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.
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!
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Updated on Oct 11, 2014 Flag this