This one's so close to fitting! It gives me a great rounded, uplifted shape. The band is nice and snug - I tried jumping up and down and it didn't budge. It has some silicone around the band to help it grip. The bra is lightweight and pretty comfortable. The cups are seamless and if it fit I think it would look really great.
If it fit... I think I'm having a shape issue with this one. I think it's wanting rounder, shallower breasts than mine because the cups collapse in on themselves and fold up under my breasts. It's too bad, this one was so close to perfect. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
This is the strapless "equivalent" of the 4510 & 4515. It's a molded, smooth cup bra, and colorwise works well under anything. As far as fit, though, that's where the similarities end.
The center gore on this is substantially higher than the 4510, and the cups come up quite high in comparison. It's obviously not a true full-coverage bra, but it very nearly felt like one. It did not move *at all* while worn, likely due to the rubberized strips in the top line of the band. I don't think it'd be half as supportive for anything larger than, say, an F, or for very heavy breasts. The underwires ...poked under my arms, but they kept everything in.
I felt like the quality of this bra was far lower than the 4510 or 4515, because (at least on mine) the top part of the wings where the rubberized strip is ran *into* the cups a bit (see photos). It does what it needs to, and given the general lack of alternatives for a smooth, molded, strapless bra in small band/large cup sizes, it works well. But it's not something I'd wear unless I really, really needed to for a given outfit. Read more 91 more words
Essentially a strapless, molded version of the "smoothing underwire balcony bra" @4530 which I love (see my review of a 30E size). Sizing notes: This band is tighter and these cups smaller than in the 4520. The 30E 4520 has a band too big for me, while this 4530 band is fine. The 4520 30E cups are a good fit, maybe a bit too small, while I had to go up to an F in this 4530 style. I suspect both of these are due to the strapless/multiway nature of this bra. It has a high center rise and is very covering, though doesn't come as high on ...the outside front of the bust as a "full coverage" bra would - it still works with some lower square necks. Support when strapless is not where near what a strapped bra provides, and I haven't yet worn it with the straps. I'm likely to wear it with the straps in a racerback / rear cross version soon, perhaps I will update the review.
If you like the other Fantasie smoothing/basic models, this is likely the strapless/multiway bra for you. Just be sure to adjust band and cup size! Read more 88 more words
I have this bra in a 30F, and that size is a bit too small. I figured, hey, go up a size and it fixes all the problems, right? Wrong. The smaller size actually fit better! The cup way is too deep for me, and the shape is too closed off on top for my tall roots, which presents the wholly annoying problem of having quadboob AND cup wrinkling at the same time. What's weird is that the shape for 30F, just a size down, was a bit more open on top. The width and the bottom fit great, but the depth is just not right. Reviewers are ...right when they say the cup size runs large in this model.
The band is very firm, with extra silicone grip on the band to keep the bra from slipping around. I also love that there are several attachment points for the hooks.
The bra itself is very full coverage with a mega high gore. The wires stab me in the sternum and sit a bit on my breast tissue because I have close-set breasts.
Overall this is an excellent bra, but it's just too deep. Read more 84 more words
This bra has served me really well over the years. I have two of the same model and size.Although I have outgrown the cups (which do run a little large, I think,) I still use it because it looks okay under clothing. It stays in place well and give the breasts a nice shape, and though it is not as supportive on me as it used to be, it has definitely retained its original measurements and appearance really well.
As a 34F, I could never find a strapless bra that actually fit. Enter my trip to Intimacy Chicago and this bra! It actually fits and holds my boobs up! When I tell my larger chested friends that yes, I have a strapless and yes, it fits, they don't believe it. The back of this bra is on the tighter side, which probably aids to the support. Although the center doesn't lie completely flat, I tried on a few sizes of this same style and it fit the best. My only complaint is that the molded cups make my breasts look separated from each other, but it's nothing too bad.
@Fantasie Smoothing Molded Strapless EU 70I; FR 85I; USA 32I; UK 32G
Per HerRoom "Tomina's Tip," this bra cup runs large so they recommend going down a cup size. Im a 32H, center full with close-set breasts. UK 32G is the largest cup in that band that they make.
The wide band is initially very tight, but eventually stretches by 1 inch. It has 2 rows of gripper tape running along the top edge of the band. The band makes this bra feel very secure. I can jump around and it slides down in the front by maybe 1/2". It also has a flat wire in each wing.
The cups ...are tall so I don't spill out when bending over. However, the apex of each cup is pointing too far east-west instead of straight forward. Also the top of the cup and the underwires are quite wide. I usually wear the removable straps crossed in the back to hug the top of the cups inward. This also helps to add a little volume toward the center of the cup. I also have to adjust throughout the day bec my breasts naturally want to move toward the gore and there is not enough volume there, so I get quad-boob. Doing a gore adjustment helped a little to give more volume in the center, as well as wearing the straps crossed in the back, but I definitely needed to use a bra extender. And that east-west problem did not improve.
There are 2 loops in the front of each cup to hook the straps to. The set of loops I use (closest to the center of each cup) tore out from the seam. Read more 171 more words
This is one hard-working bra. Unfortunately It's not a shape match for me. There is insufficient immediate projection at the wire, resulting in a myriad of fit issues. But I love the 2 rubberized strips keeping the band up - it stays in place super well through a full day of wear. I've misplaced the straps so didn't include pics of them, but others have included those pics. This is a 34F and I'm now a 32GG so you can see it's just not a good fit for size either.
Another strike in my strapless bra search. The shape of this one clearly doesn't work. There isn't enough projection at the wire to accommodate my tissue, so my breasts get pushed up and the cups actually fold. It's not actually uncomfortable, but it doesn't look good. The top of the cup ends up digging in and causing quad boob - that isn't comfortable.