I love this bra, its underrated... I do not understant that Rebecca is more popular. Fantasie Eclipse is made big, average to wide cups, very big in the band. This feels like my usual 32G bras. The straps are quite thin, cute, fully adjustable and have a J-hook! How cool! There are 3 hooks at the back for a more secure feel. I feel like the spacer cups are thiner and more flexible than the Rebecca. There is a little bit of lace on the wings and on the band, just under the cups. It feels a little bit scratchy. Overall this is a very convenient and comfortable bra, its only downside is how large the band are. This would definetely not for for women who usually wear 28 or 30 bands.
Positives: Nude color matches my fair skintone well. Details are feminine and different, not overly-embellished. As for everything else...I guess I would recommend this bra for a woman with widely spaced full-on-bottom breasts who wears band sizes larger than 30.
This bra just came, and immediately after trying it on I was disappointed to eliminate Fantasie from my radar. The band is way too large - creeping up my back on the tightest hook (and 30 is the smallest band they make). With a 29" ribcage, I am a 30FF in Panache & Freya, and I would need to go down TWO band sizes to make this Eclipse ...bra fit properly.
Not only that, but also the entire bra is too stretchy. Even if the band fit, I could tell that it wouldn't continue to fit for long. A tight band is important in a balcony bra because the straps are positioned widely, leading to less central support. Fantasie made a mistake by not tightening the band or changing materials from what they use on their famous plunge-style Rebecca: this band is not tight enough to provide the central support needed for a balcony style bra.
The other drawback is the shape of the bra in general: it's very down-and-out to the sides, which is exacerbated by its excessively long straps (so-made to accommodate the racerback option they included) and high sides of cups that dig into my armpits, pushing the bra down. I understand that a balcony bra is a more widely-spaced setup, but again, the material is too stretchy for a balcony bra! The cups provide little support. They included metal clips on the back for a racerback option (never a good sign for a moulded/spacer bra, in my opinion, which should be carefully designed to fit one way only). The cups also cut across my breast tissue too high going across the front - like Fantasie couldn't commit to the slightly more scandalous balcony style they were going for because they were afraid of losing part of their older market. I have all-over fullness, so I would not recommend this bra for a full-on-top or all-over fullness gal. Read more 253 more words
This bra is fantastic to wear all day long. It never feels like it's cutting in or too tight in the band at the end of the day. Everything sits as it should, it's easy to adjust, etc. If I've been fiddling with the straps & got them too long *sometimes* one will slip off, but correctly adjusting them fixes that & when one does slip the band keep everything secure.
I ordered the wrong size on accident so I knew it wouldn't fit me, but I still tried it on. It's nice looking with pretty lace and it seems like the cups would breathe really well. It doesn't have enough immediate projection for me (even if the cups were large enough). I would like to try other models of this brand to see if they have a shape that fits me.