I'm so excited to have my first ever bra transfer be a success! Thanks so much Bratabasers, especially runs_with_scissors for getting this bra to me!
This is seriously the softest bra I've ever tried on in my life! The bra is absolutely stunning and silky-smooth everywhere. The straps are a tad too wide for me, but they are also soft so I don't think they will cause any discomfort. I'm considering snipping the straps all-together and wearing it as a strapless, has anyone tried this?
Anyway, overall, super beautiful bra. I'm absolutely in love!
Edit: I snipped the straps on this and it totally works strapless for me. Absolutely love it!
This is really a very pretty bra, but it doesn't come close to fitting and is getting returned. Another reviewer mentioned that the cups were comically small and I had the same issue. It gave me astoundingly bad quadboob. Often, my partner thinks a little quadboob looks sexy, but even he had to laugh and said it made it look like my boobs have eyebrows. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I would definitely have tried this in bigger sizes, were it available in stores near me, because I love the concept of it. The corset-look feel it has is cool and it really is quite lovely. ...It feels well made and has nice detailing.
The band is quite snug, but feels true to size. The cups are oddly shaped, definitely pointy, and the shortest and most shallow I have ever seen. (And, short cups, it turns out, are one of the main keys to a bra that fits me and my short roots.) They do a little inward dip and than bend back up at the edges.
I can't even figure out what is going on with the gore. It's totally floating (except at the bottom where the band is), and yet also a little stabby because it hits at an odd location on my sternum, depending on movement. I have very soft, wide-set, splayed boobs...so the gore width shouldn't be an issue, but somehow it seems too wide. I think that must be due to all of the tissue being smooshed in the way it is.
The forked end of the wide-set straps are pretty, but they are a non-stretch ribbon-like material. It looks like they should pull in and smooth down my somewhat prominent tail of spence, but they just feel like they're cutting into my skin constantly and the edge of the strap ends up under my arms. Even if this cups had fit, this would be a deal breaker because it is painful. The straps themselves are a nice width and stretchy.
After wearing this for 20 minutes, to see if maybe my breasts would settle in and the cups would round out, I ended up with significant red marks around my sides. Other reviewers mention it being soft, but I don't find any part of it to be particularly soft or comfortable.
My favorite things about this bra are taking it off (!) and that it makes me feel like I have big boobs ("that 30D is WAY too small!") Read more 307 more words
I was so excited to get this bra from another Bratabaser. I keep hearing about how beautiful and soft it is, and it has been in my Recommendations forever!
Unfortunately it doesn't fit in this size. I think I need to go up a cup... or two... or three? When I first put it on, I actually burst out laughing because my nipples were not even in the cups. I tucked them in to take pictures. It quadboobed me so much that I actually had four roughly equal-sized boobs. Weirdly, I can pull the bra up a little and settle into it and not look THAT bad, but even then the coverage is too low for comfort, like the inmates might pop free at any moment.
I am sad that I'll have to sell this and see if I can find one in a bigger size. The hardware is shiny and beautiful, the straps have a glossy sheen to them, and this is truly a very elegant looking bra!
This review is for the Sky Blue/Charcoal colorway. My shape is a close-set teardrop with super wide and tall roots that give me all the problems shallow ladies have, although I have pretty significant immediate projection underneath, with very firm tissue and roots that wrap past my armpits.
I will say, it is a beautiful bra and I love the color combination and the lace and the details! I think the bandeau shape could really work for me, surprisingly enough (most similar shapes, especially strapless, cut me off something fierce). It seems to work much better in the 30F - Masquerade » Antoinette Basque (7157) on me, ...though: the basque has more immediate projection and makes less of a divet into my upper root with the seam at the top of the cup. I'm not sure why they are so different, except that the tension in the band is distributed across more surface area in the basque. The underwires of the bra seem to want to ride down a hair because of the projection issue, but they don't seem to in photos.
