This one surprised me.
I bought it because I loved it in pictures, but when it arrived I was disappointed by the look and feel. First off, it arrived in one of those cheap crinkly cellophane packets (the manufacturer's packaging, not the retailer's), which I didn't expect from a bra that usually costs a lot (I got it on sale). The colour didn't quite match the promotional photos- it's more purplish than fuchsia, not good news for someone like me who loves pink but doesn't get along with purple. The patterned material appeared to have a sheen in pictures, but was actually matte, and it seemed flimsy. The stitches ... attaching the straps to the cups were messy. And the big bow and rose on the center gore seemed less "bold design choice" than "we have all these bows and roses in stock, whatever shall we do with them?"
Then I put it on.
It's not a textbook fit- it's the only bra I've bought that doesn't lie flat against my center gore, and I spill out of the top ever so slightly after a few hours and need to readjust- but it is soooo comfortable. The padding is light as can be, and very smooth. The shape is lovely and rounded- quite unexpected from the way it looks off. It lifts and supports nicely. It goes well under fairly light clothing- there's one vertical seam, but it doesn't show much. The first time I wore it, I didn't want to take it off when I got home from work after a long day. I ended up putting it back on to wear around the house after my shower. It's stayed comfortable through many more long days.
The band is OK- I could probably have gone for a 30 if they made a 30GG. The cups run small- I only have one other 32G, the Parfait Charlotte which is known to run small, and these cups are a smidge smaller.
Quite unexpectedly, this has become one of my most often worn bras.
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