I measure 26FF, bought this in 28FF cause I heard the cups run small. Sadly, I would've been better off with a 28G, and/or it's too shallow for me. The cups are REALLY shallow. I love how this bra looks, and if the cups were a little bigger/deeper it'd be perfect.
A new replacement for my Curvy Kate Entice (SG1601) in 28DD, which was too small in the cups. Surprisingly enough, the band on this one feels much firmer, which is simply wonderful (I remeasured 3 times 'cus I couldn't believe my eyes; I need to pull fairly hard to get it to 70cm). Perhaps I've gotten very lucky?
Other than that, the 28E fits excellent, I'd certainly recommend this one for shallow, full on bottom breasts.
Aesthetics: padded seamed cups, beige fabric base, overlaid with a sheer pattern and vertical black embroidery resembling columns of butterflies. There are also two black satin ribbons on each cup over the seams and black lace along the tops of the cups and along the bottom of the band. There is a beige satin and black lace ribbon bow at the top of the center gore. There is a triangle of satiny fabric topped with another beige satin and black lace ribbon bow extending about 3 inches up the strap, covering where the strap is attached to the cup (facing outward). I like it, but it does peek ...out of strappy/sheer tops.
Fit: I love it. Usually. The cups are shallow and the wires are very tall, suiting my tall boobs very well. I have low-set boobs and always have boob/armpit fat escaping from the cups, so this bra supports and lifts very well. I can definitely see it poking/rubbing someone with short/high-set boobs in the armpits, though. The band is stretchy, so I wish I could order down, but I'll just alter it when it starts to annoy me.
When I'm retaining water, I get the weird smashed boob "shelf" that projected shapes get, where my boobs are pushed up and spill out of the top in the weirdest way. Read more 111 more words
The wires and center gore were very painful, digging in to me with much force. The look of the bra, in Black/Gold was nice, but in the end this one was far too painful for me to keep. It's been a while since I had this one, but I don't think the Black/Gold differs much from the Ivory/Gold.
A lovely, gorgeous bra, that's sadly too small for me (I usually hover between 28DD & 28E- an E is def. needed in this case). The band is very stretchy, you may want to size down if you can. Cups run true to size. The shape is very uplifting, and the cups are great for shallow breasts.
I don't know how they did it, but they took an adorable bra and made it into a boob-flattening bra of despair. I realize I'm not the bustiest gal out there, but this bra made my boobs look practically non-existent. If you are looking to minimize your assets though, this might just be the bra you are looking for.
Pros: Comfortable (seriously, I could have probably slept in this thing if I cut the straps off and got a bigger cup size). Straps look to be easy to move in if they are too wide set Nice stretchy band (this could go either way, depending on your personal preference--personally I love breathing ... ) Pretty*
Cons: *This bra's appearance made me think of an old school corset, missing only the heaving bosoms (which I hoped to provide). This, sadly, is deceiving. Even my not-terribly-observant husband was like "where'd your boobs go?" And I had no answer...maybe it's a magical boob-eating vortex in there or a pair of tiny magicians, I don't know. Fortunately it's not a permanent disappearing act.
For me, the straps were too wide set, so narrow shoulder/chest ladies be forewarned. However!!! It looks like it should be easy to move the straps inward to make them more comfortable, but you'll likely lose whatever lift you may have gotten (assuming you had any left after the vortex got done with you).
I'd say that you'll need to size up at least one cup size in this one. I haven't had as much trouble with needing to size up in the showgirl collection as others, but this one was most assuredly too small in the cup, but in an odd way. I had a pretty minor amount of quad-boob, but the center gore wouldn't even come close to laying flat...perhaps the cups were angled wrong for my shape? My boobs are very close-set at the root, but quickly head east/west after that, and I think the wires were too far apart at the bottom of the gore, even though they were fine at the top. As a reference, I generally prefer as deep of a plunge as possible, and the wires still need to be fairly close together on the plunge bras. Read more 260 more words
This ran waaaaay small in the cup for me, and I was quadding like nobody's business. Also was missing a bow from the strap when I bought it. the styling was gorgeous, but can't comment much beyond that because of the bad fit.
One of the most beautiful bras I own. Unfortunately, it is too small, and my size was not in stock. The cups are too narrow and the underwires are rough and painful, the back is not tight enough. But it was so beautiful that I kept it and simply removed the underwires and wear it at home.
I had this bra before I learned about UK sizing and it is too small in the cup, but that makes me so sad. It is now discontinued and I am pretty sure a 28E or F would fit great. I love this bra and wish I could get my hands on the right size!