I'm glad I finally got around to trying a Mimi Holliday bra from a sale on Haute Look. I have been meaning to try based on overall reviews that the cups in the 28D run shallow and small (and will thus fit my small 28C/D bust when most 28Ds are a little big).
The cups are definitely very low cut after scoop & swoop...nipples show just a little but with a quick nudge I can hide them just under the top edge. The volume is absolutely perfect! My breasts are fairly even in terms of fullness, maybe a little fuller on bottom and the volume of the cup works ...very well despite how short the cups are.
The downside to the low-cut cups is that the top edge of the cup, which is a pretty padded and thick edge, hits the apex of my breasts and is pretty noticeable under a smoother, high cut shirt. Actually, it's noticeable under TWO shirts I'm wearing right now. However, the overall shape the cup gives is great, lots of lift and roundness, minimal gapping when leaning shoulders forward. If only the fabric closer to the edge tapered a little more it would be a little more invisible under shirts. This bra is definitely useful for a very bulky & low cut "plunge" top.
Another downside is that the straps are VERY STRETCHY, so i have them on almost the tightest setting at the moment to fit me. Though, I am only 5'0" with a much shorter torso than most so I usually have to go with pretty short straps.
The bra is very comfortable, the top silk of the cups are very soft & silky, gore tacks well but doesn't dig in, no displacement of boobs after scoop & swoop. The band is a little on the stretchy side I feel for a 28, but I'm wearing it in the middle hook now. Could also be that there is only ONE hook per column instead of the traditional 2 hooks, just be aware! Read more 232 more words
Colour and fabric wise this is a lovely bra and I found co-ordinating undies that are perfect. The cups fit excellently with a good swoop and scoop. What I do not like about this bra is the proportions. The straps are wide set, so with the combination of short cups and those wide straps it makes for an unpleasing balance on my torso. I had noticed this in pictures from other bratabasers but had dismissed this concern thinking that I would move the straps. I did move the straps and it did look better but then there was uncomfortable rubbing at the underarm area that I did not accustom to. I did not want to do major adjustments as my sewing skills are not up for that challenge. I moved the straps back as remains pretty and very comfortable. I, personally, would not get the same style unless it had lace at the top to balance the shape out.
I see I'm not the only person who got this bra in the HauteLook sale!
I have shallow, conical breasts that are moderately wide. I am also fairly athletic and have prominent back muscles.
I had purchased a Mimi Holliday padded super plunge previously in 30D, but the 28 band is so much better for me. Other than that, the two bras are essentially the same. The cut and the fit seem to be identical.
Basically, this bra fits me perfectly (for the most part). The fabric is so comfortable. The gore is just the right height.
@turtlegurl38 mentioned that the cups run small - ...I think I disagree. I think that it's just an extraordinarily shallow bra. I'm guessing that you should go with whatever size you wear in the Curvy Kate Tempt Me (SG4001) (another bra that is very shallow).
- Like the turtlegurl38 's bra, mine also does the flippy thing on the top edge of the cup. It's frustrating because the bra is perfectly fit, but the fabric is bulky and really sticks out at the edge of the cup.
- Straps are very stretchy and don't really adjust short enough. A pox on manufacturers that don't offer fully adjustable straps!!
- The straps are set a bit far apart for me (a problem I have with most bras, though).