This blue color is gorgeous! It's not too dark and not too pale. The front parts of the straps and the bow are dark blue and the embroidery is from pale blue to darker blue. The wires are very narrow! I think this is my perfect wire size and shape. The cups are very sheer. The lower parts are made of two layers mesh. It's slightly stretchy. The upper part is made of non stretchy embroidered mesh. There is a thin elastic a the upper edge of the cups. The bra gives slightly strange shape. It's not perfectly round, it's more natural and slightly conical. (Maybe I'll have ...to make a little dart to improve the shape) I have some empty space at the upper part of the cups close to the straps. I usually have it in plunge stiles when the cups are too tall. The back is made of two layers thick mesh. The band is very tight for 30 and very supportive. I think it's closer to 28 band. I like wide wings and rather low gore ( it's lower than in ordinary balconettes). The gore here has exactly the same height like my Panache Ava, but it's more comfortable. The only thing I don't like is that all metal parts ( rings and strap adjusters) are golden ( I prefer silver or colored). Read more 120 more words
I really wanted this bra to fit, even though I sister-sized up a band size. I love the colour and the details- I'm a sucker for anything mermaid/nautical! The cups and the front of the band have the cutest blue-multi details. Unfortunately the band was just too big and the cups are WAY too big for me to even try to fill, especially since it is an unlined cup. I would say this would probably fit a 28GG or a 30G, since the cups just seem to be so much bigger than other 30Fs and 30FFs I have.
Although my breasts fill out the cups, I find the shape of the cups to be odd. The cups seem to sink in along the seam of the cup and bottom of my breasts--see photo.
The band is also too small for me. My underbust measurement is exactly 30 inches, but I have to exhale and stretch the bra all the way out to fasten it. Perhaps this is contributing to the wonky shape the cups give my breasts?