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Fits ribcage64.8
B. perimeter40.6
Stretched Band77.0
Band Length49.1
Bust perimeter105.8
Gore height11.9
Wing height14.5
Strap width3.7
Hooks0

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    Sage in Cotton/Lycra blend

    This would be the second of the two Decent Exposure bras I tried. This one is a Cotton/Lycra blend, at a 90% Cotton to 10% Lycra ratio. I opted to go with the Sage color, but there are about a dozen or so color options.

    The website only lists bands of 30 and above, with cups up to an L, but I knew from Sovavosi that you can order a smaller band within the notes. I requested a 26 band, and within the back and forth with Decent Exposures, I found out that they can do up to an M cup, so ... I opted to try it. They recommended getting the cups lined for extra support, which I said sure, even though it wasn’t really needed for my purpose of sleeping in. I also opted to get the 2” ribbing instead of elastic for the band, as for me, it is typically more comfortable. For whatever reason, the lining of this one is a Cream color instead of the Sage. While it does match nicely, I would have preferred the same Sage color. The lining seems to match the outer cup in size and tension, which is nice, as this is not the case with the Forest Cotton one.

    Compared to the all cotton Forest bra, I like the fit and hug of this one far better. It still has that frontal tug which pulls the side seams forward and thus on breast tissue which is a bit irritating, even with the cotton thread used. While both bras were lined both front and back for support, it does not feel like that extra back lining adds support. Overall, it is still comfortable and works well as a sleep bra, so I am happy with it.

    Now for measurements:

    All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup then band measurements for the same reason.

    The band measures 16” and stretches to a max of 27”. It has no hooks, so it is a slip on. With the max of 27”, it is quite comfortable while on but is a real pain to shimmy it up over my hips. Since my hips are around 35” and my bust 42”, it is easier to shimmy up then try to pull over and down.

    Cup Depth as measured by:
    1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance.
    This measurement is: 10”
    2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance.
    This measurement is: 16”

    I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.

    Compared to the Forest, the cups on this one have 2” more give to them, which could also be why they hug better yet stretch more comfortably.

    The cup width measures 7” from center looper to side seam, and has a height of 11” mid way on the cup area. The looper puts the gore height at 4.4” and width at 0.5”, but the looper can be removed, though I wouldn’t recommend it personally. It does a great job at putting a bit of separation between the breasts. The band ribbing is 2” tall and quite comfortable.

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      Looks comfortable, but how do you get it on with a 26" band?

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      Yay, I'm glad it works for you! I can't wait to get my cotton one now...

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      It looks like it fits really well, but I'm also really curious about how you get it on with a 26 band?!

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      It was not an easy task, that was for sure! It took about 10 minutes of me trying to squeeze inch by inch over my squishy bum, haha. If I had a muscular tush instead of a cellulite one, it wouldn't have ever worked. 😋😬😋

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    Purple in Cotton/Lycra blend 26M Lined front & back

    This is the final bra of my second order from Decent Exposure. This one is a Cotton/Lycra blend, at a 90% Cotton to 10% Lycra ratio. I opted to go with the Purple color for this one, but there are 20 colors to choose from. Due to a quality control issue (poor stitching) they didn’t ship this one with the other 2 I ordered, as it needed to be redone. They were quick to correct and shipped it 4 days (two business days) later, yet what I received had a section of horrible only partially done stitching, so honestly I ... don’t think they corrected the issue that delayed shipping in the first place. This is disappointing, but not worth the hassle of complaint or returning for correction. If the stitching comes out, I can redo it if needed.

    Aside from the funky stitching section, the bra is perfect and comfortable. The only difference between the 26L and 26M appears to be the strap length (2” difference) as the cup tension feels the same in both sizes. I have come to realize that the 26L straps are too short, which results in the band riding up (both front and back) so that the band digs into the bottom of my breast tissue after a few hours of wear. The 26L feels more supportive, but that’s just because it’s tugging up on my breasts and that supportive feeling is replaced with discomfort fairly quickly. For sleep purposes, I will stick with the 26M. For day support wear, I think I’d order the 26M with the straps shortened 1” or the 26L with the straps lengthened 1” which should resolve the issue. I will have to think about it more before placing a future order. (Technically the cup area is taller and thus larger in the 26M but with the looper in place, it results in the same cup height, tension, and feel aside from the strap tug.)


