So this was a surprise from Figleaves - I raided their huge clearance sale recently and picked 2 bralettes and one bra. This was the only thing that "fit." Given that Figleaves doesn't have bra-sized bralettes, they come in XS-L, I picked size Small and expected to have a good laugh but in actuality, this bralette is pretty damn great. I have difficulty measuring width and depth on bras with no wires, so pay as much or as little attention to the measurements as you want.
Pros: First of all, it's freakin' beautiful. The sheer mesh and lace are super soft, the eyelash lace extends ... all the way to the band clasp in the back, and it has a lovely split-strap detail in the back. The cups are very generous for a "small" sized bralette. I'm a 30E/small 30F these days, and I got plenty of room in these cups. There's a half seam at the bottom of the cup and there's room down there, the band stays in my IMF. It gives a minimized, natural, not pointy shape.
Cons: yes, the band is stretchy. It does ride up. I don't think it would ride up *as* much if the straps were longer, but the straps are quite short and even adjusted as long as they'll go, they still feel tight on my shoulders. I know I'm one of the only people here who needs long straps, so the strap length likely will not be a problem for very many others. I'm probably going to alter the band eventually, and I hope that holds it more in place. It only has one hook, like a plastic bikini clasp, so I can't fasten it tighter as is.
I find it fairly supportive despite the stretchy band, but because it's a bralette don't expect it to do heavy lifting. The wide cups don't bother me because there's no wires and the "wings" are short. I love that the band keeps the bottom of my boobs from sitting on my torso - that's a huge sensory thing for me, I can't stand skin-on-skin and that's all I really look for in a bralette anyways.
In all honesty, I probably could have gotten away with an XS in this, but it literally never occurs to me to order XS in anything! I liked this bralette so much I went back to the sale and ordered 2 more different ones, and re-ordered the other one I initially ordered that was much too small. Given I had mixed experience in this first order, I wouldn't say all Figleaves bralettes are good for busty figures, but this one is.
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Updated on Jan 26, 2018 Flag this