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Like I said in my review for the 28E this is a beautiful bra, it's well made and definitely reminds you of a Vegas Showgirl. I received this in a bra grab bag special otherwise I probably would've ordered two sizes up on this particular bra. I have slightly more areola coverage but it's close. I could probably "make due" wearing this since the underwire doesn't hurt but I still have quite a bit of lift on the front gore.
Updated on Aug 18, 2012 Flag this
I always heard that the showgirl bras run small in the cup, but I find that to be more true of the Tease Me (haven't tried the Thrill Me) than of the Fleurty, which seems to run more true to size. Someone suggested that that could be because of the higher cups in the Fleurty, so I measured the Fleurty against the Tease me in 28G and 28F. For the 28G, I came up with 5 3/8" (Tease Me) vs. 5 6/8" (Fleurty). For the 28F, I got 4 5/8" (Tease Me) vs 4 7/8" (Fleurty). The Fleurty certainly seems to be consistently higher in the cups, though ... that alone doesn't necessarily prove or disprove anything. Either way, I find that I need a larger cup size in the Tease Me than in the Fleurty, so I wouldn't recommend sizing up for this bra like you would for the other showgirl bras. Of the two bras, I vastly prefer the Fleurty. It gives a lovely rounded shape (I notice that the lace/ribbon on the top of the Tease Me can give the impression of a flattened band across an otherwise round silhouette) with beautiful half moon cleavage, though I would prefer a tiny bit more lace overhang at the top to smooth the transition from bra to skin (the Tease Me does this pretty well). Also, I find that the Fleurty makes a better (though not great) t-shirt bra than does the Tease Me, thanks to the relatively finer detailing on the lace and its fuller coverage over the surface of the bra as opposed the more noticeable lace/ribbon band on the Tease Me.
This particular size is too small for me by a couple sizes, but I don't find the bra to be uncomfortable. Take that with a grain of salt, if you will, since, as sensitive as my skin may be in other ways, I seem to be relatively insensitive to bra discomfort.
The band on the Fleurty is very stretchy (I would probably be happier in a 26 band here, if they made one) and might be more comfortable for people who are new to their correct band sizes and find them to be more unpleasantly constricting than they're used to. There are a lot of complaints about the gore on the showgirl bras, the Fleurty included, but I only found it mildly uncomfortable at first and ended up getting used to it fairly quickly. Now it doesn't bother me at all. That said, I found it more noticeable on the smaller cup sizes, since the gore doesn't come up as high in those. The higher cup sizes, like my correctly sized 28G Fleurty, come up high enough in the gore to miss the more sensitive spot on my sternum that was being hit by the lower gore on the smaller cup sizes. Your mileage may vary, depending on your body proportions, relative sensitivity, etc.
Updated on Feb 03, 2013 Flag this
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Added on Apr 15, 2013