My mother tried this bra (38FF - Fantasie » Julia Side Support Bra (9162)) on at the same time as the Fantasie Susanna Side Support Bra (2402) and found this bra to be much more comfortable. The main issue she has been having with fit, and this includes the 38FF - Panache » Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) (see my review), is that the bottom of the cups in most styles dig into her upper stomach when she sits down. Even when the fit in the cup is very near perfect. Since the Jasmine has quite stiff wires as usual with Panache, ...she tried Fantasie, known for softer wires. Susanna fit her very well in 38FF, but the underwire and bit of band below the cups were still a little uncomfortable when sitting. She has a short torso/shoulder area and these Fantasie bras work much better than Elomi's bandless ones which are aimed towards petites. The Elomi bras like 38G - Elomi » Etta Bandless Bra (8840), Rita, Caitlyn, Persia, etc just have too deep cups and wide wires. The material on the Susanna may have been a little stiff. Luckily, we found Julia on the rack to try next. Julia seems to have the softest lace band under the cup out of all of them. Congrats to mom on finally finding ABTF. She ended up buying four and is hoping they will soften even more with washing. I know this is not a full review since I haven't tried this bra myself, but I wanted to note this here in case anyone has a similar issue. Also this size range seems under-represented here. That said, I can tell that the shape accommodates her projection and bottom fullness, while the stretch lace doesn't dig in on top and accommodates asymmetry well, too. The bra feels soft and well-made and is perfectly lightweight for summer. It is unlined. Read more 217 more words
I Bought this bra from a fellow Bratabaser on a transfer. This bra fits me really well and it's so comfortable. It has full coverage, 4 part cut and sew cups. The bottom 3 sections are made of soft poly/nylon fabric that is a white and blueish/purple flowered print. The upper cup section is of soft nylon/lace mesh. It has 2 hooks in the back. I think I am a Fantasie girl. I've only had good experiences from them!
This bra is so pretty. I can wear it but it isn't the perfect fit for me. The gore tacks when I put it on but moves during the day; I think this is due to the softness of the cup fabric/ underwires. The cups seem to fit me just fine (no quadding) but the lace at the top is almost too stretchy for my breasts.
My boobs start at my collarbone, I think they are average on the top, firm and bottom heavy with lots of projection.
The fit of this bra was perfect for my shape. The band is very stretchy, so I'd like to try a sister size, down one band size. Unfortunately it's a discontinued model and I can't find it anywhere in the smaller band :/
The cups don't quite contain me at the top, and when I look in the mirror, I see the lace (top of cup), not the pretty pattern (bottom of cup). Other than that, it's perfect. The straps stay up, the gore is narrow enough for me, and it holds everything in place properly. I am finding I really like these Fantasie side support bras!
The first bra in that size that really fits, a really soft one and the wings are not too high, also I like the shape. Sometimes I think after wearing it two or three days the band stretches out, but after washing it's all okay.