This is my second attempt at a Figleaves brand. The Jasmine bikini has a fun floral print that really captures summer. It was a pretty close fit for swimwear, except for the band being too big for me (runs like a true 30") so it wouldn't stay up. I also learned that halter tops still don't agree with me! Too bad, because this was the most affordable top I tried all summer. Full review on my blog.
Very pretty bra, but the wires distort if you stretch the band AT ALL so they end up on the sides of my ribcage, and this is in a band size too big for me so I can't even imagine if the band was properly tight. Underwires on my back, maybe. The effect is sort of minimizing or perhaps shallow friendly. I double checked and my Lulu Tout Coco Lace Balcony Bra (a-dd) (133514) does the same thing but I just don't notice it as much because that bra is two cup sizes smaller than this one, so the wires are placed well on me in that bra after stretching. I am beginning to question everything I was starting to figure out about cup/wire width.
The cup on this very nearly fits me except for some minor puckering just above my nipples. The bra was so inexpensive that I would probably keep it and alter it if the underwires weren't so flimsy. Unfortunately I am returning it.
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
This bra is probably in the top 3 for my favorite bras. It is cute and comfortable. The underwires do tend to make me a little sore if I wear it for more than 8 hours or so. The only thing I do not like about this bra is that the seams that go across the cups are visible under thin fabrics, so I try to only wear this bra under thicker materials.
Olivia runs very snug and small in the cups, definitely more like a 28C. It's pretty and youthful, though and the embroidery is actually quite nice in person, even though it looks odd and metallic in pictures.
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.
The band is fine on this bra, I would say a firm 30 since I'm usually in 28 bands now. Unfortunately the cup is both too small and incompatible with my shape. The top part of the cup manages to both be empty and wrinkling while also giving me serious quadboob since it's too closed on top. Otherwise it's a cute bra and the fabric is nice.
The wires on this bra distort easily, with any amount of tension applied to the band, so would be good for wide roots.
This bra does not allow for much center or upper fullness, so was not a good fit for me. The apexes of the cups are too far apart, as though it's designed for a torso that is wider and flatter than mine, with breasts more widely spaced.
The fabric of the bra is quite soft, and the design is really cute though, I'm sad this really doesn't work for me.
I normally wear a 30E or 30F. This bra is way too small in the band, such that I have to wear an extender to keep from being in pain. The cups are also very weirdly shaped. Maybe they would fit someone with extra pointy or saggy breasts best, but there just seems to be extra fabric in the very center that isn't quite filled while the edges are tight.
Another of my many older bras in the wrong size range. I never wore this one, just tried in on several times, and I can definitely say-it's an absolutely gorgeous bra. The color is stunning, the sparkling sequins are just the right amount of glitz without going overboard, and it looks lovely with my pale skin. The band seems to be a true 32, the problem is, I am closer to a 26 and even the 28s I wear tend to be a bit loose unless they run super snug. I am listing this bra in the hopes it will go to another lovely lady, since it deserves ...a good home. The cups seem to be a little bit on the large side for an F cup, since I think, if my math is correct, the corresponding volume is 32F--30FF--28G--26GG, and I typically wear a 28H or HH, or 26HH/J if they make them, and only quad out of it to a degree, although if the straps adjusted short enough for me, I might need more than one cup volume up, if they made the size. (Because the band is so loose, I couldn't get a picture where the full extent of overspill is visible-every time I stepped back to wait for the timer, my breast ended up moving around and the quad ding at top became less visible.Probably one of the reasons why I thought these sizes fit for so long....)I do spill out allllll over when I lift my arms, though, as you can see in the pictures. It's really hard to tell how much big/small a cup is when the band isn't right. I can wear it easily on the tightest hooks, and it rides up a bit if I move around. (I tried bending slightly in the bathroom when taking photos, and it rode up.)
The detailing! The color! The glamour! It's a beautiful bra in person, and I think would be very sexy on the someone for whom it was the right size!
Seems to be a true 32 band, which would be great if it was the right size for me.
Looks well made-can't tell how well it will wear/hold up, since I've only tried it on, but the quality looks decent!
The wires are a bit wide, though that might be a pro for others.
This might be considered more of a bedroom bra, since the sequins might stick out under clothing. (Not sure, since I haven't worn it. Could be a pro if that's what you're looking for. =^__~= )
Straps not fully adjustable, so if you have narrow shoulders and/or high set breasts like me (super tiny shoulders and my root starts high up) this might not work for you.
Overall, a stunning bra, which would probably be gorgeously sexy on the right lady! Read more 361 more words
This is a lovely bikini top, but unfortunately the tiniest bit too small for me. The band barely stretches—which makes sense being a bathing suit—but it's already so tight on me that it's difficult to breathe. The top cut in the tiniest bit too, but I suppose that's a good thing because that means it would stay in.
