I got this bra because I wanted to try other Lepel plunge bras based on how the Fiore fits me incredibly well! I found this gorgeous red Iris bra on the ASOS website and had to try it.
First impression: POINTY! this is probably due to the one diagonal seam across the front. At first I thought the pointiness would drive me crazy but after awhile my breasts settled well and the bra got it's form back after being smooshed in packaging for a bit. It DOES have a very vintage-y madonna feel to it but the shape grew on me and I really like how perky it makes ...my little shallow even breasts look!
The pads that it comes with are GIGANTIC...they are almost like mini balloons filled with air and were almost too much (gave the bra an awkward squarish shape) so I subbed out some thinner softer pads which worked much better. Without the padding the pointiness is a little much but the pads round out the cups well and still fit my breasts in. I think the cups are the perfect size, no quadboobing also because the top edge lace of the cup is very soft and forgiving as well.
The band is actually VERY SNUG for being a 30...I almost mistook it for a 28 at one point. I'm wearing it on middle and sometimes last hook because it's not that stretchy of a band.
Definitely not as rounded of a feel as the Lepel Fiore and might take someone with more even/full on bottom breasts that are moderately shallow...size 30B ran true to size with me, similar to 30B in the Fiore.
Very sexy bra indeed and easy to match with lipstick red lacy underwear. Read more 180 more words
This bra runs large in the cup and quite small in the band. It cannot be stretched to the listed size of 30, and unstretched is closer to 22". Someone with a 25"-26" ribcage could likely fit into this well. Inside the cups are pockets with air filled pillows that can be easily removed. I measured with the pillows inserted, so the cup would have even greater depth with them removed.
This bra is a little odd on me, but aside from the straps not adjusting long enough, the fit isn't technically too bad. I do feel that it gives me an unusual shape though. The bra comes with some push up air pads, which actually don't seem to do much pushing up for me. I just get some quadboob without cleavage - definitely not the desired effect. So I think this shape is wrong for me. The band is very firm, which makes this bra a very tight 32.
The bra is high quality and very pretty. There is also removable air padding cookies in the lower part of the bra which makes the padding feel squishy and natural. Unfortunately, the bra fits on the small side and is too pointy for my taste, but it does make you project outward if you like that look. The band is really tight so it is best to size up in the band by one size. The cups are quite small too, so are suitable for small busts if you wear this size (the cups are deeper, rather than wider/rounder/taller). The cups are like a demi bra. I notice this bra looks more flattering on bigger busts though, judging from photos (less squat and pointy if you are bigger busted). I rated comfort level as good because if it fit me properly, it would be fine.. but the band makes it personally uncomfortable since it is too tight for me, and the cup might be a tad too small.
This bra fits great on my shallow breasts! I have yet to go a full busy day with it on, but it seems comfy. I think someone said it before, but it does add a bit of a pointy shape, but I don't think it's terrible! So far I enjoy this bra :]
The first 2 times I tried this on it felt very tight but on the third try it seemed to have softened up a bit and felt ok. The hooks at the back are fairly close together for a fuller bust bra and I felt like I could have done with them spaced out a bit, or to have 3 close together instead.
This bra is made for someone with shallower breasts, so it was not a good fit for me. The the band and cups both run a little tight/small. It comes with removable pushup pads to boost the "oomph" factor. If you plan on using the pads, then I'd definitely go up in cup size. The pads would also serve well to even out assemetry.
The bra came as an undisclosed factory second (bummer ebay suprise!) and so had a cut tag and has a small tear in the center interior seam. It shoud be a simple fix.
I got this on accident (someone returned this in a Cleo Marcie bag, I'd laugh at how anyone could miss that this is clearly not turquoise blue but I'm really bummed out that a) wrong bra b) I ordered the wrong size anyway) and I decided for laughs to try it on since plunge bras seem not to work for me a lot of times or maybe I'm doing them all wrong or something. Anyway, the band is tight for me I'm not sure I can even get it to the second hook but it's really comfortable on the first hooks. I'm quadboobing in the center and nearly ...spilling out, like always in plunges, but the sides of the cups are still full. The cup is also wide enough for me on the sides but not too wide. So hmm, that usually doesn't happen. The bra does have padding inserts so maybe that's making the difference, I don't feel like I look bigger with the padding either so I am liking that a lot (not that I look big to begin with). I haven't taken the padding out to see how it fits though. The wings on this seem a little short for me so I'm wondering if I went up to an F or FF... The band is a really comfy material it's not heavy or gauzey like some, it's almost silky or like a thin lycra maybe. Curious how this band would feel over the course of a hot day, sadly I have to return it so I can't find out.
It is really comfy other than the spots where it doesn't fit. I think I might come back to this one in the future if I can find it for less in a bigger cup size, not in my budget for both this and the Marcie. Read more 200 more words