This bra has a wonderful microfiber feeling fabric that has a fun girly print on it. I love that the straps have dots on them as well and being fully adjustable. The cups have a lavender lace edge detail with two small lavender bows where the straps meet the cups and a slightly larger bow on the center gore that has a little button with dots on it as well.
I purchased this bra because it was the same cut as the “Patsy” bra and I love the shape it gives, with a nice full rounded lift. I purchased a 30G because they do not make this bra in a 28GG my usual size. I plan to have the band taken in.
My shape: soft, deflated, full on bottom with tall shallow top, measure to 36E
I would have preferred to buy this in a 36E, but I could not find that size. Though discontinued, I had to have this bra for the purple flowers and dots pattern and half-cup style, so this sister size was the closest I could find. The band fits like a true 38. The cups are soft and comfortable. This is a bra I reach for on any regular day, because it is comfortable and holds everything up well. I like the straps; they're not too flimsy. They could stand to be a bit closer in. It has 2 vertical seams per cup that give a nicely rounded shape. If the band closure had 3 hooks per column instead of 2, it would be perfect.
Stretched Band - 30" Band Length - 25.5" Cup Width - 6" Cup Depth - 9.5" Wire Length - 10" Cup Seperation - 0.75" Strap Width - 0.75" Hooks - 2
As far as I'm concerned...this bra fits me. It's the same style as the Pasty so the fit is the same (except for the center gore, on this one it is narrower by 0.25" ). The fabric is softer, like a microfiber feel (the shorts bottoms are super comfy!!), the band doesn't feel as scratchy against the skin.
Pros: Padded enough to moderately conceal but not thick that it adds to size. Vertical seams offering better support in the cup. Soft fabric, has a t-shirt bra ...feel though the seams will show through very fitted tops. Lace detail isn't too heavy but will also show through tighter tops. Band is true to size - completely stretched is just about 30" so this will fit a 29-30" ribcage appropriately. Wideset straps (oddly enough, not too wide, they manage to stay in place) and lowcut neckline, perfect for scoopneck shirts.
Cons: Cups run smaller than the plunge version because they're shallower and shorter. I had to size up (as I did for the Patsy). For me, this is big in the band. Unstretched it's only a half inch bigger than my frame so I will be taking this in to a 28.
*ETA* You can see the band riding up in the side shots, it's dropping the cups a little so it looks like they're too big on me. An E would have given quad-boob. Once I take this in a few inches it should fit better. I'm thinking about making it to a size 27 instead of 26 or 28.
Update 7/12/12- Altered to a size 26! The measurements are now 22.5" unstretched, 26.5" stretched. While it fits a lot better, there is discomfort because it's so firm. And not the kind you'd expect from a smaller band.
This fits perfect now, though I'm still leaving it as not fitting as that will mess up the recs for me, and others too. Read more 224 more words