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? https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> ). 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. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> 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 224 more words
I ordered Marilyn before in 36E cause their calculator gave me that size. Bad idea. Do not use their calculator. The band was way too loose and the cup too small. I passed that bra on.
Marilyn in 70I fits a lot better (if not a little too roomy in the cups?) I think in EU size I still have to order 70H despite this recent growth. Or maybe that's just Gorteks sizing.
Marilyn is made of nice stretchy lace all over (similar to Wacoal's Halo Lace bra kind of). It has three part cups that are reinforced with mesh wings for a little side support. The cups.... honestly give ...a nice shape. Different. It's kind of east-west rather than front and center but in a shirt it doesn't look half bad. The top of the cups are finished with stretchy elastic, but it doesn't seem to cut into my soft tissue terribly, it's very very mild. It could be though because there is not much lift and so all the tissue under my collarbone doesn't get lifted either so there's nothing to cut into. The cups, however, are very very wide. At least in this size. They go all the way to my armpits. They are VERY firm. It doesn't bother me so much, I think what bothers me is that bra is kind of itchy on me which should be solved after a wash or two. On my smaller side there is some wrinkling along the wire, but overall nothing too terrible. The gore is a very strong (but not painful) tack. The band at 70 is like a Ewa old 70 band. It's more similar to my Fluo than her newer bras. Do not downsize in the band! It's very very tight.
I think I want to replace these straps with a lot wider ones. They're just not very comfortable this thin.
Overall, I like Marilyn. I do wonder if I could have ordered a 70H and gotten away with it? Right now I'm at my 'high tide' days so the cups fit, but I'm not so sure about when I'm on low tide days. We'll see.
This bra makes me a little more confident that my 70G EM bras will fit just fine. The cups on these are huge (28cm depth, maybe even more) but they fit decently well!
Update: I have tried on several occasions wearing this bra but the wires are just too darn wide for me and it bothers me A LOT. On top of that I find that after an hour of wearing it, the support just vanishes for some reason. It could be the cups are too big... who knows? I will not reorder this bra. Read more 338 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.