This is a review for the "Emerald" colorway.
The worst thing about this bra is that the cups fit me really good, but I can't get over what bothers me with this bra so I won't keep it.
First off, the color: This is not emerald. Emerald is supposed to be green and figleaves' photos show a clearly green bra. This is why I ordered this bra in the first place. But the Coco is more of blue teal, which I can't stand on me as a color.
On sizing: The cups seem quite true to size. I wear a 30HH at the moment and the 32H's cups were good and ... the 30H's cups were too small. They seem to suit my balanced shape, but I can't tell you how they would work on more fob/fot shapes.
The band comes up small. The 30 band I tried was uncomfortably tight and the 32 would have been fine on the 2nd hook. It still rode up on me on the 1st setting though.
Sadly, the straps aren't fully adjustable. They were too long for me, so the bra didn't give as much lift on me, but the shape was still nice and round.
The wires are quite narrow and the center gore sat flush and didn't come up too high.
The cups (as in pretty much every bra there is) came up too high on me near the arms.
There was at least 5 cm of fabric that didn't serve any detectable purpose except cover me up more than I want to.
Take note that the outer layer is not attached to the inner mesh layer, so it might slide around with wear. It doesn't seem to add any support. The inner mesh is very sheer.
Also, this is not a t-shirt-friendly bra.
I haven't worn it long, so I can't say how it would behave with wear. But the fabric had a plastic smell to it, which I think would disappear in the wash, and I heard some faint creaking. Given the price of the bra, that's not too surprising or bad in my opinion.
I love the keyhole detail on the gore though, it's really cute.
I might try other Lulu Tout bras because the cups (mostly) worked on me, but next time I'll wait for other reviews because I'm seriously disappointed that the Coco wasn't green.
I also tried the matching thong and shorts in a UK size 12 (see how much I wanted this bra to work?). The thong felt a little high-rise for me and I think I would have been better off with a 10. The shorts looked and felt a lot better imo. I could have sized down, but I didn't need to. No cutting in or discomfort, just a barely-there feeling.
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This bra is not owned any more
Updated on Mar 04, 2014 Flag this