It's very pretty and works great as a basic since it's not "over the top decorated". It's a nice lacy pattern and the bottom part of the cups are doubled lace fabric whilst the upper part of the cups are a single layer of firm lace with a soft, slim elastic band at the very top of the cups. It's semi see-through when you hold it up but once you've put it on it does not look see-through at all. So... A light weight bra which offers great support.
I ordered this bra in a size 30e and it's the exact same cup size as the Seamfree Non Padded ...bra by Figleaves and the Seamfree Non Padded Lace Wing bra by Figleaves in a smaller cupsize(30dd). So... If you're sure of your cup size in one of those bras, get this bra in one cup size bigger and it'll fit you exactly the same in the cups. However, this bra is much much firmer and tighter than the other two bras mentioned, I'd say it's more like a 28" than a 30"! Which is absolutely great for me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> In the other two bras they're tight enough on the tighest hooks right away, in this bra it's tight enough on the loosest hooks right away and the elastic is very strong so I know it'll take some time to stretch out! Definitely! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
It poked me on the sides of my breasts, but that's my fault. I'm still struggling to get the right size for my boobs, I'm not keeping this bra, at least not in this size https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> If I'm gonna have it I'll exchange it for a cup size bigger, 30f. And oh, just to let you know, the straps on this bra are very thin as far as the bigger boobs market goes. I don't know about other sizes, but in this size(30e) the straps were 1.2 cm wide, would've preferred it to be 1.5-2 cm wide to be honest, what's so "unsexy" about wide straps? Nothing in my opinion, and besides, it adds so much more comfort even if the back is tight enough. Sure, the back size is most important, but even though you have the right size strap width is important too! The back is tight enough, I assure you that, even so my shoulders got red marks after wearing it for less than half an hour. If that's due to me wearing the wrong cup size or not, I'm not sure. It's something worth thinking about though if you plan on buying this https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Another strap issue that's not really an issue to me... I'm 5 feet tall(152 cm) and I always have to tighten the straps to their shortest length, not on this one! I wear this one on the longest length, otherwise it'd be uncomfortable. I can't say for sure, but I wouldn't recommend this for taller ladies or even average tall ladies! This bra'd be perfect if it weren't for the straps... One good thing about the straps though is that you don't have to adjust them all the time, they stay put throughout the day https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 446 more words
I was having a bit of overspill in my 30F, so I sized up. But it looks like I might be between sizes because my boobs aren't quite filling the cups in the 30FF. The band is snug as ever, would be labelled a 28 in Freya. I bought the Jade Green sight unseen, the photos of it weren't on the site yet. Well, it is most certainly not green, I would call this blue, definitely a blue. There's the teensiest hint of green to it, so 'Turquoise' or 'Aqua' would have been appropriate but I don't think most people would read this as 'Jade Green'.
The stretchiness of the cups and extra elastic at the top is proving more challenging for my soft tissue. Firmer breasts would do better with this style.
This is definitely constructed for someone taller in mind. I'm only 5'2" so the underwires poke quite a bit into my sternum and the straps cut around my armpits.
However that aside, the fit is perfect! I aim to just bend the underwires a bit away from my sternum to alleviate that discomfort and I'll be good to go. I love my shape in this, very round and forward, but still natural--and uplifted!
Two points on the appearance however. This is clearly meant to emulate Panache's Sienna balconette, but the material is much cheaper looking. The lace is a lot thicker and less delicate, by which I was disappointed. To make up for it, the price is a very reasonable alternative, so I can't complain. The other thing is that the lace comes up quite high. I was expecting something cuter like the design on the smaller busted models in the website catalog, but I suppose that's just something you have to get used to in these larger sizes.
I bought this bra originally as a 30F and the band was way too small, it only stretched 28 in. I returned the 30F and order a 32E. It took a little under a month to get cost of the bra refunded(not shipping) and both deliveries took about 10 days to arrive to the US.
This bra is very pretty. There is layer of light blue lace that shows under light purple flower lace, the top is one layer of stretch purple lace and the straps and the bows are a matching blue. The color combo reminds me of The Little Mermaid. Fit wise it is close ...but not quite. The cups cut in slightly to my tall roots but not enough to be a bother. They are also deep with immediate depth perfect for my boobs. The gore is too tall and too wide and sit on breast tissue and gets a little uncomfortable through out day. I think I may try to alter it but I worry about making the cups too narrow. They only measure 4.5 in which seems like it would be too narrow because most of my wires are around 5 in. The wires do not feel like they are sitting on tissue but if I decrease the cup separation by narrowing the gore I might have problems. The band stretches to 29 in so it comfortable for me but not TTS. The 30F=28FF and the 32E=30F. If you compare the measurements of the two sizes it looks they use the same cups just on different size bands. (http://www.bratabase.com/bra/difx4/vs/bra/di8oi/)
If you or some you know needs tight band and very narrow and deep cups try this bra. Read more 178 more words
My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.
