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  1. So Free Lightly Lined Balconette (0117-36007682)

    I have so many of this style bra, although this one in particular is my most recent one from last summer. I have a few others still, but they've honestly stretched out too much. It's been my go to bra and the only one that La Senza carries that fits. Or used to. I'm running into the bands bring too stretchy and now that I'm fairly firmly into 30 bands for the most part, the bands of the current ones are too loose and stretchy. Supposedly they're fixing this with newer models coming out.

    To be honest, this bra gives me great shape, and with a sufficiently low ... enough top, I have pretty good cleavage...cakes on a plate I think. I'll have to go back and add pics for that. I do find that it slips a little bit, but I'm not sure if it's projection and depth issue or slightly loose band. Or both. And the straps are usually pretty tight. Not fully adjustable. They tend to slip on occasion. Although I haven't added measurements yet, I did measure the width one day recently, and it's surprisingly narrow...like 4.8-5" wide!

    My shape is shortish narrow roots with soft and malleable tissue that's also pendulous, and even to fob center full and somewhat close set breasts.

    Now, I know that you're all probably saying, this is a 32D...isn't it a bit small for you? Aren't you wearing more 30E/F 32DD/E bras? Well, the answer is sort of. I have a tiny amount of spillage with the D and a little gapping with the DD. And for some reason, the wires and band seem to be better on the D. This is probably going to skew my reference size but I've got two 30F bras on the way (squee!) so that will help with my overall experience and all that.

    I have to say that I really do love all of the So Free Lightly Lined Balconettes I've owned, but I so wish that they would extend this line to include 30 bands. My only hope right now is if they really have tightened up the bands and stretchiness and if the unlined version will be out again this summer, as the bands were better with that one.



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    Rose gold lace colorway

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    • It fits you great and the cups also don't look too small. Weird that they label this as a 32D.

    • Yeah the cups are really quite generous. I honestly think it's a vanity size thing since it is a North American brand/market and we all know how the culture here is afraid of D/DD+ bras. 😂

    • can u input the measurements of it? according to this brands other bras, there other 32D's fit like all my other 32D's... so i wonder if this could be miss labed??

    • moriko Yes, I will post measurements at some point, but I’ve had probably half a dozen of this same style in various colours and materials and always a 32D in them. Even when I try the new ones in store, it’s the same. So I’m highly doubtful that it’s mislabeled.

    • For what it’s worth, when they were offering the 32DD in some other other styles like the perfectly me or the supersoft something or other, that did fit in the cup. Although it did dig into my tissue a little bit but that more the shape. And one style i went to 32DDD and it still didn’t fit. So I think it’s more specifically this style and not across the board with the brand.

    • Hopefully this will work, but here is an album that has 3 other 32D of this same style (just much older and stretched out but I have not tossed yet) and a few 32DD in other styles. The blue one originally appeared to fit but I was not s/s at that point. The red is same size and style I'd been getting but I grabbed it without trying when it was on clearance and I knew it was being discontinued. At this point, it's crazy small on me. The band was much tighter than the previous ones (max stretching is 28" or so) which is partly probably why the cups are also so small. I can actually handle the tighter and now, but cups spilling over badly. Again, way back when I got them, I never s/s (I did lean forward and jiggle in the cups but that was not enough, I found out later).

      I don't know if this helps.

      https://imgur.com/a/DD5Q

    • Edit: I forgot that I had a few pictures of a style that I tried probably a month and a half or two months ago so I've just added them. So it's a pretty new style. Sort of a long line or midline. I had it on the tightest hooks and could still stretch it quite a bit. But you can see because of the tag on it it's also a 32D.

    • Calluna, I actually really like most of those bras on you. There's obviously a couple that you're quadding out of, but most of tehm suit your shape really well. I particularly like the black one you tried on recently, and I love the colour of that green one in the album.

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      Thanks Wilderness1. I like them too. The only issue is that they tend to have really stretchy bands, and at this point the 32 band (which is their smallest) is too stretchy from the start. So unless they do actually start making less stretchy bands, I really have to avoid the style. But it does look good. In that picture of me with the black one on, it was all the way on the tightest hug and I could stretch it back at least 3 inches.

    • But I'll say, that if any of those are in styles that I like on one of their $10 sales or supercheap clearances, I'll probably still snap some up because I do like how they look. The problem with their current styles is that there's a lot of external lace and boudoir styling that I really don't give a crap about. LOL

    • yeah stretchy bands suck, but you could always alter them to fit like 30 bands?

    • OK, I’ve added measurements for this bra, but I’ll be perfectly honest and state that measuring is not my strongest point. My hardest things to measure are the stretchiness of the band and the depth of the cups. I really don’t know exactly where to stop when I measure the band stretching. I can’t really see the difference in where the wires are flexing versus distorting too much. I know that this is a 32 band so theoretically it should start at least 32 inches, especially since it’s stretchy. But I’m not keen enough to spot exactly where I should be stopping so hopefully I’ve measured it correctly but I could be wrong.

