I'm usually a 28E-F, and the E caused quad-boob. So desperate for a smooth T-shirt bra, I kept the F. I don't fill the tops of the cup all the way, and there is empty space near the gore. Obviously, the bra doesn't fit me correctly. For reference I am (I think), wide set, even fullness, somewhat shallow. Still have not found a t-shirt bra that fits correctly.
The Pros: Super smooth and ideal for thin, clingy fabrics with no trim; continuous band which helps (for me, at least) to keep the bra in place; push-up padding which helps plump up my FoB breasts and makes them look really full and uplifted; and I like the narrow gore, with the top of the gore underwires practically touching.
The Cons: [partly fit issues, partly bra style issues] straps are wider (actual width of strap) than ...I think I necessarily need for my size and are itchy, perhaps due to the loops along the straps(?); similarly, the looping continues along the bottom edge of the band and causes some irritation for me; the cups are just a bit to curved along the top and cause some gapping after settling after a swoop-and-scoop; compared to the 30F Cleo Madddie, the gore on this bra seems just a bit taller and thus jab-y for me; the band is *just* this side of too small (since Freya's run a bit loose in the band, and I can def tell the difference between the Cleo in the same size, I think it would fit well after some wear and stretching out, but right now I find it wearable with a bra extender--and I really only needed one extra hook, with the extender fastened on the tightest hook, if that makes sense, so really I only needed about 1/2-3/4" to make it comfortable); and unfortunately the top of the cups/placement of straps are just a bit too wide and tend to dig into my underarm/inside shoulder area (especially when I aggressively swoop-and-scoop).
Overall, I like the push-up padding (but it's not removable, so that might be an issue for some people), it's perfectly smooth for wearing under thin shirts and is low enough not to show overly much under low-cut shirts, and the nude is light enough to really blend in with my pale skin tone (again, might be an issue for not-so-pale skin tones). Read more 253 more words
This fits me perfectly, the fuller cup version I also have, but it gapes at the top. This half cup version encases me very well. I wish the straps weren't so wide as it limits my top choices, but it means the straps don't dig in. I find other brands centre wires dig in, where as these are fairly close together.
This was probably the worst fitting bra I have ever tried on in my life. Ok maybe not that, but I had high expectations because was hoping it would work under my (non-strapless) wedding dress. (Yeah, I'm one of the rare women that hates dresses without straps.)
It's a wild understatement to say that this stabbed into my sternum. It poked inwards so viciously that I was convinced that it would break skin if I didn't take it off immediately. Literally stabbed through the heart. OUCH.
Otherwise the body of the cups was OK. However there some gapping along the top, and it didn't really work as pushup, further ...suggesting the cup was too large. Somehow, this bra is looser in the band than any of my 30D bras - the tightest setting worked with some riding up my back.
The final nail in the coffin is that the "nude" would be more accurately described as ivory. I'd say this would work as a nude bra only on the most untanned of pale people. I guess I should have expected this from a British brand.
EDIT: OK, for some really weird reason it fit me a whole lot better the second time around, when I was trying to decide whether it goes to the UPS store. The trick is to move the underwires around from the center to the side. Now, there's no stabbing, zero gapping if I stand straight (there's some gapping as I lean forward), and it pushes up right. I'm on the fence about whether it's the right level of pushup for a wedding - I have a feeling this look could get me kicked out of church. (My sister summarized this look as "No %^&* way is that natural.") It's still REALLY pale, though. Read more 187 more words