This is the probably the biggest train wreck I've encountered in my bra journey. The gore is so wide, making the cups too far apart for me. I would say the cups run two sizes small. They are very short and small for a 30E while the wide gore makes bra cups very wide in the armpit area.
It doesn't help that I gave the elastic at the top of the cup on my black one the slightest tug and it snapped, leaving a mess of loose fabric. The bras look barely worn but the delicate mesh is showing wear and fraying. I don't expect a ton of durability from a mesh satin bra but that's ridiculous.
Bizarre fit and bad quality. My first experience with this brand is not a good one.
The Tisha lives up to its hype. It has pretty much everything a t-shirt bra should have: great fit, smooth fabric, basic colors, and foam lining for modesty. It gets uncomfortable and itchy around the back after long term wear, and the foam lining is on the stiff side, so the bra feels very structured. On the other hand, it is very supportive and definitely does its job well.
I wore the Le Mystere Tisha Evolution in 30D regularly as my daily smooth cup bra for several months, and have am happy to stay that I love this style. However, the 30D has very narrow wires, and when I am fully scooped, there is some overflow at the top. Since this is an open balconette style, the problem is less obvious than it would be in a cup that is more closed on top, but it is finally time to size up, and I am so glad that I did!
Compared to most molded cup bras, the Tisha Evolution is one of the deepest styles I've ...come across, fitting about a 1/2 cup size larger in depth, while the wires are very narrow yet flexible. The 30D wires have always been too narrow for me, but thankfully the 30DD is much better in this regard. It gives a very lifted and pushed up rounded shape without any padding, and is my best fitting bra so far. Now I have both Black and Natural colorways in 30D and 30DD.
Even though this isn't a full band bra, I find that it feels really secure and comfortable. The band is one of the most TTS 30s I've come across, and it's a really comfortable construction that feels snug without feeling tight. The entire bra including the band is made from a slightly shiny tricot material with a hefty 25% Spandex. (This fabric is advertised as having some kind of cool touch technology that lasts through a certain number of washes, but this is hard for me to tell, however it has held up very nicely through wash and wear, and doesn't show any snags despite the satiny fabrication). The elastic is enclosed within the wings and not visible, which is a unique construction detail I don't often see. The upper cups have a clean bonded edge. There is a bit of a leotard back, which is also nice. Straps are fully adjustable and are skinny but thick elastic, and they have a bit of texture to them, so I feel they will stay in place better than many other bras.
Aesthetically, it's sleek, simple, smooth, and sophisticated. It reminds me of an old Victoria's Secret Very Sexy bra that I owned and loved for many years. The only embellishment is rose gold hardware and a small LM circular charm at the center front, plus the aforementioned strap elastic detail. I love every part of this bra, but one thing I noticed is that the back hook section feels like stiff plastic, and this was odd enough I thought it was a fluke, but I ordered 3 more of these and they are all made from the same material. This could be uncomfortable to some, but it wasn't noticeable when worn.
I have finally found my perfect t-shirt bra, and I highly recommend this style. One other point that truly impressed me-- I ordered 4 total bras in the same size, and all of them measured very close, and several of them measured identically. Since I've had experiences with some bra models varying significantly in measurements, this was a pleasant surprise. A fantastic find! Read more 439 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.
Sigh. I tried really hard not to get my hopes up for this bra. I mean, I wanted it to work - I want a strapless bra, and the idea that a bra with a low back could work was just so exciting. But I knew any number of things could go wrong. I ordered the 34G, because the reviews said it fit like a 30GG and the measurements seemed to back that up. The size was really weird on me. The band was too big unless it was on the tightest hooks. The cups at first felt too big, with gaping at the top. But then when I tried ...on the removable straps, the cups suddenly felt fine. Probably still a bit too big, but now I'm not sure how much too big, since it was so improved with just the straps. Worst of all is how the bottom of the bra hits me. I'll be the first to admit I have some unwanted extra tummy pudge, but I have never seen it look as awful as it does when wearing this. It's like it pushes all pudge from anywhere down and out the bottom of this. Then the boning stabs that. Worse, I don't think the band would actually stay up if it wasn't pushing itself up by stabbing my chub. The shape is very unflattering under clothes. So this bra isn't going to work for me. Read more 127 more words
This bra does not fit me at my current measurements. I wore it when I was about 25 or 30 pounds heavier than I am now. So I did not fill out the "how does it fit" portion of this review.
