I suspect the bra I received has been mislabelled: it seems to me to be a 70FF (or perhaps a 75F), so it's very difficult to accurately review it.
The nitty gritty first: band has 4 sets of hooks (hallelujah and frabjous day!), straps are fully adjustable, gore is low, lace is stunning, colour has to be seen rather than photographed.
As for the fit ... in comparison to my other SM cuts, the band is very stretchy -- so either the Frappe runs quite loose/stretchy in the band or I have a mislabelled 75. I suspect the former. If it is just a stretchier than normal band, it's ... not overly significant: I'm a between-bander in EM bras, normally needing one extra set of hooks on the 70 band; this Frappe sits comfortably on the loosest hooks from the outset. So in fact the band on this one, whatever it is, is fine for me.
The real problem is the cups are swimming on me. Due to the nature of the SM cut, they are filled at the bottom and have a smooth line across the top, but there's no lift or support. The apex of the bra sits about a cm or so above where it should, and I basically have natural boobs hanging in a lacy sock. So either the Frappe runs large in the cup, or I have a mislabelled FF.
So frustrating! It's such a beautiful bra, and I really wanted it to fit -- but because I don't know whether it's mislabelled or just runs odd in comparison to the other SM cuts, do I assume the former and re-order a 70F? Or assume the latter and reorder a 70E?
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