This bra is very pretty. I own it in 3 colorways. After a break-in period it became pretty comfortable with some issues: the mulberry colorway is very pinchy and has scratchy elastic; the black/pink colorway is the least stretchy and the tightest in the cup, and the cafe latte colorway has the roomiest cups and the stretchiest band.
It has very narrow, deep cups with a very strong construction. It runs small in the band, really more of a 32 band size, and the band is a bit narrow which causes back bulges. The straps are very stretchy, but not as stretchy as on a Fantasie Florence. ...I would prefer a wider band and 3 hooks rather than two.
The bra holds the boobs a little more widely than my favorite bras, but it's only a little bit, so i can live with it. As the bras break in they are less easty-westy, so don't give up after the first wear.
The problems: the seams are very bulky and show through thin shirts. There ARE seamed bras that have completely flat seams, so this is a negative. All that said, I had originally rated it "good" in quality, but today I must lower that rating, as for the second time I have had a random rip open up in the lace. My pink/black one had several rips and i thought this was a singular fluke, but now my mulberry one has ripped also.
Also, on some days this bra seems to move around a LOT. I honestly think this is because the band is too narrow, so the weight of my breasts is pulling it down in front. I wear the band quite firm, so it's not a matter of a loose band.
Pros: I like the narrow wires, very pretty fabric and color, the non-bulky construction on the band, and the fact that the cups are 4-part, seamed, and NOT stretchy. It's pretty comfortable.
Cons: very stretchy straps, limited sizing, only 2 hooks, minor east-west effect, and the seams are kind of bulky, especially where 2 seams meet. This bra is very visible under a thin tshirt. Then the rips. I bought my Savannah bras at a discount on eBay and I would not pay full price for them.
I wore this bra out dancing and it was completely comfortable and stayed put all night long. It moved WITH me. I was very impressed. If they could solve the construction problems it would be a favorite.
NOTE: if you are having problems getting this bra comfortable, remember that it is a plunge and the center gore should be lower than the underarm area. Grabbing the outer edged of the underwires and hauling them way up beneath the armpits gives a better, more secure fit. Read more 355 more words
First of all, my crappy iPhone pics do not do this bra (or my breasts in it) justice. Maybe I will try to shoot some better ones later.
Let me tell you about the Savannah. When I first put it on, I said to myself "Finally, a non-padded bra where I like the shape of my boobs! Wow!" It lifts and it brings things forward without the pointy east-west tits of doom! So it IS possible.
Is the Savannah comfortable? Hell, yes! At least, for me it is. Nothing feels weird or pinched. The gore seems to come up high, but not as high as some full coverage ...bras. And it feels so supportive. I'm a noob to these things, so maybe it's all in the band, or the way the cups are shaped. The side fabric kind of scoots tissue along, bringing me front and center. I have the same experience I do with this band that I do in most of my Freyas, in that it seems stretchy and I'm not using the outermost hooks. Or maybe it's not stretchy at all and, again, maybe it is time for me to go down a band size. :/
The color is a subtle in silvery pink shades with lovely embroidery accenting the tops of the cups. It is not so overwrought that I couldn't wear it under a t-shirt or something. I think it would make a fine everyday bra.
I got the Savannah around the same time that I got a Freya Lyla, and I've got to say when I compare the two, the Savannah comes out on top, just for the shaping factor alone.
However I would like to try the Savannah -- or another Fantasie "side support" model in a 30G, or if they make them, a 28GG to see how that fit compares. The cups, while comfortable, seem a little tight. I probably won't be able to wear it in the middle of my cycle.
In conclusion: I want all the side support bras. ALL OF THEM. Read more 232 more words
This is for the side support Savannah, which is far different from the one without. This has been my go-to bra for several years and I love it. I have soft full breasts and like the Freya Arabella as much as this bra for the narrow wires, front projection and all day comfort.
Pros: This is a pretty bra with nice embroidery! Seems like it is high quality and will last a while. The band fits well. Soft lining in bottom half of cup. Good support & shaping!
