Close to fitting, but just a few too many wrinkles at the top of the cup for me.
I'd say this compares to the Fantasie Smoothing Bras but has slightly shorter cups and lower gore - a good thing for me! Not as much fabric to wrinkle. The band isn't very stretchy and runs tight - I prefer it most with at least one row of an extender. Wearing it tight makes the wires become quite painful.
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle.
This review is for the Raspberry colorway.
I just got this bra (and the matching shorts) from a Figleaves clearance sale for about $15, which is pretty good compared to the standard $70 range for 30s I am usually limited to!
It's not a bad bra, although there are some interesting quirks which I'll have to wait and see about.
The good: For one, it is a tight 30, which is lovely! I don't know how much it will relax, but right now it is probably the best-fitting band I have - I've been cheating with 32s ...lately because they are cheaper, and usually cuter. It's also a lovely color which I could only describe as raspberry, so they were right about that, and the lace band is lined! How cool is that? Maybe that's why it fits so well.
The bad and/or weird: The center gore is too high for me. Who is surprised? Not I. The pictures weren't misleading, but I guess I just decided to risk it. It's not super high, and at least it's not painful, like some Chantelles I have tried. Oh, well.
No padding + satin = zero nipple discretion, which could be a problem for me.
It is a little scratchy at the tag (which I would remove) and right at the tips of the underwires under my arms. It's not much, so I'm hoping this is just because it's literally brand-spanking-right-out-of-the-package-new and will go away after a wash.
The cups are the strange part. The underwires don't quite get all my breast tissue under my arms, and there's no coverage issue considering how high the cups are, but somehow I have both a teeny bit of quad-boob and cups wrinkling on the top. Under a regular tshirt the wrinkling just looks like the shirt fabric, so it's not a huge deal; it definitely does not disappear under lighter or slinkier tops, though. This must be what the other reviewers were on about when they said the cups are weird.
Overall, an ok bra, but not a daily wearer for me. Probably going in the swap pile.
Oh, and I got a 14 size short for my 40" hips. I probably should have gotten a 12, but it was out of stock and the 14 is still ok regardless. They are cute! Read more 285 more words
This bra gives a nice round shape, the band is decently tight, the lace is lined, and the material (satin?) is soft and beautiful. It has a slight shine to it. I love it, except for the wrinkling at the top of the cups. Maybe it doesn't work with my shape? I would love to try it in a 30F to see if it fixes the wrinkling.
This bra didn't work for me in this size. I normally wear a 34FF and tried to sister size down to make it work, but it just doesn't. I think I'm not full enough on top for it. because the cups wrinkle.
This is an odd, odd bra. Every person I've spoken to who's tried it has had problems with it--either wrinkle-top or quad boob. Lucky me, I got both.
The top edge is actually slightly stretchy and gathered when lying flat. This creates the wrinkled effect on fuller on bottom breasts. My theory is, you must be firm-tissued and balanced or fuller on top for this bra to work for you.
If it DOES work for you, it's a good-looking, comfortable basic at a great price.
Originally tried this out in 34E and was the first bra I've tried ordering since deciding to really nail down my size and stop wearing 38Ds. Didn't fit (of course) so reordered in a 32G. I really like the design and the shiny raspberry color, but even the 32G doesn't fit quite right. I'm still getting a little bit of quadboob and generally in this bra I feel like my boobs keep trying to push it down. If I pull it up a bit then I get quad near the gore and gaping near the straps. I also feel like it's a bit cheaply made... but then, I did get it for 10USD.