That said: when I was a 38G this bra fit me BEAUTIFULLY. This was the first bra to introduce me to the virtues of a very tight back band. It was usually very comfortable. After about 8 hours of wear, though, it would start to get a bit ouchy/feel tight in the band. And, I am kind of short-waisted so that was a LOT of bra for ...me. If I didn't watch my posture all the time, the band would poke into my ribs uncomfortably. This is a very robust bra and I have been known to refer to it as "my breastplate."
I got a lot of great wear out of this bra! It is cut somewhat high in the front. I could wear it under most v-neck tees without show-through, but in a more low-cut shirt it would show. If I wore it out dancing it just looked like I was wearing a camisole, though, as it is very plain, so I had no problems with that.
Some other women have mentioned that this bra is too wide in the front and moved their boobs to the underarm area. I did not find that this to be the case for me. I suspect that those people were not properly fitted. In my case this bra moved everything front and center and kept it there. I looked slender and not bulky. It had a slightly pointy, but round, silhouette. I think the pointiness is inevitable when very large breasts are on a narrow torso. The silhouette this bra gave me was very sexy, and made me feel very good about myself and my figure.
I loved this bra and found it to be a very good bra when it fit me. I would recommend it to anyone who has a large bust and likes contoured cups. Read more 239 more words
This is a super comfortable bra and looks great under thin tops. The wires have slight padding around them, which makes this bra extra comfy. The band is VERY stretchy, so if they made a 30 band I would much prefer that. Since they don't and this is the one bra I've found that looks amazing under thin, white tees, I will continue wearing this until the band gets too loose.
The only issue I have had with the quality of this bra is that the fabric by the underarm area is getting a bit of pilling. Nothing that effects the fits.
Me: Average projection. Fuller on bottom. Slightly wider left breast (I suspect this breast is also 1-2 ml taller than my other breast). Maybe tall roots? Usually wear 28DD or 30D.
One of my recommended Bratabase bras. This bra fits great! No lines show through my shirts, which is a huge plus! I was a bit hesitant wearing the bra because the wings seem so delicate, but it fits great. Straps don't dig in and gore tacks. I'm surprised lines don't show through thin shirts; at least one side will show through thin shirts because I'm not 100% symmetrical. I've been looking for a good plunge bra for awhile so this is jackpot. The wings seem like it will rip apart easily or holes will form easily, so I don't know how long this bra will last. I think I'll enjoy my time using this bra.
This bra has a very unusual shape, the neckline is almost a square and the straps are very far apart. It has more projection at the wire than a Natori Feathers or a Parfait Jeanie Plunge, but there still is not much projection there. It was a very nice bra, though the band was a little tight for a 30, and if it had a little more projection I probably would have kept it.
So far, Le Mystere 30 bands have fit me pretty well, and I recently discovered the ultra-flattering Tisha Evolution, so when I saw this random bra on sale at Nordstrom Rack, I decided to give it a try. After all, who doesn't want Infinite Possibilities?
The premise of this bra is that the straps can be adjusted to be worn in a number of different ways, with three strap positions (standard, close, open) and a halter option. However, the description of the bra as "super low plunge cups with a soft uplift provide dramatic cleavage" failed to mention that this is a heavily padded foam cup, which ...I absolutely detest. There's about 1"/2.5 cm of padding at the bottom of the cup, and because there is so much padding, the entire cup is extra tall to accommodate it. This is the first bra I've come across in 30D that comes in at a 6.1"/15.5 cm cup height. Now, since the padding ends up adding at least a full cup size, it doesn't look like an insanely tall cup when worn, but I find it to be very uncomfortable since I like wider, shorter cups with no padding. This bra is simply not my style although it definitely did its job, giving me cleavage and tons of rounded projection.
Outside of this, I found that the bra fit true to size for Le Mystere. Recently I've been between 30D and 30DD, but I've found Le Mystere's 30D cups to a little larger and more projected than other brands' molded cups, so they fit me well. The band also runs true to size and is firm and secure. The wings are made from a super powerful nylon/spandex stretch and come in at 17% spandex, so I think this bra will hold up well. A good quality bra and a good premise, however I simply can't tolerate the feel of the padding long enough to give the convertible options a try. Read more 228 more words
There wasn't much info for this one on either Bratabase or Amazon reviews, so I figured I'd try it...
Spacer cup fabric: very comfortable with just the right amount of 'give'. Very soft fabric. Did a surprisingly good job at minimizing nipples. Gave a nice shape: rounded and lifted, but a little east/west in separation. VERY tall, full coverage cups. Wires: Long. Sat too far back and up high in my armpit. Gore: at 2.5" tall is low enough to stay out of the way. Tacked nicely. Band: very tall. Double layer mesh with a band of lace at the bottom. Feels true to size. Not a lot of stretch. Straps: 7/8" wide around the top of the shoulders, taper to partially adjustable 5/8" wide in the back. Very little stretch. Sat too far apart for my comfort. Added to the tightness under & around my arms.
