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I guess I've change size (and shape?) over the years, because I've tried a few other styles/sizes of the Deco in the past and they didn't work out; mostly because the straps are so wide-set it made the outer top of the cups buckle when I moved around, plus there wasn't enough projection at the gore, so I would quad terribly.
Well, this Deco 4234 for whatever reason, is fitting me better now. The straps are still set too far apart, because if I slouch too much I do get some gaping at the strapline. And the projection at the gore is borderline quadding. But overall, it's ... a nice looking bra.
When checking off the boxes for "How it fits", the only one I checked as a problem was the wide placement of the straps. Yet under the "Assessment" page, Bratabase says it fits. So I find that rather curious. Only time will tell if it cuts into my armpits too much...and if it does, I'll revise my review.
Now that I've worn it a few times, when I stand straight, the cups fit fantastic and give a really nice shape. But at the same time, the straps do cut into my armpits. And yes, the cups buckle when I move around. So I may try to move the straps closer to center.
I ended up altering each strap only 1cm inward. The top center point of the cups became the outside edge, so that the edge of the straps now line up with the edge of the cups. By doing so, it also changed the angle of the straps, so now they also don't slide down. (See the close up pictures for reference.) And this simple, minor adjustment seems to have practically eliminated the gaping-when-moving fit issue.
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 Flag this
About this Bra
* $42 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns and available with Amazon Wardrobe
* available in black, nude, and some fun colors and prints
* Made of a stretch, opaque knit.
* Elastic at top of band.
* Wing support: seaming
* Continuous band - wires lower than wings.
* Back close with 3 columns of hooks.
* ridged elastic
* stiff (stand up on their own)
* full adjust
* leotard back
* seamless, molded plunge cups
* unpadded underwire
* neoprene-like foam (but doesn't stretch) covered with a non-stretch, opaque knit
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts
* average projection
* wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts)
* very wide roots (extend past ... the mid-axillary line)
* even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full)
* short root height, average vertical placement
* mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away)
* conical shape (but will squish to round)
* full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue
* petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
* front (anterior) rib flares
* length: fits
* wings: height good
* no axillary skin spillage
Gore: Comfortable, tacks, good spacing, height fine.
* Gives a flat shape.
* Wires wide enough (SO RARE).
* Top of cup has big gaps.
* Outer edge of cups cut into tail of Spence.
* too far apart, slip
* adjust short enough
Comfort & Fit Summary
* Cups too big.
* Didn't try other sizes, not sure why.
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 Flag this
Despite it's incredible popularity, the Deco, alas, is not the right shape for me. As a girl with a lot of immediate projection this bra fights a loosing battle with my breasts. No matter how tight I make the band, my breasts push this bra downward. This makes my breasts look much lower than they are and leaves me wondering if it presses down on my upper breast tissue in return... which I would fear could contribute to sagging.
I keep it around cause it's a good cleavage bra. But after about 3 hours I'm ready to tear the thing off. And I'm adjusting things every 20 to 30 ... minutes when I've got it on.
This is another one of those bras that also gets really full coverage feeling at larger sizes. Big straps, big wings, covers a lot of the chest in general. Matronly... with cleavage. It peeks out of a lot of what I try to wear it under. As a black cleavage bra, that's not awful, unless I actually just want to wear it as a daily wear and not be risque.
Updated on Jun 04, 2016 Flag this
It's a no for me. I'm puzzled by the plunge line on a molded bra, because it squished my breasts to the center without uplifting them, thus making me spill in the low middle and leaving a ridge at the top. It's a flattened shape under clothing and really super uncomfortable at the band. I just need a higher gusset in my molded bras. I'm puzzled as to how this bra got so popular, I really am.
Updated on May 30, 2015 Flag this
I am really happy to find a molded cup that is narrow enough for my boobs. I do feel like my boobs spill out towards the middle of the cup, especially because I have a lot of center fullness and projection, but I guess that is the point of a plunge ... ? Does anyone else experience this? Also, I find that I can see the top edge of the cup through my shirt. Is this just because it is a thicker material? I also found that I had gaps along the top of my boobs where the cup attaches to the strap, but I found that tightening the strap reduced this.
Updated on May 06, 2015 Flag this
i bought this on an ebay whim a while ago because i needed a nude t shirt style bra, but me and deco dont ever get along, even when in the right size. im wearing closer to 34FF/32G right now, so this is probably technically too small, but i dont think the shape of deco would work for my anyway.
the straps get caught in my armpits, and dig, which is the first thing i notice. the band is snug and a little uncomfortable, but with an extender its still not comfy. its probably a combo of stiffness of the material and the need for a slightly deeper/taller cup. ... i think the sides/wires are too low for my taller roots, letting a lot of the tissue escape back out. the molded cups aren't the right shape for me (i do better in half cup styles) and they aren't able to mold to your shape the way a soft cup is. im not very full on the upper half of my breast, so i gape there, especially on my right side.
deco is great for many people, but not for me! it's heading on to a new home, so i can get myself a nude halfcup instead.
Updated on Mar 21, 2015 Flag this
Well-made, but not well-fitted at all.
Updated on Sep 21, 2014 Flag this
Great fit for me, I need the plunge fit due to close set breasts and a short stature.
Updated on Apr 16, 2014 Flag this
Nope nope nope, not for me. I'm shallow, and the cups on this bra gaped crazy bad at the top. And when I say "crazy bad," I mean that with my arms at my sides, I could look down and see half my breast uncovered. This simply doesn't work with a shallow shape.
It came up really high under my arms as well.
Updated on Mar 09, 2014 Flag this
This is my go-to tee-shirt bra. There is some gaping at the top but I can usually fix that with my posture.
Updated on Nov 17, 2013 Flag this
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