This is the next step in my bra-fitting evolution. This bra succesfully avoids all my regular problems - the top isn't too tight, the wires aren't too wide, the cup centre isn't too far to the underarm. It gives a fantastic round shape and the bust seems a bit larger in this bra (but this can be due to the larger size, this is the first bra I've bought after my breasts have grown) I love it.
It looks really, really prety. I have it in teal and it's a very lovely color which goes nicely with the golden threads in the lace, the band is made of ...stretch satin which gives it another touch of luxurious feel. Only downside is, it shows under light clothes. Be carefull with hooks and similar things as they tend to get stuck in the lace. For this reason I always wash it by hand.
There's a bad thing I have to tell, though. The band was on the looser side since I've bought it and it stretched out quite fast to the number I've given. 70cm on a 70 band is not good. I could do with a tighter band, but the G cup is the largest made in this design and I'd need larger one if I'd go down a band size. It's a shame because the cups are such a perfect fit. I guess I'll have to subject it to my sewing machine sometime soon. But I'd be buying more despite this problem - the cups fit so wonderfully as I've never experienced before.
This bra originally came in hot pink. The next season, it came in a gorgeous dark purple, which was the only thing that changed about it. My older one is ~8mos old by now, and the elastic on the older one is only half an inch more stretched than the newer one (whose measurements are featured here).
This bra creates a fantastic shape under my clothes; my husband adores it. I love it so much, I forgave my hatred of pink because I just had to have this bra.
This bra is beautiful. I keep wanting to call it "Jasmin" instead of "Maia" because it is the exact shade turquoise that princess Jasmin wears in Aladdin. That, and the filigree lace pattern with its hints of yellow embellishment remind me of the patterned walls in her courtyard. So, obviously, it is awesome for that reason, but also because even without those references I love the style and details. It's a nice balconette cup with a line that pretty much runs straight across, and doesn't give a distracting amount of cleavage.
One thing to point out: The band on this bra has virtually no ...stretch. It fits me, but there's not a whole lot of give beyond that. If it had more stretch it would probably be more comfortable, but as is it's not a huge issue.
And another thing: when I first received this bra, I had some issues with the fit. Like nearly all my bras, the straps were set too wide, to the point where they essential started in my armpits. HOWEVER, this time I took it upon myself to shift the straps about 1 inch each towards the front, and made it work! The way that the straps meet the cups on this bra meant that it wouldn't be too hard to detach them and it wouldn't look too strange having been relocated. You can sort of see on the cups the point where the straps used to attach, but that's basically in my armpit and not super noticeable. This modification made the bra totally wearable! Now I can enjoy its looks AND its fit. Read more 172 more words
My shape: self-supporting teardrop with tall shallow roots, wide full side roots, center-height, forward-facing, very close-set, with very firm tissue that pushes back when there's not enough immediate projection
I got this from a reddit user last week. It's a beautiful turquoise color with embroidered lace overlay and an eyelash finish instead of a separate lace trim around the top edge of the cup. As a two-part half-cup style, it fits a little differently than the 3-part ones that are more common, but it seems to suit me pretty well! I get the ever-elusive Cakes-on-a-Plate look from this when I first swoop and scoop, and I think in the ...right size it would be magic.
I love the way these cups fit, even though they're a size too small. The apex is spot on, the immediate projection is almost perfect (if not actually perfect - the wire doesn't creep out of my IMF!), they are a great height for low-cut tops, and they are super open on top. FOT ladies, if you can get your hands on this one, do it! I do quad a little when I first swoop-and-scoop, and I have a bit of tissue on my Super Side Boob that tries to escape because I need a 30FF, but it's ok. I think I could still pull it off on my less-full days.
The wires are great, and they are almost even the right shape curve for me! There is a little room in the channel to slide them around, which helps with the fact that the wings are just a hair shorter than I'd ideally prefer, and also with the gore which is already mostly unnoticeable (and that's saying something). They are a little firm, but not painfully so for this size range.
The straps are beautifully covered on the front half in the same eyelash lace as the cups. They are only half-adjustable, but that is fine for me. They are set rather far out on the cups, but I was surprised that it didn't really bother me - Freya's tendency to put them in my armpits drives me crazy, but not so with these. Instead, it just leaves the neckline very open.
I wish I wish I wish the band were not too big. I started with it on the tightest of the 3 sets of hooks, and I can still tell when it starts to shift. If it were wider, and had say 3 hooks in each column instead of 2, it might be doable, but as it is, I'll have to take it in or get a 28. It's not especially stretchy and pretty firm, though, which I like.
I am going to get me another Maia, even if I have to scour the whole internet to find it! Read more 353 more words
Might be a little too tight in the band, causing the wires to be pulled back and causing them to become slightly too wide. Smallest bit of quadding. Gore is a little annoying due to height + width. I can't really get it to sit straight on me in a way that I like.
Me:FoT, narrow and tall root, average projection, splayed.
I bought this knowing it's a cup size larger than my usual but I was hoping it might fit. Sadly it is a cup size large. I love almost everything else about this bra though. When I pinch to make the cup smaller I can see that it would give a nice rounded shape and be plenty open on top for my upper fullness. My only concern would be that the fabric detailing might show through shirts.
Too shallow; keeps sliding down as the day wears on, too small cups, band slightly too big (wish Masquerade had more hooks), straps slide down and constantly loosen themselves, shape definitely not compatible.
Very pretty, love the colors. Will keep it as a house and errand bra because I do have to adjust myself several times a day while wearing it.