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When I first got this bra, I loved the shape it gave me in contrast to even more poorly-fitting bras, but I didn't know that red marks from the band were normal - so I wore it rarely. Then I gained weight and this became "the biggest bra I owned." And it still left marks and dug in weird places and now it gave me quadboob...
But those are all issues of fit. The bra itself is sturdy but somewhat industrial-looking. After infrequent wearings, it's still tight enough to leave marks and I haven't left the first column of hooks. The seam where the strap meets the cup is ... HORRIBLE however. It rubs my underarm chub (or possibly migrated boob) constantly and leaves a sore rash by the end of the day. That seam is my most hated part of this bra.
It does have a pretty shape if your boobs fit inside it, though. And for a beige bra for everyday wear, it blends in pretty well with outfits. The fabric the cups are made of makes a bit of sound - that foamy squeaky noise - when t-shirt fabric moves over it.
Updated on Mar 28, 2015 Flag this
This bra is too big for me, but I can close it tight enough to stay level.
I don't quite fill the cup, but it looks smooth under clothes.
It's got a pretty design on the fabric, plus some lace. But, for me, it's not a pretty bra and hubby hates it. But Mr Grumpy thinks all beige bras are ugly, so he is being ignored. Plus, it's a full cup without really any lift. Which gives me a meh shape.
But, for classical cello concerts, where a white shirt is required, it's invisible under my shirt, it's comfy enough and it covers basically everything, so no spillage risk. So it does exactly what I want it to do.
So it does only what I need, gives me a ho-hum shape and hubby doesn't like. But until I find a nude for me containment with no escape chance bra, this services nicely.
Updated on Jul 12, 2013 Flag this
This bra fits pretty darn well in the cup (a bit of quadraboob on the larger side) but I need a tighter band. I do believe the band stretched after a couple of wearings but I do believe it's relatively true to size there. The cups are very generous (as I've found to be true for Fantasie in general), so the F here might be more equivalent to an FF/G in other brands. I really need a 34G or even a 32GG in this style, but I do like a tighter band than many women prefer.
Pros: solid build quality & materials. Perfectly smooth under ... clothing. Subtle print/pattern on the cups & a little lace along the front of the band, plus a couple little bows at the cup/strap junction and the gore make it kinda pretty. (Prettier on and off than the 4510, which is a GREAT bra but industrial-looking.) Good shape. Moulded cup disguises irregularity of breast size. Reasonably low center & wings.
Absolutely comfortable day and night.
Cons: Really, nothing serious. I would prefer a wider back band with 3 hooks (and those elusive 4 columns) and it could be prettier. The lace along the bottom does curl up, but that is common to every bra I own with lace there. I've only seen it in beige.
Bottom line: I will be looking for a replacement in a more appropriate size, and I'd have it in every possible color.
Updated on Mar 30, 2013 Flag this
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Added on Jun 03, 2013