This is also a very pretty bra. The band is silvery with a jacquard pattern as are the front of the straps. The cups are overlayed with a black mesh and embroidered with silver thread, the embroidery looks like vines with flowers to me.
The band is nice, tight, and supportive. It's quite a bit more rigid than my 65E - Ewa Michalak » Hp Kobalt (300) and I like a single column from an extender. The straps are thin, but not super stretchy. I wish they were a bit thicker, but they aren't painful and they don't dig in so they're fine. Technically they're only half adjustable. ...But, there is no ring between the material, just a stitch and I bet I could cram the slider over it. The sliders themselves are thin metal. They're difficult to move and hurt my fingers to do so. They do stay in place though, so at least I don't have to move them often. Again, the wires in this are ideal. About 4.8" wide and invisible. The shape is nice, up front, close to the chest, and very round. I don't know how the HP can accommodate my need for immediate projection when it's a half-cup, but it does and I like it. Read more 102 more words
When I first saw this bra on the photos, I didn't like it's design at all. And I surely wouldn't never buy it if it wasn't on sale. Then I read that the HP style would be stopped and it definitely convinced me to the purchase.
I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. What I didn't see on the pics, is that this bra have actually a very nice design. The band is made of a shiny grey fabric and the cups of a black lace with silver flowers on the black background. In close-up it's one of the prettiest EM bras.
The overall fit is similar to the other ...HP bras. The band is really very tight even if the measurements don't confirm this impression. I think it's because it's quite high. You can see on the side view that the wings run higher than in other EM bras in this size. It makes the band more compressive, but it's still wearable. The cups are normal for this size, with an open cup edge as usual in the HP style. The wires seem a little narrower than in my other EM bras, maybe it's because they're very hard and don't stretch a lot. It's not a problem for me anyway since I need narrow underwires in my bras. Read more 107 more words