I'd say this bra fits pretty much on-par with the size. The outer wires tend to poke around my axillary region, but usually more scooping/swooping and one quick adjustment solves that problem. The band is slightly on the stretchy side, but I feel it supports really well. The top of the cups actually have some elastic so there's some forgiveness for my mostly-even shape. The straps are narrower and thinner than I prefer. However, I love the sequin and bow construction on the straps, as well as the sequin and embroidery design on the cups. It's one of the loveliest bras I've seen, and definitely one of my favorite bras to kind of "show off" underneath sheer tops. It doesn't give me much cleavage, but it does look nice under clothes and gives me a smooth, rounded shape.
It's a really pretty bra. My issues with it are that the straps are really far apart [I have broad shoulders], The lacey second layer doesn't sit flat which is annoying, the band I guess will be fine for a true 30 band [I couldn't say for sure] but obviously not great for a small 28 that I am. I have quite soft tissue and I don't like the shape it gives me, I think with firmer self-supporting breasts it'd look better [seen it on my friend who has these characteristics and is a 28G]. From the front it's quite sexy. Great for the bedroom or casual days at home but I wouldn't wear this out.
This bra is great for narrow breasts. The wires are PERFECT. The fabric is a little odd and it wrinkles even though my breasts fill the cups. It doesn't give much support and provides a pointy shape, but I'm loving these wires!!
Would be best for very narrow shapes with projection, probably more FOB (I'm pretty even). The gore is actually too wide as well for me, so it digs into me a bit but I do have inner fullness. I think it's just too narrow for me, making it look kinda frumpy. It is a pretty magenta color and it just ain't working on my girls. Wish it did! The condition is good with minor pilling on the inside, but none on the outside. The black lace is only attached to the cup from the top portion.
Mignight Grace Heidi Halterneck Bikini Set from Figleaves in Ivory/Black Top Size 26GG + Matching Heidi Classic Brief Size 8 - This underwired halterneck bikini top features lightly padded cups for great shape and support, wide adjustable halterneck straps for comfort and a clasp back fastening. The matching brief is immensely flattering and features good rear coverage and flexible fit. The Midnight Grace Heidi bikini set combines stylish stripes with pretty polka dots and is sure to stand out! Designed to support and flatter a larger bust, this bikini set is glamorous without having to compromise on that all important support.
Please note that ...the tags of the bikini top state size 30G. However I had the original 30 band (which ran small) professionally altered and the result is a 26" or firm 28" due to the highly stretchy nature of the fabric. Therefore this is best suited for those of you whom are borderline 28" and prefer tight bands + G cup or the sister size down of 26GG.
I have measured the altered band as follows. Unstretched in a resting position from clasp to clasp measures exactly 52cm which converts to 20". Fully stretched to the maximum length from clasp to clasp measures exactly 66cm which converts to 26". Unfortunately there is not enough fabric to be let out of the band should you feel so inclined. The remaining detailed measurements are as follows : cup width measures 16cm, cup depth measures 23cm, wire length is 27cm, gore height measures 8cm whilst the wing height measures 10cm and the strap width of the halter ties measure 5cm for optimum support. It would be ideal for you to compare these measurements against one of your newer best fitting bras, as this will be the best method in determining if this will be a good fit for you (bearing in mind the highly stretchy nature of swimwear fabric).
This retro set was purchased immediately upon the launch of the Figleaves Summer 2012 Collection and proved to be an immensely popular style and rapidly sold out across the size range. This rare collectors item is BNWT RRP £46. The shop swing tag of the top was removed by my tailor during the alteration process, whilst the matching bottoms feature all tags attached and hygiene sticker in place. Bag a bargain and treat yourself to this stylish summer holiday essential! From a smoke/pet-free home. Read more 309 more words
Note: It's a bit difficult to measure the "band", so the measurements may be off slightly.
It was very difficult to get over my thighs and butt. So much so that I got worried it would be really small in the torso and/or I might tear it. But when I managed to shimmy it up all the way, I was very pleasantly surprised at how it fit me.
The body is slimming and I think it looked really cute on me, and I am someone who has an aversion to swimwear. Granted the aversion is likely because of all the terrible non-bra-sized swimsuits I've owned over the years, but I ...kinda felt pretty in this.
The wires of the cups sat a bit low, and I couldn't really pull it up much more than that, but they (the cups) seem to want to stay in place and probably won't slide down more. The "band" is also rather firm and helps keep everything in place.
The halter strap (removeable) is thin, and it does "enhance" the tail of spence by digging in. I might try to make a new, wider strap with swim fabric to cover that area a bit more.
The way the cups are cut and covered makes my breasts also sit a bit lower on my chest (which the low-sitting wires are, no doubt, helping with), but I am still projected in it and not flattened out in the cups themselves (the breast tissue above the cup is a bit).