Cons: The outside edge of bra and bra strap rub along my shoulder/armpit. Just generally not super comfortable. I'm always aware I'm wearing a bra and it's just scratchy enough so that I can't wait to take it off! :/
Summary: I like this bra a lot but suspect a 30FF would have helped with the rubbing issue and fit me better all in all. As it is, the bra is still a nice bra but not the highest in comfort. Will probably try to sell this one and find another one in a different size.
I realize that the website says this won't fit my measurements, because it will be too tight in the band and too tight in the cup, and it is too tight in the cup when I've not nursed for a few hours (nothing noticeable under a t-shirt, but there's a nigh-imperceptible line on my boob if I check), but I actually had the band taken in to fit me better since I could put it on the tightest hook with ease.
It is a very comfortable and supportive fit. A bit higher cup than would be ideal for a round breasted gal, but it's really not bad. I snagged it on clearance and had a seamstress take in the back wings, since a 30G fits me quite nicely in Fantasie/Freya right now.
Like everything I've ever worn, the cups are too far apart, but like all Fantasie/Freya bras I own, it's better than most and fits like other bras by these labels.
I really like the side support of this bra, and the comfort level and appearance are great, but there are two drawbacks: insufficient lift results in a matronly profile, major quadding on both sides near the gore. Like so many bras this one causes my breasts to droop down over the underwire, where there is not enough immediate projection. For someone with less center fullness and immediate projection this bra would be a winner.
I think this fits. It is my best fitting bra to date. It is comfortable and I love that the underwire is not too wide or long. There are wrinkles at the bottom of the cup. This happens with all my bras. This might be because I have high-set boobs or a short torso. It also causes the middle part of the underwire to feel like it is digging into my ribs if I try to move the underwire closer to the bottom of my boobs.
If I scoop n swoop while pushing the under wire closer to the bottom of my boob, I get a slight quad boob. I added side view pictures to illustrate. I have the urge to pull down the bra because it is digging into my ribs and so uncomfortable. Even if i don't pull the bra down, the underwire will eventually shift down on its own.
The Fantasie Savannah bra is one of my favorite bras. It is true to size compared to other Fantasie bras. It gives great support and lift. It gives a nice natural shape, which is not really pointy, but also not the rounded shape that some may prefer. While it looks sexy in a sophisticated way, it is appropriate to wear to work. It comes up quite high under the arms which helps to brings my wide breast tissue forward but, it is not so high as to be uncomfortable, even thought I am only 5'2". The band fits well and has not ...stretched much so far. The center gore is narrow and low enough that it doesn't dig into my close together boobs. This bra also does a great job of controlling my jiggly breasts. I have it in black and latte and both are very beautiful. Update: The band on this bra stretched very quickly and I was soon wearing it on the tightest hook. This has happened with all of my fantasie bras. I wear my bras once or twice a week and wash them by hand, so it was not due to normal wear. Also, as the day goes on, my heavy breasts would push down on the bra and would make the bra sit lower than it should be while also make my breast seem less supported. Since trying Panache bras, I have realized that Fantasie bands are much looser and stretchier. Read more 150 more words
I tried this on in a cup size larger than I normally would because that's all they had in the store and I'm still experimenting with my size (34F/FF?) It was only a tiny bit larger in the cup (but pretty stretchy so it wasn't as supportive as my correct size) everywhere else fit pretty well. I kept trying to determine how it would look on me in a cup size smaller by pulling the straps or the band tighter. When I did this I noticed I didn't have gaping in the top of the cups (lace didn't lay completely flat against my chest, it just grazed it ...until I pulled the band tighter). I could've bought this bra but I think a cup size down is in order. The Latte colorway is really pretty by the way and the bra does appear to be more sheer than the stock photos would lead you to believe. I didn't even notice this was a side support bra until I came here to put in my review so that's a good thing, I loved how it pulled my breasts front and center, but still separated them instead of giving me crazy cleavage or having my breasts touch. I'm going to have to stalk this on ebay. Read more 106 more words