This bra is beautiful! I love the sheer mesh combined with the embroidery and silver color, it's striking in person.
The fit is very good, right in line with what I've come to expect from Fantasie. I did think this felt a bit looser than usual in the band, and sure enough it measures more like a 36 band (37.5 stretched, 29 resting). Not really a deal breaker for me, although I'll probably wear it on the middle or tightest hooks. The shape is good as well; I wasn't sure what to expect from a single vertical seam, but it gives pretty good immediate projection and a nice ...shape somewhere between "perfectly round" and "natural teardrop." My only complaint, and it is pretty minor, is that the texture of the lace detailing definitely shows under thin shirts. It creates a bit of a tension issue between the mesh and the embroidered sections, it gives my breasts almost a quilted appearance under thin shirts.
This bra has some really nice details. There is really nice embroidery up the front strap edge- it almost makes me want to show my bra straps on purpose! The gore overlaps. There is a side sling. The gore has a small silver bow with a little gemstone. This bra makes me feel like a fancy lady- a little classy, a little sexy. I'm already a bit sad that the matching underwear are ridiculously overpriced, because this is meant to be seen and I'd love to have the set! Read more 145 more words
This bra is two sister sizes up from my preferred size. The band is way too large, unwearable as is, so my judgement of the shape of the cups may be off since it'll be based on what I can see while clutching the band down to approximately wearable.
I found this at a Nordstrom Rack for quite cheap, and I couldn't pass it up, even though I'm going to have alter the band down by a lot.
The band runs large, which isn't too surprising. It's not a firm band but quite stretchy. The wires are also quite soft and therefore very comfortable. The straps are mostly adjustable, maybe ...around 3/4. There's some decoration on the front of the strap that keeps it from being fully adjustable. The gore width is about standard for this size range, and it's not too high. There's a lot of space in the wire channel, so I shifted the wires out to leave a pretty floppy gore on my sternum.
The cup shape is where I'm at a bit of a loss. It fits better than its sister cut, the Fauve Chloe, but also fit rather differently across my two breasts. I don't have much asymmetry- just a slight difference in size and shape. It was a decent fit on my left breast (slightly larger, slightly less wide) and had some wrinkling on the top of the cup on my right (slightly wider and shallower). I don't know if unlined bras exaggerate differences or if there's some uneven manufacturing going on with this bra. I might sew a dart along the top of the cup to take care of the wrinkling.
It's almost shallow friendly, which is amazing. I think the cups want a tad bit more projection than I have, but the soft wires means that the cups end up just barely shallow enough for me. It's friendly towards tall roots, but it might cut in if you have a lot of upper fullness. I'd say even fullness would fit it best, with average to wide roots and average to shallow projection.
The mesh in the cups is not stretchy, but it feels like there's a bit more give than the Chloe. The entire bra feels softer than the Chloe. It's really nice.
My planned alterations will be to narrow the gore, fold the band over at the hooks, and sew some elastic onto the band. Normally, I can get away with either folding the band over or sewing elastic, but the band is large enough that I'm going to have to double up on my alterations. Also, depending on how the alterations affect fit, I may also alter the right cup so that it no longer wrinkles.
Update: I've narrowed the gore and folded and sewed the band over so that the straps start right at the hooks. To my pleasure, the band stretches to about 29 inches after these alterations, so I can get a couple of wears out of it on the second/third hook before having to sew elastic onto the band.
The cups are not as tall root friendly as I thought. It really fits even to FOB breasts better, but the fit, overall, is still decent. It just cuts into my tall, shallow roots a teeny bit. The wrinkles on the right are mostly gone, though I can still see a bit of empty space at the top of the cup. The cups are pretty true to size, which I'm thankful for.
So tl;dr cup shape: Average to shallow projection, even to FOB shape, not very open on top but not very closed either. Read more 497 more words
The gore is too high, so it digs into my sternum. The wires were also a slight bit too narrow. The cups were too separated for my shape so it was sitting on breast tissue. The top was not open enough on top, so I had some quadding, and some empty space near the apex.
Sadly, this bra is too small for me in cup size, and a little snug in the band. I was hoping the vertical seam style would work for my shape, but this bra seems to fit small. I love the purple colour and the sheer look, but the lace embroidery presses into my soft breast tissue and doesn't shape smoothly, probably because I've mashed too much breast into the too-small cup. I will need to size up to see if it might be right for me. For comparison, I do have a Fantasie Susanna bra in 36G which is a better fit for me, on the Susanna the band is comfortable and the cups almost too roomy, so I thought I could go down in cup size when ordering the Allegra, alas it comes up small.
Great (in this size at least) for close breasts that are mostly FOB with tall shallowish root. I tried 15 other bras while at Nordstrom today and this was the only one that didn't leave me with simultaneous gaping by the straps and quadboob toward the middle. Gives a nice projected shape with no pointiness. Band is a "comfortable" 30, not tight like cleos.
I absolutely loved this bra. It was a perfect fit (excepting the very loose band), but I personally would use a bra like this as a boudoir sort of thing, so I minded the loose band less on this one than I did on the Deco Vibe. The sheer fabric with the opaque swirls was so gorgeous and it made my boobs look awesome!
So I bought some bras online and this the one that fits the best. I like the lace and color (red). It also has a nice design over cups and part way up the straps, making it look fancy. Only problem is it gaps slightly on the right breast but not left. My breast are usually pretty even with the right one sometimes being slightly bigger. So I am not really sure. It fit Ok, I will most likely return it with the other ones.