I think this has been the most surprising fit on this ongoing quest.
I don't know if this counts as an unlined bra, as it has two layers of fabric (maybe the inner one counts as lined?)....but it is definitely unpadded. This is the only unpadded bra I've put on that actually gives my soft, deflated boobs a nice shape, with good support and doesn't cause deep creases where the seams are. It even looks nice under clothing (though if you have very prominent nipples and don't want them to show, you might need to wear thicker fabric over it).
It's pretty comfortable. The band has decent, but ...not excessive, stretch to it. I think the cups probably run true to size and I also think that it fits me in almost an unintentional way. Because of my short roots, the half cup fits like a full cup on someone else. They are slightly big on me...but only a very little bit..and I think this is because there is room for a taller root (though probably not very tall. Just more so than I am). I don't really get any gaping (which I have in pretty much every other bra). I get a little wrinkling, but find that even if I add padding, it's still there and that might just be the way the fabric pulls. The gore sits flush, doesn't dig, and the width suits my wide-set roots.
It's a shame I kind of can't stand the color. It's a pinkish red (with pale pink bows) and does not match anything that is actually red...not that I own anything red anyway. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I'd like to get it in the blue-ish color, but haven't found it in my size.
I generally have trouble finding something that has a short enough cup, that offers smooth shaping and wings high enough for decent side support, wide enough gores and underwires that enclose all of the side tissue, that doesn't dig into my sternum, and doesn't cause simultaneous gaping and quadboob. This bra has none of those problems for me and actually works! I am surprised every time I put it on! Out of 38 attempted bras, so far, only 4 have been close enough to fitting that I could cut the tags off.
They straps are long, and don't adjust short enough. As a result I get slight gaping in the cups when I slouch. Cups fit good, true to size. Has a very big band, size down at least one size if you can.
This bra is really comfortable! I feel like it gives a really natural and sexy look but I think it looks grandma-esque in the photos. I wish it gave a tiny bit more lift and had a tiny bit more room on top, but everything is soo soft and stretchy that this bra still fits well. Since I have only heard people complain about this bra I was hesitant to try it, but I really like it and will probably end up keeping it! I will try it on a few more times and see how it looks under different tops and hopefully it passes all the tests!
So there's a little wrinkle but it fits close enough for me! As usual my right breast barely fills out on top. I think the straps are a little awkward for my shape but it doesn't bother me. The band is a little loose so I think I'll be on the second hook soon. The material is so lovely, with little bow details and the soft pink colors. Overall though it's my second bra that fits (enough) so I'm happy!!
The bra is a great fit. As usual, due to the half cup/cup difference between my breasts, the right bra at times shows the slightest quad boob effect and the left cup has slight gaps, this is my desired fit since I do not want to mess around with silicone inserts for the smaller breast.
Freya underwires fit me snugly yet comfortably, and it is no different with this bra. No poking whatsoever.
The band fits comfortably on the first set of hooks and snugly on the second.
Strange bra - maybe more suitable for someone shallower than I? It gave me a very flat shape, with my tissue pulled quite high on my chest. Band was loose, wires were wide, gore definitely not suitable for anyone who is not wide-set. Very pretty though.
This thing actually fits like a glove--expect for the loose band. With a 26" ribcage, I can only wear it on the tightest hook. But it is really comfortable! I compared them and the cups are almost the unpadded version of Cleo Juna (6461) 28DD. The wires are slightly narrower, but also stretchier, so the fit is almost the same with Juna, just one cup larger. The fabric is not itchy as some other people mentioned, but maybe it is because my skin is not sensitive to fabrics. Quality is just so-so, with lots of excessive threads, but still acceptable. Anyway, if the band had been tighter, it would be perfect. Hesitating whether to return it or not....
This bra is definitely for shallow, full on bottom breasts, I would say. It is so pretty and comfortable, although the gore sometimes hurts my sternum. The straps are more in the middle of the cup than on the outside edge, which means it doesn't dig into my armpits like my other bras!
The wires in this particular 30E are particularly short for their wire channels. My measurement for cup width went from tip to tip of the wire and I got 5". If I measure the ends of the wire channels, it's closer to 5.5". Similarly with I measured the wire length only from tip to tip of the wire and got 9.5". If I measure the whole wire channel, it is 10.5".
Not sure if all Gems have this short wire or if it is just mine.
The fit is very nice at first glance, but I get quadding when I move my arms around or straighten my shoulders. My breasts also threaten to fall out when I bend over.
The bra is made of two layers of soft lace. It's very comfortable to wear. I really like the width of the strap where it attaches to the cups - I feel it gives me a lot of side support. The cups have a single vertical seam running down the middle. I was pleased to see that the seam lays pretty flat and won't show under most tops. It's hard to describe the shape I get wearing this. It's rounded and yet slightly pointy. I think the cups are maybe a touch too shallow for me as well.