LOVE the fit of the Lepel bras! Super comfy, nice shape. Just wish they had some slightly more fashionable, not-lacy styles. Also wish they made a 28 band. The 30 fits, but once it stretches out it will only *just* fit.
Compared to the Fiore Balconette, the Fiore Plunge has: - longer band - shorter gore - lower-cut sides - shorter underwire - lace detail on the straps comes to the same height - no lace trim on the bottom band.
I have a wide and shallow root, and this is tied (along with b.tempt'd Ciao Bella) for the best-fitting bra I've tried. However, both of them give me an undesirably pointy profile, so I will likely have to return it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
EDIT: I returned this bra (others on reddit.com/r/abrathatfits confirmed that this style has changed recently, possibly explaining the pointiness), and found that the 30DD Betsey Johnson Eyelet Lace is an even better fit - the band is smaller, and the cups have a nice, rounded shape!
Finally found my very nearly perfect bra! This works great for shallow breasts - doesn't cut in at the top, wide underwires, no gapping anywhere. The band does feel very stretchy so I am going to try a 30G because I think it will last longer, but for now this is wonderful. The pads/cookies are removable, so I took out the one on my larger side and it's amazing. Normally I quadboob slightly on that side, but not in this bra! Very cute style too, and unlike most bras that fit me the gore is not high so I can wear low cut tops with it.
I loved this bra! I have fairly small breasts, and this bra really gives them a nice shape and perkiness. There are very small cookies that you can take out of each cup (little bits of padded fabric, really), but I just keep them in all the time.
There is a lot of lacy stuff going on here. It itches a little at the bottom of the straps. Also, you can see the lace and the seams through a tight, thin shirt.
When I was really giving this bra a good once-over, I realized that some of the decorative pink stitching was coming apart. I ...have had this bra for approximately six months, and for about half that time it was my only bra, and the other half of that time it was one of two bras. The amount of wear showing on this bra seems appropriate for that length of time and frequency worn. It doesn't seem to have stretched out very much--after six months, I'm still wearing it on the loosest hook, and it still fits snugly.
Overall, I love this bra and will buy another soon, when this one wears out. Read more 90 more words
I tried this bra at the beginning of my bra journey and I did not like it then. The wires are too wide, the shape is rather pointy and somewhat minimized looking from the side. Some years later these points are still true but adding the cookies to the bra plus an additional set of EM cookies makes this bra my best Pushup option for cleavage. It is still somewhat minimized but choosing the smaller size plus putting lots of pushup cookie in it makes the shape rounded and my breasts are shaped up-center better than any Ewa could do. Additionally the bra is super comfy for long days of wear.
This is my most favourite bra. The band fits perfect on the first hook and it doesn't move a bit over day. It is so comfy that I sometimes forget about it. The cup is padded but smooth so that little fitting issues are invisible. I used to wear that bra in 30C but the wire startet to poke my breast though the cup seemed proper. A consultant gave me the advise to try on 30D and the cup seemes to be the same ecxept of the wire width. Now I don't have any issues with this bra and wear it the most time. The bra is very good for women who need wide wires and shallow cups.
only great fitting bra I have so far, it's very pretty on but I'm not crazy about the shape it gives me under clothing--I prefer a more natural shape. Also cannot be worn under much except bulky fabrics because of the lace and embroidery.
update 9/12/16-- bra no longer fits. Too small and underwire digging in on sides. Not even worn https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />. Might list it, other people seem to like this bra but it just didn't work well for me even when it did fit.
This bra's band fits me perfectly (not too loose, not too tight) but even though it is a 30 band, it feels possibly like a 28? At least compared to my other 30 band bras (which are all a bit too big in the band). This bra is generally comfortable, and I think the cups fit well if I swoop & scoop (there is some gaping at the top when I don't). It's a very high quality bra. The cups are a bit on the pointier side, but not too bad. Under clothes, you look very perky and I am used to a rounder look. The cups are soft but lined, and there is fairly light padding in the form of cookies that are removable. The straps are pretty wide apart, but it doesn't bother me too much.