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  2. So Free Balconette Unlined (0317)

    This is actually one of the best fitting and most comfortable bras I own right now. I picked it up in a summer clearance sale last summer for about $10. I have mostly been in moulded and/or lightly lined bras for many years now. This is because I have been having difficulty finding soft cup bras that don’t look pointy on me and I prefer a more rounded basketball boob look. I find this one gives me a nice rounded shape, although it doesn’t offer the most support. I do also find that the band runs a bit tighter than the other So Free offerings at the ... store. I find that the So Free lightly lined balconette band is snugger than the full coverage version, and the balconette is on the loose end for me being that my snug measurements point me closer to a 30 band anyway, though I sometimes feel more comfortable with a 32. The band seems to be holding its stretch pretty well, as the others tend to stretch out easily. This bra has an internal section of mesh on the sides. I really enjoy how light it feels compared with the lightly lined balconette, the scalloped lacing (which has a little bit of clear elastic underneath which king of makes it like stretch lace without actually being stretch lace), and the split straps where they meet the cup. I’d wanted to get more at the time but some were fitting oddly, and availability on sizes was limited. It’s not currently offered but hope that maybe as the weather warms up, it will come out again. It’s probably not the best fit in comparison to other brands, but I do like it for a bra from a matrix based store. Hopefully, now that I’m learning more about my boobs, I’ll find more like it and better.
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    Black lace pattern colorway

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  3. Body Kiss Push Up Bra (11094549)

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    32DD

    Hasn't set fit

    I bought this as a cheap, too-small cleavage bra. However, the usual suspects like Panache/Freya/EM/Comexim could stand to follow its construction techniques.

    Firstly, there are two sets of loops for the multiway hooks, one of them is in the normal place, and one is right up next to the hooks and eyes. For me this entirely prevents straps falling, without the weird pressure points of a crossback bra. It also has a j-hook.

    Secondly, PADDED WIRES! There is no excuse for a molded bra to not have padded wires, and these ones are deliciously soft. I hope someday that unlined bras can have padded wires too, although I'm not sure if it is possible.

    I'm not sure how long it will last since it doesn't seem to be the sturdiest bra in the world, and it only comes in matrix sizes.

    Updated on Feb 11, 2017 Flag this


    • I, too, genuinely appreciate padded wires!!

    • Great observations. Very pretty too!

    • my la senza bras lasted me years. (i know it's bad.) the band and straps wear out like all bras. but it is still in one piece, no tears, rips, etc. but take note that i hand wash everything probably why they lasted so long.

    • btw, do these cups perfectly fit you?

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      newhere they are at least a cup too small, on purpose for extra cleavage.

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  4. Unknown Model

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    30F

    Fits

    I love this bra - it's my best one currently. The band is really stable - doesn't stretch out too much or ride up. I love the cleavage it gives me. This bra makes breasts look round.

    I took one star form comfort for razor-sharp straps.

    Updated on May 25, 2011 Flag this


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  5. The Show Off Balconnet Push Up Bra (11046175)

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    32D

    Didn't fit

    Its the best fitting mainstreams bra I ever known for my FoB, shallow, extra wide roots breasts. I have a slight distorsion of my ribcage near my sternum so it explains that the gore sits crooked and doesn't lay flat against my sternum. Because of the gaping I out 2 pads in the removable pads pockets and it makes a beautiful projected round cleavage. Depending on the time of the month and weight, slight quad boob effect, but still overall gorgeous. They have discontinued the model and the ones that I have are on the artificial respirator, if you know what I mean. I'm super sad about it and wish to find similar but hopefully better bras in quality.

    Updated on Aug 08, 2019 Flag this


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  6. Unlined Demi Bra (11152439)

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    D/DD

    Didn't fit

    Tried this one on over the weekend in the black here and the raspberry colour the next day at a different location. The fitters yesterday referred to this as a bralette but there were two similar cuts...this one and the triangle cup. That one was more bralette this one is. But, both are sold in S, M, L, XL, and 32/34 D/DD so I can see the bralette comparison or association.

    Both fit about the same. The band is too big and the cups are too small, but I anticipated that going into the fitting room. I purposely chose to try it because it is lightweight and anticipating ... a stretchier band, thought it might be a good lounging bra. It’s quite stretchy as I got a whole hand in perpendicularly on the tightest hooks. The lace was nice though a little itchy by the cradle...it’s a bit long. Gore was nice and low and wires not too wide. Projection seemed ok.

