I was hoping that the Rebecca would be a good replacement style for a long time everyday bra that I own about 6 of in nude because they work with all my outerwear and are super comfy (Fantasie's Smoothing Balcony Bra - the unpadded one, not the Tshirt bra).
I've been recently fitted into a 28GG for Panache/Cleo but since Fantasie doesn't go down to a 28 I find that I'll end up in a 30G or occasionally 30FF in Fantasie.
Like the Fantasie Smoothing Balcony Bra this is generous in the cup and the 30G was too big. It looks ok in the photos because the fabric is ...thickly padded and shaped and won't wrinkle but my boobs are just hanging in those cups. I don't fill out the sides at all and don't stretch the cup fabric anywhere.
Oh! And that's the best part of this bra - the fabric is nice and padded (no nipple show) but it has a fair bit of stretch in it!
I also found that the bra gives you an unflattering east/west spread - it's a bit minimising from the side view but makes me look matronly from the front.
Hoping this will be less noticeable in a cup size down. I think I'm going to give it another shot in a smaller size simply because it is really comfortable and I haven't found a bra with a bit of padding in it that is as comfortable and as versatile as my everyday Fantasie Smoothing Balcony bra. Read more 145 more words
This bra is extremely comfortable all day long. It definitely minimizes the size of my boobs under tops. While the cups are smooth on the outer side, the molding is made of a thin spacer foam and is definitely prone to nipple visibility poking through every so often. The foam also doesn't shape so much, but rather it smooths out whatever your natural shape is (part of the reason why it is so comfortable though). The cups are also very breathable with the foam. I have only had this bra for about four months (actually bought two colors) so far but it hasn't stretched out at all, even with regular wear since it has become my workhorse bra. Most days, this is my go-to bra and for that, it has been perfect.
Not the most exciting looking bra on me, really. I've got to quit trying fuller cup bras, I feel like they don't do much for my shape. I guess it's about what you're looking for, but all the coverage makes me feel so matronly. (And after wearing for a day, the tall cups were really bothering me)
It's comfy, but it can't compare to the Simone Perele spacer bras I've tried - except maybe that the band feels like a truer 30. The foam is a bit thicker than I thought it would be.
Also, after the post where people were saying they prefer lined bras in the summer, I must say that I found this bra much more uncomfy and sweaty than my unlined Cleo Marcie or Lily.
What a comfortable, minimalistically cute everyday bra. I'm pleasantly surprised this full-cup doesn't give me quad-boob (my FOT breasts have acted that way with a few full cups). I enjoy the nice detailing at the bottom. I don't have a problem with the wide profile although some people do. A pleasure to wear.
This @Fantasie Rebecca spacer bra is very basic looking; beige with a very thin line of white lace tracing the front half of the straps on the very tall, seamless full-coverage cup tops. The geometric lace also encircles the front of the band. It encourages a tear drop profile & wide, round shape. Because this is a spacer bra, the extremely thin foam cup isn't built for modesty. The underwires are hugely uncomfortable & quite painfully dig into my sternum. I have bent the wires away from my chest but its still far too painful to wear. Part of the problem is that I'm short AND short-waisted so any full-coverage cups will always look ... wonky, too large, or as if I'm playing dress up with my great grandmother's bra. I believe it would be great for tall, shallow, & wide boobs. I know that @Fantasie creates beautiful, quality lingerie; so I really wanted to love this bra but it just didn't work for my shape.
This is an extremely pretty bra for being a seamless cup and solid color. It makes wearing a day bra feel a little more glamorous. But it's not my favorite (for the several reasons listed below) and I basically use this under my woot tshirts, since the flatter profile and full coverage work a little better for showing off artwork.
This bra cup has extremely soft moulding, which I personally don't like. It puts a lot more weight on my straps, and then I have to wear the back tight enough to get red marks by the end of the day. It gives me a wider profile when viewed from the front, and the side profile is less lifted than I like. I also extremely self conscious about my ridiculous little thermometer nipples showing at work; they show through in this bra unless I'm wearing a thick sweater.
