This was an unknown eBay purchase, and despite much online searching I can't find the model (there's nothing on the tag, no model # to go by, and the seller didn't have much info either). From the construction, it looks like one of MH's "comfort" bras. The color scheme looks very much like the Coquette series, except they don't seem to have made a comfort bra in that colorway, so I'm stumped.
This was so nearly perfect for me. The cups fit great, wires are comfortable, the stretchy lace is very breathable for summer wear, and the wings aren't too low or too high. However, the straps were ...WAY too long. I generally don't have to shorten straps much on bras (I think because I'm low set despite having short roots?), but these wouldn't adjust short enough for me so I've had to alter them (taking almost 2 inches off) to get a bit more lift out of the cups, which don't really have a ton of lift to begin with. The projection is good, and while it's not the most supportive bra I've tried, it's fine for me as my breasts aren't very heavy.
Problem #2, for me, is the velvet trim on the band. It stretches, but it thins out a lot when it does, and that cuts in and hurts after a while. It's not comfortable at all for long-term wear, and I'm trying to figure out how I can maybe create a frankenbra out of this one by either adding something to it or maybe replacing the band entirely (maybe something a bit wider, especially since this bra only has ONE row of hooks, ouch). I love the rest of the bra, and really want it to work if I can make it happen. Elastic velvet is definitely something I'm staying away from in the future. Read more 201 more words
Very pretty bra i found very cheaply in TK Maxx clearance. 32 band is firm but comfortable. The cups seem quite tall on me but i am short. Doesn't give much lift or a brilliant shape but it's not meant for everyday use. It's more of a special occasion/sexy bra. The matching briefs are lovely.
Not enough immediate projection. Just as well, I think Mimi Holliday has dropped their larger cup sizes. Plus, wires are not quite firm enough. I only get a soft tack and I prefer a harder tack.
Narrow wires, sturdy firm band, only two hooks, but set an inch apart. No side boning but good side seam. Gore and wing height just tall enough for security, only just. Straps are only half adjustable, not ribbed or scalloped, and narrower for this size range, though front and over the tops of the shoulders they are foam wrapped in silk satin that feels very nice and will pleasantly slide off my shoulders with less friction!
Cups are soft mesh lined orange-red lace - not quite invisible under white - with standard balcony cut and elastic edging the top. Frame, however, is neon pink. The red lace sits on top on the front frame, but back band is elastic mesh pink and definitely visible under white!
PS: it is a soft tack because it cannot accommodate my centre fullness at all! see photo
Not sure this is the real name for the bra, found one picture calling it this, but that doesn't sound like a Mimi Holliday name exactly. This bra was really pretty and I couldn't resist getting it. Since my other 30D was low cut, I figured the balcony would be rather low cut, but it covers quite a bit more of my boobs. There is a lot more support and coverage, but because I don't have any tissue up top there is quite a bit of gapping. I think I might be inbetween cup sizes in Mimi Holliday bras because the 30D has no quad boob, but I ...could a little extra space, and the 30DD has gapping. Could be the difference between the plunge and balcony styles though. Another weird thing about this bra is the strap placement. Whenever I push my arms together the gapping is even worse because of the straps sitting under my arms. I measure to a 28 which may be why the straps are further apart in this one, but I don't have this problem in my other Mimi Holliday. It's not something that would keep me from wearing it, but disappointing after I fell in love with my first Mimi. Read more 99 more words