I'd read that this brand generally runs small in the band, so I sister sized up, but the bra I received actually fits true to size. There is a strip of stretchy elastic at the top of the cups that does cut in a little bit, so I'm not sure how well this bra would work for more full on top shapes. Overall I think this bra would work well for someone with a similar shape to me (narrow, projected), but with a little less upper fullness.
The dealbreaker for me is the straps. They are some of the shortest straps I have ever come across. Adjusted to their fullest length, they still cut in quite painfully. Pity.
This might work on others but for me, it was the wrong shape. There were wrinkles in the upper part of the cup yet, the soft lace edge of the cup also dug into my skin. I tried to size up and down in cup and size up in band as well but they all have the same problem with some variation. So the shape is definitely wrong for me. I can see that it definitely gives good lift. The lower part of the cup fit quite well. But it is no good for the upper part of the cup. I also had some underarm spillage, once again ...in all the sizes I tried.
I am still figuring out my breast shape and which styles would work for me. I suspect that I have soft breasts.
Finally, the band is definitely too snug for me on this one. I feel constricted and definitely can not fit 2 fingers in the strap. I have a 29 inch underbust and the 32 band is definitely the one that works for me in this design.
Edit (about a year later): By cutting some of the lace of the top of the cups (this means cutting and getting rid of the elastic edge too), I have managed to almost get rid of the wrinkling on the upper parts of the cups. I still can not wear under everything, but I can definitely wear it. The band still feels too snug. And the shape is not the best for me. But I thought I would write this tip, in case it helps someone else. Read more 159 more words
I've been trying to decide whether or not to get this bra for a while now. My first instinct was of course to try 30E, but after reading reviews, I realized I'd probably be better off with 30F. So the tight band is amazing. I can swoop and scoop and everything stays put. It's VERY snug-as some users mentioned, which is why I decided to go with the usual 30 band.
A big issue I've been having with 30E's and those that fit like them is that the wire at the gore has been poking into my right boob a lot lately. I think it has something to do with the ...gore being too wide. I don't have a big problem with that in this, and it may have only been this way because the bra I'd been wearing pokes my boob really badly, but the gore hurt a little bit here too. The gore was actually so bad on the bra I was wearing that it literally cut into my boob though, so it may not have been this bra at all.
The shape this bra gives is incredibly perky(a big reason I looked into buying it). I like it a lot. I also like that the wires aren't super wide.
My biggest problem with this bra is the top part of the cups. There's a light elastic over the top, which I believe helps create the shape I like, but it also cuts into my tissue and looks awkward on its own. Under a shirt though? No problem. I'm just wondering if perhaps I should've tried a 30FF. Considering that this seems like a lot of 30E's, and I've been quadding out of a lot of those, maybe that's my problem? My boobs are tall and one is FoT, the other is about even, so it looks a little awkward. Like almost as if the tissue is being squeezed. I'm going to post a fit check in a few days, and hopefully get some input as to whether or not I should be sizing up more or if, once again, it's a shape issue. =/
Overall I think this bra is probably best for centered boobs, narrow or maybe average roots, FoB, maybe shallow?
I bought this bra from the lovely Noctadea . It arrived today. I'm so excited! I judged it only by the measurements Noctadea posted, though this bra claims to be a 30FF and my typical bra size runs closer to a 30DDD or E. I've been wearing this beautiful lacy bra for only a few hours now. It seems to be structured more like a full-coverage bra than my other balconette, so I can't wear too low of a neckline. It's a very pretty turquoise, though it claims to be "jade green". It doesn't give very much lift; the shape is very natural and not rounded, but this bra has very good support despite being unpadded. Altogether, I would advise you to ignore Just Peachy's classifications of color and type of bra this time. This is a turquoise full-coverage non-padded bra, and it is lovely.
Edit: worn twice. Discovered that underwire pokes beneath armpits, straps are a bit too wide set, and top part of cups have slight wrinkling. Ah well, I'll be selling/exchanging it soon.
I first tried this bra in a 30e(in black) and it fit good around the ribcage but felt a smidgeon too small in the cups. Now I ordered the 30f in purple, the color is stunning! Just like the pictures on Figleaves. It gives you a rounded shape, natural shape, I really like that. It works with what you've got instead of sculpting it into something completely different.
I'm gonna order this bra in a cup size bigger in the future, because I'm not sure if a 30f or a 30ff would suit me better, I'll have to wait and see https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> It's ...perfectly tight on the loosest hooks and it's comfortable throughout the day. Only the last few hours it starts to hurt a bit around the ribcage. But hey, it's going to stretch and it's definitely not torture! Just a little pain but that'll ease up after some time. It holds your boobs steadily but when you feel'em they still feel soft, but sturdy. You gotta try it to understand! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Nice, natural feeling https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 86 more words
Probably the best £8 I've ever spent - this bra feels very well made, the lace is lovely but unobtrusive, and the grey (almost lilac) colorway blends in nicely under my white work blouse. I only wish I bought this bra in a 32G as the band is very stretchy!