My bra size has changed so I decided to try this style again because I have liked it in the past. After wearing only Ewa Michalak exclusively for many months, this bra just doesn't cut it. While I like the bra quality and appearance, it isn't right for me. First off, the cups are slightly too small and much too wide. But the real problem is lack of center projection. It forces my tissue to east/west and therefore flattens my profile so much that it looks like a minimizer. The shape of these cups is not flattering on me at all but that certainly doesn't mean it won't work beautifully for someone else. I'm headed back to Ewa Michalak in my new size.
These cups are way too small for me, and the center gore sist more than 2 inches off my chest. I just got this bra and at first it seemed okay, but then I wore it for just a couple of hours and there was just too much overflow up top for this to be wearable.
The cups on this bra are just too hard for me. It's a nice shape but has nothing to do with my actual breasts. The top line of the cup is sharp because of the hardness - it feels like a shell or even battle armor. It is very comfortable and again a great shape - but all cup. No cleavage whatsoever (but don't always need that). Lace straps are pretty and this is prettier than the regular Tisha.
I absolutely love this bra! It offers great support & is very comfortable to wear. I have found the two Le Mystere Lace Tisha Bra (965)'s that I own are the wrong size for me in the waist & The lace does show through tank tops but I'm absolutely sure that if I got my hands on the correct size I would never take these off. No wonder they're Oprah's favorite bra!
The main problem with this bra was that the entire front of it, the band below the underwire, dug into my ribcage painfully. The band itself was not too tight but I couldn't wait to get it off. Also, the gore wasn't even close to touching. And while the cups themselves laid flat against the tops of my breasts, the lace stuck up some which didn't look great under shirts.
Very tight band, left deep indents all over ribcage. The cups are really thick, so it feels almost like armor, and holds you in tight. The lace is pretty, but there's not a lot of room to adjust the straps if necessary.
This is a pretty good bra. It is very sturdy, very well made. It has lasted me a long time. It hasn't stretched much. After about 3 years, the lycra still has a lot of springiness. The cups are lined thickly. The inside is a little wrinkly, but the outside looks OK.
I love the boning on the sides, it really helps keep under armpit tissue in place.
The main problem I have is that the cups are too small for my body. The gore doesn't touch my chest, and the underwires don't really go under my boobs, they go around them. So the straps are doing most of the work, and it doesn't provide me with great support. My breasts hang lower than they should.
The straps are not as thick and padded as the regular (full figure) Tisha Bra, but they are easier to tighten, and stay at the length you set for a good amount of time.
Construction seems sturdy - lace trim seems a little itchy on sensitive skin. Band is very snug - might want to go up a size. Digs in under the armpits on me - seems like wires might be too far back and/or too far up. Center gore is too tall for my taste, and the bra feels like it's flattening everything, but it doesn't seem to be giving me quadra-boob on top..