I am traditionally a 30D/30DD. DKNY bras seem to run very shallow in generally, so the cup fitting flush on this 32DD was not too much of a surprise, but I am still a little mystified at how amazingly body hugging it is. I don't even feel the extra half inch the outer edge of the wire goes beyond my breast. It may as well not exist, and I feel held in very well despite the cups being too wide. The band is a true 32, so it is a little big for me, but it doesn't ride up much and I got the ...bra for $7 when I desperately needed to get out of the bra I had on, so I have no complaints there. This is a rare case of a plunge bra not cutting into my upper tissue, and I love that while it is molded, it is very thin and not padded, so it behaves more like a second skin. The straps are soft and wide, the tiny ruffle on the bottom of the band is ridiculous but not scratchy.
tl;dr version: All in all I would rate this as either a very wide 32D or a very very shallow 32DD in terms of fit. Read more 105 more words
Edit: There is variation in the same size, identical colorway. One causes mild quadding whereas the other causes more significant quadding.
With a 1.25" wide band, this 44 grams (1.5 oz) bralette is seriously comfortable in hell-ish temperatures. Obviously designed for sex appeal, this featherweight bralette has compelling features as a daily wear bra.
Attached to the 1.25" wide band are 3x3 fasteners. No breath holding or breast dissection required to put this on. What I most appreciate is its effortless removal. I've nearly dislocated my shoulder trying to remove pull over style bras after an afternoon in 100F+ and high humidity.
Although this band must be shortened for my ...28" underbust, it holds in place throughout hours of yard work in 97% humidity and 100F+ temperatures without any alterations. This band is what I need on every bralette I own: it is both supportive and comfortable.
The sheer mesh cups are soft, stretchy, and dry rapidly. Curvy Kate, Freya, Cleo, and Panache should adopt this mesh as it is much softer than the mesh they often use. A single layer of fine mesh is not a characteristic found in supportive bralettes. But, when coupled with the satiny, 1.25" wide band and .8" wide, fully adjustable straps, it provides gentle support. You may visually verify, occasionally throughout the day, that you are indeed wearing a bra. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />
This is not a bra for tall, full on top breasts, but it works well on my very short, even pair. The cup placement admirably accommodates center fullness and close-set breasts. However, it is an adaptable design in regard to breast spacing.
I do not like the itchy product tag and will remove it when I shorten the band.
If you fall into the common bra size matrix, this may be a bralette you enjoy in sizzling summer weather, too. Read more 200 more words
This fits me best out of any I have tried so far, and admittedly there are not a lot for me as I only recently dialed in my size. My only gripes (aside from it being discontinued) is that it can leave me feeling a bit flat/boring sometimes. I think I could benefit from a little more side support to aid in perkiness, but otherwise very comfortable, smooth and very durable
Immediately drawn to the style and look of this bra; it's so pretty! I had originally purchased the 32D and then found this 32C on sale. This one turned out to fit better. Because the 32C fits so snug and the 32D is only about a centimeter wider/deeper, I'm actually considering keeping the 32D for when my breasts grow during my period.
I'm 28.5" underbust but DKNY doesn't seem to have 30 bands so I had to settle. The loosest hook is comfortable and the middle hook is fairly snug. The tightest hook is doable but then the cup cuts into my larger breast.
The cups are soft so they ...don't offer much shape for me. Even so, they fit my breasts perfectly; I've got short, conical, somewhat shallow boobs. No gapping in these cups when I bend over, which is something that doesn't happen often. The bra straps are fairly separated with this balconette style. Works for my broad shoulders.
My breasts are quite separated and I find the underwire width is great for me. They may be a bit too long though, coming up a bit high on my sternum. I do get some armpit rolls on the sides but it's nothing too noticeable.
The greatest flaw of this bra concerns the straps toward the front of it; seems they used some glue or paste to overlay the edges that wrap through a decorative hoop. It makes the edge of this particular area sharp and irritating. Since the straps are close to the armpit, it scratches whenever you move your arm. May be contacting a friend to help me re-sew it. Until then, it'll have to be stashed away in my drawer. Quite the bummer since it's such a cute bra.
EDIT: Was able to fix the scratchy piece by filing it down with a nail file. Read more 196 more words
This was one of the first bras I bought that fit after my breasts grew when I was 23. And it fit great but now my boobs are bigger so I'm busting out. I am not sure what size to try next. According to my measurements I should be 32G but that seem huge. How much bigger should I go.
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle
This review is for the Queen Violet/Plummage colorway.
I looooooove this bra. It is so so so cute, I am totally enamored with how cute it is. I wish there were more bright colors for me to get because I would (solid colors, like the turquoise "Plummage" color with maybe lime green or dark blue ruffles, or orange with pink ruffles. I do not like the floral print). The ruffles are the best!
