This Le Mystere is another bra I bought last year at the beginning of this ABTF journey. I guessed at the size and was very wrong. At that point I still didn't understand how bras should fit and I wore it several times until one night it was so uncomfortable that I ripped it off my body in the car while we were driving home.
I love the plunge style and it looks great with low cut tops. It has convertible straps and soft memory foam cups with some padding.There is a thin edge at the top of the cups which in theory makes it ok for wearing with tshirts. In this size the cups are tall and wide. I'm closer to a 34FF in Le Mystere so I can't comment on fit but I am going to try it again in a different size.
This is a bra designed for 'Special Occasions'. Overall, it is very good quality, despite having a few quirks. The band has consistent stretch throughout, except because it has an additional band of elastic across the top, it caused the muffin back look behind my arms. There are 3 loops in the top of the back band to hook the straps onto, which is how it converts from standard to wide, narrow, racerback, halter, a close 'V', or open back (where the straps are reattached right behind the arms...a great option for an open-back dress!) The front straps are soft, but not adjustable, and have plastic tabs ...that attach near the top of the shoulders to the back straps. Unfortunately, even though I don't have narrow shoulders, the front straps are much too far apart or me and cause quite a bit of gaping with movement. The cups are also tall and cut in my 'Tail of Spense' on my short torso. If you are FoT or high-chested you may escape that problem. If you would be wearing this with a dress that has little shoulder loops to hold straps in place, then you would be fine. Otherwise, you might need to pin the straps to the dress to keep them from falling down. The cups are quite wide and heavily padded (1" thick) along the outer edge. This pushes your breasts together to create awesome cleavage, but on me at least, it also flattened out in the middle. The cups are molded and have a smooth mesh overlay, with a band of microfiber along the top edge. The seam between the two fabrics is not noticeable under clothes. The cups sat fairly well in my IMF, but because the cups are so heavily padded, it kept feeling like it was going to drop down onto my ribs. I would recommend this bra if you needed it for a special occasion, but not for everyday use. Read more 221 more words
I really liked this bra when I first wore it, despite some minor wrinkling at the top of the cup for my smaller breast. I was extremely disappointed when the cups curled pretty severely after a single wash. For reference, I hand washed the bra in lukewarm water with a tablespoon of laundry detergent and rinsed with cold water. I air dried the bra lying flat on a table & with the cups supported. I'm not sure if the cups curled because the memory foam shrunk, but it definitely isn't worth $70 if it can't handle a single wash. The bra is somewhat wearable after stitching the top of the cups to lie somewhat flat, however, the lines it creates in thinner shirts is not flattering.
Fits nice except for the gore, but excellent for cleavage. This will be good for tops that need a little "oomph" I just bought two more, one in the black colorway, will update if the measurements are significantly different when they arrive.
At first the part where the straps meet the cups rubbed really bad. It went away after a couple weeks, though. The cups are a bit tall for me and has caused the outer edge of the left cup to start curving out. That is my smaller side so that could be the reason.