Took a shot in the dark on an unknown bra in my desperate search for a workable unlined nude bra. Didn't turn out that bad! Could be slightly more immediately projected, but I say that about almost everything. It's fairly narrow, good for FOB shapes, and not totally ugly! So I suppose I consider it a win.
I ordered this bra on US Amazon on 9/21/16. It arrived very quickly, on 10/3/16.
This bra is very pretty. It has a fairly simple design, which I quite like. It has all-over stretch lace, an interior side sling, side boning, and super narrow straps. It has three columns of two rows of hook and eyes.
It runs a full band size small. I am closer to a UK 30H these days, so my usual EU size would be 65K, but the band on this 70J is perfect. Size up in the band if you're not between band sizes.
Now for what I like - the cups are narrow and ...fairly deep. The shape is minimized but not super pointy (it's not round like a Cleo, but then what is? ). There is lots of room for bottom fullness. The stretch lace is very soft and comfy.
For what I do not like - there is not much room by the center gore. I consider my center fullness (along with my bottom fullness) my defining shape characteristic, so YMMV with whether this is a problem for you. I plan on narrowing the gore to give me more room at the center. It also does not allow room for much top fullness. I am pretty even/full all over, and it definitely cuts in a little. If you are full on top or tall rooted, I do not think this is the bra for you. The straps are a little too narrow and too stretchy for me. They are a ever so slightly uncomfortable, and they allow me to bounce a bit. I am currently deciding whether or not to switch them out.
Despite all of my gripes, I really do like this bra. The beige functions as a nude for me, and the shape actually looks really good under clothes. For the price (~$26 + $6 shipping), it really is a good value. Read more 220 more words
This bra is a hidden gem! Gorteks is definitely a brand that deserves more attention, because they've really hit a home run with the design of this bra. This was one of those bras I fell in love with at first try on. It fits like a glove and it's extremely comfortable.
I expected the material to be a typical lace but it's actually a quite thick jacquard (i think?) stretch lace. This material is not only insanely comfortable because of the stretch, but its thickness provides great nipple coverage for an unpadded bra. The design of the bra is quite thoughtful, with a mesh side support sling ...in the cup and side support boning in the band.
Onto the sizing and shape: it is very true to size for a 32F/70G. If you're one who usually orders a band size up in European bras expecting them to run small, I would not do that in this model. Choose your normal UK size. The wires are a pretty average width, so if you're looking for very narrow wires this unfortunately isn't it (although I have narrow roots and don't find the width uncomfortable at all). The cup is deep, short, and closed on top--perfect for me. It also has great immediate projection. Also, in a wonderful surprise, the straps are not set too wide or high and don't cause any pain to my narrow shoulders. The shape of the bottom section is very lifted, supported, and round, with the top section being a little bit flattening. If you have too much top fullness for this bra it might give you an "elf shoe" or "upside-down 7" type shape. I would not pick this bra if you are a cleavage seeker either. The gore is an average width, certainly not narrow like overlapping comexim gores but because the wires are not hard it is perfectly comfortable.
I would highly recommend this bra for short rooted and/or FOB projected breasts. I would not recommend this bra for tall rooted, FOT or shallow breasts.
I ordered this from Other Eden's eBay store, btw, and they are great. Great prices on a lot of EU brands. Read more 254 more words
This bra fits me a lot like the Fanstasie Esme 30E. I happliy find it slightly minimizing. I almost bubble quad on my larger side. It's just a little too closed off at the top for my roots. The cup width only has a little empty space on the sides at 5". I wish there was a tiny bit more immediate projection but the cup volume is really borderline for depths that fit me so it easily might not be a complaint if I wasn't on the cusp. Overall I'm happy with it for a "nude" even though it's not an especially nice ...shade of beige. The lace mostly disapeared and its thick enough I don't show and tell through my tee. I haven't worn it for awhole day. If my opinion changes I'll come back and edit my review accordingly.
Updated: after having this bra 6 months Im not crazy about it as I’d hoped. It’s jusf a bit too small. Now that it's getting cooler and I'm layering I probably won't wear it much but it does work decently. It doesn't have quite enough immediate projection for me so it slips down durning the day and cuts in slightly at top. I have inner fullness and a, even though depending on the shape of the bra can be functionally full on top. Read more 131 more words
Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, slightly FoB, slightly centre full, splayed, never met a gore I didn't like, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG
I really shouldn't like this bra ... but I do. It is a cup size too small and I am actually debating trying the size up in spite of a number of design problems.
To begin with, two hooks and tiny, fully elastic straps.
Second, inner side slings that cuts into immediate projection, elastic top edge of the cup that quads when you move, the straps are set too far appart - but are fortunately insubstantial enough not to cut in, and poor lift/shape.
Pros: super narrow centre gore with great side boning
The fabric on this bra is really lovely! It's a thick stretchy lace with a pattern, but it's very soft yet seems sturdy. It's the same fabric also on the wings and the whole band. The band and the cups are true to size, and it provides a reasonable amount of lift, although it's not the most upfront shape. The quality of the bra seems good, except for a few loose threads. The problem for me was that the bottom of the cup is too shallow. Also, there is too much fabric on the side of the cup, between the strap and the wing. Too bad it doesn't fit, I really like the design and the quality..
Notable: Runs a band size small, very projected, very narrow fully adjustable straps, stretch lace cups allow flexible fit, good depth at bottom of cup.
It's a basic beige bra, subdued pattern, side sling, soft side boning. Only decoration is a beige flat bow with a small bling pendant at the center gore. Great uplifted shape with a hint of a point, minimizes a little. Doesn't allow room for as much center fullness as I have but it would not be a problem for most people. It is a hair wider than I'd consider ideal but it's not a problem fit-wise. I get a very upfront shape.
My only beige unlined bra. Fits pretty good but the gore does not lay completely flat. I believe this is because the top of the cups are slightly too closed off for my upper fullness and so the gore is lifting to make more room. I don't really consider this to be a bad thing though because it is so minor. Slight quadding on my fuller right side. Nice, natural shape. Comfortable straps that are well away from my armpits. Very happy.