FOB/Projected/Narrow Root/Close Set/Center Heavy. Bra fits me VERY well. Best fit yet, anyway. I think I may be in love. Wires are still wider than they should be for me, but probably about average width.
Band: not the typical firm fantasie band. That's a bit of a disappointment, because I love a firm band, but it's not as stretchy as a freya band, either. It's sort of a happy medium. I feel cozy, but also secure. I don't think I really need a smaller band, I'm just accustomed to a very firm band, and this is different. Nice, but different.
Gore: ...Feels nice and narrow. I actually don't think I have to alter this one.
Cups: Nice smooth material with lace upper. 3 Part cup resembling Freya balconettes, but with a slightly different shape overall. Cups give a pointed shape, but a good pointed shape - it's a natural point, the point that your boobs are supposed to have, not that weird wtf pointy that a lot of bras give, and not artificially rounded, either. I do love a round shape in a bra, but I think this shape conforms more to the actual shape of my breasts, which is probably why the fit is so much better.
Style: Gorgeous. This is a really, really beautiful bra. Black and gray, delicate lace. It's grown up and gorgeous. This is the first bra I've owned that I thought 'I would love to have the matching set. ...but I'm still not willing to pay $20 for a pair of briefs, so I guess that's not going to happen. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 182 more words
My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots. Special thanks to MamaPagan for sending me this bra (and many others!) to try on! Appearance: This is such a pretty bra! The fabric is a dark gray with black floral design, and the lace at the tops of the cups is a really gorgeous white and pink embroidery. (The lace is not lined) 3 part cup with little pink bows at the gore and the straps. Fit: The lack of stretch lace on the cups is what makes this bra not work for me. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
Sharon 30GG 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.
Sharon is an underwire non-padded balcony bra. The color is grey and black patterned to look like lace. The top of the cups are lace with pink and white embroidery.
The band measures 25.1” to a max of 34” with 2 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: 11.5”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it ...similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 13.1”
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.
This is a comfortable bra that fit well when I wore a 30GG/32G size, but now the cups are too small.
My breasts are more FoB so the top of the cup didn't lay totally flat, I also have very little space between my breasts so the height of the Gore wasn't ideal, the wires fold over one another instead of laying flat. Other than that I am very happy with this bra
Gorgeous, comfortable fabric and a comfy band. Unfortunately, it's more like a standard 32 than a 30. It only feels right to me on the tightest hook. The projection in this bra is great and it's very FOB friendly, but I'm not a fan of the shape. I've never had conical breasts, so I guess this bra and I don't mesh due to to my expectations of roundness in the front (my Cleo Lily has spoiled me there, I think). It doesn't hide my asymmetry very well. Runs larger in the cups than my 30F Freyas did.
The band on this bra is too loose for me, but I normally wear a 28 anyway. Like the Freya Ada I have this Fantasie has a tighter solid fabric lower portion of the cups and a looser lace top, which combined with my breast shape (which is full on the bottom as well as full towards the center) makes the apex slightly lower and closer to the center of my chest than it should be, but it isn't noticeable under shirts. The gore is too wide for me and twists. I also get a large fold from the apex to the strap of the bra. This bra is not the softest I've ever worn, the fabric is kinda stiff. I'm thinking of altering it to fit me better.
I loved this bra when I first bought it. I was disappointed that I could not find it in the store again the next time I went back to Nordstrom to get new bras. They may have just been out at that particular location. It's very pretty and feminine. It is comfortable, no poking. It stretched out pretty badly, and part of that may have been how hard a life I gave it. I feel as though it could use some more support on the sides. I am smaller and need a smaller bra, and I am hoping I can find this bra in a smaller size with the same color scheme somewhere online.
The Sharon is very comfortable, and would do well as an everyday bra. The pattern is beautiful and you can barely tell it's even on. It fits me very well, in every aspect, except for the band and the shape. The band is SUPER stretchy so it would be good to size down in that respect. I could pull it well off of my body. Also, the upper panel lace goes up really high, which I didn't really like, and the seam placement around the nipple is odd, giving it a distinct pointy shape.
The band is way too big for me here - I can do it up on the tightest hooks and still pull it away from my body with ease (note that the photos show me with a slightly larger underbust than now). The cup is OK, however, so I guess a 30G would be a good fit for me. Still, the somewhat pointy shape is not what I want in a bra, and furthermore, I'm not sure about the color combination (a matter of taste, though).