As some of you may know, I've been stalking this particular bra for a little while. I've never tried anything from Fortnight before this set, and the only other bralette I own is from Old Navy, which has a very stretchy band and no hooks and eyes, although it is quite comfortable.
I'm super excited to be able to try this set (thank you annabellynn!) which includes both the longline bralette and the high-waisted briefs, size Large. Let's start off with the bralette! I was immediately attracted to this cut and colourway which is androgynous and minimalist and bold and amazing. This is a colourway that IMO ...is meant to be seen through shirts, and I'll be wearing it with plenty of light coloured tops this summer. It gives me a nice rounded and minimized shape with a subtle peak. The only appearance aspect that surprised me was that I received it and one small thread was poking out at the bottom of the left cup's seam. Not sure if this is due to manufacturing or if it's a result of the light usage it has endured, but it's not a big deal. It has four hooks and three columns of eyes, and I am able to wear it on any of the three settings depending on how snug I want it on any particular day. The elastic at the bottom of the longline (and at the waist of the briefs) is stretchy, but it is actually sewn quite small. My snug UB is 25.5", my waist is 25", and I am able to pull the back out a couple inches, but it's ultimately a lot more snug than I was expecting (not complaining though!). This longline is definitely sewn with a V shape ribcage in mind. The cups would be ideal for someone with a more shallow shape, but I can make it work just fine. I like the low V neck, but the inside edge of the cups does cut into my breast tissue a little bit (though not very noticeably since the bra is fairly stretchy). Because of its stretchiness, I do find that the bra can shift around during the day. I found myself readjusting my breasts in the cups a few times (though this could also be just getting used to wearing it), and I found that the band did slide up in the front and would fold slightly underneath my breasts. In general, however, I do find it comfortable and I am looking forward to wearing it often.
The briefs were a happy surprise! I honestly was not expecting them to fit. Again, the elastic at the waist is sewn quite small, and these are definitely the highest-waisted briefs I own now, so they sit at my natural waist, above my hip bones, and they stay put at my waist. The only part of the briefs which is slightly too big is the single-layer mesh in the upper back, directly attached to the waist. The two bottom halves of the briefs fit well. They are a layer of mesh which has been folded over to create the two edges, so it is doubled, but it doesn't create any pantylines and doesn't cut into my butt, which is always an exciting find! The briefs do tend to ride up a little bit because they're slightly loose, but it doesn't bother me that much. If I were to get the high-waisted briefs again, I would order them in Medium instead, I think.
Overall I'm very happy with this purchase, and would be willing to buy more from Fortnight in the future! Read more 496 more words
The rumors? They're true-mors. These are great bras, y'all.
Quality: Can't speak for their longevity, but the fabrics are gorgeous, firm, and I feel in no risk of them failing (I've got this in the Ivory/Champagne colourway). All the seams are smooth - no weird rumpling, loose stitches and unfinished hems like you tend to find on Freya bras. It feels like a happy, well-paid human made it, which is always nice. Comfort: VERY VERY COMFY. I think my ideal Luna size would be a 32E, because I could stand a little more fabric in the cups and the band is, as the previous owner noted, LUDICROUSLY SNUG ...- but with the addition of an extender, this bra fits like a dream. The elastic is all plushy and non-itchy. The band doesn't ride up like a Freya longline, even on my weird-ass ribcage and very short torso. There's a silky, utilitarian ribbon across the tops of the cups that keep them from itching against my upper cleavage region. The straps adjust easily in the front. These designers thought of everything. Appearance: The support these things lend is, as has been previously established, pretty crazy for a wireless bra. I tend to be self-conscious about perceived droopage and this bra has been a real blessing. It's also pleasantly minimizing for days when you just don't need all that mammary tissue up in your face.
IDEAL USES: I've been using it as pajamas which feels a little wasteful, but it's equally useful as a casual hangout bra. I've always been jeal of girls who can pull off the bra-less look (looking at you, chicks in 80s-90s action flicks): this is the equivalent for the full-bust set. Wear it with cut-up band tees to feel truly punk. It might even be good for dancing when an underwire feels like too much and sports bra isn't an option. KEY AESTHETICS: Aloof Punk, Utilitarian Chic, If Girls From Action Movies Needed More Support (Ripley from Alien, Sarah Connor, That Girl From the Bourne Identity) Read more 230 more words
well, first of all it arrived quicker from Canada quicker than my EM order from Poland.. so that was unexpected but made my day https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" /> I got another fortnight as Im in love with my 30E - Fortnight » Mira Longline (517-11) and could not resist when I saw it in decent price. I got the full set with highwaited briefs that actually Im not going to wear as im not fan of them but just wanted to see how they will look like. As it is Fortnight - the quality is amazing. Im not really happy with 30s ...band but they didnt have anything in 32 or 34, however I still can close it and wear but it will need some time to stretch a little. The cups are too small, so Im getting quadboobs, probably 30F/32E would work the best, but as a lounge bra I dont really care. The materials are different. While Mira is made of combined soft fabric and lace, the Luna is made like out of mesh fabric. The cups are a little see through. The one thing that I dont like in this bra are the seams across breasts as they're thick and dont look very nice when the bra is on, but once again - with bra that is going to be used around the house only - its completely fine. Straps are fuly adjustable and fit my narrow shoulders. So, the next bra that is going to help me go thorugh hours of writing my dissertation and wont leave marks after wearing bra with wires!
