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  1. Madeline (D1209)

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    44D

    Hasn't set fit

    An interesting one in the series of "oldies but still wearable". With a history.

    Think of it, how many bras were purchased at the canteen of a car factory ? Well, this ons is.

    I had business at Opel, quite a huge plant indeed with plenty of female workforce. Those factories are big to the point of selling essential commodities at would be mini-markets by their canteens. Even better, at sponsored by the company prices ! Wow. Obviously could not miss the occasion, never mind the size. A bra at the cost of a soda or so.

    Back then, it was a surprisingly good fit. Now quite overwhelmed. Actually a pretty ... stretchy low range support bra with a very high tolerance to band sizing mishaps.

    Which it achieves by exemplary well mastered light weight yet quite deep wings that never collapse, no matter the abuse. My guess is that the junction between cups and wings and their curvature is where the magic happens. The U back does what it says.

    No matter how loose or tight, it wil not collapse even if it rides a bit up when abused.

    A delight to wear even now where it's blatantly too small for what I have. Very appropriate in sweaty hot days and workspaces. Handwashes and dries in a heartbeat.

    Straps are a bit on the stretchy side and need tension to cope sith bouncing. Cups on the pointy side, I guess it needs more in the upper portion of breasts.

    Proved very durable, still responsiive and fresh as back then, quite a handful of years ago.

    Overll a great never aging classic, here it's actual version:

    http://dorina.com/portfolio-item/madeline/

    A nice lightweight bra with a freindly feeling, even if I should't, still like to be inside on easy going weekends like today.

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    Tan, lace top sheer cups colorway

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Now fits better with a extender.

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      What a fun bra backstory!

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      And here I was thinking how nice it is that in Quebec we can buy wine at the depanneur (convenience/ corner store) and there you are buying beautiful classic bras in factory convenience shops. Lol...

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      Oh Yes AprilGoulding , the famous Canadian "depanneurs", heard many times of, albeit never been there to experience the ambiance.

      In Germany industrial areas never sleep. No weekend, no holiday, just 3 x 8 hours shifts. Surrounded by gas stations, in fact mini-malls open round the clock. Eerie !

      At any time one can order breakfast, dinner, souper.

      Those factories are like battleships. Quite autonomous cities where time has a different meaning.

      A copious 3 course meal + non alcohol (alcohol = no no) beverage at the canteen would cost 4 to 5 dollars, big sodas were 20 cents, coffee machines poured capuccinos for 5 or so cents.

      I got this bra in a plain plastic pouch for about 3 bucks or so, what you'll pay for a soda in a restaurant outside of the plant. Crazy !

      All was made so the workers could give their best. No-nonsenscal, down to earth "we appreciate your contribution" feeling.

      Right, this bra, despite the years, means a lot to me. How many workers wore this model ? Hard to tell but guess given it's quality and price, guess, many.

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  2. Fiji Curves (D17027A)

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    32G

    Didn't fit

    I know I need something deeper, not a great fit shape-wise for me, but I can't send it back.

    Black V00 colorway

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Altered band,

    Updated on Sep 21, 2018 Flag this


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  3. Phoebe Underwire Full Coverage Bra (D17239A)

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    34G

    Fits

    Took a gamble on zulily. When I first tried it on, I didn't think it fit. Now that I've adjusted the straps and scooped properly, I think it fits pretty well. The lace is very pretty and it is a very comfortable fit. No poking, digging or riding up.

    I like the shape of the cups and it seems to give a nice round look. The quality seems quite nice.

    Best fit on the tightest hooks. A band size smaller would probably be a slightly better fit. I'd probably prefer anything with a slightly higher gore in front, but I don't think I'll spill out of it. There is some slight space in the top of the cups near the straps due to my short roots.

    Black colorway

    Updated on Jul 14, 2018 Flag this

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    Comfort
    Excellent!
    Bra appearance
    Excellent!

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  4. Paradise Curves (D17016B)

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    32E

    Didn't fit

    Unfortunatelly, this is not my right size. But because of this, I was able to buy better http://www.bratabase.com/browse/dorina/fiji-curves-d17027a/36D/

    The bra is really comfortable, although the padding is a little bit too much for me (if you wanna swim, it will fill up with water), the band was too tight for me, but I'm more on the 34-ish side.
    The print is gorgeous, vibrant, I really love it.

    Downside was the briefs, there were too stiff and too tight for me. I've got big butt and thick thighs and there was no space for it, it was cutting in the flash.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Aug 17, 2017 Flag this


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