I love this bra! (Thank you for sending it to me, Mandapandarawks!) It's a little taller than the balconettes I prefer but this works, and I'm surprised at how well I fill out the top of the cup (short roots usually mean tight at the wire and loose at the top edge for me). It's very closed on top, for those with upper fullness this probably wouldn't work. Normally, Fantasie gives me a pointed silhouette. I am pleased by the rounded appearance. What really makes this bra is the gorgeous material! It could almost pass for a bikini top. The background is navy, with white and turquoise flower-like swirls. The pattern carries through the band.
My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots. (Special thanks to MamaPagan for sending me this to try out!) Appearance: This is a 4 part construction cup, with two vertical seams up each cup and a horizontal seam across the top. The fabric is a soft, shiny satin, with the top of the cups in a matching lace pattern. The design is interesting, but not my cup of tea personally; it's a dark blue with seafoam green/white/black flowers allover. There are tiny blue bows at the straps and gore. The straps are pretty wide, and made of that ribbed looking elastic. Fit: This was two cup sizes too big for me, so hard to comment on the fit. The band is pretty stretchy for a 30, so I would say it could fit someone who wears a 32 band pretty easily.
Joanna in 30HH 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.
Joanna is an underwire soft cup side support bra in a full cup balcony style. The color/pattern is a dark blue with large light blue Hawaiian flowers and lace on the top of the cups.
The band measures 25” to a max 33” 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: 13”
2 Placing the cup ...over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 14”
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.
There’s a bit of give to the cups, which comes from the bottom of the cups only. As with most UK brands in the larger cup sizes, the wires/cups wrap further around the side than they should. For me, the cups are too small and the center gore does not sit on my sternum.
I got this bra when my breasts outgrew my 32G/30GG cups that I’d worn forever. As it didn’t fit, my search for larger cups began, and my frustration with inconsistent sizing grew……
I think I found my bra!! It's not perfect but it's my best option so far. The band is too short, I should have gotten a 34. The gore is also a bit wide but the wires stay in my IMF, which never really happens! I wasn't really going to try this bra on after my disaster with the Fantasie Rita, which was very pointy on me. This bra definitely has more room at the bottom of the cup.