This is the first bra I've ordered from Bra Obsessed, and the Chalet is a Bra Obsessed exclusive. Despite the color being quite a bit darker than I had expected, I still love it. Fits pretty much the same as my other PL's and I love the matching thong. I will try to get measurements up tonight, but I'm don't feel like taking of the Chalet to measure it at the moment.
This bra band runs TTS, but stretchier in the band than the 70G - Ewa Michalak » S Summer Time. (Even at 65GG, it feels 'stretchier' than that bra. This is especially true of the straps -- very stretchy.) Cups run a bit small for a UK GG, by the depth measurement, which is to be expected for cups measured in cm instead of inches -- there's half a cm less of difference between every cup size, which adds up over time -- but these are still too big for me. (I'm more of a UK 30G than a 30GG, so that's not the fault ...of the bra.) As such I'll either need a 65G or to give up on this bra and potentially this cut.
I took pictures with one cookie in to test it out. I have some very slight asymmetry, less than most people probably, and a single cookie kind of overcorrects it, but it was an interesting test. It also eliminated what is otherwise clearly wrinkling in the bottom of these cups, so cookies can definitely be used to create what are effectively "half" cup differences, but half a cup smaller isn't enough to fix the weird shape I get from this because it's too big. Not at all the rounded shape one expects from a correctly-sized Pl.
This is such a beautiful bra, I really wish I was having better luck with it. Read more 136 more words
I'm cheating slightly as I know the straps are actually too wide and within a couple wears will start falling off my shoulders because it has that new-bra, straps-fit-for-now feel, but since it fits in the important aspects I want to have a bra listed as 'fitting' for once! And for the time being they're staying put so it's not really inaccurate. Everything else miraculously seems to be fitting?
The band was a bit tight/ill-fitted on my first trial and started becoming painful after about a half hour. I was getting quite a bit of gaping at the top of the cups though it wasn't noticeable ...under clothes, with a strangely prominent horizontal seam on the right cup, which I asked Jaimie about. Jaimie suggested I try tightening the straps and to my surprise that actually did improve it a lot. (Side note: Jaimie from Bra Obsessed is awesome, if you did not know. She's been so very helpful giving me suggestions and recommendations, I highly recommend shopping with her.) It's not 100% smooth under clothing, even with two layers you can still see a bit of the edge where the horizontal seams meet, but it's not like a tiny cliff in my shirt now and matches the visibility of the left, so at least it's not lopsided.
With the tightened straps, the band seemed to stay put better, too. It didn't seem to start riding up, so I don't think the band was too big, but it was sliding down a bit before the strap adjustment. That seemed to dig in a bit and was causing me some discomfort. Wore it for a couple hours lounging around the house though and felt okay.
I have to say this is *not* the most supportive bra, though the look it gives is super uplifted, forward facing, and pointed in a way I enjoy. It seems fine for my sort of daily activities; I typically sit or stand at a desk all day and do not run or jump around or do anything else that would require more support. But if I try to do a small jump test there's significant movement and lands on the slightly painful side. It's the first time I've really experienced this in a wired bra, so I was a bit surprised. The straps do attach pretty far on the sides, though, which I'm sure helps with the forward shaping, but does mean the middle is relying on band and seams alone, especially with the short gore. So I think that makes sense there's less support, but it's something to be aware of.
It wasn't my first choice in design, but I actually do like it. The base is a nice medium warm beige, and the lace has coral accent flowers It's a bit dark and not yellow-toned enough to be a true 'nude' on me, but it'll at least be more subtle than the bright green/purples I currently have. I have a feeling the comfort may go up for me as I break it in more, but I'm not 100% on that yet. I'm excited to possibly have an actual fitting bra, though! Read more 435 more words
Cute! Unusual color combination, but I like it! It might work as a "nude" for under light colored clothing, I'll have to test that idea. The band is the perfect stretchiness, the straps are a little too stretchy. Very comfortable!
So this is a bit hilarious to me because I neeeeever eeeeeever need 30 bands, and yet here we are. I have to say, I'm a bit perplexed. The 65GG (because I also need to go down at least 1, possibly 2 cups)'s measurements _look_ too small, but this was so comically loose...
I'm in contact with Jaimie now to get advice about the fit.