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.
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
This seems like a good "workhorse" bra - lol I don't know what else to call it. It's not overly fancy, but it does push up my breasts nicely without being over the top like *BAM!* CLEAVAGE! I like the way my breasts look in it. It looks good with a v-neck t-shirt, is what I'm saying. I have a smooth profile, nothing weird and lumpy going on. However, the band seems a little on the stretchy side: I really haven't had this bra for very long and already I'm using the middle hook. It might be because my band measurement is kind of in between sizes, 31.5 last ...time I checked. Usually I end up trying on a 30 band as well as a 32 band to cover all my bases. While it fits enough to say "Okay this here bra is pretty comfy" I think the widths of the underwires may be a tiny bit too narrow. I've got some wide-set breasts, and I get a tiny bit of tightness/discomfort towards the outer edges of the wires heading up towards my armpits. But I haven't had this bra for very long, so maybe I just need to break it in. I'll give it some more time, but I might update this later with additional thoughts and change the "does it fit?" portion accordingly. In conclusion, this is a good all purpose bra, but if you have breast that are bottom-heavy, spread apart and with a wide root, you may want to proceed with caution.
[ETA]: The bra is definitely too small now. I don't think it was a matter of the cups being too narrow, I think it was basically the cups were too small and shallow. This is a good basic bra though. Read more 185 more words
I have a 28" ribcage and 36" bust, so technically measure a 28G/28FF (us/uk) but I generally prefer 30" bands, due to a bony ribcage. A friend recommended I buy this bra in 32F, based on her experience. Overall, it's *pretty" comfy. One of the cups (right) seems a little wide and the strap tends to dig on that side. I don't know how to adjust for that, so it's frustrating. I only notice it after a few hours of wear.
A very ingenius design: Fully adjustable straps have 2 positions in back to hook to. Three possible positions: standard straight, wide straight and standard racerback when using the lace insert. Has a triangular lace panel: can be worn in front as a cami, or as a triangle in the back. #1: As a cami: Where the cups meet the straps there are 2 sets of loops to choose which to hook to (presumably the upper hooks provide more coverage and the lower hooks less coverage, or slightly less width). The inside of the gore has a snap to anchor the third corner to, and a ...flap to cover it when not in use. #2: As a racerback: you hook the long edge of the lace parallel to the band. Their photo on the hang-tag shows the hooks attached to the outer loops, then the straps are shortened and hooked onto loops at the third corner (where the snap is).
The good and/or the typical: The cups are tall and run shallow for me, although not as as badly as some bras. Very soft and comfortable. Managed center fullness better than I expected. The band is double layer microfiber. Bottom elastic is hidden. Top elastic is exposed but soft. The front center band is contoured for better comfort. The wires are firm but comfortable. The gore is a comfortable height; not too tall. (But it is a little wide to allow for said snap & flap.) The straps are typical .5" wide with flocking on the underside, with a firm stretch.
Now the design flaws: The band is considerably shorter than most LeMystere bras I've tried, which are already shorter than most brands. The straps are also short, too. For me, they're barely usable fully extended in standard position, and I'm only 5'2" with a medium build. The triangle lace panel: #1: Too small to wear in the front as a cami. The top edge is overstretched and it curls down, even set on the lower loops. (Could be caused by the lace being too narrow and/or the straps being set too far apart?) #2: The diagonal sides don't have enough fabric to cover up to the edges of the cups. (Not much of a cami if there's a gap between the cups and the lace!) #3: In the racerback position, if worn as pictured (set on the outer back loops), the lace was stretched beyond it's ability. I feared the integrity of the lace or stitching as I was putting it on & taking it off. When I hooked the lace to the inner loops it didn't put nearly as much stress on the stitching. However, it was still a bugger to put on/take off.
LeMystere, I hope you're reading this! This is a great concept, but my guess is marketing had their way and it was put into production before the bugs were tweaked out, so to speak. Tell marketing to let you do your job, and then re-release the new version only when it's ready!!!
I now have this Safari Uplift in 3 colors: Black, Sahara and Calypso. The cups fit exactly the same on all 3 but there are slight differences in the bands. The black feels the shortest after it's been on for a while. Maybe the fabric is different on the black, because the bottom of the band starts to rub on my sides under the arms, after I've had it on a long time.
Gore is too tall for close-set breasts. The wires at the gore push themselves closer together with what space there is, and so puts east/west pressure on the center breast tissue. Outer wires are wide on me, reaching into the center of my underarm. The straps and the outer edge of the cups cut into my underarms and cause abrasion with only a few minutes of trying it on. (I had to extend the straps all the way). I had no trouble filling the bottom of the cups, but there was gaping inside the top of the cups on my short pair. Plus, the 8.5" distance between the apexes spread the girls too far apart on me. Seems like it would fit someone with outer fullness, moderately splayed, high-set, and/or maybe FoT self-supporting.
This is great summer bra! Not a lot of 'fluff' adding extra bulk. The band is single layer mesh with a tight stretch; doesn't feel like it would stretch out too quickly; feels true to size. The wires are firm but flexible; narrow but widen out if the band is stretched too much. The cups are deep, unlined, double layer, mesh on the inside, sheer lace on the outside. Good support with a natural/rounded lifted look. The lace is thin and flat enough it won't show under a thin T. There is .5" wide elastic across the top of the cups and unfortunately cut in ...severely on me. The gore provides a lot of separation and low enough to stay out of the way. This is definitely not a cleavage bra but good for breathability! The straps are only partially adjustable; the front has some 'give' to it but not enough to really call it stretchy; front straps are kicked in towards the center more...they're not forced out to the outside corners of the cups. The back straps also seem brought into the center more and attached to the band Ballet style. Overall, a good bra for narrow & projected, but I'll need to try the next cup size up because of the elastic on the cup edge.
This Safari Perfect Uplift Demi is a completely different bra than it's cousin #9978.
True to size stretchier band; softer fabrics and infinitely more comfortable; double lined, no exposed elastic; good support, but may stretch out quickly (?). Straps adjust long enough, whereas #9978 didn't. Strap design similar to #9978; both are restricted stretch, only partially adjustable; these straps are slightly narrower. This one's seamless demi cups are wider and more shallow. Not as much projection as its' seamed full cup cousin. Graduated padding in these cups gives nice lift without 'in your face' push up. (#9978 has thin foam padding throughout.)
As for actual fit: the cups were ever-so-small on me; the gore floated ever-so-slightly at the top (bottom tacked fine) and I quadded in the center...until I extended the straps all the way. Then the quadding disappeared, however sacrificed a bit of lift in the process. I fear the wires are already wide enough that the next cup size up would be too wide.
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.
Strapless bras are a challenge. I had to have one for a dress for a wedding and this was the best fit i got from the bras I tried. I tried the deco and a panache and many others. It more or less stays up. Once it settles into a place it stays there for the duration and I don't have to hike it. But it settles where it seems too low. The cups also are a little too large and the band I need to wear on a middle set of hooks. And it feels a little east west to me but in the pictures it doesn't look that way. It does look rounded and centered. Usually I like to start with a band on the loose adjustment hoping to get more wear out of it.
This bra is from an exchange for my friend, but it is just too small for her because of the tight band, that is functionally a 30. I'd say the bra fits like a 30F or maybe FF, not sure about that, as I have not much experience with strapless styles. Since the band actually fits me, but the cups are wide and come up high for me, I am in two minds about keeping and hacking it or listing. Seems like a high quality bra and it most definitely stays in place.
I'm not a big fan of this bra, It is not flattering for my shape It has far too much forward push & pushes my breasts right out of the cup. I am full on top, may work better for someone who is full on bottom
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!