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|Strap width||1.8 |
Band length: 61.0 cm
Cup width: 15.0 cm
Cup depth: 26.7 cm
Wire length: 25.5 cm
Cup separation: 0.5 cm
Strap width: 1.7 cm
Updated: March 27, 2012
Purchased an inexpensive "red" bra extender from ebay and although the hooks are spaced a bit different than the bra they still work together and hold up comfortably with all day wear. I just needed about an inch or so and this bra is just as comfy as my original Ava in Black. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Reviewed: October 21, 2011
This is the exact same style as the black Ava just in a beautiful Red color. (See full review above) It fits significantly tighter ... and was uncomfortable the first time wearing it. The band is 2cm smaller at 61cm where the Black version is perfect for me at 63cm: so much so that I want to wait to wear it again until I can get a 2-hook extender. The quality of material, cup size and everything else is wonderful.
Measured unstretched immediately before wearing.
Purchased in Red, Mid-October '11 from Brastop.
Updated on Mar 27, 2012 Flag this
Ava in Black.
The fitting lady at the store told me people sometimes find this bra has TOO MUCH uplift, so I knew I had to try it. It isn't too much for me, but I like a lot of lift... it might be too much on someone with high breasts or someone short?
The moulded cup is very hard and keeps its shape very well. The shape is also far less round from the side compared to a lot of other moulded cups, which I like.
The bra is fairly comfortable during the day, but not so comfortable that I'd happily wear it as one of my lounging-around-at-the-computer bras. It looks great under t-shirts and shirts!
As you can see in one of my photos (I didn't realise at the time), the straps can sometimes be a bit wide, but that's a problem I have with bras in general.
Edit: Now that I'm a 28 back, I have to do it up to the tightest hook but it is quite a firm band regardless.
Updated on Jun 13, 2012 Flag this
Cups aren't quite big enough, however I think a G cup might be too big (I don't have access to a G so I can't say for sure). I suspect I may be in-between cup sizes. Center gore doesn't quite touch my sternum, this could be because the cups are too small however I think the gore still would not touch even if the cups were the correct size.
I can't quite fill the bottom of the cups, and the underwire sits uncomfortably beneath the breasts. I feel this is because the breast tissue can't fill the very bottom of the cups, so it pushes the whole underwire and ... cup down slightly, causing the underwire to sit too low on my ribs. (The band is not too loose, that is not the issue.)
Profile view from the front is a tiny bit wider than I like, but it would not be a deal-breaker if the bra fit everywhere else. Profile view from the side is not what I would call extremely round, but it is "fairly" round. Straps are a bit too far apart which is a very common problem for me, but a strap accessory in the back takes care of this.
Overall this seems like a nice bra, but it's just not compatible with my body. This review is for the Ivory color of this bra.
Updated on May 09, 2012 Flag this
"Dewberry" fashion color version.
Band length: 62.9 cm
Cup width: 15.5 cm
Cup depth: 26.5 cm
Wire length: 25.4 cm
Cup separation: 0.5 cm
Strap width: 1.7 cm
See reviews here for Black (http://bra.pe/RHQ/), Ivory (http://bra.pe/R6t/) and Red (http://bra.pe/RSc/) versions.
I'd been coveting Ava in more colors since I fell in love with her over a year ago. It felt magical to find the dusky pink version in my size. I was a bit hesitant about buying another "fashion" color since the red Ava I have was tighter than a red 30FF I'd tried on in a local boutique long before I bought it as well as my drawer staple ... Ava in black.*
Pleased to report Dewberry is an identical fit to the original black and ivory versions in every way including the most important factor: comfort. I look forward to the upcoming Rebecca style especially with AW12's violet version since blackberry Ava is the most evasive color to find in my size!
Purchased early-May '12 from eBay. Measured after a mere few hours of wear.
Updated on May 04, 2012 Flag this
Able to try both FF/G in-store I found the G cup was too roomy. So far, Fantasie is the only brand which I feel runs comfortable enough TTS in both pieced and molded cup styles, personally.
Side wings are a great medium height, cup is an excellent curved shape. IMO it's more of a balcony-style than a true plunge due to the slightly high gore at 6½cm. The fit is fab so I can overlook this slight. Honestly, this is my 1st bra after wearing for 7+ hours I can't even tell I'm wearing it at all. This is great news! I liked it so much I immediately bought a second so I can wear the same style consecutive days! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
Purchased Jan '11. Measured unstretched immediately before wearing.
Updated on Jul 12, 2011 Flag this
This is actually the second Fantasie bra I have tried and I have noticed that these don't seem to fit the same as identical sizes in other brands. Some are at least close but not this one. I'm not sure if it is due to the moulded cup or just the plunge style but the cups on these gap far too much at the top and don't fill out on the bottom. The moulding also yields an egg-like shape, which isn't particularly appealing to me. The band is an okay fit but the gore does not tack at the top and yields quite a bit when leaning forward. I do like the simplicity in design of this bra, as well as the mostly mesh gore that makes it breathable. Too bad this sized so much differently than the other 30FF bras I've tried; this one is going back to the retailer.
Updated on Jul 06, 2013 Flag this
This bra is much larger than my other 30FF bras. I have matching briefs available.
Updated on Jun 11, 2013 Flag this
I'm torn about this one. The fit is pretty good, the color I love, but the cups are just sort of weird. It's definitely a moulded cup bra. It's thinner than a Deco, which is nice, but it's not particularly soft or smooth in my opinion. It feels almost too moulded, but does give nice lift and is a nice t-shirt/everyday bra, just not my favorite.
Updated on Sep 18, 2012 Flag this
"Ivory" continuity color.
See reviews here for Black (http://bra.pe/RHQ/) and Red (http://bra.pe/RSc/) versions.
Tried on and measured Ivory version in-store. Fit is 100% identical to other continuity Black color. You know how sometimes a different color of the same style fits slightly different? You won't find that here. My best guess: it's likely due to the thermal molded style.
I'd love to see Ava brought back A.S.A.P. in newer colors. I still haven't purchased the Ivory because I wish it were either bright white or a pale grey or something. Creme just isn't my flavor.
Ava remains my all-time Favorite bra!
Updated on Apr 26, 2012 Flag this
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Added on Jan 26, 2013