Ahhh I've done it! I've found the unicorn comfortable projected strapless! DDD Seriously, words can't express how thrilled I am to have finally found one that works for me. This runs small in the band and large (ish) in the cups. Full review on my blog
This is my first multiway as well as my first white bra in a non matrix size and it's is a pretty good fit considering the uncooperative nature of strapless bras. It really is comfortable. The wires are narrow and there is actually an impressive amount of projection. The straps are thin so they'll be hidden easily under sleeveless tops. It doesn't have enough immediate depth for me. Also the gore doesn't tack. I bought this off eBay and there is a snag on the gore. It looks pretty from a distance though. Overall I'm happy to finally own a multiway/strapless bra that doesn't feel like a torture device. It is especially comfortable as a regular bra with the straps attached. Runs a band size small.
Fits like 28E, slightly small for me all over. Tight band, pretty typical for Lepel. Not really padded, has thick lining. Would be good as a strapless option for self supporting breasts, would be risky for me to use it without the straps. I am happy with the shape it gives, but is about a cup small, so I spill over on my bigger side.
It fits oddly. I wore it for work for 2 days to test-drive it and it was a little trying towards the end of the day. Underwires move around in the sleeve and poke me in the underarm, not a huge fan of that of course! There is boning on the sides also under the underarm, which was only a problem during after-work snuggle time on the couch. I strongly preferred it with the straps as opposed to without them, but will need to have them off for a wedding I'll be attending, which is why I bought the bra. I'll probably end up using it just for the wedding and any other strapless events, but not wearing it very often.
This bra was about a cup size too large for me. Other than that, I like the fabric and construction of it. It finds a good balance between being a molded cup and soft cup with the padding. The gore detail is really cute, as well!
Whelp, the gore was a bit pokey but rotating the wire toward the underarm fixed it. I first thought the cups were way too large, but scoop and swoop proved me wrong. The biggest issue is that it feels insecure because my breasts don't sit in the bottom of the cup. Something about my shape must be incompatible with the bar's shape. The straps are also really far to the outside - if I were going to wear it with straps I would definitely alter it. Ultimately, I think a different shape is needed.
Well, the band is pretty darn tight, but still feels like it's slipping down. There is a space at the bottom of the cup that my boobs won't sit in. I keep pulling the bra up and the space remains. Lame. The gore and underwires are comfy at least!
First off: my breasts are very wide and very shallow. Finding a strapless that works with my shape has been impossible, and unfortunately this bra is no better than any others.
The band on this is *incredibly* tight. My ribcage is 29", and I can barely fasten the bra. There's very little give, so breathing is a bit difficult. For the small amount of time I wore it, the bra did seem like it would stretch out a bit pretty quickly...but it still wouldn't be stretchy if/when it stretches out.
While the cups are lined, it is a very thin lining. The cups seem flimsy ...to me, especially for a strapless. Even though the cups are flimsy, they definitely cut into my breast at the top. While disappointing, this is pretty par for the course for me and strapless bras. I do think this bra would work very well for someone who isn't extremely shallow but still needs some open-ness at the top of the cup.
I want to say this is a very pretty bra, but all I can think of when I look at and feel the detailing is Dryer Sheet. Seriously, the "lace" that covers the cups just looks like a dryer sheet. From more than a few feel away, though, the bra looks very pretty. The detailing on the gore (a ribbon "laces up" the cups like a corset) is a nice touch. Read more 137 more words