This bra is remarkably light (weight). I think I needed a bigger band size thinking it would stretch, but it does not stretch very much over time (good if you've bought the correct size, but not in my case). This style (balcony, straight across, with straps attaching at the sides rather than the center/top) is not really suited to me, I think, as I vastly prefer more full coverage/good supporting styles. So, for me, it's wearable, but not terribly comfortable, and I'll pick my chantelles first in the drawer any day.
One of the better-fitting bras I've tried. For me the tight band is a positive, but anyone who doesn't usually find a 30 loose should order up. The shape is nice for an unpadded bra, though definitely more on the natural side without much in the way of uplift or cleavage; for someone who wants to avoid looking either too rounded or too pointy, this would be a very good choice. I prefer slightly more lift, I wish the material were a little softer, and the all-over lace isn't completely my style, so despite the very good fit this is a reluctant return for me.
Pretty white lace with lovely peach detailing. I quite like the satiny front straps. I am sure that it will be lovely after alterations to fit me just so.
Late Entry: I have finally made alterations to the bra to give it a good fit for me. Before I knew what I was doing, I had shortened the band too much then had to sew it up longer. Done. Next I replaced the wire with a shorter, narrower one which effectively narrowed the cup width and shortened the gore height where the wire was present. This resulted in a better fit on the side and no pain from the gore. I sewed in an old 32B T-shirt bra cup from La Senza and darted the Elle Macpherson cup to fit smooth. Voila, a bra that did not fit me to a lovely, well-fitting lace bra with good cleavage.
So this is my third try for this bra. Oh, the things I do for love (of a pretty bra). In this size it wrinkles a lot at the top when i move my arms (maybe this would be good for someone who's full on top?), but it's definitely better than the 32E which was painful on the sides. I do wish the wire came out a bit wider, but i think it will be okay. The band and the wires are tight and firm--definitely size up for this one. The straps are only half-adjustable and I need to use a strap saver for them to be short enough. In this colorway I'm just not attached to it. I wish I could find the blue one in this size, then I would consider it worth it, but for now between the vintage look and all the wrinkling, it makes me feel like a grandma! I don't think I'll be keeping it.
As I'm sure everyone else ever has said, this one is definitely tight in the band. I'm a solid 30 and this band feels firm and tight on me. Definitely round up on this one. The cups are slightly too small for me--i kept feeling the need to scoop everything in again and the sides were painful. It's a beautiful bra and very well-constructed, but go up a size for sure!
First of all, the band is great. 3 Rows of hooks, really really snug and reaches down a little bit under the cups, which I like (don't really know how to express this, i'm not a native speaker...but you can see this in the photos, there is still some band under the wires). Best band I've ever worn. But unfortunately, the cup form doesn't fit my breast at all. I think, it's what you call shallow cups. On one photo, you can see that I cannot fill the outer bottom of the cup, so there's an empty gap there. Also, the cups neither bring my boobs to the front nor do they lift them. Weird shape. The look of the bra is beautiful. But I guess the lace could be itchy after some hours of wearing. The straps are comfotable.