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!
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.
This bra is comfortable and well-made but even when it fit I was 'meh' about it. It makes me kind of pointy, it peeks out of clothes easily because there's so much fabric/straps, and it's a little on the scratchy side. But very sturdy and supportive, I'd say. If you're a true 30 the 28 won't work for you, but if you're in between 28 and 30 you can try the 28. In my fuller days I could fill out the cups fine, even some quadding, but as I lost a little weight the top of the cup (near the armpit) was hard to fill and I got some wrinkling. Won't be looking for this bra in my new size.
This bra has a nice lace material for the cups. I actually really like it and my husband thinks it is sexy! I like that the cups just adjusts to your breast shape. My breasts are projected and this is the one bra I own that seems to accomodate that shape. I usually get breast tissue escaping out the outer sides of my bras but this is the one rare bra where I don't get that!
My breasts are also full on bottom with tall roots that gently slope down. There are some wrinkles on the outer top part which I have ...also seen in other pics for this bra but it doesn't bither me nor show under clothes. The shape is very natural. If you have nice round breasts, it may be a really nice option. I prefer a push up or moulded bra to give some extra roundness and shape to my breasts, so I feel a bit shy to wear this under a tight fitting top. At first I found the apex of my breasts a bit too low, but I adjusted the straps tighter and the apex is good now. (I think the cup is too small for me, hence when I tighten the straps, it feels like the bra is floating off my chest. Or if I loosen the straps and the cups fit, the apex is too low. I admit that I bought the wrong size, but it was a good deal.) It would be nice if the size range went above 28F as I can't buy the next size up.
The gore is super high for my close set breasts. I can't wear this bra all day because of the high gore. However, considering I have close set breasts, it is amazing that I can wear it for as long as I can. Overall, this is a lovely bra. It is lightweight and dries quickly after it is washed. If you can wear a high gore, you like a natural shape and you want something projected, this is a great bra to try! Read more 262 more words
This bra is my first experience with a cup bigger than E. The gore feels a bit uncomfortable because it digs into the sternum when I wear it for a longer time. Because of the great "wow I can put my shoulders back without feeling cups thst are too narrow" - effect I bought this bra three times. One is exchanged now for a Cleo Rita which gives me better support. Gem is quite stretchy even on top. So I think this bra is good for FOT boobs.
Buy it! That bra changed my life as it is rally comfortable as I wear it in the right size. Never had imagined a lace bra could give such an support. I used to wear padded Freya bras size 32 dd before. The n i tried the 30 e ans thought they would ne fine. Definitely they are not. At last not for me. I really love that gembra. Its the one i wear 24/7.
Full disclosure: I have lost an inch under the bust since buying this bra, however the style was too large in the band from the time of purchase, and has been passable only on the tightest hook. If I had the option to size down, I would have. The cups are well-constructed with a decent shape, and the bra looks very pretty on, but the fit problems make it hard to enjoy those aspects. The gore is very high, and the bra overall feels more like a balcony style than a half-cup - it doesn't appear to be designed with short bodies in mind. The wide straps could have been very supportive on a smaller band, but they are too wide-set for my frame, and can't be tightened as far as I'd like without the band riding up higher. Overall the bra seems lovely for someone the right size, but it simply doesn't fit.
Ouch! What's with the Gem? I tried the balcony style in blue 30DD a while ago that was waaaaay too big in the cups and band (had no measuring tape with me so no measurements). I've read it since that the half cup style ran smaller in the cups, so my white 28F just arrived. Where do I start? Wires are shorter than wire channel, straps too wide apart (I don't usually have this problem), extra fabric on the upper outside area. This bra makes me look wide and shallow, when in reality I am average to narrow and projected. The Gem halfcup is very soft, comfortable and true to size, just wrong for me in so many ways. I was expecting lift, rounded and/or uplifed look. Instead I got pancakes - sort of a "relaxed" silhouette. I'm guessing this bra is asking for firmer breasts than I have. white colourway