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Bras » Masquerade » Rhea (6121) » 28DD 28:5

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Fits ribcage67.4
B. perimeter20.1
Stretched Band72.8
Band Length58.0
Cup width12.3
Cup depth18.4
Wire length22.1
Cup height12.7
Cup separation1.6
Gore height7.1
Wing height7.1
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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  1. 2
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    Didn't fit

    When I first tried it on, I thought it was ok, even if the gore left a red mark on my sternum after wearing it for just a few minutes. I had gaps near the gore, more so on my more shallow right breast, but I've heard that's fairly normal in this size range (28DD).

    When I went to wear it for real though, I tore it off after an hour. The gore was really uncomfortable and the straps! What oxymoronic straps. They have practically no stretch. At their shortest, it almost felt like they were too tight, like they were pulling up the band. But after an ... hour they were slipping down my shoulders, clearly on the path to falling off. After I took the bra off, I periodically experienced phantom pressure against my sternum for the rest of the day. No, I really did not like that gore.

    The gore took some right pressure to bend, but eventually I managed to bend it (against the table, in several spots along the gore) so that it was decently comfortable against my sternum. I haven't worn it again yet, because I'm aiming to get rid of the satin unstretchy part of the straps. I figure I'll replace it with some silicone-backed elastic I have and in the meantime, shorten the straps and maybe even move them in a bit. The only downside is that the elastic is white. I don't have any dyes, so I guess I'll just make do.

    I got this bra well used, so I'm not afraid to hack it to fit me. The band is still quite firm with not a lot of stretch, so I expect it'll last me quite some time.

    This is the best-fitting 28-band bra I've tried so far. I have a couple of other possibilities I haven't tried yet, but overall it seems I'm just destined for 30-band bras that I'll have to alter to fit my 27.5 inch ribcage.

    Update: Decided to test drive the bent gore and use a bra clip to convert the straps to a racerback in the meantime. I had to let the straps out most of the way to do this, so it's not a solution for everyone, and it fit quite well! It fixes both the sliding and wide-set straps.

    The wire width is good. The wire channels are quite thin where they meet, which is good, since technically they're sitting on breast tissue, but it's a gradual enough slope that it's not uncomfortable. I think I need the bend the wires a bit more, since right at the bottom under the gore, they're not sitting firmly against me.

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  2. 1
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    Didn't fit

    This bra puzzles me. It looks gorgeous, so much so I wonder if I'm talking myself into thinking it fits - I especially love the bow and the little charm in the centre. The straps are quite wide-set, not a problem for me as I don't have especially narrow shoulders, but could be for some. The underwires are a bit too wide on my narrow roots, but they're wearable and not especially uncomfortable. The cups on the Rhea are made deliberately shallow on the bottom so they push you inward and upward, allowing for a lot of upper fullness. The band and straps are very firm - it's ... not so much that they're particularly tight, but that they don't have a lot of stretch, which means they don't adjust with your movements in the way they would if they were more elasticated. For this reason it's not the most comfortable bra I've ever owned, though it might become more comfortable as I wear it in.

    Fit-wise I'm still trying to figure this one out! I got this bra in a cup size down from my usual size, not through choice but because 28E wasn't available. I think it may be technically too small on my larger left boob, as I get slight quadding and my breast extends slightly beyond the line of the cup; however because the tops of the cups are so open the bra is still wearable in this size. I'm still trying to work out if I'm filling the bottom of the cups - it's really hard to tell because the fabric is so stiff, but I think on my larger boob there may be a bit of space there, based on the marks left by the underwires. But I'm not 100% sure. So although I've marked this bra as fitting I actually don't quite know how to judge whether it fits or not - the style is so different to anything I've tried before! I've ordered a 30DD as a comparison, which will hopefully give me a bit more information to go on.

    I do think the bra looks really nice when worn and gives decent Marie Antoinette cleavage, especially considering I'm small-busted. The problem comes when I'm trying to decide what on earth to wear over the top of it. Because of the inward and upward style of the bra, the shape from the side is a little bit minimised, and the lace seams are also pretty visible through clothing. So while it's flattering without clothes, when worn under clothes the shape - at least in my size range - is less impressive. Ideally I'd want a shirt with a very low-cut, square neckline, which would show off the cakes-on-a-plate cleavage. At the moment I don't own such a shirt, but the bra is so pretty it may be worth keeping it and then looking for something to wear with it. Or I could just wear it without clothes. Either way.


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  3. 1
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    Used to fit

    This is my new favorite bra. It's pricey but worth it particularly for girls with shallow/FoB breasts. Doesn't hurt that the quality is impeccable. The wires are a little wide on my smaller breast, but only just. I tried the 28E, but the gaping on my smaller breast when I slouch and the wide wires made me decide to stick with this size. The band is very firm, with little stretch. I measure about 68cm around and I can only just fasten it on the first hook. But I'd much rather wear an extender for a couple weeks, bras stretch out over time not shrink!

    Updated on Apr 30, 2014 Flag this

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  4. 0
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    Fits

    I love it! Great clevage, small gore, I only had to alter the band down a bit, but as I am a 26F actually, it should fit true to size. The cups run a bit big, or better said, they need much volume in the upper middle. If you don't have it, go a cupsize down, the wires should be wide enough for that.
    I am between the sizes 28E und 28F, and I wear the Rhea in 28DD and 28E
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    Updated on May 06, 2013 Flag this


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    Fits

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    Added on Sep 13, 2014



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    Fits

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    Added on Aug 15, 2014



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Mar 29, 2013



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    Didn't fit

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    Antique colorway

    Added on Dec 15, 2014



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    Fits

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    Added on Sep 07, 2014



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