One day my mind conjured up my dream bra - a seamless, unlined beige bra with no pattern, lace, anything. Something to wear under white t-shirts that wasn't moulded. This was the bra I immediately clung to. And here I am.
Guys, this bra is awesome. I want it to work for me so badly https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> The wires are so soft and flexible. Seriously, I put it on and went to feel how the center gore was sitting on my chest - for a minute, I thought I'd bought a wireless bra. But nope. The center gore is pretty low, and the wires ...don't come up far at all in it. No stabbing!
The sheer look isn't for everyone - in one post someone said how it "leaves nothing to the imagination" - and I really like that! Some people won't. Not gonna lie, sometimes bras like this will smush your nipples in the weirdest, most unsexy ways. But other times, when your nipples are sitting straight, it's a very nice look. From the front, I feel like this bra makes me look a bit flattened and wide (I think that's just how I perceive it based on how bras flatten out your nipples), but from the side I am actually more rounded than I was expecting.
Under a shirt.. Depending on the shade of your nipples, this can be a pretty solid nude bra - not for those who are afraid of hard nipples, of course. My nipple color shows through my lightest shirt a tiny bit with this bra - the pierced one is more obvious. And a weird part of me is cool with this - it's like wearing a bra, but not. It hides the natural pointy, droopy, kind of splayed thing my boobs do without a bra, gives me a nice rounded shape instead, but doesn't hide my nipples. I know this isn't what most people are looking for in a bra, but I'm kind of mystified - of course, in most of my shirts it won't be an issue anyway!
The fabric is so smooth and soft - not itchy at all. The sparkle adds a special touch to what could be another boring beige bra (it also comes in a brown color called mocha, so at least Fantasie has more than one "nude" option here)
Most of my bras are in 30E, but after reading some reviews I sized down to this 30DD and I think that was the best option. The cups are tall and full coverage, and a 30E would very possibly be too tall and I'd have more trouble filling out the tops of the cups. Originally, I struggled with this bra fitting shallow and wide. Due to the flexible wires, the cups were being stretched with the band. Adding an extender helped so much with this, though the band didn't really feel too tight before. With an extender, I think the bra allows for some projection and even has narrower wires. I think the shape it gives me is just as round as my Cleos, with a bit less lift. I'm in love.
I saw another review that noted that panties ran big, so here I want to say that I found my matching high waist brief to fit small. I bought an S after looking at their size chart, but I guess I should've went with a M.
After a few wears, I am rating quality as "OK", because it feels fragile for a t-shirt bra. I am always wary of catching something on the fabric and causing a run, and pulling at the cup edges or gore too much might pull a string loose. I expect this in a lacy, sexy bra but less in a t-shirt bra. Read more 524 more words
First time measuring with the abtf calculator and I was put in 36F UK size.Wrinkle city! I am guessing because I'm slightly conical and have slightly shorter roots, it overestimated my size. Since the band size was good, I tried 36E and the cups didn't quite fill out. My nipples reached the edge but the top had way more empty space than the bottom (I'm FOB, btw). I really really liked this style so I was determined to try once more in a smaller cup and 36DD seemed to be a perfect fit! So you may need to go down a cup size (or in my case, two). This is definitely a really good bra if you need narrow wires, are full on bottom and are close-set. The gore is low enough to provide separation without cutting into breast tissue. I'm so glad I didn't immediately give up on this bra.
For moulded bras in general, I wish someone told me (or I had the common sense to figure out) that this bra doesn’t have gores or pads for support! Also, it does make my boobs seem a little too far apart from each other. However, this is an excellent bra.
I got this bra when my boobs were 30F (UK). I now obviously have a different size, but the bra still fits fairly well! I have a few wrinkles at the top of the bra and a little gaping under the straps, but I still think it’s a great fit.
I was so surprised at how well this bra fit me! Even though it’s sheer, I found it to be quite supportive and keeps me in place. Nipples do show through if wearing a thin shirt, but it works otherwise. The band is bigger than expected probably due to how stretchy it is. I could probably have gone with a 32 FF but it’s not a big deal, I use the second set of hooks and it’s fine. The strap placement is fantastic for narrow/sloping shoulders. My partner finds it sexy too haha
For reference I am full on bottom, narrow roots width wise, short roots, splayed shape, and narrow shoulders.
*Edit-wow this band has stretched out way too much too quickly. It’s now too loose on the tightest hook.
Purchasing: * $34.63 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns (not Amazon Wardrobe) * Available in black, white, nude, and some fun colors.
Band: * Inner layer of stretch mesh. Outer layer of sheer, stretch knit. * Elastic at top of band. * Wing support: no seaming or boning * 3-piece band construction * Back close with 3 columns of hooks.
Straps: * smooth elastic with lacy edges * soft (don't stand up on their own) * full adjust * leotard back * CENTER PULL
Cups: * seamless, soft full cups * unpadded, flexible underwire * Made of a very sheer knit with only horizontal stretch. Unlined. * Has an inner side support sling made of two layers of stretch mesh. ...Covers just under half the cup.
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts) * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line) * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full) * short root height, average vertical placement * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame * front (anterior) rib flares
Band: * length: way too big (even on tightest hook) * wings: too short, boobs escape * no axillary skin spillage
Gore: Comfortable, tacks, good spacing, height fine.
