I'll be honest with you -- I know this doesn't fit properly and I knew it wouldn't when I purchased it from another Bratabase user. I bought this bra strictly to use as a bedroom bra. My fiance isn't a big fan of how properly fitted bras look; he prefers it when I am basically spilling out of a bra that is 3 or 4 cup sizes too small (men, geez.) Since that isn't something I am realistically going to do on a daily basis, I decided I'd be nice to him and get a few ill-fitting bras to make him happy (because, I'm happy ...to say, MOST of my bras fit properly now.....mainly thanks to the users of this site!)
Other than that, this bra is quite beautiful and comfortable. If I was looking for a better fit, I would prefer a smaller band and a larger cup, but there are no other options available. There's going to be no swoop and scoop when putting on this bra -- I'll just arrange myself however I need to basically not fall out of it! lol I have ordered the matching shorts with the ruffles on the back to make a set (seriously, you really need the set because it's so pretty and sexy!) Read more 112 more words
COMFORT: This bra is sooooo soft and comfy! The material is very smooth and satiny against the skin.
The band is perfect on the tightest hook (not sure if that is due to this bra running loose in the band, or if it is because it is pre-owned and may have been broken in already). It is stretchy, but I'm finding that I actually prefer a stretchy band, as long as it can be tightened enough.
The wires are very wide, and they actually extend an inch or so beyond my where my breast tissue ends- but somehow in this model it doesn't bother me ...or dig into my armpits or sternum at all. The gore tacks.
The straps are not too far apart! I think wearing the proper band size makes a huge difference for me and my narrower shoulders. (If the band size is larger, the straps will be farther apart- I had this problem with a 32H.)
LOOK: This is a sexy bra. It gives my bottom-heavy breasts a lovely Marie Antoinette style cleavage. Shape is lifted, rounded, and front-and-center.
As many have mentioned, the ruffles will show under clothing if the material of your top is thinner or stretchier. However, I got around this problem by layering a cami over it.
The one con is that for some reason, this style makes it obvious that my right boob is slightly smaller (something I had never even noticed before) unless I am very, very fastidious about my swooping, scooping, and bra positioning.
I liked this bra when i first got it. It fit much better than my previous 30F/ 30FF bras (clearly!)
The band is very loose - i measure 29 inches under bust, and this 28 is way too big, it slides even on the tightest hooks.
The straps are super stretchy - and the clasp moves of its own accord which is not great.
The central gore does not lie flat on me, i think it is because the back is so loose. In addition, i don't think that the cups are deep enough for my boobs, although i do not think that going up a size would fix the problem, i think then it would just gap at the top....
i like it a lot, it is very pretty and luxurious. However, i must say that i am not enamored with the quality.- the elastic on the straps has started to wrinkle after only 1 month of wearing/ washing the bra about 5-6 times.
This bra is what I chose for my first foray into buying online. According to bratabase, the cups would fit while the band would be somewhat loose - and to my surprise, that was pretty much completely accurate. I do have to pull the straps on quite tight and there's a some extra space at the top of the cup on my smaller breast, so perhaps a 28HH might have fit slightly better.
The band felt right on the loosest hook when I first put the bra on, but I had to tighten it to the second one after a few hours - no problems with slipping after that, ...so at least it wasn't obscenely loose, even if this isn't a great sign with a brand new bra.
As for the non-fit related downsides, the bra goes up REALLY high on the sides. I believe I have an older model where the poking-your-pits is particularily bad. I would not wear a Thrill Me on any day where you have to be doing a lot of activity. It is not, however, something you can't live with for a day, as long as you do the right amount of scooping.
Despite all the negativity thus far - I do have to say this bra very quickly became my current favorite. I love the look of it, with and without clothes on top. The rufflyness and seams aren't as bad as they might seem - a tight camisole under a tight jumper and I was wearing a T-shirt bra as far as you could tell. The bra is also quite light in weight and construction for a padded style. Read more 165 more words
Prior to discovering the Thrill Me line of bras I never owned any "pretty" bras. I had white, black and beige, all ill fitting, all resembling something my great grandmother would wear. I was so happy when I found these bras that I bought them in different colours when they went on sale. The Thrill Me is a great bedroom bra. It won't give the same sturdy support from an everyday bra but it makes up for it by offering a stunning view of the breasts as if they are served on a platter - think possibly the Marie Antoinette neckline.
As for fit, in my case, I think ...the Thrill Me fit in my usual size of 30G. I am not full on top and have soft bottom heavy breasts, which is why my usual size fit so well. However, if you are full on top, then I would recommend going up in cup size or there might be some spilling. The band is quite stretchy, so if you intend to use this bra for everyday wear then you might want to go down a band size. In my case, I knew I'd be wearing it in a more comfortable setting so I did not require it to be super tight. Hence, I was fine with a stretchy 30 band. It's an extremely comfortable bra. The material feels soft and luxurious and the ruffles take it up a notch. The straps are fully adjustable and quite stretchy which is what makes them super comfy.