Beautiful in the black/lime green colorway, but unfortunately runs a bit small in the cup. My first Fortnight was a light blue/beige 30DD Mira that gave me quadding. Thought my normal size, 30E, would be better overall. But this 30E has cups just as small as my 30DD Mira - bummed about that. The mesh material of Luna cups is forgiving, but maybe not so much as the stretchy and forgiving Mira cups. I think a 30F in this color would be best, giving me more room everywhere.
I was dreading that buying this bra NWT in a 30 band would be a painful mistake, but I ...don't find it super tight. It is normal or true to size. It was easy to put on without having to turn the wrong ways.
So while it isn't a perfect fit, it is comfy and one of the only semi-fitting bras i have that I really love the colors of! Also the shape isn't bad. After the Freya Fancies bralette, I felt a little blue about my natural shape.. none of that here! Read more 75 more words
Excited to try this out in a 30E! This bra isn't quite as soft as the Mira Longline, the fabric on this one is rougher, thicker, but also a lot more supportive. It looks to be a little large on the breast, but I think that's mostly due to the larger band on this particular bra. It seems true to size for a 30. Unfortunately, much too large for me, so I will need to alter it down. Edit: Took off like 1.5ish inches off the band, but the cups are still a bit generous, especially on my smaller side. Ah well, tissue shrinkage has been severe.
I don't need another Luna, I told myself. But what if a lighter color fits differently from the neon/black I've tried?? I have trouble saying no when they pop up at a good price. I watch for them on eBay and seeing one under like $80 is rare.
It seems color did not change the fit enough to stop the cups from cutting in on me. This one measures a bit wider and deeper. Most surprisingly, the cup height is also half an inch shorter. This may be because I measured while wearing it with looser straps where I tended to overtighten the straps on my 30E neon/black Luna. None of this does me any favors. The band is also a firmer one and is too tight for me.
The pale pink/ivory color is really beautiful without being too girly. The pink has a dusty tone to it that makes it very modern and trendy.
I had the same bra and color in 30E but found it too small - the cups cut in.
Unfortunately sizing up to 30F made the cups wider and taller but not a whole lot deeper. The cups seem too far apart and still cut in a bit while also wrinkling where they are too tall for me to fill. Sigh
Luckily I found a good fit with my 32E Ivy Longline. Its lace edge seems to be more forgiving and less closed on top.
Oddly this bra has the firmer band Fortnight is known for, while my same 30E was comfortable and not too tight when brand new. There must be some variation in construction.
Fornight i want to love you but you don't leave enough space for my inner fullness. I think it's time we'll have to part ways as sad as it makes me. You are so lovely and classy looking but you just aren't the one for me.
This colorway reminds me of vintage lingerie. The band should be loose enough for me to be comfortable but I feel a bit pinched on my 29" underbust
My first Fortnight, thanks to kerniss! I’ve appreciated this brand for a long time, but my very projected, non-self-supporting, fairly close-set 30FF bust is typically a dreadful match for wireless bras and bralettes… though I love the way they look! Because Fortnight stops at an F cup, I had to size up a band in order to try them out. Fortunately, Luna seems to run firm in the band, and I'm able to wear it comfortably on the second set of hooks.
It’s not a perfect fit: the ribbon edging closes off the cups a little, cutting into my larger boob especially near the center. Because ...there’s no wire to separate my boobs, they tend to fall towards one another as the day goes on, exaggerating this quadding effect. Based on this, I think Luna might be best for self-supporting FOB shapes, although it’s passable as a comfort bra on pendulous, even shapes like mine. The shape it gives is a low but fairly rounded teardrop, not excellent but not terrible either. It is super comfortable and lightweight… such a relief to put on at the end of the day or any time I’m just around the house! However, having my boobs touch seems to increase boob sweat, and a strange thing I’ve noticed about this bra is that sweat “stains” the fabric of the band, although the marks go away as soon as you wash it.
Aesthetically, the design is casual and minimalistic but beautiful! I love the semi-sheer beige cups and the satiny mauve panel in the front. Altogether, I don’t think it would be worth it to me to buy Fortnight at full price (although the quality of the materials seem to justify the cost) just because it’s not perfect size or shape wise. Still, Luna is the best wireless bra I’ve ever tried, and I’m very happy to have it.