This bra is wonderful. I was a little concerned about shape, given that I had tried this on a few times, and some of them (same make and size) gave me a weird " > " shape. Not perky, almost downward 7. This one gives me a more rounded shape, it's extremely comfortable, gore has little separation(thank God ), fabric is one of the most unnoticeable/ comfy I've owned/tried, wires aren't too wide, really as good as I think I'm going to get (I'll explain), and band is snug, but not too snug.
As for those wires, I've come to the sort of depressing conclusion that because of my tubeyness, ...even if it isn't super severe (which makes me really sad for more severe cases), I'm never going to have "perfect" wires that come just an inch or so from my boobs, without sacrificing the depth that I really need. Looking back, I think this is why fitters have given me 32D and 30DD and said they fit. When I go up, the wires are too big, but depth is perfect. If I had the wires of most 32D/30DD's and the depth of a 32DD/30E, that would be perfect, but I may be sacrificing shaping then also.
The Freya Rio was the best I've tried, wire and depth wise, but those wires were also incredibly painful if worn a whole day.
There's a little extra fabric in the sides of this bra, but, that's how it's going to be for me I've realized. My biggest issues have been extra fabric in the sides and bottoms because I'm not fully developed- and even losing the fullness I did have. I'm not super comfortable with photos right now, as they're just looking more constricted and deflated. I've been wearing my Freya Deco way too much to hide it, but even that is becoming large in the cups. I think I mentioned that I haven't had a car to get to doctor appointments, so I stopped taking what is basically an androgen blocker, which had caused a little boob growth.
Aside from making my own bra, a perfect bra doesn't exist for me because of my tubies, which has just become exacerbated by not taking Spiro and losing some boobage. Depressing, and that's why I've lost some excitement over trying new bras -and it's sooo costly- but this is close enough, and it provides good support and everything else that I really think I need in the long run.
I'd say for those who need more narrow wires and projected cups in general, the Susanna is really great. I wouldn't recommend for anyone super shallow, but I think this may work for someone "average" also. As for unlined, the wires are less narrow than the Rio and Curvy Kate that I had, but overall, shape, support, style, fabric, depth, and comfort, this bra is up there next to my Freya Hopscotch I'm super happy that I found this for less than the near $80 Nordstrom sells it for! It's one of the best bras I own.
I like the shape it gives me, lifted and less rounded, a little more projection. It's a pretty bra and looks good on me. I feel well-supported. I like the lace-covered fine-mesh fabric of the cups, allowing some movement for my boobs. The only real criticism I have of this bra is the use of wires that are too flexible. I can't be certain, but I don't think they're steel. I don't have a strong enough magnet to tell, but two needles and my trusty multimeter indicate there is no conduction (which DID work with my 40F - Panache » Andorra Full Cup (5675)).
Fortunately, I bought this bra at Goodwill for $4, so I'm not going to complain.
This bra feels more supportive than most I currently own, but the fit is a little off. I'm not sure if that's because the tops of my breasts are still very full for their size, or because it's less than a cup size too small. Either way, it's very pretty and I feel like it helps me stand up a little straighter. The lace could also theoretically be itchy, but it doesn't bother me.
This is an extremely stretchy band, even for Fantasie. I would size down from whatever looks like it fits in the store. A 34 looked perfect on the loosest hook in Nordstrom, and I had it on the tightest hook after a single wash.
I'm in two minds about this bra. At first I thought it fit perfectly swell and was terribly excited about it, being the first bra I've found to do so since starting This Whole Thing. Now that I've worn it to work a few days, I think it might be be a little too snug and a little too light on coverage on the sides.
Overall, it's gorgeous. The fabric is a little scratchy, but I haven't washed it yet and it may yet soften.
My first try with a Fantasie bra, this one is not too bad, but at first try: - the wires are too wide for me, there is empty space at side of cups and I feel the wires under my arms as I move my arms around. - the centre gore pulls to the left side, although it's not poking or irritating me -cups too separate
After wearing for a while, I find the lace elastic edging very uncomfortable. I also put an extender on the band so it doesn't feel too tight. This bra does not feel good to wear.
This bra isn't bad on me, but nothing to write home about. I need narrower wires, and while the projection is ok, the wire placement eventually kinda shifts around (not unconfortably, just not the best fit). Looks decent though and I'm sure the shape it provides can serve a purpose for certain clothes/silhouettes. I'm glad the shape is different from the other couple Fantasies I have - a little more rounded, less east-west-ish, still a bit minimizing. I'd rank the quality higher except that the lace overlay is already pilling after a couple of wears...
I tried this in the petal (light pink) colorway. It is beautiful, especially with the matching briefs. However, the shape didn't work for me. Overall, too shallow and wide. Not enough projection, so it pushed down my upper fullness, giving me the dreaded elf shoe look. Band is on the stretchy side. The Fantasie Penelope and the Fantasie Amelie worked for me in 30G, but this one not at all.