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.
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
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
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 like this bra like I like Wacoal's b.tempt'd b.wow'd bra - a nice, easy to wear push up like I used to get from Victoria's Secret or some department store. Its so soft and casual, with a comfy cotton feel I don't find in many bras anymore. And it does give me a nice shape and lift despite being illfitting. I'd keep it if only the band were tighter. The cups are also wider and tall, and it has some push up padding making it fight my shape.
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.
This bra is pretty "meh"--the cups are very wide and shallow so it really does nothing for my boobs. The band is also pretty long for a 32 as well. But it's pretty comfy and looks good under sheer tops so i will probably keep it around.
I'm currently floating around a 32GG, but after trying the Le Mystere bustier in 34G, I knew that this brand ran pretty snug, so decided it was probably safe to try the soiree strapless in a 34 as well. It feels pretty perfect in the band on my 31 inch underbust, so this is one you can definitely size up in.
It's got pretty excellent lower depth, which is almost unheard of in a moulded bra or a strapless, but the upper cup is very closed off.
This could potentially be an excellent strapless for a FoB lady or someone with a short root, but is definitely not at all suitable to upper fullness, so I'm going to be returning this one.
This is a really neat bra, despite the seemingly arbitrary US sizing. It is hard enough to find a decent strapless bra for a moderately large bust, not to mention one so versatile. The band runs extremely tight on this bra and the cup runs large. Since the band of this low-back style sits at or near one's waist, I feel that it is better to choose the band size based on waist measurement, rather than that of the underbust. I think the 34 band would be best suited for waists 28-31 inches. I normally wear 30GG in padded styles and the cup depth is about right if I hold the gore flat, but it is both too wide and too tall to be a good fit for my short- and narrow-rooted, very projected breasts. I think the cups of the 34G would fit someone who normally wears 30GG or sister sizes, and has a waist measurement around 28-31" (71-79cm).
I would have thought that when the Tisha Lace regular bra fit in a 32G, the wireless in 34F would be pretty similar. I try on this wireless 34F and one of my wired 32G Tishas I'd only worn once or twice before gaining weight. Which is about how much I wore this one before I gained. However, this wireless 34F bra is much more difficult to hook.
I know I gained weight and it doesn't fit, but I wanted to try to wear this bra briefly again for comparison purposes so I can buy other wireless bras. There are good reasons to have wireless bras!
Wireless is better at ...PMS time for me, for one. I can even get tender breasts at other times too. Plus if I need to go on an airplane wireless doesn't set off metal detectors. And though this is too structured of a bra for me to sleep in, even without wires, sometimes I need to sleep in a bra.
I'd think if I got bigger everywhere, the 34 should be easier than the 32 to hook, since cup volume of 32G and 34F ought to be essentially the same.
But turns out that 32G wired bra still fits better than this one, even being much easier to hook- and I know why, actually- when I lean over the wired cup keeps my boobs in place while I hook it, and this wireless lets them slip backward a bit.
And I know at the moment neither bra "fits" fits, but the funny thing is, the 32G wired one fits better.
Something about the material of this one seems cheaper than the wired one, too. Look bra companies, some of us have good reasons to look for wireless bras, even if we are busty. I don't NEED a wire every day, even if people think I "should" wear one. Do I need a wired bra to watch TV at home? Read more 210 more words