My previous experience with Fantasie wasn't that great: I felt the cups were too deep and the wires too narrow for my shape. However, I recently got a nice set of Fantasie swimwear and a quick in store try-on of a different model suggested not all might be lost. I read in reviews that this model is generally thought of as 'slightly minimising' which should work well for my shape so ...I decided to give it a shot ...
A simple, yet nice looking bra. The cups are completely plain and made out of moulded spacer knit of a slightly stiffer kind than the Chantelles I've come to love, yet nowhere near as stiff as 'regular' moulded foam. They come up quite high and are quite full coverage. The centre gore is also high, which I actually prefer in a bra. The cradle part of the band and front part of the straps are decorated with lace embroidered in a geometrical pattern, giving this otherwise plain bra a feminine yet modern touch. Small, 'straight' bows decorate the centre gore and the points where the cups connect to the straps. The wing parts of the band are made out of a completely opaque stretch material that looks a bit like swimwear lycra, but is much much firmer. The back closes with three sets of two hooks and eyes.
Unfortunately this bra doesn't fit me. It almost fits my larger breast, but it is laughably big on my smaller breast. The cups of this model are clearly meant for someone with rounder, fuller breasts than I have. My breasts are conical and slightly shallow and just don't fill them out the way they should, especially towards the top. The wires are *spot on* which means I'd actually like them a touch wider as I'm oddly enough just not comfortable in wires that sit this close to my breast tissue.
The band on this bra is slightly odd on me. It feels firm enough (although I can easily close it at the tightest hooks, but as I can do this with all the bras I consider comfortable fits that doesn't really say anything), but no matter what I do to the straps, it keeps angling upwards. It's not the same as a band 'riding up' -- it's the shape and design of the band that makes it LOOK as if it's riding up on me. My conclusion is that this band is designed with a slightly 'straighter' or simply less conical torso in mind. My torso is very very conical and I have this same problem in a number of bras, including the 30DD - Masquerade » Rhea (6121) that I love. It makes the band feel weird and uncomfortable and somewhat throws off the fit of the entire bra.
A nice, simple everyday bra that I really really wish would fit me. Alas, as it doesn't even come close to fitting it will be returned to Bravissimo ASAP. Read more 426 more words
I already had this bra in a 30G, but the band was too tight. I bought a 32G to be more comfortable. These two sizes have a few differences, first the straps are wider in the 32, and there is a «side support» panel inside the cups of the 32. This panel does not seem to do anything. I do not feel like my boobs are more supported on the sides, or pushed towards the center.
The cups are a little bit big for me, which makes the bra look quite bad. It looks like mw breast is just hanging in a potato bag... But the wires are the perfect width and length for me. I have quite projected brests so I do not understand why the wires are ok but the cups too big.
The fabric is very nice, soft, and the bra is comfortable. I might just alter the cups to remove «excess» fabric.
Love this bra - it's so comfortable, it's basically invisible under clothing, and it feels supportive - my boobs barely move when I'm walking. However, it does have some drawbacks: the gore doesn't quite tack because the structure of the top of the cups is not so compatible with FOT breasts (I think), this 32 band stretches to a whopping 36 inches so I feel like it will wear out quickly, and even though it has some kind of side support panel, the shape is quite wide, which is not the most attractive. Overall, though, the pluses outweigh the minuses. I find myself wearing it all the time, and I think I'll look for it in other colors. It's also usually available for good prices on ebay in this size.
As my weight changes, I keep buying the Rebecca because it's just so darn comfortable. It's delightfully smooth under thinner materials, although it is not low-cut friendly. It's definitely a keep-'em-separated kind of bra, but that is especially nice for some of us when the weather gets hot!
The fabric feels super light weight, even though it is padded. It doesn't make me hot, feels breathable. Comes in some nice colors (i also own the magenta) and the straps are comfortable. I never feel any pressure from the wires - everything is well padded. The lace at the bottom doesn't bother me, either, as some laces at the edges of bras can.
I have had no trouble "over-adjusting" the straps by sliding the adjuster over the embroidered section of the bra. It takes a little pressure, but it doesn't do any damage and it lets me have full adjustability.
This is no fancy looking bra, but it doesn't look grandma-ish, either. It's just a very clean style, with a smooth, rounded shape that looks great under clothes.