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I thought I was getting a gray bra which I really wanted but it's more slate to cornflower blue in real life. I dislike the embroidery a lot less than I was expecting. I got a great deal so I'm not disappointed. But I might try dyeing it in the end. The embroidery that looks almost white in the pictures is actually a very pale lavender blue ... The embroidery only shows under lighter shirts from the color, not the texture. If that makes any sense. Good lift, low gore, very narrow wires (love them!) 4.5". Nice details on the straps. ... Cup has a ribbon across the top that could be taken off if it cut in on a person. I don't personally have an issue. Both of the plunges I have tried from this brand remind me of Ewa SM cuts when I see them on me. I haven't more than tried it on so I will edit my review after I've wore it for a few hours. First impression is that it is a good fitting model for me even if it's not my favorite esthetically.
Edited: I wore the bra for a couple hours yesterday. I didn't have any issue with it migrating out of my imf. The wires ends right at my tail of spence which is a strange feeling for me. I keep feeling like I might be failing out of the bra but I wasn't. It looks like the smallest bra I've owned (in the right size) that actually fits. I'm so used to wires being soundly wider than I am and the wires feeling somewhat firm where they end this was such a different feeling that I don't know if I can get used to it lol. Also the cups are shorter than many of my others but I didn't get any quadding, jiggling or falling as I wore it. After shark week I'll have to revisit the wire width... Might be my first time in a bra whose wires are a little too narrow.
ETA: my most comfortable bra in the heat. I've found myself wearing it more and more
Updated on Mar 28, 2017 Flag this
I think I love and hate this bra. It's so pretty, and I love having another lightweight summery bra. The wires are nice and narrow, and despite how it looks in some of the pictures, it's actually mostly comfortable. I have a bit of gapping at the top of the lace when I bend over or slouch, but it mostly goes away with good posture. It's soft and I like the color (even though it's more of a slate blue than the light grey I was hoping for).
But oh, this bra does not flatter me. At all. It's not too bad from the front, but I would not ... want anyone to see me in this bra in real life. The tiny width of the band...oh, how it squishes and exaggerates every fat roll on my torso. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> The band is quite stretchy for a 65, and it works for me with my in-between size of about 31", but I have a feeling people would look at it and say wow, that's far too tight. It's honestly not - I can easily fasten it on the last hooks, and on the first (which is how I'm wearing it in these pics) I can still pull it a few inches off my back. But no matter how I adjust, it settles right between my chub and I really hate the resulting look. If all the bands on Lejaby bras are this tiny, this brand very sadly may not be for me.
The wings confuse me. The wires confuse me. Wide wires do nothing to keep my breasts in place, and my best fitting wires currently are the super narrow 5" wires on my Kinga. So despite how the pics look, I don't think the wires are stabbing any breast tissue (it doesn't hurt, anyway, and it's not scoopable) or letting much escape. Those bulges go away when I lift my arm or don't have a bra on. These tiny wings just really, really make my prominent tail of spence even more noticeable than any other bra I've tried. My ToS on my right side is, for some reason, much bigger than the left side, so bras that are otherwise fine on the left will leave me annoyed with the right side as all that tissue just hangs over and creates folds under my arm. I can't scoop any of it into the cups and have it stay, even for a moment.
The wires are super short, and there's a lot of empty space in the wire channel, but if I push the wire as far as it will go it helps get rid of the dent in the fabric. I may have to sew over the top of the channel at the gore to help them stay there. I seem to have this problem with several bras, TBH.
I really thought lower wings would help with this issue, and give me breathing room there, but maybe higher will be the way to go. Or maybe there's some happy medium I haven't found yet. There seems to be a point where narrow wires that follow my root stop being helpful because they poke my ToS, and at that point they might as well just be wider and sacrifice support for aesthetics and underarm comfort. The only real solution may be to lose weight and hope my ToS shrinks a bit (it wasn't always this chubby) and moves out of the damn way.
Seriously, every time I think I'm more sure of my shape, another bra makes me rethink my strategy. :/
Updated on Apr 25, 2016 Flag this
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What I love about this bra: narrow wires, deep cups, no stiff rim on top of the cups to cut in, TTS band, soft cup fabric, the grey/blue colour and the shape it gives under shirts, the moderate cleavage, the fact my boobs do not fall out in the middle and the bra doesn't show under a T-shirt.
What I don't like: short wings, would prefer a wider band made of a thicker, firmer fabric - tissue hanging out on the outside of cups, tale of spence showing. I get quite a bit of bouncing while walking (running out of the question).
All in all, this will be a great summer bra for physically not too active days.
Updated on Apr 26, 2016 Flag this