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
My shape: I usually wear deep 30F unlined or 30FF padded. Short and narrow rooted, even to full on bottom, soft.
The looks: This bra is gorgeous! That shiny dark blue lace is stunning and becomes iridescent in different lighting. It makes me think of the ocean and the moon all at the same time.
The shape and fit: This bra does lift and centre but not quite as much as say Cleo bras. It fits more like a full coverage/balcony fit, and encompasses all my breast tissue to hold it where it is. Going up stairs I barely had any bounce, which was nice. It's a very ...supportive yet pretty bra. The band is firm for a 30, but it's firm in a way that is supportive, not too tight feeling (at least for me).
Comfort: Excellent. I only wore this bra for a few hours, because it cuts into my tail of spence too much, but other than that this bra was very comfortable all around. If it weren't for the tail of spence issue it would definitely be on the top 3 bras I own for comfort. Read more 81 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.
Take my cup measurements with a grain of salt cause this bra is flexible and stretchy. I wanted a comfy lounge/sleep bra that would fit and support better than your average S/M/L etc bra and this does a decent job at that.
So it's large (but tts) in the band for my 26" ub but works fine to fulfill my need for a sleep/laying in bed and reading bra. The band rides up after a long period of use and I wouldn't wear this out and walking around because I want great support for that.
The cups are tall enough to enclose most of my bust which is ...surprising and great. The appearance is minimalist and cute. It also comes in white. The cups work well for shallow breasts like mine but because the bra doesn't have any structure at all i think it would work for all shapes.
Me: tall roots reaching collarbone, very close-set (touching), average to narrow width, shallow, splayed east-west, FOT or even, centre-full, high set, short torso, broad shoulders, size asymmetry. Measurements: 26" snug UB and 34" leaning bust. Read more 77 more words
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
This is an adorable bikini top. I love the cute pattern, but the gore is too low, wide and painful and the single-seam cups don't suit my shape. Pretty decent quality for the price from a Figleaves house brand. Full review on my blog!
Pros: -Beautiful design, exquisite detailing, tons of care taken to make this a gorgeous bra -The padding is so perfectly thin and light -The wires are so narrow, they outline my boobs near perfectly -The gore is narrow -The gore soft tacks (I like this) -The straps are thin -The band is thin -There's room at the bottom of the bra for my boobs without them having to push the bra down -The straps are not in my armpits -Cups are average depth (they look shallow but they're not) Cons: -The cups and band both run a bit small -There isn't room for a lot of fullness near the gore -The lace detail is not attached to the cup so it bunches up a bit when you're wearing the bra (could be fixed with a couple of stitches) -The straps aren't fully adjustable (this isn't a problem for me but it might be for some -The cups have a half cup feel and look, there's a lot of boob and cleavage hanging out of the top of the cup
This is the best fitting bra I have ever tried on. My underbust is 28, and bust is 31. My boobs are shallow and bottom heavy. I get no gapping whatssoever. No gapping while standing, leaning, raising arms, nothing! There is no extra padding, just lightly lined. I'm not sure I would call it a balconette since the top part looks more plungey. But plunges are usually horrible on shallow breasts, and for some reason this bra works amazingly. The only downside is that some parts of the lace show up a tad lumpy under a shirt, but with this fit, I don't care about something so minor.
Gorgeous bra, but I bought it when I hadn't figured out my correct size yet, so it's another one I would try on because it's so pretty and I'm an optimist, but have to take right back off again because reality: I'm a 30D/32C depending on the brand, but never ever a 30C.
The band also fits pretty tight; I would say a 28 band could wear this quite comfortably.
I ordered this bra because it is widely recommended for shallow breasts, but this is one of the most insanely narrow, projected bras I have encountered (in tiny sizes). The cup is an incredible 3 5/8" wide, at least an inch too narrow for my super-wide, shallow breasts.
I can't see why this bra is recommended for shallows AT ALL; presumably larger cups don't have this dramatically pointy, narrow, and projected shape. (I ordered it in two colorways, black/magenta and cornflower blue, so I don't think it's a manufacturing fluke.)
Too bad, though -- I wanted to like this bra. It's inexpensive, the lace and detailing are pretty, and the band is generously wide. The Just Peachy Lana Broderie is a much better shape in this size, so I may try ordering some of the other Just Peachy balconettes, but perhaps I had better keep looking for vertically-seamed bras in my size. (Still looking... are they out there?...)
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.
Summary: tight band, narrow cups, short straps, nice material
I'm usually a 30D/DD with close-set, slightly FoT breasts. I bought this in 30E because it appeared to be cut identically to the Just Peachy Lace Non-Padded Bra that runs very small. This seems to mostly bear out, as my larger breast fits incredibly well at my smallest time of the month. However, my smaller breast would definitely rather a cup size down both for depth and height of the cup. The band also runs quite tight. At my best I was able to stretch it to 28.5", so I hope the elastic relaxes quickly. I would ...recommend most going one band size up and one cup size up. Shape-wise, the wires are vertical (U-shaped) and narrow. The cup interior is well rounded and avoids the pointy problem of many un-padded bras. The elastic on the top edge of the upper lace will cut into very FoT breasts but is suited to FoB or even shapes. The straps are definitely set wider than I would expect for such a tight band, and more surprisingly are very, very short. I am a petite person with a short torso who usually has to shorten straps nearly as much as they can go, but these I had to lengthen to their absolute maximum for a proper fit. The material is very soft and though the gore comes up quite high and just a little wider than my close-set breasts like, the wires can be pushed down about half an inch in the center and the problem goes away. I adore the colorway I got (blue/duck egg). It looks sumptuous in person and almost as good in the photo. All in all, I will be keeping this bra and just altering the cup to fit my smaller breast. Read more 200 more words
This is such an awkward bra on me! Construction-wise the lace sling panels aren't secured at all, so they move around and would definitely bunch up under clothing. The band is snug and the fabric is soft, but I also find the underwires to be very rather stabby and the cup shape is a horrible mismatch for me. It seems to be designed for a shallower, FOB shape, so the profile I get is a bit droopy while still cutting into my breast tissue further up. There's empty space within the cup, though the top lies flush with my chest. Not a great look, so I'll be returning it.
Having only ever owned triangle bikinis, I was looking for an underwired bikini top in a plunge style. This appeared to satisfy the parameters above. The quality is fine and the shape it gives me is round and perky. In terms of size, I got a 32F, but it measures less than 30 inches stretched. This is a welcome deviation for me since my ribcage measures closer to 26. While the band rides up, I've never been too picky about getting exact sizing on bikini tops. Not perfect, but it works fine for a frolic in the beach. I much prefer this over my Cleo bandeau top bikini tops in 28 bands.
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.
Noticed I've been getting slight quadboob in my 30B Trellis so ordered a 30C. Fits fantastic just as when I first got the 30B. Great for shallow & wide breasts. Band is snug on a 28'' underbust. I noticed in the larger size, the cup does come up a little too high for my liking but it's fine.
As a balconette style, this bra has less room in the bottom part of the cups. I have more breast tissue below the nipple than above, so this makes it a bit less comfortable for me. I had been concerned that the seam across the front might show through t-shirts, but it doesn't, as the lace texturing conceals the edges of the seam. It's pretty and comfortable.