Cups: * Far too big. Gives no shaping, just covers breasts. * Wires too narrow. * Top of cup smooth. But only because there is elastic on the top edge of the cup. Cup is expecting more upper fullness than I possess. * Bottom of the cup wrinkles. * Apex of cup is higher than my nipple (probably because the bra isn't providing any support). * Don't be fooled by the stock photos. This fabric is very, very sheer. Everything shows. (This is a pro or a con, depending on your goals.)
Straps: * feel widely placed but are not slipping * adjust short enough
Fit Under Clothing: * Almost smooth under a thin T-shirt. There is a contour change visible where the side sling ends. * Not visible under a V-neck. * Visible in armholes of sleeveless shirt.
Comfort & Fit Summary * Band too big. Cups too narrow and projected. * Try a 30F - down one band and one cup size. (Will review separately.) * Band is so big that trying a 28 band (two band sizes smaller) isn't crazy, but this style is only made in 28G, 28H, and 28I. Based off the fit of this 32F, the cups of a 28G will probably be too big. Read more 332 more words
Beautiful bra & made very well. A very different look - unlined, sheer, soft cups with full coverage (sort of opposite of the modern padded push-up bra). This bra is actually very supportive, because it has a sheer lining in only half the cup that works like a vertical seam. So it gives a pretty shape & lifts well with no padding or seams.
The cups are slightly too large for me on top, wrinkling a bit. This bra is made for a very round breasts that are full on top. I regret not sizing down as reviewers suggested, but then again, the wires & cup depth through the ...bottom & middle of the bra fit well. I think it's just not made for my breast shape (fuller on the bottom). I wear this size in Gossard otherwise.
I'm keeping it because if I have even the slightest weight fluctuation (ie. period), then it fits very well. I can do "the scoop", stand up very straight, and tighten the straps a bit too tight to get rid of the wrinkles also....since the bra is TOTALLY SHEER, it's not like I wear it under sheer or very fitted tops. It's actually not a good t-shirt bra because of that, but good for loose, opaque blouses, especially if you want to de-emphasize your breasts (no padding, lining, etc).
Oh, as a side, Gossard panties run big! Their small is like a medium in US sizes (ie. compare to VS or CK panties). Read more 139 more words
Bought this bra in 34G before I discovered my size was actually 32H. I would say that the band is slightly loose and the cup size slightly large, although I wouldn't say a whole cup size. I love the shape it gives - natural and rounded and I found it quite supportive - despite being slightly too small for me. I also love the narrow straps as I don't like the huge straps that you get on some bras. I have now bought this bra in 36G and had the band altered to 32 size, making a 32H.
I got this bra and the Parfait Kelly at the same time. They both suffer the same problem - those goddamn slings. For those who are unfamiliar, it's a piece of stiff (read: nonstretch) fabric inside the cup, and the rest of the cup is made of stretch material. Unlike, say, the lovely Claudette Paramour, whose lower two of its 3-part cups are made with supportive non-stretch material, and the top panel of the cup has stretch. I don't know who designed this sling thing, but they should be fired. What happens when you put a narrow piece of fabric down the outer ...portion of the cup? Gossard claims it pushes your boobs together, but in reality it pushes that one part of your boobs inward, and the rest of it bubbles outward as squishy flesh is wont to do. Maybe if you have extremely firm boobs that are already close-set, which I have neither. So yeah, that aspect of this bra (and, in my experience, all other bras who utilize this "technology" and just make lumpy shapes) is a total failure.
Moving on. The rest of the fit was okay - it seems like it would be better served by some seams, but I think generally the bra was designed for smaller girls, as I was at the top-end of the range. On the model, the cut is almost like a demi, but mine arrived and was seriously full-cut. In a bad way. First of all, it has this weird-looking gore that basically looks like a v-neck, and the tops of the cups come straight out from that point. Normally, bras will have some swooping so they cover the breast tissue and then get out of the way. Not this one. Since the gore was functioning like a v-neck, and the top of the cups goes out in basically a straight line towards the straps, it covered up basically everything. Not that comfortable, or practical for any low-cut shirts.
Also, a note about the sheer. It is entirely see-though, which is what I wanted, because it's kinda sexy and whatnot. However, this means that you can also see that dumb sling. And because it offers little by way of support, and the sling butchers my shape, the sheer cups give a window to sad, wall-eyed, droopy boobs. Not sexy at all. I would not recommend this bra to anyone my my size range, because it just ends up making everything worse. If this were my only bra, I would rather go without. Read more 335 more words
Pros: Simple design, a less "girly" option without being utilitarian Side sling pulls in to give fuller/rounder appearance to shallow, wide set, pointed breasts
Cons: Emphasises even minor size differences - wrinkling in one cup when the other fits.
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E: wore during a rare whole-afternoon out (not very active, mostly waiting around) under a loose shirt. Underwire had ridden up slightly in front and left a noticeable (ie didn't fade quickly after getting undressed like normal light indentations from band) red marks from underwires above IMF and a red outline of the cup's edges all around on larger side. Doubt an E would be filled out, and underwire is just long enough on this size so I don't think smaller cup vol would work, just not meant to (boo-)be
I'm pleasantly surprised by how much lift and firmness this bra gives me. Due to the structure of the bra (unlined), it makes the unevenness in the size and position of my breasts more pronounced, but that's to be expected. I have more of a pointy look than I anticipated with this bra, even under clothing. Because I almost always have "headlights," this bra is strictly for lounging around at home and not for wearing at work or anywhere in public. It's very comfortable; my only thought is that I think I could either use a slightly bigger cup or slightly wider wire (especially on the right side - my larger breast), because there is some pressure in my armpit after wearing for several hours.