I ordered this a couple weeks ago, and it arrived very quickly for a custom handmade bralette. It is beautiful and very well made. While the cup measurement I put in might seem wide, the cups to flex/ mold to your shape. When the cup isn't laying flat and positioned more like when your boob would be in it, it measures over and inch narrow, so it could probably fit a variety of shapes well. It's great that lcl0706 started making these, there is a lack of cup size bralettes and the XS-XL sizing doesn't work well for most especially not for the small band full bust group.
I love these bralettes so much! They're way more supportive than anything sized S/M/L, and they provide enough support to wear out and about. I love the variety of color options, and the materials and construction feel high quality.
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I was so excited to see Dreams and Underthings had her Etsy up! I reached out to her to ask some questions before ordering in regards to sizing and alterations. The band runs true to size but the cups run small so size up if you're between sizes, and she shortens straps! I wasn't sure how short to go on the straps so I asked for them to be 1.5 inches shorter but I erred too far on the side of caution-I'm extremely short and always need short straps.
I'll have a full review on my blog, but here's the pros: Uk sizing-no more s/m/l. The band is true to ...size and very comfy. I don't think I'm built for midline/longline bras as it flips up but it's still super comfy. Cups-my breasts fit perfectly in the cups and don't slip down into the band to find more room. The gore doesn't tack but I expected that. My breasts are still separated and there's no quad if I push the gore down. Straps-thin but supportive. Construction-very nice and sturdy. Cups are lined and there is a lining in the front.
Cons: The cups are a little wide. Not the end of the world really, doesn't affect fit too much and they're out of my armpits but I would love to see a narrower cup. Maybe I can ask for that as an alteration?
All in all, this is a very comfortable and surprisingly supportive bralette for a very affordable price. I would love to see some quirky prints like food or animals and I plan on buying a shortlined one soon since I figure that'll be the best fit for me. Read more 167 more words
This bralette is BEAUTIFUL. The pictures for the 26F red bralette with black lace is mine. I did not put the pictures up, so just to confirm, I did order 26E. Not sure now if the "proper size" was made, but it fits well so I'm not concerned. The red is the perfect shade, not too bright or too dark.
The fit: The band stretches to about 27". It's comfortable for me on the middle and loosest hooks, though I do wish it was a little tighter. The thing about the midline shape is that there is a thick elastic band at the very bottom, just below where ...the bottom of the cups are. So it is different from VS/Aerie bralettes where the elastic is the "cup" and should sit in your IMF. After a few hours of wearing it, I found myself adjusting once or twice to make sure that the elastic was not riding up into my IMF of flipping up.
The cups are definitely too wide for me, but it's barely noticeable since there's no underwire. I also found that I had ever so slightly too much inner fullness, but again barely noticeable. All in all, it's a very comfortable, beautiful, and well-made bralette. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something cute and comfortable to lounge around in. Read more 116 more words
I haven't actually tried wearing this bralette out and about yet. When I try it on at home, it seems okay. The fabric is very soft, which makes it feel pretty comfortable. The shape just doesn't seem right for me, though. Maybe it's because it's an unwired bralette and I'm haven't unrealistic expectations/hopes, but I'm just not sure. I feel like it presses me flat and wide. There's a lot of extra fabric on the sides. The straps sit okay when I first put it on, but as I move about they try to slide off my shoulders and that makes the top of the cups very loose. ...If the straps do slide off, the whole thing comes down. It almost seems like the cups are too small, given the way my boobs try to quad out of it, but I think it's just a shape mismatch. Because of the flat and wide issue, I don't really like the appearance it gives me and thus haven't worn it out yet. I think next time I'm taking a long road trip, I'm going to try wearing it. I always hate how underwires seem to dig in more and more during those trips. When I do wear it out, I'll try to report back. Read more 103 more words
Interesting. I bought a second each of the midline and short bralettes and the design seems to have changed. The bands on both are significantly smaller - or perhaps I over stretched the first pair? But I think some of the materials have changed. The jersey material feels a little different, but again that could be because I haven't washed it yet. Alternatively, different colours kf the same material may feel or stretch a little differently. Fortunately, on the full extent of an extender, they both fit pretty perfectly. Being wireless bralettes, the extenders don't seem to make much difference and ...maybe they will loosen in a wash or two.
Other than the band, everything else is the same except the straps adjust at the top/front, not at the bottom/back and seem a little shorter. The sewing is better on these two and the trim is lovely - I got brown trim on nude. My larger side does tend to flatten and sit a little off, but given that I have no intention whatsoever of padding my bralettes for round the house and sleeping, I'll trade off a slightly smaller fit on my larger side for a comfortable fit on my smaller side.
*Edit: So after one wear, the band is almost the same as my older one. Plus, the short band is now 2 hooks and the midline is 3 hooks. Read more 137 more words
I got this one and the short band at the same time. They are essentially the same so I refer you to that review.
Only difference is in the band, of course. It fits like a longine, but it feels really low on my ribcage. This is an illusion, I guess I just am not used to longines. It is well proportioned, though. I really like it. This one is grey with blue trim. Only two hooks, but it works.
Band extends 6.25 cm down from bottom of cup. 2.75 cm longer than short band.
Oh happy day! I ordered these bralettes after reading a review from the Petite Collegiate.
They are wonderful! So soft and comfortable but they do provide nice lightweight support. I was surprised at how well they kept the girls forward and in place! The cups are tall and provide plenty of coverage.