So I'm not typically into the leopard print thing, but this is subtle enough. I remember when this bra first came out along with the Serenity and purple colorway of the Chic. I had both of those and I loved them. Now that the Chic is pretty much non-existent and you can't find either of those unless on ebay I figured to give this pretty a go. I love the pretty pink/purple color way with pink bows from that era of Hotmilk. AND the fit was fantastic back then. The Mystery, Untamed and Serenity were all based on the dreamy Chic. For those of us with shallow, bottom heavy, boobs impossible to fill the tops of most bras, these were the dream team fit!
This fits a lot like Hotmilk's Wild Composure of years past. The material is very similar as well, a much more stretchy material than a more cotton based bra like the Chic. The fit is respectable- it fits my small, wide-set, heavy on the bottom chest all the way around except on the top there is minor wrinkling. Nothing too noticeable. The Chic does not have the wrinkling problem at the top and because it is not as stretchy, it seems to last longer too. Fit is great out of the package, but quickly it stretches out to the last hooks and you don't feel as great of a support. Then again Hotmilk always provides so many extra hooks, it might not be too big of a deal. Overall, I would recommend this style as my second favorite style carried by Hotmilk. In other words if you can't find your size available in the Chic, this style will do.
This bra is well made and quite pretty. I love that it has 6 sets of hooks so it grows and shrinks with you through the craziness of pregnancy and postpartum. It clips and unclips easily and the straps don't escape over your shoulder. I would love it if only I had ordered a 30FF or something.
I feel like I've been snookered by this bra. I ordered it because it was on sale, and from all photos of the bra, it appeared to be constructed with vertical seams only. All my best-fitting bras are vertical-seam only, but they're underwire. I was hoping to find out if softcup bras with vertical seams also worked for me, but it was not to be. This bra has a mesh-and-embroidery outer layer, which is indeed, vertical seams only. However, the inner, cotton layer that does the supporting and shaping is the dreaded 3-piece cup construction. None of the manufacturer photos of the bra show the inside, so I ...was extremely let down when I got it and looked at the inside. Three piece cups never fit me right, and are incompatible with my shape.
I purposely ordered one band size up from what I should have. I've ordered Hotmilk bras in the past, and I found their cups are both narrow and very close together. This was true of both the underwired and non-underwired varieties. I was hoping that by going up a band size I could get wider cups and just alter the band to be shorter. The cups in this 34 do appear to be somewhat wider, though I would prefer them to be wider than they are.
Aside from that, this bra is very pretty. I love the dramatic, dark red embroidery. There are three rows of hooks, but 6 columns of hooks. That's semi-standard with nursing bras, and a feature that I definitely appreciate. The drop-down cup is A-frame style, as opposed to side-sling. I prefer A-frame, but everyone has their own preference where that's concerned. The A-frame itself is a soft cotton knit, which is slightly stretchy, but feels tight compared to the total depth of the cup (if that makes sense.) One thing that might be an issue for some folks is that the embroidery on the top edge of front of the bra sticks up past the edge, which means some of it will touch your skin. When I tried it on, it didn't seem itchy, but I thought I should mention it since it could be itchy for some.
This is a nursing bra, and I'm still pregnant, so I haven't worn it yet, except to try it on. Unfortunately, I can't give information regarding fit since I ordered it one cup size larger than what I currently wear in hopes that that will fit when my milk comes in. I can say that after trying it on, seems like it's more than one cup size too big, but I guess I won't know for sure until after I've had this baby.
This bra also comes in black with white embroidery. The HotMilk website says that the straps on this bra are also wider in larger cup sizes, but I don't know how much wider, or at what point they consider the cup size to be "large." Read more 386 more words
A most awesome bra! Got this bra in the Azure and black lace. It's beautiful! It's also the first Hotmilk I got where I can fill the cups completely. No wrinkles in the top! Also, being rather full on the bottom it is nice to have the thick band going all the way around keeping everything from slipping out. The three hooks are a nice touch too. Perfect bra for me except one thing. I am a band size 30 and I always have to start Hotmilks a few hooks in. This one seemed a little stretchier in the band and I had to start wearing it a little further in. Still love this bra!
