I *so* want to keep this bra, but I would have to do some alterations to make it fit.
FITS: Bottom of cup Wire width Center gore -- Lies flat (hooray!) Side gore -- Placement good, doesn't poke. This surprised me, since the side gore is so tall and I'm short torso-ed, but the side gore is perfect... it's the strap that cuts into my front underarm crease that is the problem. (see below)
DOESN'T FIT: Band -- Ridiculously stretchy. I will have to try on a few more times and wear for at least an hour to decide if the band is too stretchy for me. Top of cup -- Gaping from what I ...call my "short" boobage, but others call "shallow" boobage. If I lean over, the majority of the cup fits perfectly, but the top looks like there's a 1" ruffle attached) straps -- *WAY* too far apart. If you pull them off to the side where they would naturally land, it is actually outside of my shoulder width and I do NOT have narrow shoulders - I am just more round than skinny oval body shape. Angling them inward and making them like a racerback would require altering the ruffle-y bit at the top of the cups.
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Artistry is a blue lace over a light blue sheer liner. It is unpadded with the standard 3 part cups.
The band measures 22.75” to a max of 36.25” and has 3 hooks with 3 rows of eye loops.
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: 10.25”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. ... This measurement is: 12”
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.
I'd say this is best for someone with separate and spalyed breasts. Mine are forward and close, so the gore bothers me and the outer wires are taller than I'd like and extend too far, even though the volume is right.
Because of the shape issues I haven't worn it much and can't say how it holds up. But it has the softest lace of any of the EMIs I've tried and I wish it fit. The straps are half adjustable and a little too far apart for my narrow shoulders, but the straps stay up somehow and adjust short enough for my shortish frame.
This bra technically fits. It encompasses my breast tissue as well as my usual 28G's and 30FF's in other brands (Freya and Cleo respectively.) It has a similar issue like Cleo where it cuts into the breast at the point where the bottom cup and the top lace seams meet. I generally don't mind this, but I know others do who size up to avoid it.
The band is pretty stretchy. I can pull it to 32 inches, but at that point the underwires completely deform. A "safe" maximum stretch is around 30-31 inches. It was slightly loose on me, my ribcage is a 28, but for a true ...30, this would be a perfect snug-but-comfortable fit.
My biggest issue is that the shape is very unflattering. I'd say this bra is made for someone with wider shoulders, and wider-set, shallow breasts. The straps are a centimeter away from falling off my shoulders completely if I wear them where they're supposed to be.
Another small issue is that color didn't work out for me at all. I bought it on ebay so I thought the cream lace would be lighter, and that the pink would be more warm and peachy. Instead the lace is almost a dusty, peach and the pink is a cool tone. It really does look "vintage" which I find I'm not really fond of. Read more 117 more words
This is a really pretty bra and the fabrics are really soft. Unfortunately I think that aside from being too big this bra goes up higher on my bust than I like. The band is firmer than most of the bras I have tried.