This is my everyday bra. I've worn them for 5+ years. The wires have never poked through, the elastic stretches a little after the first few wearings & washes but then seems to last forever. It's hard to tell (except for the faded label) which are newer & which are older. It may not be sexy or beautiful but it fits my shape, does not create extra projection so I can wear clothes in a size that fits the rest of me instead of blouses etc. whose shoulder seams are 1/2 way to my elbows, & I can go through the day moving my ...arms without obstruction, bending & lifting without coming out of it. Even though I'm 68 I don't sag much so I can't comment on lift except that I have more with it on than without it. The shape is rounded & natural, looks good in T shirts, but when going out in public headlights may need dimming. Most of the time it's just me, my husband & my sheep so I need to be able to move around freely without thinking about the wear & tear on the bra or whether I'm popping out the top & without the bulk of a sports bra. Read more 107 more words
Full coverage bra, great for under clothing. Underwires, comfortable distance beneath arm pits. Some back boob, back panels not large enough to prevent this. Two hook closure. Some stretching but not a lot, a good work horse type bra for everyday wear.
This is not my size, but it works as a "keep it around for now" bra. At the moment, I can't wear it for a full day (12+ hours) without having some kind of pain due to it squashing my boobs upward (not inward), out of their natural state.
I think the style does not work on me. If I had my correct size (probably 34GG?), the cup would be even taller and looser on the top third.
CUP: Too tall. Not deep enough where I need it. Too much volume on top. Apex too high for me, though this is a seamless single piece of fabric, so ...it's hard to "see" where the apex is. BAND: Okay. Can't tell if it's stretching the wire too much. 2 hooks. WIRE: Holy cow long, at least for me. Width is okay, a bit narrow for me, but it's kind of stretchy, which is not really a good thing. CENTER GORE: Way too high on me. Not really poke-y, though, which seems odd. I can't tell if the wire is torquing or not. WINGS: Fine. STRAPS: In between fine and too wide. I probably should adjust them shorter.
AESTHETICS: Blah color. Blah fabric. Smooth, though. Doesn't do a thing for hiding nipples.
This is the first molded cup bra that comes close to fitting me. It was very comfortable when I tried it on, but after a full day it's very uncomfortable! The straps are almost in my armpits and rub terribly any time I move my arms, so by the end of a day I have raw spots where the straps bind under my arms. The bottom of the band digs in painfully while the top edge of it is fine. It does stay put through the whole day and if I don't have to move my arms much it's pretty comfortable, and it gives a very nice shape under clothes. It's not a terribly pretty bra, just very basic. Straps are fully adjustable and slightly softer on the underside
Band length: 61.8cm Cup width: 14.8cm Cup depth: 26.0cm Wire length: 29.5cm Cup separation: 1.7cm Strap width: 1.9cm
Quality: 5/5 Comfort: 2/5 Appearance: 1/5
I'm a big fan of Fantasie's molded cup bras. This is the soft cup version of the molded Smoothing sister bra which I found fit a bit too odd with a very high center gore and tall cups both on the front and sides. The center gore did not sit flat on my chest which would suggest instead trying a G cup. Although that sounds like the best idea there was actually a bit of wrinkling in the bottom of the cup and at the top of the cup where it meets the ...straps. It's a full cup bra which I find uncomfortable. It tries to cover too much skin on me there's not quite enough to fill it everywhere. Not only this but it appears to have some type of minimizing effect as it squashed my boobs f.l.a.t. from the sides! This is why I enjoy the right fitting balconettes because they will support and cover just what they need to and nothing extra.
Definitely not the right everyday bra for me.
Reviewed and Measured early-June 2012. Read more 83 more words
The sizing is confusing and I ordered the wrong cup size. I fit in a 32FF (Fantasie UK size) - but thought I'd add the measurements for this slightly smaller cup size.
Otherwise, I wear this style everyday. It is very comfortable, gives full coverage, and I don't worry about show through. It does have a minimizing effect which pushes me out to the sides a bit more than I'd like.
This bra gives me good coverage and is very comfortable. I never have to worry about show through of seams, lace, etc. I am not thrilled with the minimizing part of this bra. It pushes me to the side making me seem wider and flatter. Still -the fit and comfort make this my everyday bra.
This bra fits me fairly well and is pretty comfortable. It is the style I have worn for years because I wear a lot of t-shirts and other form-fitting tops that would show seams through. The one thing I sort of don't like is that it acts as a minimizer although it is not called one - mainly by pushing my breasts to the sides. This is not enough to dissuade me from this style. I understand that this is an old style for Fantasie and since the straps are more toward the middle of the cup than the side, it has this effect. Still the shape is not bad - and people don't realize how large-busted I really am.