I'm currently searching for alternatives to the Hotmilk Chic and I have found this to be comparable. The band seems too stretchy. I usually start on the third set of hooks on Hotmilk bras and this one I started on the fifth hook. Way too stretchy and it will wear out way to fast. The bottom is deep enough for my bottom-heavy boobs, the top wrinkles slightly, but overall fits well. The fits is pretty close to the Chic, but no cigar. The appearance is a bit frumpier than your typical Hotmilk bra. That means no fluffy lace to get in the way, but also no pretty patterns or colors. I got the soft pink color called 'Luxe'. Would I buy this bra again? Sure, but not at full price unless I'm really in need of a bra.
I wanted a fun new bra aside from my practical beige and black ones. This one is adorable with embroidered hearts all over the cups and and crystal sparkly heart in the middle. Now, I don't normally wear slightly padded bras, but my husband told me to go for it. Well, first I am very bottom heavy and balconettes are the best style for me and I could not fill these cups. Hotmilk's Chic is my best fit and this ain't her, sister. Because the cups are padded it isn't wrinkly or very noticeable, but the gore does not stay down in the middle. It also has that weird plastic tubeing they are calling "flexiwire". Can't say I'm really into that either. Also, the band seems to fit much larger than my other 32 Hotmilk bras. I usually start on the midde hooks and I'm already starting these at the last ones. It is a cute bra though. Not sure how much I will wear it though.
I always feel bad leaving reviews for bras that are just too small for me as I never get a good idea of how the bra would fit if it was the correct size. But I will try.
This is the only 32 band that I've found to be uncomfortably right on me. I'm not sure if it is actually the band being too tight (I will measure later) or if it's because the cups are much too small for my breasts. I hate how wide set the straps on this bra are. I've loosened the straps a bit to minimise the quad boob effect, which causes the straps ...to constantly slip off or feel as if they are about to slip off my shoulders.
It is pretty for a nursing bra but the horrible fit detracts from the appearance once it is on my body. Under clothes, this bra gives me a saggy, unsupported shape, as well as the quad boob. Again, I'm unsure if this is due to a size problem only or if it's a problem with the bra itself.
Overall, this is a really uncomfortable bra and I'm not convinced that would be remedied by a better fit. Read more 93 more words
I wore this early on in my pregnancy from 11 weeks. Even though I didn't need a larger bra band or cup size I had terrible nausea and sore boobs and sizing up and wearing this bra helped keep me comfortable. I read that nursing bras are more accomodating during prenancy as your band and cup size increase. The bra is pretty for a nursing bra, has 6 sets of hooks and gives a pretty good shape (my sister has a baby and said it gives a good shape for a nursing bra). I would buy this bra again.
It's pretty I suppose, but fits kind of like a fancy compression bra. Without underwires the cups end up too shallow. I shortened the straps because they weren't fully adjustable, and after I did the ring part of the straps end up right on top of my shoulder and it's really uncomfortable. It's a lot of bra and comes up quite high on my chest and under my arms. There's a seam or something right under one of the cups that digs in for me. There's stretchy lace on top which is nice.
I would recommend just getting a normal bra altered into a nursing bra instead of spending a lot of money on this if you're in a larger size range with small ribcage.
It's too wide for me and there's fabric in the cup that doesn't tack to my boobs. I don't know if it's too big - maybe, but I'd also guess the shape isn't compatible with me. Should be good for wider roots.
I have serenity in cream and it fits just like the Chic. I'd say its exactly like the Chic, except the colorway which is beautiful. I was waiting to get this until it was on sale, because I couldn't justify getting yet another Chic as I already have 5, but I love the bird and flower pattern reminiscent of Japanese china plates. As much as I adore the pattern, the white is quick to get dirty. For more info on fit, you can check my review on the Chic.
I bought this bra a few weeks before my baby was born when I was measuring at 32F/FF. I wish I would have gotten 30GG - my underbust has started to shrink back down, so I have to wear this bra on the second to tightest set of hooks (out of six), I think the band has stretched a bit, so I'm hoping it doesn't stretch too much more. The depth is perfect in 32G, but technically the "wires" are much too wide, not that it matters since there aren't actually any wires to cause pain.
The bra was uncomfortable and scratchy at ...first, but after being washed a few times, it got a lot softer.
As for how it looks, it's very pretty with the little bow and rhinestones in the center. I usually don't buy things with accents like that since they always fall out, but I've been wearing this for almost two months now, and they're all still in. If you don't already handwash your bras, you'll probably want to start with this one if you don't want the accents to fall out.
