This bra fits me surprisingly better than the size up: http://bra.pe/XTfX/ Writing this review for when I was a 26FF. Band is super tight, it works excellently as a strapless. This bra gives great cleavage (especially with the straps). While the cups were a little small, without the straps, it was the first strapless bra ever to not cut in at the armpits area with the straps off. This makes it an excellent strapless bra for someone who has tall roots. I received my bra as a giveaway, and while I am eternally grateful, the bra is defective and the right cup curls outwards. Since it is discontinued, I am not able to replace it. Therefore I tried my best to fix the issue with the cup, and it is wearable. I wore this bra for a formal, and the mishap with the cup wasn't noticeable, but you can see it in my photos.
This is a wearable strapless bra, a first for me. Others said the band was quite tight, but I didn't find that. It is tight but I can still wear it normally and I'm a solid 30 band. The cup is big enough for my smaller side, but the larger side has a bit of a quadraboob effect (but this is often the case for me). The shape this bra gives me is okay. It doesn't give me insane cleavage, perhaps I'm wider-set than I thought. It doesn't fit me perfectly, the gore does not lie flat at all and there is some quadraboob, but overall it is a wearable strapless bra.
Definitely should have listened to the reviews saying the band runs tight. I looked for a 32D but couldn't find it so I went with my normal 30DD. It is ridiculously small. I used an extender with this (on the loosest setting) and it was still too tight. This would best fit someone that needed a 26" band. There's so much padding that it feels shallow at the bottom
The cups are too deep for me at the apex, it's barely touching my boob and is almost hollow on my smaller days. They are also too closed at the top like every other strapless bra ever. There's a lot of space inside the cups despite all the push up padding. The band is wonderfully tight, and fits me perfectly. I love the lore gore, but the sequins are itchy and irritate my skin. That would probably not be a problem with clothing on and if it didn't cut into my boob near the armpit area.
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle
This review is for the Nude colorway.
The Search for a Strapless Bra, Part II: Electric Boogaloo
First of all, I would like to say that this bra is much prettier than I was expecting. The nude fabric actually shimmers! It's quite light, though; I got it to replace my 30FF - Panache » Porcelain Moulded Strapless (3370) , which is a bit paler with a tinge of pink and probably matches my skintone better, but even with the yellower undertone this comes pretty damn close. It's also super lightweight, which I was ...not expecting, but it is a pleasant surprise. I was also not expecting a longline, but at 5 hooks (5!) I don't know what else to call it. I have been looking for a super-plunge longline strapless for YEARS, and I am so glad to have found it by accident!
It definitely runs tight. If you are between sizes, you might want to size up (at least in the smaller bands; not sure how the model scales). With the Panache Porcelain I noticed it migrating a bit over the course of an evening, but nothing out of the ordinary. I had hoped that with a "tighter" 30 I might alleviate the problem altogether, but it's so tight it's literally squeezing itself down off my ribcage.
I do think my rather firm breast tissue is probably not helping much, too, especially because of the ENORMOUS non-removable pushup pads in the cups. Ego boost? They weren't kidding! My boobies do not like to be pushed around and usually push back, and in this case they team up with the too-tight band and push the bra almost down to my waist. I think an extender is in order!
I would like to thank whoever said to size up in the cup, because they were also very right. I may do better with a 30GG, but since that cup size would require sizing up and I WANT a tight band, I'm not sure I'm willing to exchange.
Also, the straps are SUPER LONG. They are padded for comfort, which I like, but it makes them very difficult to adjust. Definitely check length BEFORE you get the bra all the way on, because they are a huge pain to move when wearing.
The cups are set at a much better angle for me than the Panache, though, and they don't cut in on top much when the bra sits in its proper place. They are definitely much taller and a little shallower and more vertical on top, which is lovely! (I think I will always have a bit of the false quad-boob with anything strapless, though, on account of how high my roots go. My mom and sister also have this problem.) Plus, aside from how much distortion there is from the pushup pads, I think there might actually be the right amount of bottom projection for me.