    Now for measurements:

    All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup then band measurements for the same reason.

    The band measures 21” and stretches to a max of 32”. It has no hooks, so it is a slip on.
    Cup Depth as measured by:
    1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance.
    This measurement is: 12”
    2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance.
    This measurement is: 17”

    I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.


    The cup width measures 7” from center looper to side seam, and has a height of 11” mid way on the cup area. The looper puts the gore height at 5.25” and width at 0.5”. While the looper can be removed, I wouldn’t recommend it personally. It does a great job at putting a bit of separation between the breasts. The band is 1.25” tall and comfortable but the ribbing is more comfortable while wearing.

    Additonal measurements:

    The back is 4” tall, and 16” wide at the top wing to wing. The front gore is 16.5” tall with the looper removed.

    To compare to the other Lycra/Cotton blends:
    26M Sage (ribbed band): band 16-27”, cup width 7”, cup depth 10-16”, wing 5.15”, gore 4.4” (not incl ribbed band)
    26L Turquoise: band 21-32”, cup width 7.5”, cup depth 10-16”, wing 5.75”, gore 5”
    26L Teal (unlined): band 21-32”, cup width 7.5”, cup depth 10-17”, wing 6.15”, gore 5”

    This does show some variants occur, though that could be either due to different colored material tensions or simple human manufacturing variation.

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    Forest in 100% Organic Cotton

    While on the hunt for a replacement sleep bra, Decent Exposures was suggested to me, so I decided to give it a try. I ordered two different materials so that I could compare, this 100% Cotton one and a Cotton/Lycra blend. Both colors that I chose are Organic, and there are several organic options, as well as some colors that are not. Overall there are over a dozen colors to choose from, as well as various material options.

    The website only lists bands of 30 and above, with cups up to an L, but I knew from Sovavosi that you can order a ... smaller band within the notes. I requested a 26 band, and within the back and forth with Decent Exposures, I found out that they can do up to an M cup, so I opted to try it. They recommended getting the whole bra lined for extra support, which I said sure, even though it wasn’t really needed for my purpose. I also opted to get the 2” ribbing instead of elastic for the band, as I find it to be more comfortable. While this is typically done in the same color, they were out of the Forest for the ribbing, so they used black instead.

    This one was lined in cotton in the opposite stretch for more support. The issue with this is the lining feels much tighter than the outer fabric, which has a too tall & loose look to most of it. I don’t think the opposing stretch works well for me, but honestly it looks/feels like they used two different sizes to make the inner and outer section. I have included a few photos of the bra on inside out to show the difference in tension. To compound the front oddity, the back also feels loose and my breasts pull the back and the side seams forward. This can be seen in the side view photos as the seams sit curved like ( instead of | that they are before putting the bra on. This does make the side seams rub the side of my breasts. It’s really as if they constructed the bra under the assumption of pendulous breasts, so you’ve got a scoop depth added in front instead of having the full depth at the apex. For me, this doesn’t work as I have perky implants and self supporting breasts for the most part, not pendulous in any way. I can see this feature being quite comfortable and less constrictive for those with pendulous breasts. While I feel it looks odd on my, it doesn’t affect comfort, and since I only bought it for sleeping, it will work beautifully. It’s just the esthetics that are lacking.

    If I ordered the 100% cotton again, I would opt to skip the lining and order a cup size down (or even two) for light support instead. Otherwise, I would stick with the Cotton/Lycra blend as it feels more comfortable and has more hug and give. I would also order with shorter straps, as this length is a bit longer than I would prefer. Again, fine for sleeping, but longer than I need.

    Now for the measurements:

    All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup then band measurements for the same reason.

    The band measures 16” and stretches to a max of 27”. It has no hooks, so it is a slip on. With the max of 27”, it is quite comfortable while on but is a real pain to shimmy it up over my hips. Since my hips are around 35” and my bust 42”, it is easier to shimmy up then try to pull over and down.

    Cup Depth as measured by:
    1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance.
    This measurement is: 10”
    2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance.
    This measurement is: 14”

    I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.

    The cup width measures 7.5” from center looper to side seam, and has a height of 11” mid way on the cup area. The looper puts the gore height at 4.4” and width at 0.5”, but the looper can be removed, though I wouldn’t recommend it personally. It does a great job at putting a bit of separation between the breasts. The band ribbing is 2” tall and quite comfortable.

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