It's not the best t-shirt bra, though - the cups are pretty tall, so I get black lace showing in some of my shirts, and the seams are pretty visible under thin fabric. Read more 116 more words
This has held up well as a workhorse bra, despite the fact that the cups are too small for me. The design is nice and comfortable. The clasps work well and there are no strap escapees. I would highly recommend it it, but if you are are my size go with a 30FF or something
I won this from the Bras and Body Image two year giveaway, though it didn't come with underpants like the giveaway said. I've contacted Hotmilk about this, but still haven't heard back. Hrm. I was excited for those underpants, too, since I have another pair of Hotmilk panties which fit like a dream. Who would have guessed that maternity panties work exceedingly well for fat people? I've always been annoyed by the way most underpants sit at my tummy. Anyway, on to the bra! It's pretty, and wireless, and the drop cups are even more of a hit with Mr. BF than I thought they would be. The ...band is a pretty good fit, but as I anticipated, I feel like the cups are a bit small. My boobs sit in the middle where wires would usually be, and they look like they almost want to jump out. Honestly, since they look nice and cleavagey like that, and the bra is pretty, I just might display the top of the bra occasionally.
Edit 1: I cut off the bow because it looked oddly lumpy under tops.
Edit 2: After not hearing back via email, I contacted them on Facebook and learned that they had attempted to email me back, but that system was having some issues. The panties are delightful indeed! They also sent me some lip balm to make up for their little oops. Sadly, I couldn't use it because one of the ingredients was almond oil (curse my allergies!) so I gave it to a friend. Read more 149 more words
I'm pretty excited to find a Hotmilk bra in a 30 band size. They recently have been adding more to their website. I usually get a 32D in Hotmilk the cups fit perfect and I start the band on 3 hooks in, but I found this on ebay for $10 so I figured why not. It is an awesome bra as compared to the Awakened Her Desire Bra I got last time from Hotmilk. This one has no crazy lace every where. Very smooth and fits nicely under clothes. it's also a 3/4 instead of a full cup so I don't have the usual wrinkles at the top ...of the cup. But right away the gore was not tacking unlike my other bras, the band was finally a prefect fit though. By the end of the day I was ready to take it off because it was clearly too small in the cup. Had it been a 30DD it would have been perfect, but I can always get the new Chic in 30DD and save this for a shorter term wear! Read more 73 more words
I was hoping this bra would fit like the Chic which is my ultimate perfect fit bra. The fit is not bad it just has so much fluffy, loose lace. I think they were going for a frilly dolly lace underwear thing, but I'm used to looking down and expecting to see everything laying down on a bra. Here's an example of what I mean, the gore lays flat, but because there are layers of loose lace sewn over the gore it looks like it's floating. Lift the lace and everything is flat. Again the lace over the cups is a little wrinkly, if I pull it tight against the cup there is no problem. It also offers more coverage, the cups go further back and higher up. I don't have much going up top and my boobs don't go that far back. Too much coverage for me. And since the cups are wider the straps go back further slightly cutting into my armpits. Not unbearable, but not great either.
Very well constructed. Excellent support while nursing. A-frame style cup. My sizing is not well fit in this bra since it is a full cup and I have a shallow/wide shape. The band is perfect, the cup size is perfect but the straps slide often (I am petite) and I have the wrinkly top portion from not filling it out completely. Light years better than what I was wearing so I am keeping it for when I am a "new" nursing mom again and my cups fill out.
I love Hotmilk's bras, but I wasn't crazy about this one. Not sure if the fit was different because this was not a nursing bra, rather a wireless bra for the 'everywoman'. Wrinkles at the top again, nothing new there. The fit just didn't seem right. Maybe a better bra for a full on the top kinda girl, or someone more even. Something about the strap placement would make my boobs pop out if I squished my arms together for any reason. Not sure why. Definitely avoid if you are shallow as the lace at the top is closed off. The other thing is Hotmilk's nursing bras have 6 hooks in the back for when a nursing woman's ribcage expands and contracts. This bra only had 3 hooks. Since I am a 30 band size this means that I had to start wearing this bra on the last hook. Never a good scenario. Think I will stick with their nursing bras.