I like this bra, but it does not fit. Band: a little bit big. I am in between 30 and 32, so 30 was perfect for me. 3 hooks for a secure support. Straps: not too wide set, but the straps themselves are wide. Wires: very wide, too wide for me (I usually like wide wires), but still comfortable. Cups: quite shallow, there was a little bit of empty space at the bottom and the sides. The cups are wide set. I am not sure why, but I had kind-of quad-boob, I believe its because my breast are tall?... It is not due to spillage, but the top of the cup cuts in my breast tissue Fits more rounded than other Fantasie bras.
I find this bra to be amazingly comfortable, but I suspect that part of it is that its a somewhat sloppy fit? This is not a 'wow what support' kind of bra. It certainly holds my breasts higher than they are without a bra, and higher than with my old cotton Bare Necessities - and its almost as comfortable. But its not an 'oomph' bra.
Its hard to find bras in the 32J range that will handle my big size difference with grace. Jana's gore tilts, so that the gore is not against my chest on my bigger side, but it is against it on ...my smaller side. Of course, this gives my bigger size a little more room - this bra does not quad-boob it at all.
The wires are very weak. This is of course a big part of why the gore is so easily able to twist. But the wires are also rediculously wide . . . it goes way, way past the side of my breast. I mean, it almost goes entirely past my arm pit? For whatever reason, it does not poke me (I'm grateful!). It also is probably part of why I dont get quad-boob - my bigger boob just migrates further under my armpit. No scoop-and-swoop can possibly happen in this bra!
So, I'd say this is an iffy quality but comfortable bra. Boring visually, if not slightly ugly. The seams are minimal enough that they are not distracting under a t-shirt. I mean, you can see a line, but hey, everyone knows you are wearing a bra. Its not a big line, just a subtle one. There is a little bit of pointiness but it seems like you can only see it from just the right angle.
Jana 30K I am adding this bra for data/informational purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database.
Jana is a side support unpadded underwire bra. It is a black lace over beige tulle. There are 4 parts to the cup, 3 vertical and 1 horizontal. While the pattern masks some, this one is still sheer and darker nipples will show through. Overall, this is a full coverage bra.
The band measures 24.3” to a max of 31” with 3 hooks and 3 rows of eyes.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into ...the cups without any resistance. This measurement is: 14”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 16”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
The cups didn’t feel stretchy at all, but there’s definitely some give to it. This one was too big in the cup for me. I would need a 30JJ. I was not fond enough of it to buy it in additional sizes though.
The straps are also wide set and the curve of the cup side is too tall, and the wires wrap too far back. If the cups fit better then the wires wouldn’t be pulled as far back, but the cup curve and wide set straps are definitely for someone who has broad shoulders and a taller root.
I have this bra in nude and black. It's so subtle and lovely. The profile is nice and lifted, close to the chest with just enough of a point to give off a slightly retro vibe without looking like I'm smuggling torpedoes. The gore is a bit tall for me, I end the day with a red mark where it's been digging in that takes ages to fade (I mark easily, though). The cups fit smooth, the seaming doesn't show too bad even under thin tops. Very firm fabric with minimal stretch. The band is super comfortable.
This bra is a pretty good fit for me. It's uplifting, reasonably centering, and, while not as round a shape as I'd like, isn't floppy or shelf-y looking. I have the lipstick color way, which is outside of my normal nude zone (Hey, when you only have two bras at a time that you like, you have to be practical!) but I love it. I'm hoping the straps will soften up with washing/wear - they're the tiniest bit scratchy, but I think they'll settle down.
ETA: After wearing it around (versus just trying it on), it's a little flattening on the top of the cup. TBD whether I'm keeping it.