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Alex Side Support Bra (9152)

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  1. 0
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    36E

    Fits

    This bra is a one of my favorites...comfortable, supportive enough and beautiful all in one...this is the bra I wear 70% of the time, just because its so comfortable and supportive enough.

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    Excellent!
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    Excellent!

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    30HH

    Didn't fit

    The Fantasie Alex is such a nice bra. The fabric is smooth and slick; I didn't really have problems with seams showing under shirts (unless I wore a really tight shirt). The periwinkle color is super cute, too, and I love the art deco style lace at the top of the cups. The reason this didn't really work for me was the tightness of the band combined with the width of the cups. The band was too tight on me, which I think contributed to widening the cups, which hurt under my arms. I think this would work much better for someone with more projection and a smaller ribcage than me (I typically wear a 32-34).

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    34FF

    Didn't fit

    The gore of this bra is too tall and wide for my center-full boobs, so it kind of tilts sideways and rests on one boob. There is also a lot of wrinkling in the top corner where the strap connects with the cup.

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    30DD

    Fits

    Alex was a surprise for me, because I had always thought this looked like a frumpy, rather unattractive bra based on pictures online. However, I found it on Amazon for about $16, so I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately while it fits, it doesn't flatter me, and the wires are too firm for it to be comfortable. Still, I think this is an excellent quality bra and could be a good option for the right shape.

    I was really impressed by the quality of Alex, because it is made from soft, smooth yet slightly peached microfiber that is cool and comfortable on the skin. ... The lace upper cup, embroidered in an Art Deco-inspired arch pattern on mesh, is nicely done and isn't overly scratchy. Straps are wide, fully adjustable, and have a really interesting texture that helps to maintain grip. The band is heavy stretch knit with a firm feel. Trims are simple with bows at the gore and strap attachments. All of these construction details are excellent, and feel much better than some other Fantasie bras at a much higher pricepoint. Honestly, if Fantasie made more of their bras like this, I would be so happy! Even though their 30 bands are typically way too large on me, this one is much firmer and stays in place.

    The problem for me is that the fit just isn't suited for me. After comparing the measurements, this style seems to share a cut with Estelle/Harriet, which were an absolute disaster on me. The biggest problem with Estelle is that the band was so loose it was riding up, so it affected the fit of the cups. The lace cups also behave differently from the knit microfiber cups on Alex, as the Alex cups have a bit of natural stretch and flex. Harriet was not made of lace, but the fabric is also rigid and fits differently from the Alex fabric. Thankfully, the more flexible fabric used on this bra means that I didn't end up with the dreaded pulling in the cups at the strap attachment or side support panel that sometimes happens with these side support styles, since there is some natural stretch in the seam of this panel as well.

    So, Alex fits me much better in the cups and looks better, but the shape is still not quite right. I can't explain it exactly, but it just doesn't give me the same rounded, lifted shape that my favorite Fantasie Side Support fits provide. The appearance is still a bit pointier and more projected than I like. The lace upper cup is a taller panel on Alex/Estelle/Harriet than on many other Fantasie styles, so this changes the projection of the cup and lowers the fullest point of the cup. This is what creates the pointier shape. Note that this style is fairly closed off at the top.

    The other issue here is once again, unforgiving wires. The wires are borderline too narrow for me, but they do flex just enough to not press on breast tissue. With the band hooked properly though, there is too much tension on the wires and they dig in at the ends. This also causes the bottom of the gore to float a little bit as the top of the gore is pulled inward. Since this is not really a full band style, there's not enough elastic at the bottom of the cradle to hold it stable. I do not remember having the same problem with the wires on Estelle, since I actually commented that the cups were too wide despite the cup width measurement being the same on both styles. Perhaps Alex just has firmer wires, or the fit of the band make a bigger difference than I thought?

    This is an excellent quality bra and would be a supremely comfortable everyday option if this is the right shape for you. I think that this is one of the best Fantasie bras I've come across in terms of construction and fabric quality. It's a bummer that it didn't work out for me!

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    38FF

    Didn't fit

    The Alex is probably the most comfortable supportive bra I own. The only complaint I have is the the gore is too tall and doesn't lay flush on my sternum. If the gore was half an inch shorter, it would be perfect.

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    30DD

    Didn't fit

    Super soft material in the cup!
    Top lace is a bit scratchy but very pretty. Cute for a plain beige bra.
    The straps are nice and wide.
    The gore is very high, which is my main issue.
    The band is a tad stretchy.
    The projection is pretty good and the wires seem more narrow than most UK bras.
    Straps are a tiny bit wide-set for me.

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    34E

    Didn't fit

    Purchased second-hand BNWT. Unfortunately ordered incorrect cup size.
    Despite some over fill at the side and top of the side, is a relatively comfortable bra.
    I will wear as I continue to lose weight.

    Pomegranite colorway

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    34E

    Didn't fit

    Purchased second-hand BNWT. Unfortunately ordered incorrect cup size.
    Despite some over fill at the side and top of the side, is a relatively comfortable bra.
    I will wear as I continue to lose weight.

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    34G

    Fits

    Just ok bra. Fits well and is mostly comfortable, but it's not that cute and the material feels a little bit cheaper.

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    36DD

    Didn't fit

    About this Bra

    Purchasing:
    * $44.59 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns (not Amazon Wardrobe)
    * available in non-neutral colors

    Band:
    * One layer of stretch opaque knit.
    * Elastic at top of band.
    * Wing support: soft seaming.
    * Continuous band - wires lower than wings.
    * Back close with 3 columns of hooks.

    Straps:
    * ridged elastic
    * stiff (stand up on their own)
    * full adjust
    * leotard back

    Cups:
    * 3-seam (4-piece) half-cup
    * unpadded, stiff underwire
    * Upper panel is non-stretch lace (unlined).
    * Lower panels are non-stretch opaque knit (unlined).
    * Soft cups (no padding or molding).


    Fit

    About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts
    * average projection
    * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between ... breasts)
    * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line)
    * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full)
    * short root height, average vertical placement
    * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away)
    * conical shape (but will squish to round)
    * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue
    * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
    * front (anterior) rib flares

    Band:
    * length: way too big
    * wings: height good
    * no axillary skin spillage

    Gore: Comfortable, tacks, good spacing, height fine.

    Cups:
    * Cups far too big. Fabric only covers breasts (with gapping) and provides no shaping.
    * Wires wide enough (SO RARE).

    Straps:
    * too far apart, slip
    * adjust short enough

    Comfort & Fit Summary
    * I tried this bra because it is recommended for side support and center pull straps. I should have looked at the pictures first because they are NOT center-pull straps. I can't speak to side support since the band & cups were way too big.
    * I chose this size based off a measurements search here on bratabase. I used my _leaning_ horizontal perimeter to predict cup depth and that was a bad idea. Laying horizontal perimeter is a better predictor (or somewhere between the two measurements).
    * I don't know what I was thinking when ordering a 36 band. The measurements table shows it would be far too big for my rib cage and it is right.
    * Ordered a 36E (same band, one cup larger) at the same time (reviewed separately) -- so I didn't just click the wrong size. Who knows what I was thinking!
    * Consider trying a 32DD, but I suspect the cups will be far too narrow (and Fantasie wires are stiff).

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