    I didn’t buy either of them because it was still a bit too small in the cups and I had a little bit of spillage near the gore that’s not fixable like the loose band. I still might get it to switch into after work, but I kinda feel like I’d rather have a wireless bra to lounge in. I’m torn. I might go get it. I mean, I am not actually looking for perfect support, so maybe. It’s currently 40% off which puts it at $18. Price makes up for the limited use and potentially altered band cost. But I don’t know if I actually need it.

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    Updated on Jun 03, 2019 Flag this


    • I have a soft, comfy lounging bra that has a 34 band, and some days I love it. Sometimes you just need the space to move without feeling your bra on your ribcage. It offers very little support but feels good to wear sometimes.

    • That price point is certainly nice if you still feel relatively comfortable with the fit (since it's only for lounging). I've been wanting to try a comfy lounge bra myself and I was looking at the Freya Fancies bralette, but it only comes in SML type sizes which is a bummer.

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      Thanks. I have worn my older stretched out bras before to relax in, but part of me thinks it’s too fancy for a lounging around bra. I might see how the L and XL fit in the cups since I was considering altering the D/DD one.

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  7. Remix Push Up Bra (11045980)

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    32D

    Didn't fit

    It's a cute color. The underwire pokes in the cups right where my armpit is after a while, the band is too big for me as I measure 27.5 underneath and it is a 32.
    Upon altering the band tighter, the cups don't dig as much if any.
    The bra is made of nice soft fabric.

    Updated on Jan 09, 2015 Flag this


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  8. Unknown Model

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    34A

    Didn't fit

    Stop, run, don't walk, away from 34 bands. This bra offers no support for me and is uncomfortable to boot, I believe because it shifts around so much so it rubs and is uncomfortable.

    It's just the complete and utter wrong size, but it's what La Senza sizes me as. Now that I've tried a proper fitting bra I can see how HUGE the band is on me, and how horrible it looks. Bras like this are the reason I used to think I was flat and could never have a cleavage.

    Updated on Jul 26, 2012 Flag this


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  9. Unknown Model

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    30E

    Didn't fit

    Good:
    - Tight stretchy band that hugs the body.
    - Purple lace design
    - Light foam lining inside the cup is comfortable

    Bad:
    - Can't wear under T-shirts
    - My nipples are peeking out at the top ( i need a cup size up?)

    Updated on May 25, 2011 Flag this


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  10. (08047)

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    34B

    Hasn't set fit

    Smooth, lightly padded t-shirt bra with lace trims. Light pink and white.

    Updated on Jul 22, 2019 Flag this


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  11. Strapless (CLS-7521)

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    36B

    Hasn't set fit

    Strapless, seamless t-shirt bra with silicone strips on the band. Very basic smooth bra.

    Updated on Jul 22, 2019 Flag this


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  12. Candy

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    34B

    Hasn't set fit

    Black cotton bra with pink bow and pink/black straps. Light foam lining. Edging prevents the lining from bulging out. Seamless smooth t-shirt bra.

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  13. Unknown Model

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    34C

    Hasn't set fit

    Hot pink + light yellow balconette bra with broderie lace and light foam lining. Keyhole gore, ribbons and rose. Does not fit me anymore, but was nice.

    Updated on Jul 22, 2019 Flag this

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    Excellent!

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  14. Obsession (0717)

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    32D

    Didn't fit

    The band is too large for me. It moves around and creates discomfort. The straps fall off my shoulders often. It's covered in lace and the band is made of mesh. It's lightly padded. Because it is covered in lace, the material irritates my skin. The colour is gorgeous. One downside is that the bra feels cheap and looks cheap the more you wash it. It is not meant to last a long time.

    Light pink colorway

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  15. Unknown Model

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    32E

    Didn't fit

    Too small in the band for me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Mar 25, 2019 Flag this


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  16. Unknown Model

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    32C

    Fits

    This is a GORGEOUS bra...the colour is a deep cherry red and the lace extends down past the band, giving the appearance of a semi-longline.

    Red colorway

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    Updated on Nov 26, 2018 Flag this


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  17. Remix Cotton Lightly Lined Balconnet Bra (11011402P)

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    34B

    Fits

    Covers well and sits flat against my girls for not having much padding. Doesn't look as flattering under a shirt, but that's hardly the bras fault lol. Very comfortable.

    Pink Camo colorway

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  18. Unknown Model

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    34B

    Fits

    Provides great support and shape, without any gapping at the top due to the lace up the straps.

    Leopard Print colorway

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  19. Cotton Push-up Bra (11016801)

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    36A

    Didn't fit

    Fits great for my frame, but can't quite fill the cups at the top due to the style.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Sep 24, 2018 Flag this


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  20. Beyond Sexy Front Close Bra

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    34A

    Didn't fit

    Would be very comfortable to wear if it was the right fit. I have it in 36A as well and love it. Cups and wires are too narrow for my frame.

    Light Blue colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Sep 23, 2018 Flag this


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