It fits great, lifts nicely, gives a lovely shape, and doesn't dig in the center. The push-up padding is also well-done and ...cups the side of the breast instead of pushing up on the bottom, and the cup is still able to fully contain all my breast tissue.
There is literally nothing bad about this bra. It makes me want to go around shirtless because of how adorable it is. It is absolutely my favorite. I only wish the shorts had matching ruffles. Well done, DKNY.
6 month update: Still in love! The band is slowly stretching, which makes me sad, but I can take it in eventually, so whatever. Still want to show it to everyone. Love, love, love. Read more 96 more words
I have this in the leopard print. A saleswoman handed it to me while I was in the fitting room (it was on sale), and it's something I'd never have picked out for myself, but man, did I ever like it once I tried it on. Super cute!
While it's not perfect, this is also the best fitting bra I've found since discovering my new size. The straps still sit a bit too wide, but it doesn't bother me as much as in other bras. I'd be interested in trying it this one in a 30DD or even 30DDD, since I should actually fit that band size a bit ...better, but I'm wearing this one on the loosest hook right now, and it's staying put really well despite being able to fit more than two fingers between it and my skin (I could technically wear it on the tightest hook, but then I get some breast tissue spillage). Also noticed yesterday that the underwires seem to be angling away from my skin around the outsides of the bra. Still looks and feels fine, but it wouldn't give a smooth silhouette under a tight shirt. Maybe another sign that I need to size up in the cup? Read more 97 more words
I have the worst luck with bras. I guess I should start by saying that I hate bra shopping because inevitably I feel like some kind of freak because there's nothing worse than looking at your breasts in the wrong kind of bra. That being said, when I do find a bra that fits I will enter into a long term monogamous relationship with that style and brand. Every single one of these relationships has ended in heartbreak for me because the bra stops being made. I thought I had found "the one" with the DKNY bra. It was sexy, lifted my breasts without using a ton of ...padding, and the center part actually touched my sternum! Who knew I could find such a great fit. For years this was the only bra I wore and I guess it still is. Once again this style is being discontinued and I have to move on and find another style that works for me. I loved this style so much, I wish they were still making it.
The only thing that was a bit of a bummer was that the lacey detail and ribbon work could be seen through shirts, not in terms of color, but in terms of texture. However I got over that very quickly. Read more 106 more words
I ordered this online from Nordstrom Rack because I wanted to try a spacer bra for the extremely hot summer weather here in Texas. This is my first experience with DKNY bras, and the 32B was the closest size available although this is obviously not my size (28DD = 30D = 32C).
As expected, this bra definitely didn't fit me. The band was quite big, and definitely rode up. The cups were just an odd fit. I can't say they were exactly too small, but something about them seemed really off, and they looked strange on me. I also couldn't tell if these used spacer foam as they felt exactly the same as regular foam cups.
Can anyone verify if these are truly spacer foam cups?
I've had this bra for longer than I want to admit, but wear it infrequently enough that it's still in good shape. It's definitely the best fit that I've ever found in a strapless bra, which is why I've been reluctant to replace it.
The band runs somewhat small and is very firm, which is great for me. I also love that I don't get any gapping along the top of the cup, which is the the main problem that I typically have with molded cup bras. Two things that may not work for everyone: the foam is quite thick, and removable straps are wide-set.
I fit more snug in the 32C, but since my left breast is larger I find this size works better, especially when boob swelling hits during my period. You can read my full review and see more pictures under the 32C >> 32C - Dkny » Superior Lace Balconette Bra (4500)
I got this bra only because Emily Ratajkowski looked really good in the ad lol. My real size is 28F/FF (UK) but I got 32DD because it is the closest sister size available, and I wear it for aesthetic purposes only. The entire cup is made of stretch lace and nothing more, so it would be irritating to some, but it accommodates a variety of shapes (I think) and change of size because of its elasticity. It doesn't give a lot of support but my breasts are pretty self-supporting and they are not too big so it's okay. The gore is too high and wide for my closet set and centre full breasts so I altered it to overlap. Overall it's a great looking bra, but not too functional. I still love it though!
This bra is sooo padded! Where are your boobs even supposed to go??
Yet I've seen and tried a lot of trainwreck strapless bras and this one isn't the worst. The cup is open enough on top, even with all that padding. The cups are super wide but that's pretty normal. The band is pretty true to size.
So if you happen to need a super padded strapless bra, this isn't an awful option.
Way too wide in the center gore for close set breasts. If I took in the gore so the wires were touching in the center, then the cups would be slightly too narrow for me. The cups have a little bit of an upturned/ski slope shape to them so there's likely some empty space above the nipple if you have conical breasts.
This bra is not actually a technical "good fit" but it is very comfortable. I can just wear it without having to adjust or notice discomfort. The band is on the looser side and of course the cups do not have enough depth at the wire, consequently, they settle down lower that my IMF. (because, yes, it's a molded cup)