My shape: mid-height center-set FOB teardrop with very wide and tall shallow roots and allover fullness that make me functionally even, lots of immediate projection (never yet found enough!) but moderate overall projection, and firm tissue that fights back when pushed around.
This review is for the Vivid Violet colorway.
The color is very bright, and definitely on the orchid/magenta side of things. It's super soft! The molded cup liner and the straps are lovely to handle, and the bra is really comfy on.
The cups are pretty shallow underneath, which means the bra shifts down by almost an inch to try and accommodate my fullness, and that also leaves some ...space between the outside edge of the wire under my arm. The cup is also kind of short, and though the upper edge doesn't cut in and is a pretty good (shallow) angle for me, the seam between the sheer tricot and the lace trim definitely does dig in and I get some pretty obvious and uncomfortable quadding.
The gore is lovely and low and tacks just fine, but I think the cups might be a hair too wide-set for me, which makes the quad-boob problem worse. I can't feel it while wearing it, though, so it wasn't that big of a deal. I think I could stand for the wings to come up higher, especially because the wires don't take up the whole channel. The wires are almost the right shape curve for me (I need shallow curves; most wires are too steeply curved for me), and otherwise wide enough for my fullness.
Like all Natoris, the band is stretchy, but this 30 fits alright. There is a tiny bit of bulging, but that's because it's sheer powernet or tricot, and I always notice the same thing happening with other similarly constructed bands. Otherwise it's tight enough and doesn't shift. Read more 199 more words
This bra is lovely in appearance and seems well made. Blessedly the underwire does not cut into my underarms, but I do worry about this over time. The housing material of the underwire is not padded, or reinforced much in the underarm area. I've had the underwire poke a hole near the underarm end when they are like this in the past. The cups fit exceptionally well, and my breasts stay put with long hours of use. Often with molded bras I have the problem of having tissue bump over the top edge with long-term wear or a lot of bending over. Not a problem with this one. ... The only downside is the straps do start to slip a bit over time, and I do have to adjust them back onto my shoulders. It is not an issue of needing to tighten them, they just sit further apart on my shoulders than is ideal. My job requires a lot of movement, so I occasionally need to adjust them back into place. When I am at home or on a day off, I don't really have this problem though. Read more 80 more words
So this was my first venture into finding a bra that actually fits. I have been wearing 40DDDs because I always just shopped for bras at department stores and gotten the largest cup they carry. According to my measurements I should be a 38H or maybe a 36HH (UK). My underbust is ~36-37", my bustline about 46-47" standing; I'm fairly even, a little full on the outside, very projected, and soft and pendulous after several years of breastfeeding. I *think* I have wide and maybe tall roots, but I'm still figuring this stuff out. If anyone has suggestions based on the fit of this bra, I would ...be all ears!
So after lurking here and on some bra blogs a bit, I set off to Nordstrom Rack to see what I could find. Mostly just Natoris and Wacoals and not many in any compatible size. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I did try this Pure Allure in 36H as well. I got it on, but the cups were definitely a little too tight with a little quadboob. This review is for the 40H in black, which is the only other one they had.
So the 40 inch band is definitely a little too large. I fastened it on the inmost hooks. It is very slightly scratchy, probably because I'm not used to the lace, but overall quite comfortable. The cups were very comfortable - so much nicer than being smashed in! They gave good coverage with minor wrinkling where the cups meet the straps, but I think they must still be a little small for me, because the gore almost tacked, but not completely. Mind, I'm used to the gore stretching right across the tops of my boobs, so it was still a big improvement for me. Also, the underwires were resting a little below my IMF. Another reviewer reported the same thing and felt this indicated the bra is built for a shallower breast, so that may be the issue there.
The bra design is simple, but cute with lightly molded padding covered by a mesh that is edged on top with silver and black scalloped lace and trimmed with gold accents. The same lace covers the elastic spanning the bottom of the band. The band is stretchy mesh and the straps are thin and fully adjustable. Neither the gore nor the band under the armpits was too high for me, so no uncomfortable poking or rubbing. There are no seams on the cup to show through a shirt, but I did notice the lace showing through my tank top a bit. Not enough to bother me. One thing that surprised me is how jiggly it is. Or rather, how jiggly I am in it. More so than in my old bra. I am thinking it is because the cups are holding my breasts up more, but not squashing the life out of them. Perhaps a tighter band would also help.
Even though The Pure Allure was not a perfect fit, I was still excited to get an idea of what a better fitting bra could be. And it was sooooooo much better than the stupid 40DDD Bali I've been wearing that is all stretched out and has a wire poking out of the outer seam that I bought it anyway. However, upon further reflection and finding a less-worn 40DDD in a drawer, I have decided to return it and make do for a couple more weeks until I can find one that really, really fits. Read more 483 more words
Overall this is my best fitting bra atm. The cups definitely come up too high for me but the material is soft and fairly forgiving so it’s not too awful. The length of the wires seems good but are slightly more U shaped than I am. I love that the band is a bit wider and has three hooks on the closures.
This is an extremely comfortable bra and it is a shame the cups do not go large enough for me. The strap is too big, while the cups are too small, and the gore is too short for my soft tissue. This bra isn't the one, but darn is it comfortable.
This bra was a complete crapshoot... I originally purchased a Freya Deco Vibe off of an eBay seller, and when I received it it was about 2 cups too big... I hadn't bothered to measure it for bratabase. The seller didn't offer returns, but she had this Natori bra available for sale, so I politely asked if she wouldn't mind exchanging the Freya for this one. She agreed, and I was thrilled to at least have a bra that may not fit, but might actually be wearable.
Well... suffice to say, this fit is closer than the last bra, but it is hardly wearable, as well. This bra is ...made for someone much shallower than I am, more evenly-full, and much narrower. The wire sits naturally a couple inches below my intermammary fold, and even when I pull it up there is still some wrinkling in the lower cup with some side-spillage-- almost as though my breast tissue pushes the bra down to accommodate for its lack of depth. The top of the cup also ripples because of my lacking in top fullness, though I suspect going down a cupsize may have helped there, slightly.
The band does feel comfortable around my ribcage, but one of the straps kept sliding down my shoulder at work. (Which could have been because it wasn't tight enough, but I may never wear this bra again to find out.) Read more 125 more words