This bra is a disaster of scaling. It's tragic really because it could be a great bra, and it probably is in smaller sizes.
Pros: Firm tts band, soft mesh reinforced at bottom would provide lift in better circumstances, good look as a naked bra and see through material would make it nude on a range of skin tones. It definitely exposes all my fit problems that are usually hidden by opaque fabric.
Cons: wires are ridiculously wide and tall. Like Panache level stupidly wide and tall. No center room at all, making the gore destabilize at the bottom of the cup ...up. Not enough bottom room. A tent like upper mesh.
Wearing this bra shows me what happens with wide gores/not enough center room. My firm center tissue pushes the gore away from my sternum. The gore does not tack, meaning the wires are not tensioned against my body properly. The bra sits on my stomach instead. The cups sit on my breasts rather than supporting them. The wires dig in, causing pain.
You can also see my omega shape clearly. When balled up, my tissue is much taller than my roots, causing that omega fold in front of the armpit. My breasts almost fold back on themselves in this bra because there is not enough room at the apex/bottom/center. That's why I need great apex depth and narrow wires.
I can't recommend this bra to someone of my shape in this size but I generally love the design. Ironically, my best fit is in 38K - Curvy Kate » Vegas Balcony Bra (CK5601) which works much better for my short roots and long boobs. If only CK could use Victory's fabric on the Vegas model! I would only buy that bra. I'm tempted to make my own when I have time and money to do so.
Smaller banded and/or breasted women should not be alarmed! The fit looks quite good on models. They just did not test the fit on us big gals, which is a shame because I really wanted this bra to work.
I just bought this bra yesterday at the local boutique. It’s a pretty mesh bra with sheer mesh on top and a striped mesh on the lower half. It looks solid at first glance but if you look at the picture, there’s a part where you can see lines meeting the top panel of the cup. I thought it was wrinkling when I looked at the photo and then I looked closer at the bra itself and realized it has diagonal stripes.
It feels comfortable on and gives good lift. My band size recently changed, so I was looking for a comfortable black or nude bra. On me, it’s ...hitting a bit high on the front part of the armhole, but that might be because the saleswoman made my straps pretty snug during the fitting. I'm not 100% sure. It could be that the fit is just a tiny bit off or it might need a little breaking in.
I’ve had the bra on all day and it was mostly comfortable, but I did notice that the underwire pressed a little hard a couple times. It might just need breaking in.
It does gift nice lift and projection and gives a rounded shape. Read more 92 more words
My breasts are center-full, pendulous, FOB, and I have a lot of squish in my band measurement. My center-fullness is usually my dominant fit requirement. I suspect I have somewhat short roots, and narrow-to-average roots for my size. I also have narrow, somewhat sloped shoulders.
I think this would work better for someone more even or full on top, or possibly with more self supporting breasts. I just couldn't fill out the loose mesh at the top. I did really like the amount of projection it offered though! I definitely suggest it for someone that can support the mesh cup upper portion and needs a ton of projection.
My main ...complaint (as in, not simply a fit mismatch) about this bra is while the triangle cut out is cute and on trend, on my body it just looked awkward. I'm chubby and have plenty of fat in this particular area, so it just pressed down tightly and gave me a lil' fat triangle right int he middle of my bra. Not "tightly" as in uncomfortably, but sort of like what happens to the skin on your arm if you put a tight rubber band around it. Just not super sexy or attractive. I have a Ewa SF with a similar cutout that has a thin layer of mesh over it. Still sexy, cute and visually interesting while working for more body types. Read more 123 more words