The wires are great, which is crazy because I wasn't expecting them to be so wide - on the basque they are narrower - and they almost encompass my whole breast root. The gore is surprisingly comfy, too, considering how high it is and how often this element gives me lots of trouble.
The band is lovely and tight in a 30, and doesn't feel too stretchy so I think it will last a long time. I wish I could pull off a 28, because the straps are juuuuust barely close enough in - any farther out and they'd be in my armpits, but where they are is comfortable enough not to notice. I hope the 30FF or 30G I have to exchange it for is similarly positioned.
Unfortunately, this one does have to be exchanged. The cups are simply too small, and that top seam really cuts in. It is such a shame, but hopefully a size or two up will be much better. Read more 237 more words
Like many other reviews, I can't get over how soft this bra is! All of the materials are soft to the touch and this bra is extremely comfortable. It also looks quite different from the other bras I own and I would own this bra in every color if my size wasn't so hard to find. The cups are wide and shallow, which I need.
The only problems I have with this bra is that straps are a touch far apart, although I have no problems with straps slipping or being pokey. This bra gives a pretty pointy, vintage corset-like shape which can look odd under clothing. I don't quite fill out the apex of the cup because the pointy shape isn't the same shape as me, but otherwise the bra fits well and I would absolutely buy it again.
Update 2/3/2017: fits pretty well, really like this style/shape--the sides are wide enough to keep my wandering breast tissue under control. That being said, I have a couple of complaints: there is a seam that runs right down the middle of the cup (and thus my nipple)--not comfy!; the straps are slightly too wide for me, and itch where they attach to the cup; the gore got super uncomfortable/painful by the end of the day (14 hrs).
Very comfortable and quite (comfortably!) padded. Easily the most padded bra I own. To be clear, the padding is even, no "push" up cushions on the side or bottom of the cups. The inside of the cups feels like soft and gentle cotton. The band is just too big for me, as it should be at a size or two above what fits me. Even so it seemed stretchy. the cups are fairly narrow and projected, and I think would be better for someone even or top heavy. I think the cups are TTS or a bit big, the cup is open on top an allows for a ...more flexible fit (I'm not sure how much impact a loose band had on all this) I'm not sure if I'm unlucky or if the bra was more used than it appeared, but one of the straps shredded in the washer (I know, I know. I had little choice).
Although I like this bra and would like it in my size, I haven't gotten around to altering this one. Let alone another. Unless a tight 28 comes out, I need sewing practice or a looser band, I'm about done with this model.
Rixie clip edit - Damn this is a stretchy band. I have the clip as far back as it can go, and this feels like a 28 or so. Apparently the cups are a pretty okay fit! No gaping like before, a bit of quadding on my bigger breast. The shape looks . .mildly lumpy? On top of that the satin above the lace trim tightens and cuts in a lot. Like a strapless dress with a snug or tight ribbon top cuts in. It makes the shape absolutely irredeemable, which if the top wasnt so warping, would be like an up-tilted L rounded out.
The wires are wide, but they must be soft as well. I don't feel them, even though they're almost wrapping around.
The straps, I think mainly the bow, is quite itchy. Wide set straps, but this is a sister size. The straps are in the fat just beside my armpits. Not ideal, but if the fabric wasn't irritating I wouldn't mind since this is a bandeau style. The cups and band are still really comfortable.
This is another pretty, pretty bra for when I want to feel like a princess. The shape is slightly pointier than ideal, so it's better not under a tight shirt. But the fit is right on the mark, and it's comfortable. Yay!
(In case it helps, I've got wide-set, shallow, splayed, somewhat deflated boobs with tall roots. Open-top bras like this tend to work well for me. Also, there's about a half-size asymmetry between left and right; the Antoinette is padded and structured enough to camouflage the difference.)
Love the look and style of this bra! I took a chance hoping this would fit and sadly it did not. I did find this bra in a 28G on ebay that worked beautifully. I think this would best fit a 28DD or possible E.