One word to decribe this bra: weird.
A couple of weeks ago, I managed to find a 28F Rhea in Antique Ice and I fell in love instantly. It fit me perfectly and gave me a great rounded shape. So when I knew I needed a new black bra and when I read that the Delphi's fit and shape were very similar, I ordered one in the same size.
The Delphi is all kinds of weird on me. First, I find it in no way similar to the Rhea. The single vertical seam gives my boobs a very "facing forward" shape instead of the gently rounded one the Rhea and ... its 2 vertical seams give me. Underneath my clothes the shape is okay but when I look at myself in the mirror with just the bra on, it's not very pleasing.
Then, there's the size. It feels both too small and too big in the cups:
*Too small because the cups seem very narrow and kind of mash my breast on both sides to push it forward.
*Too big because when I'm sitting down and barely slouching, my breasts look like deflatted soufflés and there's some huge gaping going on.
The center gore fits weirdly as well: it sits perfectly when I'm standing but I can put a finger between it and my sternum when I'm sitting. I'm wearing the bra on the first hook and the way the bra fits me makes me want to use the second hook but when I do that, I can't breathe.
The straps are also a problem: they're set too much on the outside for such a forward facing bra.They give 0 support to the cups where they need it the most.
I don't think I ordered the wrong size. It's just that the Delphi doesn't suit my shape: I'm kind of heavy on bottom and I think women with heavy on top breasts would fare better than I did. It would also be a great fit for women with breasts that are closer together and more centered on the chest.
EDIT: Okay. I've had the Delphi for a few weeks now and although it's still not a perfect fit, I can make it work better than my initial review implied. Especially on "period week", when my breasts are a bit fuller on top. So, on the whole, I can't say I'm unhappy with this bra.
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Updated on Jan 03, 2014 Flag this