I am quite pleased with my investment. I really hope the extender works! Definitely going to record the results.
Update: The extender works nicely, and I only need about one set of hook's worth of breathing room. Of course, as soon as I washed the bra, I misplaced the extender, and I have to find it before I can wear it again... Read more 448 more words
I had been searching far and wide for a strapless / multiway plunge bra that works for my wide rooted, shallow shape. I heard that this bra was both wide and shallow, so I had to try it.
I'm happy to say that this bra fits the bill. The band is snug, comparable to my 28 band bras. The gore is so low, it's barely there, so there's no digging in. The cups are wide enough. It comes with removeable straps. While I like the cushioned, satiny material, the straps do tend to slip off my shoulders. This is partially because they are set pretty wide in the back.
My ...least favorite thing about the bra is how overzealous the padding is. I wish I had the option to remove it. The shape of the cups in conjunction with my boobs is almost, but not quite right. With most plunges, I have an issue filling out the bottom and having the top cut in at a weird angle. With this one, there's no trouble filling out the bottom, but the top is still coming in at a slightly weird angle. Read more 80 more words
I adore this bra. It is super tight, has lots of padding, and it is low cut. It gives amazing support with or without straps. The straps are fully adjustable.
I measure 27" and 33/34", so I really need a 28 band but Gossard usually has tight 30 bands. This one is insanely tight. If you need a 26 band or something, I would totally recommend this bra. I like my bands as tight as possible, plus this bra is a convertible, so the tightness is welcomed here!
It has three hooks in three columns (finally! They always neglect the "small" sizes) so support is great. I much prefer the ...Superboost to the Egoboost. The Egoboost has a much higher center gore, while Superboost doesn't really have one. This is perfect for me because my breasts are very wide, solid and close together, and with push up padding, they're even closer! I feel a tad crowded in the cups (like they could have toned the padding down a bit), but it is not uncomfortable. Even with the padding and the super tight band, I believe this bra is nice for daily use; I would wear it every day if I had a good collection of them because it is so supportive and makes a great shape.
The cups are seamless and the straps aren't fat and ugly, so it is perfect for tank tops, halter tops, sexy dresses, or tube tops. If you're in the USA, small-boned and want a plunging strapless push-up bra, I suggest going to gossardusa.com and you'll find this bra is on sale. Any questions, please ask.
EDIT: Nothing terrible, but I should point out the cups do cover up a bit more of my boobs (especially in the center) than I'd like in a plunge. So I mainly save this bra for t-shirts, and stick to the Felina Bra of the Year (32D for me) for sexy tops. Just a heads up! Read more 217 more words
I measure at a 28E (28 snug 26.5 tight) so I expected this bra to be a little loose in the band but if anything its almost too tight. It's seriously a work out trying to put this bra on because the band is so firm..Once I get it on it fits almost perfectly though, it does feel a bit tight in the band (but in a good way since it's a strapless). They're also not kidding about it being a push up, it gives some serious cleavage
Well, I reallllly wanted to try this bra and my size seemed to have been pointing towards needing a larger cup size, so when I found this in the 30DD I was super excited! Turns out this bra is suited to someone who is very shallow and has a wide root. This bra is also suuuper tight and is probably more like a 26F (possibly a 26FF) as it only stretches to 27" inches. As someone who has a 27" UB, this was awesome especially for a strapless bra. It was still a tad too tight for me; if I were going to keep it I would wear it with an extender a few times. I will really want to try this bra in a 30D and would consider this in a 32B/C if the price is right as the band is SUPER tight.
This bra tries a little *too* hard to boost your ego with the amount of padding they put in it. I'm just about falling out of the cups - scratch that, I'm very decidedly falling out. I'd go up a cup size from what you'd normally wear in this bra at least.
It would have been great if the push up part were removeable, I think. The band is nice and firm, with five (five!) hooks in an almost long-line sort of fashion. I like that quite a bit. It's also a smooth and classy looking material. I can't complain about its plunginess, either, which is entirely satisfactory.