Man, this bra is weird. I'm definitely returning it, but I thought I'd add it to the database first since I haven't seen any reviews of the Flourish range yet.
Pros: It's very comfortable with plush, soft wires -- I'm a big Cleo fangirl but I admit this is a nice change from their super-stiff sternum stabbers. It's also quite pretty; the lace is beautiful.
Cons: There are unfortunately lots. The band is very loose; I immediately reached for the tightest hook. The straps are only half-adjustable and are way too long for me. The cups themselves are just bizarre. I'm pretty projected for my size range and my nipple fills out the apex of the cups, but the top lace part wrinkles. If I scoop & swoop, it will lay flat for a few seconds and then pull away, flattening the tops of my boobs and simultaneously causing wrinkling and slight quadboob.
I really do like the design, so I'll be hunting for good deals on the padded longline that would hopefully be a better fit for me.
With no mesh lining inside the cups, this is a truly unlined bra. I was quite surprised to discover how tight the band is. It's as large as a 34 band, which is my usual band size, but it lacks the stretch. It feels really tight at the underwires. Not quite painful, but close enough to feel somewhat uncomfortable, which is made worse by the stiffness of the underwires. This must be the least stretchy band and the stiffest underwires I've seen, worse than my Cleo bras which don't feel uncomfortable at all. The cups are moderately narrow and have a lot of projection. Almost all bras are too ...shallow for me, but not this one. The cups fit well on the bottom, but the lace, which has practically no stretch, is seriously wrinkling on top near the apex. It seems like this bra requires much taller roots and a bit more upper fullness than I have. The fit isn't too bad for my FoB and narrow shape, but it's not great, aesthetically. Which is strange as projected high apex plunges almost always fit me perfectly, but for some reason, not this one. This is a really cute and joyful bra though. I've always loved Spring styles and vintage prints, and the white lace and the floral print seem to be inspired by 80s nostalgia. If only it was as comfortable as it's pretty.
Edit : after 2 days trying this bra on, it's definitely too uncomfortable at the wires, the wires are a little bit larger than I'd like, and the cups are much too wide on top for my short roots. I could have sized down for narrower wires, but it would be a bit too shallow for me then. I guess there is no way to make this bra feel comfortable for me no matter the size, so I'm just going to return it. Read more 207 more words
This bra's a bit of an odd one for me. I swear when I tried it on in the store it fit (with a bit of wrinkling) but the shape & size of the cup is just so wrong for me it's unwearable. My boobs must have changed shape.