I've owned this bra for years, and never worn it. It seems the reason it never fit me properly was because the band is ridiculously tight, and back when I bought it, I didn't realize it, so I thought it was just too uncomfortable in the front.
Today I decided to try it on with an extender, and surprise! It fits me better than anything else I've tried, except now that my boobs are bigger it's too shallow (and obviously way too tight in the band). I've been trying all of these bras that have wide wires, but it seems that I need a narrower wire. It also has a low and wide gore, which I seem unable to find in anything.
I really wish I could wear it, but it slips down from my IMF a minute after I swoop and scoop. It's really pretty, sheer but not too sheer, and gives a pretty natural shape (mine is a bit weird because I'm getting cut off at the top).
I like the colour of this bra better than the white. It's very pretty on! Unfortunately the colour does not take away the issues I have with this bra - the itchiness from the fabric around the nipples and the under wires. I do not believe that the fabric agrees with my sensitive skin (this one is 69% polyamide, 22% polyester, and 9% elastane). I actually find it itchier than the white. It may also be the construction. The stitch lines land right on the nipple because of the sheer fabric. It is also looser in the band than the white. It gives a nice classic shape - rounded, flat going inward, and slightly pointy but not in a dramatic way.
I want to love this bra. I love the sheer look, and it gives a very classic shape (rounded with a slight flattening as the breasts go inwards; almost pointy, but not alarming). It fits nicely in the band, unlike my red one which seems quite a bit looser. Unfortunately the material it is made from is not compatible with my sensitive skin. The tag says 77% polyamide, 13% elastane, and 10% polyester. It becomes impossible to forget that I am wearing this bra. The fabric is especially bothersome around the nipples and the underwire (though, again, not as bad as the red one). Also, sometimes it takes a few tries to put in on properly. It requires swooping and scooping from the sides - so up and inward, instead of just up (or maybe this should be apart of my normal practice?) - for the cups to sit right.
The bra doesn't fit me, so I'm just commenting on the construction.
First of all, the band runs tight. It feels more like a 30 band in comparison to most other bras I tried. The lace is rather stiff and rigid, not as stretchy as the Gossard Reverie, for example. It didn't stretch out much.
Pros: - It's lacy and sheer, yet supportive. - Fits comfortably, no poking or cutting in. - Wide wires. - Straps are fully adjustable. - Quality seems excellent, except for the closure.
Cons: - It has only one row of hooks, and the hooks and eyes on the closure are flimsy. The eyes got pulled out of the lining by the stretched band after only a few wears. You can easily reinforce them with a thread and some stitches - I wonder why Gossard didn't do that. - Gives a pointy shape. - Seams show through clothing.
This is one of the first bras I ever ordered from BraStop after realizing that there were bras out there made beyond DD. I had NO CLUE what size I would need (and every bra calculator told me a different number), so I just ordered a few different sizes to try.
The band on this bra is pretty tight, so I definitely wouldn't want it any smaller (even though I wear 32 mostly). The cups are too small for me (because I obviously ordered the wrong size -- I know now I need a HH, usually), so I have no idea how they fit for someone of the correct size.
The bra is really pretty and sheer. My boyfriend liked the fact that it was completely see-through, so that could be a plus....haha.