I'm a former Josie fan, as I used to buy most of my bras from them. I no longer do because they don't carry anything lower than a 32 band, which I now know is not my correct size. However, bias aside, it's alright, if you fit in their tiny 32-36 B-DD size range.
-I love longlines, so I was very excited to see one in [what I thought was] my size that was affordable (about $45). However, once I tried it on, I realized it's not a full longline: there are only two rows of hooks in the back, and the longline look comes from the front being ...a few inches longer than the back. Not only does this make it roll up a lot, but it lacks the longline shape I was so excited for.
-I don't really like the shape this bra gives me. This is probably because of it being at least a band size too big, but I think it's also because the bra is made from very soft and flexible moulded foam. It conforms to your shape, rather than shaping you. This may seem like a great feature, but I find that it fails to support me at all. I've noticed this with a lot of Natori bras, and I suspect it has something to do with their inadequate size range.
-Another thing I've noticed about Josie that's shown well in this bra is that the wires are very wide, but the cups are not very deep, but they're round.
-The cups are also pretty separate. It's a plunge style, but the wires start to curve up into a low center gore when they're still about 2 inches apart.
-One good thing about the bra is the comfort. Since the cup fabric is so soft, it doesn't irritate your skin too much. I wouldn't wear this for running errands or shopping as it isn't supportive enough, but maybe for watching movies or something else where you just want to sit around and be cozy.
-Another good thing is that the actual appearance (other than being a fake longline) is pretty cute and comes in lots of cool colors.
I wouldn't recommend this bra for close together boobs, boobs that project a lot, soft boobs, sub-32 bands, DD+ cups, or people who want a real longline. I would recommend it to separate, wide root, flat boobs that fit in the lucky size range. Read more 292 more words
Okay, weirdly, this is the ONLY molded cup bra I've tried on that did not gap in some position or another. I can reach my arms in front of me, slouch, whatever, and the cups still fit. Which is a tiny miracle, because I can't even get lightly padded bras to behave.
Josie is Natori's "youth" brand and comes in a really limited size range (I think 32B-36DDD). It just happens that in a stretchy band I can fit a 36 okay. The band on this is a tiny bit tight, but think "wear it with an extender for a couple weeks then it'll be fine" too tight. It's ...looser than my 85C Ewa bra.
Two big downsides. The first is that this is a sort of pseudo-longline bra. It's long in the front but tapers down to a 2-hook 1 1/2-inch clasp (which, really? You couldn't even do 3 hooks?). This means the band tends to roll up because it's not super stable. It also means if you want a long line for extra support you should look elsewhere.
The second downside is that the cups are covered in a fairly thick decorative mesh. It's cute (mine is purple over hot pink cups), but there's a giant thick seam down the center of the cup, which sort of defeats the one of the main purposes of having a molded cup (which is to have it not show under unforgiving shirts). Most of my tshirts are okay with a seamed lace cup, but this thing is like, KAPOW, CHECK OUT MY BOOB SEAM. It is the thickest seam I have ever seen on a bra.
I haven't worn this bra enough to comment on quality or comfort yet. It wasn't expensive, so we'll see how it holds up. Based on the fit I want to run out and try more stuff in this brand, mostly because I'd really like to have ONE molded-cup tshirt bra in my arsenal for those difficult shirts. Read more 221 more words
I have teardrop shaped breasts, shallow on top and full on bottom. They are also wideset, fitting three fingers comfortably in between.
This bra looks sooo adorable that I just can't help wearing loose tank tops, sheer shirts, or lowcut things with it so it will show through. The longline part does ride up a little overtime, but nowhere near as bad (or uncomfortably) as the Josie Luscious Balconette which I also have.
I usually wear a 32DDD, but this sister size seems to fit perfectly and the band seems firm and not too loose. Not sure what it would be like in a 32 on me as if ...I remember the store didn't have one.
The shape of the cups on this bra seems to work really well with my natural breast shape which makes me feel confident wearing this bra. The straps are also made of a really smooth and soft fabric which I like. The band hasn't really stretched out at all and the lace/mesh has held up much better on this bra than my Balconette one after having it for multiple years.
The main issue I have with this bra (besides the bottom riding up) is pretty minor. The center underwires are a little too close together, so if I look straight down I can see a bit of space between my breasts and the wire. However, because of the plunge style the amount of underwire that comes around the inside of the boob is negligible (the gore sits very very low) and the rest of the underwire sits pretty well against my breast though. But it does make the cup slightly too wide I guess.
Another problem is that the underwire is rather squeaky. I've not had this problem with other bras, and despite trying some different things I can't get it to not squeak.
I do wish it had 3 or more hooks instead of 2, as I have an achey-prone back which really appreciates the extra pressure/support. Read more 222 more words
It's a very cute bra and it would probably be good if you fall in their size range. I have it from before I got educated about my size. It kinda just sits on my body and doesn't really do anything for me. I would say the band is a little tighter than most 32s.
This is the best bra I have found so far in terms of fit. The cups are slightly too small, but I think if I go up a cup size, it would fit nicely. The extra fabric at the bottom was kind of riding up a little bit, but I think that may be just because the cups were a hair too small. Overall, I wore it for an hour or so and it was very comfortable.
Fits well and gives a very flattering shape. Fairly comfortable, but the wider under-band tends to bunch up under the cups, maybe just because I'm squishy. Straps have lots of adjustment, but the bra may not work well for someone taller (than 5'7") or with lower-set breasts, as I'm near the end of the strap.
This bra is adorable. I love the semi-longline style and the bright color palette. Unfortunately, the band is ginormous. I could stick an entire fist in under the band in the back. I'm not sure if the cups fit or not since the band size was so far off. I don't think Josie has a 30 band.