Thrill Me comes in a variety of stunning colours. If I made a 6 figure income I would be buying every colour it came in, but I don't make that much so I snatch them up when they're on for a bargain. I've experienced wearing this bra with different outfits. It's kind of naughty to know you're wearing it under clothes while you're at work! But it will show under some clothes. It's not suitable under t-shirts and thin blouses, but it does not show under sweaters or blazers. All in all, I'd say I love this bra and would definitely recommend it if nothing other than to spice up your lingerie drawer.
Oh and girls, there's no sense in buying the bra if you're not going to buy the matching underwear. Really, it's the set that makes the whole thing work together. This set will make you feel beautiful especially on days when you don't feel it much. Read more 303 more words
I know this doesn't technically fit me, but I deliberately ordered a size small because I have issue when I actually do fit, the cup fits weird, whereas when it's a size small, the shape is much better. In that respect, I'm taking the whole "bedroom bra" thing to heart. But honestly, it actually fits better than any of the larger sizes, because the gaping at the top is weird. I don't get any quad-boob, just a small amount of escaped "arm pit fat."
Now that I've explained my decision, on to the good stuff! The shape I get in this is so nice and ...round. Because the bra is too small, the frills on the top of the cup actually lay flat on my breast tissue, but it doesn't cut it.
The blue is a bit of a tacky color, but it's fun and the bra itself is well made, though sometimes it creaks. The band is really loose for a 28, but that's to be expected in Showgirl ranges, so I'm not exactly surprised. I think this would fit someone who measures about a 31" around the underbust best.
The materials are really comfortable, and I don't get any weird uncomfortable digging. The hooks in the back are better than what I usually expect with Curvy Kate and Flirtelle (I feel like this is their downfall). Because I'm smack dab in between a 28 band and a 30 band, usually, the hooks on 28 bands get uncomfortable and I have too, much sooner than I'd like, go on to the second set of hooks so that the hooks don't dig into my back too much and I have fabric between the hooks and my skin.
Wine/navy: Even though my underbust circumference shrank and I now have to do my grape/jade version of this bra up on the tightest hook, I still wanted another while it was going cheap. I really like this bra! It's pretty, it's comfortable, and it goes surprisingly well under a lot of things despite the frills. This bra has truly bizarre sizing. I feel like I could go up another cup size, although I won't because this current one doesn't give me too much trouble.
Grape/jade: I'm soooo glad I tried to find the right size. I first had the azure/plum in 30FF and it was completely wrong. Just looking at the pictures I took of both, you can see a massive difference in shape. The cups are really nice and soft, and the design is so pretty. I was afraid that I might not get the signature cleavage of the Thrill Me in this size, but I tried on a low-cut t-shirt and it wasn't the case at all. Well, as much as I can ever achieve cleavage, anyway. It's surprisingly comfortable for something that looks so glamorous.
All i really need to say about this bra is... THE COLOUR The contrasting bluey-green detail against the purple is just too fabulous to describe into words, so all i will say on the matter is *gasp*.
The fit compliments my top heavy boobs, without giving any ridiculous cleavage (as a balconette should not do in my opinion) It is extremely comfortable in the bust area, apart from a slight issue with cup coming up rather high against my armpit.
The band is tight, perhaps too tight, however i have a thrill me in a 30H and from the day it arrived i have had to wear it ...on the tightest hooks so i figured a 28 band will last longer even if it is a bit uncomfortable at first.
In my opinion, it's worth buying a "possibly-too-tight-but-will-stretch-to-accomodate-me" band rather than settling for a comfortable but may end up being too slack band. That aside, if you have the kind of stubborn firm boobs that don't like to move with a bra then this is perfect! Oh and did i mention the COLOUR? Read more 75 more words
I have heard the white version runs large in the cup and band. I usually wear a 32G, and followed the advice I get on Curvy Kate's molded bras- band size down, cup size up. The band was still a generous fit, and the cup was pretty generous too- I may have been able to go down a cup, sometimes it is difficult to tell with half-cup bras. In either case, it gave me lovely uplifted round shape.
Looks and practicality- The satin looked lovely, and the colorway rich, but the ruffles looked silly on me (I'd been apprehensive but thought I would give it a shot). Moderate cleavage for me, thanks to the lift. However, I generally wear close-fitting tops and the ruffles showed bumps under pretty much all of them.
This bra is not for most ladies in summer. If you often wear sweaters or thick tops, however, it will give you an amazing shape and look fun as well!