I am undecided about the quality of this bra/bikini top. It looks and feels kindof cheap and rough, but it is a swim top, too, and I suspect that it is good in the water. It looks slightly less cheap on than it does off (Also, I have tried the "Reef"/aquamarine and "Blue" colors, which don't seem to look as sophisticated as the black one, but I couldn't find a black one that I could afford).
For my shape, this does not fit at all. This is the biggest 34-band I have ever worn (perhaps it needs to be looser as a swim top?), and the cups are ...too wide for my narrow shoulders and ribcage. The cups extend halfway around my ribs (this doesn't quite show in the pictures).
The straps are far too wide for my build, as well; the shoulder straps want to fall off of my shoulders and although it is fairly comfortable, it almost looks as though my breasts are shoved into my chin -- I think this is exacerbated by the extra-wide cups and straps.
Pros: it feels very sturdy, as if it will last in the water, and it looks better on than off.
Cons: the cups can look a little pointy, it can seem a little cheap, and it just doesn't fit me at all. I think it would be better for builds with wide shoulders (Swimmer's shoulders! Makes sense!) and wide-set appearance. For all I know, it might be better for lower-set, as well.
I am not sure how to rate "bra appearance." In itself the "reef" color top I find maybe "Meh" or "Okay." On me it was "poor." Read more 169 more words
This bra/swimtop is extremely comfortable, other than having this slanted plastic clip at the back that you have to angle in just so in order to close, and I always have problems getting it aligned before latching it (The clip is extremely comfortable and sturdy once you fasten it, and is probably well suited to staying on in the water).
It sortof "fits" but for my narrow ribcage and shoulders, the cups extend too far around my ribcage, halfway to my back (although of course it's not nearly so bad on me as the 34JJ was).
With my narrow shoulders, I would do much better if it had a ..."racerback" hook like some sports bras do.
I would not recommend this for people with a higher, rounder shape or narrower shoulders because this shape seems more geared to wider shoulders and build.
I rated it as "too much separation" because the cups extended so far out around my ribcage and that was my best guess for how to encapsulate that in the fit notes.
I don't think it is nearly as flattering on me as it could be, because of the preceding and because the center gore does not lie flat. For builds like mine it would need more fabric across the top edge of the cup. It did feel extremely comfortable, though.
I suspect that the non-adjustable band could pose a problem in time, but it feels great now.
If you are potentially interested in one, I would make sure to check here and other places for "real" pictures because the photos shown by Freya seem to have a very different appearance than the product does "in real life" (not least because they seem to show the shape of the version for the smaller cup sizes for both the smaller and larger sizes, even though the larger sizes are shaped differently)
Pros: I like the appearance of the "blue"(navy-ish) color top better than the "reef"(aquamarine). It can look slightly cheap when off but looks better on. It feels sturdy like it would be a real swim top (unlike some that are advertised as such). I find it extremely comfortable despite not really fitting and plan to keep it.
Cons: It can appear somewhat pointy. Doesn't fit my build; shoulders and cups too wide, giving me a sortof high "boxy" appearance, whileh center gore does not lie flat and top seam does not have sufficient material for me. I suspect that the lines on me would look better without the buttons to draw the eye outward although the buttons are otherwise cute and help signal that this is a bikini top not just a bra. One-band-size may become a problem over time.
I am not sure how to rate bra appearance below. The blue top itself I would rate "Good;" on me it was "Meh." Read more 361 more words
I love the fit of this bathing suit top, it's very comfortable. I wear it as a bra sometimes because of how comfortable it is. The center gore lies flat but in the 32 the band is really too big. Also there is a strange excess of materials in the outer layer of the cup. This might be fixed if band was my normal 28 rather then 32. But the cup fits fine.