I can't remember where I first saw this bra, maybe on Asos, or perhaps Figleaves where I bought it from, but as soon as I did I thought it was the most "me" design I'd ever seen in lingerie! The stunning purple and "dark fantasy" starry pattern is gorgeous, and in person it doesn't disappoint. The slightly silky material and dark purple lace on the top of each cup stops it from looking too "young" and teenager-y I think, making it just right for someone who wants to add some pattern to their bra-drobe (bra + wardrobe, see what I did there?!).
I love jewel tones and quirky ... patterns and my everyday clothes show this - but oddly my bras are all of the fairly plain and functional variety. I think since being on my fairly new quest for correctly fitting bras, the fit is obviously the most important thing, so I've been trying really hard to ignore gorgeous prints and designs for fear of getting swept away and ending up spending loads of money on items that look beautiful but ultimately don't fit any better than my bras of yonderyear.
So it was with slight trepidation that I ordered this, telling myself I would return it if the fit wasn't perfect and I *wouldn't let myself get drunk on it's gorgeousness, rendering me unable to make a rational fit-based decision*.
Having had no experience of trying @Evollove bras before I was uncertain of how they fit but ordered my fairly usual 30DD. Luckily, it was definitely the right size for me. I have fairly wide root, shallow, full on the bottom boobs and on first try on I thought it fit me fairly well, but not perfectly. The band is medium to slightly looser, and given that it's longline I wanted it to be snug to stop the bottom of the band rolling up. I wore it out for the first time today and started on the middle hooks, which is about right for me to be comfortably snug.
The wires are quite wide, which meant I breathed a sigh of relief as soon as I tried it on, probably similar to Freya half cups. I am ruled out of quite a few brands like @Cleo despite loving some of their bras because they are just designed for much fuller, more projected narrower root boobs.
The cups aren't too deep, which was another relief for me, as this is another typical issue I have with some bras, although the bra does give a slightly pointy look, which I thought I wouldn't like. I originally thought I would wear this under big jumpers now it's so cold, but wore it today with a fairly close-fitting top and it actually gave quite a smooth outline despite it not being a seamfree cup. I realised I quite liked the slightly pointy-ish look too - I realised that actually the band fits very well so the overall feel and look is quite supported so not having a super-round or cleavagey profile doesn't really matter.
The straps are the thinnest of all the bras I own - definitely more akin to the horrendously fitting 34Cs I used to cover my boobs with (I say "cover" as this is all they did, I remember clearly the realisation I had about 6 months ago that they weren't doing anything but hiding my nips and irritating the beejesus out of me with the amount of times I had to readjust everything!) than the Freya bras I tend to wear now. They're also fully adjustable which made me woop for joy!
The longline design is awesome, and the four hooks make it a good length. When sitting down (as I am now!) the bottom of the band at the front does roll up a little, but it seems to stay in place at the sides and back, so doesn't cause any issues.
The matching shorty knickers are quite small fitting - I ordered my usual medium (which in other brands is always very comfy-fitting - ie quite loose) and found them to be snug - put it this way, they're fine as they are but I wouldn't want them ANY smaller! So maybe size up in these.
I would recommend this bra for those with medium to wide roots and fairly shallow to medium projection.
I'm really delighted with this set. As the real truth of the fit is in the wearing, I'm really happy that it didn't cause any discomfort at all today. My initial impression that it wasn't perfect has been proven wrong - it's actually a really excellently fitting bra for me, just slightly different from the moulded bras I'm used to.
The only problem now is I'm lusting after one or two of the other @Evollove designs!
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