This bra was actually a pretty good fit for me, but it's the wrong shape. Definitely cut for more projected breasts, the bra gave me a pointy shape and cut in a little too close on top. Not a good bra for those in the shallow spectrum! This is an unlined bra - the cups are made of a beautiful white lace backed with a layer of beige fabric. The wings are made out of a white, satin-like fabric and are also lined with beige. The cups are made with a stretch lace, so I think the fit could be pretty forgiving.
I felt so happy to find a 32H in an actual store, and a discount store no less (Marshalls). Plus, it is an unlined, white/nude lace bra (Score!) which is great for work wear. It's a shallower bra, like all the Natoris I've tried, but the stretch lace cups allow me to project sufficiently. This bra has a utilitarian 3-hook band and a nipple hiding slanted horizontal seam. It would be a great bra for anyone with a particularly short or tall root because of its Demi-style cup height, coupled with the stretchy cup. It would also be good for ladies with flatter-bottomed roots because it's a shallow U shape. I usually take a 32DDD or 32G in American sizing, so this runs an entire cup small; size up accordingly. It's also somewhat minimizing in how it fits me, which is good for work. The seam shows under tshirts.
This review is for the Truffle/Lavender Mist colorway.
It's a pretty bra, and I never would have thought I'd like a brown bra so much (it's usually not my color). However, there are a couple of fit issues that just make it less than ideal.
First, the cups run small. I was fitted less than a month ago as a 30G or 30GG, so the band also might be on the small side. The elastic on the top of the cups could definitely cause some quad-boob if one is not careful, although that was not really a problem for me.
Second, the cup construction means that the weight of the breast ...is all carried by the bottom panel, and the prominent horizontal seam = pointy boobs. Now that I have noticed, I can also see it a little in the product photos of models on the Natori and Nordstrom sites, although it's harder to tell because of the careful posing and touching up.
Third, the underwires come up just a tad too high in the center for true comfort and forgetting I'm wearing it. I have this problem all the time, though, so not a huge surprise.
In short, an ok bra but not a great one. It is getting returned so the money can go towards something I like better. Read more 108 more words
It's not my best-looking bra. It doesn't give me the best shape. But it is straight up the most comfortable bra I own. Natori uses this incredibly soft, comfortable material in a lot of their bras, including this one.
The wires are the perfect width for me, and the cups are a nice depth. Also, the material of the cups (lace over mesh) is quite stretchy, so it'll stretch to adjust to the shape of your breasts if they're reasonably firm.
The shape in this bra is probably the biggest downside. I have self-supporting breasts and it really doesn't do anything for me shapewise; if anything ...the shape is reminiscent of not wearing a bra for me, with a little bit of smoothing. Not much lift. But I forgive it because it is so damned comfortable. The lace is fairly flat, so I found it doesn't show under clothes.
In D and below this comes in a somewhat narrower band with 2 hooks, but at DD the band gets wider and goes to 3 hooks. I normally wear a 36D but was told that this bra runs small in the cup, and the 36DD fits me a bit better -- the 36D flattened my breasts a bit, although I didn't get any quadboob (I assume because my breasts are fairly firm and the cups are fairly stretchy). I vastly prefer the wider band, though -- I find it rolls less, and I have a major issue with bands rolling up.
Another sizing note: I've found Natori to run very stretchy in the band, and this is no exception. The band is plenty snug enough to hang onto me, but it stretches a lot. I don't generally have a problem with bands riding up because my breasts don't exert much downward pull on my bras, but if you tend to have bands ride up you might want to at least try on a bandsize down. Read more 216 more words
I really really wanted this bra to work. It's beautiful and the cups are soft and comfortable and fit well. However, the band was just way too tight to be comfortable. I think in this brand I need to go up a band size. I ordered it online and ended up returning it.
This bra is gorgeous and comfortable, delicate lace overlay against a contrasting color.
It is unlined, and seems like it would stretch out easily so I don't wear it everyday.
The decoration would show under thin t-shirts, but it is not as obvious as bras I own in similar styles.
The straps seems to be slightly wider and slightly closer together than the average bra. This works for me because I am petite and often have problems with falling straps even though *for my frame* my shoulders are not narrow.
The cups seem to be a little more shallow and wider than other bras I own in similar ...styles. Because of this, I have a little bit of quad boob if I move certain ways, even though this is the correct size (there is a tiny bit of extra space on the sides and bottom/back of the cups, especially on my smaller boob).
The band is perfect for me in a 30. The center gore rests against my sternum, and it is not too tight. I can forget I am wearing it. Read more 75 more words
This bra pushes my breasts down, and out to the sides. My nipples are above the seam, meaning the fullest part of my boob is in the wrong part of the cup, and I have quadboob escaping from strap to gore. Gives me no lift at all. The seam is quite apparent even with two layers (camisole and t-shirt). I have close set, bottom heavy breasts. The gore is pretty good since it is on the shorter side, but the wires are a bit wide and there is not enough projection. Beautiful lace with colorful lining, wish it fit.
This bra is so comfortable that I wear it even though it usually give me quadboob on my bigger side; I consider it a little small for a 36H US.
Band is soft, feels high-quality; has 3 hooks which how come that's not standard? Very pretty, like the colors. Shape is fine -- not the most amazing uplift, but really not bad considering how comfy it is.
I only wish this bra came in bigger cup sizes so I could wear it without spillage!
EDIT: On a hunch, when i realized how wide the wires were, I added an extender, even though the band didn't feel too ...tight. This changed the fit of the bra: instead of fitting quite low in the back, it now goes straight across/angles up a couple degrees but does not ride up. Quadboob on bigger side near gore is 95% eliminated. There is some empty space at the top of the cups (it was there before too). Wires are no longer too wide. Someday I may try a 38 band in Natori and see if that fits better -- even though my snug UB measurement is 35.5. Read more 84 more words
Feels a little "squeezy" - there is not one terrible thing about this bra, but several subtle things just aren't quite right:
-Scratchy straps and lace trim around top of cup
-Cup feels like it is pushing down on my breast - I get the slightest bit of quadboob, but I think it is the shape of the cup that doesn't work. Feels like the cup is squeezing my breasts into a shape they don't want.
-pokes and rubs in underarm, not at first but after a few hours of wear.
I wore this to work on the first wear and by the end of the day I was ready to take it off and fling it. It's very pretty and looks lovely, but I think the shape is just not for me.