual way floral is done, too.
All in all I love the look of this bra (I wasn't expecting to find a decent fit in a longline er...ever?), and it's definitely a fun piece that I'll likely incorporate as outerwear this summer, but if you're looking for a supportive, everyday bra, this might not be the one for you. Read more 321 more words
This is a beautiful bra. The wires are the new narrow curvy Kate wires, so they fit me fine but if you are used to the older wide wires it may not. Band is a little stretchy. fits comfortably but the bottom edge scooches up just a little (I get squishier below my UB), 6 hook back is very tricky to get done up on your own. Gore is a little high for me, and just barely doesn't tack. Bottom of cups is a little shallow for my projected breasts. It's wearable, but not ideal (similar to the ritzy I tried). I'll be sending this back, since I prefer the temptress I ordered along with it, but my best friend voted that I keep this instead.
This bra is really pretty, but the cup shape is very odd. The cups are very shallow on the outside and squash my boobs, but very deep on the inside. It makes a strange, narrow pointy shape, and it worse when the straps are tightened. I could not even get the bra to lay in a normal-ish shape to measure it.
Even without the cup issues, the wires are slightly too narrow.
I also tried a 28E, see my other review.
I've seen this bra look great on some other women. I think it was designed in a larger size and not scaled down well. It is a shame.
So this bra sort of fits. It fits my larger side pretty well but there is a bit of gaping on my smaller side. I think it would work better for someone fuller on top. My FOB breasts fill the cups well but kind of stop at the top of the cups. The bra is absolutely gorgeous and feels good on. The textured floral lace overlay is visible through thin shirts, though. The straps are comfy and easily adjustable. As other users mentioned, it fits a little big in the cups and band- more like a 28FF or 30F. It offers an impressive amount of projection combined with narrow cups, so kind of like a Polish bra in that regard.