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I was really torn with this bra. It was one that I'd been really excited about finally getting. I loved the pale blue with yellow contrast details. After some deliberating, I opted to send it back.
About my boobs...shortish, narrow roots with soft and malleable pendulous tissue that are even to full on bottom and center full. I need depth and projection at the wire, but not necessarily the apex.
On to the bra...the band was very snug. I'm kind of not surprised because it's noted on Amazon that it runs small in this style and also because my Ellace also has a snug band for a 30. ... I'm ok with that though I would need an extender for a while. I'm not sure if a 32 would be better or too loose. It would probably have relaxed a bit more once a bit of wear and washing. All my pics are sans extender...just as I tried it on out of the package.
Like the Ellace, it seems like the band has a bit of uneven tension, where it's looser at the top than the bottom, which is great for v shaped chests (rib cages) but I'm guessing that I don't have one based on how it fits. If it was even, the upper part of band would flex the wires back enough to make the fabric taut. My lack of side tissue from being center full is not helping the side cup wrinkles. Normally I would not consider this a deal breaker. It's not visible under shirts.
Because I have soft tissue, I have a problem with tissue spilling over the seams when the fabrics change between the double mesh cups to lace. This causes what looks a bit like in cup quadding. I think that also the cup height (mesh portion) is a contributing factor to the problem. Again, not a huge issue, especially as this is something that I can expect from a lot of styles that are not vertical seams, same material on top of the cup as well as bottom, or molded cups. It's typically also not visible under most tops. So not super pretty but also not deal breaker.
The cups had a bit of gapping/wrinkling at the top, especially once the extender was added, even though it didn't really look like it did. Again, not a huge deal breaker because I have a bit of gapping with the Marcie.
The shape is great with the immediate depth and handled my pendulous projection. It was not too deep at the apex. I do love how soft and light it is. It's hard to believe that it's as supportive as it is.
What I think was the issue is that I felt that I preferred my Ellace and Marcie more than this one, and wanted to redirect the refund from this to another Marcie or Ellace, Cleo Mimi, or Ewa/Comexim. It really was a very hard decision to return because I really did love the powder blue and yellow accents, but I also felt that the bra was 1) a little bit too plain (even though the button is love) 2) didn't really do anything for me and 3) almost a little too cutesy or demure (not that I am really after sex appeal either, but the Ellace, for example, is just so classic looking, even in latte which is a nude...pics up but review is pending).
I figured that I could get a beige Marcie, though the new cornflower blue is really nice or find a nice nude or pastel that was better than the Florence. Looking at the pics as I uploaded them, especially the initial one, made me wonder if I made the right decision, but I know deep down it was not quite right.
Anyway, so I don't have the bra anymore and forgot to measure before sending back, but I wanted to have a memory of it here.
Updated on May 02, 2018 Flag this
Me: Short, narrow roots, splayed, very projected at wire, average apex projection, even FOT/FOB, extremely center full. Wide on top, omega on bottom? Cleo Lily/Marcie fit me best.
I've recently tried a few beigeish bras from Curvy Kate to supplement my rainbow of Cleos.
Here's a short review of the 30F Florence in Blush, largely compared to my usual 28FF Marcie.
The materials and fit are similar to the Marcie, with lower wings and gore. The horizontal seam on the cup is about a seam height lower than the Marcie, with the upper cup section correspondingly taller, so a slightly lower apex?. The band on the ... 30F Florence is fairly tight, only slightly (maybe one hook?) larger than the 28FF Marcie. Had I been able to buy the Florence in a 28FF, I would probably be wearing it with an extender in the beginning.
Overall I'm happy with this bra. I'll probably take the gore in a bit as the band is a little bigger than I need, and it's generally a good alteration for my center fullness.
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Updated on Mar 04, 2018 Flag this
I don´t know what to think of this bra´s fit for me. I think the back is good but the cup nearly fit. I have been trying to find a non padded bra and can´t find anything. I think i have centre full, close together breasts with short roots. I think this is why so many bras don´t quite work and often end up like this ie i couldn´t go down a size as i think there is already a little buldge in the centre where my breasts are a bit too full. But there is wrinkiling in the fabric and i don´t fill it out where the straps meet the cups. I might have to give up on finding a non paddded bra. I had read a review that this was good for short roots but still didn´t wor for me.
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 Flag this
Very nice sheer blush bra. Fit is similar to 30E - Curvy Kate » Florence Balcony Bra (CK8001) . Both are the best fitting and shaping Curvy Kates I have found. Going up a cup size in this one might be a good idea. I can wear both the 30E and 30F in these two styles.
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