I love this bra so much! It's so feminine and ballerina-esque. I love all of the rose gold details and cutouts in the band and gore. The band runs super tight (only stretches to 26 inches) which is perfect for me. The cups are nice and short. They could be a bit more immediately projected, but they do give nice lift. The gore is narrow and comfortable. Thanks erispe for swapping this one with me! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
- Received in a giveaway and the previous user narrowed the gore by overlapping the wires which is amazing for my close-setness. Such a pretty bra. Subtle silver thread in the cups and rose gold hardware.
- It definitely runs small in the band and feels more like a 26 which works for me.
- For me this bra not a match in the cups. They want to sit a little too low (why is this? Is is something to do with construction or how I'm putting it on?) and the tops are not open enough for me. Or maybe the cups are also too small. I'm 26 underbust, 34 leaning bust, even or maybe FOT, tall, close, average/maybe narrow roots. I will pass this along in another giveaway.
This bra runs reeeaally small in band and cup. It's like a 26F-28 E..I think! Haha cups are like what a 30DD/32D or 30D/32C would be on me. I can get the band on and it feels alright. If it were just the band I could deal with it. The cups constrict my boobs and make them into a downward 7. Getting ready to list this one. I still love it. If I could swap for a 32E or 30F I totally would. Would consider 32DD as long as cup depth is around 9"
*Feb 2016 Update* I tried this on again, with an extender, and the results are surprisingly much better. I think I also had the wires sitting too low before, so now that I hiked them up to right under my root, I fill the cups a little bit better. The wires are still too wide, and there's a little bit of space not filled in the cups, but I fixed this with cookies. I MIGHT still do some altering to the cups, but if I put push-up pads in the cups, I can use this bra with more loose-fitting clothing when I want my bust to stand out ...more. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" /> I kinda get a bullet boob look with the pads I'm using, but hey, it prevents my tummy from sticking out further than my breasts in sweaters and shirts that have no waist definition, haha! (I'll try to add more pictures when I feel like it.) The wires don't dig into my sides with an extender, so comfort is a plus too.
First impression of this bra: Wow. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. This bra is STUNNING. It's light pink shade, rose gold colored hardware (when have you seen that color in bras before?!), and gold thread embroidery on the cups makes this one of the most gorgeous bras I have ever seen. My photos don't do it justice! Alas, we must face reality... This bra *technically* doesn't fit me.
The cups are too deep. The only reason why it looks like it mostly fits is because the wires are actually more flexible than the back half of the band (??? huh? When has a bra ever been made with elastic stronger than the wires??) so the wires are stretched WAY beyond my roots. If I had rock-hard breasts, I could probably manage to fill the cups and stretch the band, but it would probably squash me and hurt. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" /> I have added a photo showing that the wires are approximately the same as the Ritzy bra, but the wires are MUCH more flexible. I held the bra up to my breast with the wire in a more realistic place around the root, and you can definitely see that the cup has a lot of wrinkles and empty fabric. Other signs the cups are too big: pointy appearance at apex, serious east-westing because my breasts can just do what they want inside the cups.
This band is INSANELY inflexible. My max stretch of 29" was warping the wires. If you're a very low 28, or a 26, this is perfect because the band is really really firm. I honestly wish I knew how to stretch out the band already so that it has more flex. I wouldn't want to replace the wires with more stiff ones because the firmness of the band was already pulling the wires into my tissue at both the center front and sides. After only about 5 minutes of wear, I had really bright red divots in my skin on my sternum! I plan on trying this bra again tomorrow with an extender to see if the pain at my sternum and sides go away.
To address the cup depth issue, luckily this bra doesn't have any thick foam going on, so I can hopefully just sew the seams in a little bit. I have a lot of sewing experience, and I hope to take some techniques from the tutorial "How to make a pointy bra rounder" by Bras I Hate & Love to make the cups more shallow. http://brasihate.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-make-pointy-bra-round.html
I absolutely love the look of this bra, and would rather alter it and rip the tag right off than give it away. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> But I'll definitely pin it in place first and see if I waffle, but I reallyreallyreallyREALLYreallyreally want to keep this bra! Read more 544 more words
This is a gorgeous bra, really. And I'm sad it doesn't work for me. The cups are the shortest I've ever met, so fantastic for short roots. It fits my smaller side fine, but cuts in on my larger side just enough that it's not justifiable to keep it.
The band of this bra is way too small. The cups are rather low and cut in a little, even though it's not very visible, it bothers me. Maybe this is because the band is too tight, but taller cups would probably have worked better. The cups look like they are the right volume, but I may have an orange in a glass effect, as the bottom does show some wrinkles. The wires seem rather wide, not sure if this is because they are pulled outwards by the too short band. I like the fabric of this bra, the side panels, and the look, but it just doesn't work well with my breasts. I'm going to try this with an extender (which will be half the price of what I payed for this bra on Amazon). If it works, I might replace the wires, as the gore is poking me too much. As I got this so cheap I'll probably tinker with it a little before I give up.
First I'd like to mention that this bra's rose gold metal parts have started staining the bra green after 9 months. Even though I didn't pay full price it's still disappointing.
This bra technically fits but it's just not the best bra for me. The band is snug enough, the cups are deep enough, the gore tacks, etc... but the way it was constructed makes this bra useless at supporting heavy breasts. The straps on Phoebe don't connect to the cups. Instead they stop near the cups and are attached to the very thin mesh that acts as a slide sling both outside and inside the bra. You're getting ...your support from 2 layers of mesh! It appears that the band is very rigid while the wires are too malleable. So instead of the wires remaining stable while the band stretches to fit your ribs, the opposite is occurring. I will admit that I loved how tight this band was because I'm in between sizes and this was just right for me. Honestly, the design/construction is the worst I've ever tried on. I get more support from my pre-bravengelized size of 36D, that's how bad it is.
It's such a gorgeous bra but it's useless to me. I loved the color, the stitching, the rose gold metal, the cage back, the keyhole at the gore, but all those cute details mean nothing when my breasts aren't supported. I really wanted to love this bra and I had such high hopes for it, but the Phoebe just couldn't live up to my expectations.
Beautiful bra and I really wanted this to fit! But unfortunately, I think this is the wrong shape for me. The straps cut into the fullness around the top of my chest and armpit and the top of the cups have a rigid seam. The band is surprisingly very snug and the back band is very attractive without being made of thick powermesh!