Another great bra from Scharminkeltje!! : ) This one is a molded cup, and fits very well. I had to add a band extender (2 extra loops), but with it, the band fit is great! A little voiding on my right side (my small breast), but I can fix that. The left cup fits just right though. Wires fit very well with no poking! The gore tacks perfectly; right up against me!
This is a very simple, comfortable, everyday t-shirt bra. I got this M+S bra for $12 (incl. shipping) on eBay, and for that price it's an excellent quality. It's a very, very soft, "brushed" fabric. The wires are extra padded, and I notice the difference from my other M+S bra in comfort. I have a bony ribcage, so padded wiring is a huge plus to me.
The cups are molded, but soft & flexible, and thickly lined (or a very light, even padding for coverage, however you want to see it). It's a very nice color, somewhere between a rose-nude & ivory. It has a very narrow & subtle ...lace edge & center bow for decoration. It's more functional than pretty though.
I thought the bra was a demi cup (the listing did not say), but it looks & fits like a full coverage bra now that I see it in person (and I think it's meant to be full coverage). As usual, I think a demi/balconette would suit me better, both taste & fit-wise. The straps are too thick for my taste also, being about 1/2" thick. The straps could adjust shorter also; I wear them as short as possible already & it's brand new.
The band fits me on the tightest hook comfortably, but not tightly. I wouldn't say it's too big because it doesn't ride up in the back...but I can fit more than 2 fingers & ideally, I should have a smaller band. I knew I'd have to wear a 30 band on the tightest hook though (they're just easier to find than 28s!). However, the band measures nearly the same as the 28E M+S bra in their DD+ line.
The cups are just ever so slightly too big. The cups gap about 1/2 cm just at the top edge when I bend over & hunch my shoulders (as if I were to pick something up off the floor); but when standing upright or bending without hunching my shoulders, the cups lay well with no gapping. The wires seem about 1 cm too wide on the sides also, but they are not uncomfortable. They don't poke anywhere at all. This leads me to think a 30D would be too small in the cups (just as the 28DD was in this brand), and that I might be in-between sizes due to my breast shape, but I may try more 30Ds in the future just to see.
I have decided not to keep this. I just find the coverage very ugly... I prefer less coverage in a bra. Read more 317 more words
Sadly, this doesn't seem to be a "real" 30. Comparing it to the 30 I know from Cleo and Masquerade, it feels way too tight and I won't keep it. Also, plunge-typically, it rather cuts into my breast at the top. Otherwise, it's a very nice looking plunge!
Good: -Silicon strips to prevent slipping. -Small cup separation -This bra has a smaller band length compared to the others in the same size. But this inconsistency suits me well. -A decent multiway bra.
Bad: -Silicon strips may cause abrasion on the skin if worn for too long.
My first bra in one of my ATBF sizes, and it's just horrible! The cups are incredibly stiff & hard, as is the whole bra, no flexibility at all. The cups gape on top (though that may be because I'm FOB), they seem huge, and the wires are way too big & wide. As I'm not used to such big cups, I don't know if it's just this bra or are all DD cups so huge, but I don't think so.
(Luckily I bought it used on eBay... Though not sure how a 2nd hand bra can still be so stiff & hard!!)
This is a push up bra,it has a big padded shape in the bottom of the cup, allowing for decent enough cleavage. However, on me, the gore doesn't tack, it sits about 2 inches from my body. The band is a nice fit on me, a girl with a 25" underbust. The cup gapes in the centre to the top. The straps are well set and do not slip down.
This bra was bought for just 50p at Marks and Spencers. It is an Autograph bra although the exact model is unknown. It is big in the band, fit s in the cup. The band rides up quite a bit but the material is very comfortable and light. The straps fall down a lot.
Went on ebay to get cheap bras and found this gem. This plunge design is great. Straps are versatile length-wise. Cute pattern. Inexpensive! Evidence you don't always have to go designer to get quality.