Bottom line: Good for very FoT, wide shoulders. Personally, not a good match.
Nothing too fancy about this bra, but it makes a great everyday shirt bra. I’m super impressed with the amount of projection at the wire for a moulded cup bra. It’s even better than a lot of soft cup bras I’ve tried. It is very closed on top. I have short roots and am full on bottom and it still cuts into my upper breast tissue. I know I need to go up a size, but I suspect even in a correct size, it would still be very closed on the top. The apex of the bra is splayed and there isn’t room for centerfullness.
Would be great for short roots, splayed breasts with more outerfullness, needing great projection at the wire.
Cup too small for me! Band feels TTS, and I feel like the cup size is about right in TTS, too. The previous owner, right here on Bratabase, had written that it feels more like a 30DD rather than an E. I personally felt it could pass as an E, after trying on other 30E's I had bought and also sister-size 32DD'S in-stores. This may also be as I am shallow and wide-rooted. After trying a Lepel 30G, I now know I must be a 30F/FF. This bra seems to be right for my shape, and I would have loved to keep it if it was of the ...right size for me. I like the satin-silky feel that is smooth-to-touch, and find it extremely convenient that it is unpadded. This offer comfort and a branch of versatility whilst also providing lift and coverage.
This bra certainly is of breathable mesh and you could wear it under a casual tshirt for everyday, or under under a fancy dress and let some of the pretty & shiny black material peep through.
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Ps I only put the comfort and appearance as, just, "Good" (aka, "I dont know"), as I have not worn it in my true size. The bra itself looks pretty, indeed. Read more 135 more words
Oh, what an odd duck this one is!!! First of all I have to say the concept of a multi-combination bra is intriguing. To have a bralette, strapless, and regular bra all-in-one is a fantastic idea.
A brief summary: The strapless: Shallow & wide plunge cups, silicone on the tall band, three hooks. Beige, lightly padded closed cups. Very little stretch in the single-layer mesh band (an extender was required to get it on.) The white straps are shared between the bralette and strapless. Provides a nice rounded profile, a minimized appearance rather than projected. The bralette: White stretch lace triangle-shaped plunge cups with darts from the wire, and seams ...from the dart to the outer edge (front of armpit). The front straps attach close to the shoulders. When the bralette is combined with the strapless, the back band hooks onto the strapless at the seam line of the strapless' hooks. When wearing the bralette alone, it attaches the single/gated hook with an adjustable extender, included with the bra.
Now the nitty gritty: Design execution needs the bugs worked out. #1: In order to attach the two bras together, there are small (1cm) magnets at the gore and under the arms at the top of the wires. They are bulky and useless!!! If they wanted to use magnets, they should have used rare earth magnets...so much stronger and smaller. #2: It's not clear where to hook the back straps when wearing both bras together. They could fit on either bra. (The photo on Amazon showed the bralette/strapless combo incorrectly hooked.) #3: The straps are extremely difficult to adjust. The straps are too wide for the size of the slide buckle. #4: All loops (on both bras) where the straps attach are too large and the straps slip out easily. #5: The under wires are very bulky when wearing the combination together. The bralette (whose wires are slightly narrower the strapless) sits on top of the strapless. Ideally, I think the layers are intended to nestle together, but...they don't.
Le Mystere, I hope you're reading this!
For me personally - #1: The band is too short. #2: The cups are much too wide. Shallow too. #3: The cups of both bras cut into my underarms.
This one was a miss for me, I need an extender as the band is TINY and tight enough if I don’t use the extender I’m warping the wires, and bulging out in all sorts of places. First and foremost I say sister size up if your going to buy this bra. So the rest of this review is WITH an extender. I’m not sure why but the wires, gore side, hurt. They dig in so bad, and while I suspect I would benifit from touching or even overlapping wires, I haven’t had this problem this badly before. When I first put this on and do a ...proper scoop I quad ever so slightly and get some minimal outer side emptiness in the cups, but once I move around my breasts settle in filling the empty area and quading goes away, so not perfect shape wise but my breast is squishy enough to settle in. Straps are good for me, comfort is great other than painful gore (not uncomfortable, PAINFUL it leaves bruises if worn for 12 hours).
Edit/update* while trying to find reasons for fit issues with another bra I ran into a few blogs/forum post about scooping from center, didn’t really think I had the target boobs for this advice was me but decided couldn’t hurt to try, it worked! Wore this bra Saturday all day it caused no pain, and the slight emptiness I had was gone. Read more 134 more words
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.
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