I bought this off ebay because I always see them selling for cheap there, and I'm curious as to how it fits. So here goes, a review of me being a guinea pig for this bra.
First off, the band is really stretchy. I hooked it on the last hook (27" ribcage) and I can still pull a good 3" away from my body. I guess it will be comfortable on a 32" underbust.
I can fill up the bottom of the cup nicely, but it gapes horribly on top. Even after some time and my boobs settled in the bra, it still gapes. And I have a full-on-top boobs! ... The shape it gives is less than ideal to me. I prefer either Cleo shape or Rhea/Tease Me shape.
The straps are fully adjustable and soft, which is nice. They are very stretchy as well, just like the band.
The flower embroidery on the top of the cups are really cute. There are also rosettes on the centre gore and both straps. I bought this in beige, so these little touches didn't make this a dull skintone bra. The stitching however left a lot to be desired. I feel like someone is using my mum's old sewing machine, haha. The straight stitches around the cups are uneven. It's like the thread is too tight and sometimes too loose so that's why they're uneven. I'm no tailor, but that's what my mum told me.
All in all, it's not a bra that I would buy again. It's comfortable, I would give that. The seams are flat enough to be unseen under a top. And although there are wrinkles, they are not pronounced under a shirt, thus I get a smooth silhoutte. I guess that's good enough if you're not picky. For a very cheap price (I got this for 10USD on ebay including shipping), I don't really expect more.
Edited: I sew the top lace close to the centre gore, and this improves the fit on top overall! It now sits flush and no more gaping. I've also changed my mind about the shape it gives. It's less weird than before alteration and I can say the shape is more or less like what I've seen in Freya bras.
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Updated on Feb 15, 2013 Flag this