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
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 ordered this bra on Amazon using their baby registry so that I could get it for 15% off. First things, I was impressed to see that there were 4 rows of hooks. Putting it on, I immediately observed that the band was much softer than I anticipated and I probably could have sized down to a 32, at least for the length of the band. I opted for a 34 because it was the size that had measurements on Bratabase already, and the measurements there seemed spot on for what I was looking for. I can tighten it on the 2nd tightest setting straight out of the package, ...and it's comfortable. I filled the cups nicely with a little room for engorgement, which is a must for a nursing bra. (Fifth baby, this ain't my first rodeo.) The shape is wider than my other non-nursing bras (expected, since I haven't found a nursing bra that really has a good forward projection yet), but otherwise lovely. The gore does not tack. I am not sure what exactly that translates to as far as cup fit and band fit; I think that as my cup size has gone up this pregnancy, some of that extra tissue is front and center, so I am more closely set together than my non-pregnancy breasts. All of the tissue seems well contained on the sides, and I think if I got the band tighter/could tell my boobs to stay where I want them - i.e. inside the wires, the gore would tack. As far as appearance and quality goes, this bra is made of foam and the foam is FIRM. When you undo the clip, the bra doesn't just immediately give way to the flood of breast tissue. I personally like this, since it gives me a chance to get my bearing on the nursing pad and the breast before a leaky nipple breaks free. Know what I mean? I had to actually reach down, bend over the cup (bad for the foam, so we'll see how it handles that wear and tear), and lift myself out. (I could probably leave the tissue in the bra, actually, since the nipple is well-revealed by that point. The bra itself is pretty, and an upgrade from my old Elomi underwires. I like it, and I look forward to using it once the baby arrives. I am just hoping that the band holds its shape over time, otherwise, I might need to get it adjusted. Read more 304 more words
OK, the 34G in this didn't exactly work for me either. The band was a teeny bit tight, nothing that an extender wouldn't solve. The cups were the right size but wearing the bra I just didn't like the shape. My breasts were neither particularly uplifted nor projected. It seemed to flatten me at the top and pushed my breasts sideways a bit. Then when I looked at the pictures of me wearing it I could see how the wires slip far below my imf so it seems the cups are a little shallow at the bottom or else it's some other kind of shape ...mismatch. I debated about returning it because it is very soft and I liked how the lace in the upper cups was matched and the color, but in the end I decided not to settle for "almost" so back it went.I am becoming very discriminating about how my bras look and fit - after all, it's my money!
However, if the shape works for you this could be a very nice everyday bra. As I said, it's very soft and comfortable. Well-made too, so definitely worth a try-on if you are within their size range.
This bra cup is both too big (Outer top) and too small (bottom of cup and Inner top). Cup is much too wide and wings dig into armpit very uncomfortably. Flattens and spreads breasts uncomfortably. Nice adjustment option on strap. I'm 5'1" with high breadth and it is very hard to find straps that will shorten enough. Not good for unevenness. Embroidery at edge shows through even medium weight fabrics.
Gorgeous bra. Got this size as only prime option on Amazon. Looked huge but actually fits well. Little bit of cut on bigger boob though. Just not ready to give in on that issue. Also the seam is prett prominent through thin material and I really want seamless look. But gorgeous look and quality and feel Edit: tried it again, the slight cut on left is remedied by tucking. Stays in place with jumping jacks. Really really comfortable. Going to keep it. Hopefully band won't stretch too much.
Edit: After also trying this in 32G and 34DDD/F, the 34DDD/F fits best. I walked around in them for awhile and the 34G has just enough extra space for a little bit of boob to escape and fold over on the inner edge. It's not really quadding but it looks that way under clothes. I really don't want folds of boobies outside of my bra. I also get some nice cleavage with the 34 DDD/F; it borders on quadding but should be OK.
Go by waist measurement, not underbust. The band sits lower on the torso, and runs quite firm. I tried the 34G even though I'm a 30GG/32G on recommendation, and while I could fasten it, I could just barely fasten it.
This garment is not suitable for someone with a natural high waist. It's designed to end at about the waistline, which is fine if your waist happens to be at your navel. However, if your waist is higher up your torso (in my case, my natural waist is barely three inches below my underbust), it will end on top of your hip bone. At best, it will ...be uncomfortable, at worst - if you're like me and have a little pudge around the middle, it will be the kind of unflattering that is so extreme that no control garment in the world can fix it.
In terms of cup size, the 34G actually was a little too big, but sizing down wouldn't have helped because it sat too low on my torso. I was being supported almost entirely by the body of the garment, with very little support coming from the cups. I think this may be the nature of the beast, as my underbust is smaller than where the bustier ends on my torso. I would need a 32 to get the cups firmly against my breasts at the bottom, but then would be unable to fasten it at the hip.
In all- just a bad shape match. I think it would be an excellent option for someone of a more hourglassy shape, but for an inverted triangle/apple, it's a bad fit. Look for something longer that will end at the hip instead of the navel. Read more 182 more words
I got this bra after the 32G didn't fit. I think I needed a 32H, but I couldn't find this bra in that size, so I tried the 34G (larger cup that 32G), since the cups on the 32G were too small.
The cups on this bra are great, but the center gore won't lay against my sternum, and it rubs against my boobs and is really annoying. Great bra other than that, I just can't deal with that center gore https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Too bad, because it's so pretty for a nursing bra! Speaking of which, the cups are a little bulky when you unclip them, but I think they would soften with use.
The band perfectly fits, as well as the cup. Preferrable for everyday use. Good lift and support. However, this doesn't work for splayed breasts. It doesn't put your breasts towards the center. Can be best worn under button-down shirts.